Influenza (Flu)

Joe Mercola: Falsely Demonizing The Flu Vaccine By Claiming It Increases Your Risk Of Covid-19

September is the time of the year when the CDC, state public health authorities, and doctors urge everyone to be vaccinated against the flu. In the year of the COVID-19 pandemic, that means antivaxxers like Joe Mercola have a new angle to demonize...
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A Vaccine Doesn't Mean The Pandemic Is Over

A vaccine may not mean the end of the pandemic. Getty We haven't yet experienced an entire season with influenza and coronavirus circulating at full force.  The United States needs an estimated 850 million more syringes to distribute both...
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1920: The Crash That Cured Itself

1920: The Crash That Cured Itself Tyler Durden Fri, 09/18/2020 - 18:20 Authored by Pedro Almeida Jorge via AustrianCenter.com, The Spanish flu of 1918 is an event that, unsurprisingly, is being revisited by many observers...
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Weekly Health Quiz: Flu, Coronavirus And Arthritis Relief

Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.
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It's Not The Flu

This is the editor's letter in the current issue of The Week magazine. It's been six months since Zach got COVID, and he hasn't yet recovered. Zach — a previously fit, healthy 33-year-old attorney who's the son of two good friends — was never...
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Flu Activity Low In Southern Hemisphere In June To August 2020

THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 -- There was very low influenza activity during June to August 2020 in the Southern Hemisphere, according to research published in the Sept. 18 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and...
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Flu, Covid-19 Or Both? Don't Overlook Co-infection, Cdc Urges

(MedPage Today) -- When a patient presents with acute respiratory symptoms this fall, clinicians should consider three options: influenza, COVID-19, or co-infection, CDC experts said. And given the likelihood that influenza and SARS-CoV-2 will...
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'best News In Quite A While': Dramatically Lower Flu Rates In Southern Hemisphere Offer Hope

Julia Conley, staff writerAn unusually low rate of influenza infections in the Southern Hemisphere during the region's winter months this year suggests that Covid-19 restrictions are working to ensure health systems aren't...
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Flu Season Looms As Covid-19 Rages

As if the COVID-19 pandemic isn't bad enough, flu season is about to begin in the Northern Hemisphere, adding millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and tens of thousands of deaths to the already-strained American health...
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The Flu Shot Is More Important This Year Than Ever

In the midst of a COVID-19 pandemic, getting a flu shot has never been more important. Many people are staying indoors, wearing a mask, and washing their hands frequently. In this environment, patients ask me, “With all this social distancing, do...
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Injectable Hydrogel Could Someday Lead To More Effective Vaccines

Vaccines have curtailed the spread of several infectious diseases, such as smallpox, polio and measles. However, vaccines against some diseases, including HIV-1, influenza and malaria, don't work very well, and one reason could be the timing of...
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Horowitz: Politicians Plan To Control Our Lives With Masks And Restrictions … For The Flu

If the World Health Organization had been correct about a 3.4% infection fatality rate for COVID-19, there would have been one small, ancillary benefit: At the very least, a once-in-a-millennium virus with a kill rate 34 times greater than the flu...
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Get A Flu Shot To Help Fight Coronavirus This Fall, Health Expert Recommends

A health expert is encouraging Americans to get a flu vaccine this fall, saying that doing so will help mitigate the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic, ABC News reported. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, health officials are concerned...
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Telling The Difference Between Flu And Coronavirus Is Essential For Treatment

The distinctive loss of taste and smell is one clear sign of covid-19. But experts worry other overlapping symptoms will cause major confusion about the two diseases.
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Pandemic Makes Flu Shots Vital This Season. Health Officials Aim For Easier, Safer Ways For You To...

Physicians warn that people can contract both influenza and covid-19 at the same time.
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'people Will Die, But Not Me': What We Heard This Week

(MedPage Today) -- "It's like driving a car. People will die, but not me because I'm a good driver. I'm in good health." -- Pedro Piedra, MD, of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, on how common influenza is, in the context of COVID-19. ...

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Middle-aged Individuals May Be In A Perpetual State Of H3n2 Flu Virus Susceptibility

Researchers have found that middle-aged individuals -- those born in the late 1960s and the 1970s -- may be in a perpetual state of H3N2 influenza virus susceptibility because their antibodies bind to H3N2 viruses but fail to prevent infections,...
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Feeling Sick After Getting A Flu Shot Is A Normal (and Even Good!) Thing

The intent of flu shots is to avoid the flu. We know this. It’s been drilled into our heads again and again. And yet, a little less than half of adults in the US got the routine jab for the 2018 to 2019 flu season. (This was actually a pretty high...
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How Coronavirus Symptoms Differ From The Flu, Allergies, And Common Cold, In One Chart

Patient Setsuko Smidmore awaits testing at the St George Hospital COVID-19/Flu Assessment Clinic on May 15, 2020, in Sydney, Australia. Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images Coronavirus outbreaks are expected to overlap with the seasonal flu and common...
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Trump Already Bragging That He Stopped A Second Wave Of Covid-19

President Donald Trump has been boasting to advisers that his administration has already stopped a second wave of the deadly coronavirus. Public health experts are worried about another wave hitting the U.S. this fall, during cold and flu season,...
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