Influenza (Flu)

Pandemics Depress The Economy, Public Health Interventions Do Not: Evidence From The 1918 Flu

That is a new paper by Sergio Correia, Stephan Luck, and Emil Verner, I have not read it, here is the abstract: What are the economic consequences of an influenza pandemic? And given the pandemic, what are the economic costs and benefits of...
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De Blasio's Coronavirus Crisis

NEW YORK — New York City’s top health officials were tracking warning signs of the flu, and didn’t like what they were seeing: A massive, late-season spike in influenza-like-illnesses that revealed a troubling aberration. So on March 10,...
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Cdc: Seasonal Flu Activity Slowing

Seasonal flu activity is sharply, and that will help with the rapidly increasing COVID-19 pandemic.From the CDC: Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance ReportLaboratory confirmed flu activity as reported by clinical laboratories continues to decrease;...
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Covid-19 Has Been Compared To The Flu. Experts Say That's Wrong.

The novel coronavirus appears more deadly and spreads more quickly than the flu, experts said.
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5,000 Respirator Masks Found In Crypt Of Dc National Cathedral. They'd Been In Storage Since 2006...

A stonemason discovered what one might call a national treasure.Amid the coronavirus pandemic that's depleting much-needed hospital beds and medical supplies around the country, the skilled tradesman happened upon 5,000 masks — the N95 variety —...
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Is It Possible That You Had The Coronavirus Earlier This Year?

Many people are mulling over their last cold or flu and wondering if the symptoms were actually COVID-19.
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Artificial Intelligence May Be How We Save Lives In A Pandemic — But Not Quite Yet

On December 30, researchers using artificial intelligence systems to comb through media and social platforms detected the spread of an unusual flu-like illness in Wuhan, China. It would be days before the World Health Organization released a risk...
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Trump Wants U.s. ‘opened Up’ By Easter, Despite Health Officials’ Warnings

“You can’t just come in and say let’s close up the United States of America,” the president said, insisting again that he did not view the coronavirus as any more dangerous than the flu.
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Covid-19 Home Testing Kits Will Be Launching In The Uk Soon

There is a quite a lot of concern right now regarding the COVID-19 virus that is spreading throughout the world. The problem with this particular disease, unlike the flu, is that some carriers of the virus might be asymptomatic, meaning that they...
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The Coronavirus Mutates More Slowly Than The Flu — Which Means A Vaccine Will Likely Be Effective...

The mutation rate of the new coronavirus suggests a one-time vaccine would be sufficient to confer long-term immunity, according to experts.
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Social Distancing Is Slowing Not Only Covid-19, But Other Diseases Too

As governments around the world have pushed their citizens away from populated places to slow the spread of Covid-19, they may not have realized that they were also combatting other infectious diseases, such as the seasonal flu.But they have been,...
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Worse Than Wwi: How The Spanish Flu Pandemic Surpassed The Body Count Of The Great War

In 1918-1920, amid one of the deadliest armed conflicts in human history, over half a billion people contracted the Spanish flu – an unusually dangerous influenza strain that claimed more lives than all WWI battles combined.
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Company News For Mar 25, 2020

Shares of Novavax, Inc. NVAX jumped 18.7% after the company announced that its NanoFlu influenza vaccine candidate met its primary endpoints in a Phase 3 clinical trialShares of Globalstar, Inc. GSAT rose 18.4% after the company announced Third...
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Who Are All The People Dying Of Flu?

Many people are baffled to hear that tens of thousands of Americans still die of flu every year.  The CDC estimate for 2017-2018 is 61,000, markedly more than die in all auto accidents.  Yet I’ve never heard of any specific person dying of...
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Iceland Finds 40 Coronavirus Mutations, Сausing Fears Of New Pandemic Prospects

According to researchers, this development marks a “textbook example” pattern similar to the flu. Given this, the virus is likely to become more contagious, but less dangerous, researchers predict.
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What The 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic Can Tell Us About The Future Of Covid-19

The first documented case of COVID-19 is thought to have appeared on December 1 2019 in Wuhan, China. Four months later, the world is in the middle of a pandemic with little idea of what comes next. Yet this is not the first pandemic to occur in...
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Novavax Gets A Big Win For Its Flu Vaccine In Phase 3 Trial

On Tuesday, vaccine-specialist Novavax (NASDAQ: NVAX) reported positive news from the phase 3 trial for its flu vaccine, NanoFlu: The treatment met both the primary and secondary endpoints of the study. The stock was up 36% in early trading."These...
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‘chinese Bat Soup Flu’ Update

  Hat-tip to Kurt Schlicter for giving this pandemic a memorable name. It’s going to get worse — perhaps a whole lot worse — before it gets better, but in the meantime, we can figure out what went wrong, and caution about...
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The Early Coronavirus Infection Warning Sign You Should Look Out For

Coronavirus infection may lead to loss of smell or taste shortly after a person is infected, according to doctors.  Differentiating early symptoms of COVID-19 from those of the flu or other common respiratory illnesses is an important tool for...
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Kinsa’s Fever Map Could Show Just How Crucial It Is To Stay Home To Stop Covid-19 Spread

Smart thermometer maker Kinsa has been working on building accurate, predictive models of how seasonal illnesses like the flu travel in and among communities — and its fever map is finding new utility as the novel coronavirus pandemic grows...
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