Trend of influenza vaccine Facebook posts in last 4 years: a content analysis

ConclusionsThough the number of pro-vaccine posts increased, antivaccine posts remained more popular. The government agency may use an emotive personal family-oriented message to promote vaccination.
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

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Emergent BioSolutions Inc. has inked another deal with fellow Gaithersburg biotech Novavax Inc. — this time, for its seasonal flu vaccine. The agreement means Emergent (NYSE: EBS) will develop and manufacture NanoFlu, the influenza vaccine which Novavax (NASDAQ: NVAX) successfully pushed through phase 3 clinical trials in a critical win announced March 24. It also comes just a few weeks aft er the two companies teamed up to get a COVID-19 vaccine to the clinic in the race against the pandemic.…
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Fluad Tetra induces an immune response similar to that of the adjuvanted trivalent vaccine, with the added benefit of potentially protecting against both circulating type B viruses, the EMA said.International Approvals
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ConclusionThese findings provide further support for an association between sleep duration and antibody responses to the influenza vaccine and suggest that perhaps sleep on nights prior to vaccination are critical. If replicated, these findings may support sleep as a target for enhancing vaccination efficacy.
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Heterologous immunity (H.I.) is a consequence of an encounter with a specific antigen, which can alter the subsequent immune response to a different antigen. This can happen at the innate immune system level—often called trained immunity or innate immune memory—and/or at the adaptive immune system level involving T memory cells and antibodies. Viruses may also induce T cell-mediated H.I., which can confer protection or drive immunopathology against other virus subtypes, related or unrelated viruses, other pathogens, auto- or allo-antigens. It is important to understand the underlying mechanisms for the developm...
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Ajay Kohli Vinay Kohli Chitra Chhabra Kohli By CHITRA CHHABRA KOHLI MD, AJAY KOHLI MD, and VINAY KOHLI MD, MBA With a doubling time of cases estimated between 3 days within the U.S. and about 6 days globally (at the time of this writing) COVID-19 is demonstrating its terrifying virulence as it spreads across the world. What’s perhaps equally terrifying, if not more, is the absence of a known cure or treatment plan for COVID-19. While there has been a lot of attention focused on Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin, there has been debate on the scientific validity of these treatment options, either as t...
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Publication date: Available online 29 March 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Christopher Blank, Nancy Gemeinhart, W. Claiborne Dunagan, Hilary M. Babcock
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As new cases appear in the U.S., some — including the president — have compared it to the seasonal flu. Here’s a close look at the differences.
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One chart explains why slowing the spread of the infection is nearly as important as stopping it.
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Basel, 27 March  2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted a New Drug Application (NDA) as well as two supplemental New Drug Applications (sNDA) for Xofluza® (baloxavir marboxil). The FDA accepted a NDA for a new formulation of Xofluza as one-dose granules for oral suspension (2 mg/mL), potentially offering a more convenient option for children and those who have difficulty swallowing. In addition, the application seeks approval of Xofluza for the treatment of acute uncomplicated influenza in otherwise healthy children aged one to l ess th...
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Jeffrey A. SingerOn March 24 Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issuedanexecutive order allowing CRNA ’s (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists) to practice independently of physicians or surgeons, thus adding needed personnel to the health care work force during this public health emergency. Guidelines issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services state that nurse anesthetists should be “supervised” by a physician, thus preventing these well ‐​trained specialized nurses from providing anesthesia independently while freeing up physician anesthesiologists so more patients can receive ca...
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