Sanofi and GSK will provide up to 300 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to the European Union
Sanofi and GSK finalized and signed today an Advanced purchase agreement with the European Commission (EC) for the supply of up to 300 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, once the vaccine is approved. The vaccine candidate is based on the recombinant protein-based technology used by Sanofi to produce an influenza vaccine, and GSK's established adjuvant technology. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Sanofi Business and Industry Source Type: news

Baker Urges Residents To Get Flu Shots As 12 More Coronavirus Testing Sites Open In Mass.
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Gov. Charlie Baker Source Type: news

Federal Government Outlines Plan To Make Coronavirus Vaccine Free To All
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated CBSN Boston Coronavirus Source Type: news

Injectable hydrogel could someday lead to more effective vaccines
(American Chemical Society) 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 antigen and adjuvant presentation to the immune system. Now, researchers reporting inACS Central Science developed an injectable hydrogel that allows sustained release of vaccine components, increasing the potency, quality and duration of immune responses in mice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How Flu Shots Can Help in the Fight Against Covid-19
Experts worry that the two diseases could overwhelm the health care system and create a new shortage of hospital beds and personal protective equipment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Influenza Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Medicine and Health Masks Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Erased Decades of Progress on Childhood Vaccination
While the world waits for a COVID-19 vaccine, children across the globe are going without shots already known to be life-saving. With the world in disarray due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of children vaccinated this year against infections like diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles and pneumococcal disease has fallen to levels not seen since the 1990s, according to a new report from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. “In other words,” the report reads, “we’ve been set back about 25 years in about 25 weeks.” That stark figure comes from the Gates Foundation’s annual Goalkee...
Source: TIME: Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Safety of Flu Vaccine in Cancer Patients on Pembrolizumab Safety of Flu Vaccine in Cancer Patients on Pembrolizumab
A new study finds that it is safe for pembrolizumab-treated cancer patients to receive an influenza vaccination, with no increase in reported adverse events.Journal of Oncology Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Flu jab 2020: Which strains of flu are protected by this year's influenza vaccine?
FLU jabs have become a priority in 2020, as coronavirus cases surge, causing concern among officials the disease could compound the crisis and push undue strain on hospitals. Which strains of flu are protected by the flu jab this year? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Great Vaccine Race: Inside the Unprecedented Scramble to Immunize the World Against COVID-19
The cleverest of enemies thrive on surprise attacks. Viruses—and coronaviruses in particular—know this well. Remaining hidden in animal hosts for decades, they mutate steadily, sometimes serendipitously morphing into more effective and efficient infectious agents. When a strain with just the right combination of genetic codes that spell trouble for people makes the leap from animal to human, the ambush begins. Such was the case with SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus behind COVID-19, and the attack was mostly silent and insidious at first. Many people infected with SARS-CoV-2 remained oblivious as they served as the v...
Source: TIME: Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Magazine Source Type: news

Why COVID-19 Vaccines Need to Prioritize ‘ Superspreaders ’
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post Why COVID-19 Vaccines Need to Prioritize ‘Superspreaders’ appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health COVID-19 Source Type: news

Directed Enhanced Service Specification Seasonal influenza and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination programme 2020/21
All GP practices are expected to provide essential and those additional services they are contracted to provide to all their patients. This enhanced service specification outlines more specialised services to be provided. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biopharma Leaders Unite To Stand With Science
NEW YORK, September 8, 2020 — The CEOs of AstraZeneca (LSE/STO/NYSE: AZN), BioNTech (NASDAQ: BNTX), GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, Moderna, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRNA), Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX), Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE), and Sanofi (NASDAQ: SNY), today announced a historic pledge, outlining a united commitment to uphold the integrity of the scientific process as they work towards potential global regulatory filings and approvals of the first COVID-19 vaccines. All nine CEOs signed the following pledge: We, the un...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

2020-2021 Influenza Vaccines Available for Purchase at Gulf Coast...
Gulf Coast Pharmaceuticals Plus (GCPP), a nationwide specialty pharmaceuticals distributor based in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, announced the availability of some of the first Influenza vaccines by...(PRWeb September 08, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2020_2021_influenza_vaccines_available_for_purchase_at_gulf_coast_pharmaceuticals_plus/prweb17375128.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

When Should You Get The Flu Shot? How Does Covid-19 Coronavirus Affect This?
The potential “twindemic” of influenza and SARS-CoV2 makes the influenza vaccine even more important. But should you get it now or wait? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Business /business Retail /retail Editors' Pick editors-pick pharma Source Type: news

Seasonal influenza DES specification – updated
The Influenza and Pneumococcal Immunisation Directed Enhanced Service specification has been amended and republished to provide for additional new cohorts of patients to be vaccinated in general practice. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 7, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Pandemic makes flu shots vital this season. Health officials aim for easier, safer ways for you to get the vaccine.
Physicians warn that people can contract both influenza and covid-19 at the same time. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marlene Cimons Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Brazil cases pass 4m; Israel to impose partial lockdown
France counts more than 7,000 new infections for second day; US public health officials prepare for October vaccine rollout; Robert Pattinson tests positive for Covid-19. Follow the latest updatesFrench PM says jobs and green economy at heart of recovery planIndia logs record 83,883 Covid-19 cases in dayGSK and Sanofi to start human trials of potential Covid-19 vaccineSee all our coronavirus coverage4.43amBSTAustralian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says that that the country plans to introduce a “hotspot” approach to tourism from New Zealand, which will allow people from parts of New Zealand that are declared s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

New study reveals why flu shots fail to give long-lasting immunity
(Natural News) Influenza vaccines can boost immunity, but this improvement is only short-lived. American researchers recently found that immunization increases the levels of antibodies against the seasonal flu-causing virus only for a few months, after which these levels plateau due to the loss of bone marrow plasma cells (BMPC). BMPC are the cells responsible for producing influenza-specific antibodies... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sanofi and GSK initiate Phase 1/2 clinical trial of COVID-19 adjuvanted recombinant protein-based vaccine candidate
Sanofi and GSK today started the Phase 1/2 clinical trial for their adjuvanted COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine candidate, developed in partnership by Sanofi and GSK, uses the same recombinant protein-based technology as one of Sanofi's seasonal influenza vaccines with GSK's established pandemic adjuvant technology. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Sanofi Business and Industry Source Type: news

Erratum for the Report "Generation of influenza A viruses as live but replication-incompetent virus vaccines" by L. Si, H. Xu, X. Zhou, Z. Zhang, Z. Tian, Y. Wang, Y. Wu, B. Zhang, Z. Niu, C. Zhang, G. Fu, S. Xiao, Q. Xia, L. Zhang, D. Zhou
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - September 3, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Errata Source Type: news

Prenatal Flu Vaccination Not Linked to Autism in Children Prenatal Flu Vaccination Not Linked to Autism in Children
Children exposed to the influenza A(H1H1)pdm09 vaccine in utero were no more likely to develop autism than children whose mothers were not vaccinated during pregnancy, a study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Community pharmacy seasonal influenza vaccine service
NHS England and NHS Improvement has published the service specification and supporting patient group direction for the community pharmacy seasonal influenza vaccine service for the 2020/21 flu season. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 2, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

In-Hospital Heart Failure Deaths Down With Routine Vaccinations
TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2020 -- For patients with heart failure, influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations are associated with lower in-hospital mortality, according to a study presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2020: The Digital... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Maternal H1N1 Flu Vaccination Not Linked to Autism in Offspring
TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2020 -- Maternal influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 vaccination during pregnancy is not associated with risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in offspring, according to a study published online Sept. 1 in the Annals of Internal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

When’s The Best Time To Get A Flu Shot This Year?
Experts share when to get the influenza vaccine and how the coronavirus pandemic may get more dangerous without it. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When's The Best Time To Get A Flu Shot During The COVID-19 Pandemic?
Experts share when to get the influenza vaccine and how the coronavirus pandemic may get more dangerous without it. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump Undermines WHO, UN System
By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis ChowdhuryKUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Sep 1 2020 (IPS) After accusing the World Health Organization (WHO) of pro-China bias, President Donald Trump announced US withdrawal from the UN agency. Although the US created the UN system for the post-Second World War new international order, Washington has often had to struggle in recent decades to ensure that it continues to serve changing US interests. Jomo Kwame Sundaram Invisible virus trumps POTUS In early July, Washington gave the required one-year notice officially advising the UN of its intention to withdraw from the WHO, created by the US as t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury Tags: Crime & Justice Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies North America TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Study provides insight on how to build a better flu vaccine
(Washington University School of Medicine) Repeated exposure to influenza viruses may undermine the effectiveness of the annual flu vaccine. A team of researchers led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has developed an approach to assess whether a vaccine activates the kind of immune cells needed for long-lasting immunity against new influenza strains. The findings could aid efforts to design an improved flu vaccine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Vaccines against respiratory infections linked with less heart failure deaths
(European Society of Cardiology) Influenza and pneumonia vaccinations are associated with fewer hospital deaths in patients with heart failure. That's the result of a study in nearly 3 million Americans released today at ESC Congress 2020. One out of five individuals will develop heart failure in their lifetime. An estimated 26 million people are affected worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Flu shot: Your best bet for avoiding influenza
Getting a flu shot often protects you from coming down with the flu. And although the flu shot doesn't always provide total protection, it's worth getting. ________________________________________ This year's annual flu shot will offer protection against three or four of the influenza viruses expected to be in circulation this flu season. A high-dose flu vaccine [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 28, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mask up like a pro: Mayo Clinic expert shows how to safely wear, take off a face mask
Wearing a face mask is one important intervention to decrease the risk of transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, as well as other respiratory viruses, such as influenza. Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and director of the Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Group, says, like vaccines and hand-washing, masks alone aren't perfect. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 27, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Exercise May Boost Your Vaccine Response
Two new studies of elite athletes found that working out amplifies the immune response to a flu shot. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gretchen Reynolds Tags: Exercise Vaccination and Immunization Athletics and Sports Influenza Immune System Colds Track and Field Wrestling Swimming Cycling, Road Badminton Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Can You Get a Flu Shot Now? Yes, and Doctors Say You Should
You could help prevent a “twindemic” of influenza and Covid-19, they say. Doctors have specific advice for people over 65, pregnant women and those with egg allergies. Here’s what you need to know. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Concepci ón de León Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Influenza Content Type: Service United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Source Type: news

Exclusive: The Scientist Who Sequenced the First COVID-19 Genome Speaks Out About the Controversies Surrounding His Work
Over the past few years, Professor Zhang Yongzhen has made it his business to sequence thousands of previously unknown viruses. But he knew straight away that this one was particularly nasty. It was about 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 3 that a metal box arrived at the drab, beige buildings that house the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center. Inside was a test tube packed in dry ice that contained swabs from a patient suffering from a peculiar pneumonia sweeping China’s central city of Wuhan. But little did Zhang know that that box would also unleash a vicious squall of blame and geopolitical acrimony worthy of Pandora herself....
Source: TIME: Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell / Shanghai Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight Source Type: news

Exclusive: The Chinese Scientist Who Sequenced the First COVID-19 Genome Speaks Out About the Controversies Surrounding His Work
Over the past few years, Professor Zhang Yongzhen has made it his business to sequence thousands of previously unknown viruses. But he knew straight away that this one was particularly nasty. It was about 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 3 that a metal box arrived at the drab, beige buildings that house the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center. Inside was a test tube packed in dry ice that contained swabs from a patient suffering from a peculiar pneumonia sweeping China’s central city of Wuhan. But little did Zhang know that that box would also unleash a vicious squall of blame and geopolitical acrimony worthy of Pandora herself....
Source: TIME: Science - August 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Charlie Campbell / Shanghai Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight Source Type: news

Exclusive: The Chinese Scientist Who Sequenced the First COVID-19 Genome Speaks Out About the Controversies Surrounding His Work
Over the past few years, Professor Zhang Yongzhen has made it his business to sequence thousands of previously unknown viruses. But he knew straight away that this one was particularly nasty. It was about 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 3 that a metal box arrived at the drab, beige buildings that house the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center. Inside was a test tube packed in dry ice that contained swabs from a patient suffering from a peculiar pneumonia sweeping China’s central city of Wuhan. But little did Zhang know that that box would also unleash a vicious squall of blame and geopolitical acrimony worthy of Pandora herself....
Source: TIME: Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell / Shanghai Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight Source Type: news

How Convalescent Plasma Could Help Fight COVID-19
The last time most of us gave any thought to antibodies was probably in high school biology, but we’re getting a crash refresher course thanks to COVID-19. They are, after all, the key to our best defenses against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that’s caused the global pandemic. People who have been infected likely rely on antibodies to recover, and antibodies are what vaccines are designed to produce. Or at least that’s what infectious-disease and public-health experts assume for now. Because SARS-CoV-2 is such a new virus, even the world’s best authorities aren’t yet sure what it will take to build p...
Source: TIME: Health - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

School - Located Influenza Vaccine Intervention Beneficial
SLIV intervention linked to drop in incidence of influenza hospitalization in school - aged children, adults (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 24, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

School-Located Influenza Vaccine Intervention Beneficial
MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2020 -- A school-located influenza vaccination (SLIV) intervention is associated with a reduction in the incidence of influenza hospitalization, according to a study published online Aug. 18 in PLOS Medicine. Jade Benjamin-Chung,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Influenza Vaccination Critical During Pandemic
, CDC Says (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Covid-19 will be around for ever, says former UK chief scientific adviser
Prof Mark Walport says regular vaccinations are likely to be required to control coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCoronavirus will be around “for ever” and people are likely to need regular vaccinations against it, a former chief scientific adviser to the UK government has said.Prof Mark Walport, a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), likened the virus to influenza, as he said repeat inoculationson a global scale would almost certainly be required to control it.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Mattha Busby Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Health Vaccines and immunisation Society Infectious diseases Science UK news Source Type: news

Why Getting Children Flu Shots Is Even More Important This Year
Doctors offer advice on when and where to safely get vaccinated. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Caron Tags: Children and Childhood Influenza Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Parenting Immune System American Academy of Pediatrics Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Source Type: news

Influenza Vaccination Critical During Pandemic, CDC Says Influenza Vaccination Critical During Pandemic, CDC Says
The CDC is urging everyone to get vaccinated against influenza, saying it is even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic than in normal years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 21, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

ACIP Issues Recommendations for 2020 to 2021 Flu Vaccination
FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2020 -- Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations have been updated to include the influenza vaccination for the 2020 to 2021 season; the recommendations were published in the Aug. 21 issue of the U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Measures Aim to Boost Vaccine Rates for Flu and Children ’s Shots
Pharmacists may now vaccinate young children under a new federal emergency rule aimed at helping families who missed well-child visits during the pandemic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: your-feed-science Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Influenza Doctors Medicine and Health Parenting United States Politics and Government Elderly American Academy of Pediatrics Centers for Disease Control and Prevent Source Type: news

RECOMMENDATIONS AND REPORTS: Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices - United States, 2020-21 Influenza Season
This report describes influenza vaccination recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for the 2020-21 influenza season in the United States. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 20, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Influenza Vaccination MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

Fearing a ‘Twindemic,’ Health Experts Push Urgently for Flu Shots
There ’s no vaccine for Covid-19, but there’s one for influenza. With the season’s first doses now shipping, officials are struggling over how to get people to take it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: Influenza Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Medicine and Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention United States your-feed-healthcare your-feed-science Source Type: news

Leading in Time of COVID: A True Test of Leadership
By Folake OlayinkaAug 15 2020 (IPS) In 1918, the Spanish Flu, a deadly influenza caused by the H1N1 virus, decimated the world. Over the course of four successive waves, it infected 500 million people, about a third of the world’s population at the time, resulting in 50 million deaths. More recently between 2014 and mid-2016 , the Ebola virus epidemic was the most widespread outbreak of Ebola virus disease in history—causing devastating  loss of life and socioeconomic disruption in the West Africa region, mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. These outbreaks, as well as SARS and MERS, each have ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Folake Olayinka Tags: Democracy Headlines Health Source Type: news

Racial, Ethnic Disparities in Flu Shot Seen at Dialysis Facilities
FRIDAY, Aug. 14, 2020 -- For U.S. patients undergoing dialysis, the proportion receiving influenza vaccination is lower at facilities with higher proportions of Black and Hispanic patients, according to a study published online Aug. 13 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Blowing Out Birthday Candles? Brushing Teeth At Work? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Coronavirus Questions
BOSTON (CBS) – Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always, consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. Why have we not mentioned putting a stop to blowing out birthday candles? Why is it okay to more or less spit on a cake and then share it? – Joyce, Facebook It’s not so much the spittle that may land on a cake when blowing out birthday candles that put you at risk...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news