Can Covid Research Help Solve the Mysteries of Other Viruses?
The coronavirus may help scientists understand why some people with common viral infections develop severe complications, like heart damage or blood clots. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Kolata Tags: Respiratory Diseases Smell (Olfaction) Influenza Research Lungs Chronic Condition (Health) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Viruses Blood Clots Heart Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Mozambique Bans Poultry Imports From South Africa
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican government announced on Thursday that it has banned the import of live birds (domestic and wild), as well as bird meat, feathers and eggs from South Africa due to an outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Will You Need a Booster Shot of the COVID-19 Vaccine?
When the first COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna were authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in December 2020, most people breathed a sigh of relief since both shots were shown to be between 94% and 95% effective in protecting from COVID-19 symptoms. But public health experts warned that nobody really knew how long the protection would last, since the longest clinical trials in people only went to a few months. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the chief medical advisor to President Joe Biden, suggested that additional booster ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Department of Veterinary Services On High Alert Following Influenza Outbreak
[The Herald] Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) is on high alert following confirmed reports of an outbreak of high pathogenic avian Influenza (HPAI) on a commercial chicken-layer farm in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng in South Africa last month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Weekly national flu and COVID-19 surveillance reports published, PHE (Updated 15th April 2021)
National influenza and COVID-19 report, monitoring coronavirus (COVID-19) activity, seasonal flu and other seasonal respiratory illnesses. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Duke researchers are working on developing flu shot using new coronavirus technology
A new version of the flu shot is being developed by researchers at Duke University that would be able to target all influenza strains rather than certain ones like the current shot. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Stats: COVID-19 and Influenza Discharge Diagnoses as a Percentage of Emergency Department (ED) Visits, by Year - United States, June 2018-March 2021
This report describes the percentage of emergency department visits attributed to COVID-19 and influenza diagnoses. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 15, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Emergency Department Visits Influenza (Flu) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Source Type: news

NIH funds new influenza research network
Sites will study the natural history, transmission, and pathogenesis of influenza. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - April 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UGA to establish national NIH-funded center to fight flu
(University of Georgia) The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Georgia a contract to establish the Center for Influenza Disease and Emergence Research (CIDER). The contract will provide $1 million in first-year funding and is expected to be supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of NIH, for seven years and up to approximately $92 million. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 15, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Patients of women doctors more likely to be vaccinated against the flu
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) New UCLA research suggests that elderly patients of female physicians are more likely than those of male physicians in the same outpatient practice to be vaccinated against the flu. This trend holds for all racial and ethnic groups studied and could provide insight into improving vaccination rates for influenza, COVID-19 and other illnesses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Patients of women doctors more likely to be vaccinated against the flu
New UCLA research suggests that elderly patients of female physicians are more likely than those of male physicians in the same outpatient practice to be vaccinated against the flu.This trend holds for all racial and ethnic groups studied and could provide insight into improving vaccination rates for influenza, COVID-19 and other illnesses,according to the research letter, which is published in the peer-reviewed JAMA Internal Medicine.Prior studies have shown that female physicianstend tospend more time with their patients, said study author Dr. Dan Ly, anassistant professor in the division of general internal medicine and...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NIAID funds new influenza research network
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has established a network of research sites to study the natural history, transmission and pathogenesis of influenza and provide an international research infrastructure to address influenza outbreaks. The program, called the Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Response (CEIRR), is expected to be supported for seven years by NIAID contracts to five institutions. Funding for the first year of the contracts will total approximately $24 million. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus vaccine technology is paving the way for a whole new approach to flu shots
Messenger RNA influenza vaccines could be more effective than traditional flu shots and protect against numerous strains for years at time, researchers say. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

Review of modelling data by Sage's Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling (Operational) subgroup suggests later stages of UK government's roadmap out of lockdown highly likely to cause surge of covid-19 infections, BMJ
The review of data from three research groups led to warning that “unlocking “ of country “is highly likely” to lead to further resurgence in admissions and deaths, but scale, shape, and timing of potential third wave is “highly uncertain.” (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Had an Influenza Vaccination in the Past 12 Months, by Sex and Race/Ethnicity - National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2019
This report describes the age-adjusted percentage of adults who received an influenza vaccination in the U.S. in 2019. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 8, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Adult Health Influenza (Flu) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Race and Ethnicity Vaccination Source Type: news

6-month neurological and psychiatric outcomes in 236  379 survivors of COVID-19: a retrospective cohort study using electronic health records, The Lancet Psychiatry
Study estimated a 33.62% (95% CI 33.17 –34.07), increased incidence of a neurological or psychiatric diagnosis in 6 months following COVID-19 infection, with 12.84% (12.36–13.33) receiving their first such diagnosis, vs matched cohorts of influenza or other respiratory infections. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

$15 million grant to renew center studying effects of maternal infections on offspring
(University of California - Davis) Discovering how infections during pregnancy, such as COVID-19 and influenza, can lead to psychiatric illness and developmental disorders in offspring years later, and how to detect, prevent or treat these disorders, is the subject of a $15.7 million grant renewal from the National Institute of Mental Health to the Conte Center at UC Davis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UK Covid: Johnson suggests testing for people returning from ‘green list’ countries could be simplified – as it happened
Prime minister says easyJet boss right to ask whether it would bepossible to use lateral flow tests for some returning travellers. This live blog is now closed -please follow the global coronavirus live blog for updatesEngland ’s Covid vaccine programme could slow sharply, Sage warnsNo 10 refuses to rule out Covid passports being needed to enter shopsUK ’s long Covid patients facing postcode lottery for supportWhat are Covid-status certificates and how might they work?5.32pmBSTMAIL: Call this freedom?#TomorrowsPapersTodaypic.twitter.com/NUI1LWWTiYTELEGRAPH: No end in sight as ⁦@BorisJohnson⁩ says normal is ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Boris Johnson Labour Vaccines and immunisation Infectious diseases NHS Keir Starmer House of Commons Health Science Medical research Byelections Opinion polls Travel & leisure Cannabis Dru Source Type: news

Researchers Are Hatching a Low-Cost Covid-19 Vaccine
A new formulation entering clinical trials in Brazil, Mexico, Thailand and Vietnam could change how the world fights the pandemic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carl Zimmer Tags: your-feed-science Clinical Trials Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) Eggs Immune System Influenza Factories and Manufacturing Antibodies Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Biology and Biochemistry Gates, Bill and Me Source Type: news

Virus Variants Threaten to Draw Out the Pandemic, Scientists Say
Declining infection rates over all masked a rise in more contagious forms of the coronavirus. Vaccines will stop the spread, if Americans postpone celebration just a bit longer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli and Benjamin Mueller Tags: your-feed-science Disease Rates Immune System Influenza Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) AstraZeneca PLC Johnson & Moderna Inc Novavax Inc Oxford University Pfizer Inc Brazil Europe Florida Germany Gre Source Type: news

Should We Keep Wearing Masks Even After the Pandemic Ends?
Riding the New York City subway during cold and flu season used to test your stomach. The woman next to you was coughing. The guy behind her was sneezing. Somebody was always fishing for a tissue. That’s a distant memory now. The subway is far emptier, for one thing—and with the riders onboard almost universally wearing masks, the chorus of sniffles and coughs has been silenced. During the pandemic, the need for that policy is clear. But should the masks stay even after COVID-19 is gone? Before vaccines began rolling out to the general public, masks were among the only tools available for containing SARS-CoV-2,...
Source: TIME: Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Expands Phase 2a Clinical Trial of COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate to Include Adolescents
New Brunswick, NJ (April 2, 2021) – Johnson & Johnson (the Company) has begun vaccinating adolescent participants in the ongoing Phase 2a clinical trial for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on adolescents, not just with the complications of the disease, but with their education, mental health, and wellbeing,” said Paul Stoffels, M.D., Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chief Scientific Officer at Johnson & Johnson. “It is vital that we develop vaccines for eve...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Portable test can diagnose COVID-19 in just 15 minutes and determine if it is a variant in 3 hours
The new test, called Nirvana and developed by the Salk Institute, can diagnose COVID-19 in 15 minutes and, at the same time, test for other viruses with similar symptoms like influenza. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dual influenza and pneumococcal vaccination cost effective
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - April 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

The U.S. Death Rate Rose Significantly During the COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 was the third-most-common cause of death in the U.S. in 2020, contributing to more than 375,000 deaths, and a 16% increase in the national death rate, according to provisional data published today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All told, more than 3.3 million people in the U.S. died in 2020, for a rate of about 829 deaths per 100,000 people. That’s up from about 715 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019. ( function() { var func = function() { var iframe = document.getElementById('wpcom-iframe-cc2cb8dfd195b43a5d43643e9ec19ffa') if ( iframe ) { iframe.onload =...
Source: TIME: Health - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Covid was the third leading cause of death among Americans in 2020, behind heart disease and cancer, CDC says
Covid killed more people than unintentional injuries, strokes, chronic respiratory disease, Alzheimer's, diabetes, influenza and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The covid bio-terrorism trail leads back to CCP collaborators, Anthony Fauci and Peter Daszak
(Natural News) When controversial, gain-of-function virus research was banned in the United States in October of 2014, top scientists in the government and in the private sector had to immediately halt twenty-one projects related to virus manipulation and vaccine development for influenza viruses and coronaviruses like SARS and MERS. Controversial projects at Harvard, Emory and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fast, portable test can diagnose COVID-19 and track variants
(Salk Institute) Clinicians using a new viral screening test can not only diagnose COVID-19 in a matter of minutes with a portable, pocket-sized machine, but can also simultaneously test for other viruses--like influenza--that might be mistaken for the coronavirus. At the same time, they can sequence the virus, providing valuable information on the spread of COVID-19 mutations and variants. The new test, dubbed NIRVANA, was described online today by a multi-institution team of scientists in the journal Med. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Burden of Noninfluenza Respiratory Virus Infection Considerable
MONDAY, March 29, 2021 -- For adults admitted to hospital, the burden of noninfluenza respiratory virus (NIRV) infection is considerable, and associated outcomes may be as severe as those seen with influenza, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Facebook Terms of Service (TOS) threaten to BAN users who disagree with official government statistics about covid or influenza
(Natural News) Facebook recently updated its Terms of Service (TOS) to include a fresh warning against the sharing of information that the social media giant deems as a threat to the official government narrative surrounding the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19). The Mark Zuckerberg empire will no longer allow people to share content “coordinating interference with the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Noninfluenza viruses have rates of illness, death similar to flu
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Noninfluenza respiratory viral infections (NIRV) are associated with illness and death rates similar to influenza in hospitalized adults, according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Covid-19: variants and vaccination, BMJ
Editorial suggests vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 will be needed for many years, and those vaccines will change as variants become too divergent, similar to vaccines against influenza. National and global surveillance, together with well controlled assays to rapidly identify and characterise variants of concern, will allow us to move from current reactive approach to something much more proactive. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will COVID-19 vaccines need to be adapted regularly?
Influenza vaccines need to be evaluated every year to ensure they remain effective against new influenza viruses. Will the same apply to COVID-19 vaccines? In order to gauge whether and to what extent this may be necessary, a team of researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin compared the evolution of endemic 'common cold' coronaviruses with that of influenza viruses. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Will COVID-19 vaccines need to be adapted regularly?
(Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin) Influenza vaccines need to be evaluated every year to ensure they remain effective against new influenza viruses. Will the same apply to COVID-19 vaccines? Researchers from Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin compared the evolution of endemic 'common cold' coronaviruses with that of influenza viruses. The researchers predict that, while the pandemic is ongoing, vaccines will need to undergo regular updates. A few years into the post-pandemic period, however, vaccines are likely to remain effective for longer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nanoparticle flu vaccine blocks seasonal and pandemic strains
(University of Washington School of Medicine/UW Medicine) Experimental flu shots have now been developed that protect animals from a wide variety of season and pandemic influenza strains. The vaccine candidate is being advanced toward clinical testing. If proven safe and effective, these next-generation influenza vaccines could replace seasonal options by protecting against more strains that current vaccines don't adequately cover. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

study: Precautions used to prevent COVID-19 decreased common respiratory illness rates
(Boston Medical Center) A study led by researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC) showed an approximately 80 percent reduction in cases of influenza and other common viral respiratory infections when compared to similar time periods in previous years, before wearing masks, physical distancing, and school closures were implemented to help stop the spread of COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Obesity and influenza vaccinations: Lessons learned for COVID-19
Individuals with obesity are at increased risk of morbidity and mortality from both influenza virus infections and COVID-19. Both influenza and SARS-CoV-2, the viral agent of COVID-19, are respiratory viruses, and the immune response to the infection is similar for both viruses. Using both pre-clinical animal models and clinical research studies with influenza vaccination, we have found significant influenza-specific immune dysfunction with obesity. This immune impairment results in adults with obesity being 2X more likely to develop influenza, despite vaccination. Mechanistically, the impairment is likely related to metab...
Source: The Nutrition Society - March 22, 2021 Category: Nutrition Authors: Lulu Yacob Source Type: news

Flu Vaccine Rate Expected to Reach All-Time High for 2020-2021 Season
FRIDAY, March 19, 2021 -- Two-thirds of U.S. adults have received or intend to receive an influenza vaccination this flu season, according to a survey released by the University of Georgia (UGA). Glen Nowak, director of the UGA Center for Health and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New research shows substantially higher burden of COVID-19 compared to flu
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) The team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center demonstrated that COVID-19 cases resulted in significantly more weekly hospitalizations, more use of mechanical ventilation and higher mortality rates than influenza. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stroke risk higher than expected among COVID-19 patients
(American Heart Association) Analysis of data from the American Heart Association's COVID-19 CVD Registry of more than 20,000 U.S. adults hospitalized with COVID-19 through November 2020 found that, overall, COVID-19 patients had an increased risk of stroke compared with patients who had influenza or sepsis.COVID-19 patients with ischemic stroke were more likely to be older, male, Black race or have high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes or an irregular heartbeat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pathogenics Announces Data Demonstrating Novel...
In Vitro Data Shows NCT Kills SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 Virus), Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), and Influenza A Virus. NCT was Able to Rapidly Kill Viruses Within 1 to 10 Minutes Absent Cytotoxicity of...(PRWeb March 19, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/pathogenics_announces_data_demonstrating_novel_anti_infective_anti_inflammatory_medicine_kills_covid_19_virus/prweb17804202.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Pandemic and the Limits of Science
What have we learned from the year that lasted a century? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alan Burdick Tags: your-feed-science Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Science and Technology Vaccination and Immunization Epidemics your-feed-health United States Soper, George A Influenza Source Type: news

Combination therapy may provide significant protection against lethal influenza
(Elsevier) A significant proportion of hospitalized patients with influenza develop complications of acute respiratory distress syndrome. Reporting in The American Journal of Pathology investigators have found that treatment with an immune receptor blocker in combination with an antiviral agent markedly improves survival of mice infected with lethal influenza and reduces lung pathology in swine-influenza-infected piglets. Their research also provides insights into the optimal timing of treatment to prevent acute lung injury. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Guidance on strain changes in authorised COVID-19 vaccines, MHRA
While developers and other stakeholders are working on testing cross-reactivity of sera from vaccinated people with the new strain in relevant assays, it is important that there is a regulatory approach ready to be implemented should virus mutations at any time make vaccines less efficacious due to insufficient cross-reactivity, and an update of already authorised vaccines is needed. This paper lays out scientific and regulatory considerations. It does not cover unauthorised vaccines currently under development. While the considerations in this paper have been written for vaccines, they may also apply, on a case-by-case ba...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regular booster vaccines are the future in battle with COVID-19 virus, top genome expert says
The novel coronavirus, which has killed 2.65 million people globally since it emerged in China in late 2019, mutates around once every two weeks, slower than influenza or HIV, but enough to require tweaks to vaccines. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Housing quality in a rural and an urban settlement in South Africa - Mathee A, Moyes J, Mkhencele T, Kleynhans J, Language B, Piketh S, Moroe E, Wafawanaka F, Martinson N, McMorrow M, Tempia S, Kahn K, Cohen C.
During 2016 to 2018, a prospective household cohort study of influenza and respiratory syncytial virus community burden and transmission dynamics (the PHIRST study) was undertaken to examine the factors associated with influenza and other respiratory patho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

A general influenza vaccine
(University of Konstanz) New vaccination method for lasting protection against all known influenza mutations in preclinical testing phase - potentially effective also against SARS-CoV-2 - joint research project of the University of Konstanz, University of T ü bingen and Technische Universit ä t Dresden. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Multiple factors synergistically drive socioeconomic disparities in flu burden
(PLOS) A comprehensive modeling study sheds new light on socioeconomic-based mechanisms that drive disparities in influenza burden across the U.S. Casey Zipfel of Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and colleagues present this analysis in the open-access journal PLOS Computational Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Renaming the flu? UK health authorities find not a single case of influenza so far in 2021
(Natural News) Health authorities in the United Kingdom found no influenza cases two months into 2021. Laboratory analysis confirmed only one case in the last week of December, leading to allegations that possible flu cases may have been lumped into COVID-19 case counts. But health officials in the U.K. denied this was a cause for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news