The 6 Factors That Will Determine the Severity of the COVID-19 Surge in the U.S. This Fall
Here we go again. The United States is now experiencing a fourth wave of COVID-19, with very rapidly rising infections. The surge in new daily cases is driven by the Delta variant, which makes up 83% of sequenced samples in the U.S. and which is estimated to be twice as transmissible as the original strain. One of the reasons that Delta spreads more easily is that a person infected with this variant has a viral load 1,000 times higher than someone infected with the original version of SARS-CoV-2. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Hospitalizations and deaths are also rising, though more slowly than cases, reflect...
Source: TIME: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gavin Yamey and Nahid Bhadelia Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

GlaxoSmithKline begins shipping a record quantity of influenza vaccine doses for flu season
GlaxoSmithKline has started shipping what it said will be a record number of its quadrivalent influenza vaccine doses to U.S. health care providers and pharmacies for the 2021-22 flu season. GSK (NYSE: GSK) expects to distribute more than 50 million doses of its influenza vaccine for the upcoming flu season. The shipping follows a licensing and lot-release approval for the vaccine from the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. The Centers for Di sease Control… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Weekly national Influenza and COVID-19 surveillance report (week 29), PHE
Latest update 22nd July 2021 Case rates in people aged 20-29 (1,154.7 per 100,000 population) are at the highest across any age group since mass testing began in the pandemic. Over the past week, rates have increased across all regions. The hospital admission rate has increased to 5.88 per 100,000 (4.55 previous week). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 vs. Influenza in Children COVID-19 vs. Influenza in Children
How do the clinical features of COVID-19 differ from that of seasonal influenza?Pediatric Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Anxiety-Related Adverse Events After Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Anxiety-Related Adverse Events After Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine
Syncope and other anxiety-related events occur more often after receipt of Janssen COVID-19 vaccination compared to the influenza vaccination, according to this CDC report.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Circulation of Respiratory Viruses Low During COVID-19 Pandemic
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- Circulation of respiratory viruses, including influenza and respiratory syncytial virus, was low during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to research published in the July 23 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What's worse than a pandemic? A twindemic
One reason to get more serious about flu is its cost, both economically and in human terms. Annual costs of treating influenza (routinely in excess of $10 billion in the U.S.) are significant, even when you just look at hospital outlays for those most severely affected. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Everyone Has the Worst Summer Cold Ever
As pandemic restrictions begin to relax, common viruses that cause drippy noses, stuffy heads and other cold symptoms have roared back to taunt your immune system. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Parker-Pope Tags: Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Quarantine (Life and Culture) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Respiratory Diseases Content Type: Service Immune System Summer (Season) Anxiety and Stress Colds Viruses Influenza Coughs Hygiene and Clea Source Type: news

Why the Respiratory Disease RSV Is Having an Off-Season Surge
Dr. James Antoon, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, often goes an entire summer without diagnosing a single case of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The common illness, which typically results in mild, cold-like symptoms but can be severe in infants and elderly adults, usually goes along with the winter flu season. But this summer, RSV cases are spiking, particularly in southern states. Around 2,000 confirmed cases were recorded across the U.S. during the week of July 10, 2021, compared to less than a dozen during the week of July 25, 2020. The actual number of infections is li...
Source: TIME: Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Changes in Influenza and Other Respiratory Virus Activity During the COVID-19 Pandemic - United States, 2020-2021
This report describes the circulation of influenza and other respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - July 22, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Coronavirus [CoV] Influenza (Flu) Influenza Surveillance Data MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report COVID-19 Source Type: news

Circulation of Respiratory Viruses Low During COVID - 19 Pandemic
Influenza activity decreased in March 2020, remained low through May 2021; decrease seen in other viruses, with no increase until Spring 2021 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 22, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

COVID-19 Caused U.S. Life Expectancy to Drop 1.5 Years
Life expectancy in the United States dropped the most in more than seven decades last year as Covid-19 sent hundreds of thousands of Americans to early deaths. The pandemic’s disproportionate toll on communities of color also widened existing gaps in life expectancy between White and Black Americans, according to estimates released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The tally represents an extraordinarily grim accounting of an ongoing catastrophe. The first year of the pandemic delivered a bigger blow to American life expectancy than any year of the Vietnam War, the AIDS crisis or the “deaths of...
Source: TIME: Health - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Tozzi / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

Afluria Quadrivalent 2020 (2020 Influenza Vaccine Suspension for Intramuscular Injection) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - July 21, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Of lives and life years: 1918 influenza vs COVID-19
(Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health, Inc.) We must not assume that we will be able to replicate a vaccine within 12 months during the next pandemic. Even if this was accomplished, other interventions would be required to control and mitigate well before the availability of a vaccine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Respiratory illnesses on the rise with symptoms similar to COVID-19
A respiratory infection prevalent mostly in the winter has been increasing in parts of the U.S."Particularly in the South part of the U.S., we have seen an increase in what's called RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus. It's a virus that causes a cold much like influenza causes a cold, though it can be severe in very young children and elderly adults," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases physician and researcher at Mayo Clinic. Watch:… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 19, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Multiplex Assay for Influenza A, Influenza B, and SARS-CoV-2 Multiplex Assay for Influenza A, Influenza B, and SARS-CoV-2
A newly developed multiplex assay could allow for the simultaneous detection of influenza A and B viruses and SARS-CoV-2.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Intention to have the seasonal influenza vaccination during the COVID-19 pandemic among eligible adults in the UK: a cross-sectional survey, BMJ Open
This cross-sectional survey (n=570) found 59.7% were likely to have the vaccination, 22.1% unlikely& 18.2% were unsure. Logistic regression results suggested individuals who had the vaccine last season were likely to intend to have it again in the 2020 –2021 season. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early perceptions of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania
(American Academy of Family Physicians) A survey conducted in March 2020 reports that early concern for COVID-19 outmatched concern for influenza, but respondents may have been less focused on their perceived likelihood of contracting COVID-19 and more concerned with its severe impact on their health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Impact of Influenza
(Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 13, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Impact of Influenza
Richard Webby and Edward Hutchinson discuss influenza viruses —the development of new strains, how they mediate virulence, and their threat to human society. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 13, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Sponsored Webinars Source Type: news

The FDA ’s New Guillain-Barre Warning For the J & J Vaccine Reflects a Small Increased Risk of the Illness
As millions of people get vaccinated against COVID-19, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are closely monitoring reports of side effects and adverse events among people getting immunized. On July 12, the FDA added a warning about the risk of Guillain-Barre to the single-dose Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Anyone who receives the shot moving forward will get an updated fact sheet informing them of the small but increased risk. There have not been significant reports of the syndrome linked to the two other vaccines authorized in the U.S., made by Pfize...
Source: TIME: Health - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

ETV7 limits antiviral gene expression and control of influenza viruses
In this study, we performed a CRISPR activation screen to identify previously unknown regulators of the type I IFN response. We identified the strongly induced ISG encoding ETS variant transcription factor 7 (ETV7) as a negative regulator of the type I IFN response. However, ETV7 did not uniformly suppress ISG transcription. Instead, ETV7 preferentially targeted a subset of antiviral ISGs that were particularly important for IFN-mediated control of influenza viruses. Together, our data assign a function for ETV7 as an IFN response regulator and also identify ETV7 as a potential therapeutic target to increase innate antivir...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - July 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Froggatt, H. M., Harding, A. T., Chaparian, R. R., Heaton, N. S. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Getting a flu jab slashes the risk of being hospitalised with Covid by up to 60%, study finds
An analysis of nearly 75,000 coronavirus patients in the UK and US found those who received an influenza jab were 60 per cent less likely to end up in A&E. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu jab may reduce severe effects of Covid, suggests study
Analysis of 75,000 coronavirus patients found fewer major health problems among people with flu jabCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople who are vaccinated against influenza may be partly protected against some of the severe effects of coronavirus, and be less likely to need emergency care, according to a major study.The analysis of nearly 75,000 Covid patients found significant reductions in stroke, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and sepsis, and fewer admissions to emergency departments and intensive care units, among those who had been given the flu jab.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Medical research Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation Health UK news Source Type: news

COVID-19 News from Annals of Internal Medicine
(American College of Physicians) Authors from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical school say the case for mandating SARS-CoV-2 vaccination among health care workers is substantially stronger than the case for mandating influenza vaccination, which has become widely accepted. The authors detail the many reasons for mandatory vaccination and strategies for gaining employee acceptance in a commentary published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UK used fear to control people during coronavirus pandemic, new book reveals
(Natural News) Fear is perhaps the most effective, reliable and proven weapon for tyrants to control people. The same is true in medical tyranny. Members of the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behavior (SPI-B) expressed regret about the “unethical” and “totalitarian” tactics in a new book about the role of psychology in the UK government’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid US: Recorded cases of influenzas fell to ZERO in 2020 as pandemic killed flu
More data that shows an absent 2020-2021 flu season comes out of Detroit this week, as one hospital system reports that they had zero positive cases of Influenza A or Influenza B last winter. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recorded cases of influenzas dropped all the way to ZERO in 2020 as COVID-19 pandemic killed flu
More data that shows an absent 2020-2021 flu season comes out of Detroit this week, as one hospital system reports that they had zero positive cases of Influenza A or Influenza B last winter. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Pandemic Crushed the Flu--What Happens When It Returns?
Cases influenza and other respiratory viruses sank dramatically during the pandemic, with potential implications for both people and pathogens. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 7, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Should People With Immune Problems Get Third Vaccine Doses?
France is handing out third shots of the two-dose vaccines to cancer patients and others with immune system impairments. In the United States, patients like these are on their own. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Transplants Clinical Trials Vaccination and Immunization Research Antibodies Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Immune System Disease Rates Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Influenza Moderna Inc France United States Source Type: news

Inside the lungs, a new hope for protection against flu damage
(Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia) The molecule, known as DAF, increases disease severity in mice upon infection with Influenza A virus, the most prevalent cause of the seasonal flu. Understanding this novel virulence mechanism of influenza and identifying the intrinsic factors that determine disease severity opens new possibilities for finding therapeutic targets for resilience to viral infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 2, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Positive New Data for Johnson & Johnson Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine on Activity Against Delta Variant and Long-lasting Durability of Response
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., July 1, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced data that demonstrated its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine generated strong, persistent activity against the rapidly spreading Delta variant and other highly prevalent SARS-CoV-2 viral variants. In addition, the data showed that the durability of the immune response lasted through at least eight months, the length of time evaluated to date. The two preprint study summaries have been submitted today to bioRxiv. “Today’s newly announced studies reinforce the ability of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Why You Still Might Want to Have a Home Covid Test on Hand
At-home rapid Covid-19 tests can offer unique benefits for weddings, parties, travel or for households with children or at-risk adults. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Parker-Pope Tags: Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Content Type: Service Vaccination and Immunization Parties (Social) Weddings and Engagements Influenza Source Type: news

Researchers discover unique 'spider web' mechanism that traps, kills viruses
(McMaster University) Immunologists at McMaster University have discovered a previously unknown mechanism which acts like a spider web, trapping and killing pathogens such as influenza or SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Small Cluster of Oseltamivir-Resistant Influenza Identified Small Cluster of Oseltamivir-Resistant Influenza Identified
Four cases of oseltamivir-resistant influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 infection were identified among individuals living in a border detention center in Texas, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Tanzania: Media Should Be Additionally Empowered in Covid-19 Fight
[Daily News] SURELY, the world has seen several outbreaks of natural disasters of earthquakes, tsunami and predicted how to be alerted if another one is on the edge of erupting, but failed on diseases like Ebola virus, Yellow Fever, Zika, Influenza, Cholera, you name it including the Spanish flu that killed more than 50 million people more than the death toll from the First World War. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Streptococcus pneumoniae sticks to dying lung cells, worsening secondary infection following flu
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Researchers have found a further reason for the severity of dual infection by influenza and Streptococcus pneumonia -- a new virulence mechanism for a surface protein on the pneumonia-causing bacteria S. pneumoniae. This insight comes 30 years after discovery of that surface protein, called pneumococcal surface protein A. This mechanism had been missed in the past because it facilitates bacterial adherence only to dying lung epithelial cells, not to living cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Future of covid-19 vaccine pricing: lessons from influenza, BMJ
BMJ Analysis suggests that if the pattern observed with influenza vaccines is repeated, higher prices for covid-19 vaccines set by companies in the future would have important implications for health spending, public health programme budgets, and insurance premiums. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Influenza and other seasonal virus cases fell from 4,800 per month in 2019 to just TWELVE last year
Cases of the flu all but vanished from a Wisconsin hospital system last year, as masking and social distancing guidelines prevented the U.S. from experiencing a real flue season during COVID. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid Lab-Leak Theory Renews " Gain-of-Function " Research Debate
Talk of ‘gain-of-function’ research, a muddy category at best, brings up deep questions about how scientists should study viruses and other pathogens. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carl Zimmer and James Gorman Tags: Research Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Bats Science and Technology Avian Influenza Viruses Laboratories and Scientific Equipment United States Politics and Government your-feed-science Source Type: news

New Program to Develop Antivirals for COVID-19 New Program to Develop Antivirals for COVID-19
The Antiviral Program for Pandemics will allow the NIH to focus on antivirals for COVID-19 and other pandemic risks, including hemorrhagic fever and influenza, the way HIV and hepatitis C can be managed.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Maternal Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy Not Tied to Adverse Early Childhood Outcomes Maternal Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy Not Tied to Adverse Early Childhood Outcomes
Women who receive the influenza vaccination during pregnancy are no more likely than those who don't to have offspring with adverse health outcomes in early childhood, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Study links COVID-19 public health efforts to dramatic drop in COPD hospitalizations
(University of Maryland Medical Center) Public health measures designed to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus may have fostered a substantial side benefit: A 53 percent drop in hospital admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), likely due to a drop in circulating seasonal respiratory viruses such as influenza. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A third dose of COVID-19 vaccine increased antibody levels in organ transplant recipients with a sub
(American College of Physicians) A case series published in Annals of Internal Medicine found that a third dose of vaccine increased antibody levels in organ transplant recipients who had suboptimal response to standard vaccination. These findings suggest that clinical trials are warranted to determine whether booster doses should be incorporated into clinical practice for transplant patients, just as they have been for hepatitis B and influenza vaccinations. This is the first study to report on response to a third vaccine dose. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

So when you DIE from the Covid-19 vaccine you got because they gave away free pot and cannabis in trade for it, will the CDC blame the weed?
(Natural News) Nearly every death in America during the “pandemic” was blamed on Covid-19 in order to perpetuate the threat and the narrative. If you caught influenza and died from it… Covid-19. If you caught Covid-19 and died from being suffocated by a ventilator, then you died from Covid, on paper. If you committed suicide... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What We Learned About Genetic Sequencing During COVID-19 Could Revolutionize Public Health
You don’t want to be a virus in Dr. David Ho’s lab. Pretty much every day since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Ho and his team have done nothing but find ways to stress SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease. His goal: pressure the virus relentlessly enough that it mutates to survive, so drug developers can understand how the virus might respond to new treatments. As a virologist with decades of experience learning about another obstinate virus, HIV, Ho knows just how to apply that mutation-generating stress, whether by starving the virus, bathing it in antibodies that disrupt its ability to infect cells, ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Genetics Magazine Source Type: news

How Cochrane is responding to COVID-19 in 2021
In 2020, Cochrane ’s editorial response to COVID-19 pandemic brought together collaborations across our global organization to publish reviews addressing stakeholder needs as they emerged. Large, highly organized review teams worked together to produce evidence addressing priorities in treatment, prevention, and di agnostics.  In 2021, Cochrane continues to produce new and updated reviews in response to the pandemic.In this interview with Deputy Editor in Chief Toby Lasserson and   Executive Editor of  Cochrane's Central Editorial Service Helen Wakeford, we ask them about Cochrane ’s editorial ap...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Differentiating influenza from COVID-19 in patients presenting with suspected sepsis
The objectives of this study were to identify clinical, laboratory and imaging parameters that could differentiate between influenza and COVID-19 and to assess the frequency and impact of early bacterial co-infection. A prospective observational cohort study was performed between February 2019 and April 2020. A retrospective cohort was studied early in the COVID-19 pandemic. Patients suspected of sepsis with PCR-confirmed influenza or SARS-CoV-2 were included. A multivariable logistic regression model was built to differentiate COVID-19 from influenza. In total, 103 patients tested positive for influenza and 110 patients f...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIAID Advances Universal Flu Vaccine Candidate Into Phase 1 Trial NIAID Advances Universal Flu Vaccine Candidate Into Phase 1 Trial
Earlier attempts to develop a universal flu shot failed in clinical trials. But advances in immunology raise the chances for development of broad-acting vaccines against influenza, an expert says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news