Doctors are worried the coronavirus pandemic may worsen with the flu season around the corner. Dr. Robert Glatter, an emergency physician at Lenox Hill Hospi...
With the Covid-19 pandemic spreading rapidly around the globe, getting the flu vaccine takes on new urgency. An annual flu shot is a safe, inexpensive way for you and your family to stay healthy.
The CDC recommends everyone over 6 months get the flu vaccine.
It's crucial that people get the flu vaccine this year when it becomes available, experts at the World Health Organization said during a news briefing in Geneva on Tuesday.
But the same measures that fight coronavirus are effective against the flu – and vaccines offer another weapon against it
A new study finds that deaths in New York City in the early part of the Covid-19 pandemic were comparable to deaths in the city at the peak of what's considered the deadliest pandemic to date -- the flu pandemic of 1918.
(AP) — Who gets to be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine? U. S. health authorities hope by late next month to have some draft guidance on how to ration initial doses, but it’s a vexing decision. “Not everybody’s going to like the answer,” Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, recently told one of the advisory groups the government asked to help decide. “There will be many people who feel that they should have been at the top of the list. ”
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U.S. pharmacy chains are preparing a big push for flu vaccinations when the season kicks off in October, hoping to curb tens of thousands of serious cases that could coincide with a second wave of coronavirus infections.
As of Monday, May 18, 2020, North Carolina health officials say there have been a total of 19,023 lab-confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the state, that's up 511 within the past 24 hours, and 661 virus-related deaths. COVID-19 update for North Carolina, May 18, 2020. State health officials say there are 11,637 presumed recoveries in the state. These estimates are unrelated to the number of cases that are or are not still infectious.
The US death toll from coronavirus this year has now exceeded 62,000, surpassing the high-end estimate for flu deaths. But coronavirus has killed at a much faster rate.
History has shown, time and again, that the role of the media during a pandemic can be crucial, not only to our understanding of the issues at stake but to our survival as well. John M Barry is an American historian and author of the New York Times bestseller, The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History. In an interview with The Listening Post's Nicholas Muirhead, he looks back on how the US media covered the outbreak of Spanish Flu in 1918, how news organisations, through self-censorship and misinformation, helped spread the virus, and how, more than, a century later we are seeing some disturbing parallels in the news coverage today. The Spanish Flu claimed anywhere from 50 to 100 million lives and was spread around the globe, in large part by soldiers returning home from World War I. It was not called the "Spanish Flu" because the first cases were detected in Spain but rather because of how the story was reported. In the countries that were at war, journalists were largely censored and therefore prohibited from covering the true scale of the outbreak. The fear was that news of a deadly disease would damage morale and signal weakness to the enemy. In Spain, which was neutral during the war, journalists were free to report the story, and when King Alfonso XIII caught the virus, it received an enormous amount of publicity. From then on, the pandemic was known as the Spanish Flu. Though the war was coming to an end by the time the disease arrived in the US, the media were still largely self-censoring. For instance, in Philadelphia, when the biggest parade in the city's history was planned to celebrate the end of the war, the medical community warned journalists it should be cancelled. Barry told Muirhead: "Reporters were writing stories, editors were killing the stories." The parade went ahead, attended by hundreds of thousands of people, and 48 hours later (the typical incubation period of influenza) people started falling ill. "The disease really exploded in the city," Barry said adding, "and that happened to be one of the hardest-hit cities in the country, if not the world." When news of the coronavirus outbreak first started circulating in the US, President Donald Trump largely downplayed the severity of the outbreak. He told Americans the disease would disappear and his administration had everything under control. Those talking points were largely mirrored in the coverage on Fox News, the most-watched TV channel in the country. Barry is reluctant to call the rhetoric coming out of either the White House or Fox News outright lies, as it was in 1918. However, with the benefit of hindsight, he now has one simple message to governments trying to contain the outbreak and journalists trying to cover it: "Telling the truth bluntly and transparently, letting people know what they can expect as truthfully as we know it, will only help us deal with it." Sometimes it helps to look back to know the best way forward. Produced by: Nicholas Muirhead Contributor: John M Barry - Author, The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/
In 1918, America adopted mask wearing with a greater vengeance than anywhere else in the world. But a century later, it is Asian countries which have remembered the lessons the US learned.
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CDC’s pandemic preparedness efforts include ongoing surveillance of human and animal influenza viruses, risk assessments of influenza viruses with pandemic potential.
The coronavirus crisis could be as serious and deadly as the 1918 flu pandemic which killed up to 50m people around the world, a former CDC infectious disease specialist has warned.
Donald Trump asked medical experts if coronavirus could be treated with a flu vaccine that already exists at a meeting with pharmaceutical executives on Monday. The Trump administration called the meeting to discuss early work for developing a vaccine for the virus, which has killed more the 3,000 people and infected nearly 90,000 worldwide.