Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Is a really bad flu season on the way?

(HealthDay)—It could be a bad flu season this year—and for a couple of years to come—in places in the United States where COVID-19 restrictions like social distancing and masking have been lifted, researchers warn.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mayo Clinic Minute: Flu during a pandemic

Have you had your flu shot yet? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone over 6 months get a flu shot every season with rare exceptions.

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How bad will this flu season be?

The 2020–2021 flu season was the mildest on record, but experts can't rule out a "twin-demic" of influenza and COVID-19 this time around.

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Upcoming flu season will likely be severe

The 2021-22 influenza season is likely to be more severe than average—and hit young children particularly hard—due to waning population-level immunity from the near-lack of a flu season during last winter's COVID-19 surge, ...

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We should treat COVID like norovirus—not the flu

Because COVID symptoms—fever, cough, aches—are similar to flu symptoms, it is tempting to compare the two. Indeed, the UK's new health secretary, Sajid Javid, recently said: "We are going to have to learn to accept the ...

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