Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Keeping those at highest risk of COVID-19 safe during latest surge

Many parts of the U.S. are experiencing increases in COVID-19 cases. According to Dr. Pritish Tosh, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert, there's evidence to suggest that trend is going to continue and possibly get worse.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Get your flu shot: It might shield you from severe COVID

(HealthDay)—The coronavirus and the flu are two entirely different viruses. But a new study suggests those who get a flu vaccine face a considerably lower risk for being hospitalized if and when they get COVID-19.

Vaccination

As US battles COVID-19, flu shot misinfo spreads

US health officials are pushing Americans to get vaccinated against the flu to help prevent hospitals already busy battling COVID-19 from being overwhelmed this winter, but false claims are threatening their efforts.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Avoid the 'twindemic': Get your flu shot now

(HealthDay)—The best time to get your flu shot is now if you want to protect yourself against a potential "twindemic" infection of influenza and COVID-19, experts say.

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