Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why flu vaccinations will matter even more during the pandemic

Amid all the anxiety over finding treatments for COVID-19, is the influenza virus getting the short end of the stick from policymakers in terms of investments in mitigation? In fact, flu mitigation needs more attention from ...

Vaccination

Flu vaccine coverage linked to reduced antibiotic prescribing

Up to 76 percent of all outpatient antibiotic prescriptions in the United States may be inappropriate, with peak prescribing associated with the flu season. Evidence suggests that influenza vaccines may reduce overall and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

SARS-CoV-2 is mutating slowly, and that's a good thing

Viruses evolve over time, undergoing genetic changes, or mutations, in their quest to survive. Some viruses produce many variations, others only a few. Fortunately, SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, ...

Vaccination

'Dirty' mice could help make a more effective flu vaccine

A new study calls into question the reliance on disease-free laboratory mice for testing new influenza (flu) vaccines. Instead, studying mice that have been exposed to other illnesses could help make vaccine development processes ...

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