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‘COVID-19 will become seasonal’ bug like the flu, scientists predict

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Sep 16, 2020 … Doctor: ‘COVID-19 is here to stay and it will continue to cause outbreaks year-round until herd immunity is achieved.’ BEIRUT, Lebanon — We see the advisories every year about getting a flu shot. They’re a constant reminder that cooler weather is coming and it’s bringing respiratory viruses with it. A new study predicts the coronavirus pandemic…

Scientists use ‘immune modulation’ to successfully treat child’s deadly fungal infection

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Jun 28, 2020 … LOS ANGELES — Antibiotics and antifungals are currently our best defense against any serious bacterial or fungal infection. These treatments don’t work against all diseases, so scientists must develop new modalities in cases where the medicines don’t work. Physicians and scientists from UCLA recently used a new strategy called “immune modulation” to successfully treat a…

Half Of Parents Worry Flu Shot Makes Children Sick, Third Believe It Doesn’t Work At All

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Feb 09, 2019 … Survey shows that three in ten parents think the flu shot is actually one big conspiracy, but doctors continue to recommend most people receive the vaccine. ORLANDO, Fla. — Millions of parents in America have reservations about their child getting the flu shot, but it has nothing to do with developing autism. A recent survey…

Kids who receive a flu shot are less likely to develop COVID-19 symptoms

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Feb 05, 2021 … COLUMBIA, Mo. — It appears the flu vaccine may indeed provide some protection against COVID-19 symptoms, at least for children. Researchers from the University of Missouri-Columbia report kids who receive a seasonal flu shot are less likely to develop coronavirus symptoms. Data collected from 905 coronavirus-diagnosed children was examined to reach this notable conclusion. “It is…

Spike in flu deaths among cities with pro sports teams may spell trouble for COVID-19

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Jun 20, 2020 … Economics prof issues dire warning over COVID-19: ‘Opening pro sports for fans is probably a terrible idea, in terms of public health. You could be putting the virus right into your mouth.’ MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — As professional sports teams gear up to get back on the court (or field, ice, etc), a new piece of research…

Flu shot won’t make you more susceptible to coronavirus, study confirms

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Sep 22, 2020 … CLEVELAND — Receiving a flu shot this year isn’t going to raise your risk of contracting COVID-19, according to a new study from the Cleveland Clinic. Similarly, there is no evidence that the influenza vaccine leads to more serious COVID-19 symptoms or mortality rates. Moreover, the study’s authors say that getting vaccinated this flu season is…

COVID-19 safety measures may only delay future outbreaks of flu, respiratory illnesses

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Nov 10, 2020 … PRINCETON, N.J. — Until a vaccine proves effective, social distancing and face masks are playing the key roles in preventing COVID-19. So what happens when the virus is gone? Although scientists find fewer people are getting sick from other illnesses right now, a team from Princeton University says these safety measures may only be delaying outbreaks…

Major Oversight? U.S. Child Care Centers Rarely Require Flu Vaccinations For Kids Or Employees

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Dec 12, 2019 … PITTSBURGH — Coming down with a case of the flu is never fun, no matter your age, but a flu diagnosis in a young child can be especially detrimental to their health. Children are much more susceptible to the influenza virus, and more at risk of developing complications from the illness. That’s why the findings of…

Significant number of parents feel hesitant about childhood vaccines, especially the flu shot

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Jul 01, 2020 … AURORA, Colo. – Vaccines are a proven method to mitigate the spread of life-threatening contagious diseases. Despite this, a significant proportion of people around the world still believe that vaccinations may do more harm than good. Indeed, vaccine hesitancy is becoming so commonplace that the World Health Organization announced last year that the behavior has…

Doctor: Border Detention Centers Are ‘Tinderboxes For Infectious-Disease Outbreaks’

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Mar 19, 2020 … BALTIMORE — Americans are still wrapping their minds around the fact that they’ll be spending a whole lot more time indoors as the coronavirus outbreak persists, but we should all take comfort in the fact that we can do so from our own homes. Unfortunately, those being confined to U.S. border detention centers don’t have that…

Study: Initial U.S. COVID-19 infection rate may be 80 times greater than believed

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Jun 23, 2020 … UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — It’s already widely speculated by medical professionals and pundits alike that the initial U.S. coronavirus infection rate was grossly undercounted. Now, a new study concludes that the country’s infection rate early on may have been over 80 times greater than originally reported. Moreover, infections across the U.S. likely doubled almost twice as…

Study: How Hong Kong Managed To Contain COVID-19 Epidemic Without Total Lockdown

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May 26, 2020 … HONG KONG — As health officials ponder the possibility of a second wave of COVID-19 infections, some areas are still in lockdown from the first one. Many are now asking if there is a better way to keep society moving while battling the coronavirus. One study claims there is — and it’s already worked in…

When Is The Best Time To Get A Flu Shot? Study Suggests Waiting Until October

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Mar 15, 2019 … PITTSBURGH — Tens of thousands of flu cases and hundreds of deaths could be avoided if older adults waited until October to get their flu shot, an eye-opening new study concludes. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine analyzed the outbreaks of influenza cases in the United States over a two-year period to determine…

COVID-19 variants significantly reduce protection of vaccines, prior infection

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Aug 27, 2021 … PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 variants have been to blame for the ongoing spikes in coronavirus cases worldwide. Now, a new study confirms that vaccinations and even prior infection to the virus provide significantly less protection against these strains. Researchers from Oregon Health & Science University say in order to protect against the Alpha, Beta, and now…

Report links Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to case of Bell’s palsy

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Jul 20, 2021 … LONDON — Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine has been one of the leading shots in terms of effectiveness throughout the pandemic. Now, however, a new report warns that the vaccine could leave some people temporarily paralyzed in parts of their face from Bell’s palsy. A 61-year-old man found himself in the emergency room dribbling from the mouth…

Experimental cancer drug stops SARS-CoV-2, other viruses from infecting cells

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Sep 22, 2020 … Researchers say drug not only helps protect against coronavirus, but also influenza, HIV, measles, and other viruses. RICHMOND, Va. — With doctors all around the world testing potential vaccines for COVID-19, it’s becoming a horse race to see which drug will clear patient trials first. A team in Virginia is now entering the race after finding…

Vaccinations plummeting over COVID-19 fears, two in three parents afraid to take kids to doctor

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Aug 18, 2020 … Pediatrician: “Coming in for vaccinations is important not only for protecting your child, but also to preserve herd immunity against these terrible diseases.” ORLANDO, Fla. — A legitimate and safe COVID-19 vaccine is on everyone’s wish list these days. In the meantime, however, pre-existing vaccination rates across the U.S. are plummeting during the pandemic. Why is…