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BBC USA

South Korea deaths ‘not linked’ to flu vaccination drive

BBC
The influenza season usually begins by the end of November and there are fears that if it runs parallel with the coronavirus pandemic, it would increase the risks for those vulnerable groups. According to Yonhap, around 3,000 flu-related deaths are recorded in South Korea each year. BBC – For more......
New York Times - World

South Korea Tries to Quell Anxiety Over Flu Shots After 13 Unexplained Deaths

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Then, earlier this month, 615,000 doses of a flu vaccine​ shipped by another company were also recalled after some of them were found to contain white particles, which the government described as being a harmless protein. Almost 18,000......
CNBC Business

Coronavirus likely to become as ‘endemic’ as the flu and a vaccine might not be able to stop it, top UK scientist says

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Health workers are dressing with protective suits and face maks. The collection of swab samples by medical staff in the drive-in testing center of San Filippo Neri hospital in Roma, Italy on October 19, 2020. NurPhoto | NurPhoto | Getty......
BBC - Business

Asda launches ‘first of its kind’ flu jab service

BBC
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54462626 Image copyright Asda Supermarket Asda has launched a free NHS drive-through flu jab service for eligible people at 13 UK stores. Anyone entitled to free jabs – such as the elderly, frontline NHS staff, and pregnant women – can use the service. People regarded as non-vulnerable can get jabs......
CBS US News

Vice presidential debate: Fact checking Pence and Harris on Supreme Court, Swine Flu, climate and more

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here During their first and only debate, Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris argued about the administration’s handling of COVID-19, the Supreme Court, the Swine Flu, climate chang and more. CBS News’ fact-checking team evaluated the truth of......
CBS US News

Trump post downplaying COVID-19 compared to flu is removed by Facebook and flagged by Twitter

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A post from President Trump downplaying COVID-19 in comparison to the flu was removed by Facebook and flagged by Twitter soon after the president posted it Tuesday morning. It was a rare instance of both social media companies swiftly......
Technology

No, the Coronavirus Is Not Like the Flu

New York Times
A nurse practitioner administering a flu vaccine at a pharmacy in Key Biscayne, Fla.Credit…Joe Raedle/Getty Images Mere hours after defiantly advising Americans not to fear the coronavirus or let it “dominate your life,” President Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday morning with misleading comparisons of Covid-19 to the flu. “Many......
CNBC Business

Facebook, Twitter block Trump post that falsely claims coronavirus is less deadly than flu

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here US President Donald Trump wears a facemask as he leaves Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland heading to Marine One on October 5, 2020, to return to the White House after being discharged. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty......
Cleveland Scene

What Will Happen When COVID-19 and the Flu Collide This Fall?

ClevelandScene
click to enlarge NIAID SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 (shown in a colorized electron micrograph, left, in orange) may soon face off against influenza (H1N1 influenza virus particles in green, right) as seen in this composite image. Even scientists don’t yet know how the encounter will end. The specter......
KHN

Battle Rages Inside Hospitals Over How COVID Strikes and Kills

KHN
Robert Lewis, The Guardian and Christina Jewett Front-line health care workers are locked in a heated dispute with many infection control specialists and hospital administrators over how the novel coronavirus is spread ― and therefore, what level of protective gear is appropriate. At issue is the degree to which the......
KHN

Tough to Tell COVID From Smoke Inhalation Symptoms — And Flu Season’s Coming

KHN
The patients walk into Dr. Melissa Marshall’s community clinics in Northern California with the telltale symptoms. They’re having trouble breathing. It may even hurt to inhale. They’ve got a cough, and the sore throat is definitely there. A straight case of COVID-19? Not so fast. This is wildfire country. Up......
History

How the U.S. Fought the 1957 Flu Pandemic

Smithsonian
In April 1957, a new strain of a lethal respiratory virus emerged in East Asia, caught local health authorities by surprise and eventually killed masses of people worldwide. Today, in the age of Covid-19, that scenario sounds frighteningly familiar—with one key difference. Maurice Hilleman, an American microbiologist then running influenza......
History

When the Mayor of Oakland Was Arrested for Failing to Wear a Mask

Smithsonian
Starting in 1918, as the Bay Area suffered through the flu pandemic, Californians crafted masks of gauze, an open-weave fabric perhaps hard-pressed to stop microscopic particles, even when folded to a thickness of six, as the Oakland Red Cross advised. As a hub for soldiers returning from war, Oakland and......

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