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  • Should you get the flu shot? What to know about the 2018-19 flu season

    10/18/2018 9:22:03 PM PDT · by Reno89519 · 100 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 18, 2018 | Madeline Farber
    Following last year’s flu season — the worst in decades, killing an estimated 80,000 Americans — health professionals have a strong warning for citizens as this year’s flu season arrives: get your flu shot. “The flu shot is incredibly important because it reduces your risk of contracting the flu,” Michelle Lin, an emergency room doctor, and professor of emergency medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, told Fox News on Thursday. Blah, blah, blah
  • This years flu vaccine - what the CDC wants you to know

    09/30/2018 12:34:50 PM PDT · by eastexsteve · 58 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | 9/27/2018 | Ron Brackett
    CDC Says 80,000 People Died of the Flu Last Winter in the U.S An estimated 80,000 people died of the flu and its complications in the U.S. last winter — the highest death toll for the diseases in at least four decades. At a Glance The CDC says everyone 6 months old or older should have a flu vaccination. This year's formulation is expected to work better than last year's. The flu season can begin as early as October or November.
  • Experimental universal flu vaccine begins phase 2 testing in U.S., report

    05/04/2018 12:49:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 4, 2018 | Laura Kelly
    The second phase of human trials for a universal flu vaccine has begun in the U.S., the National Institutes of Health announced Friday, as scientists continue to search for an all-encompassing solution to protecting against the unpredictable and constantly mutating virus. The clinical trial, which will take place at four sites around the U.S., will enroll 120 healthy volunteers to either be injected with the experimental vaccine, called M-001, or a placebo. Six previous clinical trials with a total of 698 participants in Israel and Europe established that M-001 was safe, well-tolerated and produced an immune response to a broad...
  • Flu Vaccine Works Better Than Expected-CDC. Flu shot making bad year worse-AP

    02/16/2018 9:22:52 AM PST · by spintreebob · 67 replies
    New York Times - AP ^ | 2-16-2018 | Donald G. McNeil, Jr-NYT, Mike Stobbe-AP
    The flu vaccine is more effective than expected, federal health officials said on Thursday at a special news conference held to discuss the dangerous flu season, which is expected to kill more than 50,000 Americans. This year’s vaccine is about 25% effective against the H3N2 strain of flu that is causing most illnesses and deaths, said Dr. Anne Schuchat, acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Per the NYT. But look at the AP story. The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that’s causing most illnesses. Preliminary figures released...
  • Researchers Develop Universal Vaccine To Protect Against Influenza A Viruses

    01/25/2018 12:56:57 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 36 replies
    Georgia State University ^ | 1/24/2018 | Georgia State University media
    Researchers Develop Universal Vaccine To Protect Against Influenza A Viruses JANUARY 24, 2018 ATLANTA—Researchers have developed a universal vaccine to combat influenza A viruses that produces long-lasting immunity in mice and protects them against the limitations of seasonal flu vaccines, according to a study led by Georgia State University. Influenza, a contagious respiratory illness that infects the nose, throat and lungs, is among the leading causes of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC estimates influenza has resulted in between 12,000 and 56,000 deaths annually in the U.S. since 2010....
  • Hundreds Claim Swine Flu Vaccine Injury From 2009 Push

    04/20/2015 5:35:13 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    SharylAttkisson.com ^ | 2015-04-20 | Sharyl Attkisson
    An investigation I conducted in 2009 revealed that the H1N1 swine flu epidemic was far less than the U.S. government had made it out to be. I exclusively obtained lab test results from 50 states when the Centers for Disease Control refused to produce them. The results showed that most of the supposed cases of swine flu were not swine flu at all. In fact, they weren’t any type of flu.That reality makes it all the more difficult for those who were brain damaged by the vaccine they took to try to prevent swine flu.The British press reported in March of 2014 that UK...
  • DAILY MAIL: A 5-Year-Old Girl Just Died of the Very Strain of Flu

    01/27/2015 5:08:31 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 88 replies
    Daily Mail article; Fox News Photo; copied by Freedom Outpost ^ | 1/27/2015 | Daily Mail article copied by Melissa Melton
    Cue the pro-vaccine crowd's b.s. arguments as to why this is doesn't matter and we should all keep taking the risk shooting up our children in the hopes this won't happen to us. Via Daily Mail: A five-year-old girl has died in hospital three days after developing a strain of the flu that she was vaccinated against – as a deadly outbreak of the virus continues to sweep across the country. Keira Driscoll was prescribed steroids and a nebulizer at a Quick Care clinic after she started feeling unwell with a cough and a fever at her home in Clark...
  • New York City Requiring Flu Shots for Preschoolers

    01/04/2015 7:06:35 PM PST · by opentalk · 27 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 2, 2015 | SHARON OTTERMAN
    New York City preschoolers will be heading back to class next week with memories of new holiday toys, vacation adventures, and, health officials hope, a flu shot.In fact, because of a new city requirement, young children can, for the first time in the city’s history, be excluded from class if they have not received a flu vaccination.The new rule, which applies to some 150,000 children in city-licensed day care centers and preschools, was quietly adopted by the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in the waning days of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s administration. 
  • Flu shots may not be good match for 2014-15 virus, CDC says

    12/04/2014 12:52:21 PM PST · by Patriot777 · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 04, 2014 | unknown
    A sampling of flu cases so far this season suggests the current flu vaccine may not be a good match for the most common seasonal flu strain currently circulating in the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday. The U.S. health agency issued an advisory to doctors noting that flu virus samples the agency took from Oct. 1 through Nov. 22, showed that just under half were a good match for the current influenza A (H3N2) component contained in flu shots for the 2014-2015 season, suggesting the virus has drifted. According to the CDC,...
  • 'Universal' flu vaccine effective in animals

    05/23/2013 10:32:31 AM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    Nature News ^ | 22 May 2013 | Ed Yong
    Self-assembling nanoparticles could make updating seasonal vaccines easier. Under the microscope, they look like simple jacks, with eight spikes jutting out of a central ball. But these protein nanoparticles are science's latest weapon against influenza: a new breed of flu vaccine that provides better and broader protection than commercially available ones — at least in animal tests. Current flu vaccines use inactivated whole viruses and must be regularly remade to target the strains most likely to cause illness in the coming year. But the new nanoparticles would require fewer updates because they induce the production of antibodies that neutralize a...
  • FLU VACCINE MAY HIT FAST TRACK

    05/19/2013 2:38:48 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | MAY 15, 2013 | Bradley J. Fikes
    Local researchers show online data transfer could lead to safer response in days rather than months Flu pandemic vaccine manufacturing could begin in days, not months, potentially saving a great numbers of lives in case of a severe outbreak, according to a study published Wednesday in Science Translational Medicine. Starting with digitized viral genomes, researchers led by San Diego geneticist J. Craig Venter along with Rino Rappuoli of Novartis, reproduced, or “rescued” flu viruses in just four days and four hours. Traditional methods take about four months. “To date, we have not encountered any influenza virus strain that cannot be...
  • Study: Getting flu shot 2 years in a row may lower protection

    03/24/2013 10:30:10 PM PDT · by neverdem · 31 replies
    Experts are puzzled by a new study in which influenza vaccination seemed to provide little or no protection against flu in the 2010-11 season—and in which the only participants who seemed to benefit from the vaccine were those who hadn't been vaccinated the season before. The investigators recruited 328 households in Michigan before the flu season started and followed them through the season. Overall, they found that the infection risk was nearly the same in vaccinated and unvaccinated participants, indicating no significant vaccine-induced protection, according to their report in Clinical Infectious Diseases. That contrasted sharply with several other observational studies...
  • Flu shot doing poor job of protecting older people

    02/21/2013 7:57:24 PM PST · by don-o · 11 replies
    AP - via Yahoo ^ | February 21, 2013 | MIKE STOBBE
    ATLANTA (AP) — It turns out this year's flu shot is doing a startlingly dismal job of protecting older people, the most vulnerable age group. The vaccine is proving only 9 percent effective in those 65 and older against the harsh strain of the flu that is predominant this season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Health officials are baffled as to why this is so. But the findings help explain why so many older people have been hospitalized with the flu this year.
  • Piers Morgan Falls Ill Days After Public Flu Shot with Dr Oz

    01/24/2013 4:26:37 PM PST · by opentalk · 86 replies
    natural society ^ | January 24, 2013 | Anthony Gucciardi
    …After receiving his very first flu shot live on air from vaccine advocate Dr. Oz in attempt to showcase the ‘safety and effectiveness of the shot’, Piers Morgan has now developed flu-like symptoms that even he and his guest have attributed to the reception of the shot. In the January 23 interview with country music celebrity Dwight Yoakam, Piers and Dwight discuss the connection between the recent shot and his new sickness. In the interview, which can be seen below, Piers asks “…As you can tell, things are deteriorating. Is there any advice you can give me?” Yoakam replies with...
  • Flu vaccine attitudes abroad differ from U.S. - Only U.S. and Canada encourage flu vaccine

    01/18/2013 10:27:23 AM PST · by opentalk · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | January 17, 2013 | Jen Christensen
    (CNN) - The flu hasn't hit Europe as hard as it has the United States, health officials say, but when and if it does, don't expect a call for vaccination of the entire population. Only the U.S. and Canada actually encourage everyone older than 6 months to get the flu vaccine. Apparently, not a single country in Europe asks the general population to seek that same kind of protection, according to Robb Butler, the World Health Organization technical officer in vaccine preventable diseases and immunizations in the organization's Europe office in the Netherlands. That's because global health experts say the...
  • New Flu Shot Guards Against Newest Strains

    09/28/2012 12:49:14 AM PDT · by LucyT · 60 replies
    ABCNews.go.com ^ | September 27, 2012 | LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer
    Last year's flu shot won't shield you this year: Two new strains of influenza have begun circling the globe, and the updated vaccine appears to work well against them, government officials said Thursday. [snip] Influenza strains constantly evolve, and some cause more illness than others. "...strains from the H3N2 family tend to be harsher than some other flu types, and a new H3N2 strain is included in this year's vaccine because it is circulating in parts of the world. Only one ingredient in this year's flu vaccine was retained from last year's, protection against the H1N1 strain that caused the...
  • Synthetic protein kick-starts the immune system to prevent all strains of the flu

    07/09/2012 10:44:45 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 7 replies
    Gizmag / Dan Diego State University ^ | July 09, 2012 | Darren Quick
    We've seen promising moves towards developing a universal or near-universal influenza vaccine, but researchers at the Donald P. Shiley BioScience Center have taken a different tack to ward of the crafty virus. Although the flu virus actively keeps the immune system from detecting it for a few days, giving it time to gain a foothold, the researchers have found that a powerful synthetic protein, known as EP67, can kick start the immune system so that it reacts almost immediately to all strains of the virus. Previously, EP67 had primarily been used to help activate the immune response by being added...
  • Flu breakthrough promises a vaccine to kill all strains ... jab targets ... every type

    02/06/2011 3:35:45 PM PST · by null and void · 34 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | Sunday 6 February 2011 21.50 GMT | Alok Jha
    A team at Oxford University has had success testing a vaccine that can neuter any strain of flu virus. Photograph: Science Photo Library The treatment ... targets a different part of the flu virus to traditional vaccines, meaning it does not need to be expensively reformulated every year to match the most prevalent virus that is circulating the world. Developed by a team led by Dr Sarah Gilbert at Oxford's Jenner Institute, the vaccine targets proteins inside the flu virus that are common across all strains, instead of those that sit on the virus's external coat, which are liable...
  • Swine flu survivors developed super flu antibodies("universal" flu shot possible?)

    01/11/2011 3:00:24 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01/10/11 | Julie Steenhuysen
    Swine flu survivors developed super flu antibodies Mon, Jan 10 2011 By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - A study of antibodies from people infected with H1N1 swine flu adds proof that scientists are closing in on a "universal" flu shot that could neutralize many types of flu strains, including H1N1 swine flu and H5N1 bird flu, U.S. researchers said on Monday. They said people who were infected in the H1N1 pandemic developed an unusual immune response, making antibodies that could protect them from all the seasonal H1N1 flu strains from the last decade, the deadly "Spanish flu" strain from 1918...
  • Government urges universal flu vaccinations

    08/23/2010 10:59:57 AM PDT · by decimon · 13 replies
    UNC Health Care System ^ | August 23, 2010 | Unknown
    CHAPEL HILL – Flu vaccine will soon be available at local pharmacies and doctor’s offices, and government officials are urging everyone over 6 months of age to receive it. This year’s vaccine protects against H1N1 and two other strains of seasonal flu. The recommendation represents a break from past years, when the government focused on vaccinating people in certain “high-risk” groups and those in contact with people at high risk. “The message is simple now,” said David Weber, MD, MPH, professor of medicine, pediatrics and epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “If you’re more than 6...