flu vaccine

Flu and COVID-19 are examples of respiratory diseases that require repeated vaccine boosters to prevent illness.

Here we go again — another armchair expert holding forth on scientific and medical issues she misunderstands.

The flu season, which is about to rev up in the U.S.

Flu is the prototype of a respiratory disease that requires repeated – yearly - vaccination to prevent infection.

Over the past several years, the medical community has learned, to its dismay, that we can experience a “twin-demic” of winter infectious diseases – simultaneous COVID-19 and flu outbreaks resulting in intense stresses on healthcare delivery.

The rapid development of mRNA-based COVID vaccines has sparked fresh interest in earlier efforts to produce new and hopefully more effective flu shots with the same technology.

During flu season, I write a lot of articles promoting the flu vaccine. Why? Because it is the best way to avoid getting the flu. 

I have had the flu for two weeks. Well, to be honest, I never did get the test to confirm that it was, indeed, the flu. But, I am ok self-diagnosing this one based on the high fever, aches, chills, headache, sore throat, and barking cough.

It's that time of year again - time to get the flu shot. In case you are wondering when is the best time to get your flu shot, please read here

The media has been having a field day with a recently published paper. That's not atypical when a scientific paper has a splashy result. Big scientific discoveries deserve a lot of attention.