It might have taken longer to arrive than last year, but flu season has officially arrived for 2018-2019. Two states, Colorado and Georgia, are currently reporting high levels of influenza-like illnesses (ILI). The average length of flu season is 16… [read]
Wikipedia tells us that the flu virus results in “about 250,000 to 500,000 yearly deaths” worldwide. The CDC says that at least 36,000 people die from the flu in the U.S. each year. And every year this is the season… [read]
This fall’s flu vaccine is estimated to be 20 percent effective for the dominant circulating strain of influenza A, which is the same efficacy as shots given the past two years.
A new study of 6,610 human flu sequences predicts… [read]
In exchange for a shot that most recently rendered a mere 1 in 10 who people who receive it protected, you get an increased risk of actually getting the flu and exposure to side effects like headaches, fever, sepsis, convulsions,… [read]
Each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and pharmaceutical businesses mount an aggressive effort in the mainstream press to convince Americans to get their flu shots. Flu shots are huge business: industry analysts estimate that over the… [read]
Late last month a Minnesota-based health system fired about 50 employees for refusal to get the flu shot. Essentia Health announced in September that employees would be required to get vaccinated for influenza unless a religious or medical exemption is… [read]
Influenza is the most common infectious disease. According to the World Health Organization, 20-30% of children and 5-10% of adults come down with the flu every year. Usually, the flu is a manageable illness, but serious complications can occur. We… [read]