Elmo's New Buddy, The Surgeon General, And Other Health Chiefs Urge Vaccines
With the Disneyland measles outbreak still fresh in memory, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and other public health chiefs are using quick videos to promote vaccinations -- Dr. Murthy even helps Sesame Street's Elmo through his shot.
Why You Really Need A Flu Shot (Even Though The Vaccine Isn't Great)
By September, half of the flu viruses circulating in America were H3N2s -- displacing H1N1 as the dominant strain. And half of those were the drifted H3N2 mutant that’s a poor match for the current vaccine. But by then, this season’s flu vaccine was already out.
A Surprising New View Of Flu: Rethinking The 1918 Pandemic
Flu researchers today report some surprising news: They say the 1918 virus was no super-bug. Instead, its deadliness had to do with how very different it was from the flu viruses circulating 25 or 30 years before, when the young adults of 1918 were first exposed to the flu.