A COVID-19 vaccine may be different from others

An expert sheds light on the process of creating a COVID-19 vaccine and how it may be different from other common vaccines like the flu shot.

Sarina Gleason-Michigan State • futurity
Oct. 23, 2020 ~7 min

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Cold? Flu? COVID? Here’s how to tell

How can you tell if you have a cold, the flu, or COVID-19 when some symptoms overlap? An expert breaks it down, including when to call the doctor.

U. Michigan • futurity
Oct. 22, 2020 ~5 min

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Tips to protect yourself in a flu and COVID ‘twindemic’

An expert breaks down what you need to know about the potential for a "twindemic" of flu and COVID-19 this year, including how to keep yourself safe.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Oct. 5, 2020 ~7 min

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5 reasons you really should get a flu shot this year

What will happen when COVID-19 and the flu comingle this fall is a bit of wild card, but doctors and health experts have an urgent message: Get a flu shot.

Yale • futurity
Sept. 16, 2020 ~11 min

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5 reasons you really should get a flu shot this year

What will happen when COVID-19 and the flu comingle this fall is a bit of wild card, but doctors and health experts have an urgent message: Get a flu shot.

Yale • futurity
Sept. 16, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: covid-19 vaccines flu health-and-medicine

2 doses of flu vaccine for kids cuts hospitalizations in half

Fully vaccinating children by giving them two doses of the flu vaccine can cut their risk of hospitalization as much as 54%, researchers say.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan • futurity
Jan. 22, 2020 ~4 min

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Why doesn’t the flu freak us out more?

This past summer, fear of eastern equine encephalitis gripped New England despite its relatively low impact. So why aren't more people scared of the flu?

Boston University • futurity
Dec. 3, 2019 ~1 min

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How the flu shot affects your genes could make it better

Data show that infection and vaccination change the expression of certain genes, which may make the flu shot more effective or lead to a universal vaccine.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
Nov. 26, 2019 ~4 min

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Could a universal flu vaccine come from antibody that protects mice?

An antibody that gunks up the machinery that flu viruses use to replicate in mice could be the first step towards a universal flu vaccine.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
Oct. 28, 2019 ~7 min

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Airplane first-aid kits don’t have what kids need

"...right now, if you are a parent traveling with a child, we recommend you carry on the medications you think your child might need."

Sarah Avery-Duke • futurity
July 25, 2019 ~3 min

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