Tag: seasonal flu

Get Flu Shot Early This Year? Same Time as COVID Vaccine?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. With first-time COVID-19 immunizations continuing and the plan to offer booster...

Giving Flu and COVID Shots at Same Time Appears Safe, Effective: Study

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Giving a COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as a seasonal flu vaccine...

NIAID Advances Universal Flu Vaccine Candidate Into Phase 1 Trial

Last month, US government researchers began a test of an experimental influenza vaccine that they hope will provide long-lasting immunity against multiple strains of the...

No Effect on Elective Heart Surgery Result in Seniors

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Among older adults who underwent elective coronary and aortic valve surgery during influenza seasons, “no consistent associations” were seen between...

COVID-19 ‘Far More Serious’ Than Flu, Inpatient Data Confirm

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. About twice as many patients were admitted to hospitals in France...

Flu Vaccines, COVID-19 Protocols Tamp Down Flu Season

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Flu cases are down this year because of a number of...

COVID-19 Infection Fatality Ratio Is About 1.15%, Study Says

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A new study conducted by researchers at Imperial College London found...

Distinguishing COVID-19 From Flu in Kids Remains Challenging

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. For children with COVID-19, rates of hospitalization, ICU admission, and ventilator...

Flu’s Added CV Risk Shows Need to Distinguish It From COVID-19

Almost 12% of about 80,000 adults in the United States admitted with laboratory-confirmed influenza then suffer an acute cardiovascular (CV) event that likely prolongs hospitalization...

Comparing COVID-19, Flu Death Tolls ‘Extremely Dangerous’

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 14, 2020 — The number of COVID-19 deaths cannot be directly compared to the number...

COVID-19 Daily: High-Risk Specialties, Flu Comparisons

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 14, 2020 –Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you...