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Moderna aims to launch single Covid and flu booster jab within two years

Combined vaccine should be ready in time for winter infectious season in 2023, says drug firm’s chief executiveModerna is aiming to launch a single booster vaccination that will protect against both Covid-19 and flu within two years, its chief executive has said.Stéphane Bancel said that the combined vaccine – which will protect against Covid-19, influenza and RSV, a common respiratory virus – could be available before the winter infectious season in 2023. Continue reading...
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Bill Gates says 'COVID can be treated more like seasonal flu' after Omicron surge peaks

Billionaire Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates attends the World Leaders' Summit "Accelerating Clean Technology Innovation and Deployment" session on day three of COP26 on November 02, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. COP26 is the 2021 climate summit in Glasgow.Ian Forsyth/Getty Images Billionaire philantrophist Bill Gates sees a potential end to the COVID-19 pandemic. With cases spiking due to the highly transmissible Omicron variant, the pandemic may be transitioning to an endemic. After Omicron ...
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A 'flurona' infection — catching COVID-19 and the flu at the same time — appears to be 'very uncommon,' a CDC expert says

A nurse holds the tube containing the photographer's throat and nose swab sample for a Covid-19 test at a hospital on the 2nd day of his 14-day quarantine during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic on October 29, 2020 in Stahnsdorf, Germany.Sean Gallup/Getty Images Catching COVID-19 and the flu at the same time appears to be "very uncommon," a CDC expert says. The CDC epidemiologist told Insider that the agency is monitoring "flurona" coinfections. The term began to circulate afte...
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Flu levels remain low in UK despite spread of Omicron, data shows

Cases of people infected at same time with both viruses have been reported in some countriesLevels of flu remain low in the UK despite Covid cases rising considerably over Christmas and the new year, official data shows.The Omicron variant of coronavirus has spread rapidly around the UK, leading to a sharp rise in infections and, subsequently, hospitalisations. According to figures from the Office for National Statistics released on Wednesday, one in 15 people in England had Covid in the week en...
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Unvaccinated teen in Los Angeles tests positive for a co-infection of COVID-19 and the flu now being dubbed 'flurona'

A man walks past a free flu shot advertisement outside of a drugstore in New York on August 19, 2020.Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images An unvaxxed Los Angeles teen has tested positive for a co-infection of COVID-19 and the flu, according to the Los Angeles Times. The co-infections have been happening since early in the pandemic and are now being dubbed "flurona." Experts said that being vaccinated against both the flu and COVID-19 will make a co-infection much milder for most. A Los Angeles tee...
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Head of US FDA’s advisory group: ‘We never expected Covid vaccines to be so good, so effective’

Dr Arnold Monto says he watched as a vaccine was developed both faster and more effectively than any dared to hope – but says it’s unlikely to give ‘permanent protection’It is very likely that in the “Before Times,” few Americans knew that independent experts advised the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the safety and efficacy of vaccines, and that the FDA usually took their advice.Less than a year into the Covid-19 pandemic, that quickly changed. Continue reading...
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UK government paves way to bring in tough ‘plan B’ Covid rules

Councils consulted over support for measures such as vaccine passports amid warnings by senior doctors that NHS faces winter illness ‘triple whammy’• Coronavirus – latest updates• See all our coronavirus coverageNew evidence has emerged that the government is paving the way to implement “plan B” measures in England to combat the spread of Covid-19, amid warnings from health chiefs that a “vortex of pressures” is encircling the NHS.In the clearest sign to date that Whitehall is actively consideri...
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Procter & Gamble said it's seen a spike in sales of over-the-counter medicine as cold and flu season makes a comeback

Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Procter & Gamble is seeing a spike in demand for products like cold medicine compared to last year. Last year's cold and flu season was uncharacteristically mild, with only 748 reported flu deaths. But experts warn that the flu could rebound this year, resulting in a surge in hospitalizations. Sales of healthcare products are soaring at Procter & Gamble as cold and flu season ramps up nationwide. P&G released financial results...
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The 3 best humidifiers we tested in 2021

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Dyson Low humidity in your home can cause dry skin and activate asthma symptoms. A good humidifier should increase humidity levels efficiently and be easy to use and clean. Our top choice is the Honeywell Designer Series since it's simple and effective. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A good humidifier efficiently adds moisture back into your home throughout the day or overnight (depending on y...
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Herbal Roll-on Remedies for Headache, Sleep, and Cold & Flu

Whenever I feel a little under the weather or sense that I’m coming down with something, these essential ... Read More The post Herbal Roll-on Remedies for Headache, Sleep, and Cold & Flu appeared first on Garden Therapy.
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Flu season starts this week. Getting a flu shot is linked to less severe COVID-19 symptoms.

A doctor gives his patient a flu shot. Marko Geber/Getty Flu season ramps up in October, so officials recommend getting flu shots by the end of that month. A study found that people who got flu shots were less likely to develop severe complications from COVID-19. It's safe to get the flu shot and COVID-19 vaccine or booster at the same time. See more stories on Insider's business page. Our second pandemic flu season begins Friday with the arrival of October. But this time, scie...
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Public-health experts say this year's flu season could result in 3 times as many hospitalizations as usual, further straining medical resources

In this Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 file photo, a medical assistant at the Sea Mar Community Health Center, gives a patient a flu shot in Seattle. Ted S. Warren/AP Photo Only 155 people were found to be hospitalized for the flu during the peak of last year's season. One team of health experts said the flu could rebound with 600,000 US hospitalizations this year. Hospitals across the country are already overwhelmed with severe COVID-19 cases. See more stories on Insider's business page....
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Public health experts say this year's flu season could result in three times as many hospitalizations, further straining medical resources during this pandemic

In this Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 file photo, a medical assistant at the Sea Mar Community Health Center, gives a patient a flu shot in Seattle. Ted S. Warren/AP Photo Only 155 people were hospitalized for the flu during the peak of last year's season. Health experts said the flu could make a rebound with an estimated 600,000 hospitalizations this year. Hospitals across the country are already overwhelmed with COVID-19 hospitalizations. See more stories on Insider's business page....
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Vaccine hesitant? An expert answers questions people have

Safety, side-effects and the jargon-filled scientific information explained for those who have concerns about getting vaccinated The post Vaccine hesitant? An expert answers questions people have appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Drug firms poised to make billions of dollars from Covid booster jabs

Sales of BioNTech, Moderna and Pfizer drugs could rival $6bn-a-year market for flu vaccines, say analystsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe drug companies Pfizer, BioNTech and Moderna are poised to make billions of dollars from Covid-19 booster jabs this autumn, with analysts estimating that sales could rival the $6bn-a-year market for seasonal flu vaccines.The UK government is expected to announce details of its booster programme in the coming days, based on formal ...
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Fears for Covid vaccine drive if second doses clash with boosters

Risk that low take-up by young will lead to crunch as older people get third shotCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHealth experts have warned the government that it needs to increase efforts to ensure more young adults are vaccinated against Covid-19 – as a matter of urgency.They fear the current low take-up of jabs among 18- to 25-year-olds could lead to a pile-up of vaccine campaigns in September, when other groups are scheduled to get booster injections and also to b...
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Record 35m people will be offered free flu jab to ease pressure on NHS

Vaccine drive comes amid warnings of a nightmare winter as immunity falls due to Covid restrictionsThe largest flu vaccination programme in UK history is to be rolled out this year, ministers have said, with jabs offered to all school pupils aged under 17.Last year free flu vaccines were expanded to all adults over 50 and children in the first year of secondary school but this year the plans are even bigger, with secondary school pupils up to Year 11 included in the programme. Continue reading.....
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Why living with Covid would not be the same as flu

Analysis: coronavirus is more contagious and more lethal than influenza, and we lack the same global protection mechanismCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs England prepares to ease coronavirus restrictions further, the messaging from ministers has changed. We have reached, it seems, a tipping point in the pandemic where rules will be replaced by personal decisions. The mantra now is about living with coronavirus, much as we do with seasonal flu.The pandemic has invite...
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What were some of the collateral effects of lockdowns? | David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters

Hospital waiting lists rose, but traffic accidents fell – Covid-19’s consequences will emerge in time, but it’s not all quantifiable• Coronavirus – latest updates• See all our coronavirus coverageIn early 2020, there were bans on most social contact, international travel stopped, workplaces and schools shut. Lockdown had arrived. These policies may have limited the spread of the virus, but what collateral harms and benefits on physical health were there?Despite recommendations to continue to se...
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2 varieties of flu seem to have disappeared during lockdown. Experts say it's possible they're gone.

A sign pointing toward a flu vaccination center. Getty/ Jeff Greenberg / Contributor Two varieties of flu have not been spotted for over a year, STAT reported. Public-health measures to control the coronavirus pandemic may have led these strains to disappear. It's still possible, however, that they are circulating undetected. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's been a lonely year to be an influenza virus.Infectious-disease protections put in place during the coron...
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Two varieties of flu seem to have disappeared during lockdown. Experts say it's possible they're gone.

A sign points towards a flu vaccination center. Getty/ Jeff Greenberg / Contributor Two varieties of flu have not been spotted for over a year, STAT reported. Public-health measures to control the pandemic might have led these strains to disappear. However, it's still possible they are circulating undetected. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's been a lonely year to be an influenza virus.Infectious-disease protections put in place during the pandemic to protect p...
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Covid distancing may have weakened children’s immune system, experts say

End of social distancing and mask-wearing could leave children vulnerable to common bugsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScientists are concerned that measures to combat Covid-19 have weakened the immune systems of young children who have not been able to build up resistance to common bugs, leaving them vulnerable when mask-wearing and social distancing eventually end.Contact with viral pathogens happens on a fairly regular basis and although it does not always lead to...
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Americans could opt to wear masks during flu season, Fauci says

People have grown accustomed to wearing masks, a practice which has been credited for a huge drop in seasonal flu deathsPeople could be wearing face masks several years from now in order to avoid the spread of respiratory diseases, according to Anthony Fauci, the White House’s chief medical adviser.Fauci said people have grown accustomed to wearing masks during the Covid-19 pandemic, meaning they may opt to wear them during seasonal spikes in viruses such as influenza. Continue reading...
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The 4 best humidifiers we tested in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Low humidity in your home can cause issues like dry skin and activate asthma symptoms. A good humidifier should increase humidity levels efficiently and be easy to use and clean. Our top choice is the Honeywell Designer Series since it's simple and effective. As someone who grew up in the arid desert landscapes of New Mexico, I know all too well the hazards that come with low humidity levels, from chapped lips to waking up with a sore throat. When I moved ...
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Forward Health raises $225M from investors including The Weeknd as it looks to expand nationwide

Primary care startup Forward Health is looking to expand its tech-powered, personalized healthcare model across the U.S., and will use a new $225 million Series D raise to help make it happen. The new capital comes from Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, SoftBank, Mark Benioff – and recording artist The Weeknd – among others. I spoke to Forward Health co-founder and CEO Adrian Aoun about his company’s plans for this fresh capital, and we also chatted briefly about how The Weeknd got involved. Forwa...
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TikTok parent ByteDance joins patent troll protection group LOT Network

LOT Network, the non-profit that helps businesses of all sizes and across industries defend themselves against patent trolls by creating a shared pool of patents to immunize themselves against them, today announced that TikTik parent ByteDance is joining its group. ByteDance has acquired its fair share of patents in recent years and is itself embroiled in a patent fight with its rival Triller. That’s not what joining the LOT Network is about, though. ByteDance is joining a group of companies her...
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What does Covid mean for the future of pandemic movies?

A year of coronavirus may have dented Hollywood’s enthusiasm for films about deadly outbreaks, but the genre has a history of mutating and returningOf all the things this wretched disease has taken from us, the pandemic movie ranks among the least essential. But, for a few years at least, we should brace ourselves to elbow-bump the genre goodbye.In 2021, we all know exactly what a pandemic is. And, for the most part, it is nothing like the movies. The undead do not roam the streets. Infected mon...
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Fears of a 'twindemic' are over: The US has seen a 98% drop in flu hospitalizations, likely due to COVID-19 measures

An advertisement offering free flu shots in New York City on August 21, 2020. John Nacion/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images Experts worried the winter would bring a "twindemic" of flu and the coronavirus. But the US and UK, along with most of the globe, are experiencing historically mild flu seasons.  COVID-19 public-health measures blunted the flu's spread, experts say. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Public-health experts prepared for a "twindemic" as fall appr...
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The best humidifiers in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A humidifier can make your home's air much more comfortable, particularly when it's dry out. Our top pick is from Pure Enrichment because it's inexpensive and versatile.When the air gets really dry, it can lead to a range of health issues from dry and itchy skin to bloody noses. It can also make it less comfortable just to breathe. Not to mention low humidity may also damage porous things like wooden furniture and framed artDry air is especially common during c...
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Fears of 'twindemic' recede as US influenza rates stay low

Mask-wearing, social distancing, closed schools and high vaccine take-up may be factors but peak of flu season is usually FebruaryAs Covid-19 continues to surge in the US, with a record number of more than 4,000 virus deaths on Friday, some good news has come from data about the flu.During a typical flu season, the number of people getting the flu would just be starting to rise, with the peak typically coming in February. Yet so far, only 0.2% of 400,000 swabs for the flu have been positive, acc...
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