Friday, September 17, 2021

Tag: Flu

Why it’s important for you to get a flu shot

Flu shots are the safest and most effective way to protect yourself from the influenza virus.

October 13 (Insider) - It's more important than ever to get a flu shot this year, with experts warning of a "twindemic" — a potentially deadly combination of COVID-19 and influenza viruses. While being vaccinated against the flu won't protect you from COVID-19, it will help prevent you and others from getting sick, which could save lives and help lessen ...

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Seasonal flu reports hit record lows amid global social distancing

A sign promoting social distancing is hung on a post near the Crown and Anchor pub following a spike in cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to visitors of the pub in Stone, Britain, July 30, 2020. REUTERS/Carl Recine

Beijing, July 31 (Reuters) - Global social distancing rules targeting coronavirus have pushed influenza infection rates to a record low, early figures show, signalling that the measures are having an unprecedented impact on other communicable diseases. In China, where the earliest wide-scale lockdown measures began, new reports of diseases including mumps, measles and some sexually transmitted diseases, have declined significantly, ...

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