Justice Clarence Thomas Hospitalized With Flulike Symptoms, Court Says

Justice Clarence Thomas, the longest-serving member of the U.S. Supreme Court, was hospitalized with an infection on Friday after experiencing flulike symptoms, the court said in a statement on Sunday.Justice Thomas was being treated with intravenous antibiotics at Sibley Memorial...

Shrugs Over Flu Signal Future Attitudes About Covid

In years like this one, when the flu vaccine was at best minimally effective, many are skeptical about getting the shots, which are widely available. Dr. Monto said there are efforts underway to produce much better flu vaccines. But, he...

Inside the High-Stakes Race to Test the Covid Tests

Researchers also assessed the user-friendliness of each product. “You want to make sure that nothing requires too much force, make sure that it’s easy to grasp, grip,” said Sarah Farmer, managing director of Georgia Tech’s HomeLab. “Let’s streamline it where...

Flu Vaccine Was Not Very Effective This Season, the C.D.C. Says

This season’s flu vaccine has offered little to no protection against getting a mild or moderate case of influenza, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week.In a study of more than 3,600 Americans in seven states, the...

Exercise May Enhance the Effects of a Covid or Flu Shot

The exercising volunteers then rode a stationary bike or walked rapidly for 90 minutes after their vaccinations, either at the lab or outside on the sidewalks near the Covid vaccine sites. They worked out at a mildly challenging pace, aiming...

Flu and Covid at the Same Time? Your ‘Flurona’ Questions, Answered

Reports about dual infection with the flu virus and the coronavirus have been making sensational headlines recently. Last week Israel confirmed its first case of “flurona,” in an unvaccinated woman, followed by a growing number of cases in children in...

We’re Getting Close to ‘Universal’ Vaccines. It Hasn’t Been Easy.

On Nov. 19, 2019, Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, happened to be describing to me recent research that was on his mind. “A real hot topic” at that moment, he said, was...

Weekly Health Quiz: Problem Foods, Flu and Covid Boosters

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How Covid Vaccine Technology Could Improve Flu Vaccines

As the world grapples with Covid-19, influenza isn’t getting much attention these days. But the flu’s global impact is staggering: three million to five million cases of severe illness every year, and up to 650,000 deaths. Every few decades, a...

What the Future May Hold for the Coronavirus and Us

As the virus spread, more mutations sprang up, giving rise to even more transmissible variants. First came Alpha, which was about 50 percent more infectious than the original virus, and soon Delta, which was, in turn, roughly 50 percent more...
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