Social distancing has shielded us from other respiratory viruses – but that’s not necessarily a good thing.
Recent computer modeling shows the upcoming flu season might see a surge in cases. Coupled with COVID-19’s continued threat, doctors are again urging Americans to get their shots.
Doctors, nurses, pharmacists and others all had their own cures for the Spanish flu. But some of these may have made things worse.
Two different respiratory viruses were found to swap proteins when they infected the same cell.
The 2,000-line poem by Scottish physician John Armstrong was written during a time of pandemic, war and increasing public disinformation. What can readers learn from it today?
Parents face tough choices since young kids can’t yet get COVID-19 vaccinations. An infectious diseases expert offers guidance on navigating summer activities.
Scientists around the world are trying to come up with universal coronavirus vaccines to combat the emergence of variants. But what are these vaccines and are they even possible?
We don’t yet know what this winter’s influenza season will bring. But here’s what we can expect from the 2021 crop of flu vaccines.
Americans were tired of social distancing and mask-wearing. At the first hint the virus was receding, people pushed to get life back to normal. Unfortunately another surge of the disease followed.
Decades of experience with influenza offers insights into how we should handle new SARS-CoV-2 variants, and the threat they pose to vaccine effectiveness.
Flu has been almost wiped out in the last year, thanks to COVID.
You need a new shot every year because current flu vaccines provide limited and temporary protection. But researchers’ new strategy could mean a one-and-done influenza vaccine is on the way.
Hemingway’s response to death and disease was very different from the parody that circulated earlier this year.
Going out in the cold won’t necessarily lead to you getting a cold. But cold weather in general is more hospitable to viruses, so it’s wise to take steps to keep your immune system strong.
Will England be going into lockdown 3 in February?
Resistant bacteria aren’t the only risk posed by overprescribing antibiotics. A more immediate risk is side-effects and reactions, which a new review shows are surprisingly frequent and often severe.
Many people object to the added ingredients in vaccines. But pharmacists explain why those fears are unwarranted.
Digital participatory surveillance allows the community to share in the responsibility of disease surveillance and contribute to the control and prevention of respiratory disease outbreaks.
There have been many reports of co-infection with influenza and COVID-19, but we still don’t have the full picture.
A COVID-19 vaccine isn’t the only tool for fighting this pandemic. An immunologist argues that safe pneumonia vaccines would reduce the severity of COVID-19, save lives and prevent the worst cases.