“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) keeps a Most Wanted list for flu viruses. The agency evaluates every potentially dangerous strain, and gives them two scores out of [...]
“The Goal of the Vaccine is Not Necessarily to Prevent the Flu – Optimally, the flu vaccine will prevent you from getting the flu, but that’s actually secondary to the primary [...]
Nearly 100 years ago, in 1918, the world experienced the greatest tidal wave of death since the Black Death, possibly in the whole of human history. We call that tidal wave the Spanish flu, and [...]
Don’t worry, be happy – it might make your flu shot more effective. A new study suggests that older people who are in a good mood when they get the shot have a better immune response.