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The COVID vaccine was developed in record time thanks to mRNA. Pfizer’s CEO says the technology should now be used on other viral diseases like the flu.

Covid-19 vaccine forwarded vaccine science years, Pfizer’s CEO said, and now it’s time to use advances for other viral diseases, such as the flu. “We’ll be able to provide medical solutions for other devastating diseases,” the CEO said. The Pfizer BioNTech vaccine used a new method with messenger RNA to […]
The COVID vaccine was developed in record time thanks to mRNA. Pfizer’s CEO says the technology should now be used on other viral diseases like the flu.
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CDC, major vaccine manufacturers ramp up production of flu shots as the US braces for the potential simultaneous impact of the coronavirus and the seasonal flu

Major vaccine manufactures are planning to make millions more flu vaccine doses ahead of the fall amid mounting concern from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Vaccine manufacturers are planning to boost production of flu shots by about 10%, making 189 million flu shots in comparison to 170 million last year, The […]
CDC, major vaccine manufacturers ramp up production of flu shots as the US braces for the potential simultaneous impact of the coronavirus and the seasonal flu
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11 surprising ways pandemics have changed the course of human history

In an effort to contain the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, authorities have encouraged social distancing and the CDC has discouraged groups of people bigger than 10. This has facilitated a culture where a majority of the workforce is remote. Here are some of the other surprising ways pandemics have […]
11 surprising ways pandemics have changed the course of human history
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Yes, you can still get the flu after a flu shot

You can still get the flu after being vaccinated. If you get the shot too early in the year, its effectiveness could wane, according to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. The flu vaccine can take the average healthy adult’s immune system up to two weeks to build up […]
Yes, you can still get the flu after a flu shot
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How to prevent the flu, according to doctors

The most effective way of preventing the flu is to get the flu vaccine each year. Beyond getting the flu vaccine, washing your hands regularly, eating a healthy diet, and exercising regularly can help you fight off the flu vaccine. This article was medically reviewed by Tania Elliott, MD, who […]
How to prevent the flu, according to doctors
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The flu vaccine is more important than you may think

As we head towards a southern hemisphere winter, many people are wondering if it’s worth getting the flu vaccine. Generally speaking, if you are vaccinated, you’re less likely to get the flu. But that’s not the whole story. For most healthy people, it’s about considering the cost and a few […]
The flu vaccine is more important than you may think