Washington state sees zero flu deaths so far this season

No deaths from the flu have been reported in Washington state during the 2020-2021 season, according to data from the state health department.  Flu activity in the state is considered…

Moderna to create dual COVID-19, flu vaccine, CEO says

Moderna, the maker of the second COVID-19 vaccine to see emergency use approval in the U.S., is now looking to create a dual vaccine against the flu and the novel…

Flu shot associated with fewer coronavirus cases, researchers suggest

Researchers at Michigan Medicine say they found an association between the flu shot and fewer, less severe coronavirus cases. The study, which reviewed medical charts for more than 27,000 patients,…

Iowa woman, 104, gets COVID-19 vaccine decades after surviving 1918 flu pandemic

A 104-year-old Iowa woman who was a child during the 1918 flu pandemic has officially received her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, per local reports.  Velma McElderry received her…

Flu kills 1 child this season amid steep decline in cases: CDC

Thousands of American lives have been lost to the novel coronavirus this past year, but one historically lethal illness has taken a backseat this season: the flu, which, according to…

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in the US

NEW YORK (AP) — February is usually the peak of flu season, with doctors’ offices and hospitals packed with suffering patients. But not this year. Flu has virtually disappeared from…

Russia reports first case of avian flu in humans

Russian health officials reported a new strain of avian flu never before transmitted from birds to humans Saturday, after an outbreak first occurred in a poultry farm last December. Anna…

What happened to coronavirus, flu ‘twin-demic’? Experts weigh in

With coronavirus cases soaring in late summer, experts warned about the potential for a so-called “twin-demic,” which they said would’ve seen hospital systems overwhelmed by both COVID-19 and the influx of…

Test that detects coronavirus, flu gets FDA emergency use authorization, company says

The medical technology company behind a molecular diagnostic test that can detect both the influenza virus and coronavirus in a little as two to three hours said it received Emergency…

NFL: Concussions down about 5%, masks limited flu cases

Playing a season through a pandemic did not take the NFL’s attention off other health issues, specifically concussions, with the league finding those dropped about 5% in 2020. Jeff Miller,…