No, your flu shot will not protect you against this new strain. I think it’s important for everyone not to panic at this point. To my knowledge, no one has died from this outside of Mexico. Can anyone confirm that?
Also, the strain that has been confirmed here in the US needs to analyzed and compared to what’s happening in Mexico. Are they the same? The Mexico version is a combo of several types.
I have been following this very closely for the last 72 hours and have not heard of any deaths in the US. Only one short hospitalization and that person had an underlying health problem. All cases in US have recovered.
Presser from CDC this afternoon at 3PM—SCHEDULED time.