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  • CDC sets new recommendations for COVID-19 and flu vaccines

    06/28/2024 10:21:29 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 43 replies
    Channel3000 News ^ | June 28, 2024 | Channel 3000 Staff
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday it is updating their recommendations for the 2024-2025 COVID-19 and flu vaccines this fall and winter season. For the COVID-19 vaccination, the CDC said it now recommends everyone ages six months and older receive an updated 2024-2025 vaccine to protect against the potentially dangerous outcomes of the virus. Updated vaccines will be available from Pfizer, Moderna, and Novavax later this year. The CDC said it recommends everyone ages six months and older, with rare exceptions, receive an updated 2024-2025 flu vaccine. September and October remain the best times to get vaccinated,...
  • Bird flu: Finland becomes first country in the world to start vaccinations for humans

    06/26/2024 6:01:43 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 26 replies
    MSM ^ | 06/25/2024 | Isabelle Durso & Jailene Cuevas
    Finland has broken new ground as the inaugural nation to commence bird flu vaccinations for human beings, as divulged by health officials this Tuesday.The forward-thinking Nordic nation will make preemptive bird flu vaccines available from next week to specific workers who are exposed to animals. Finland secured vaccines for 10,000 individuals, with each person receiving two doses. This purchase forms part of an expansive EU procurement of up to 40 million doses shared amongst 15 countries.CSL Seqirus, the Australian vaccine manufacturer behind these doses, confirmed to Reuters that Finland holds the honour of being the first nation to implement this...
  • Rare drug-resistant flu variant identified in the US, CDC says

    06/15/2024 6:00:00 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 57 replies
    KRDO ^ | 6-14-24 | CNN Newssource via KRDO
    A rare flu variant that has shown some resistance to the most commonly used antiviral treatment has been detected in at least two people in the United States, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Influenza viruses are constantly changing, but this variant has two concerning mutations in places that could lower the effectiveness of treatment with oseltamivir phosphate, known by the brand name Tamiflu. “There’s active global surveillance going on looking for these mutations,” said Dr. Andy Pekosz, a virologist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. “We want to know when they come...
  • Australia begins lockdowns on farms over bird flu.

    06/12/2024 5:05:04 AM PDT · by davikkm · 21 replies
    Australia has implemented lockdowns on farms due to bird flu outbreaks. Specifically, in the state of Victoria, more than 500,000 chickens have been euthanized, and strict quarantine zones have been established to restrict the movement of birds and equipment. The highly pathogenic H7N3 strain of avian influenza has been detected on four farms, while another virus, H7N9, has been found on a fifth property over the past seven weeks. As part of sweeping biosecurity controls, at least 580,000 birds have been destroyed.
  • HHS advances plan to produce 4.8 million H5N1 vaccine doses

    06/01/2024 6:23:27 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 52 replies
    CIDRAP - University of Minnesota ^ | 22 May, 2024 | Lisa Schnirring
    Response (ASPR) at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said officials are moving forward with a plan to produce 4.8 million doses of H5N1 avian flu vaccine for pandemic preparedness. Dawn O'Connell, JD, said health officials have identified a manufacturing line at one of its manufacturing partners for fill-and-finish steps, without disrupting production of seasonal flu vaccine. Currently, the vaccine is in bulk form and will be produced in multidose vials. She said it takes a couple months to fill and finish the vaccine doses, which would save time in case a vaccine is needed. Federal health...
  • Bird flu infects second person in US: What we know

    05/23/2024 11:25:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/23/2024 | LAUREN IRWIN -
    A farmworker in Michigan is the second person to become infected with the current H5N1 bird flu virus. The farmworker had mild symptoms and has since recovered, local health officials said. According to Michigan’s chief medical executive, Natasha Bagdasarian, the current health risk to the public remains low, but the virus has circulated in dairy and poultry farms across the country this spring. Here’s what we know about the bird flu infections.
  • Bird Flu Fearmongering Prompts Spike in Survival Beef Sales

    05/17/2024 6:00:08 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/17/2024 | PREPPER ALL-NATURALS (SPONSORED)
    Mainstream media has been covering bird flu incessantly for weeks. It has been compared to COVID-19 and even the Bubonic plague with talking head “doctors” practically declaring it to be the next pandemic. Whether their concern is real or part of an election year operation is debatable, but what has become crystal clear is that Americans are viewing the sudden bird flu attention from government agencies as a reason to stock up on long-term storage beef. “The beef industry is undeniably under attack,” said JD Rucker, CEO of Prepper All-Naturals. “Whatever risk, if any, that bird flu poses to cattle...
  • COVID Still Deadlier Than the Flu -- But the Gap Is Narrowing

    05/16/2024 6:06:25 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    medpagetoday ^ | 05/15/2024 | Katherine Kahn
    Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 were more likely to die than those hospitalized with influenza during the fall and winter of 2023-2024, according to an analysis of Veterans Affairs data. Among over 11,000 patients hospitalized for either illness during this past fall and winter, 5.7% of patients with COVID-19 died within 30 days of admission versus 4.24% of patients with influenza, reported Ziyad Al-Aly, MD, of the VA St. Louis Health Care System, and colleagues. email article A photo of a nurse in full protective gear at the bedside of an intubated COVID patient in the ICU. Patients hospitalized with COVID-19...
  • Baxter: Product contained live bird flu virus

    03/05/2009 12:23:03 PM PST · by Smokin' Joe · 15 replies · 893+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 27th February 2009 | By Helen Branswell
    The company that released contaminated flu virus material from a plant in Austria confirmed Friday that the experimental product contained live H5N1 avian flu viruses. And an official of the World Health Organization’s European operation said the body is closely monitoring the investigation into the events that took place at Baxter International’s research facility in Orth-Donau, Austria. “At this juncture we are confident in saying that public health and occupational risk is minimal at present,” medical officer Roberta Andraghetti said from Copenhagen, Denmark. “But what remains unanswered are the circumstances surrounding the incident in the Baxter facility in Orth-Donau.” The...
  • 'This could be 100 times worse than Covid': Bird flu warning from scientists who say HALF of infections with H5N1 in people are fatal - as White House says it's 'monitoring' the situation

    04/03/2024 6:44:47 PM PDT · by chickenlips · 109 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 3, 2024 | Luke Andrews
    A bird flu pandemic could be '100 times worse than Covid' and kill up to half of everyone it infects, experts have warned — as the White House says it is 'monitoring' the situation. Speaking at a briefing, virus researchers said the H5N1 strain of bird flu may now be getting 'dangerously close' to triggering a pandemic. Multiple cases of the infection in a variety of mammals, including cows, cats and, more recently, humans, are all raising the risk of the virus mutating to become more transmissible, they said. But others attending the briefing said it was too early to...
  • It’s just the flu, bro…Year 5 (a thread for Flubros and Flubras)

    03/19/2024 7:51:38 PM PDT · by impimp · 103 replies ^ | 19 March 2024 | impimp
    It’s just the flu, bro…year 5 (a thread for Flubros and Flubras) Four years ago we started this series of threads based on the premise that…it’s just the flu, bro. Essentially that Covid is just the flu. It should have been nothing more, from an impact point of view, nothing more than a bad flu season. The symptoms, treatment, prevention techniques for Covid were all similar to that of the flu. We present as evidence… an excerpt- “The new guidance brings a unified approach to addressing risks from a range of common respiratory viral illnesses, such as COVID-19, flu,...
  • The Latest Development on 'Long COVID' Is Going to Make You Angry

    03/15/2024 7:48:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/15/2024 | Matt Vespa
    So, what the hell did we go through all of this for? I expected another wave of either anger or hilarity regarding the new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued earlier this month about COVID: we can pretty much treat this viral infection like the flu. Remember, it was not long ago that even uttering such a thing could land you in social media jail or be branded a science denier. The footnote for the COVID pandemic will be that the people were right, and the experts were wrong. Masking is grossly ineffective. The vaccine is...
  • U.S. airport nasal swabbing expanding to Chicago and Miam

    03/13/2024 1:30:22 PM PDT · by lightman · 45 replies
    WGAL ^ | 13 March A.D. 2024 | Mike Stobbe
    he nation's top public health agency is expanding a program that tests international travelers for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention program asks arriving international passengers to volunteer to have their noses swabbed and answer questions about their travel. The program operates at six airports and on Tuesday, the CDC said it was adding two more — Chicago's O'Hare and Miami. Those locations should provide more information about respiratory infections coming out of South America, Africa and Asia, particularly, CDC officials said. "Miami and Chicago enable us to collect samples coming from areas of...
  • Hospital pays job applicant who refused mandated flu shot

    03/12/2024 8:46:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    WND News Center ^ | March 8, 2024 | Bob Unruh
    Corporation cited for illegal religious discrimination.. A hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich., has agreed to pay a settlement to a job applicant who had been offered a position, but then was arbitrarily rejected because he declined to take a flu shot hospital officials demanded. ... The fight involved Trinity Health Grand Rapids, which previously was known as Mercy Health St. Mary's. The resolution includes a consent decree that allows paying of some $50,000 to the worker who was rejected. The case originally was filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and charged the hospital improperly denied a job applicant’s...
  • Why Is the CDC Now Treating COVID Like It’s the Flu?

    03/07/2024 1:21:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/8 | Chas Danner
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday mothballed its longstanding COVID isolation guidance, announcing that people no longer need to isolate for five days after catching the coronavirus. Instead, per the CDC, they should stay home if they feel sick but can leave home and resume normal activities as soon as their symptoms are getting better and its been a day since they had a fever (without the help of fever-reducing medication). That means that the CDC is now both streamlining and simplifying its recommendations and advising people to treat their COVID infections like they would the flu...
  • CDC finally admits COVID can be treated like the flu

    03/06/2024 2:25:15 PM PST · by xoxox · 85 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Wed Mar 6, 2024 - 4:04 pm EST | Calvin Freiburger
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) quietly updated its federal COVID-19 guidelines to recommend treating the virus similarly to the flu, vindicating years of dissident opinion and undermining the original justification for drastically upending Americans’ lives in its name. Declaring that COVID is “no longer the emergency that it once was, and its health impacts increasingly resemble those of other respiratory viral illnesses,” the new guidance says COVID’s threat is now “more similar to that of other common respiratory viruses,” justifying the agency’s decision to issue a general “Respiratory Virus Guidance, rather than additional virus-specific guidance.” It...
  • Warning: The annual flu vaccine is being transformed into a mRNA jab…

    03/05/2024 2:18:32 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 95 replies
    Revolver News ^ | March 5, 2024 | Revolver
    A lot of you have been getting your flu shots for years without a hitch. But, heads up, there’s a big shift on the horizon you should be aware of. The annual flu vaccine is morphing into an mRNA shot. And chances are, they’re not going to broadcast this change, especially with all the health debates swirling around mRNA technology.A recent study out of Japan reveals alarming facts about cellular immunity.Dr. Malone, the man who is regarded as the “inventor” of mRNA vaccines, has been an outspoken critic of the regulatory oversight regarding the mRNA vaccine products.Camus:Dr. Robert Malone, a...
  • Fighting the flu: The surprising power of a century-old vaccine for tuberculosis

    02/29/2024 9:58:34 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 6 replies
    Medical Xpress / McGill University / Nature Immunology ^ | Feb. 22, 2024 | Keila DePape / Kim A. Tran et al
    As Canada's flu season collides with record strep A cases and ongoing COVID-19 concerns, a new study is shedding light on our understanding of respiratory immune responses. Scholars have discovered a surprising facet about a century-old vaccine for tuberculosis, Bacillus Calmette Guérin (BCG). The study uncovered a previously unknown mechanism that extends the vaccine's shield to combat influenza A virus—the most prevalent flu strain. "The immune interactions involved here can 'train' the lungs, which are frequently exposed to infectious agents in the environment. If we can map out the protective immune pathways involved in the lungs, this will revolutionize our...
  • Pope Francis Taken To Hospital After Suffering From The Flu

    02/28/2024 7:27:33 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    NBC News ^ | 02/28/24 | Henry Austin
    Pope Francis, who has been suffering from the flu, was taken to a hospital in central Rome after the papal audience Wednesday, the Vatican said. The Vatican did not immediately comment on his condition.The 87-year-old pontiff was seen arriving at Italian capital's Gemelli Hospital on Tiber Island in a small white Fiat 500 and leaving again under escort in the same car after a short period, the ANSA news agency reported."After the general audience Pope Francis went to the Gemelli Isola Tiberina Hospital for some diagnostic tests," the Vatican said in a statement. "At the end he returned to the...
  • Pope Francis Cancels Activities Due to ‘Persistent’ Flu

    02/26/2024 11:57:06 AM PST · by dynachrome · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-26-24 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
    Pope Francis canceled all his scheduled activities Monday for the second time in three days, with the Vatican citing a persistent flu as the cause. “Mild flu-like symptoms persist without fever,” stated Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni in an email to journalists, adding that the day’s events were canceled “as a precaution.” Bruni released a similar notification on Saturday morning, announcing the suspension of all papal activities because of a “mild seasonal flu.” On Sunday, the 87-year-old pontiff appeared briefly at the window of the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican for his weekly Angelus address. Last month, the pope attended a...