Flu

The Pharmacy Times® Flu resource center provides information about early symptoms of the flu and the array of therapies in development intended to treat it as it progresses. Additionally, learn more about the data coming directly from the most widely attended pharmacy conferences and meetings, updated clinical trial listings, and other resources.

Beyond the Bench: Advancing Vaccine Education
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The relationship between the flu and heart disease is of particular concern during the pandemic, as severe COVID-19 outcomes have also been associated with exacerbated cardiovascular conditions.
 
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Thirty-four percent of people in Turkey and 17% of people in the UK report that they are “hesitant” about a COVID-19 vaccine, primarily based on the their beliefs regarding the origin of the virus.
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Physicians and scientists tested several oral and nasopharyngeal rinses in a laboratory setting for their ability to inactivate human coronaviruses that are similar in structure to SARS-CoV-2.
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According to Amy Kallo, a PharmD student at Midwestern University, working at a pharmacy during the pandemic helped to solidify her understanding of the role of pharmacists as educators in their communities.
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Barring a successful vaccine, COVID-19 may experience a yearly outbreak similar to the flu.
 
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In 2019, the independent community pharmacy industry represented 35% of all retail pharmacies in the United States with a $73.7 billion marketplace, according to the NCPA’s recently released 2020 NCPA Digest.
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Virtual transitions of care services are a valuable and viable opportunity for students to progress to graduation and gain valuable experience in preparation for professional employment.
 
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In a short time, COVID-19 has increased our dependency on technology and pharmaceutical companies are actively investigating this digital transformation.
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Age has been connected to symptom severity and mortality in COVID-19, however, it does not affect susceptibility to infection with the virus. 

 
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The combination of isolating potentially sick patients in their car and conducting the test in a ventilated setting minimizes COVID-19 transmission to the rest of the population.
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Data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia showed a gradual, steady decline in viral transmission rates during the 8 weeks immediately preceding relaxation of physical distancing rules.
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Given the collision of COVID-19 and flu season, receiving the flu vaccine may hold additional benefits by reducing symptoms that may be confused with those of the novel coronavirus.