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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Macrophages could be critical treatment targets because they could be infected by SARS-CoV-2 and can contribute to spreading the infection through the lung.
 
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B.1.1.7, or otherwise known as VOC 202012/01, may lead to a large increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the United States and may become the dominant strain of the virus in the coming months.
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For patients with COVID-19, mitochondria are one of the first lines of defense in fighting the virus.
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Approximately one-third of children with COVID-19 are asymptomatic, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Alberta.
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Moderna, Inc has also announced temporary authorization of its COVID-19 vaccine in Switzerland.
 
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The study authors said their main hypothesis for the higher prevalence of olfactory dysfunction in mild COVID-19 cases was based on differences in the immune response to the infection.
 
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Despite fringe conspiracy theories that circulated online, COVID-19 carries a greater risk of health problems than the flu. 
 
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Reports indicate a mortality rate of up to 28% among solid organ transplant patients hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019.
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Pharmacy Times® interviewed Alan Green, the US head of sales, infectious disease at AstraZeneca, on the Flu+Force campaign and the resources it provides to help pharmacists develop alternative flu vaccination sites.
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An individual’s response to the flu virus is largely shaped by preexisting immunity. 

 
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Emphasizing the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine to younger generations and those with no underlying health conditions could significantly increase the overall rate of vaccination in the United States.
 
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Results of Ellume’s rapid at-home COVID-19 test are sent to a smartphone in 15 minutes or less.