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Altruism, Endemic Diseases and a COVID-19 Vaccine?

Altruism, Endemic Diseases and a COVID-19 Vaccine?

Posted by on May 17, 2020 in Blog, Coronavirus / COVID-19 | 0 comments

When Heidi Larson worked for UNICEF as an anthropologist, much of her time was spent ferreting out the rumors that influence public opinion. In 2003, she went to Northern Nigeria where political and religious leaders had decided to stop supporting the vaccination of children against polio. They told parents that the vaccines were contaminated with...

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Not Again! H3N2 Flu Virus

Not Again! H3N2 Flu Virus

Posted by on Oct 23, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

If you had the flu in 2017, you know what the influenza A H3N2 virus feels like.  Australia had a bad round of H3N2 flu this year and often the Northern Hemisphere follows the same trend. What to do? Get the flu shot! So many people say that they get the flu shot but still get the flu. It is true that the vaccine has only a 40 to 60 percent effectiveness...

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Flu and Vaccinations

Flu and Vaccinations

Posted by on Nov 3, 2018 in Blog | 1 comment

I may be a little late in getting one, but I’m going to get the flu vaccine this year. In the US, it is recommended that you get the flu vaccine in October. That gives you time–two weeks–to build immunity to the flu before the “flu season” hits. One reason to get the vaccine is to help protect other people from influenza. This...

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