COVID-19 research is expected to yield medical and scientific dividends for the treatment of influenza, cancer, cystic fibrosis, and other chronic diseases.
Although the facts in this month’s Legal Advisor predate the COVID-19 pandemic, the legal impact is likely to be relevant in cases that involve religious exemption for mandatory vaccines.
The 2022 adult immunization schedule summarizes ACIP recommendations, including several changes.
Vaccine effectiveness 75% during 2019 to 2020 season, when vaccine-mismatched viruses predominated.
Researchers conducted a meta-analysis to determine the effectiveness of N95 respirators vs surgical masks in protecting against viral respiratory illness transmission.
This review covers the role of mucus hypersecretion in the pathogenesis of colds and flu and treatment options for mucus hypersecretion.
The expanded approval was based on data from a phase 3 study that compared Flucelvax Quadrivalent to a US-licensed comparator quadrivalent influenza vaccine.
Researchers conducted a study that compared the prevalence of COVID-19 with influenza co-infection among the general population vs hospitalized patients, as well as outcomes associated with both infections vs COVID-19 alone.
Routine annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all patients 6 months of age and older who have no medical contraindications.
The study authors obtained randomized clinical trials comparing oseltamivir, peramivir, zanamivir, and baloxavir with other active agents or placebo.
As HIV-exposed, uninfected infants have higher rates of morbidity and mortality than HIV-unexposed uninfected infants, a study was conducted to analyze whether particular infections or immune responses contribute to hospitalization.
The researchers tested their hypothesis that a decrease in respiratory virus incidence would be associated with a reduction in inappropriate ambulatory antibiotic orders.
The 2020-21 flu season was historically low because of mitigating strategies applied to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The bioelectronic device was previously approved for treating sinus pain due to allergic rhinitis.
Two-thirds of US adults have received or intend to receive an influenza vaccination this flu season, according to a survey released by UGA.
An emerging body of research highlights plant-based vaccine manufacturing as a potential solution to risks posed by traditional egg-based manufacturing.
Study authors evaluated influenza-vaccinated patients hospitalized with an influenza-like illness to identify characteristics associated with being at increased risk for hospitalization with influenza.
The ACIP emphasizes the importance of routine vaccinations during the pandemic to prevent diseases.
There may be increased hospitalization risk from influenza infection in patients with obstructive sleep apnea who do not use continuous positive airway pressure.
Children who have received a flu shot are less likely to have symptomatic COVID-19 or severe disease, according to a recent study.