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Flu News Friday 10/9/2020

October 9, 2020

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Burden estimates for the 2019–2020 flu season: 39,000,000–56,000,000 flu illnesses, 18,000,000–26,000,000 flu medical visits, 410,000–740,000 flu hospitalizations, and 24,000–62,000 flu deaths.

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1. High-risk, high-reward grants awarded to four Stanford researchers

Stanford Medicine / October 8, 2020

2. Could The Live Flu Vaccine Help You Fight Off COVID-19?

Michaeleen Doucleff, NPR / October 8, 2020

3. A step toward a universal flu vaccine

Anne Trafton, MIT News Office / October 7, 2020

4. Defining and Manipulating B Cell Immunodominance Hierarchies to Elicit Broadly Neutralizing Antibody Responses against Influenza Virus

Amitai et al., Cell Systems / October 7, 2020

5. Adenoviral Vector-Based Vaccine Platforms for Developing the Next Generation of Influenza Vaccines

Sayedahmed et al., Vaccines / October 1, 2020

6. What Will Cold-and-Flu Season Mean for the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Carolyn Kormann, The New Yorker / October 1, 2020

7. Funding Opportunity: Cohort Studies To Improve Our Understanding of Influenza Immunity, Vaccine Response and Effectiveness in Older Adults (65 years and older)

National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases / September 30, 2020

8. Virus Hunters program launches with students helping to prevent the next pandemic

Sasha Chait, Biobus / September 29, 2020

9. Funding Opportunity: Understanding Evolutionary Dynamics of Influenza to Inform and Improve Vaccine Strain Selection

National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases / September 25, 2020

10. Probing the evolution of Influenza at high resolution

The Bloom Lab, Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center / September 20, 2020

11. Influenza–Host Interplay and Strategies for Universal Vaccine Development

Hwang et al., Vaccines / September 20, 2020