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Flu News Friday

March 27, 2020

The Latest in Influenza Vaccines

U.S. Surveillance Update: 400,000 hospitalizations and 23,000 deaths including 155 pediatric deaths so far this season from influenza

  1. ‘It’s a razor’s edge we’re walking’: inside the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine
    The Guardian / March 27, 2020
    Featuring Dr. Jonathan Heeney and his team at Cambridge who are applying their vaccine platform originally intended to for universal influenza vaccine – to develop a universal coronavirus vaccine
  2. H1N1 hit northern Manitoba First Nations hard — some worry COVID-19 will do the same
    Austin Grabish, CBC News / March 27, 2020
  3. Universal Flu Vaccine Developed Using Novel Nanoparticles
    Georgia State University, SciTechDaily / March 25, 2020
    Features this article:
    Double‐Layered M2e‐NA Protein Nanoparticle Immunization Induces Broad Cross‐Protection against Different Influenza Viruses in Mice
    Wang et al, Advanced Healthcare Materials /  December 15, 2019
  4. New Directors Elected to BiondVax’s Board of Directors
    BiondVax Pharmaceuticals Ltd, PR Newswire / March 24, 2020
  5. A Universal Flu Vaccine in their Sights
    Sarah Ovaska, North Carolina Health News / March 24, 2020