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Flu News Friday 9/11/20

September 11, 2020

The Latest in Influenza Vaccines

FAQs for the 2020–2021 flu season available here.

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.

Surveillance for COVID-19 is available on COVIDView.

1. Researchers say Influenza may increase risk of COVID-19 (Pre-print)
Sanchari Sinha Dutta , News Medical / September 10, 2020

2. Vaccinating children against the flu is ‘more important than ever’ this year: pediatricians
Nicole Lyn Pesce, MarketWatch / September 9, 2020

3. America Is Trapped in a Pandemic Spiral
Ed Yong, the Atlantic / September 9, 2020

4. Core Concept: Nascent exascale supercomputers offer promise, present challenges
Adam Mann, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences / September 9, 2020

5. Coronavirus and the Flu: A Looming Double Threat
Marla Broadfoot, Scientific American / September 6, 2020

6. Roche nets FDA authorization for combination COVID-19 and flu test 
Conor Hale, Fierce Biotech / September 4, 2020

7. Video: How to Stop the Next Pandemic
Jonah M. Kessel, New York Times / September 1, 2020

8. Osivax Raises €32M to Develop Universal Coronavirus and Influenza Vaccines
Kostas Vavitsas, Labiotech.eu / August 8, 2020

9. A Universal Influenza Vaccine: How Close Are We?
Angel Corona, American Society for Microbiology / August 3, 2020

10. Intravacc and Versatope Sign Research Service Agreement to Develop Universal Influenza Vaccine Based on OMV technology
Intravacc, PR Newswire / June 8, 2020

11. Different genetic barriers for resistance to HA stem antibodies in influenza H3 and H1 viruses
Wu et al., Science / June 2020