Tag: Influenza

How Good are Flu Shots? Their Impact on Mortality

I have been hesitant about posting anything related to influenza vaccines. This is in part because the data changes from season to season, and the amount of literature that comes out is staggering (seriously, take a look at pubmed and you will see what I mean). Further, there seems to be a lot of misinformation

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Influenza, COVID-19, Pulmonary Aspergillosis, Lions, Tigers, And Bears – Oh My!

Influenza season is right around the corner, and given the current circumstances, it is a terrifying thought to have both COVID and flu running around. Besides causing significant respiratory distress and subsequent ARDS, severe influenza leads to bacterial superinfection with organisms such as Staph aureus and Streptococcal pneumonia. This usually happens in 10-35% of cases

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