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Flu Season

In the Northern Hemisphere, we look to Australia for a forecast of what our winter flu season will look like. What happens in Australia influences things like which strains go in the flu shot—which is sometimes accurate, sometimes not. Spring here, fall there. As we look to summer, they look to winter, and it’s barely […]

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You’re not imagining it; people are still coming down with the flu. This is the longest flu season in a decade at 21+ weeks, thanks to a second flu strain that started circulating in February. While the first strain that started in the fall was well-matched to this year’s vaccine, the February strain is not—so […]

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Normally flu is on the way out by March—but not this year. The flu is still—officially—widespread across 44 states. The forecast is that it will last at least a few more weeks, well into April, and that this new surge of H3N2 will be hard on seniors (as it has traditionally been). While clinic visits […]

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Flu Still Ramping Up

March 14, 2019

It’s March, but there’s no end in sight to flu season. Experts are predicting that we haven’t seen the peak yet as flu continues to ramp up week after week. Some cities are just now getting their seasonal flu outbreaks and seeing patients swarm into clinics. Keep up on immune support and flu prevention for […]

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Keep Fighting the Flu

February 21, 2019

Flu season is still going strong, and in an effort to fight it schools in several states are closing to prevent the disease from spreading. It’s possible the continued strength of flu season means it will go late this year, which could mean watching out for flu until May or June. The waves of snowstorms […]

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