Tag Archives: influenza

Gates: Trump’s Very Keen For A Universal Flu Vaccine

STAT News reports: Bill Gates was talking to President Trump in the Oval Office last month when the conversation turned to the notion of a universal flu vaccine — probably, as Gates recalled in an interview, “the longest conversation about universal flu vaccine that the president’s ever had.” “You should associate yourself with American innovation. Wouldn’t you love to have …

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CDC: Thousands Dying Weekly From The Flu

Bloomberg reports: The amount of influenza ravaging the U.S. this year rivals levels normally seen when an altogether new virus emerges, decimating a vulnerable population that hasn’t had a chance to develop any defenses. It’s an unexpected phenomenon that public health experts are still trying to decode. The levels of influenza-like illnesses being reported now are as high as the …

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CDC Report: Flu Hospitalizations Reach Record High

CBS News reports: Federal health officials say at least 16 more children died of the flu over the past week and more states are reporting high levels of illness. In a briefing Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the flu outbreak is responsible for at least 53 child deaths so far this season. “Hospitalizations are now the …

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Scamvangelist Gloria Copeland: You Don’t Need A Flu Shot Because Jesus Already Gave Us One [VIDEO]

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Back in 2013, the Texas megachurch run by televangelist Kenneth Copeland, a member of President Trump’s faith advisory council who recently became the proud owner of a Jesus-provided private plane, was at the center of a measles outbreak that was attributed to the church’s belief that congregants can forego vaccines because Jesus will …

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Homocon Fake News Site Goes Viral With Flu Lie

Boing Boing reports: If you want a good example that shows how Facebook cares more about pleasing its shareholders than the it does about stopping fake news, look how this fake news story, which claims a CDC doctor says the flu vaccine is causing the flu outbreak, is spreading across Facebook (current number of shares: 691k). Remember, Facebook has complete …

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Deadly Flu Outbreak Nearing Epidemic Levels

The Associated Press reports: A particularly deadly flu virus has reportedly become widespread in 46 states across the country, according to the recent data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “This is a feature of this year’s flu — not only did it start early, but it seemed to occur all over the country more or less …

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#CPACPlague

The trending Tea Party hashtag today is #CPACPlague as many attendees report coming down with a bad flu after this weekend’s convention. At Twitchy, the most popular comment is this: “It was first time most of them were in same room as liberal media reporters covering the event. Immune system needs to build up liberal media anti-virus.”  Flu outbreaks at …

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Flu Tracker App Launched

The New York Post reports: Hell’s Kitchen is burning up — with the flu. The neighborhood is the city’s most infected area — closely followed by the Upper West Side, Carroll Gardens and Elmhurst, Queens, according to a formula created by two upstate professors. The complex, Twitter-based algorithm maps out areas of New York City that are hardest-hit with virus …

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Boston Mayor Declares Flu Emergency

As hundreds of flu patients flood into the city’s emergency rooms, today Boston Mayor Tom Menino declared a public health emergency. The nation’s severe flu season continued to worsen Wednesday, with reports of hospitals overflowing with sick patients and at least one major U.S. city declaring an influenza emergency and urging citizens to get vaccinated before the peak is reached. …

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