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Why you should still get the flu shot, even though it won’t directly protect you from the coronavirus

It's almost never too late to get the flu shot, which won't prevent coronavirus, but can keep you healthy.
Zhong Nanshan, a scientist at China's national health commission, is sometimes called the "SARS hero" due to his work during the SARS outbreak in the early 2000s.

The world’s biggest iPhone maker has hired the scientist known as the ‘SARS hero’ to oversee its reopening as it resumes production

Apple's main manufacturing partner, Foxconn, just hired the head of China's coronavirus investigation as an adviser.
Muscle aches are one of the most common symptoms of the flu

What causes muscle aches with the flu and how to ease them

Your muscles ache when you have the flu because of inflammation caused by the virus. To find relief, try applying heat or taking anti-inflammatories.
Chills and cough are some of the most common flu symptoms.

What are the symptoms of the flu? Aches, chills, coughing and more

The most common flu symptoms are body aches, chills, cough, fatigue, fever, and headache but there are other symptoms like sore throat and vomiting.
A security official stands guard as an ambulance arrives with a patient to the Infectious Disease Centre of Princess Margaret Hospital on January 22, 2020 in Hong Kong.

The flu is a far bigger threat to most people in the US than the Wuhan coronavirus. Here’s why.

Five people in the US have been diagnosed with the coronavirus that originated in China. Since October, up to 20,000 Americans have died of influenza.

How to stay healthy at work this winter, according to an expert from the elite team that creates flu vaccines

Flu experts agree that the best way to protect yourself and others is to get a flu shot or a dose of flu mist. Staying home if you're sick helps, too.

The FDA just approved the first new flu treatment in nearly 20 years

The Food and Drug Administration just approved the first new flu treatment in nearly 20 years. The drug, Xofluza, can be used to treat the flu in people age 12 and older who have had symptoms for no more than two days.
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly gives himself a flu shot for an ongoing study on the human immune system September 24, 2015 in space.

This year’s flu vaccine will probably provide more protection than last year’s — here’s why

Flu season is approaching in the US, and with it, a redesigned flu vaccine is here. After last year's shot performed so poorly, proving itself only 25% effective against some of the nastiest strains of the flu, infectious disease experts and drugmakers have reformulated the 2018-2019 vaccine.
The New York City subway system has faced decreased funding and declining performance in recent years.

Scientists studied flu cases in more than 600 cities and towns around the US — and found where flu season lasts the longest

Influenza viruses circulate better in cold, dry air. But scientists who've studied six years of illness data from across the country have found out that the weather isn't as big a factor in transmission rates in big cities. The flu is more persistent all winter in a big metro area.
The executive committee to advice the President meets to discuss Clade X.

A leading medical institution created a simulation that shows how a new disease could kill 900 million people — and it reveals how unprepar...

The Clade X simulation, created by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, shows how vulnerable the world is to the spread of a pandemic virus. According to the scenario's creator, if efforts to create a vaccine continued to fail, a disease like that could kill 900 million people.