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Sep 20, 2019

Sep 20, 2019
flu vaccine

Trump signs executive order to improve flu vaccines

A task force will identify priorities and monitor progress, and HHS will coordinate efforts.

Sep 18, 2019

Sep 18, 2019
Pandemic preparedness personal protective equipment

Experts detail global pandemic readiness gaps, offer steps

They say the world is not prepared for a pandemic.

Sep 04, 2019

Sep 04, 2019
Dental assistant wearing mask

Outpatient study finds masks, respirators equally protective

Researchers find no difference in health worker infections from flu, other viruses.

Jun 05, 2019

Jun 05, 2019
United States Capitol

Pandemic preparedness renewal sent to Trump's desk

"The fact that Congress passed this bill is acknowledgement that health security is national security."

May 07, 2019

May 07, 2019
Piglet in person's arms

Feds cite flu, Salmonella, MERS, Lyme among zoonotic threats

Other high-priority diseases include West Nile, plague, rabies, and brucellosis.

Sep 28, 2018

Sep 28, 2018
Egg-based flu vaccine

WHO changes 1 strain for egg-based Southern Hemisphere 2019 flu vaccines

The experts also called for 3 new pandemic candidate vaccine viruses.

May 07, 2018

May 07, 2018
Pipetting in lab

Experts review 1918 pandemic, warn flu is global threat

Experts agree that the next flu pandemic could well be devastating—and how ill-prepared the world is.

Apr 17, 2018

Apr 17, 2018
Preparedness backbacks

Preparedness index reflects overall gains but some regional gaps

The US as a whole had a score of 7.1 out of 10 for 2017, nearly a 3% improvement.

Feb 28, 2018

Feb 28, 2018
Vaccine research

NIAID releases strategy toward universal flu vaccine

It includes a profile of what such a vaccine would accomplish and the different research areas needed.

Feb 19, 2018

Feb 19, 2018
Drawing vaccine from a vial

Senate bill would jump-start universal flu vaccine efforts

The proposed law would direct $200 million a year for 5 years to research.

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