News & Perspective

Jul 12, 2018

Jul 12, 2018
Sick daughter on mom's lap

BARDA support paves way for at-home flu tests

BARDA will provide $24 million in initial funds to 2 companies to advance tests for influenza A and B.

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.

Jan 19, 2018

Jan 19, 2018

News Scan for Jan 19, 2018

HHS government shutdown plan
Saudi MERS
Mutated flu virus for vaccine
Yellow fever in Brazil
Polio in Afghanistan

Nov 13, 2017

Nov 13, 2017

News Scan for Nov 13, 2017

New MERS cases
Yellow fever in Nigeria
HHS secretary nomination
Legionnaires' at Disney
Canadian flu cost estimate

May 17, 2017

May 17, 2017

News Scan for May 17, 2017

Saudi MERS cases
Health providers work through ILI
N95 protection for nurses
Support for NIH funding

Jan 10, 2017

Jan 10, 2017

News Scan for Jan 10, 2017

Trump taps anti-vaxxer
DURC recommendations
Saudi MERS cases
MCR-1 in pigs
Flu in Northern Hemisphere
Madagascar plague

Mar 08, 2016

Mar 08, 2016
Influenza researcher

COMMENTARY: Six policy options for conducting gain-of-function research

Experts offer approaches for moving the GOF conundrum forward that are not mutually exclusive, such as lifting the moratorium, seeking international consensus, and establishing a review board.

Dec 28, 2015

Dec 28, 2015
Patients in waiting room

Slowly growing US flu activity rises above key baseline

The percentage of clinic visits for flu rose to 2.2%, above the national baseline of 2.1%.

Dec 11, 2015

Dec 11, 2015

Flu Scan for Dec 11, 2015

US flu up only a bit
Funds for fast N95 production

Sep 29, 2015

Sep 29, 2015
Pipette and test tubes

HHS funds 2 experimental flu treatments

One treatment is a new type of antiviral targeted for hospitalized patients, and the second is a monoclonal antibody.

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