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My Experience With the Nasal Mist Flu Vaccine
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My Experience With the Nasal Mist Flu Vaccine

Last Friday I had the opportunity to get this season’s flu vaccine. It was covered by my health insurance and a medical service was offering it at my office building. I sat down next to the nurse after filling out my paperwork and waiting in line. I preemptively took off my button-down shirt and rolled […]

First human-to-human H5N1 (Avian Flu) death?

First human-to-human H5N1 (Avian Flu) death?

The BBC is reporting that a Chinese man whose son died from an H5N1 infection has also died, raising concerns that the avian flu might be transmittable from person to person. All previous documented cases of human H5N1 infection has been due to contact with birds, or animals who have come into contact with birds, […]

More great news: H5N1 vaccine less effective than hoped

More great news: H5N1 vaccine less effective than hoped

CNN is reporting that the latest H5N1 “avian flu” vaccine is less effective than previously thought. The vaccine, now in clinical trials, is less than 50% effective. The vaccine for the more common influenza viruses are from 75 – 90% effective. Oh yeah, did I mention that the vaunted Tamiflu is not as effective against […]