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Increase Flu Research Funds


Last updated 1/10/2018 at 3:24pm

The flu season is now upon us and this year epidemiologists are classifying the outbreak as “moderately severe” at this point. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the last week of December the number of states reporting widespread flu activity increased from 36 to 46, with 26 states experiencing a “high activity” of flu. As of this past Tuesday, in California, 27 people under the age of 65 have died from the flu.

One reason for the increase in cases and mortalities is that this year’s vaccine is a poor match for this year’s actual virus, the H3...

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