Get that flu shot soon
Facing up to flu
Facing up to fluAmid the scientific controversy over lab-created strains of the H5N1 avian influenza virus that can skip between mammals, it is easy to lose sight of an important public-health question: what will help the wider world to prepare for a flu pandemic? The question is crucial, because when it comes to setting priorities, the fuss over how to regulate the controversial research must not be allowed to distract from a much bigger concern. The world is ill-prepared for a severe flu pandemic of any type. In particular, it cannot yet produce enough vaccine to protect more than just a small proportion of people.
Get that flu shot soonFlu season runs until April so it’s not too late to get immunized.
This highly contagious infection of the airways, caused by the influenza virus, can spread rapidly infecting those around you.