Influenza Virus Versus SARS-CoV-2
Influenza on ASM Podcasts
Sept. 26, 2019
Jesse Bloom discusses his research on influenza virus evolution, immunity and cooperation by studying influenza viruses at the human population, cell culture and single cell levels.
Aug. 11, 2019
The purpose of CEIRS, universal influenza vaccines and cellular responses to infection in pediatric populations.
Advocacy & Outreach
Nov. 20, 2019 NIAID and CDC Testify at House Science Committee Hearing on the Flu
The House Science, Space and Technology Committee held a hearing, "Fighting Flu, Saving Lives: Vaccine Science and Innovation." ASM worked with the Committee in advance of the hearing to ensure that key questions were addressed.
Inadequate Flu Vaccination Rates
Annual vaccination is the best way to protect oneself against the flu. Although the seasonal flu vaccine is widely available, less than 50% of the total U.S. population got vaccinated for the latest season on record. This is a public health concern. Improved funding and education is needed to facilitate widespread coverage.
July 15, 2020 Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome are Risk Factors for Severe Influenza, COVID-19
Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of severe disease from viral infection, according to a review of the literature performed by a team of researchers from St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The research appears in the Journal of Virology.