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In rough US flu season for kids, vaccine working OK so far

By MIKE STOBBE | February 20, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — It may end up being a bad flu season for kids, but early signs suggest the vaccine is working OK.The vaccine has been more than 50% effective in preventing flu illness severe enough to send a child to the doctor's office, the U.S. Centers...

AP-NORC poll: More Americans worry about flu than new virus

By CARLA K. JOHNSON and HANNAH FINGERHUT | February 20, 2020

A wide share of Americans are at least moderately confident in U.S. health officials’ ability to handle emerging viruses, and more express concern about catching the flu than catching the new coronavirus, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC...

Global experts study promising drugs, vaccines for new virus

By JAMEY KEATEN and MARIA CHENG | February 11, 2020

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization convened outside experts Tuesday to try to speed the development of tests, treatments and vaccines against the new coronavirus, as doctors on the front lines experiment on patients with various drugs in hopes...

Experts scramble, but new virus vaccine may not come in time

By LAURAN NEERGAARD | February 6, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The flu-like virus that exploded from China has researchers worldwide once again scrambling to find a vaccine against a surprise health threat, with no guarantee one will arrive in time.Just days after Chinese scientists shared the...

Klobuchar proposes plan to prevent, address global outbreaks

By SARA BURNETT | January 30, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar released a plan Thursday to prevent and respond to global outbreaks like the new virus that has sickened people in China and spread to more than a dozen countries, including the U.S.The World...

Warren offers infectious-disease plan amid China outbreak

By WILL WEISSERT | January 28, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has announced a plan to prevent, contain and treat infectious diseases as a new viral illness spreads in China.The Massachusetts senator on Tuesday unveiled a plan that includes...

Vaccines should be mandatory

By Ashley Hines | February 6, 2019

Choosing not to vaccinate a child has deadly consequences for the family making the decision and the population. With recent preventable outbreaks, it is imperative to public safety for the U.S. to make vaccinations mandatory for all individuals.In 2018,...

Flu shots available in Septermber in Sycamore

By Ryan Felgenhauer | August 30, 2011

Home Bound Healthcare of Sycamore, 1625 Bethany Road in Sycamore, will offer flu shots to the public starting Sept. 1. These shots will be available to be delivered to certain groups of people. "We can deliver them to people over 65 with medicare and...