Is the 2017-2018 Flu Season Worse Than Others?

A quick online search would make you think that this years’ flu season is substantially worse than any other flu season in history. Every major news organization in the United States has weekly headlines about the severity of the flu this year. The real question: what does the reliable, empirical data show? The United States Centers… Read more »

Is Flu Prevention Effective?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the “CDC”) and healthcare providers across the nation are continually releasing information about how to avoid getting the flu. Prevention is an important part of disease epidemic control. For most healthy adults, the flu is miserable but tolerable. For the very young, the elderly or those with health… Read more »