influenza

Facebook’s Anti-Vaxxer Problem Under Fire Following 4-Year-Old’s Death From Flu

Facebook’s Anti-Vaxxer Problem Under Fire Following 4-Year-Old’s Death From Flu

Facebook—a company notorious for its bizarre defence of allowing rampant misinformation to spread like wildfire on its platform—has found itself under fire again after a mother whose 4-year-old son reportedly died of the flu this week turned to an anti-vaxxer group on the site for treatment recommendations for her children,…

Report Offers New Insights Into Last Winter’s Historically Deadly Flu

Report Offers New Insights Into Last Winter’s Historically Deadly Flu

Last year’s flu season in the U.S. was one of the worst ones we’ve seen in decades, with nearly 80,000 flu-related deaths and the highest hospitalisation rate for the virus in modern history. But new estimations from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are giving us an even…

The Flu Killed More Americans Last Winter Than It Has In Decades

The Flu Killed More Americans Last Winter Than It Has In Decades

This past winter’s flu season was quickly recognised as one of the worst to come along in a long time. But new data from the Centres of Disease Control and Prevention highlights just destructive it was in the United States. According to new data, there were 80,000 flu-related deaths last…