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Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours

A Thanksgiving Reflection: Thank You to the Scientists and Researchers

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours
November 23, 2020 - Families Fighting Flu Chief Operations Officer Serese Marotta reflects on the Thanksgiving season.   Before I lost my sweet 5-year-old boy Joseph to the flu in 2009, I only knew enough about the virus to know that we should be vaccinated. Did I think the flu killed healthy children and adults? Absolutely not. I did not […]
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COVID-19 vs. Flu: How Do They Compare? Part 2 

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September 15, 2020 - In our last blog post about COVID-19 versus flu, we covered some of the major differences between these two viruses. With flu season around the corner, it’s important to understand how these two viruses can be similar and different. Prevention COVID-19 and influenza are both respiratory viruses that are passed through respiratory droplets from person-to-person. […]
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What Influenza Pandemics Can Teach Us About COVID-19

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July 20, 2020 - To flu researchers and advocates, pandemics are nothing new; most past pandemics have been caused by flu viruses. In the past 100+ years there have been four flu pandemics: 1918, 1957-58, 1968, and 2009. Here, we will outline what we have learned from past flu pandemics, specifically the 1918 pandemic, that can be applied as […]
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Survey Results: The Intersection of COVID-19 and Flu

July 7, 2020 - Below is part 3 of this blog series featuring key insights on flu and COVID-19 from our recent national consumer survey. The number of people across the U.S. diagnosed with COVID-19 continues to rise as we get closer to the upcoming flu season, and Families Fighting Flu continues to sound the alarm about the importance […]
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Families Fighting Flu National Survey Results: Flu Vaccination Rates Lag as Myths Persist

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June 30, 2020 - Below is part 2 of this blog series featuring key insights on flu and COVID-19 from our recent national consumer survey.  During a media interview this past weekend, Dr. Anthony Fauci stated that due to the power of the anti-vaccine movement, we have a lot of education to do when it comes to coronavirus vaccines. […]
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Families Fighting Flu National Survey Results: Implications for the Upcoming Flu Season

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June 25, 2020 - Below is first in a series of blog posts featuring key insights on flu and COVID-19 from our recent national consumer survey. Every Spring, we are busy making plans for how to tackle the upcoming flu season—how to increase flu vaccination rates and prevent others from experiencing what our families went through. This year, we […]
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COVID-19 vs. Flu: How Do They Compare?

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April 3, 2020 - The 2019-2020 flu season in the U.S. has set records for flu-related hospitalizations and pediatric deaths, but now we’re also dealing with a pandemic of a new (novel) coronavirus, called COVID-19. While both are viruses, influenza (flu) and COVID-19 are very different in some respects.    How are these viruses defined? COVID-19: Coronaviruses are a […]
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