High Demand for Flu Shots? Experts Hope to Avoid ‘Twindemic’

October is prime time for flu vaccinations, and the U.S. and Europe are gearing up for what experts hope is high demand as countries seek to avoid a “twindemic” with COVID-19. “There's considerable concern as we enter the fall and winter months and into the...
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Could Old Vaccines for Other Germs Protect Against COVID-19?

WASHINGTON — Scientists are dusting off some decades-old vaccines against other germs to see if they could provide a little stopgap protection against COVID-19 until a more precise shot arrives. “This is still a hypothesis, it could be a very important tool...
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Scrutiny of Vaccine Exemptions Banishes Some From Schools

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Carl and Kerri Schwartz say they have good medical reason for not vaccinating their disabled 11-year-old son, Thorn, and until recently his local public school went along with their family doctor's advice. That changed, the Schwartzes said, ...