Scientific American: A Flu Shot Might Reduce Coronavirus Infections, Early Research Suggests

Scientific American: A Flu Shot Might Reduce Coronavirus Infections, Early Research Suggests. “U.S. health officials are urging Americans to get their flu shots this year in the hopes of thwarting a winter ‘twindemic’—a situation in which both influenza and COVID-19 spread and sicken the public. But a new study suggests that there could be another key reason to get a flu jab this year: it might reduce your risk of COVID-19. The research, released as a preprint that has not yet been peer-reviewed, indicates that a flu vaccine against the influenza virus may also trigger the body to produce broad infection-fighting molecules that combat the pandemic-causing coronavirus.”

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