BREAKING NEWS: Flu Severity, Dr. Anthony Fauci, NIH

Today, and just now, I spoke with Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who joined me from his office at the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Maryland.

Note, below, the widespread flu activity, available daily from the CDC.

Weekly US Map: Influenza Summary Update, Courtesty of the CDC

As scientists mark the 100th anniversary of the Spanish influenza pandemic, labs around the country are hunting and, as Dr Fauci puts it “Chasing,” better vaccines to boost protection against ordinary winter flu and guard against future pandemics, too.

If you’re part of the millions potentially infected, please listen, get vaccinated and stay healthy.

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