CDC Officials Say Flu Responsible For Deaths Of 53 Children.

CDC Officials Say Flu Responsible For Deaths Of 53 Children.

On its website, CBS News (2/3, Begnaud) reported that the flu epidemic has led to the deaths of 53 children so far. As CDC acting director Anne Schuchat, MD, explained, “We’re seeing deaths increase in children and in adults. … So it’s proving to be a very difficult season.”

Meanwhile, CNBC (2/2) reported on a study from the journal Eurosurveillance, which “found that the flu vaccine was only 10 percent effective against H3N2 (the main flu subtype going around in the US this season) among adults in Canada.”

The AP (2/2) reported Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA) called for $1 billion in increased spending to develop a universal flu vaccine.

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