Lawmaker Plans Push For Flu Preparedness Bill Amid Brutal Season
An article from InsideHealthPolicy’s Lia DeGroot discusses the Influenza Act introduced by Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA) that the Coalition to Stop Flu helped draft. The bill was cosponsored by Reps. Deborah Ross (NC), Ami Bera (CA), Salud Carbajal (CA), Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA) and Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC).
Year-End Bill Would Require CDC Chief To Be Confirmed By The Senate
In InsideHealthPolicy’s article on the FY23 omnibus deal, Coalition to Stop Flu Executive Director Niki Carelli told IHP that the Coalition was “thrilled” that the deal included sections from Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Richard Burr’s (R-NC) PREVENT Pandemics Act.
Coalition to Stop Flu Chairman Former Sen. Tom Daschle Quoted in Endpoints News
Following an October 17th, 2022 GAO report that concluded HHS needs to address the risks posed by shortages and expired products in the Strategic National Stockpile, Endpoint News reached out to the Coalition to Stop Flu for comment on the report. Below are Sen. Tom Daschle’s comments for Tyler Patchen’s October 20th article: “In an […]
National Academy of Medicine: “An effective pandemic preparedness and response system is possible”
Click here to read the National Academy of Medicine’s new discussion paper on the pressing need to take lessons learned from COVID-19 and apply them to flu preparedness and response strategies.
The New York Times: “Flu Season Is Coming. Here’s How to Prepare.”
Click here to read advice from doctors gathered by The New York Times on preparing for the upcoming 2022-2023 flu season.
The Hill: “Nation warned to brace for a difficult flu season”
Click here to read interviews with public health experts from The Hill about the upcoming 2022-2023 flu season.
Member Op-Ed: “It’s More Than ‘Just the Flu'”
Click here to read an op-ed from the Minnesota Star Tribune co-authored by Serese Marotta from Vaccinate Your Family.
STAT News: “Push to double up on Covid booster and flu shot may have a downside, experts caution”
Click here to read interviews with public health experts from STAT News on the rollout of the bivalent COVID-19 booster and annual flu shot coadministration campaign.
U.S. News: “Another Reason to Get the Flu Shot: Lowered Risk for Stroke”
Click here to read U.S. News‘ coverage of an 86,000-person study in Spain that found people who get the flu shot were 12% less likely to suffer a stroke.
The Atlantic: “The Strongest Signal That Americans Should Worry About Flu This Winter”
Click here to read an analysis from The Atlantic of how the Southern Hemisphere’s flu season could affect the 2022-2023 flu season in the United States.