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Many U.S. adults are misinformed about the influenza virus and the importance of flu vaccination

Many U.S. Adults Misinformed About the Flu, Vaccination

Only 49 percent of a national sample of U.S. adults reported having received the flu shot as of Dec. 2019
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New Hospital Being Built in China for Coronavirus Outbreak

Prefabricated hospital modeled after one that was built in Beijing in six days during the SARS outbreak
Too few American smokers are advised by their doctors to quit

Nearly Half of U.S. Smokers Not Advised by Doctors to Quit

Surgeon General says too many people are not getting access to cessation treatments that work
A Chicago woman in her 60s has been identified as the second U.S. patient to be diagnosed with a new Chinese coronavirus

Chicago Woman Is Second U.S. Case of Wuhan Coronavirus

CDC has so far received reports of 63 patients under investigation for potential coronavirus infection
The city of Wuhan was closed off Thursday by Chinese officials in an attempt to stem the spread of a coronavirus that has sickened more than 570 people and killed at least 17.

China Bans Travel in Wuhan, Four Nearby Cities

Buses, subways, and ferries within the city of more than 11 million people have been suspended
Compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 is low

Fewer Than Half of Clinical Trials Comply With Reporting Laws

Compliance with Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 low, not improving
A nonprofit that develops and sells cheaper drugs will receive a $55 million investment from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and associated organizations to create cheaper versions of expensive generic drugs.

Major Insurers Offer $55 Million to Lower Generic Drug Costs

Nonprofit Civica Rx reached deal with Blue Cross Blue Shield and 18 of its member organizations
A fast-track review of a lawsuit that threatens the Affordable Care Act was rejected Tuesday by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Fast-Track Review of ACA Lawsuit Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court

Decision means it is highly unlikely that they would decide the case before the 2020 election
The first U.S. case of a new coronavirus illness that originated in central China has been identified in a patient in Washington State

First U.S. Patient With Coronavirus ID’d in Washington State

Patient is being quarantined 'out of an abundance of precaution … not because there is severe illness'
The leader of a Chinese government team of experts announced Monday that human-to-human transmission of a new coronavirus has been confirmed

Human-to-Human Transmission of Chinese Coronavirus Confirmed

Two people in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong caught the virus from family members