According to the CDC the benefits, on the other hand, include a substantially reduced risk of catching the flu as well as reducing the severity of the flu if you contract it, which is especially important this season given the nationwide Tamiflu shortage.
Scott Hensley, an associate professor of microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania who studies flu vaccines, said this year's vaccine is about as effective against H3N2 as last year's was, but it's still valuable to get the shot. Whether it's peaking or not, flu season is still expected to last several more weeks. Overall, influenza A (H3N2) viruses were most prevalent across all age groups with 68%-72% of cases in patients aged 0-64 years, and 84% of cases among patients aged ≥65 years. It takes 6 to 9 months to create the vaccine so scientists make an educated guess at what strains will be circulating in the following flu season. "If 50 percent of the population were protected, one way or another, we could essentially prevent an influenza epidemic", he said.
It would make sense to see "a lot" of influenza deaths in the coming weeks, said Schuchat based on the fact that many people are now in the hospital.
Flu-related hospitalizations rose to about 68 people out of every 100,000 in the sixth week of 2018 from about 60 out of every 100,000 last week, the CDC estimated in its weekly surveillance report.
The CDC called this flu season the worst in years, adding that any degree of protection with a vaccine is better than none.
In early February, the CDC reported that the flu-like symptoms had spread to 46 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. OR and Hawaii, the exceptions, both recorded regional activity for the fifth week of the year. "All protect against two strains of Influenza A (H3N2, H1N1) and depending on the vaccine they provide protection against either one or two strains of Influenza B". The H3N2 strain, in particular, has been resistant to this year's vaccine.
And those numbers may be far off from the total cases that have affected local families.
Regardless of the hardware on the machine, for " Sea of Thieves " to work, players must have Windows 10 and DirectX 11 installed. But based on everything we learned today, it sounds like Rare's pirate sandbox could have a long life ahead of it post-launch.
But outside of the main players, younger people adopted other platforms such as Musical.ly, Twitch.tv, Live.me, Line and WeChat. Facebook has tried to stem an exodus to Snapchat with measures such as a new version of its Messenger app for children.
How many A320 neos are being operated by IndiGo and GoAir in which one of two PW engines is faulty is not known. Airbus said 113 of the jets at 18 airlines use the Pratt geared turbofan engine, but not all are affected.
David Lloyd believes England's bowlers lacked "guile" as they were beaten by New Zealand in the latest game of the T20 Tri-Series. England's bowlers were relatively loose, with legspinner Adil Rashid (2-36) and speedster Mark Wood (2-51) the most successful.
Ms Tamimi is from the West Bank town of Nabi Saleh, where more than 600 members of her extended family live. Outside court, Tamimi's lawyer Gaby Lasky said her family wanted the case to be heard in public.
New Horizons snapped these two farthest-out shots, of Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs) 2012 HZ84 and 2012 HE85 , on December 5, 2017. The mission will put New Horizons one billion miles beyond the Pluto system , which it explored back in 2015.
He added: "Now everything is exaggerated and that hurts, especially because my family does not want to see me anymore". The International Rescue Committee did not respond to multiple requests to reveal cases of sexual harassment or abuse.
For those who fell in love with the all-female task force in the movie , this is where you'll find more of them. Black Panther is as good as a Marvel movie has ever been, but it remains, at heart, a Marvel movie .
Mitt Romney announces he's running for Senate in Utah
It's not clear how Romney, a heavy favorite to win, would approach his role as a senator, particularly in the era of Trump. He figures Romney will take advantage of a new option created by the state legislature to get on the ballot by petition.
FCC inspector general investigating chairman over Sinclair
The question for the Inspector General: Was Pai's push for the new rules improper and were they timed to benefit Sinclair. He said he was appreciative to the FCC's inspector general that he has thought of taking up this vital investigation.
IEA: US could lead non-OPEC oil production in 2018
Surging shale production could push USA oil output to more than 10 million barrels a day - surpassing a record set in 1970. This would shift the expiration date of the agreement from March to the end of 2018.
HomePod white ring issue confirmed by Apple
The marks should be able to be cleaned off and will fade gradually anyway, the brand says. Ferreira is both an Apple and Android fan and was completely disappointed with HomePod .
Kim Jong Un impressed with South Korea's treatment of sister
A number of media outlets, including CNN and Reuters , faced criticism for their favorable coverage of Kim's visit to the games. North Korea has emerged as the early favourite to grab one of the Winter Olympics' most important medals: the diplomatic gold.
Ick! US Woman Has First Case of Human 'Eye Worm'
The CDC examined some of the worms, and identified them as cattle eye worms which are spread by a kind of fly called "face flies". Fourteen total worms were found in Beckley's eye, a condition that had only ever been seen in cattle, and never in humans.