Influenza viruses cause about 200,000 hospitalizations every year in the United States. Annual seasonal vaccination is our best line of defense, but in recent years, mismatches in the vaccine can clearly limit its effectiveness.
"Want to Avoid the Flu? Wash Hands, Clean Counters, Crack a Window, Consider a Surgical Mask." is from the October 27, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Seema Lakdawala and Linsey Marr and narrated by Sam Scholl.