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Helen Branswell, ace flu reporter, delivers the goodsl: TORONTO A landmark study looking at how to limit the spread of influenza has shown what experts have long believed but hadn’t until now proved: Giving flu shots to kids helps protect everyone in a community from the virus. The study, led by Dr. Mark Loeb of…

I’ve wondered many times, including out loud in Slate, why it’s not common in the U.S. to give flu vaccinations at schools, so they could efficiently be given to the population (children) whose inoculation most effectively prevents epidemics or pandemics, as well as to anyone else who wanted one. Same place, procedure, and personnel every…

My brother, who started his medical career as a pulmonary tech at a naval hospital and is now the medical director for the National Disaster Medical System — a system that draws heavily on medical personnel normally employed outside government — sent me this account of his Inauguration Day, which he spent overseeing the NDMS…