influenza

Decline in influenza infections during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Tim Roberts / 17/12/2020 /

One of the few positives to come out of the COVID-19 emergency has been the remarkable decline in influenza virus infections within a few weeks of the emergency declaration. Flutracking Australia’s weekly polling of over 40,000 participants has revealed historically low rates of infection since April 2020. Similar declines in influenza circulation are reported from…

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How does the body win against a virus? 

By Tim Roberts / 18/03/2020 /

We recover from viral infections, such as influenza and coronavirus, by the actions of our immune system which make trillions of specialised proteins that attack the virus. Production of these defensive proteins by the body needs large quantities of amino acids which are the building blocks used to make the proteins. A large proportion of…

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