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By Walk-Up or By Drive-Thru: Patients Given Flu Shot Options to Prevent a Wisconsin ‘Twindemic’

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Flu season is here, and like the rest of 2020, it’s a bit different from expected. Flu shots are even more critical this year to help prevent a seasonal “twindemic” of both the flu and COVID-19. In Wisconsin, a state hit hard by a fall surge in COVID-19 cases, UW Health is using MyChart and several convenient flu shot clinics to encourage vaccinations…

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Sepsis Mortality Rates are Higher in Patients Hospitalized for COVID-19 Than for Influenza

Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 are more likely to develop sepsis and septic shock when compared to patients admitted with influenza during the 2016, 2017, or 2018 flu seasons, according to EHR data. To explore the incidence of sepsis in COVID-19 compared to other viral illnesses, we examined data from patients who were admitted to the hospital during their COVID-19 illness (n=66,236) and data from patients who were admitted for influenza...

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