Flu Shot May Only Be 10 Percent Effective Against Dominant Strain This Year
But officials still say that some protection is better than none.
The Mercury News:
Yes, You Got Your Flu Shot … So Why Are You So Sick?
Early indications show this year’s vaccine may be only 10 percent effective against a dominant strain of the virus circulating the planet, and California public health officials say the greater Bay Area is one of two areas in the Golden State getting hit hardest now. (Seipel, 12/11)
In other public health news —
New Gun Restrictions Are Coming To California In 2018. Here’s What They Mean To You
California’s more than 6 million gun owners are going to see new restrictions in 2018 stemming from sweeping regulations lawmakers and voters have approved over the past two years. But due to pending court challenges, shifting deadlines and contradictions in the laws, many gun owners say they’re unsure about new rules regulating where they can buy ammunition, what classifies as an assault rifle and whether it’s still legal to own high-capacity ammunition magazines. (Sabalow, 12/11)
Capital Public Radio:
UC Davis Pushes Students To Sleep Their Way To Success
Between academics, jobs and busy social lives, college students often let sleep fall by the wayside. But at UC Davis and about 50 other schools, wellness staff want shuteye to be a top priority. This quarter, a noncredit 30-minute power nap class gives students a quiet place to snooze. (Caiola, 12/11)