NPR Science Friday - "How Do You Fend Off The Flu?"
Aside from getting the flu shot, how do you outsmart the wily virus? Hoard hand sanitizer? Dodge door knobs? Or quietly slink away from coughing commuters? Dr. Nicole Bouvier, a flu researcher at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai , talks about what works—and what doesn't—in avoiding influenza. "Right now what's circulating is the H3N2 strain of the virus. This season is a bit unusual because it has hit early. Historically, the H3N2 is associated with more severe illness and death." Learn more