Flu & COVID Shots: Getting answers from the experts
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Just as the coronavirus pandemic seems in retreat, experts are looking cautiously ahead to winter, when, traditionally, cases have risen. Will they, and what about influenza and other viruses? A number of virus experts spoke on SiriusXM's Doctor Radio's "Doctor Radio Reports" with host Dr. Marc Siegel. Read on for five pieces of life-saving advice—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID. 1 Here's What to Expect This Winter, Says On
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Hint: A lot more likely
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