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N.Y. Man Dies from Coronavirus 100 Years After Losing His Twin Brother to the Spanish Flu
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N.Y. Man Dies from Coronavirus 100 Years After Losing His Twin Brother to the Spanish Flu

A 100-year-old man and his late twin brother, who succumbed to the Spanish Flu over a century ago, have become “pandemic bookends” after passing away last week from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to his family. Philip Kahn — a decorated World War II veteran from Great Neck, N.Y. — passed away in his home on Friday, according to a Facebook post made by Dr. Corey Karlin-Zysman on behalf of Kahn’s grandson, Warren Zysman. Born in 1919, Kahn never got to know his twin brother as his sibling had succumbed to the Spanish Flu shortly after they were born. Kahn’s family said the patriarch witnessed many historical milestones in his life. He earned several medals for serving in the Air Force while in Japan and helped build the Twin Towers as an electrical foreman after returning hom...
Here’s How to Tell If That Sneeze Is Coronavirus, the Flu or Just a Cold
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Here’s How to Tell If That Sneeze Is Coronavirus, the Flu or Just a Cold

As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from CDC, WHO, and local public health departments and visit our coronavirus hub. With the number of coronavirus cases rapidly spreading across the U.S., it’s only natural to wonder if every cough or sneeze might be a symptom of the highly contagious respiratory illness. Because this new coronavirus, COVID-19, is in the same family of viruses as the common cold, the two share similar symptoms. And the body’s reaction to the flu — fever, body shakes — also occurs with COVID-19. The similarities make the virus ...
Graduate Student Dies of the Flu Before Rescuers Find Him Following Garbled 911 Call
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Graduate Student Dies of the Flu Before Rescuers Find Him Following Garbled 911 Call

A college student who called 911 for help has tragically died of the flu before he was found by his rescuers. Yeming Shen — a 28-year-old who was studying Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York — passed away from influenza on Feb. 10, the Rensselaer County Health Department said in a statement. Officers and firefighters were sent out to a City Station apartment complex shortly after 11:05 a.m. following a garbled 911 call made by the graduate student, Troy Police Department confirmed to PEOPLE. However, authorities were unable to pinpoint the caller’s exact location and a search of the area was conducted. Investigators spent 45 minutes looking for Shen before the search was called off, according to the Associated Press. Shen was found by his roommate six hours later, the new...
Worried About Coronavirus? Expert Says Americans Should Be ‘More Concerned’ About the Flu
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Worried About Coronavirus? Expert Says Americans Should Be ‘More Concerned’ About the Flu

Coronavirus is spreading rapidly throughout China, where officials have confirmed more than 6,000 cases of the respiratory illness and 132 deaths. While coronavirus has not hit the U.S. aggressively — there are just five confirmed cases, a number that has not increased in three days, and zero deaths — the Centers for Disease Control has added health screenings at 20 international airports on flights returning from Asia and urged Americans to reconsider trips to China. But as this coronavirus outbreak dominates the news, experts are pointing out that there’s already a virus circulating in the U.S. that has been far more deadly: the seasonal flu. As of Jan. 18, there have been at least 15 million cases of the flu and 8,200 deaths, including 54 pediatric deaths. This year’s flu season has ...
Michelle Keegan shares topless selfie from bed as she battles flu over Easter weekend
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Michelle Keegan shares topless selfie from bed as she battles flu over Easter weekend

The star still manages to look amazing!While we were all enjoying the sunny Bank Holiday weekend, Michelle Keegan has revealed she spent most of it in bed. The former Coronation Street actress took to Instagram yesterday with a snap which sees her tucked up in bed surrounded by medicines. READ MORE CELEBRITY NEWS More: Mark Wright gushes over ‘beautiful’ wife Michelle Keegan as she posts sexy holiday snap in skintight dress In the snap, 31-year-old Michelle is seemingly topless while lying on her side looking straight into the camera. Behind her, the star gave a glimpse into the bedroom she shares with husband Mark Wright which shows her bedside table covered with all manner of remedies including tablets, tissues and a large water bottle. ‘Day 4 of this flu!!!!’ she captio...