First News on 570 for Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

 

6:13- Bill Zimpfer- Much of the nation is about to be consumed by the dreaded Polar Vortex, which will send temperatures to all-time lows in many places.  What is it, what causes it - and is it a recent phenomenon?  

6:43- The US is keeping the pressure on Maduro in Venezuela

7:13- Ray Stagich WX

7:43- Michael Bower- A sweeping tax code overhaul and the lingering effects of the government shutdown could have an effect on your tax refund. Meanwhile, what is the latest with the negotiations to keep the government open after the temporary funding expires?

8:13- ROGER STONE ARRAIGNMENT TODAY        FOX News Radio‚Äôs EBEN BROWN 

8:23- WITH UP TO 7.3 MILLION PEOPLE HIT BY FLU THIS SEASON, SCIENTISTS SEARCH FOR BETTER VACCINE

Between 6.2 million and 7.3 million people in the United States have developed the flu this season, according to data released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  This is the first time the agency has provided an in-season estimate of national flu cases.  The CDC also estimates that between 2.9 million and 3.5 million people have seen a doctor because of the flu since the season began in October. Between 69,300 and 83,500 people have been hospitalized because of the virus.  Thirty states have reported widespread flu activity, although flu is present in every state. Fifteen states reported high levels of flu activity as of the week ending January 5. That's four fewer states than the previous week.  The number of children who died of flu increased. Three children's deaths related to the flu were reported in the week ending January 5, bringing the pediatric death toll to 16 for this season, according to the CDC.

Even in a good year the flu shot is only 50% effective? Really? Isn't that like flipping a coin?  

Why can't scientists come up with a better formula?  If you haven't come down with the flu, how do you keep from getting sick?

Emergency Medicine physician and co-founder of Physician 360. He helped develop in-home tests for the flu, helping save patients time and money 

DR. ROBERT RANKINS 

8:43- Bruce Ganger Bounty and Soul- New Collaboration for Community Health

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