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BACKSTORY: Influenza, commonly known as “the flu“, is an infectious disease caused by an influenza virus.[1] Symptoms can be mild to severe.[4] The most common symptoms include: a high fever, runny nose, sore throat, muscle pains, headache, coughing, and feeling tired.[1] These symptoms typically begin two days after exposure to the virus and most last less than a week.[1] The cough, however, may last for more than two weeks.[1]In children, there may be nausea and vomiting, but these are not common in adults.[5] Nausea and vomiting occur more commonly in the unrelated infection gastroenteritis, which is sometimes inaccurately referred to as “stomach flu” or “24-hour flu”.[5] Complications of influenza may include viral pneumonia, secondary bacterial pneumonia, sinus infections, and worsening of previous health problems such as asthma or heart failure.[4][2]

Three types of influenza viruses affect people, called Type A, Type B, and Type C.[2] Usually, the virus is spread through the air from coughs or sneezes.[1] This is believed to occur mostly over relatively short distances.[6] It can also be spread by touching surfaces contaminated by the virus and then touching the mouth or eyes.[4][6] A person may be infectious to others both before and during the time they are showing symptoms.[4] The infection may be confirmed by testing the throat, sputum, or nose for the virus.[2] A number of rapid tests are available; however, people may still have the infection if the results are negative.[2] A type of polymerase chain reaction that detects the virus’s RNA is more accurate.[2]

Frequent hand washing reduces the risk of viral spread.[3] Wearing a surgical mask is also useful.[3] Yearly vaccinations against influenza are recommended by the World Health Organization for those at high risk.[1] The vaccine is usually effective against three or four types of influenza.[1] It is usually well tolerated.[1] A vaccine made for one year may not be useful in the following year, since the virus evolves rapidly.[1]Antiviral drugs such as the neuraminidase inhibitor oseltamivir, among others, have been used to treat influenza.[1] Their benefits in those who are otherwise healthy do not appear to be greater than their risks.[7] No benefit has been found in those with other health problems.[7][8]

Influenza spreads around the world in a yearly outbreak, resulting in about three to five million cases of severe illness and about 250,000 to 500,000 deaths.[1] In the Northern and Southern parts of the world, outbreaks occur mainly in winter while in areas around the equator outbreaks may occur at any time of the year.[1] Death occurs mostly in the young, the old and those with other health problems.[1] Larger outbreaks known as pandemics are less frequent.[2] In the 20th century, three influenza pandemics occurred: Spanish influenza in 1918 (~50 million deaths), Asian influenza in 1957 (two million deaths), and Hong Kong influenza in 1968 (one million deaths).[9] The World Health Organization declared an outbreak of a new type of influenza A/H1N1 to be a pandemic in June 2009.[10] Influenza may also affect other animals, including pigs, horses and birds.[11]   (SOURCE: Wikipedia)

BACKSTORY: The common cold, also known simply as a cold, is a viral infectious disease of the upper respiratory tract that primarily affects the nose.[7]The throat, sinuses, and larynx may also be affected.[5] Signs and symptoms may begin less than two days following exposure.[5] They include coughing, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, headache, and fever.[2][3] People usually recover in seven to ten days.[2] Some symptoms may last up to three weeks.[6] In those with other health problems, pneumonia may occasionally develop.[2]

Well over 200 virus strains are implicated in the cause of the common cold; the rhinoviruses are the most common.[10] They spread through the air during close contact with infected people and indirectly through contact with objects in the environment followed by transfer to the mouth or nose.[2] Risk factors include going to daycare, not sleeping well, and psychological stress.[5] Symptoms are mostly due to the body’s immuneresponse to the infection rather than to tissue destruction by the viruses themselves.[11] People with influenza often show similar symptoms as people with a cold, though symptoms are usually more severe in the former.[5] Influenza is less likely to result in a runny nose.[12]

There is no vaccine for the common cold.[2] The primary methods of prevention are hand washing; not touching the eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands; and staying away from other sick people.[2] Some evidence supports the use of face masks.[13] No cure for the common cold exists, but the symptoms can be treated.[2] Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen may help with pain.[8] Antibioticsshould not be used.[14] Evidence does not support a benefit from cough medicines.[5]

The common cold is the most frequent infectious disease in humans.[15] The average adult gets two to four colds a year, while the average child may get six to eight.[9] They occur more commonly during the winter.[2] These infections have been with humanity throughout history.[16] (SOURCE: Wikipedia)

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Cold Symptoms Shelf-Edge Tent-Signs
” Wait Here For Flu Shot Queue Management
” Grandma What Big Whooping Cough You Have
Fall Is Flu Shot Season, Each-and-Every Day
Fall Flu Shots Free … With Most Insurance
Half-Height Cart-Wipe Flu-Shot Cross Sell
Target® One-Stop-For-Flu-Shot Bandaid
Back-To-School Flu-Shot-Flirt D.I.Y Gatefold
Flu Bear
Rite-Aid® Crows About Flu Shots
Cross-Selling Spring Flu Shots
” Cold and Flu On-Shelf Category Definition

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NyQuil Giant Bottle Recognition Strategy
” Silhouetted DayQuil Bottle Dimensional
Vicks Brands Pallet Cross Sell To Humidifier
Vicks and NyQuil Brand Relief Display
ZzzQuil Corrugated Z Display
ZzzQuil Color-Branded Corrugated

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Mucinex BackStock Tent Sign
Mucinex Auto-Feed Shelf Merchandising
Mucinex Mucus-Mascot Cold Relief Display

BACKSTORY: Coronaviruses are a group of related viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, coronaviruses cause respiratory tract infections that can be mild, such as some cases of the common cold(among other possible causes, predominantly rhinoviruses), and others that can be lethal, such as SARS, MERS, and COVID-19. Symptoms in other species vary: in chickens, they cause an upper respiratory tract disease, while in cows and pigs they cause diarrhea. There are yet to be vaccines or antiviral drugs to prevent or treat human coronavirus infections. (Source: Wikipedia).

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Dick’s CoronaVirus Safety Top Priority Notice
Dick’s CoronaVirus Notice to Everyone Entering
Simon Properties Healthy Shopper Mall Guidelines
CoronaVirus Register Closed Mandate
” Recycle or Reuse Clean vs Dirty Pens
S&K Sales CoronaVirus Last-Defense Miniature Prop
S&K Sales Slotted Slide-Together Employees-Only Sign
CoronaVirus CEO QR-Code Message
Mall Guest Services Closed At Short Hills
CoronaVirus Curtailed Laundry Services
CoronaVirus Victims Call-Ahead Service
Clean-In Clean-Out CoronaVirus Hand Washing
Best of CoronaVirus Response in Retail
CoronaVirus Protective Policies Storewide
CoronaVirus Sanitizer Stations Multiply In-Store
CoronaVirus Reusable Shopping-Bag Ban
Vaccination Defense Beyond CoronaVirus ”
” RiteAid CoronaVirus Vaccine Search Menu

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Do-It-Yourself CoronaVirus Mask Disposal Bucket
Ralph Lauren CoronaVirus Counter-Top Face-Mask Notice
Ethnic Grocery Face Mask Chalkboard Notice
Simon Properties Coronavirus Mall Masks Required
CoronaVirus Halloween Masks Required
CoronaVirus Best Buy Building Banner
Express Government Ordered CoronaVirus Masks
Best CoronaVirus Face Masks Advisory Signs
CoronaVirus Face Masks Required Decal
CoronaVirus Safety Messaging Sidewalk Sign
Valley Running CoronaVirus Mask Required
CDC CoronaVirus Cloth Mask Recommended
Coronavirus Face Mask Window Decal
CoronaVirus PPE Required Office Sign
CoronoVirus Face Mask Required For Entry
Hand-lettered Wear-A-Mask-to-Enter Notice
CoronaVirus Masks Protect Everyone
CoronaVirus Post-It-Note Mask Request
Just-Ask CoronaVirus Mask Request

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Sheetz CoronaVirus Gas-Pump Gloves Available

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CoronaVirus Elevator Social Distancing Reminder
Coronavirus Simon-Says Stay-Safe Stay-Apart
CoronaVirus Social Distancing Protocol
Macy’s CoronaVirus Maintain-Distance Request
Macy’s CoronaVirus Please Distance Sign
Coronavirus Social Distancing Window Decal
Coronavirus Social Distancing Rules Sign
CoronaVirus Checkout Apron Markings
CoronaVirus Aisle Social Distance Markers
CoronaVirus Social Distancing Column Sign
CoronaVirus Social Distancing Ceiling Banner
CoronaVirus CDC Queue Control Directive
CoronaVirus Drive-Thru Social Distancing
CoronaVirus Social Distancing Instructions
CoronaVirus Customer Flow Floor-Graphic
CoronaVirus Comprehensive Queue Signage System
CoronaVirus Social Distance Aisle Pacing
CoronaVirus Service Counter Social Distancing
CoronaVirus Social Distancing Setbacks
CoronaVirus Floor-Graphic Positioning Spike
CoronaVirus Social Distancing Thank-You
Cashwrap CoronaVirus Social-Distancing Notice
CoronaVirus Exit Queue Social-Distancing
CoronaVirus Social Distancing Thank-You
CoronaVirus Checkout Social Distancing

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Ralph Lauren CoronaVirus 2-Liter Sanitizer Stand
Dick’s CoronaVirus Storewide Hand Sanitizer Offer
Coronavirus Mall Sanitizer Visual Merchandising
Lowes CoronaVirus Do-It-Yourself Sanitizer Stand
Lowes CoronaVirus Refillable Sanitizer Station
Lowes CoronaVirus Multilingual Distancing Guidance
Macy’s CoronaVirus Sanitizer Lockdown
CoronaVirus Happy-To-See-You Smiley Unmasked
CoronaVirus Professional Services Face Mask
CoronaVirus Sanitizer Charter-School Advertising
Sam’s Club Temporary CoronaVirus Corrugated Sanitizer Stand
CoronaVirus Cart Wipes Limit Emphasized
CoronaVirus Sanitizing Hands In Seconds
CoronaVirus Clean-Your-Shopping-Bag Instructions
CoronaVirus Cart-Wipe Supplies Limited
CoronaVirus Disinfectant Sanitizer Out-of-Stock
CoronaVirus Cooler-Case Clorox Wipes

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Target CoronaVirus One-Cart-Wipe-Limit
Do-Not-Use Shopping Cart Post-It Note
CoronaVirus Closes Fitting Rooms Notice
CoronaVirus This-Way Social Distancing Stanchion
CoronaVirus Water Fountain Out-of-Order Notices
CoronoVirus Temporary Store-Hours Change Sign
CoronaVirus Vulnerable Guest Hour
CoronaVirus Squaring-the-Circle Floor Graphic
CoronaVirus Quarantined Item Bulk Bin
CoronaVirus Face-Mask-Required Roadblock
Hand-lettered Wear-A-Mask-to-Enter Notice
CoronaVirus Mobile Sanitation Station Triple-Threat
CoronaVirus Vulnerable VIP Guest Queue
CoronaVirus Comprehensive Guest Policy
CoronaVirus Floor-Graphic Positioning Spike
CoronaVirus Abundant-Caution Return Policy
Not-Feeling-Well CoronaVirus Retail Advisory
Store Not CoronaVirus Test Center
CoronaVirus Social Distancing Thank-You

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CoronaVirus Water Fountain Out-of-Order Notices
Informal CoronaVirus Out-of-Service Notice

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CoronaVirus Strictly Limits Quantities to One
CoronaVirus Disinfectant Sanitizer Out-of-Stock
CoronaVirus Product Purchase Limits Memo

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CoronaVirus Interactive Displays Shutdown
CoronaVirus Do-Not-Touch Display Plea
CoronaVirus Don’t-Sit-On-Displays Warning

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CoronaVirus Wait-Here Self-Checkout Instructions
CoronaVirus Cashwrap Wait-Here Grip-Clip
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CoronaVirus No-Returns Categories Clarification
CoronaVirus Social Distancing Service-Counter Floor Graphic
National-Emergency Dish-Soap Warning Notice

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CoronaVirus Stay-Right Traffic Control
CoronaVirus Water Fountain Quarantine
CoronaVirus Universal Return Policy Conditions
CoronaVirus Clean-Your-Shopping-Bag Instructions
CoronaVirus Entrance Distancing Floor Graphics
CoronaVirus Curbside Restaurant Pickup via Text

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CoronaVirus Restocking Team Thank You
CoronaVirus Distancing For Health Sign
CoronaVirus Cart-Apart Magnetic Sign Holder
CoronaVirus Tow-the-Line Floor Graphics
CoronaVirus Cart-Apart Shelf-Edge Promo-Flag
CoronaVirus Store-Entrance Distancing Starting Point
” CoronaVirus Cart-Apart Social Distancing

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CoronaVirus Use-Sanitizer Store Entry Reminder
CoronaVirus Cart-Apart Sanitizer Reminder
CoronaVirus Checkout Social Distancing
CoronaVirus Protective Policies Storewide
CoronaVirus Sanitizer Stations Multiply In-Store
CoronaVirus Store Sanitation Cart #4

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CoronaVirus Safety Messaging Sidewalk Sign
Hanes CoronaVirus Face Masks Branded
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CoronaVirus State-Compliance Face Mask Sign

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CoronaVirus Sanitizer Auto-Feed Stock-Out
CoronaVirus Hand-Sanitizer Limit Exceeded
CoronaVirus Limited-Supply High-Demand Stock-Out

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CoronaVirus Employees-Only Hand-Wash Sink
CoronaVirus Employees-Only Sanitation Station
CoronaVirus Social Distancing Emphasis Parenthetical
CoronaVirus Staggered Social Distancing Policy
CoronaVirus Cart Wipes Limit Emphasized
CoronaVirus Sanitizing Hands In Seconds
Shelf-Edge Vaccination Flyer Distribution
CoronaVirus Reusable Shopping-Bag Ban
Vaccination Defense Beyond CoronaVirus ”
” Weis Cart Wipes Cylindrical Brand Statement