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This Time I Mean It

Mick135 Wrote: Jan 12, 2013 5:58 PM
Perhaps President Obama should appoint a committee headed by Vice-President Biden on how to deal with the issue. I'm sure gun control would solve it. All seriousness aside, I am an Emergency Department nurse in Illinois, and have seen numerous charts of patients with positive influenza despite having been innoculated. The point: Your Mom was right. Wash your hands often, stay away from sneezing people, and eat a healthy diet to help you fight the illness if you get it. Whatever the White House says, consider strongly doing the opposite, as they are more often wrong on everything else!

Earlier this week I was whining about having what I declared to be "the fluh" which was the flu without the fever.

I am over it.

But, the flu - the real flu - is on a tear and this year may be the worst for "seasonal flu" in more than a decade.

Yesterday the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta has upped the ante and announced that this flu season is starting earlier, the virus is infecting more people, and this year's main strain (H3N2) may kill as many as 50,000 in the United States.