A deadly flu cometh!

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    Have you got your flu shot? CDC recommends that you do.

    A major consideration:

    For the elderly, hand washing and avoiding crowds, especially those composed of children and younger adults, might be wise. Ironically, though, that routine trip to the local clinic might need to be put off for a while. Exposure to the virus is far more likely to occur at a clinic or medical setting than if you stay at home. If you do need to get out and about I suggest wearing latex gloves when handling things. Also, avoid touching your face. When you venture beyond your home, a simple task such as blowing your nose will test the limits of your creativity to avoid one of the most deadly flu pandemics in a long time.

    Flu picks up steam across the U.S. - CNN.com
     
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    Some good advice there except for getting the flu shot. While it may, and I repeat, may provide some protection to a rather small group of the population it would be better for most just to take vitamin D.
     
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    I had the flu twice in the 90's. The worst thing I ever had, so I have been getting an annual flu shot ever since, with no side effects and no flu, and in November 2012 had one for the upcoming season. :D
     
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    I haven't had a flu shot for about 25 years. What the CDC doesn't tell you is that THIS years flu shot is based off of LAST years flu "epidemic", so they're just guessing what the strain will be.

    No thanks.
     
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    More than 90% of the viruses detected so far this season are covered by the current flu shot, so your advice is not sound.
     
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    The news now says that 80% of the US population has the flu. Do you have the flu? Do you know anyone that has the flu? How can 80% of the population have the flu and it be so well hidden.

    The flu is a killer. But it is a killer the same way obamacare is a killer. It takes the weak and the already sick.
     
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    I had one flu shot ten years ago and still got the flu. Haven't had a flu shot since and haven't come down with the flu. Vitamins and regular hand washing as well as using sanitary wipes at work and home during the flu season.
     
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    Simple precautions at work and home are just as effective, most people don't use them.
     
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    That's super, but you should still get a flu shot.
     
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    Thanks "doc", I'll take it under advisement..........
     

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