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  • 37 Dec 21, 7:26 p.m.

    You mean flu incidents. Flu itself does not have a particular altitude or elevation.

  • clickhere Dec 21, 7:17 p.m.

    Take Co Q-10 and a vitamin. Seems to work for me and I'm 60 yo.

  • sixnitepkg Dec 21, 7:13 p.m.

    what a load of junk!! the flu shot this year was POORLY matched - I've seen no fewer than a dozen cases where people who got their shot got sick and tested positive for the flu!

    The one thing that should be emphasized by the hospitals is that uncomplicated flu symptoms ie. runny nose, fever, body aches, non productive cough / cough with clear or white phlegm IS NOT AN EMERGENCY and SHOULD NOT COME TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM!! jeeze, people! take some tylenol and motrin, get some cough syrup and STAY HOME... if you want tamiflu call your doctor he can call in a prescription! and Tamiflu is WONDERFUL stuff, most people don't get N/V with it. just have to start it within 48hours of the onset of symptoms (within 24 hours is best) "involvedcitizen", your family member probably took it on an empty stomach, or is one of an exceedingly rare few who have an adverse reaction - don't dissuade others with a single account!

  • sixnitepkg Dec 21, 7:00 p.m.

    Ooops...free $10.00 birth control doesn't prevent anyone from getting the flu.
    affirmativediversity

    Funny, but I don't know a single form of birth control that's as cheap as $10 - birth control pills are anywhere from $60-$100 per month. Nevermind the sexist side, that insurance will cover a pill to get a man up but not to protect a woman from an unwanted pregnancy is just WRONG

    Besides, that's totally off topic

  • Banned4Life Dec 21, 6:30 p.m.

    If you CHOSE not to get a flu shot, you should be turned away at the hospital. We don't need fools clogging up the emergency rooms looking for treatment because of their negligence. OR having to pay for their foolishness with OUR TAX DOLLARS.

  • affirmativediversity Dec 21, 6:11 p.m.

    Good thing we have Obamacare to take care of that...

    Ooops...free $10.00 birth control doesn't prevent anyone from getting the flu.

  • InvolvedCitizen Dec 21, 6:08 p.m.

    The one member of my family that didn't get the flu shot is now recovering from the flu. And don't count on Tamiflu. The vomiting it caused after just one dose only added to the misery. An expensive waste.

  • cyauch Dec 21, 6:04 p.m.

    I'm curious to know how many of the people who have gotten sick and/or died actually got the flu vaccine? If they did, then it's not as effective as advertised. I got mine. Have for the past 5 years, ever since I ended up with pneumonia after being hit hard with the flu. I never want to go through that again.

  • Scubagirl Dec 21, 5:06 p.m.

    Too bad so many are misinformed and don't get flu shots. Got mine, didn't get the flu. Know several who poo pooed the shot and got very sick with the flu......

  • piene2 Dec 21, 4:55 p.m.

    "Flu is at highest level in a decade, state says"

    The preceding is a paid announcement by the medical trades and drug companies.

  • pinkuh Dec 21, 4:28 p.m.

    there are two reasons.

    One is because their immune systems aren't as fully formed as adults and they tend to get sick and spread sickness a lot easier then adults.

    Two they are germ Magnets. They pick em up, and spead them like there is no tomorrow. Grab grandma's nose tissue, grab the doorkknob, run down the hall touching the guide rails... ect. Germs everywhere! (and the younger they are, the less likely they know how to properly clean themselves)

  • 6strings Dec 21, 4:25 p.m.

    @thewayitis like it or not, children are, to put simply, germ magnets and love share their germs with each other and everyone else. this places those with compromised health status at greater risk for illness.

  • thewayitis Dec 21, 3:44 p.m.

    Why are children restricted from hospital visits? This is something I've never understood.

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