The Flu

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  1. NorwichDad

    NorwichDad Member

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    Getting pretty bad at work. And i love riding the packed subway cars with some one sneezing in your face.

    Grandma told me about the really deadly flu of 1918. It was so scary you could not even talk about at parties or gatherings years later. She had to sleep for a few weeks outside of her house in the barn in November in rural Pennsylvania.

    Here is a great PBS documentary on the 1918 Flu which some suspect started at Fort Riley. 550,000 Americans died in one year. It disapeared as quick as it came.

    Click watch online
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/influenza/player/
     
  2. philmont

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    Don't want to watch....I couldn't get my DS to get a flu shot when he was home :thumbdown:
     
  3. Dixieland

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    I don't understand why people don't get a flu shot when they become available in September.

    One of my church friends said she had been so, so sick with the flu over Christmas. I asked her if she routinely got a flu shot and she said no...because she is suspicious of it. :confused:
     
  4. scoutpilot

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    As my better half, Dr. Scoutpilot, will tell you, it seems they've missed the mark with this year's shot.
     
  5. Dixieland

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  6. NorwichDad

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    Wow I did not know it was as high as 64.8%. I got mine at work. Seemed like every pharmacy had the vaccine a couple of months ago. Most employers too.
     
  7. USCGA2017hopeful

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    My entire family got the shot. It is required at the hospital my father works at, or you have to wear a mask all day. Even though they got the shot, they both ended up with the flu, while I managed to stay flu free.
     
  8. Stealth_81

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    We are required to get the flu shot also, but per our County Emergency Management, we still have to mask up on all "respiratory calls and any calls with flu-like symptoms". Needless to say, we go through a lot of masks...........

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