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The average Cold (Flu)

Updated on December 9, 2011

The common cold

So it’s that time of year again when it starts at school and our children bring it home to us. That’s right the common cold or the common name we use is the flu. Sneezing, runny nose, head aches associated with body aches you know the symptoms.

Then you have different types of FLU viruses such as Seasonal Flu that is caused by either influenza A or B theses are the ones that cold remedies can ease. Researchers say that the influenza vaccine remains to still be the best prevention for the seasonal viral disease.

Which brings me to the fact that you hear a lot of people are going to get the FLU SHOT that is suppose to help them not to get it. But what I have found out is that the shots are the actual flu being pumped into you body with hopes that you immune system is strong enough to fight it off. For me I have never gotten one and don’t plan on it but that’s just my opinion,

In summary the CDC reports that 130.9 million Americans have been vaccinated and out of that number that’s about 43% of Americans they don’t say weather or not these people have still gotten the flu but if we take necessary precautions to prevent us from getting the virus with things such as washing your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds or some alcohol sanitizer is good too. Sneeze or cough into you elbow if you don’t have any tissue that’s prevents it from spreading also. So let’s all try and stay healthy out there and try to avoid getting it weather that’s getting the shot or just keeping your self as healthy as possible.


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