Are you worried about the flu epidemic?
I am currently fighting a cold, which I hope just ends up staying a cold. But multiple states are declaring a flu epidemic. Are you worried about it?
Hey, I'm fighting a cold too! Well it feels like a half-cold half-fever really. I'm not very worried about the flu; nothing around my area has been bad. I understand certain states are being hit hard, but I don't see it becoming that widespread. More people need to stay home when they are sick, and cover their mouths and wash their hands. That's how I see it.
It does cross my mind but I am not overly worried. I did not get the flu shot, but rarely leave the house. I can't do anything about it, so just hope for the best and try to take precautions.
My daughter is in the medical field where I live and there is something terrible going around but she says so far no one has tested positive for influenza.
Yes!!! I bath in hand sanitizer when I go anywhere these days. I used to get sick several times a year, then my doctor told me I was low in vitamin D. I started taking supplements and eating more food high in D and I have been far less sick in the last two years. I also always get the flu shot.
During flu season I just wash my hands good with hot water, increase my vitamin C and D, and hope for the best. Only time I have ever had the flu was about 15 years ago after I got the vaccine. go figure.
Although the influenza outbreak is quite deadly and widespread this year, I am not at all worried about it. I'm 33 and have never had the vaccine for the flu. Ever. I did get the flu this year and maybe once or twice in my life but it really wasnt that bad for me.
Lucky you! I don't get the big deal on people being opposed or for the flu shot. Guess I'll see!
Im not really against or for the flu shot. I just choose to let my body fight off stuff like that. I do consider myself lucky though as I have seen some people I know that really were tore up by the flu this year.
I can't say I am worried about it. I figure if I get it, I get it. I try to live a healthy lifestyle, which in theory should help fight off any illnesses, but I do that anyway. Everyone around me has or has had the flu already. It is probably only a matter of time before I get it.
I am not to worried about a flu epidemic. I get the flu shot every year while this is not a fool proof it is a start to prevention. Another key to prevention is hand washing and if you still end up with the flu try to get to the doctor early so that you may be able to take Tamiflu to help shorten your time being sick.
I've been washing my hands a lot more - finally. I hope this will keep me from getting sick (as well as those I am around).
Handwashing is definitely a good way to prevent from getting any illness.
I'm not worried. Whatever will be will be. That being said, I make sure to wash my hands and take reasonable precautions. I have not had a flu shot since 1997- was sick the entire winter that year- the sickest I've ever been. I get an occasional head cold, but other than that, so far so good...
I do my best to have vitamins, and fight i off. But if it happens, it happens
Not particularly worried. I feel you're limited in what you can do to prevent it. If you're going to get it, you'll get it. To be honest, it feels like every year the media hypes a new epidemic. Certainly every year there is deadly illness -- but that just proves the point that these things are never-ending and to worry about them constantly would interfere with daily *living* of life.
Now, if I knew someone at risk of getting this current strong flu virus and dying from it, I'd be worried for their sake, of course.
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