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mlurp 01-09-2018 10:18 PM

We are in a very Harsh Flu Season 2018
 
:wow This Flu Season is a :bitch...... Do look at the Related News below. :yes





Hospitals grapple with brutal flu season that could get even worse

By Jonathan LaPook CBS News January 8, 2018, 6:46 PM

It is flu season, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the number of cases is up sharply, with high activity reported in 26 states.

At the Palomar Medical Center near San Diego, the new year ushered in a brutal flu season.

"The day came when we had extended waits in the emergency department up to eight or nine hours for a patient to be seen," said Michelle Gunnett, emergency room nursing director.
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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/hospita...et-even-worse/


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saltwn 01-09-2018 10:20 PM

Re: We are in a very Harsh Flu Season 2018
 
I had a cold already. hope it's my last. also had a shot
my grandson has it though. it dehydrates you quickly. his parents are on top of it though.

mlurp 01-09-2018 10:33 PM

Re: We are in a very Harsh Flu Season 2018
 
Not to brag as I did when Kansas raised it speed limit in the early 2000's. I stated I had avoided any tickets for years.. Now I need not worry.

The first day of the speed limits being raised I got busted speeding. Trying to get distance between me and a 350 PU.. Small towns find money to operate and most use the courts.


Well I haven't had a cold, sniffles or any seasonal problems in 30+ years.. And in great health as far as I can tell. VA wants me to make appointment with my doctor.. In about a month.

I shall learn if I am doing okay....... :shrug

saltwn 01-09-2018 11:58 PM

Re: We are in a very Harsh Flu Season 2018
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mlurp (Post 925047)
Not to brag as I did when Kansas raised it speed limit in the early 2000's. I stated I had avoided any tickets for years.. Now I need not worry.

The first day of the speed limits being raised I got busted speeding. Trying to get distance between me and a 350 PU.. Small towns find money to operate and most use the courts.


Well I haven't had a cold, sniffles or any seasonal problems in 30+ years.. And in great health as far as I can tell. VA wants me to make appointment with my doctor.. In about a month.

I shall learn if I am doing okay....... :shrug

I thought you were gonna say people traveled through so fast they don't spread their illnesses. :D

Spouse goes 16th so they can measure his aneurysm. fingers crossed, prayers and all that.

mlurp 01-10-2018 01:48 PM

Re: We are in a very Harsh Flu Season 2018
 
I said
one for him to.. :jesus




some images as well as info...

https://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=m...906&p=aneurysm

mr wonder 01-10-2018 01:52 PM

Re: We are in a very Harsh Flu Season 2018
 
Load up on Vitamin D.
It's not a perfect prevention but it's BETTER than Flu shots in everyway.

mlurp 01-10-2018 02:01 PM

Re: We are in a very Harsh Flu Season 2018
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mr. wonder (Post 925160)
Load up on Vitamin D.
It's not a perfect prevention but it's BETTER than Flu shots in everyway.

Then I have been lucky all these years.. What with parents in grocery handling so many items on shelve, passing off their child's germs gotten from the play ground not to mention what the cart has gathered now.. :eek

And this is but one hour of one day....

Bat 01-10-2018 06:12 PM

Re: We are in a very Harsh Flu Season 2018
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mlurp (Post 925040)
:wow This Flu Season is a :bitch...... Do look at the Related News below. :yes


Hospitals grapple with brutal flu season that could get even worse

By Jonathan LaPook CBS News January 8, 2018, 6:46 PM

It is flu season, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the number of cases is up sharply, with high activity reported in 26 states.

At the Palomar Medical Center near San Diego, the new year ushered in a brutal flu season.

"The day came when we had extended waits in the emergency department up to eight or nine hours for a patient to be seen," said Michelle Gunnett, emergency room nursing director.
.................................................. ................................................. Continued At

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/hospita...et-even-worse/


RELATED NEWS:
https://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=m...itals+over+run

Driving home from work today, they were talking about this on the radio. The city of San Diego has had more flu deaths this year than the entire state that I live in.

I haven't had the flu for probably better than 30 years. I think I've had a flu vaccine shot every year for about the last 20 years. So far it's worked for me.

Insurance covers flu shots 100%.
The ACA makes it a law that you have to have insurance.
People could avoid getting the flu by following the law and taking advantage of the coverage.

saltwn 01-11-2018 02:29 AM

Re: We are in a very Harsh Flu Season 2018
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bat (Post 925214)
Driving home from work today, they were talking about this on the radio. The city of San Diego has had more flu deaths this year than the entire state that I live in.

I haven't had the flu for probably better than 30 years. I think I've had a flu vaccine shot every year for about the last 20 years. So far it's worked for me.

Insurance covers flu shots 100%.
The ACA makes it a law that you have to have insurance.
People could avoid getting the flu by following the law and taking advantage of the coverage.

works for me but not the pneumonia one. had it once and almost died.

GetAClue 01-11-2018 07:01 AM

Re: We are in a very Harsh Flu Season 2018
 
I was in a coma for 3 weeks about 5 years ago due to the flu. The doctors were telling my wife I would most likely not survive. I highly recommend getting your flu shot and if you get flu symptoms, treating them seriously. I am a 6 foot 2 inch, 290lb former college linebacker and it kicked my butt. If it can almost take a person like me out, everyone needs to take it seriously.

mr wonder 01-11-2018 08:45 AM

Re: We are in a very Harsh Flu Season 2018
 
BBC -- Vitamin D pills 'could stop colds or flu'
By James Gallagher Health and science reporter
"The analysis, published in the British Medical Journal, argues food should be fortified with the vitamin. Trials on using supplements to prevent infections have given mixed results, so the researchers pooled data on 11,321 people from 25 separate trials to try to get a definitive answer.
The team at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) looked at respiratory tract infections - which covers a wide range of illnesses from a sniffle to flu to pneumonia.
Overall, the study said one person would be spared infection for every 33 taking vitamin D supplements. That is more effective than flu vaccination, which needs to treat 40 to prevent one case, although flu is far more serious than the common cold.
There were greater benefits for those taking pills daily or weekly - rather than in monthly super-doses - and in people who were deficient in the first place."
people should do what's they feel is in there best interest. And the gov't shouldn't force anyone to take meds.

At this point it seems one of the BEST things people can do to try and ward off the flu is to supplement with vitamin D.
There are no guarantees no matter what you do.

mlurp 01-11-2018 12:24 PM

Re: We are in a very Harsh Flu Season 2018
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GetAClue (Post 925252)
I was in a coma for 3 weeks about 5 years ago due to the flu. The doctors were telling my wife I would most likely not survive. I highly recommend getting your flu shot and if you get flu symptoms, treating them seriously. I am a 6 foot 2 inch, 290lb former college linebacker and it kicked my butt. If it can almost take a person like me out, everyone needs to take it seriously.

:thumbsup ... well stated words of wisdom. :yes

mlurp 01-20-2018 01:15 PM

Re: We are in a very Harsh Flu Season 2018
 
Here is but two items of late in the news to prove the flu kills...



Quote:

Katharine Gallagher, 27, Dies of the Flu After Boyfriend Finds Her Unconscious in Bathroom
https://www.yahoo.com/news/katharine...193240189.html


Quote:

I just got the flu; Ill be all right. 21-year-old ignored illness, and it killed him
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nat...2LI/story.html


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