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Flu is the nickname for the illness caused by the too often times deadly influenza virus. The Flu is often considered to be just another “cold” and is dismissed as inevitable.  And since one has recovered completely so many times from colds it seems just another nuisance. However, last year 80,000 Americans died because of those microscopic guys, not to mention the severe illnesses they cause. And about 80% of these deaths are in the elderly. The death toll is not accurate because Flu may not appear on the death certificate. The best defense against the flu clearly is to get vaccinated, yearly...

The Ballyhoo About the Flu is True: Just Don’t Let the Flu ...



...this year’s national Flu season was going to be worse than usual.  Deaths from flu have been as high as 49,000 in very bad seasons. About 80% of deaths are in the over 65 age group. All but especially the elderly should get immunized. There are several vaccines available. The best for older folks is the high-dose type. It has 4 times the material to promote immunity as the other types. Get with the program.  

A Bad Flu Season – Use Common Sense