Really? It already has. Ask anyone who has kids in school or works in a office.
I haven't had a flu shot since I was in the Air Force and ordered to get the shot. During my years in the AF I probably had the flu half a dozen times. I have not had the flu since I got out of the service. I am not a doctor so I don't know the pathology of my flu record, but I must go by what my body tells me. It tells me things about MY body, and one of those things is "Don't take flu shots." I'm in general good health, I wash my hands several times a day, and I avoid sick people when they can be identified. I'm sure I could get the flu, so I take a common sense approach to avoiding getting sick, like what I mentioned. My take on flu shots is that they lower the immune system and leaves one susceptible to getting sick. Everyone must make their own choice. Not getting the flu shot is mine.
I've got news for the experts. The epidemic is already here. It hits fast and hard and has already wrecked havoc on many workplaces. People avoidance, constant hand washing and preventative care is a necessity. Stay well out there.
Think your too late, I have heard of over 100 flu hits - and that was just children at one school in the County!
Perhaps you should wear a mask as they do in China, the flu is everywhere, people who cant afford to take days off go to work. I wonder how many times the produce or fresh meat, or the candy bars get sneezed on. You cant avoid it, The minimum wage deli worker is hacking on your sandwich.
When I was in church in December so many people were hacking and coughing away. Don't they know God forgives them for staying home when they are sick? I ended up with a "cold" for 10 days..no fever so not the flu but with a compromised immune system, I was on double doses of antibiotics to keep me out of the hospital. It's this easy, if you have symptoms, stay home!!!!Don't go to the grocery store, post office, bank etc and sneeze and cough all over the place. Have some one do it for you. Call your boss and say I can't come in and give this to everyone else, right? Isolation is difficult but mandatory for me as a simple cold could turn in to pneumonia for me. Please think of others and STAY HOME!
We do everything we can to boost our immune systems all year long and so far, after 25 years of marriage and kids, we've sailed right thru every epidemic. Avoid sugar!! It feeds viruses and bacteria. Going to bed a little earlier than usual and getting plenty of sleep is great for helping the body fight off illness. We take lots of vitamin D3, EmergenC and use elderberry syrup, oil of oregano, and manuka honey daily and drink hot lemon water or hot lemon tea every morning and evening. Lots of garlic and onion in all our healthy, homemade foods (with parsley so we don't lose our friends). If we get sick, it's generally quite mild and we're back on our feet in 3 or 4 days. There's a lot of common sense involved in staying well during flu season.
Shawna, I take one multivitamin a day. I eat what I want when i want, however I eat fairly healthy. I don't take nearly the supplements you do. and yet when i get sick I'm only out for only 1-3 days at most. A lot of the supplements your ingesting are being heavily wasted. Most of what you said you take only needs to be take 1-2 a week to supplement what you may have missed in your general intake of foods.
Another way to stay well is to eat at home. Restaurant workers are often sick, and they need the money so they go to work sick. They do not even wash the vegetables, lettuce, that they put on sandwiches. So save money and eat at home, where you know what is in what you eat, maybe.
Robm, I didn't mean to say we take all those items every day. Sorry to sound misleading. We do take D3 every day, varying the amounts depending on the time of year and how we're feeling. But everything in my post from "Avoid sugar!!" on, was meant to be strategy to avoid flu when everyone around us is sick or we're experiencing the 1st symptoms. However, it's never a waste to take care of yourself and your family.
I think we all owe it to the very young, the very old, those with compromised immune systems or those with respiratory illness to get an annual flu shot. It really doesn't matter if you hardly get sick or it only lasts a few days, you are putting many others at risk. The last two years I held my breath each winter for students I had with severe asthma and Cystic Fibrosis that other parents would do the right thing and keep their ailing children home. Put it on your calendar every November as you would check the batteries in your smoke detector (or should). The flu will always be with us; it is about suppressing its impact on the least healthy among us.
There is a flu "epidemic" every year. And each time, the press makes it bigger and badder. Eat right, wash your hands and use common sense when protecting your health.
"Will Flu Epidemic Hit The Mother Lode?"
Well, considering that flu vaccinations are at an all time high, yes, the man-made flu epidemic will hit the Mother Lode.
Those getting the shot are contagious afterwards, and are actually MORE likely to contract the flu, not less.
Wake up sheeple. When the gov't begs you to do something, run the other way.
VoteTheConstitution is Absolutely right! Do the research, don't just do what you're told. Take responsibility for your own health. Bookldy209, we all DO have a community responsibility, but the key to not spreading illness, to really protecting those with compromised immune systems, is not to abuse our bodies with man made vaccines but to build our immune systems & overall health all year. This will help protect us, our families, & our community from everything from flu to TB to pertussis, and every other health concern. The flu shot is a gamble at best, even if they got the right strains in the yearly vaccine. Take a look at how many vaccinated people get sick and spread contagion each year vs those with real immunity and real health. Mercola.com is a good place to start reading studies.
I agree completely. But these sheep never listen...
@Vote the Constitution, you're absolutely right! I've never had the flu shot, am very rarely sick, wash my hands often, eat what I want, which includes sugar, keep my hands away from my face and often wear gloves when visiting public places. I know plenty of people who get the flu shot every year and it's always the same story, they get some strain of the flu every year. AMTGAL has the best advice to everyone. If you're sick, STAY HOME!!!! Show some decency and class by staying away from public places! If you can't possibly stay home, wear a mask! Of course, those who won't stay home or wear a mask, probably don't read informational material either, lest they become educated. People close to me have compromised immune systems so we must be careful, but no flu shots.
I pretty much agree, I will never get the flu shot I rarely get sick, maybe once every 15 years. But my approach is a bit the opposite of yours. I don't wash my hands very often, and I don't wear gloves in public places. I don't touch my face any more or less than I normally do, and I take the European logic and only shower a few times a week, not everyday. I attribute these things to strengthening my immune system against all kinds of virus' the public-at-large has. It works for me, anyway.
Shawna, I think you mistook my "waste" comment... I meant if your taking those supplements everyday its is a waste. But if your taking them every few days like all nutritionists recommend then your doing just fine. However your comment to avoid the sick, is BY FAR the most important thing anyone can do.
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