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Sun Jan 6, 2019, 06:58 PM

CDC: Pediatric flu deaths now at 13, flu widespread in 24 states

Not too late to get vaccinated.

About 50k die from flu in any given year.

From MASSLive
Some 3.4 percent of visits to reporting outpatient providers in Massachusetts were for influenza-like illnesses for the week ending Dec. 29, according to the state's most recent flu activity report.

All the state's regions were reporting the proportion of these visits above baseline with the highest rates in the Northeast and Southeast regions at 5.15 and 4.61 percent, respectively, and the lowest in the West at 1.57 percent.

The Northeast also had the highest number of laboratory-confirmed cases for the week at 275 as well as the highest number to date this season at 718.

https://www.masslive.com/living/index.ssf/2019/01/flu_widespread_in_24_states_high_number_of_clinic_visits_in_19_states.html


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def_con5 Jan 6 OP
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Response to def_con5 (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 07:08 PM

1. Been getting the flu shot every year for over 30 years

Ever since I was in the military I have been getting these. Now it is accompanied with the pneumonia and soon to be shingles shot.

Just getting over a episode of shingles. They fucking hurt........

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Response to def_con5 (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 10:51 PM

2. Anyone who refuses to get

a flu shot (and probably the pneumonia one too) really needs to read up on what happened during the flu pandemic of 1918.

If that doesn't scare the shit out of ya enough to get vaccinated, then I don't know what would.

PS...needles and shots terrify me, but flu sucks like ten times worse (had it twice). Get those vaccinations, people!

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Response to Squeek (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 11:05 PM

3. You're correct of couse

Sadly, yesterday one of the news magazine shows had an episode on how vaccines really do cause autism. RFK JR was of course the highlight.

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