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The Flu Blues

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The flu season this year is a monster. It’s proven to be serious and quite deadly. There are questions surrounding whether the flu vaccine for this year is effective or not. Although the number of deaths surrounding the flu is at an ever-increasing number, with deaths including both vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals, the CDC suggests that individuals should still get the flu vaccine, especially those individuals with compromised immune systems (the elderly, children, pregnant women, etc.) Children are among those hardest hit this flu season. According to the CDC website, during the 2017-2018 flu season, 63 influenza-related child deaths occurred. The flu season has not yet reached its peak.

Getting vaccinated is one way to help prevent the flu, but also sanitizing areas, such as at home, in your car, shopping carts, and at work, help to help chomp down on those harmful germs. But what about people who come to work when they are sick? What do you do about them? Or people that insist on going to the theater to see the newest movie? The best advice is to get vaccinated, visit your doctor if you experience flu systems, and stay at home to recover and prevent spreading the flu virus. In a world where staying home could possibly get your fired, tackling this dilemma is going to take much, much longer.

Do you work for a company that requires you to come to work when you are sick? How do you deal with such issues?

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