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Have You Gotten A Cold Or The Flu This Winter?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by the mechanic, Feb 11, 2017.

  1. the mechanic

    the mechanic Active Member

    ... no question, getting sick can be a big concern for people every winter ...

    ... last winter i had a horrible cold (might've even been the flu) but luckily this year i've been illness free (thank you god!). i've noticed the odd person here and there who's been sick in public this year but it doesn't appear to be too widespread ...

    ... how about you? have you seen many sick folks around? have you managed to avoid getting sick yourself?

    ... comments?
  2. Stuntman

    Stuntman Full Member

    There was this one illness that affected everyone in my department except for one person. It was a stomach virus. I did have a bit of a cold earlier in the fall. Took a sick day to rest up.
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  3. the mechanic

    the mechanic Active Member

    ... stomach viruses of any kind can be very unpleasant ...

    ... i suspect that when i die it'll probably be a result of a flu virus or something similar ...
  4. flutterby

    flutterby Active Member

    Most office buildings re-cycle air, especially during the winter when heating cold outside air is an extra cost. It would be worth it for the health of employees though....They may have air filters but nothing kills viruses like a fresh blast of outside oxygen. Fresh air boosts office morale too.
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  5. the mechanic

    the mechanic Active Member

    ... yes, i suppose if everyone in an area is breathing air that might be contaminated with bacteria or viruses that would be a way of spreading illnesses ...

    ... thank you for your comment!
  6. Stuntman

    Stuntman Full Member

    That's why if you are sick, you should just stay home and rest instead of coming to work and spreading it to others.
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  7. the mechanic

    the mechanic Active Member

    ... speaking of the flu, i used to notice how when people got the annual flu vaccination they would actually come down with symptoms similar to flu symptoms -- and that's considered normal and not a complete fail!

    ... another thing i think is suspicious about the flu vaccination is the way they say it has to be administered every year. how many vaccines do you know of that need to be taken every twelve months instead of once in a lifetime? very strange ...
  8. Stuntman

    Stuntman Full Member

    My personal experience is that I rarely got the flu ever since I started getting flu shots almost 20 years ago. Prior to that, I got the flu almost every single year.

    The flu strains are different from year to year. They try to forecast the most common flu strains in the upcoming year and provide vaccines for those strains only. If you only get the flu vaccine once, it would be useless after the first year because the virus changes every year.

    Diseases like small pox are different. They remain the same year after year. That is why when you get immunised from small pox, you don't need to do it again year after year.
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