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Flu, what’s up with you?

Jacob Costantino, Staff Reporter

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It’s better to get a shot than end up in the lobby of a pediatric health care professional, because this year, the flu might get as bad as the 2014-15 flu epidemic. For this reason, The Center for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) is urging people to get ready for the next big flu season.

“Because Influenza is a big deal, then yes, it’s good that the CDC is urging people to get ready for this next season, as people need to know what is happening so that they can keep themselves healthy,” Mrs. Bobby Zuelke said a medical magnet teacher.

While the CDC did say that it is important for the public to get ready for this season of the flu; the World Health Organization (WHO) is urging people to get the flu vaccination for this year’s upcoming flu season.

“I think it’s good that they’re telling people ahead of time, and that they should go get the flu shot, even if it’s not fun,” Abby Rosenzweig (‘22) said.

“It’s a good idea that the CDC is getting people ready, because the community is more global than it used to be,” said certified nursing assistant (CNA) Jero, who substitutes for the nurse when she is out.

The CDC has found that this season so far, there has been 180 reported deaths, which is 32 more deaths nationwide than that of the 2014-15 flu season, according to www.CDC.gov/flu/weekly/index.htm.

Influenza, or the flu is a big deal, so instead of ending up in the doctor’s office to get more pills because of the flu, get the shot instead of going through the hassle of being sick. Stay safe, and healthy.

The best way to avoid contracting the flu is by washing your hands before and after eating, after going to the restroom, or after dealing with anything that is any kind of a portal to the body. The best way to avoid giving the flu to someone else is by coughing into the elbow, coughing into the shirt, sneezing into the elbow or a tissue. Also it helps to get the vaccination for the flu.

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Flu, what’s up with you?