Good morning. The day before yesterday I finally got my flu shot. For the first time I got a bad headache the next day as a reaction. But I'm fine now. I also won't hesitate to get one next year. Any shot/vaccine is unpleasant. Many people are under the impression and the flu shot can give someone the flu. The is untrue. Like my headache any flu like symptoms can be a reaction and are just minor inconveniences. Also another misnomer is that the flu will not prevent the flu. It does in most cases but it really does minimize the symptoms if you ever get it. Have you ever had the flu? I have and anything that minimizes the symptoms is welcomed in my book.
Yesterday, coincidentally was also the day that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released their long awaited report about drug resistant illnesses and what they found is astounding. With the Earth's temperatures warming so fast and high there are all sorts of organic changes that are happening. One of them is the antibiotic-resistant infections. With this report it is ever more important to be vigilant and defensive against exposing ourselves to any situation that might harm us. For example if the flu, or any other "bug" is going around your community forgo the holiday party, stay in and safe.
Lung diseases and cancers have compromised our bodies. This means that our natural defenses have been broken through, making it easier for other undesirables to join the club. It's like invitations are sent out! Germs have become "super-bugs" that resist present day medicines. "Bugs" are smart creatures. Unlike us "bugs" have learned to evolve so that killing them is often impossible, so far. If only our bodies could do the same.
This is the report that was released:
I hope that you all have gotten your flu shot. If you haven't what are the reasons? What methods have you used to avoid becoming ill during the holidays?