Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Be Careful Out There...

...and don't get the flu. It's a bad year for it.

The flu vaccine is based off an educated guess as to which strains will be dominant. This year they missed one, and it's an H3 strain - particularly dangerous to kids and the elderly.

There have been 15 deaths of children associated with the flu. And it's no better in Canada.

So, yeah. Wash your hands. Stay home if you're sick (please, please, and employers, stop firing people for staying home when they have a fever - somebody told me they had to go in or be fired even though they're obviously ill). Please, just be careful out there.

Please try not to get the flu. I'm considering going into hiding this year...