The flu

It does seem odd that we’re really only hearing about it in the local media. We are indeed in the middle of a national flu epidemic (although thankfully, not an avian strain) and we’re not hearing about in on a national level. As this Daily Beast article points out, it’s because people aren’t dying — so it must not be important.

Although we do know the lack of paid sick leave has a lot to do with its spread!

8 Responses to The flu

  1. Major Kong January 10, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    Yes we are.
    I saw flu news on CNN today and Weather Channel last night as well as today. Boston declares a health emergency, etc. Tents in Philly, etc.

  2. montag January 10, 2013 at 6:26 pm #

    Actually people are dying, just not in sufficient numbers to alert our crack media peeps.

  3. Ron January 10, 2013 at 6:37 pm #

    Whether on TV or not, it’s real. Everyone I know, family, friends and co-workers has come down with some version over the past 6-8 weeks. Bitch is, just when you think you’re recovering, it comes back worse than the first time around.

  4. JJ January 10, 2013 at 10:32 pm #

    Got my flu shot in September. Sick since last Friday. Antibiotics since yesterday. Can pass for human w/ help of OTC drugs and cough syrup.

    Flying on Saturday and need to keep the cough down, or I’ll be as popular as a passenger from New Orleans during a yellow fever outbreak.

  5. susie January 10, 2013 at 10:56 pm #

    Wear a flu mask!

  6. Tom January 11, 2013 at 6:56 am #

    Then again: documents.html
    “(NaturalNews) If you have children, you are more than likely already aware of the official U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “Immunization Schedules,” which today recommend an astounding 29 vaccines be given between birth and six years of age, including yearly flu shots, as well as another five to 16 vaccines between ages seven and 18 ( But a recent investigative report compiled by Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic, Ph.D., uncovers more than 30 years of hidden government documents exposing these vaccine schedules as a complete hoax, not to mention the fraud of the vaccines themselves to provide any real protection against disease.

    Though her paper focuses primarily on the British health system’s elaborate cover-up of the dirty truth about its own national vaccination program, the tenets of the study’s findings still apply to vaccination schedules in general, which are typically designed for the purpose of serving corporate interests rather than public health. Government authorities, it turns out, in an ongoing bid to satisfy the private goals of the vaccine industry, have deliberately covered up pertinent information about the dangers and ineffectiveness of vaccines from parents in order to maintain a high rate of vaccination compliance. And in the process, they have put countless millions of children at risk of serious side effects and death.”


  7. John January 11, 2013 at 7:12 am #

    Lack of paid sick days encouraging the spread? Hell about policies that basically make you come in sick. I work for a major retailer and there is a attendance program with points. Call out sick on Monday thru Thursday and lose a point, on Friday thru Sunday it’s 2 points. To get a new point you have to have perfect attendance for the month. You start with 3 points and if you reach 0 it’s bye-bye. Plus you lose 1/2 point for being late, so if the bus breaks down or whatever you’re behind. Very quickly you have good employees feeling pressured to come in no matter what to preserve a really shitty job.

  8. susie January 11, 2013 at 10:01 am #

    Well, that was my point. The lack of paid sick days IS a policy that makes you come in sick.

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