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18 dead of flu in Massachusetts
Boston Herald ^ | January 9, 2013 | Christine McConville

Posted on 01/09/2013 7:38:01 AM PST by ConservativeStatement

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is reporting that 18 Bay Staters have died from the flu so far this season.

At least four of these people were from Boston, the Boston Public Health Commission’s Nick Martin told the Herald.

“We’re seeing a significant increase in sickness and severity,” Martin said.

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: flu; healthcare; outbreak; publichealth
Impossible. Best and most progressive health care in the universe.
1 posted on 01/09/2013 7:38:08 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

It’s bad all over ... Laredo is on the Texas/Mexico border
http://lmtonline.com/articles/2013/01/08/front/news/doc50ecdfc8b7f53288389220.txt
At least half of Laredo sick with respiratory illness

At least 50 percent of the Laredo population has shown symptoms of respiratory infection, leading health authorities to urge the community to take preventive measures.


2 posted on 01/09/2013 7:46:25 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: ConservativeStatement

People cannot afford flu shots due to the price tag on ObamaRomneyCare.


3 posted on 01/09/2013 7:46:44 AM PST by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

They need an Assault Flu Ban.


4 posted on 01/09/2013 7:47:12 AM PST by moovova
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To: ConservativeStatement

The flu or the flu shot? I got unhappy news last night a family acquaintance died of flu shot reaction. 50 years old and as far as I know healthy.


5 posted on 01/09/2013 7:47:37 AM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Simple fix.... establish Flu Free zones.


6 posted on 01/09/2013 7:48:01 AM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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To: ConservativeStatement

As usual with the Boston media the article is completely void of any detail as far as age or anything else.


7 posted on 01/09/2013 7:48:53 AM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: TheRhinelander
Maybe the 18 represent the few people who are sick with the lack of DIEversity in thought of the Massachusetts political establishment. It is easy to get sick of Deval Patrick, fake Indian, Barney Frank and any Kennedy when one thinks and doesn’t feeeeeeeel.
8 posted on 01/09/2013 7:51:35 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I have only recieved a flu shot once. It was the only year I “caught” the flu and the sickest I have ever been in my life. Lesson learned.


9 posted on 01/09/2013 7:58:22 AM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: ConservativeStatement

One of the 18 was a nursing home resident who refused his flu shot.


10 posted on 01/09/2013 8:00:52 AM PST by AU72
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To: Gator113

hell, just ban the flu altogether, establish a national flu bug registration scheme, and begin the process of door to door flu bug confiscation.

It is clear that the average citizen cannot make decisions pertaining to the flu, and it obvious that this flu bug can be used for nefarious purposes.


11 posted on 01/09/2013 8:01:11 AM PST by QualityMan (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Mass deaths from flu must be stopped. People with flu must not be allowed to infect our society. I call on Joe Biden to convene a study group on flu and see what can be done to eliminate this potential hazard to our school children. People carrying the flu germ must not be allowed within 100 feet of schools. Flu police must guard every door. Ban flu now!


12 posted on 01/09/2013 8:10:48 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: ConservaTexan

I trust my immune system more than my government. No shot for me thank you.


13 posted on 01/09/2013 8:12:24 AM PST by RC one (.From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I have received flu shots for years, mostly because I had to deal with the scum of society on a daily basis. During nearly 30 years on the job, I never contracted the flu.

Now retired and because of other health issues ( bad heart, bad lungs diabetic, the meds I require, etc. ), my immune system sucks and as such, I still get the yearly flu shot, but this year it didn’t work.

About 3 weeks after the injection, I came down with the flu from hell and it lasted for 2 long weeks. After the first week I started feeling better, a day later— it hit again. It was as though I had chugged that stuff you have to drink in prep for a colostomy, every day for two weeks.

I guess the good news is: it didn’t kill me, my septic system and drain field still works and I lost 18 pounds.

DO NOT try to lose weight this way! ;>)


14 posted on 01/09/2013 8:53:28 AM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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To: ConservaTexan
I have only recieved a flu shot once. It was the only year I “caught” the flu and the sickest I have ever been in my life.

Flu shots were mandatory in the military. We would usually get them in Dec or Jan and a lot of the troops got sick.

15 posted on 01/09/2013 8:53:50 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Get lots of sleep, eat lots of chicken soup, and avoid the maddening crowd is my advice for staying healthy.


16 posted on 01/09/2013 9:04:21 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled

May I add:

Wash your hands.
Decontaminate doorknobs and light switches around the house (don’t forget mailbox, faucet, toilet & fridge handles)
Then there’s your tv remote and video game controllers
Definitely avoid public restrooms & shopping carts & library books.

Scalding water & bleach (as well as being standoffish to nosy neighbors) are your friends....

Not that I obsess over these things.....


17 posted on 01/09/2013 9:38:05 AM PST by LadyBuck (Strangeways, here we come....)
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To: LadyBuck

Haha . . . I do practice a few of those additional suggestions, LadyBuck!


18 posted on 01/09/2013 9:42:26 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: ConservativeStatement

Vitamin D3..... 2,000 to 4,000 iu per day

No flu


19 posted on 01/09/2013 9:46:13 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: Liberty Valance
"At least 50 percent of the Laredo population has shown symptoms of respiratory infection, leading health authorities to urge the community to take preventive measures."

I live in Texas and have had Acute Bronchitis since before Thanksgiving. I had a 2nd followup with the pulmonary doctor today.

I'm still not over the coughing and he prescribed an inhaler this time. I go back in 6 weeks.

He said they do not know why so many are getting so sick for so long. But, they have noted that it is happening none-the-less.

20 posted on 01/09/2013 10:02:41 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: Don Corleone
People with flu must not be allowed to infect our society.

Now's their chance to try out those FEMA detention centers. Lock 'em up for the sake of the children!

21 posted on 01/09/2013 10:03:09 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Gator113
"Simple fix.... establish Flu Free zones."

HA!

No wonder I'm sick; I forgot to post Flu Free Zone sign!

*cough, cough*

22 posted on 01/09/2013 10:04:54 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: LadyBuck

Sound advice!


23 posted on 01/09/2013 10:11:18 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: bert
"Vitamin D3..... 2,000 to 4,000 iu per day

No flu

Same here with D3...don't have flu but do have a wicked case of Acute Bronchitis.

24 posted on 01/09/2013 10:20:06 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: BipolarBob
I got unhappy news last night a family acquaintance died of flu shot reaction. 50 years old and as far as I know healthy.

Know someone who got very sick shortly after the flu shot. There appears to be problems with the flu shot this year. Don't hold your breath waiting for the MSM to investigate the problem. Not much of a stretch to assume the Marxist are using the flu shot to carry out a Ukraine Starvation type of answer to their entitlement problem.

25 posted on 01/09/2013 11:12:46 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: bert
Vitamin D3..... 2,000 to 4,000 iu per day. No flu

Have not had the flu yet this season, but it has tried a few times to get me. My trick. And you may find this funny. Chocolate milk. Next time you feel a sore throat starting, drink some chocolate milk. The sore throat will disappear instantly.

26 posted on 01/09/2013 11:15:51 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

Diluted apple cider vinegar works great for sore throats. A zinc tablet for prevention to boost the immune system and I haven’t had the flu in 20+ years. The last time was when I did get was from a co-worker who got it from the flu shot. He was so mad he swore he’d never get another.


27 posted on 01/09/2013 11:21:05 AM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: RC one

I’m with you. Seems anyone I’ve ever known who’s gotten a flu shot has gotten the flu. I’ve never had the shot (won’t get it, either) and have never had the flu.


28 posted on 01/09/2013 12:25:49 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

Just saw this on another site — if you want to track cases of flu in your area: https://flunearyou.org/


29 posted on 01/09/2013 12:31:09 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: bert
Vitamin D3..... 2,000 to 4,000 iu per day

It is amazing, isn't it? I started about 2 1/2 years ago. Got my first cold earlier this winter since I started. I normally get a couple--so I attribute the improvement to that, as I haven't started large or regular doses of any other herb or vitamin.

30 posted on 01/09/2013 12:36:51 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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