When I published this a year ago, the topic was “timely” because the influenza season typically starts in October in the norther hemisphere. This year it is timely because influenza will be superimposed onto a SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and we don’t yet know how one will effect the other, or how they they will effect us. But medical scientists and physicians believe we need to be extra vigilant in preventing and treating both infections.
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In this part of the world the influenza season is starting, even though influenza can occur year round. Once again, the majority of physicians and other health professionals recommend vaccination as the most effective way to lower one’s risk of getting influenza. No matter how many people would like to believe otherwise, for most people the risk of influenza is greater than the risk of the influenza vaccine.
I recommend you read Dr. Gretchen LaSalle‘s thorough review
Managing influenza and other winter illness
Most of the winter respiratory illnesses are not influenza, but can still make us feel miserable. Most of the time most of us recover uneventfully, but these diseases can cause more severe disease in certain people, like infants, elderly, and those with compromised immune systems. Here are some previous posts with info you need to know about keeping you and your family well and safe.
And here is how to know when to seek emergency medical help.
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Stay well this winter, or what ever season you are enjoying now.
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