This is just getting out of hand. I spent the last 6 months trying to give out the flue vaccine and maybe 30% of the people accept it. I am currently in the thick of flue season where I am admitting at least 1 or 2 patients with the flu a day.
Meanwhile, we are all freaking out about the corona virus? I mean ffs, the flu is much deadlier than this "plague" people are freaking out about, and the flu is right next door. I just sent a healthy man in his 30's to the ICU because of the flu, but that isn't going to make headlines.
We are freaking out about 40 people dying in china? 8200 have died in the USA from the flu this season (
So, can we as a medical community bring reason to this paranoia that is going on. The CDC estimates that only 37% of adults got a flu vaccine, yet it seams everywhere I look every adult is losing their mind over a virus that will literally have no effect on their life what-so-ever.
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