Skip to main content

View Diary: Massive Flu Outbreak (23 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Many hospitals in cities around the nation (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Wee Mama, Carol in San Antonio, Siri

    are already at 95-100% capacity and emergency room waiting periods are many hours long- though it is generally acknowledged that the epidemic is just getting underway. My physician told me today that latest projections have this on track to be a record-setting outbreak, in numbers of cases.

    Flu vaccines generally require about 10 days for immunity to build in one's system. As one ages, the efficacy of these flu vaccines to prevent illness diminish- regardless of how "well matched" the vaccines are.  Still, they can lessen the duration and severity of an illness, regardless of one's age, if gotten in time.

    Don't delay. Nationwide, our health system is going to really be overwhelmed.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site