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Flu/Cold Bugs Worst For Years....

Post by 1964white » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:20 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-42725152

I know a couple on here have had rough time with flu over the last few weeks

I've had a cold since the start of the New Year & still struggling to shake off a nasty cough

Anyone on here had the flu jab?

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Post by gessa » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:28 pm

I was told by the nurse that this strain is affecting people who've had the jab. I believe the flu jab is about 60% effective at best under normal circumstances.

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Post by 1964white » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:05 pm

gessa wrote:I was told by the nurse that this strain is affecting people who've had the jab. I believe the flu jab is about 60% effective at best under normal circumstances.
I had the jab back in the 90's & constantly had colds for the next few months

Jill refuses to have the flu jab even though she entitled to it free of charge

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Re: Flu/Cold Bugs Worst For Years....

Post by Norm » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:01 am

I had the 'flu way back when {mid 1970s) - in bed for a week, eyes sunken, difficulty breathing, the whole 9 yards, really sick - not to be confused with a very bad cold/chest infection. Since then I haven't had a 'flu jab and I haven't had the 'flu, although sometimes people around me have. I often wonder about these different strains and wonder whether, just maybe, there isn't quite so much difference as they make out, i.e. there's more commonality than they let on. Everytime 'Big Pharma' is involved there's money to be made. :dun:

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