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Title: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: Davidthebest on January 23, 2020, 09:44:04 AM
I got it together with all my kids. All with very high fever.  Only person left out so far is wife. 
Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: jmz on January 23, 2020, 09:48:49 AM
I got it together with all my kids. All with very high fever.  Only person left out so far is wife.

Did you get the flu shot?
Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: CountValentine on January 23, 2020, 09:51:07 AM
No and no flu shot. Proof positive not to get the shot.  :)
Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: Davidthebest on January 23, 2020, 09:55:27 AM
Did you get the flu shot?
No. But wife knows few family members that did get the shot and still got the flu this season.
Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: Dan on January 23, 2020, 10:00:05 AM
No. But wife knows few family members that did get the shot and still got the flu this season.

Typically less severe if you have the shot.
Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: Davidthebest on January 23, 2020, 10:03:25 AM
Typically less severe if you have the shot.
The doctor told one of those family members , that this year they have way more flu cases with people that got the shot then last few years.
Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: mercaz1 on January 23, 2020, 10:05:52 AM
I got the flu shot but its all a guess that they picked the right strain to fight and if they guessed wrong then you can still get the flu even with the shot
Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: Dan on January 23, 2020, 10:06:36 AM
I got the shot. No cost and got $5 of free groceries, so, no-brainer :)

No flu, but I got a cold last week and I still have the cough that came with it lingering around.
Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: CountValentine on January 23, 2020, 10:12:32 AM
I didn't get the shot, didn't get the flu but got over 2k free groceries and GC's. Thank you Safeway!  :)
Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: grodnoking on January 23, 2020, 10:17:48 AM
No shot, no flu, and $280 of groceries from stop&shop.
Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: Davidthebest on January 23, 2020, 10:25:22 AM
I didn't get the shot, didn't get the flu but got over 2k free groceries and GC's. Thank you Safeway!  :)
Does the free GC have anything to do with the flu?...
Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: ltttc on January 23, 2020, 10:25:40 AM
Did you get the flu shot?
Absolutely!!  Although I haven't taken it in the past, this year I felt it was basic hishtadlus with what's going on...
Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: CountValentine on January 23, 2020, 10:26:31 AM
Does the free GC have anything to do with the flu?...
No but they did offer free shots. Does that count?  :)
ETA: DW and kids did get the shot.
Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: etech0 on January 23, 2020, 10:34:20 AM
No. But wife knows few family members that did get the shot and still got the flu this season.
Same, and those who didn't get the shot didn't get the flu either...
Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: whYME on January 23, 2020, 10:37:31 AM
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Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: CountValentine on January 23, 2020, 10:38:15 AM
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Just for you.  :)
Is it possible to determine if the flu shot actually caused someone to get the flu?
Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: hvaces42 on January 23, 2020, 10:54:54 AM
My daughter works in an urgent care. One night she came home and said she had 40 patients with the flu not one was vaccinated. She says most (over 95%) of flu cases she is seeing are from people who didnt get the shot.
Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: Yammer on January 23, 2020, 11:24:25 AM
No. But wife knows few family members that did get the shot and still got the flu this season.
Typically less severe if you have the shot.
The doctor told one of those family members , that this year they have way more flu cases with people that got the shot then last few years.
There are a fee different strains of the flu. Even you had a shot for strain A, it won't help you for Strain B.
I got the flu shot but its all a guess that they picked the right strain to fight and if they guessed wrong then you can still get the flu even with the shot
Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: Yammer on January 23, 2020, 11:27:45 AM
I got it together with all my kids. All with very high fever.  Only person left out so far is wife.
Everyone in family got the flu ( strain B) except me. This was caused by a girl that came to school with the flu....Most of the kids got the flu followed by their family members.

Then a few weeks later 2 of my kids got the flu ( strain A )
Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: ExGingi on January 23, 2020, 11:58:19 AM
I got a severe case of the Flu very early in the season (late October). Never had anything like it before, I was knocked out so badly that I couldn't go to shul.
Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: Yehuda57 on January 23, 2020, 12:25:23 PM
I got the flu shot but its all a guess that they picked the right strain to fight and if they guessed wrong then you can still get the flu even with the shot

There are a fee different strains of the flu. Even you had a shot for strain A, it won't help you for Strain B.

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-01/uom-fiv012120.php
Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: davidrotts63 on January 23, 2020, 01:25:41 PM
I shot someone and gave him groceries as comp, was that one of y'all?
Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: Yammer on January 23, 2020, 01:27:45 PM
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-01/uom-fiv012120.php
Your saying that getting vaccinated for strain B will prevent them from getting the strain A, more then if they actually had the strain B flu?

Because that actually what happened with my kids
Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: nescafe on January 23, 2020, 03:08:13 PM
My 3-month old got the flu and the doctor put me on Tamiflu as a precaution. Rest of the family had the flu shot
Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: luckyluck on January 23, 2020, 08:03:00 PM
I got the shot. No cost and got $5 of free groceries, so, no-brainer :)

No flu, but I got a cold last week and I still have the cough that came with it lingering around.

A new study found strong evidence that you cannot get a cold and the flu at the same time
Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: Definitions on January 23, 2020, 09:57:04 PM
No shot. Never had a shot afaik. I don't know if I had the flu. I did have a very bad cold which might've been the flu. How do you know if it's the flu or not? Only a doctor could test it?

Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: CountValentine on January 23, 2020, 10:04:46 PM
Cold
-The big difference between cold and flu is that a cold often does not come with a high fever and/or body aches, explained Valdez. A cold will often come with a low not high fever, between 99 and 100 degrees, which does not last long.
-A cold typically follows a pattern which starts with a sore throat at the beginning, then congestion for a few days, and then as the congestion starts to clear a cough can develop which also lasts for a few days.

Flu
– A big indicator that you have the flu is when symptoms such as body aches, fevers, chills, nausea, an upset stomach or night sweats suddenly start occurring, Valdez said.
– A high fever, above 101 degrees, is also a sign that it is the flu and not a cold.
Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: Dan on January 23, 2020, 10:09:17 PM
Cold
-The big difference between cold and flu is that a cold often does not come with a high fever and/or body aches, explained Valdez. A cold will often come with a low not high fever, between 99 and 100 degrees, which does not last long.
-A cold typically follows a pattern which starts with a sore throat at the beginning, then congestion for a few days, and then as the congestion starts to clear a cough can develop which also lasts for a few days.

Flu
– A big indicator that you have the flu is when symptoms such as body aches, fevers, chills, nausea, an upset stomach or night sweats suddenly start occurring, Valdez said.
– A high fever, above 101 degrees, is also a sign that it is the flu and not a cold.
I was achy for a few days last week, but no high fever.
Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: etech0 on January 23, 2020, 10:10:05 PM
Does the flu test ever give false positives?
Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: CountValentine on January 23, 2020, 10:13:38 PM
Do you (anyone) go to the doctor when you get a cold/flu or try and ride it out?
Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: Dan on January 23, 2020, 10:19:43 PM
Do you (anyone) go to the doctor when you get a cold/flu or try and ride it out?
Nothing to do for a cold.
If you have the flu you can take Tamiflu.
Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: Davidthebest on January 23, 2020, 10:21:26 PM
Do you (anyone) go to the doctor when you get a cold/flu or try and ride it out?
When my first kid had it I went to the doctor and test came back positive, but from that point on when my other kids and my self catched it within a matter of days I did not go.
Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: Davidthebest on January 23, 2020, 10:26:53 PM
Nothing to do for a cold.
If you have the flu you can take Tamiflu.
And it doesn't really help much according to many people that wife asked.
Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: etech0 on January 23, 2020, 10:31:25 PM
And it doesn't really help much according to many people that wife asked.
Sometimes it does sometimes it doesn't. Plus it only works if you take it within 48 hours of getting sick. Plus it causes stomach issues.
Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: nescafe on January 23, 2020, 11:08:32 PM
And it doesn't really help much according to many people that wife asked.
Worked miracles for my baby. Had no fever after 24 hours on tamiflu
Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: joe1234 on January 24, 2020, 12:28:31 AM
A simple google search for “does tamiflu work” got this.
https://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/news/20121114/does-tamiflu-work-questions-continue

Basically its supposed to make the flu one or two days shorter and less severe, but it isn’t even proven to work. So even if it works it’s not that good... also there is a serious side effect of confusion or even hallucinations... all this is besides the fact that it taste disgusting and makes an upset stomach and nausea. The last thing you want is your kid not wanting to eat or even throwing up because of it, especially when their appetite is very weak to begin with while having the flu, it can make them sicker and have a slower recovery if they don’t eat enough...

Conclusion: looks like there’s alot of hype about tamiflu but it sure seems like the cons out way the pros... and it looks like it’s just out there as a money maker...

For the record, my kid got the shot and got the flu. I gave him tamiflu as that is the accepted view by most doctors. In the middle after my kid threw up I did this “research” for 2 minutes and stopped giving him the tamiflu.
Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: Yammer on January 24, 2020, 03:37:02 AM
A simple google search for “does tamiflu work” got this.
https://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/news/20121114/does-tamiflu-work-questions-continue

Basically its supposed to make the flu one or two days shorter and less severe, but it isn’t even proven to work. So even if it works it’s not that good... also there is a serious side effect of confusion or even hallucinations... all this is besides the fact that it taste disgusting and makes an upset stomach and nausea. The last thing you want is your kid not wanting to eat or even throwing up because of it, especially when their appetite is very weak to begin with while having the flu, it can make them sicker and have a slower recovery if they don’t eat enough...

Conclusion: looks like there’s alot of hype about tamiflu but it sure seems like the cons out way the pros... and it looks like it’s just out there as a money maker...

For the record, my kid got the shot and got the flu. I gave him tamiflu as that is the accepted view by most doctors. In the middle after my kid threw up I did this “research” for 2 minutes and stopped giving him the tamiflu.
Some in my family can take it, others suffer and throw up from nausea.

Seems to me it depends on the person.
Title: Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
Post by: CountValentine on January 28, 2020, 02:00:33 PM
Just received my first one this morning. Now watch me get the flu.  >:(