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Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2020, 10:38:15 AM »

Just for you.  :)
Is it possible to determine if the flu shot actually caused someone to get the flu?
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Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
« Reply #16 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.
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Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
« Reply #17 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

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Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
« Reply #18 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 )

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Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
« Reply #19 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.
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Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
« Reply #20 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
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Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2020, 01:25:41 PM »
I shot someone and gave him groceries as comp, was that one of y'all?
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Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
« Reply #22 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

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Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
« Reply #23 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

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Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
« Reply #24 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

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Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
« Reply #25 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?

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Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
« Reply #26 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.
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Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
« Reply #27 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.
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Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2020, 10:10:05 PM »
Does the flu test ever give false positives?
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Re: Flu season 2020: did you get the flu this flu season ?
« Reply #29 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?
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