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2020 flu season could be the worst in a decade


LIKELY NOT NEEDED SINCE THE INITIATIVE STILL NEEDED A 100,000 SIGNATURES TO SECURE A PLACE ON THE 2020 BALLOT. FLU CASES ARE ON THE RISE ACROSS THE BAY AREA AND ALL ACROSS THE STATE OF FLORIDA COULD SEE A RECORD BREAKING FLU SEASON THIS YEAR, 71 OUTBREAKS HAVE BEEN REPORTED SO FAR NEWS CHANNEL EIGHT’S CAPITOL BUREAU REPORTER JAKE STOFAN IS BREAKING DOWN MORE NUMBERS. NATIONWIDE THERE HAVE BEEN 87,000 HOSPITALIZATIONS AND AN ESTIMATED 4,800 DEATHS FROM THE FLU THIS SEASON. ACCORDING TO THE CDC. IN FLORIDA THERE HAVE BEEN A NUMBER OF PEDIATRIC DEATHS AND IN AT LEAST ONE CASE A 35 YEAR-OLD MAN DIED EVERYBODY IS AT RISK FOR INFLUENZA. IT IS VERY VERY. CONTAINED IS THE 2017 2018 FLU SEASON WAS THE WORST FLORIDA HAD SEEN IN A DECADE. MARTHA DE CASTRO THE FLORIDA HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION SAYS INDICATIONS ARE THIS YEAR COULD BREAK THE RECORD THE NUMBER OF CASES HAS PEAKED EARLY. SO THEY’RE CONSIDERING THIS SOMEWHAT OF A CRISIS THIS YEAR DOCTOR JOHN MCKAY SAYS IF YOU GET SICK WITH THE FLU. THERE ARE SOME INDICATIONS YOU MAY NEED ADDITIONAL MEDICAL ATTENTION DIFFICULTY, BREATHING. VOMITING WHERE YOU CAN’T KEEP FLUIDS DOWN THOSE ARE ALL GOOD REASONS TO HEAD TO THE E R AND GET CHECKED OVER. BUT MEDICAL EXPERTS SAY THE BEST WAY TO AVOID GETTING SICK IS TO GET VACCINATED FLU. VACCINATIONS TYPICALLY TAKE ABOUT 2 WEEKS TO KICK IN. BUT HEALTH EXPERTS SAY IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO GET VACCINATED AND GETTING VACCINATED IS EASY GO TO PUBLIX AND GET ONE FOR FREE AND THEY’LL GIVE YOU A $10 GIFT CARD. SO YOU CAN GO DO SOME SHOPPING CVS WALGREENS THEY’RE ALL MAKING FLU SHOTS READILY AVAILABLE IN MOST CASES, YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE SHOULD COVER

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

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