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Some alarming statistics tonight on the -- more than 200000 people in this country hospitalized.
From flu related complications every year some 36000.
People die from flu related causes.
-- and every year in this country.
Joining me now to talk about the -- the -- -- push -- and as prevention is Fox News medical contributor doctor Marc Siegel author of the book.
The doctor about earlier Paul's club -- -- real secret code of sickness and health.
Thanks for being here mark and you know having made the decision to -- -- news we're I'm going to get a flu shot.
I what did you call it in the interest of the.
Hurd it's called herd immunity and one of the problems with the flu is those 36000 people that die every year the flu.
-- flu complications pneumonia is bronchitis sinusitis they'll mostly the elderly 34000 of the hopefully in the totally get it.
Because people don't get flu shots that need it you don't really how to roll -- capped off Lou you're doing this for the good of the Hurd I'm feeling good about that I've always been part of their herds of because if you get a shot and and everyone else gets one will prevent that from spreading now.
It's -- Leverage album.
We got a -- -- their it's a very good patient.
So what are we using thinner -- this year to sort of thinking it is.
Then it was quick regard in a doctor and -- gonna say the church if it darn darn good about.
We're and we're delighted especially me.
You feel I think from a -- as far as I -- -- -- Erica.
And thank you for.
The idea that flu shots now for everyone from six months of -- -- I mean that's really remarkable because most folks I suppose -- my age.
-- always lot of pollution it's not for young kids in in certainly for older people but not anybody.
There's a dramatic study that came out this year from the CDC that says that since they've mandated Lucia but candidates -- they recommend to push us over the age of two.
The number of kids that are actually getting.
Real sick from the -- and go to hospitals.
Getting complications and spreading it is going down.
Schools like schools are the places where kids get the flu they're super spreader is and then it goes out -- the population.
And young children's and daycare my gosh they're Petri dishes they've got to go.
It seems like every kind of term in the world there.
It's critically important for them as well absolutely.
Now we have 85 million doses so far out we're gonna have about a 160 million doses of the flu shot this year.
That's great we're going to be able cover everybody that wants it the problem is though that we and that this -- about thirty million doses of thirty million that's a big voice monetary earlier -- they would also promise.
-- we were talking before we came on here with one of your produces about this issue of what kind of flu -- we use every year we gotta come up with a different kind of Lucia.
We have the technology.
A few years from now we're gonna have a flu shot that's gonna last ten years and cover every single -- imagine how that's gonna work.
What you just find -- and now I've got such faith in your doctor.
That I'm seeing this question for the in.
What kind of shot -- that -- does it protect -- debt so the H1N1 flu which was around two years ago called the big -- caused a big hoopla that's still around.
The same strains from last -- -- that's your your fixed for the all right you're covered for that.
And there's a very good chance we saw the same -- last year but you're gonna be covered very well and not get the flu this year.
Thank -- on your -- we will you are right purposes.
Thank you and thanks again -- what.
Well up next Homeland Security secretary Janet -- -- the Obama administration's deportation policy she says it's a common sense approach.
Which is obviously an ample supply in this administration.
And while we go to break here I'm -- discovered through dark corner and -- -- my comments -- recover from the -- Of that -- -- -- -- that it ultimately we'll UK and I cannot know because everybody has to say that they that you forget it I'm -- excellent.
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