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-- flu season.
Already -- a little earlier than normal and a little stronger we -- -- to joining us now is doctor Mark Siegel Fox News medical -- stuff done.
Why is it that every idea just for the past 456.
Years we are told oh you really ought to get a flu -- I never heard of that before.
You should have a -- -- Stewart and if I thought I could talk you into and I would have brought -- -- -- given the deal right here on the show -- how much how much.
I noting that you prefer -- I don't -- Allison definitely well if you're paying out of pocket are not covered by insurance it's about 45 bucks if you go to a lot of pharmacies election coverage of the your insurance you -- -- -- what percentage of people get a flu -- about 13 so far.
By the end of the year it'll be about 42% of Americans will have a flu -- according to the CDC that's not enough we need more to walk create create something called herd immunity.
We have to protect the heard Stewart if you go on the somewhere you brush against the pregnant woman.
You -- I want her covered on what you bring in the flu virus and transmitting it to people with chronic illnesses to young children.
People with -- they can come up against at some -- Mall in our all my did you go to your local -- as you get your limo you could pass a pregnant woman on the straight all the -- -- You'll -- of a racket.
You're trying to convince is that we all must have a flu shot each and every you know oh my goodness me.
Twenty years ago nobody did that ten years ago nobody did that this is that you just trying to suck -- into the medical -- -- what I feel obligated to go and pay my money and get my shot every year.
Store you're not completely wrong a particular I don't if I -- -- back to 2009.
With the Swine Flu -- the World Health Organization was involved in this whole racket of getting flu shots all around the world and you know it's a big money money game.
But I want to tell you this -- something that I disagree with you -- in 2003.
We had a very similar strain that we had this year.
And you know what 48000 people in the United States died of flu related illness that year.
This year we have a very good match on the flu shot they -- A good -- That year this year we do.
So the more people that get vaccinated this year and early flu season and aggressive flu season.
As you said it's really starting to widespread are ready -- shot works this year the more people to get vaccinated.
The more we protect the hurt and the less you're gonna see deaths and elderly people and chronically ill people this year get your flu shot to dead virus you cannot get the flu from it.
It works I'll come back on the show we give a deal for free and -- you went and -- -- -- -- yet.
You know guilt tripping amount after the medical business -- so -- you guilt tripping people.
No catch you off on giving you good sound medical advice here this year I think it's a practice.
It works about 60% of the time the -- are probably ticket what do what 60% of the time and that's it.
So up got.
They come up.
I mean that probably more this year probably more than seven -- like -- probably.
-- -- -- And won't know for sure to April but listen what else do you -- well I'm sure he'll act at all did it come on don't Stewart.
This is your best defense against the flu I'd never get the -- it decreases circulating flu virus -- -- -- flu in 4050 units.
On the -- healthy -- you know would you know if you haven't yes fatigue well if it is so bad girls I don't know it.
The fact that you don't get the flu does that mean the guy next -- -- think of one little argument I think on one millions of people get the people -- you -- -- that that I'm not saying mandate the future -- not -- I'm not saying mandated I'm saying it's a very good idea.
For public health that the -- I have won you lost on one and now for the gold -- you know now.
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