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Well workplace productivity.
Is down a you can blame the -- Many of our regular viewers might notice that has not even here today it well because TS home along with thousands of Americans because he has the -- An early outbreak is -- the country 29 states and New York City reporting high levels of flu activity in overall.
41 states are reporting severe cases but if you thank.
That the flu shot that you got is gonna protects you.
Thank you again doctor Manny Alvarez joins me onset.
Look at thought that that was shot was gonna -- me but it didn't -- it.
It you know it it is going to save you -- we want everybody to get the flu shot that's the whole message.
However as 60% of the time it -- 40% on doesn't work remembers a combination different strains.
And in particularly flu shot this year has met that criteria for being a good match.
But there's a lot of people you know getting -- and getting the flu despite the fact that they got the flu shot.
Sometimes you know they don't get -- -- did did the complete immune response.
But nonetheless we want everybody to get the flu shot and -- still plenty -- time to get it because this is going to be probably one of the worst flu season's.
Of record this particular -- it's going around the country right now is actually hurting work worker productivity were -- -- on the business like corporation.
Employees are not coming under work -- they're staying -- for themselves and they're -- home with their children and that's.
That's an economic hit him on the corporations billion Saddam you would you agree with that though the -- -- -- -- normal -- that we see -- Absolutely and and you know this is why you know I I you know four out -- -- for a lot of companies you know there's a lot of that they give free flu shots.
Nobody takes advantage of that a lot of the of the workers come in sake and they they infect other workers which is a big no no for me if you if you have the flu.
Listen the best thing that you could do just like Dennis that stay home.
You don't wanna come in and effect anybody remember a lot of times you're very infections despite the fact that you you know let's say you have a little sniffles -- still don't have it Malaysia have defeat.
You are ready and infectious and you can really you know -- somebody.
And and then you can get the whole workplace as -- and then therefore the productivity goes on talk about billions of dollars and companies lose every year right it to -- seventy billion dollars or so.
So so it you know -- it's very important to be very proactive and that's why -- I'm proactive when the flu shots are available three work take advantage of it -- for free that's what that's important.
If you if you getting sick.
Again try to isolate that workers stay home for a couple of days come back when -- ready everybody does that different kind of jobs to do to match up because otherwise you're gonna have an office at at an empty office and that's what we've seen.
No we're -- we already -- 20000.
Reported cases and they're still thousands of on record.
Case at the expense some there's some deaths reported this particular once listening I absolutely not just -- -- elderly which we we see every -- fortunately but.
But -- -- listen children that.
Right now the flu is you know it is very problematic -- young kids and again this is what we tell you know moms to get -- -- to get the vaccine.
For their children -- still a lot of fight -- there's a lot of miss.
About the whole flu shot.
-- pregnant women in particularly have seen had tremendous amount of cases you know I deliver babies reliving.
The tremendous amount some outside the building up 1211 avenue of the America.
And add -- again many of these women need to be hospitalized because they did very verio.
Elderly patient is above the age -- 65 something yeah -- -- you have to be controlled about.
Doctor Manny why it is stay here with me -- because you are the obstetrician that many people off because of that but doesn't wanna -- take one more story you've got -- you got.
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