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That's already being called the worst flu season in a decade and employers stand to lose billions in lost worker productivity Fox News -- health dot com managing editor about the many Albert joins us now.
But his medical dollars report how bad is it is very bad this is going to be probably one of the worst flu -- we had a very bad one back in 2004.
But this now is gearing up to be one of the worst.
And I think you know of course the weather had a lot to do -- this is the perfect weather little bit warm you know we had a very warm 2012.
And now would.
Seen that commended the tremendous amount of patients being admitted to hospitals hospitals and turning patients away because they have no rooms.
And the sad part of the whole thing is.
Is that the flu shot the flu vaccine.
Has been available.
To everyone and it seems to be good match I was never a 100% there's a lot of flu strains that do -- -- this time of the year.
But a good flu shot can give you almost 70% protection for that the standard flu that is roaming around.
But people -- just sometimes not taking the shot I -- I did a survey up in the floor.
Where I work up here -- floor and I survey 57 people that I work around with 33 of them said no I did not think the -- -- and these are educated college graduates -- -- Usual I'm OK I don't get it I don't get and I did not I don't get the -- children get the shot I just I.
Never never never got.
Yeah but you know you've been lucky perhaps and you -- healthy you to carry yourself but that's not the point.
You a lot of people -- and in the -- used nowadays a lot of people have -- a lot of children have died.
-- you know -- you tend to forget that.
Not -- few hundred thousands of people die every year from the -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- People coming in -- sake which is one of my biggest problems because you know unfortunately with the economic downturn that we have had.
People are frightened right I'll -- -- of being of losing anywhere days in case their bosses don't don't understand what.
And you know and what industry doesn't get it is that they have to do I think in my opinion a better job.
In informing their employees pending getting the vaccines out to them you know that their employees that are paying.
The that the workers.
To get the shot.
Invited attendees -- what you're saying -- well I mean I -- got -- toy box did not take a shot -- that's what it takes a cut.
Save money still -- -- up preventative stuff either good vitamins I should tap that -- eventually try to months this you know hook up happened I don't know -- -- re going to abided.
And all of today's -- you don't abide it was a very important because they they increase your immune system and a half black and that's a -- -- Drug debris and take take the vaccine you know if -- sake stay home don't come to work.
You know do that the cleansing stuff you know this hand washing constantly.
Did the rubbing to surfaces and there's a lot of good products out there yesterday I did is -- A story about a new product that really is -- sanitize in the surface for a long period of time.
-- -- -- -- -- You know right now it's it's an epidemic.
But at fat -- -- shot or not it's not too late face invited -- us -- July 11.
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