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Tax -- sticky end job cuts well piling up the president -- really don't have a spending problem this country what a week.
Now the flu is threatening to make it already sick economy even weaker.
Doctors -- about a Brosseau -- Would -- business owner -- -- on the medical and financial -- respectively doctor -- you first how -- does this debt.
This bug is gonna cost big bucks.
The last time we had a flu epidemic like this.
It cost us about -- hundred million in lost days.
Seven billion dollars in lost compensation.
And the CDC is projecting that just the direct medical cost alone from this flu epidemic could cost over ten billion dollars right.
You don't -- disease control but I -- I wanna know.
Why is it so bit doctor before I go to Toma what why is as bad as it is I these shots stopped working -- -- -- different strand of flu that that.
That's we've grown -- Couple of things is that this particular flu strain H three -- to.
Is associated -- -- more complications.
And previous strains of the flu.
Sometimes people who initially have flu symptoms and that actually get worse a couple of days -- later.
May have -- superimposed bacterial infection.
The second reason is that even though there is in a relative availability of the flu shot.
There's still about only 46% of the people actually got the shot.
Is obviously a huge number of people out there that have yet to actually get the flu shot.
It's not too late it takes a couple of weeks still to kick in now but the these -- the things that really have a big impact in terms of how early and how significant.
This epidemic is you know -- what -- People do -- I'd imagine like establishments that that to have people where a lot of people go.
People might be a little bit more averse to going there and and it any cascades what are you know to.
Seeing seeing reported.
Well and our hotels were noticing some drop off in -- groups that are up that are coming in corporate groups.
And in some -- my retail establishment and noted some people are coming in I was cigar -- room.
The coming in buying cigars but they're not hanging around in the lounge to smoke from the rushing out so we've.
We've spent a lot of time being concerned about.
-- not being letting contained the contagious disease spread by disinfecting.
Everything we -- in the hotel constantly.
Water fountains handles.
What do you -- Conceivable some you know it is a mixed dead on some of them are afraid to come into work but obviously they come into work and they sickened more people -- -- that.
-- it's a double edged sword what what what is your advice to your stance.
We advise our staff that if they feel like they're sick to stay home.
All right doctor if they're not everyone else that would not on seizing on that though right I mean a lot of people are afraid for their on job security.
So doctor what do you tell people.
Put the -- yeah -- to decide what I.
Yeah I think that I tell about the 38 kids the first is hand washing I think you know the remarkable statistic is we touch -- face.
About a couple of a hundred times a day and that's -- the germs spread.
That's second is the third of the first stages hand washing the second age is stay home.
And the third -- hydrate keep drinking.
And the -- pages don't you know don't shake your hands.
You know I've been traveling a lot as I'm sure you do -- and you know the hygiene on escalators and an airplane's in horrendous.
That's -- of the germs or spreading.
In these large crowds where the conditions are really horrible -- staying home.
Tom is really key because you know as we all know is employers and otherwise -- -- spread fast do.
Is that a good policy somebody you we're here a lot of business -- -- you know you -- skip the answer it now uses.
Loses nine when you get come in our business points comes in has -- gotten that they actually.
We have we actually and our hands and some are hotels now the other -- and shaking hands -- they did they'll do fist bump.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And and where were encouraging.
All of our managers and as many people as possible to get flu shots now if they haven't gotten them.
We saw piece on on your sister station Fox News Monday and we put -- pulled the clip out of doctor Siegel.
Giving Megyn Kelly flu shot on air and we said if it's good enough for -- for network.
Personnel it's good enough for our people to continue to get flu shots now.
I wanted to adopt -- seeing a -- given the flu shot.
Itself yeah -- pivot to watch -- idea divining this morning rabbani's -- -- on -- along I had at that various of the doctors kind of slippery character in that regard.
On guys thank you both very very much good advice from both do appreciate it.
Thank you well and.