Editorial: Get Your Flu Shot And Don't Spread The Germs

By / Editorials / Tuesday, 28 March 2017 04:00

By WILLARD KILLOUGH III
Managing Editor

While flu activity has started to decrease in NC, the virus continues to be widespread. 20 flu deaths were reported in North Carolina for the week ending March 11, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
Here's some incentive to get your flu shot, 30 people died as a result of the flu virus in North Carolina between December 28th 2014 and January 3rd 2015.   The total for that 2014-2015 season was much higher but within those seven days, 30 people died in North Carolina from the flu.
Those of you who are sick with the flu and venture out to share your illness with the rest of the world are sad, hopeless inconsiderate souls. Last year I was out shopping one night and talked to a cashier who was describing a lady that went through her checkout line coughing and freely admitted she had the flu.  Cue the clouds of disinfectant spray as the lady walked out the door to continue spreading her influenza juices to the innocent unsuspecting masses. Some with flu shots, some without. It's hard to imagine people still head on out the door pumped full of medication to keep on spreading the germs, potentially dealing out the death card in the checkout line down at the grocery store. If you're sick and know or suspect that you have the flu, please stay home. You might kill someone. Get your flu shot. You can get them at numerous locations throughout the New Hanover County area.

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