It was a Big Bang Theory tshirt kind of day!
By the sheer fact that Michael J Fox is returning to prime time television! I’m so excited!
my life on sundays.
My life. Yesterday. Right now. Tomorrow.
Sleeping always wins.
Just a quick addition from the science point of view. I have been an ICU/ER registered nurse now for a year and a half. I take care of people at their worst in the ICU. And yes that means when they have influenza, the actual virus. They are on ventilators, medicine to keep their blood pressure up and the hearts pumping correctly. Why are they sick…because they got the flu vaccine? No! It’s because they weren’t vaccinated and neither were the people around them. All vaccines do is introduce a small amount of the virus to your body so your body can do what it naturally does and form immunities to that virus. Your body remembers the virus and remembers how to kill said virus when it invades your body again. We as a community NEED the herd immunity concept. If all of the herd is vaccinated and can fight off these deadly viruses then we won’t see so much death from them. This is why we don’t see polio and small pox anymore. Earlier generations were vaccinated against them and passed their immunity on to the future generation…US! The flu is a deadly virus. VIRUS…which implies that it is non-discriminatory. It doesn’t care if you are young and healthy and eat well. Or take vitamins and supplements to keep your immune system charged. If it can find and opportunity to invade your body it will. And it’s not the virus that will kill you….it’s the secondary infection like pneumonia that will. Bacteria will invade your body when your immune system is down and that is what ends people’s lives. You even open your body to sepsis which is deadly. I have seen this repeatedly. Healthy people die, sick people die. Young, rich, poor old. Protect yourself and the people around you by getting vaccinated. I don’t have 10 years of college….I have 2, but my experience and knowledge I’ve gained with that experience is priceless and very true. So I’ll leave you with this a thought to remember this flu season: While you are sitting at home and not feeling well and the decide to go see your doctor or go to the ER or a first med clinic. If you are one of those people that don’t get vaccinated only because you don’t agree with being vaccinated and that’s the only reason you don’t get vaccinated, remember that all the healthcare workers that you come in contact with when you go to said healthcare provider, from the housekeeping staff, secretaries, management staff, not to mention the RN’s, Dr’s, medics, medical assistants, just to mention a few, are all MANDATED to get the flu shot. Why are we mandated? To reduce sick days, or just so upper management can make us do something? NO. We are mandated to do so to protect YOU, the general public wether you are sick or healthy from getting the flu. As healthcare providers we feel a moral obligation to protect YOU, the people we care for from getting ill. The flu doesn’t care who you are, if you’re young or old, if your healthy or immune compromised. It just doesn’t care. It will attack you if it can. So please don’t turn down the flu shot because you hear all these bad things about it. Some people have to due to major health reasons, but the rest of us don’t have that excuse. But we do have a moral obligation to our fellow human beings, our community and to each other to get vaccinated and protect each other from getting sick each flu season. Just something to think about.
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