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CDC Says Us Flu Season Starts Early, Could Be Bad


Dec 3, 6:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) -- Flu season in the U.S. is off to its earliest start in nearly a decade - and it could be a bad one.

Health officials on Monday said suspected flu cases have jumped in five Southern states, and the primary strain circulating tends to make people sicker than other types. It is particularly hard on the elderly.

"It looks like it's shaping up to be a bad flu season, but only time will tell," said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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They say that every year..

Flu Season: 2011 Season Shaping Up to Be Bad
(actually ended up being a very mild flu season) 2010 Flu season warning Vaccine Supply May Miss Swine Flu Peak (from 2009)

I know that cleaning

each ear canal GENTLY with a Q-tip wetted with some peroxide is a great preventative with common colds.

Daily, or in AM and PM before bed. Kinda risky though! Be careful. Obviously NOT something younger kids should do.

One must be sure cotton is tightly wound on the stick, and be aware of the direction in which it is wound. Turn in ear canal in the correct direction as to not unwind or loosen cotton. Don't go back and forth or scrub!

I did this for about 4 years and never got ill (I used to get at least one cold every year.). Then I sorta got lazy and stopped. Then I had colds again. D'OH!

[Commentor is NOT responsible for accidents. By reading this comment you acknowledge this and assume responsibility for your own actions. LOL! ; ) ]

What would the Founders do?

sharkhearted's picture

Indeed...what pathogen will they inject into the biosphere...

...this time?

The CDC should know, in advance.

Let's see how our wannabe Authoritarian Overlords "rescue" us this time from a deadly virus.

The customer is always right. Let's see how they (the non-customers who are making money off this) perform.

Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.


I'ma so scairt...

lindalsalisbury's picture

Get Your Shot

is my advice. I am trying to get over my case, and it's as bad or worse than I have ever had!

lindalsalisbury's picture

Hard to believe

I have 7 down votes on this statement.

When I was sick enough to die and wished I would, I didn't reach for an onion, prayer book, or a 9mm, - no I wished I had had a shot. I suspect some of you will wish the same.

Think I'm going to try the onion trick

Saw on facebook...couldn't hurt to try and see.

Wow- very interesting....

ONIONS! I had never heard this!!!

...In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu
Many of the farmers and their families had contracted it and many died.

The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then). The doctor couldn't believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and place it under the microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion. It obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy.

Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser. She said that several years ago, many of her employees were coming down with the flu, and so were many of her customers. The next year she placed several bowls with onions around in her shop. To her surprise, none of her staff got sick. It must work. Try it and see what happens. We did it last year and we never got the flu.

Now there is a P. S. to this for I sent it to a friend in Oregon who regularly contributes material to me on health issues. She replied with this most interesting experience about onions:

Thanks for the reminder. I don't know about the farmer's story...but, I do know that I contacted pneumonia, and, needless to say, I was very ill... I came across an article that said to cut both ends off an onion put it into an empty jar, and place the jar next to the sick patient at night. It said the onion would be black in the morning from the germs...sure enough it happened just like that...the onion was a mess and I began to feel better.

Another thing I read in the article was that onions and garlic placed around the room saved many from the black plague years ago. They have powerful antibacterial, antiseptic properties.

This is the other note. Lots of times when we have stomach problems we don't know what to blame. Maybe it's the onions that are to blame. Onions absorb bacteria is the reason they are so good at preventing us from getting colds and flu and is the very reason we shouldn't eat an onion that has been sitting for a time after it has been cut open.

Supposedly good for

swollen joints too. My husband, who grew up in the old country (Thessaloniki, Greece) tells me stories of his mom wrapping his soccer injuries in an onion poultice. Worked very, very well.

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LoL Halloween was so two

LoL Halloween was so two months ago, try again CDC.

Southern Agrarian

Never had the flu. Dont know

Never had the flu. Dont know why, possibly my cleanliness habits.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

Just keep your PH. level high..........

about 7.0 to 7.3 ,You won't have to worry.

"Observe the masses,and do the opposite."

Listen to Iron- man01..

He is right on...I practice this PH factor thing as well..I take Coral Calcium 'Ultra' with Coenzyme Q10 from Okinawa Japan...I buy in bulk..2 year supply for $8.00 bucks a bottle..

Go To:

Best Price Coral Calcium
5621 S. Broadway Ave., PMB# 126
Tyler, TX 75703-4348

Of course they do. Got to

Of course they do. Got to hype the fear to sell more of those poison vaccines.

Blessings )o(