An excellent primer on deckplate things to do to prevent, and what to do if you think you have, the flu. I’m linking it as I like this nice bit of perspective:
Political vaccination (bloodletting.blog-city.com)…
Let me also say that this is a situation where perception becomes reality. People who would otherwise not even seek out a flu shot, balking at the fifteen dollar cost, now are in hysterics trying to get vaccinated, forking over hundreds of dollars, and putting their lives at risk to do so. Because everyone now wants a vaccine that they normally wouldn’t the demand has increased. Since the supply is effectively frozen, the shortage is much more felt. So, the shortage is self-reinforcing.
Me, I’m going to go and wash my hands.