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Flu season vs. President Bill Pullman ... the good one
January 13, 2013 - Wes Burns
I’ve been told by highly placed sources in the medical community that this year’s flu season is more deadly than the aliens in “Independence Day.” That’s how modern medicine works; the severity of pandemics is always measured in blockbuster bad guys. Last year’s flu season was bad, not “Independence Day” bad but more along the lines of “That Japanese Android from Robocop 3” bad. A lot of the flu news as of late is that this is going to be a terrible season. While I’m not sure why flu season seems to coincide with network television’s Mid Season I can only assume it has something to do with how both involve being sick to your stomach; whether it is from influenza A or that wretched “1600” show. What you don’t hear about this year is a shortage of flu vaccine. Flu shots are available everywhere now from your doctor’s office to drug stores, to grocery stores. I’m pretty sure you can get one at a Red Box nowadays. So it might be in your best interest to actually get one and avoid the annual, impending doom of flu season. I’m going to get one myself, just as soon as somebody returns “Argo” to my local Red Box. I’m not making two trips!