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Flu spreading Stupid people!

Didn’t everyone watch that video with the nurse’s rant about people going into the ER with the flu?!

I’ve seen a few of my fb make a post about having the flu and heading to the doctor. SMH. That’s how you spread the flu!

Stay home….take meds, drink lots of water etc. But please stop spreading the flu! Don’t go out!

Don’t waste a doctors time with this. This is how you got it …got someone who didn’t wash their hands that went out somewhere and boom. Here you are with the flu.

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  1. Ruth Chalk Ruth Chalk says:

    Yeah please elaborate on how I am suppose to still make money if I stay home from work? You realize you are more contagious before you show signs of the flu than after you develop symptoms…. simply washing your hands with warm soapy water will help fight off the flu. If you got sick because you weren’t washing your hands that’s on you.

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    • Ashley Cragg Ashley Cragg says:

      No. If you have the flu stay home. Put money away all year to cover if you need a sick day or two. The flu is bad this year. Washing your hands isn’t going to stop it from spreading to your coworkers.

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    • Ruth Chalk Ruth Chalk says:

      Easy for you to say. You probably don’t have to struggle to make it by. And actually you would be surprised what washing your hands can do. And actually if anything you should be more concerned about the people who cary a virus but don’t get sick from it…. that happens.

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    • In order for the flu to spread, there needs to be contact of some sort or you need to be sneezed/coughed on. I’ve been around many people with the flu at work and I have never once caught it because I keep clean and a distance from people.

      Not all of us make enough money to save up Ashley.

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    • The flu virus is airborne. Proper hygiene is of course essential to health, but to say “if you got sick because you weren’t washing your hands that’s on you” is all sorts of bull.

      If you are sick – stay home. If things are that tight for you, draw on your vacation pay if you must. The flu is no joke.

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    • Ashley Cragg Ashley Cragg says:

      We aren’t talking about colds. We are talking about influenza. People die from it. I live pay check to pay check like half the province. But going to work if you have the flu is selfish and irresponsible. They could have babies who can’t yet get the flu shot or elderly family members or family members with compromised immune systems. If you have the flu just stay home.

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    • Ashley Cragg you’re not taking into account the crap employers give people who stay home to be sick. Many people will lose their jobs if they stay home for a week. It sounds so easy to say stay home, but it’s a lot more complicated in reality!

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    • Ruth Chalk Ruth Chalk says:

      Okay well considering I haven’t made enough in my vacation pay next time I get sick you can pay me to stay home for a week. I am very careful about going to work when I am sick. I stay to my desk. I wash my area after I use it. I wash my hands constantly. And again you are more contagious before you actually show symptoms. And washing your hands is a big preventative measure to passing it around and to keeping your body safe from it. Also covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze and washing your hands after.

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    • Ashley Cragg Ashley Cragg says:

      Honestly if you can go to work and stay upright and do your job you probably don’t have the flu anyways. But if you do and you go to work anyways you are the worst. If a coworkers baby died of the flu because you couldn’t financially plan for a few sick days I bet you’d feel really bad. The flu is no joke.

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    • Why didn’t the co-worker wash up before touching their infant child after work?

      Their lack of cleanliness isn’t my fault, so I’d be pretty guilt free personally.

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    • Ashley Cragg Ashley Cragg says:

      The flu is airborne. Unless you stop breathing you can spread it. And the doctor told me it’s at epidemic status this year and you can catch it from up to 3 feet away from an infected person. Nice try though.

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    • Marc Cornies Marc Cornies says:

      Again common sense goes out the window. The Poster is right, stay home.

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    • I’ll stick to WebMD, if they say it’s good enough, I’m willing to trust them. So if both me (the potential sick person), and the other person keep relatively clean, we’re probably not going to kill a baby.

      Also, babies can get vaccinated by 6 months I believe, so hopefully the parent has parental leave since my sick leave sucks.

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    • Ruth Chalk Ruth Chalk says:

      For the people saying it’s airborne and are all for staying home when you are sick. And only want to focus on the fact it’s airborne then maybe you are the ones who need to stay home. Keep yourself locked inside do not go out anywhere because you could get sick by the innocent people who simply carry the virus and are not sick yet. They are at your restaurant’s they are at your grocery stores. They are on your busses in your taxis they are in the malls and in the schools. You can’t escape it unless you trap yourself inside.

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    • Marc Cornies Marc Cornies says:

      Brittney Castle sneezed/coughed on means airborne, right? Washing your hands doesn’t really help when some Asshole is infecting the very air you breathe now does it….

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    • Ruth Chalk Ruth Chalk says:

      Again you are more contagious before symptoms show then when you actually are sick.

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    • You’re just full of incorrect info. You are contagious from (usually) 1 day before the onset of symptoms, through days 5-7. You’re contagious. Period.

      Nobody owes you anything for the time you need to take off. See about sick days being offered or something. Talk to HR. Stay home.

      MOST employers are actually incredibly accommodating, unless you’re stuck on shift work. If you get your whole team sick, they’re totally screwed.

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    • Ashley Cragg Ashley Cragg says:

      It’s not hard. Just don’t be a douche and if you have influenza stay home haha the responsibility isn’t on the people who aren’t sick to stay away from you.

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    • Did they cough into your mouth? How is it getting transferred into your system? Did you sniff air right at the point that they sneezed?

      And again, just keep your distance from sick people. You can’t take responsibility for those around you, and they aren’t going to change their ways because a few people whine.

      The chances are significantly less if you’re responsible. I have a 7 year old special needs son, neither him nor I have ever gotten the flu shot, I have worked around many sick people and he’s been around sick kids at school. Neither of us has ever gotten the flu because we stay clean and away from sick people when we can.

      Take responsibility for yourself instead of bitching at those of us who unfortunately can’t take a few days off. Wash your hands, it’s easy, they teach you this in kindergarten ffs.

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    • Babies can receive the first of two vaccines at 6 months. The follow up is offered at 8 months. Prior to that, and during that time they’re incredibly susceptible.

      Health Canada has stated that this years vaccine has an effectiveness of about 10%.

      And again, while hand washing is vital, it is not the end all be all.

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    • Why is there so much misinformation on this thread? The flu is droplet spread of respiratory fluids, not airborne. So washing your hands and avoiding touching your face will reduce the bulk of your risk. In addition you are still contagious up to 7 days after you’ve gotten better. So you want people to take 2 weeks off work? And then like previously mentioned you’re contagious as soon as you have the illness before symptoms are even present.

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    • The flu is spread via droplets, surface contact AND air.

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    • https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/spread.htm

      The cdc is more reliable than science daily Jenn. It is not an airborne contagion. It requires droplets.

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    • Ruth Chalk Ruth Chalk says:

      My point is unless you wrap yourself in a bubble or lock yourself inside you are going to risk getting sick. To expect that everyone can afford to stay home is unreasonable

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    • Ashley Cragg Ashley Cragg says:

      I’m gonna listen to my doctor before wannabe doctor Ruth haha my doctor said it can spread from 3 feet away. My doctor said it’s an epidemic this year. And my doctor said to stay home and not risk infecting other people.

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  2. Op should stfu. People actually die from the flu and need to go to the er.

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  3. Seriously?..People do die from the flu everyday so, do not go to the er. Stay at home and slowly die of the flu just because this person says so??

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  4. Sometimes influenza really does require medical treatment.

    The nurse’s rant was about how severe the flu season is this year and how if you have a MINOR ailment that can wait for your reg doc, don’t clog the emerg rooms.

    So how about you let people deal with their health and well being in the way they best see fit, you know, seeing as how the flu can come with incredibly serious complications.

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    • Exactly! There’s many people who don’t have someone to make sure they are drinking and taking meds. Some people get it so bad they are incapable of anything eles especially if they are dehydrated to the point they need medical help. People actually die from the flu. The numbers are small but it happens.

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    • I think what the poster is getting at is people who are able to stay home don’t. They’re the ones clogging up the system and infecting others. They didn’t say all flu cases should stay home. Sometimes I think people lack reading comprehension.

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  5. For some people with a suppressed immune system getting the flu can be a death sentence. So yes they have to go to the hospital. For other people who even have good immune systems the flu this year can land them in the hospital. So telling people to stay home and away from the doctors and hospitals is invalid.

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  6. Jules Maria Jules Maria says:

    If you can keep fluid down and still pee you’re over reacting. Go to the doctor. The ER is for people who are bleeding, bones poking our, and can’t breath. Kid is puking? Great, let them. If it’s more than 24 hrs, then maybe. Don’t forget the health link to talk to a nurse, they’ll tell you if you need to go to th ER.

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  7. Regan Marie Regan Marie says:

    Not to mention all the employers who require a doctor’s note to verify the illness in order to have the days missed “excused” and not skipped, so there’s still a job to go back to. If employers didn’t have such strict attendance/sick policies, there wouldn’t be so many people with minor cases of the flu sitting at drs offices or clinics passing the virus around.

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  8. This is what the video is actually saying. If you don’t NEED to be there, don’t. It’s not telling people that need to be there not to go. Apparently the op missed the point lol

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  9. Ashley Cragg Ashley Cragg says:

    There were a lot of people there with runny noses who could have stayed home and gotten some rest and been fine or gone to their family doctor. Drives up wait times. We waited 7 hours.

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  10. AND Stop wasting our Health Cares time. Unless you have an existing condition or are elderly then suck it up and stay in bed. Within reason…But everyone knows if it is going on too long. I hate that people do this and they are ones bitching about health care. I have had 3 surgeries and haven’t had an issue

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  11. Kelli Ruetch Kelli Ruetch says:

    Hell my daughter was sick with flu last week yes I took her to emergency cause she was dehydrated and had fever of 104 so guess you should rethink what you say cause not everyone can fight it off without help

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  12. Years ago when they were telling people not to clog the medical system with flu cases, my son had what I suspected was the flu, so I didn’t take him in. Then he was going downhill quick, we went to emerg and they gave me shit because my son had a serious case of scarlet fever! So if you feel it is more than the flu go wherever you need to to get treatment! Many people get pneumonia or bronchitis, or infections with the flu that need treatment or there can be serious complications.

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  13. Will Nichol Will Nichol says:

    That and the flu shot make you more susceptible the next year & the year after that lol

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  14. I mean, can we talk about the number of people with ‘sore backs’ looking for drugs when they can get up and go to the vending machine just fine?
    Yeah there are very big issues with our ERs.

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  15. Renata FS Renata FS says:

    Unfortunately, the flu can have devastating consequences for people. My father’s potassium became critically low. No one would have known because he just displayed typical symptoms. This happened within only a day of symptoms appearing. He needed an IV asap. So please tell me- how would going to a doctor that tends to tell you it’s just viral and it will pass on its own help my father who was presenting renal failure?

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  16. Ashley Cragg Ashley Cragg says:

    Or how about the number of rich people who call an ambulance to skip the line. Kids coming in with a runny nose and low grade fever and getting in before my daughter who had a high fever and was unable to be woken up and had a scarlet fever rash covering the entire lower half of her body.

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  17. No they’re spread through droplets. Someone has to cough in your direction and their mucus has to get in your ears eyes or mouth for you to be sick.

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  18. Most people do not need to see a doctor for influenza. This whole ‘one time I was so sick’ or ‘I know this person’ mentality is making it worse.

    There are always exceptions when you are sick – there are a small amount of those infected with influenza that require medical attention. The majority of the population does not. It is a VIRUS. Unless you develop complications from it, there is little a doctor can do for you anyway.

    And there’s a big difference between going to a walk-in clinic and the ER. People need to stop clogging our hospitals for normal influenza (and other things) cases.

    Yes, a small amount of people die from it. Most of those that do developed complications from the virus, and are in ‘risk’ age categories. In this day and age, it is rare to die from it if you are a reasonably healthy person. Stay home, rest up, and stop panicking the minute you get sick.

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  19. Lora Grass Lora Grass says:

    How does someone take meds if they don’t go to the doc??? LMAO. Besides, some of us have asthma or COPD, it’s vital to get prescription meds immediately.

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  20. But…..didn’t you read the other post that said that god gave all of us the flu shot. So I don’t need to worry.

    :sarcasm: for the blind raged keyboard warriors.

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  21. That does suck. I tend to have more leniency for fearful parents than drug abusers though. Being a parent seems like a scary job!

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  22. Tatiana the droplets you are referring to are air born when someone coughs or sneezes. Those same droplets sit on surfaces that people have touched if they have the flu and haven’t washed their hands.

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  23. =( that’s crazy. I hope everything is good with your daughter now.

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  24. Che Té Che Té says:

    Can’t get a doctor’s note to excuse you from work if you stay home. 🙁

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  25. And if you have pneumonia or any contagious disease stay home and die.Doctors are for healthy people only.

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  26. Ty Habitant Ty Habitant says:

    Some people stay home from work for having the flu. And must bring in a doctor’s note into work so not to get written up for missing work with no excuse. Maybe employers need to make some changes. I know I had to miss a day or two from the flu in the past. And I had to bring a doctor’s note for the days I missed. I had no choice to go to the ER. And I didn’t really need to.

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