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Common Sense Flu Advice for Elderly People

It’s only January and it has already been a rough flu season. Across the country, hospitals and other health care facilities are mandating employees to get a flu shot. If they don’t, in some cases, they must wear a mask when around patients, and in others, they risk losing their jobs. The rationale is that it will help protect patients. “The primary goal of requiring annual flu shots,” explains Maine’s top epidemiologist Dr. Stephen Sears, “is to prevent health care workers from spreading the disease to high risk individuals. It’s important to remember that people start shedding the virus a
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