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Think The Flu Is Worse Than Normal This Year? You're Totally Right

The Flu virus this year has been particularly gnarly, killing 53 children. Dr. Anne Schuchat, acting director of the Centers for Disease Control, told reporters, "So far this year the cumulative rate of hospitalization is the highest since we began tracking in this way." The US is 10 weeks into the current flu season, which is expected to last for several more weeks. The CDC are concerned that this flu season "might be even worse than 2014-2015,” when 148 children died of the virus.

Take your vitamins, get your flu shot, and wash your hands. This thing is for real.

The outbreak is so bad that hospitals are opening overflow tents and there's actually a shortage of saline:

And physical contact is to be avoided in most all situations:

This flu is a real scourge, but some people have had a gentle enough run of it to power through certain obligations:

Again: take your vitamins, get your flu shot, wash your hands, and do all these things in conjunction.

H/T: Huffington Post