As I shiver with cold sweats and suffer a nagging cough generally reserved for avid smokers, I reflect on the past. I don't recall my mind and body feeling quite so under-the-weather anytime recently. I have the flu. I never get the flu. [lightbox title="Title" href="http://www.icosa.co/magazine/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Screen-Shot-2013-01-10-at-11.27.50-AM.png"]What the heck is going on?[/lightbox] The flu is rampant in the U.S. this year and many are wondering why they got that flu shot that didn't work, that never works, that the nurse in the doctor's office talked them into. Flu shots... I don't do it anymore and haven't since I was a young lad. However, this is the first 'flu season' that I actually came down with the flu, so I thought, hmmm, shoulda got that shot! But should I have?
Since my girlfriend is just as sick as I am and she actually did get the shot, it led me to do a little research. Now we've all heard mixed things about the flu shot and whether it's a good or bad thing. Chances are, you've made up your mind a long time ago and you've stuck with your guns for as long as you can remember. Either way, there are so many factors to a flu vaccine, it's seemingly impossible to be effective. No soy un medico, so you should take it from a more scientific source and read [lightbox type="iframe" title="Title" href="http://chemistry.about.com/cs/howthingswork/a/aa011604a.htm"]this article[/lightbox].
Basically, there are just too many variables when it comes to flu viruses and their vaccinations. All I really know about the flu is that it better be outta here in time for Saturday's game. [lightbox title="Title" href="http://www.icosa.co/magazine/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/shutterstock_PFM.jpg"]PFM[/lightbox] is putting Ray-Ray's career to rest and I WILL NOT miss the game. My conclusion on flu vaccines is that [lightbox title="Title" href="http://www.icosa.co/magazine/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/shutterstock_NWO.jpg"]'Corporate America'[/lightbox] tells us we need to get flu shots, so we do. What's behind their agenda? You don't want to know.