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(KTLA Los Angeles)   "Just-In-Time" for flu season   (ktla.com) divider line
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2022-12-05 2:17:24 PM  
If only there was a vaccine that people could get before flu season starts.
 
2022-12-05 3:02:18 PM  
Seattle area:

The cold-and-cough medicine shelves have been gutted at my local stores since around 4 days after Thanksgiving.

As of yesterday, they're still not recovered.

If an Amazon Prime user orders some, I wonder how long they have to wait.
 
2022-12-05 3:03:21 PM  
Huh. They had ample supplies of flu vaccines when I got my shot two weeks ago.
 
2022-12-05 3:14:54 PM  

Dustin_00: Seattle area:

The cold-and-cough medicine shelves have been gutted at my local stores since around 4 days after Thanksgiving.

As of yesterday, they're still not recovered.

If an Amazon Prime user orders some, I wonder how long they have to wait.


Well the good news is that nothing in the cold-and-cough section is necessary or particularly useful. It's not like it cures anything; it just attempts to soothe the symptoms of cold or flu. You can do the same thing at home with some ginger tea and honey.
 
2022-12-05 3:18:58 PM  
It's not just the flu. And COVID apparently damages your immune response, so if we continue to allow fear and toxic positivity to rule the day and allow it to continue to spread utterly unchecked these bad "flu" seasons aren't going to get better.
 
2022-12-05 3:24:09 PM  

emtwo: You can do the same thing at home with some ginger tea and honey.


Whiskey helps a lot.
 
2022-12-05 3:30:31 PM  

mrmopar5287: emtwo: You can do the same thing at home with some ginger tea and honey.

Whiskey helps a lot.


If you're looking for the relief of "being high" that is provided by medicated cough syrups, then yes. Getting drunk can do that for you. So can weed, though if you're experiencing a sore throat I would recommend edibles rather than smoking.
 
2022-12-05 3:32:00 PM  
Went through this several weeks ago in Atlanta.  The stores were wiped out - especially children's medicine.
 
2022-12-05 3:42:58 PM  

emtwo: If you're looking for the relief of "being high" that is provided by medicated cough syrups, then yes. Getting drunk can do that for you.


Not drunk to the point of really feeling it. I find that if I have a severe cold, a glass of whiskey helps with virtually all the symptoms. It eases any headache, soothes the throat, calms a cough, and more.
 
2022-12-05 4:01:05 PM  

mrmopar5287: emtwo: If you're looking for the relief of "being high" that is provided by medicated cough syrups, then yes. Getting drunk can do that for you.

Not drunk to the point of really feeling it. I find that if I have a severe cold, a glass of whiskey helps with virtually all the symptoms. It eases any headache, soothes the throat, calms a cough, and more.


My dad never drank liquor except for when he had a cold.  He'd pour some Jim Beam from an ancient bottle into a rocks glass with ice.

I've learned to do the same, except I sip Jaeger.  It tastes like cough syrup already, so I'm halfway there.
 
2022-12-05 4:23:04 PM  
The demands of overpopulation are outstripping the supply chain's ability to provide.
 
2022-12-05 5:34:25 PM  

mofa: Huh. They had ample supplies of flu vaccines when I got my shot two weeks ago.


Vaccines aren't treatment, they're prevention. Still plenty of flu vaccine available in most places.
 
2022-12-05 5:47:14 PM  

mistahtom: The demands of overpopulation are outstripping the supply chain's ability to provide.


Thomas Malthus is no more credible than Arthur Laffer.

"Overpopulation" is not a problem, and is not likely to ever be a problem. The problem is that we, as a culture, are purposely bad at distributing resources to where they would do the most good and be most efficient.
 
2022-12-05 6:29:27 PM  

mongbiohazard: It's not just the flu. And COVID apparently damages your immune response, so if we continue to allow fear and toxic positivity to rule the day and allow it to continue to spread utterly unchecked these bad "flu" seasons aren't going to get better.


This.

Both Australia and New Zealand, after successfully exterminating the first waves of the monstrosity, opened back up completely. Both rapidly had a huge surge of RSV infections.

Yet these surges, while they did send more kids to the hospitals, did not do so out of proportion because RSV isn't life threatening usually.

Unless your immune system has been exhausted by covid, that is. The cost of not exterminating it when there was a chance will prove to be almost beyond measure.
 
2022-12-05 7:04:27 PM  

Rapmaster2000: mrmopar5287: emtwo: If you're looking for the relief of "being high" that is provided by medicated cough syrups, then yes. Getting drunk can do that for you.

Not drunk to the point of really feeling it. I find that if I have a severe cold, a glass of whiskey helps with virtually all the symptoms. It eases any headache, soothes the throat, calms a cough, and more.

My dad never drank liquor except for when he had a cold.  He'd pour some Jim Beam from an ancient bottle into a rocks glass with ice.

I've learned to do the same, except I sip Jaeger.  It tastes like cough syrup already, so I'm halfway there.


Might as well keep a fifth of robotusin around
 
2022-12-05 9:58:22 PM  
Ugh, in L.A. and got hit with something this weekend. I might feel well enough to spend significant time out of bed tomorrow. Didn't have the strength to even go to the pharmacy to check supplies today, but that's fine because as a poster noted about the cough and cold syrups don't do anything to cure it.
 
2022-12-05 10:23:11 PM  
Unfortunately, current flu vaccines as based on an educated guess as to which strains will be dominate.

However, the first universal flu vaccine is headed to human trials.
 
2022-12-06 7:02:16 AM  
Drug shortages: not just for Adderall. Or amoxicillin. Or Concerta. Or Synthroid. Or...
 
2022-12-06 11:11:01 AM  
Somehow this is surely all Biden's fault.
 
2022-12-06 11:31:46 AM  
I got my flu shot awhile back.

Gonna get the Bivalent COVID next week when I'm off for several days, just in case it whammies me.

2022 has been the year of the needle for me.

Pfizer booster.
2x Monkey Pox.
Flu
And soon probably Moderna bivalent.

Oh, and plus all the blood draws earlier in the year for the J&J vaccine trial as it wrapped up.
 
2022-12-06 8:39:35 PM  
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