I was dining with a Physician friend last night and asked him about the flu that has swept through Searcy and White County in the last few weeks. He said of 33 patients he saw last week, only 3 had received the flu shot. His opinion is that the flu shot definitely helped, which made ME happy because our local Board of Realtors had a nurse come last fall for all of us to line up and bite the bullet if we chose. Phil and I lined up and got one. Looks like that choice paid off!
He also suggested that because we are in and out of folks homes where there has been who KNOWS what kinds of illness, we should dab a small amount of triple antibiotic ointment just inside our nostrils and breathe only through our noses while in a home. Since most bacteria is airborne, this practice could greatly recude the germs that we breathe in!