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Monday, January 19, 2004
   
Dear Bubby,

I didn't get a flu shot this year. Actually, I've only ever had one, three years ago, but my nose ran CONSTANTLY all winter long. It was very annoying, because it's very inconvenient to constantly wipe/blow my nose, especially while trying to hold on for dear life as the train jerks forward and slams to a stop in the subway.

I decided the flu shot caused more trouble than it solved, and haven't had one since. And every year since then I have been lucky enough to escape getting the flu. However, for some reason, the coverage of the "impending flu epidemic" seems more severe than in past years, and it worries me.

So I was wondering, what can I do to avoid getting the flu? If, godforbid, the flu catches up with me, what can I do to speed my recovery?

Doctors say plenty of rest and fluids, but I can't believe that this common sense advice is all they can offer after they go through years and years of medical school and training. They're holding out - I know it.

Anyway, what I'm looking for, Bubby, is some secret miracle cure/concoction that you have, and that I'm sure is better than anything these "doctors" can prescribe.

Thank you, Bubby.
Sheena


Dear Sheena,
By this time if you did not get the flu -- chances are you won't get it this year. I suggest you stay away from people who do have the sniffles -- wash your hands a lot. Good idea is to have hot liquids like tea, dress warm when you go out -- wear a hat. The most important parts of your body in this weather is your head (hat) and feet (boots) and avoid crowds.

STAY WELL.
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