I never know what ot make of the flu thing... Maybe because I was so sick growing up, getting sick, which truly a most sucky thing in life, isn't that big of a deal for me. The other thing I can't figure out is why of the people I personally know with the flu this year, more than half of them had the flu shot. I can see if you're in a high risk group (whatever that actually scientifically means I still don't know) or in a job taking care of others whose lives depend on you, it'd be worth it, if it in fact worked.
I'm just very confused by it all: vaccines that work but don't, a disease of varied strains (which either are or aren't included in vaccines, few seem to know), sexist flumist ads (telling moms they should get the flumist because, afterall, if you're sick the world will end -- implying tacitly that Dads can't do anything afterall), medical science that can't seem to give a definitive treatment for flu (is it viral, bacterial, or just a bad cold? Few docs seem to be able to scientifically know), and pharmaceutical industry profiteering. After spending the last week as Dr. Dad for my two kids and my mate, I'm still not sick thankfully. But if I get sick next week, oh well. Maybe I'll get some sleep for a change.