(Photo Credit: CDC.gov)
This CDC map shows the flu prevalence last year (left) compared to this year (right).
If only people were having sex, we might get this under control!
According to WJBC's Paul Morello:
The McLean County Health Department said Tuesday there have been five ICU cases of the flu and one death in the county so far. Department spokeswoman Kera Simon said last year there was only one ICU case and no deaths. She said one of the best ways to avoid the flu is to just wash your hands.
State health officials said about 150 people have been admitted to ICUs with the flu in Illinois and five have died.
So the flu is out there and we need to fight back now! Yes, you can still get a flu shot, but it may take up to a week to become effective. Here is a quicker answer, HAVE SEX!
Doctors say steamy lovemaking sessions, rather than chicken soup, is the best remedy for the common cold /flu. Sex helps one's immune system because of the Phagocytes that are released. These cells detect and destroy antibodies, which are the number one cause of the common cold and influenza.
This got me thinking. Would you actually want to swap fluids with a partner who was coughing, sneezing, and full of germs when you are still healthy? Seems like a risk, but you want to help your mate, so would you?
Tiffany J: The mask I'd be wearing would probably kill the mood.
April S: Yep, already have!
Sabrina T: Yes. It also works as an antihistamine, just FYI.
Roger A: Yes and it worked.
Karen K.: Umm no.. I wouldn't let him touch me with His..I MEAN with A 10 Foot Pole...
Heidi J: Yep... Works..
Tiffany B: Umm yeah. People seriously let a COLD stop them? That's really pitiful. It clears your sinuses immediately. And people wonder why their sex life sucks? Maybe because you are boring prudes that can't even have sex because of a damn cold.
Sabrina S: My boyfriend usually stays 5 feet away from me while i'm sick so yeah no sex in the bedroom there.
Jamie H: I have the flu right now, and sex is the last thing on my mind right now!
The final tally from this informal poll including over 30 responders was "Yes, I would."
So task yourself to find a partner ASAP and make some love to stop this epidemic!
(Feel free to use this as a pick up line to single people this weekend.)
-Susan Saunders 1/11/13