Last night on WFAA the new kid-on-the-block anchor Jason Wheeler confessed he still hadn’t gotten his flu shot. Thought medical reporter Janet St. James was going to collapse on the floor. Did you see how big her eyes got?
This year’s flu is as deadly as the summer’s West Nile Virus, but there are steps that can be taken to reduce the threat.
First, if you just think you’re coming down with the flu or even a cold, stay home. Love ya, but don’t need you around to share.
Second, get in bed, drink lots of liquids (we’re not talking alcohol and you know that), sleep and have a humidifier going full “steam ahead.” (First pun of the day.) One friend even suggested sleeping with a moist heating pad on the chest.
Third, love ya, but let’s cut down on the kisses. . . even the air kisses and the hugs and even handshakes. Like the late Larry Hagman, just use a simple knuckle knock or elbow nudge.
Fourth, wash your hands and follow it up with a nice hand lotion. You don’t want to ruin your nice silky skin!
Fifth, if you’re really starting to feel it’s going beyond normal “yucks,” call your doctor and be “patient.” (Sorry, there goes another pun.) There are a lot of folks calling, but do call.
Finally, if you haven’t gotten your flu shot, stop reading, get in your car and drive to Tom Thumb, Walgreens, your doctor’s office or anywhere that’s providing shots.
Let’s hope that tonight Jason reports that he was a big boy, rolled up his sleeve and got “needled.” (Final pun)
1. Jason got shot this evening and admitted it didn’t hurt at all. He didn’t even feel it.
2. It was the first time he had gotten a flu shot.