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Everyone ’s talking about the flu. Here’s what to do about it

H3N2: If you ’ve had it, you know how bad it can be. If you don’t, you’ve heard about it and are afraid. Very afraid.We ’re talking about the flu, specifically this flu season’s dominant strain.Others are taking about the flu as well. Physicians at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, have been featured in the media, and sought by patients and the public for advice on flu care and prevention — and for good reason.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that flu activity is widespread across the country. The California Department of Public Health has announced that flu activity in California is at levels that are usually only seen at the peak of flu season. And the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has reported 36 confirmed flu deaths this year in the county alone; last year at this time, the toll was 13.   Amid the alarming reports, dire headlines and, of course, sneezes and coughs, one refrain is emerging:  This year’s flu vaccine isn’t very effective.  While that ’s true, it’s the wrong take-home message, saysDr. Deborah Lehman,  an infectious diseases specialist and a professor of clinical pediatrics in theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.“When people hear the vaccine isn’t that effective, they assume there’s no point in getting it — and that’s very frustrating,” she says. &ldquo...
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