The Flu Shot

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The Flu Shot

Humans have been plagued by disease throughout history and just about everyone has experienced the flu or common cold at some point in time. During your life, you will probably have more cold or flu infections than any other type of illness. Humans have an amazing immune system that helps them fight foreign invaders, but sometimes the way your body fights these invaders causes unpleasant side effects that are often treated with over-the-counter medications.

You can learn more about the flu at the following resource:

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (n.d.). Flu and You. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/flu/consumer/index.html

Answer the following questions:

  1. What is the flu?
  2. Influenza is a virus, should antibiotics be taken to treat the flu or a cold? Why, or why not?
  3. Why do you need to get a flu shot each year and what is your opinion about getting the flu shot?
  4. Would it be reasonable to expect that science will develop an immunization for influenza in your lifetime? Why, or why not?
  5. You all have your own strategies for preventing or recovering from a cold. Please share your favorite strategy for fighting the common cold. Find and cite a source (reputable if possible) that either supports or disputes your favorite strategy.
  6. The internet has become a very popular source of health information. Evaluate the credibility of the source you provided. (Hint: Sometimes you can find this information at the bottom of the main page).
    1. Can you find the author?
    2. Is the material written objective and reliable?


Use this reference when referring to your text:

Trefil, J., & Hazen, R.M. (2016). The sciences: An integrated approach. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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Drsteven
School: UT Austin

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The flu is a form of a respiratory illness caused by influenza A or B viruses that is why in
most cases it is referred as influenza. The flu virus attacks the respiratory track of a person’s
body weakening the entire respiratory system including the lungs, nose and throat. Most people
seem not to understand the difference between a cold and a flu. Though both are caused by viral
infections, a flu is much worse than a common cold due to the fact that it has severe symptoms
such are fever and overall body weakening.
Influenza being a virus demands that antiviral drugs prescribed by a doctor as remedy to
neutralizing the effects of the virus. Over-the counter antibio...

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