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Response to USALiberal (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 11:28 PM

8. I don't know how large it is - but our entire office was repeatedly sick

because 16% of our office believed that. It was a very small office - so that was only 2 people.

My spouse is also in that category. She gets the flu shot every year - and about half of the time also comes down with the flu. I actually can't tell how serious she is about insisting it is not the flu, but she says she doesn't have the flu because she got the flu shot and goes to work with it.

I may run in very odd circles, but my experience is that there is a significant body of people who believe that they can't get the flu because of the shot and - while they might not dream of going to work with the flu, feel it is perfectly appropriate to go to work with a (much less serious) cold. So they pretend/fool themselves into thinking that what they have is a cold. Despite the aching muscles, exhaustion, and fever of 101+.

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