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Australia facing worst flu season since 2009 | 7.30

October 22, 2019


(To her children): Jackson and Chase, come
and get your lunch. Now sit up at the table with Chase. Good boy. Emi Hall’s son, Jackson, is still recovering
after weeks fighting off a devastating bout of flu. (to children): Is that good? Is that yummy? I went to get him dressed for school run in
the morning, and realised he had a bad rash from neck to toe and took him to the GP. I went into panic mode and definitely thought
it was something more than a reaction or a viral infection. I definitely felt like there was something
more going on with him. Over a fortnight, his condition deteriorated. Laying on the couch, lethargic, not moving
but it got worse to the point where he wouldn’t even eat. He was barely drinking. He had temperatures of 39.3. I am like, do
I ring an ambulance or not? Like, you don’t know. Jackson was admitted to hospital where he
had a flu test. And it came back roughly, I don’t know, 12
hours later, and they come in and told us he influenza A. I honestly didn’t even give it a thought that
it could be this bad. It’s pretty serious. Influenza has the potential to be very dangerous. I think compared to some issues such as Ebola,
or a new strain of flu, such as swine flu, people have become desensitised because it’s
there every year but it is certainly a serious infection. Notifications for influenza have skyrocketed
this year hitting almost 58,000 cases so far. That dwarfs the number of notifications normally
received by this time of year. Already 139 people have died, including a
three-year-old in Victoria, and a 15-year-old girl in Adelaide. It has been a very bad year although, technically,
we’re still not in the flu season. Dr Sanjaya Senanayake is one of Australia’s
leading infectious disease experts. This could go two ways. We’ve had so many
cases through this part of the year, it might actually be a milder winter with regard to
flu. On the other hand however, it might continue
to escalate. We really don’t know. Depending on their age, Australians are offered
three different vaccinations which reduce the effect of the flu virus. There are three vaccines, one for very little
people, six months to three years, with a lower dose of vaccine, so that’s recommended
for those very young age group. Then, for older people over 65, there is what
we call a trivalent vaccine which has got a higher dose in it, which is on the basis
that as people get older, their immune response to most things including vaccines may not
be as good as when they were younger so we’ve got a higher dose in those vaccines. And for the rest of the population, there’s
the standard quadrivalent vaccine with two strains of A influenza and B influenza. Aged care facilities like the one that Star
Dang runs in Sydney’s north require all staff and residents to get the flu vaccine. Thankfully, we haven’t had an outbreak in
over 10 years now and it is because we have very strict management protocols for outbreaks. So hand hygiene, why is that so critical – just
cleaning your hands properly? It is important because our staff here are
touching the residents on a daily basis and they are the portal of infection and they
can potentially spread this across to other residents. If we do identify any residents who are at
potential risk, then we would try and restrict movement. Months ahead of the flu season, the World
Health Organization decides which strain to put into the millions of vaccines that Australia
receives. It takes a while for the vaccines to be manufactured
in large numbers. So really, we have to try and do it in as timely and as efficient a
manner as possible. So the World Health Organization thinks that’s
the best time to get together to start talking about the vaccine composition. At another aged care facility, Holy Family
Services Home in Western Sydney, they’re part of a rapid flu test trial. Instead of two days, this public health unit
team can provide a result in just half an hour, potentially stopping an outbreak in
its tracks. I hear you have come down with some flu-like
symptoms? Yes. So what we are going to do is we’re going
to do a swab. So what this machine is allowing us to do,
is within 30 minutes, while the team are at the facility, they can say is this flu A or
B. And therefore those discussions between the
families, the patient and their GPs, can occur quite quickly. The diagnosis is quicker, therefore what medications
they are given are quicker and potentially more effective? Exactly. Despite having vaccinations, 11 residents
got the flu – they’ve survived. If we’re able to minimise the complications
of flu, we’re preventing deaths and we don’t want residents to go to hospital. We want
them to be at their home, this is their home. We want them to be with their family and their
friends. You can’t predict anything with flu. We don’t know whether it will be an early
season that will peak, and we don’t quite know what the size of the season by the end
of it will be. This flu this year is no more virulent or
nasty than normal, but it is just that it started a lot earlier than normal. Health authorities are preparing for the coming
months. There is no super vaccine. There are lots
of different varieties of vaccines – some have some value over others and we’re very
keen to look at all options to improve our vaccine effectiveness in this country. The Federal Health Department says it’s already
released 12 million doses of vaccine. Seven million will be given free to anyone
aged over 65 or under five, to pregnant women and indigenous people. The Health Minister has told 7.30 he’s written
to vaccine manufacturers, requesting they produce additional flu vaccines to meet unprecedented
market demand which the Government expects will be available in the coming weeks. I had had it when I was pregnant with Jackson
in 2013, and I never had it again because I just thought, oh, it’s a flu injection,
like what can it do? What would it prevent? But now I’m kicking myself and I believe that
it’s something that I should have got done sooner – for the both of us. Maybe he wouldn’t have got as bad as what
he has got to.

100 Comments

  • Reply Dan theman May 28, 2019 at 11:18 am

    Get back to the basic's, whole foods, soups with real veggies Garlic even, if you are out in public like shopping and have kids at daycares then clean your hands keep ya kids clean just be smart about it, in schools people have no choice to dump their kids as they are forced to work with no one to look after sick kids at home, sick school, sick families its simple!

  • Reply LAZY DOG May 28, 2019 at 11:18 am

    Gotta die of something I guess ?

  • Reply M A May 28, 2019 at 11:18 am

    Instead of focusing on health & hygiene, giving kids raw garlic, manuka honey and tumeric every now and then. Let's inject them with toxins ⛔

  • Reply Shriekin Leada May 28, 2019 at 11:25 am

    The anti-vaccers on here are cracking me up

  • Reply Roman May 28, 2019 at 11:31 am

    This comments section is a living, breathing nightmare. How the hell are antivaxxers so full of hate?

  • Reply blur May 28, 2019 at 11:36 am

    Every single year the same shit on media; worst year ever, flu epidemic, deaths,
    W
    T
    F
    Clearly, this doesn't work and this type of information doesn't convince me!
    Are vaccines all science has to offer? Because this seems outdated and more like a failure than something that prevents those deaths.

  • Reply Bella Masri May 28, 2019 at 11:36 am

    if you dont want to get sick…build up your immune system get all your vitamins and minerals and nutrients…simple

  • Reply MV Samera May 28, 2019 at 11:37 am

    Low immune system…that's why…

  • Reply VixonHQ May 28, 2019 at 11:38 am

    The reason: People don't vaccinate.

  • Reply Katey Bear May 28, 2019 at 11:38 am

    I'm sick of this kind of reporting. After watching this I'm not sure if I should get the flu shot or not. I got it for my 4yr old daughter but my GP discouraged me from getting the flu shot, telling me I'm not at risk. Then other people told me I'm being negligent.
    What do I do?

  • Reply Life, The Universe and other Crap with MOOCH May 28, 2019 at 11:39 am

    Media hype do not Do not get the flu shot. Look up what is I in it.

  • Reply Lambsy Pte May 28, 2019 at 11:42 am

    Getting sick of media like this pushing rubbish? read between the lines and stop being sheep.

  • Reply Denise G- Hill May 28, 2019 at 11:43 am

    I had a flu jab in 1972 the GPO now Brit Telecom persuaded the staff to get the jab. It affected me so badly I was semi conscious for 5 days, apparently the Doctor called 3 times a day the lady in charge of the hostel (girls friendly society) where I lived was an ex matron so she looked after me. They were going to transfer me to hospital on the Friday but fortunately I recovered. I am now 69 never had it again.

  • Reply john dala May 28, 2019 at 11:46 am

    so theirs two options vaccine or build up your immune system the natural way go vegan

  • Reply kyron May 28, 2019 at 11:48 am

    Sun (on your tummy is great)
    Exercise (elevated heart rate not high stress)
    Vitamin D (preferably from food! Not pills! e.g. cod liver oil…)
    Sleep (8hrs for adults)
    Relaxation and rest (do less)
    Hygiene (WASH YOUR HANDS!)
    Healthy eating ( High veggies, low sugar)
    Avoid flue vaccinations (not worth the risk unlike SOME vaccines)

  • Reply babe brown May 28, 2019 at 11:49 am

    Like everyone says
    The flu shot doesn’t work
    It’s only 20% effective

  • Reply VixonHQ May 28, 2019 at 11:53 am

    Im going to educate you people because you anti vaxers seem to be oblivious. whilst the increase of the flu has increased 3 time this year. but so has the rise in anti vaxers. most of these flu cases are due to idiots not vaccinating. Stop saying they cause autism because 10 out of 12 of the scientists who wrote the report admitted that it was fake. Yes there is heavy metals in vaccines. but there is also heavy metals in everything we eat. Its simply impossible to remove it. and the amount is so minute. try 10 nano grams. I am sick and tired of you Anti vaxxers spew false and disproven info to the public.

  • Reply ミスターR⃣ O⃣ B⃣ O⃣ T⃣ May 28, 2019 at 11:58 am

    Look at the processed shit she is feeding her kids.
    Nutrition is so important guys, feed your kids fresh vegetables and fruits.

  • Reply Leandro Carvalho May 28, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    So sad….I have seen that is more difficult to live in Australia….

  • Reply Deb Small May 28, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    I would never ever get a flu vaccine never again. I was so sick after having the vaccine so i did some research and found what was in a flu vaccine i was so shocked no more flu vaccine for me but do your own research and than decide for your self's

  • Reply s b May 28, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    Is the MMR vaccine safe?

  • Reply Great White7 May 28, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    We def need daily flu vaccine shots just to be 100% safe.

    Also a vaccine for obesity, cancer, terrorism, anxiety, heart disease, stupidity, addiction, vampires, wearwolves, and sharks.

  • Reply Kit Kat May 28, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    How do you control a population, make them very afraid!! Fear mongering!!!

  • Reply Peter Malin May 28, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    In the USA, on average everyday there is a court case in the US Court Of Federal Claims, under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, where it is proven a child has been killed by a vaccine. There are also many other court cases where it is proven a child has been injured by a vaccine.

    Some of the side effects of vaccines proven in the US Court Of Federal Claims are chronic arthritis, anaphylaxis which can cause death, encephalopathy which is brain disease, encephalitis which is inflammation of the brain, thrombocytopenic purpura which can lead to easy or excessive bruising and bleeding, paralytic polio, intussusception where part of the intestine slides into an adjacent part of the intestine, Guillain-Barré syndrome which in the worst cases can lead to paralysis.

    A recent study by Professor Chris Exley of Keele University, England, examined the brains of dead autism children and found their brains had very high levels of aluminum. The vaccines contain aluminum, which is a highly toxic heavy metal. The autism rate for vaccinated children is about 1 in 40, for unvaccinated children it is about 1 in 4000.

    A recent study by the Journal Of Clinical Microbiology, found 38% of measles cases in USA children to be vaccine reactions caused by measles vaccine.

  • Reply Gee Kay May 28, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    big pharma dont make money if they sold people cures.

  • Reply Last1 First May 28, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Don't get the flu shot!!! never had the flu before, then kicked in about 3, 4 yrs after had the flu shot. I have asked other people that I know, saying the same thing. Don't listen to this Dumb cFUnT! please believe me people. vaccines ARE!!!! NOT!!!!! tested!! First time test is when given straight to you. !

  • Reply K27R May 28, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Hmm and let me think by adding high dosages of mercury and MRC5 / WIC35 into “vaccines” really helps huh

  • Reply PumpARump :3 May 28, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    That's what happens when you live upsidedown

  • Reply doot doot May 28, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Why didnt you get vaccinated?

  • Reply MrGaZZaDaG May 28, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    The vaccines are manufactured to spread the viruses, its a money business people… sick people make money, not healthy people

  • Reply Andrew Ebisu May 28, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    This makes you want to defund the ABC. Vaccines = auto immune disease

  • Reply Cedric Joseph May 28, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    I never had the flu shot and never will. Haven't had the flu for many years now, since fazing out mostly commercial grown, GMO, processed food, etc. Eating clean, more nutritious is Organic Grown fresh fruit, plants, grass fed meat etc. Thanks to Dr John Bergman knowledge on UTube. Strengthen ammune system God' way. After all perfect God who made us certainly knows what is better for us by designing the DNA for plants to heal, strengthen and be good for us.

  • Reply debbie travers May 28, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    ffs teach manners, teach how to chew with mouth shut and better lunch than gross fish fingers : (

  • Reply Duggy Dugg May 28, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    oregano oil keep me from colds..may help with flu

  • Reply SirPhoenix Knight May 28, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    This is what you get from importing the 3rd world at large numbers. Reap the benefits.

  • Reply Good Average May 28, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Wow fat boy fed on fish fingers has a bad immune system? Color me surprised. Where's the father in all this, probably another single mum, nice!

  • Reply Kit Kat May 28, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    No wonder kid is sick, look what she feeds them??!!

  • Reply nohnohs May 28, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    That kid is Eric Cartman

  • Reply Mike Smith May 28, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    surely the world could live without aussies

  • Reply Federica McLeod May 28, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    A healthy diet helps to boost your immune system, feeding your kids and yourself fatty foods and letting them do couch sports doesn't help. This report is just an ad for yet another vaccine.

  • Reply Andrew plack May 28, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    How many died and took the flu shot?

  • Reply John P. Conley May 28, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    Your worst ever flu, BY FAR, is Islam.

  • Reply Alpha Stormer May 28, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Yep..big pharma wants you!!..People who listen to the Government….Take your shots……. be good…..and now your sick and or dead. Obey!!

  • Reply Alpha Stormer May 28, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    Has nothing to do with your current health. These shots are designed to destroy your immunity to anything. Its population control

  • Reply J Walter May 28, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    Anyone with a compromised immune system can be at risk of contracting anything…So what is classified as a compromised immune system ? It can be anything upwards from a simple allergy…..

  • Reply Geo X May 28, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Avoid the flu shot at all costs.

  • Reply Source!!! May 28, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    You'd think given that the Government's $81 Billion spending on Health that outweighs the department of defence's $32.2 billion would of prevented this issue from finding its way into the News wouldn't you? Refer to https://www.budget.gov.au/2019-20/content/overview.htm. I am suspicious that the World Health Organization has purposefully created this epidemic so they can demand Tax payers to fork out $billions of dollars more to hand over to them to "fix" or "prevent" the epidemic.

  • Reply Geo X May 28, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    And the music in the background… Am I watching a soap opera?

  • Reply science FRICTION May 28, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    Swine flu or bird flu are now perperually poised to make the multi-million death toll of the Spanish flu seem like the sniffles.

    Did you know that there can never be a "cure" for influenza?

    Because it is not actually a "human ailment", it is infact like us, another resident of this planet.

    But bacteria and viruses are so ancient that for them humankind will come and go in a scratch of their god's arse. And just as "weeds" will quickly overgrow a garden left untended because they are ALWAYS trying to do so (and ironically the more we do to repress them from besmirching our manicured monocultured de-natured patches of decorative "nature", the more anemic and vulnerable we make them), our micro-organism neighbors will drag us to the ground, devour us alive, and continue on with no more moment than we observe every time we eat the butchered flesh of an animal much more like us, that lived and died as rapidly as our growing waist lines.

    "But bacteria and viruses are invisible" (to the focal settings of the human eye) we say… how can something invisible hurt ME?

    Then we walk away, laughing (invisible) patterns of sound-waves in the (invisible) air, every footfall a submission to (invisible) gravity, turning our collars against the (invisible) cold… we cant afford to get sick, after all!

  • Reply John Welch May 28, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    12 year's have not had the flu, got a flu shot twice before that got the flu twice .hhhhhhuuuuummmmmm!!!!!!??????

  • Reply Barry Thomas May 28, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    Anti vaccine fools are creating so many new channels just to discredit the science . They write a reply..then reply to their own reply. Time for google to stop this ability to create multiple youtube channels from one account.

  • Reply SeaWorld socialartslecturer May 28, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    Globalisation working well ???

  • Reply That Lazy Gamer May 28, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    A dose of organic cold pressed apple cider vinegar every day!

  • Reply cing earth cingearth May 28, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    never get the flue injection ! it is weakening the humans natural defence system !

  • Reply Solveig Sokcanic May 28, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    Maybe the mosquitos released in Georges River area in summer that are still flying around in liverpool , where i live EVEN WITH THIS COLD SNAP , have been infected with the virus , so the public will get their toxic flu shot !!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Keith Chapman May 29, 2019 at 12:22 am

    Eat real food end of…. My kid's have no vaccines, Sweet's are only a treat at weekends….. Guess what…. They are never sick.

  • Reply Kathy Fausett May 29, 2019 at 1:06 am

    It's the flu vaccines knuckleheads, you are creating these immune compromised people who are far more vulnerable to the ever changing viruses,

  • Reply Drenai Saga May 29, 2019 at 1:10 am

    This should heard all the people into getting the flu shot, client of mine got the flu shot last week and guess what, they now have the flu.

  • Reply Manfred Houdek May 29, 2019 at 1:21 am

    Strange correlation between flu shot types and flus running through the population. Flus have been killing people regularly for thousands of years.
    Misleading news. One sided reporting

  • Reply ___La_Venganza___ May 29, 2019 at 3:01 am

    Getting worse because less people are vaccinating!

  • Reply me heretoday May 29, 2019 at 3:01 am

    it will never cease to amaze me how many parents are willing to get onto social media and tell the world they are anti-vaxxers who do not believe in giving their child anything that may well, one day save their life… so may child abusers telling the world "look at me I deny my child hope because I believe I am smarter than the average specialist who trains for years to understand what took me minutes on google to research"

  • Reply AniishAu May 29, 2019 at 3:24 am

    I gave the video thumbs down for no mention of diet, exercise or health, as if all one needs is to hand your well-being over to big Pharma every year and get another government-sponsored jab.

  • Reply Marie Katherine May 29, 2019 at 3:38 am

    I got the vaccine in October, but got Influenza A + pneumonia in April. With only 5 sick days, already used, I had no choice but to drug and drag myself to work for a week…after which time I passed out in the restroom, hit my head, and ended up in hospital for a week. The meds. for pneumonia gave me an arrhythmia plus tendinitis, myalgia. I just returned after 6 weeks with no pay. I can't be fired for getting sick, but the ADA, which requires employers to make "reasonable accomodations" doesn't include please dismissal for "excessive absenteeism." Now, my supervisor is doing his best to let me go. In my case, I'll get exactly nothing, no unemployment as I work for a non-profit exempt from contributing to it. I also lose my health insurance the day of termination. I'm still not well. My only chance to avoid eviction and bankruptcy is to get on welfare and find a pro bono lawyer to help me get SSID, a process that can take years. Nobody hires a 60 y.o. woman in poor health who can't do manual labor, like minimum wage jobs. I'm thinking to take whatever money I can scrape together now and buy a used utility van. Hopefully, I can get some help to make it habitable. There's no way I can pay the hospital bill of $18,000, my share AFTER insurance! The only thing in my favor is that one can't get blood out of a stone! I own nothing of value any longer. All my savings and so-called retirement have gone to medical bills, and before that, two funerals and a nephew's medical crisis. There's nothing left of the funds I'd been setting aside since age 18. So much for the American Dream. That's for other people. Once you're poor and old or sick, the fantasy is over. It's time to live moment to moment and be thankful for each day I have eaten something, slept in moderate comfort and safety, worn clothing, and am clean enough to be socially acceptable.

  • Reply David Boson May 29, 2019 at 4:22 am

    An institution for the aged is never a home. It is an institutional holding facility.

  • Reply William Buick May 29, 2019 at 4:44 am

    Isn’t it funny that every year more people get the flu shot and each year more people get the flu ? It’s almost like they are giving you the flu ! I have not had the flu shot for 10 years and have never got the flu while my wife has to get the poison every year for work and she always gets the flu about 3 weeks after the shot really bad ! All these hand washes and wipes with chemicals in them must destroy your immune system . The fact is it’s like chemotherapy, more people die of chemo then die of the Cancer ! More people die of the shot then the flu ! You only have to watch television to see that drug company’s are the biggest sponsor of shows to push there drugs !

  • Reply Michael Weston May 29, 2019 at 6:40 am

    Maybe stop feeding our children food that will kill them, those nasty fish sticks have ZERO value, and are hazardous to good health, poor kids… Mom, GET A CLUE!

  • Reply Michael Weston May 29, 2019 at 6:48 am

    So Elderly people with weaker immune systems get a higher dose according to this "EXPERT"… Let that sink in!

  • Reply songforguy1 May 29, 2019 at 7:19 am

    keeping away from sugar and lowering your carbohydrates will go a long way to fighting and preventing the flu virus symptoms

  • Reply Irene Ho May 29, 2019 at 7:40 am

    will this"flu" be a political one?????

  • Reply Reon Eade May 29, 2019 at 7:52 am

    Just another scare campaign to scare the un educated into getting vaccinated .. Time to wake up folks do you're own research. DO NOT LISTEN TO MAINSTREAM MADIA BULLSHIT!!

  • Reply Vlad Hazard May 29, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Employers and teachers need to be more lenient with illness. People are forced to show up and spread their illness for fear of being fired or failing!

  • Reply George LFC May 29, 2019 at 8:11 am

    Yeah well you all want to eat shit loads of meat and dairy so accept the consequences, 80% of drugs goes into keeping animals from getting sick which is making virus evolve and change, this with vaccines you are asking for trouble…..

  • Reply luhein portwig May 29, 2019 at 8:59 am

    After reading the flue vaccine insert ( ingredients and side affects ) , no thank you!

  • Reply whatthe May 29, 2019 at 9:10 am

    All the vaccines making people more sick every day.

  • Reply nick labian May 29, 2019 at 10:08 am

    Dr Bag?

  • Reply Kelvin Honor May 29, 2019 at 10:14 am

    Can the ABC
    be believed after there terrible lead up to the election. Vaccines need to be out earlier.

  • Reply james Foster May 29, 2019 at 10:15 am

    More fear mongering abc ..no thank you??! Did you disclose the paid advertising from big pharma? What about the people that died from the flue shot? Stop with the Scare tactics you pigs!

  • Reply Tim Harris May 29, 2019 at 10:41 am

    Maybe they should pray? hmmmHmmHMMHAhahahahahaha!

  • Reply Acejd May 29, 2019 at 11:40 am

    What's up with those pigs of society who get the flu and just walk around all sick and miserable, coughing into the air around other ppl? It's basic manners to cough into your arm and stop the spread!

  • Reply Yes MsJane May 29, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    Having a tall glass of straight lemon juice, kills all bugs in the mouth, nose and chest area, also doesn't give you cancer and whatever other illness/poisons that ARE present in the vaccines, Garlic also is a natural antibiotic again with no adverse side effects.

  • Reply Reflection on the Sea May 29, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    I love the way the ABC supports the Corporate push for more money – so transparent! Of the billions of dollars paid out for vaccine damage in the US ( that's Corporate US) the flu vaccine in the big winner! And last season I think it has a efficacy was 10% – 15%? So helpful – except for the poisons in it.. Love the idea of the aluminum ( associated with so many of our new diseases ) being bioaccumulative – did they mention that? For the love of God – demand the vaccine inserts and read them!

  • Reply Gia Pacella May 29, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    ST 131…Flu goes sepsis..

  • Reply Gia Pacella May 29, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    That looks like measles

  • Reply MissFoxification May 29, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Hmm, that vaccination subsidy/free vaccine doesn't seem too effective. They are only offering free vaccines to under 5 and over 65, but those that are more likely to transmit the virus are not in those age groups.
    People who work with the public should also receive free or subsidised vaccines, they are a transmission vector. From the local checkout staff that can't afford them to taxi drivers, all of them pose an elevated risk.

  • Reply james1x1x1x1 May 29, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    That little tubster is in for a lifetime of medical conditions. Deep fried lunch that age should be a crime

  • Reply Joe African May 29, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Well maybe if the majority of society actually ate fresh and healthy instead of junk and preservative filled foods they wouldn't experience the flu as severe or as often, all that crap lowers your immune system and it'd also help if employers didn't expect you to come to work if you're sick. You'd be shocked to see what changing to a healthy diet does.

  • Reply Martha Rush May 29, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    I can't help wondering if this video was made to market vaccine.

  • Reply Daviee Jeffreys May 30, 2019 at 5:16 am

    Its vitally important that you are vaccinated , this is not only for your own good but for the health of the community . Its made very easy in Australia , so understand the opportunity you have and make sure you are vaccinated correctly .Flu causes death .

  • Reply nixymagoo May 30, 2019 at 6:52 am

    A shitty diet wont help. Its odd that those severly effected have had their flu shots

  • Reply nixymagoo May 30, 2019 at 6:57 am

    Dr Shopna Bag……………..no way

  • Reply Max Rockatanksy May 30, 2019 at 8:19 am

    Want you wont get told; If someone were to enter Australia from Africa, has had Ebola but tests clear (remember: you can test negative even though you have previously had Ebola, it stays in body fluids, even your eyeball), and said person gets the flu, and Ebola makes the jump, there aint no coming back from it, your talking a worldwide pandemic that would have almost 90% attrition rate.

    As a nurse, this is something that worries me

  • Reply Alice Wong May 30, 2019 at 8:40 am

    Trust your body immune system, rather than getting vaccine and making your body more susceptible to any virus. The drug companies just want you to spend more money. If you eat healthy coupled with regular exercise, you can fight any disease. Don't believe what the drugs company tells you. Trust your own body.

  • Reply Lorraine Magarian May 30, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    There's never been a rash with flu – c'mmon! This is probably a nasty cooked up in a lab! Disgusting criminals!

  • Reply Francoise Loffler May 31, 2019 at 4:37 am

    God has this mother learned about „ HEALTHY FOOD“ chiefly. For small kids?

  • Reply geeijustdontcare May 31, 2019 at 10:26 am

    Just another FEAR based advertisement for vaccines. Have you ever done a story on whats in the vaccines ABC? I'm sure there is plenty of profit to be made for pharmaceutical company's providing the shots. What if the vaccines main objective is to make people more sick and more profitable from the same company's that provided them, they do not care for your health only how much profit they can make.

  • Reply peter quenter June 3, 2019 at 1:14 am

    Ah yes… what's going on in politics right now that needs another fearmongerering distraction from the real issues…??!!?

  • Reply ws s June 5, 2019 at 10:21 am

    hows about you stop feeding your kids fish fingers and something more healthy/nutritional?

  • Reply Mrs Jones June 7, 2019 at 8:32 am

    As a caregiver, went into Drs office with a client, sat down to wait, and happened to sit down next to an oriental man in his early 30's.. no mask on, hes coughing and sneezing, after about 10 minuets, i got up because of him coughing and sneezing witbout covering his face, i went straight to the restroom and washed my hands and face… 10 days to be exact!!! I am in bed with the flu. It is still lingering… still a fever, aches, congestion.. i complianed and stated it would be a miracle if i didnt get sick… 10minuets sitting next to this guy… and i am still experiencing this sickness.. if only he would have worn a mask!! I have stayed home away from everyone without pay …

    What an asshole!

  • Reply The Rex life June 8, 2019 at 4:59 am

    Who tf dies from flu in 2019 ?? kids and elderly get a pass tho coz they’re weak.

  • Reply Bob Lob June 12, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    Righto

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