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Why The Next FLU Could KILL YOU! – Facts in 5

December 27, 2019


(coughs) – Ah, everyone’s favorite
past time, the flu. Alright, well it sucks. But at least you get to
lay in bed all day and veg while watching some Netflix. But have you ever
wondered what is the flu? Like why do we get it as humans? Well, in this Facts in Five, I’m going to explain everything
that you need to know about the flu in five minutes or less so that hopefully, you can avoid it. The flu may seem like just an annoyance or maybe even an excuse
to miss work or school. But the truth is it should
definitely be taken seriously, and for reasons that
you might not realize. So if you think you knew
everything about the flu, keep watching because this
is going to surprise you. This is Facts in Five, all about the flu. So what is the flu? A virus that attacks the
lungs, nose, and throat. The flu is a highly
contagious respiratory illness that ranges in severity, from a sickness that bothers
you just a little bit to one that can be so severe that in rare cases, it can absolutely kill you. Human beings contract
the flu through contact with the influenza virus. And once infected, opens up
the door to other infections including pneumonia and
other lung infections that can be devastating
in the upper airway. In short, yes, the flu
is an inconvenience, but it can be a dangerous,
life threatening virus that should be prevented and
avoided whenever possible. And you thought it was
just a little sniffle. Who does the flu affect? Believe it or not, thousands and thousands of people have actually lost their lives due to the unpredictability
of the influenza virus. This is because some people
are much more susceptible to it than others, including the elderly, young children, pregnant women, and those who suffer from
other health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and respiratory illnesses like asthma. Complications which can lead
to severe internal damage and even death tend to more
so affect seniors over 65, people with weakened immune systems, and children under the age of seven. So if you’re in that middle group, you’re not likely to die from it. This is why there’s such a
large campaign every year for people to get their flu shot. Where does the flu come from? Watching this video (coughs). No, I’m just kidding (laughs). As we’ve already discussed, the flu is unpredictable. And with that uncertainty
comes the possibility that you’re actually spreading the virus before you even know that you have it. See, the flu is spread through
internal contact with fluids produced by the infected
person’s respiratory system. Yeah, that’s right. When you get the flu, it’s likely because droplets
from another person’s body have found their way into yours. (gags) That’s kind of gross. This can occur for many reasons, when you speak, cough, sneeze, or… (puckering) kiss. Sometimes the virus can even make its way through our clothing and hands by touching someone who’s infected or a surface that a
person that is infected has recently touched, like a work phone, or a keyboard, or even someone’s cellphone. After that, a simple touch of
the eyes or rub of the nose, and the infection has found
its way into your body. At that point, it’s your
immune system’s fight. Better hope it’s trained like Rocky, or you’re gonna be pukin’ for a while. So when do you know that you have the flu? Well, most times it’s pretty obvious, but we won’t get into
the specifics of that. As the flu virus attacks
your respiratory system, a number of symptoms can
start to reveal themselves. These are generally pretty obvious, like a sore throat, a cough, being stuffy, congested, or having a runny nose, aches throughout your body including head and muscle fatigue, fever, chills, and well,
even vomiting and diarrhea. Yeah, but like I said, you can spread the flu to other people without even know that you have it. So if you’re feeling
more sluggish than usual, it might be worth a trip to
the doctor, just to be safe. Why is it that some can avoid the flu? Well, according to many
scientists and doctors, getting the flu shot is the best way to avoid contracting the virus. However, if you don’t like
needles, myself included, there are many other
ways to stop influenza. For instance, taking the
care to wash your hands as often as possible will greatly prevent the
spreading of the disease. Also, making sure that you
sneeze into your shirt or coat is a very common and very helpful way to stop the spread of the disease. And of course, if you’re
sick, don’t be a jerk. Stay home from school or work. Don’t get other people sick. Just deal with it yourself and move on. Just don’t spread it to other people ’cause ain’t nobody got time for the flu. And that’s it. Hopefully you guys stay away from the flu. But if you got something
out of this video, be sure to click that Like button. And be sure to subscribe to my channel so that you can catch my next video. That’s it, be well. Make sure you don’t cough on me, ’cause I got videos to make. Love your faces. Bye.

100 Comments

  • Reply shupliance May 4, 2016 at 5:03 am

    I actually get sick every time I get a flu shot. So I don't get them.

  • Reply Jyami Juice May 4, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Contracting the flu is actually beneficial for your immune system and staying clean all the time makes the flu stronger and our immune systems weaker… Antibiotics are also a bad idea since we then just breed superbugs that are immune and will kill us… Guys getting sick is not a bad thing just deal with it and move on.

  • Reply Parent-Alerte May 4, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    from CBC Canada flu vax In fall 2015 was effective In only 15%. VAX GAVE the flu to 85% of patients.
    3 years In a row of fluvax can augment by 30% your chances of Alzheimer. No extra memory to spare so I Will pass.!no thanks!

  • Reply Parent-Alerte May 4, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    from CBC Canada flu vax In fall 2015 was effective In only 15%. VAX GAVE the flu to 85% of patients.
    3 years In a row of fluvax can augment by 30% your chances of Alzheimer. No extra memory to spare so I Will pass.!no thanks!

  • Reply Parent-Alerte May 4, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    flu shots 15% efficient. gives flu to 85%. 3 years In à row and 30%ote chances with Alzheimer! bingo!

  • Reply Bien Barroso May 5, 2016 at 4:58 am

    His teeth are whiter than…… Never mind

  • Reply The Joker May 5, 2016 at 7:25 am

    The dislikes are at 666 ?

  • Reply Logan Steiner May 5, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    watched this while I was sick lol

  • Reply Sam Flores May 6, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    If your in collage and you stay home it could cost you thousands of dollars

  • Reply Silence Top 10 May 7, 2016 at 12:49 am

    Rip prince. He died from the flue at age 57??

  • Reply Lyric Phillips May 8, 2016 at 4:55 am

    Ah! When Matt coughed I was yawning so my mouth was open! Oh God, I think I feel a fever coming

  • Reply meepoman May 10, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    you can get a flu shot in your nose it sprays in your nose and it's a liquid

  • Reply james abbott couture May 11, 2016 at 5:29 am

    I'm 8 and I still get the flu

  • Reply james abbott couture May 11, 2016 at 5:29 am

    and nobody is near me

  • Reply ari May 14, 2016 at 5:52 am

    idk why but I thought the beginning when he coughed was so cute

  • Reply Seth Sinclair May 15, 2016 at 6:10 am

    very nice now am watching this n I caught flu last night :p

  • Reply derrick May 16, 2016 at 10:46 am

    the diaarira from the vid is not half as bad as the constipated dragon diarrhea that my socks smell like

  • Reply Phitz May 17, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    I have the flu right now. It sucks.

  • Reply wendysmenyu May 18, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    Am I the only one that doesn't stay and lay around sick.

  • Reply Shadowmoon May 22, 2016 at 12:54 am

    I never sneeze into my hand, always into my elbow or shoulder

  • Reply Faith Perry May 25, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    flu and colds are the easiest to catch. expecialy in rich countries because i think in places where there is modern medicine we become careless about hand washing and yet drinking clean water and good old fashion hand washing is free and there are no siđe affects unlike modern medicina which rich countries depend too much on but can't miss work. people can't always miss work so i try to sneeze in a paper towl which we can toss away.

  • Reply Kara Lemke May 29, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    I've never gotten the flu, even when I didn't get a shot once, and I never get simple things. I have a very strong immune system :/

  • Reply Diego Salgado June 4, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    i have never had the flu and i never had a flu shot

  • Reply Ice Coffee June 5, 2016 at 2:37 am

    Almost all the time when I get the flu I through up ?

  • Reply Sabrina Santana June 5, 2016 at 3:28 am

    Omg when he coughed I actually backed up! "Where does the flu come from?" "Here" Cough Me: Oh Shit! I'm gonna die! ????

  • Reply Gustav Arak June 8, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    #nooooooooo

  • Reply DayL1ghtDies1 June 10, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    2:54

    Probably the best defense against it. Building your immune system. I personally do not want to live in a future where I fear contracting a flu virus…and my immune system not even knowing what to do if it's never fought it before, or lost it's memory on what steps to take on how to fight influenza. It's a good idea to wash your hands, but not so much where your hands literally crack and bleed.

  • Reply Hack Girl June 15, 2016 at 4:48 am

    I am trypanophobic meaning I have a fear of needles

  • Reply Aidan M June 19, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    I have a certain type of flu where the symptoms match a disease called influenza

  • Reply Juan Fernandez June 20, 2016 at 7:51 am

    Can this guy speak English holy shit

  • Reply Siren Phantomhive June 20, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    The beginning made me laugh so hard

  • Reply ChanceV July 11, 2016 at 3:17 am

    Whenever I got sick my parents always said "spread the love" then sent me to school or whatever. Now that is the excuse I use whenever i'm out of the house when i'm sick. "I'm spreading the love".

  • Reply S Macey July 19, 2016 at 4:59 am

    There are now nasal sprays for the flu instead of needles. You should do a amazing fact about the difference between the flu and a cold. Everybody who's been out for couple days swears that they have the flu

  • Reply Christopher Frey July 22, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    I've never had the flu

  • Reply susan pike July 25, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    the  flu  makes  your  heart  throbe

  • Reply Ramiro Hermosillo August 4, 2016 at 8:53 am

    I think getting the vaccine is the best way because if you wash your hands too often you can get contact dermatitis witch is short term so it takes a few days or weeks to heal how I know I currently have it I washed my hands to much and I got and its feels annoying I got a rash on my hands it burns and itches and my skin feels weird relife is lotion I think

  • Reply burn1316 September 8, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Your like my teacher

    But better

  • Reply Ana October 21, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Watching this while laying next to my brother, who has the flu lol

  • Reply M.C. G October 26, 2016 at 3:50 am

    I've had the flu but I never had diarrhea

  • Reply Fnaf universe fan 2.0 November 4, 2016 at 2:52 am

    i have the flu I think because I have a runny nose ughhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • Reply RaGeScOpEzz November 13, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    i have it, ffs.

  • Reply Gifted Snausage December 5, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    your muscles actually ache because of vomiting because when you vomit all your muscles tense it is basic human anatomy

  • Reply Mr. Mundy December 18, 2016 at 9:43 am

    oh yeah, mines traimed like rocky alright (vomit vomit)

  • Reply robloxgamers December 20, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Umm I did not get my flue shot I'm scared now 🙁

  • Reply Galaxy X999 December 21, 2016 at 10:58 am

    oh god he coughed on me
    ??????????????*throws up*

  • Reply Monica W January 1, 2017 at 5:44 am

    I always wash my hands even for no reason I don't even pay intention I just end up washing my hands I always have hand sanitizer and sometimes I wear gloves for no reason too

  • Reply Turnin Down January 3, 2017 at 8:42 am

    Having the flu while watching this video ?

  • Reply dnd 93 January 7, 2017 at 4:35 am

    I don't get the flu. And I don't get the shot. The flu shots are for weaklings yea.

  • Reply Patrick Callow January 10, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    I have the flu right now 🙁

  • Reply Chris Doherty January 10, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    I have the flu, should I start writing my will?

  • Reply Kelley Mayfield January 23, 2017 at 12:57 am

    I'm gonna die ?????

  • Reply VibesFN January 25, 2017 at 2:21 am

    Once I got the flu so bad when I was 9 I could move and every time I tried to walk I would fall and just barf.

  • Reply VibesFN January 25, 2017 at 2:21 am

    Once I got the flu so bad when I was 9 I could move and every time I tried to walk I would fall and just barf.

  • Reply SKay January 26, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    thought I was over the flu but still have cough and throat problems, Been told there's a lot of people with flu right now, there's no real cure other than rest and in worse cases this could last MONTHS.

    FML

  • Reply MEGA STORM January 31, 2017 at 2:25 am

    I found out that i have the flu today

  • Reply Petrosion February 20, 2017 at 5:51 am

    I GOT THE FLU FROM WATCHING THIS VIDEO!!! srsly i do have the flu HALP ME

  • Reply Austin Underwood February 22, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    I have the flu and i play in the bball championship tomorrow. Should i play id hate to miss my last bball game this once in a lifetime oppurtunity

  • Reply Collin Perry March 9, 2017 at 3:06 am

    never got the flu

  • Reply Why Y March 27, 2017 at 1:17 am

    I have the flu right now it sucks so badddddddddddssd helpppp

  • Reply colonel radec April 25, 2017 at 8:30 am

    i lifted boxes in a warehouse 12 hours a night, all week long… with the flu. sissys ?

  • Reply KaylebLuvs Mummy April 28, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    I have the glue right now and I'm to sick to give a shit about this

  • Reply Bloom Potato May 12, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    i had the flu a couple months ago.
    i couldn't eat, drink or walk.
    yep could have died X3

  • Reply Mary Malone May 20, 2017 at 3:59 am

    me too

  • Reply Logan malough June 8, 2017 at 6:02 am

    one time I had the flu, I vomited and I felt like a thousand needles have been dipped into nitrogen and stabbed in my back.

  • Reply hi hi August 21, 2017 at 6:13 am

    Math: it can kill you me: pfff I already had it cough me: ………………..crap I'm gonna die

  • Reply GalacticDemon Meh August 24, 2017 at 11:19 am

    Meanwhile I have the flu watching this

  • Reply Ayden Horrocks September 11, 2017 at 5:32 am

    I have the flu I think that or it's a really bad cold and I have asthma

  • Reply Bethany Hameltan 666 September 15, 2017 at 8:19 am

    I have the flu right now

  • Reply Tiger SkitsXx September 28, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    The thing is when I have the flu I need to go to the hospital because I have athsma

  • Reply Witcherjake November 10, 2017 at 5:44 am

    When people say they have the flu they actually have a cold, you can’t get out of bed if you have the flu

  • Reply Eli Cortez November 21, 2017 at 1:51 am

    Yes, but people who get the flu shot still get the flu. Sooo.?

  • Reply piñitacolada December 15, 2017 at 3:41 am

    H3N2 bro, H3N2

  • Reply Jada Pineda December 19, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    I found out I had the flu for 3 days and on the second day I didn’t know so I had a party and the way we greet people is by giving them a kiss on the cheek…. let’s just say that on the third day ,the day I found out I had the flu, everyone I made contact with got the flu. At first I thought it was the cold but after I tested positive for flu I realized I got almost everyone sick in my family. Fml

  • Reply American Vine January 15, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    My mom say that the flu shot can kill you
    Me:bruh????

  • Reply ryuchaengs January 23, 2018 at 3:20 am

    oh no the person i like has the flu :((

  • Reply Craziest Jhit January 25, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    I have the flu

  • Reply Royal Playz January 28, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    My bother got sick and I went to the docter with him and I saw
    a lot to kids throwing up because of the flu!!

  • Reply ashleybaby February 2, 2018 at 2:15 am

    lord please help me ???

  • Reply DS shadow February 5, 2018 at 5:11 am

    I have athsma and have the flu

  • Reply TheTacoSniper February 5, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    dear god im terrified nright now

  • Reply Charles Lee Ray February 10, 2018 at 3:23 am

    I literally have the flu now and I have never had the flu in my entire life

  • Reply IYB MA36 February 14, 2018 at 2:08 am

    It is2018 and I have the flu OMG??????????????????????????????????

  • Reply Green Lite February 26, 2018 at 8:24 am

    Adding raw garlic or garlic tablets to your diet can prevent this.

  • Reply Connor McDonagh March 2, 2018 at 2:30 am

    I can't get the flu though. I'm immune to it.

  • Reply Niggainthebackground March 4, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    I’m reading this while I’m 3 days sick and I’ve tried most medications and nothing is working, I haven’t been eating and I’ll getting sicker by the moment… any suggestions?

  • Reply Sonja Cribbs March 28, 2018 at 11:25 pm

    Or be me!!! I've never had such a thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ??? NO TO THE FLU. NO ??????????????????

  • Reply Trxppz Official May 10, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    I had the flue once before I missed three weeks of school cuz I kept ?

  • Reply Yunus Oglu May 14, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    You have bright head)

  • Reply Paige 1996 September 13, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    Welp guess I’m dying. I got diagnosed yesterday sept 12 with influenza b and am the first in my county to have an outbreak. We don’t even have our flu shots out yet and somehow I got it. My ribs are KILLING me! Every time I breathe I feel like someone broke all my ribs. No respiratory problems they only found that I had an ear infection and so my only symptoms are body aches (like 12/10 pain) and fever.

  • Reply ADMIN November 6, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    How much do you get paid for this propaganda?

  • Reply nilda flores November 7, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    My sister she got the flu shot and she got the flu multiple times. I never got the flu shot and I still haven't had the flu.

  • Reply TheFlamerWolf November 23, 2018 at 3:08 am

    Um I never had the flu or the chicken pops

  • Reply Erika Ortiz December 13, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    cough ?

  • Reply KeNnEdI SrOuFe January 15, 2019 at 11:30 am

    I’m watching this, and I have the flu

  • Reply juliet golston February 4, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    I just got the flu

  • Reply Idk Idk February 25, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Rip me… :,(

  • Reply youtuber guy March 28, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    I have the flu

  • Reply ibeauty55 April 9, 2019 at 12:26 am

    Damn I don’t want to die

  • Reply Closet fangirl April 13, 2019 at 4:39 am

    My mom had the flu last month but nobody else in my household got it I was sick a day or so after she was diagnosed but a trip to the doctor told me it was just allergies so I got lucky

  • Reply Corinna Carlson May 6, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    You can get the flu from the shot…and some deadly side effect

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