The flu virus is sneaky
And not just because it’s slightly different each year or that there are about 198 possible subtypes of the virus, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In order to beat the flu this year, you’ve got to get real about it. Knowing how the flu virus thinks can help you stay well this winter.
Think I’m just a cold? Ha!
Underestimate me at your peril. During the 2017-2018 season, I sent nearly one million people to the hospital, according to the CDC, and had a hand in killing at least 79,000. Not to brag, but I am strong enough to render even a totally normal, healthy person gravely ill.