Daniel Weinstein
Daniel Weinstein campaign leader

The Google Flu Map for December 1st 2012

The flu season has a long way to go. The google flu map, if correct, suggests that this may be a nasty year for the flu. The accompanying graph shows that the intensity is already high and it's very much on the rise. If you live in parts of the country that are already experiencing high levels of influenza you probably already know that. If it hasn't hit your community yet I'd suggest you prepare.

The best preparation is getting a flu shot. It's not perfect, but it's the best we've got.

Have a look at the interactive map at http://www.google.org/flutrends/us/#US. You can click on individual states and see a lot more than you can see in the above image.

Currently about 40% of the population get flu shots. It's estimated that if we doubled that we could pretty much stop influenza in our communities. Take the pledge to get a flu shot this year and every year. http://www.causes.com/causes/787378-the-immunization-initiative/actions/1664769.

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