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Is the flu worse than a cold?

Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick answers questions about the flu and the flu vaccine.

Seriously, the flu can be very debilitating.

People are unable to get out of bed, which we often see with people who have the true flu. It’s not the same as feeling sick or getting a short run at a fever

So, it’s nothing to play with.

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