That's Not True!: Debunking Top Flu Myths

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  • The Flu Vaccine Just Puts Billions in Big Pharm’s Pockets
  • Healthy Young Adults Don’t Need to Worry About the Flu
  • You Don’t Need the Flu Vaccine Every Year
  • Fighting the Flu Strengthens Your Immune System
  • You Can Catch the Flu From Being Outside in the Cold
  • Don’t Believe the Hype!
  • The Flu Is Just a Severe Cold
  • The Flu Vaccine Gives You the Flu
  • Antibiotics Can Fight the Flu
  • Pregnant Women Shouldn’t Get Flu Vaccines; Causes Miscarriages
  • The Flu Only Kills Older People

Fighting the Flu Strengthens Your Immune System

Never, ever. What having the flu does is make you more susceptible to other infections and other illnesses because it compromises your immune system. If you want to strengthen your immune system, try eating a balanced diet instead. 

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