Happy Thanksgiving WoMed fam! Rapid fire good news bad news…bad news first, Jac’s sick…but good news, DANIELLE HAS A BOYFRIEND! After a virtual diagnosis from nurse D, we get the cutest update ever on Dani and Michael. Your hosts then welcome back immunologist, allergist, and medical expert for all the major news networks, the incredible Dr. Purvi Parikh to talk about the flu. This is the worst flu season in 13 years, and Dr. Parikh explains the combination of reasons why she thinks this is the case. The chat about how allergies, a cold, the flu, and Covid symptoms can be identical, and the number of people who don’t care to get the flu shot (not cool). Dr. Parikh discusses the misconceptions around the flu and flu shot, the importance of not opting to mask up instead of getting vaccinated, and shares what you can do in addition to getting vaccinated to keep people safe as we gather for the holidays. This is your cautionary reminder that the flu is deadly, especially for children, and it should be taken seriously. It’s not too late to get the shot! Happy holidays y’all, we love ya!
Check out our last episode with Dr. Purvi Parikh: Fighting Vaccine Misinformation.
To get more from Dr. Parikh, follow her on Instagram @panipurvinyc.
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