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"Or so in your practice in regards to flu actually over the last couple of weeks? I've been noticing definitely more cases coming into office, and especially more cases of elderly individuals being admitted to the hospital for an plunge. Developing influenza pneumonia. Dehydration some severe consequences from having the flu especially in elderly adults do feel like this is sort of on course, where we are at this time of year, or do you feel like you're seeing less or more from last year? To me. It seems like the season hasn't been slower compared to last year around this time last year. I was seeing more cases. Hopefully, this is because the influenza vaccine is a better match this year compared to last your shot. Which really was I'd say a failure this shot seems to be a pretty good match so far. In fact, the cases that I've seen have all been in people who did not get the flu vaccine saw those who get the vaccine so far I have not personally seen any cases of influenza is it too late for folks to get the flu shot, actually. Now's a great time to get it. We have not yet peak flu season. It takes about two weeks for the flu shot to work. And if you get it right now, it'll probably be in time for when flu dust peak. So it'd be a great time to get it. And like I said I feel like this year shot is a pretty good match. I think everyone six months of age and older unless they have absolute Tatra indication. Of getting the flu shot should go out and get it right away. Dish into a flu shot. What are some other steps? People can take to reduce their risk for getting the flu simple things that we intuitively know avoiding close contact with people who are sick wash your hands often to reduce the spread of germs. Cover your nose and mouth with tissue. When you cough or sneeze or use the technique where you cough, or sneeze and tear are wash your hands. Frequently avoid touching your hands. To your is your face your nose your mouth and using disinfectant, especially when sick people have been touching tables and chairs Lanier sick. It's very important to stay home. Okay. At least until after twenty four hours of not having a fever because if you go to work sick, you're just going to spread the flu or cold around to everyone else. That's Dr Shawn Jay car from ascension Saint John hospital in Detroit with WWF health reporter, Dr Dionne lights, a temporary fix for the national parks closed down by the shutdown. CBS news. Correspondent Jim Taylor reports the National Park Service reaching deals with more than sixty partner groups concessionaires am states to handle trash removal restaurant cleanup. Other basic tasks at more than forty parks in a few cases. They're able to keep park staffers on the job support groups for the park say the donations of money and time could run short if the impasse between the president and congressional Democrats last much longer. Some are calling for parks too close for the duration of the standoff. Jim taylor. CBS news. Portions of the Pacific Coast Highway still closed following mudslides in southern California wildfire burn areas there were some"