If You're Worried About Coronavirus, Get Your Flu Shot

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Coronavirus may make for grabby headlines, but so far it's just not that big a risk to most of us. There are only a handful of cases worldwide, and if you haven't been to Wuhan, China, your cough is probably just a garden variety cold. Still, if you're worried, do this with your nervous energy: get your damn flu shot.
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To be clear, the flu shot does not protect against coronavirus. That's a different virus. But the early signs of both are similar: respiratory symptoms (like coughing) and fever. If you get your flu shot, you may have a bit more peace of mind if you start coughing. The flu shot isn't perfect, but it prevents many cases of flu and can make others less…
Beth Skwarecki
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