The most important thing you can do for your kids to keep them safe from this is check out the new research on vitamin D and influenza, and the
research on using Vitamin C in large doses.
The latest on influenza is that it's a vitamin deficiency disease, caused by a lack of available sunlight in the winter months. Sounds strange at
first, but this is not fringe medicine or health-nut stuff, this is solid science. People catch the flu and pass it on all year round, but it's only
when they are short of vitamin D they get sick.
Being out-doorsy kids, they should be safe in summer, so you should get them in contact with a new flu case every week or two so they can build up
their immunity now. This is by far the safest way to vaccinate them.
If they or you do get sick, make sure you have access to a nebuliser before it is needed. So far swine flu has been mild, but it is not going to stay
that way. Once it gets into overcrowded poverty-stricken areas in the northern hemisphere next winter, you will see a much higher death-rate.
Where I am, Victoria, Australia, 99% of our flu cases now are swine flu, which is unprecedented. Mostly you have a whole bunch of flu-types floating
around, but not now. When the type here, (there are many subtypes around in the world, either it has mutated fast or different types have been
released in different places,) gets serious, it forms a lining over the lungs, preventing oxygen being absorbed. People with this cough like
whooping cough cases, so these cases are being wrongly attributed to pertussis.
While the correct advice to anyone like this is get straight to hospital, hospitals may become overwhelmed, and people may need ways to treat each
other for life threatening side-effects at home. So learn about nebulisers, inhalations, expectorants, decongestants, herbs and vitamins. Everything
you learn is another warrior added to your army.
And, if this learning all goes to waste because you never need it?
Should you be so lucky!