Pics: Outbreak! People don masks as flu panic spreads

https://twitter.com/Its_Reesiebabi/status/289342196224770048

As Twitchy reported, the flu is spreading and tents have been erected at one hospital for the influx of flu patients. Some stoners are battling the flu with bong hits and weed (no, really), but across the country, non-tokers are taking other precautions: Masks.

https://twitter.com/NurseJesse/status/289359600984145920
https://twitter.com/hawkstar74/status/288793251379572737

Flu freakout means I get to wear a mask at the doctor  smart on their part #influenzaA #positive ??

https://twitter.com/ucAnTcMeEe101/status/289382156390764544

https://twitter.com/yolanda5674/status/289356939530473473

That’s right; visiting is being cut down at many hospitals.

https://twitter.com/HalWHNNnews/status/287649284428554240

https://twitter.com/CathyWurzer/status/288617696646537216

https://twitter.com/RedAreaHospital/status/288760023503478784

In other countries, too.

https://twitter.com/NewsWales/status/288654455132532737

https://twitter.com/Sir_Benfro/status/288633027188371456

https://twitter.com/13BrianFarrell/status/289209335345737729

Some doctor’s offices and hospitals are requiring masks. And some people are taking that protection into their own hands.

https://twitter.com/_NAYDidItOnEM/status/289410394353696770

Currently at the doctors & they made me put a mask on...I have cold & flu season ??

https://twitter.com/jody_leah/status/289391580895387648

https://twitter.com/MJScanlon50/status/289356986250833921

https://twitter.com/ALVHmoviespoof/status/289378153359609858

https://twitter.com/kelseybrooke23/status/289366121172307968

https://twitter.com/XscreaamNETA/status/289349960665808898

https://twitter.com/bradyrobinson/status/289128161453690880

At urgent care, use promo code "flu" to get a free mask!

https://twitter.com/LizzetteV/status/289365646532308992

https://twitter.com/change312/status/289338506394861569

No flu shot...mask life haha

https://twitter.com/Taylurr001/status/289483225238216704

https://twitter.com/quietellen/status/289476189838512130

https://twitter.com/HuggsBunny/status/289457493669732352

https://twitter.com/QuoteCinnamon/status/289219505891192836

Got my mask on like the Chinese ppl #flu all in my house

https://twitter.com/LongLegsForeva9/status/289155295987515393

She's having to wear a mask cause everyone else in my family has the Flu.

https://twitter.com/GHxStarrBurrstx/status/289447507073855488

https://twitter.com/lariviere21/status/289468856303501313

I have the flu and there making me wear a mask

https://twitter.com/yucdre1/status/289422497001136128

Welp! I guess I have to keep my work mask on me,  cause everybody walking around like the flu is the new style... LOL

https://twitter.com/ryleyalexxx/status/288727851287601153


https://twitter.com/CourtSings/status/289436066572800000

Doctors office...flu mask...my kid catches everything...strep outbreak...flu outbreak...I'm pissed ???????????

Aww! Stay healthy, all.

  • http://www.chaosandcritters.com Ella Halligan

    Someone might want to provide some INSTRUCTIONS for these people on how to use the masks! There is a bendable part above the nose that needs to be fitted around your own nasal bridge, and then it needs to be fit snugly when you tie it.

    • HannahJK

      They should be instructed to get a flu shot. If you’re afraid enough of it to wear a mask it seems like a no brainer. Some people get it anyway but it’s about 70% effective.

      • louisiana_mom

        I don’t do flu shots. I always have a reaction to the shot that is worse than any flu I have ever had which lasts weeks before I start feeling better. Last one I had, by the time I got over the reaction, I came down with the flu! Never again!

      • louisiana_mom

        I don’t do flu shots. I always have a reaction to the shot that is worse than any flu I have ever had which lasts weeks before I start feeling better. Last one I had, by the time I got over the reaction, I came down with the flu! Never again!

      • http://www.chaosandcritters.com Ella Halligan

        ROFLOL… yeah, right. The package insert even says it has not been proven to prevent the flu. Not to mention the lovely long-term effects of injecting aluminum, formaldehyde and mercury into your body. We remove aluminum from our cookingware and deodorant… and then inject it into our bodies. Intelligent.

        If you want to prevent the flu you need to boost your immune system. Eat right, get enough rest, don’t poison your body with garbage food and garbage drinks, get enough vitamins C and D, exercise. And most importantly… wash your hands. Make sure the people around you wash their hands. That is the single most effective way to cut down on the spread of the flu.

        So, yeah, getting a flu shot is a definite no-brainer. You’d have to have no brain to fall for that scam. I have been a nurse through multiple flu seasons and norovirus seasons… and I never get sick.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcy-Cook/1001619613 Marcy Cook

          Agreed! I never get the shot and have not gotten the flu. Have had the faint beginnings of a cold but used the hydrogen peroxide trick above and prevented it from going any further.

    • HannahJK

      They should be instructed to get a flu shot. If you’re afraid enough of it to wear a mask it seems like a no brainer. Some people get it anyway but it’s about 70% effective.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcy-Cook/1001619613 Marcy Cook

    I know this sounds weird but it works…if you feel yourself coming down with a cold or the flu put a few drops of 3% Hyrdogen peroxide in your ear, let it bubble (it might even sting a little for some, not me, but some…but that is O.K.) for a few seconds then turn your head and let the fluid drain into a paper towel. Then do the other ear. In 12-14 hours it will be gone. Sounds weird but it works. This from a doctor back in the 30’s who claimed viruses transmit through the ears not the nose.