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/hawkstar74/status/288793251379572737

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

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

In other countries, too.

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/MJScanlon50/status/289356986250833921

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

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

No flu shot...mask life haha

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

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

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

I have the flu and there making me wear a mask

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

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.