Flu Season: 47 States Report Widespread Outbreaks

Dr. Richard Besser discusses headlines from the record-breaking flu season.
1:45 | 01/14/13

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things about cancers, thank you so much, issue. Let's turn to dr. Rich ber besser. New york is the latest state to declare a public health emergency. Chief health and medical ed dor dr. Richard besser joins us. Is it peaking and starteding to go back down yet? It depends where you are, what you're seeing. The latest data, new from cdc in the areas hit earliest and hardest, the south, it may have peaked. It may be starting to come down. California is just on the rise. What they reported just on friday is their numbers are coming up and coming up sharply. They'll see the big rise. In history, kra is one of the last states to get hit by the flu, curiously enough. Two states, new york and massachusetts, have declared public health emergencies so pharmacists can administer vak kee vaccines. People are having a hard time finding them. Most doses have been distributed. You may have to look a little harder. This is a year that people that have never gotten the flu shot are running out the get it. If you go to flu.Gov, it can tell you where it may be available. Don't get fooled into thinking the season is halfway over, I don't need it. There are three strains. You should get the vaccine. You can get it twice. There may be six weeks more of the flu season. So get it. Thank you, rich besser. Important advice. Now the debate over gun

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