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Until it was suggested I made a Risk Bites video about the flu, I hadn't had a shot. Why not? Time for some flu risk-introspection. For further information on the flu and flu shots, check out: Flu.gov: http://www.flu.gov Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/ University of Michigan School of Public Health: http://www.sph.umich.edu/news_events/flu.html SciShow FAQ about the new flu: http://youtu.be/_58PfujoVr4 The Confounding Variable blog: http://confoundingvariable.wordpress.com/2013/01/19/public-health-emergency-influenza-2013/ It's also worth reading this piece from CNN on differences in attitude between Europe and the US to flu vaccinations: http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/17/health/flu-vaccine-policy/index.html This week's Risk Bites team: Hillary Craddock (flu expertise, research, script editing) (Hillary blogs at http://confoundingvariable.wordpress.com/) David Faulkner (post-production) Andrew Maynard (all the other stuff) Risk Bites is supported by: University of Michigan School of Public Health. http://www.sph.umich.edu/ University of Michigan Risk Science Center. http://umriskcenter.org Risk Bites is your guide to making sense of risk. We cover everything from understanding and balancing the risks and benefits of everyday products, to health science more broadly, to the potential impacts of emerging technologies, to making sense of risk perception. If you enjoy our videos, please subscribe, and spread the word! Click here to see more videos: https://alugha.com/RiskBites
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