Community Health and Preventive Medicine
As we have created vaccines for many contagious pathogens in the last 100 years, the flu and cold still lack a “cure.” There are many things people do to try to get over the cold and flu from homeopathic remedies to the flu vaccine. While nothing can prevent the cold or flu, there are ways we can mitigate our chances of getting these viruses. By doing what we can to avoid getting these illnesses, we are also helping prevent the spread of the viruses to others. In the end, this is our best course of action until a vaccine that fully prevents these viruses from infecting us is found.
"Mythbusting the Common Cold and Flu,"
McNair Scholars Research Journal: Vol. 12
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholarworks.boisestate.edu/mcnair_journal/vol12/iss1/8