Flu claims life of otherwise healthy Randolph Co. resident

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Flu vaccine (WGHP file photo)

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Influenza claimed the life of an otherwise healthy Randolph County resident at High Point Regional this weekend.

According to Randolph County Health Director Mimi Cooper, the victim was in their late 20s.

Cooper said the victim had not received a flu shot but was otherwise healthy and there were no known underlying health issues.

The victim’s gender was not disclosed.

This was the first flu death reported for any Randolph County resident this flu season.


    • Stephen Melton

      Are you willing to risk having Ethylene glycol, Phenol, also known as carbolic acid, Formaldehyde, Aluminum, Thimerosal (mercury) and the antibiotics Neomycin and Streptomycin injected in you on a whim, since the reports show that there is no noticeable differences in hospital stays with those folks given the real deal, and those given a placebo who have the flu…
      Yea…Ill pass as I have every year, and Ill keep on wondering why anyone would willingly be a guinea pig.

      • Mike

        Aluminum is in the food and the water you drink. Your body produces Formaldehyde on its own. Antibotics are safe and effective treatment when used correctly.

  • Misty

    People have died in several states. Do you really think that none of them got that vaccine> Of course some of them had it! That vaccine wouldn’t of guaranteed her life This is annoying, every year. I’ve only had that vaccine a couple times in my life and got horribly sick. We refuse it for our kids, they are 7 and 9 and I pray to God I can continue to say this but they have never had the flu! My husband is forced to get it every year and gets sick. Here some advice people, don’t go out when you’re sick, don’t drink after others, and for the love of God WASH YOUR HANDS!

  • Pat Snider-Odum

    you just have to b smart about it. I have had the flu shot every year for 15 years and never gotten sick from it. Solution take 2 advil, tylenol, or your preference 1 hour before your shot. They tell you to do that! 2013 brought me pneumonia because I thought I had the shot..It is an expensive game of chicken. $23000.00 for 6 days in hospital with pneumonia before insurance or $30.00 a shot that insurance pays for.You might want to consider the shingles shot too. I did.

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