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Flu vaccine mandate protects patients’ rights: Our view
USA Today

For most people who get the flu, the penalty can be several days of misery. But for thousands of Americans every year, the virus is a death sentence.

Particularly vulnerable are the very young and the very old. Although this year’s outbreak is beginning to wane nationally, the strain is killing seniors at the highest rate (116 deaths per 100,000 cases) since age-related tracking began in 2005, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention epidemiologist said Friday.