Flu season is legit
So, influenza is no joke. In fact, people should go back to calling it that, because all of the Walgreens and CVS promos about immunization are downplaying how bad getting the flu can actually be ‐‐ it can knock you out. This is not an overstatement. Some of my friends and I grew up in various African countries and contracted malaria periodically ‐‐ many of us maintain that getting the American flu was on par or even worse! Read that again, worse. Than. Malaria. Aches, cough, chills, sweats, fever, fatigue, dizziness ‐‐ sound familiar?
You have to pay to be taken away in an ambulance
This lesson was, unsurprisingly, learned during flu season. This is one of those “The More You Know” tidbits that Americans should be sharing with everyone they know. With rides to the emergency room ranging from $400 to $1,800 a pop depending on your insurance provider and where you live, this is key information. Medics also have the right to request insurance information or intended form of payment BEFORE taking you anywhere, so try to stay conscious, folks!