Dr. Mercola Special Alert: The Alarming Reason Some People Die From the Flu

While influenza can indeed be deadly in rare cases, these deaths are typically the result of secondary infections, not the flu virus itself
Research has highlighted the link between influenza and severe sepsis (blood poisoning).

Symptoms of sepsis can mimic the flu, and are often overlooked. Without prompt treatment, the condition can be deadly
Use of intravenous vitamin C, hydrocortisone and thiamine has been shown to reduce sepsis mortality nearly fivefold, from 40 to 8.5 percent
Optimizing your vitamin D level is far more potent a preventive strategy than getting a seasonal flu vaccine.

People with significant vitamin D deficiency may reduce their risk of respiratory infections such as influenza by 50 percent
People with higher vitamin D levels may also benefit from additional vitamin D, reducing their risk of flu by 10 percent, which equals the effectiveness of the seasonal flu vaccine, including this year’s vaccine


via Dr. Mercola Special Alert: The Alarming Reason Some People Die From the Flu