Top 60 Flu Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Flu Quotes from famous people such as Tom Frieden, Jon Corzine, Raveena Tandon, Nate Mendel, Faith Salie, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

We continue to recommend flu vaccine as the single best

We continue to recommend flu vaccine as the single best way to protect yourself against the flu. The vaccine will protect against strains covered in the vaccine, and it may have some effectiveness in the drifted strains.
Tom Frieden
If the Bush Administration cannot ensure Americans that they will be safe from the flu, how will they protect our country against a possible bio-terror or chemical attack? The American people deserve better.
Jon Corzine
Why do our kids need to be protected from flu? Isn’t that something only for the cold western countries who have long, cold, below-zero winters? That’s what I thought until I learnt that India’s tropical weather facilitates circulation of viruses around the year, unlike the West, which sees a peak only during winter.
Raveena Tandon
When a person tests positive for HIV, it is not a test for the virus itself but for antibodies to the virus, and the test is not able to distinguish between HIV antibodies and a multitude of other antibodies. Many conditions can lead to a false positive result, including flu shots, hepatitis, and pregnancy.
Nate Mendel
Shaking hands is a pretty good way to get yourself sick, not necessarily with Ebola, but with a million other germs that can cause colds and flu.
Faith Salie
When we think of the major threats to our national security, the first to come to mind are nuclear proliferation, rogue states and global terrorism. But another kind of threat lurks beyond our shores, one from nature, not humans – an avian flu pandemic.
Barack Obama
It could be seasonal allergies, it could be pneumonia, it could be the common cold, it could be flu. And so it takes tests and lab work and resources and scans to parse out if this is COVID-19 or if this is something else.
Myron Rolle
With ‘Epicloud,’ I wanted something catchy as the flu but with a sentiment that is romantic, positive, and beautiful. Spiritual without religion and set to heavy music.
Devin Townsend
With the absence of a flu vaccination last year, I did not take a flu shot; but there is still some immunity that carries over from year to year; but about every 30 years, there is a major change in the genetics of the flu virus.
Michael C. Burgess
I had the flu in New York and pushed the President of the United States off the front pages.
Jackie Coogan
I wasn’t prepared for the fact that grief is so unpredictable. It wasn’t just sadness, and it wasn’t linear. Somehow I’d thought that the first days would be the worst and then it would get steadily better – like getting over the flu. That’s not how it was.
Meghan O’Rourke
It simply isn’t fair for senators to cut to the front of the line when seniors around the country have been forced to wait for hours to get a flu shot.
Dick Durbin
The President has once again failed us. Millions of Americans are at risk of going without the flu vaccine this year because the administration failed to act proactively to ensure an adequate supply. There is simply no excuse for this.
Jon Corzine
Someone told me that they didn’t want to take a flu shot because they didn’t want to put a foreign substance in their body. What do they think they do at dinner every night?
Michael Specter
Swine flu is not an anomaly. We know that swine flu – like the vast majority of new outbreaks – comes from animals. We should be monitoring those animals and the humans that come into contact with them, so we can catch these viruses early, before they infect major cities and spread throughout the world.
Nathan Wolfe
We had a week off in the middle of shooting, but as soon as everyone stopped, we all went down with six different types of flu and other unmentionable diseases.
Johnny Vegas
The Europeans have lots of data on the use of adjuvanted flu vaccine in the elderly, but I don’t think anybody has really good data on adjuvants in children.
Anthony Fauci
What I find most disturbing about Valentine’s Day is, look, I get that you have to have a holiday of love, but in the height of flu season, it makes no sense.
Lewis Black
I would say that my parents were intermittently proud of me. They couldn’t hang onto it, you know? It would come and go, like the flu.
John Patrick Shanley
I can’t understand why the front pages of newspapers can cover bird flu and swine flu and everybody is up in arms about that and we still haven’t really woken up to the fact that so many women in sub-Saharan Africa – 60 percent of people in – infected with HIV are women.
Annie Lennox
My Dad died during the flu epidemic in 1918 when I was 4 years old. He left a lot of classical recordings behind that I began listening to at an early age, so he must have been a music lover.
Tom Glazer
I personally never get vaccinated for the flu, because no.
Andrzej Duda
I’ve just seen it all – I’ve seen the bird flu, I’ve seen the Asian economic meltdown, SARS, 9/11, economic cycles.
Alan Mulally
Sports are sometimes unforgiving, and it is what it is. Take my fight with Jacare. I had the flu and I went to the doctor and I had to get nursed back. I didn’t train for like 10 days and I fought four or five days later.
Derek Brunson
With 30,000 deaths and 200,000 hospitalizations from the seasonal flu, those numbers are certainly higher than what we’ve seen of the swine flu. Protecting yourself from both viruses is very important.
Kristi Yamaguchi
When there’s a revolution in Egypt, you can’t really get depressed about not knowing what happens after you die. When there are millions out on the streets, that’s not the time to start panicking about contracting swine flu.
Sayed Kashua
There we times when everybody in the house has the flu. You’re cleaning up vomit and it’s 2 in the morning, and you’re wishing there was somebody else there to help you.
Meg Tilly
If the flu situation in your town is serious, cancel a large long-awaited party you had scheduled, but promise the guests in an e-mail that you will reschedule the party as soon as possible.
Letitia Baldrige
You can find episodes like the flu epidemic or war times when mortality rates go up, but sustained increases in mortality for any major group in any society are really quite rare. It’s an indication that something is very wrong.
Angus Deaton
Before getting meningitis, I was such a hypochondriac, worrying about the slightest ache. Ironically, I overlooked meningitis because the symptoms seemed like flu. I guess you don’t realise how healthy you are until it is taken away from you.
Petra Stunt
I didn’t sound anything like Capote at the screen test. It was more like Bob Dylan. In his early years. With the flu.
Toby Jones
When my dad was badly weakened by the flu and my mom wa

When my dad was badly weakened by the flu and my mom wanted to call an ambulance to take him to the emergency room, he wouldn’t go unless he could shave first and change into a nice shirt and a pair of slacks.
Rich Lowry
Seasonal flu is now a pandemic that lasts for years and years because you’ve got so many people that it’s jumping back between northern and southern hemispheres and moving itself around the world. By the time it gets back to where it started, it’s changed sufficiently so that people are no longer immune.
Nathan Wolfe
When the Asian flu hit the United States in 1957, during the Eisenhower administration, it was just the latest contagion college students had faced in a lifetime of contagious diseases.
Mollie Hemingway
Now, you might think of flu as just a really bad cold, but it can be a death sentence. Every year, 36,000 people in the United States die of seasonal flu. In the developing world, the data is much sketchier, but the death toll is almost certainly higher.
Seth Berkley
I know how to cane chairs – how’s that for a useless skill? My mom once took a course and taught me how to do it when I was stuck at home sick with the flu. Now I’m all set if I ever decide to drop out of fashion and join an Amish community.
Michael Bastian
I didn’t finish my dress until about three days before my wedding – I had the flu and was stitching it from my bed. And the tulle came back from India all brown. We had to wash it for hours, but that didn’t dissuade me from wearing it.
Georgina Chapman
Even the pandemic flu of 1918 only killed one to two percent of the people who were infected.
Anthony Fauci
The swine flu is evolution, isn’t it? In a way, it’s an evolution of flu.
Alan Tudyk
A century ago the Spanish flu confounded scientists and devastated whole regions, but while today’s society has air travel and an enormous, heterogeneous population, we also have antibiotics, fantastic communication networks and, perhaps most crucially, more data than ever.
Hannah Fry
Thimerosal is a mercury-based preservative that was in many American vaccines until 2003. It was removed from many of the pediatric vaccines, but it was put in the flu vaccine, which is now given to 53 million Americans.
Robert Kennedy, Jr.
What works most effectively for quelling disease outbreaks like Ebola is not quarantining huge populations. What works is focusing on and isolating the sick and those in direct contact with them as they are at highest risk of infection. This strategy worked with SARS, and it worked during the H1N1 flu pandemic.
Tom Frieden
The swine flu of 2009 was no fun, as my husband can attest, but it resulted in only 273,304 hospitalizations and 12,469 deaths in the United States. The Wuhan virus hospitalizations and deaths have eclipsed those numbers many times over.
Mollie Hemingway
I can be a little obsessive about avoiding colds and flu. Thera Zinc Echinacea lozenges are awesome, and I almost always have some with me.
Murray Bartlett
Civilisation, the orderly world in which we live, is frail. We are skating on thin ice. There is a fear of a collective disaster. Terrorism, genocide, flu, tsunamis.
Zygmunt Bauman
I’m definitely saying right now that if I had to face Shaq’s mom at WrestleMania, I will not show up. I’ll be scared. If Shaq shows up, no problem. Shaq’s mom shows up, eh, I don’t know. I think I might get the flu.
Big Show
Reports of illegal migrants carrying deadly diseases such as swine flu, dengue fever, Ebola virus and tuberculosis are particularly concerning.
Phil Gingrey
I partnered with AstraZeneca to help launch the ‘Mom Nose Best’ campaign, where I provide tips for flu season.
Tia Mowry
We often joke about men moaning about being ill, whether it’s man flu or anything else. We want them to be silent and strong about these things. And that’s quite dangerous when it comes to depression, because talking about it helps. People bottle it up until it’s too late.
Matt Haig
Leave it to an Obama supporter to bring up Iraq in the middle of a conversation about the swine flu pandemic.
Mike Gallagher
If I have a gig in the evening, I get ‘the doom’ at about 5 P.M., when I think I’m getting flu.
Nina Conti
New diseases like SARS and bird flu cause anxiety in the community. People get worried, some to the extent that it even affects their health. You feel very sad, and yet you must carry on and maintain your cool in very trying and difficult moments. You have to tough it out.
Margaret Chan
Cipla has already developed a generic version, oseltamivir, which would be much cheaper than Tamiflu, the only available drug effective in treating avian flu.
Yusuf Hamied
I have to say, I have to tell you that my kids had a most marvelous time having two moms. When my daughter was at university, she got flu. And both mums rushed to be with her. And we were both looking after her and making soup and tidying up. And one of her friends came in and went, ‘Two mums? Not fair.’
Sandi Toksvig
Think about old people; think about young people, those with immune system problems. They can’t really protect themselves well against the flu, so by you limiting the spread of the flu and getting vaccinated, you’re helping protect them as well.
Mikhail Varshavski
Covid is likely to persist once its pandemic phase has passed and circulate each winter alongside the flu. Even after more of us contract coronavirus infection and develop immunity to it or even after an effective vaccine arrives, some people will still get very sick.
Scott Gottlieb
I was 19 years old, and I felt like I had the flu one day. Within 24 hours, I was in the hospital on life support, and I was given less than a 2 percent chance of living. It took five days for the doctors to find out that I had contracted bacterial meningitis.
Amy Purdy
I read the ‘Old Testament’ all the way through when I was about 13 and was horrified. A few months afterwards I read ‘The Origin Of Species’, hallucinating very mildly because I was in bed with flu at the time. Despite that, or because of that, it all made perfect sense.
Terry Pratchett
You know what, December’s a funny time of the year, because the weather changes, the central heating comes on; sometimes you can get colds and coughs and flu.
Phil Taylor
I returned to upstate NY where I just laid in bed for days with a fever that just wouldn’t go away. After more of this, I grew increasingly sure that this was not simply the flu!
Daryl Hall