Yep, the real thing. The one virus I could easily have prevented, but failed to do so. That's why it's been quieter than usual lately around here. At least it was a rather wimpy version--no way it could have killed 20 million people if it, rather than the Spanish variety, had been rolling around in the nineteen-teens.
And why didn't I get a flu shot? Didn't find the time. Yeah, it would have been so much more troublesome and time-consuming than 4 days flat on my back.