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Copeland didn't immediately respond to a request for enlightenment. She does, though, believe that all it takes to be healthy is positive thinking, rather than, say, a flu shot.
"If you say 'I don't have any symptoms of the flu,' well, great. That's the way it's supposed to be," she said. "Just keep saying that 'I'll never have the flu. Put words [sic]. Inoculate yourself with the word of God."
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seems to differ in its approach.
It insisted, in a weekly report for the week ending Jan. 27, that "the proportion of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza was above the system-specific epidemic threshold in the National Center for Health Statistics Mortality Surveillance System."
According to that report, 53 children in the US have died from the flu as of the end of January. Eighty percent of those children hadn't had a flu shot.
Between Oct. 1 and Jan. 27, 14,676 hospitalizations due to the flu were reported in the US, according to the CDC. Most of the US was subjected to the highest threat level of flu the CDC measures.
This science suggests that perhaps inoculating yourself with words, even God's own, may not be enough.