Good news and bad news here. The good news: If you hate getting flu shots, scientists have figured out a new way to prevent getting the flu.
--The bad news: IT'S METH.
--Researchers at the National Health Research Institute in Taiwan found that METH drastically slows the spread of the flu virus. If you're a meth user, you probably won't catch the flu.
--But, ya know, meth DOES have some side effects. It destroys your body, makes your teeth fall out, ruins your life, and even though it fights the flu, it actually makes you much MORE susceptible to contracting HIV.
--The researchers in Taiwan say their next move is to try to figure out which compounds from meth fight the flu . . . so they can try to duplicate those compounds in something other than meth.