Keep your immune system strong by eating well, staying properly hydrated year round, (most people are de-hydrated and don't even know it) manage stress properly, get proper sleep and stop over-indulging on medicine for every little ache and pain or sniffles you may develop..
Oh, and stop shaking hands with people...........the Japanese and other eastern cultures learned this long ago.
I'd have to say that most people have the ability to weather the virus just fine if they contract the flu. People die of influenza every year due to underlying conditions and I don't see this as being any different quite frankly.
I will put a disclaimer on my post though and state I'm not a medical expert so my words are not to be taken as gospel, but rather just an opinion I have of this issue and how I look at it all.
As a side note, doesn't alcohol, namely beer, take care of most viruses?...... :lol: :cowboy: