Is that co-worker beside you hacking up a lung with their gross, congested cough? Well, you can't blame Rick Mercer — he's doing what he can to save Canadians from the flu this year.
On this week's Rick Mercer Report, the comedian's rant was dedicated to a topic near and dear to the hearts of all those who have ever been struck by a winter illness: The flu shot.
Considering the number of flu cases is already up for Canada this year, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the potential for serious illness — including death — from the virus, it seems like there are few good reasons to refuse the shot.
After reiterating that it's offered for free across the country and running through the reasons people say they're not getting the shot, Mercer makes his best possible point: "But even if you are healthy enough to fight the flu, if you get the flu, chances are you could pass it on to someone who can't fight it."
But don't just take our word for it — watch Mercer's pitch perfect delivery. And then, go get your flu shot!