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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Post #13 Flu shots

Look I've never had a flu shot... even with the H1N1 scare.  I'm curious is to how many of you have actually had the flu shot.  My wife has had the flu 2 yrs in a row, and has been sick for 3 days max, and I'm yet to be sick.  Conspiracy theorists will run a muck on this one...... but after not having been sick with the flu since a child and never having a flu shot, I'm beginning to wonder if this is just a ruse to get people to spend money on health care?!?! What do you think??



So H1N1is the most deadly atm, there is no denying that.  However, it doesn't seem that H1N1 isn't anymore deadly than the older strain of virus from the 1930's....

My own conclusion:  H1N1 has a higher mortality rate among those that catch the virus (especially children and elderly).  However, the % of people that catch the disease hasn't changed much in the past 50-75 yrs.  If you're not a child and/or elderly you can probably get through the flu season (even if you catch the virus) just like any other season (but its recommended to receive the anti virus).  Take your vitamins, drink lots of juice, stay away from the sickies, and eat some chicken noodle soup if you do get sick.  Otherwise, I don't see a need for a panic, I feel the same this year as I did the last 20 years. 

Every year since the H1N1 scare you are going to hear about how you should get their flu shot.  If you work in health care, in a hospital around a bunch of people infected with influenza, then I would recommend getting the shot. 
If you are a regular ol' joe like me; occasionally drink your juice maybe take a vitamin every now and then, are in your 20-55 range, work out from time to time, then I wouldn't worry about a thing.  Even if you get sick, do what your mama taught ya and you will be fine within a few days.  Same old same old, I find that the current scare is just a way to make some extra cash. 



In saying this.. I'm not a doctor, and in now way am qualified to make a medical decision that could affect your life, make your own decision.

29 comments:

  1. so many graphs. lol hard read. but very informative indeed

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  2. Have you seen that one lady that got all retarded from a flu shot, that shits crazy. Ill never get one.

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  3. I've never gotten the flu, and I've never gotten a flu shot...

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  4. People can be overly paranoid.

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  5. yea idk you probably just have a strong constitution, maybe your parents let you eat dirt while your girlfriends parents might have been overly protective

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  6. Never had a flue shot, don't plan on getting on anytime soon.

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  7. yeah, i thought the same. they are just scaring the people so that they may buy the meds.

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  8. I've never had the flu, and I've never gotten a shot either.

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  9. The current scare is a way to make extra cash for the healthcare industry, the media, politicians who want to appear concerned with the public health... H1N1 is a giant scare tactic. :/

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  10. I've never gotten a flu shot. I'm too paranoid about what's really in that needle.

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  11. I do not trust the flu shots anymore than I trust the government. Also I was forced to get the H1N1 vaccine because my mom was having a baby right when it came out so she didn't want to take the risk.

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  12. good point. Sometimes a change of perspective helps lol

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  13. Never had a flu shot, and I rarely get ill

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  14. I don't trust flu shots. Any immunizations really.

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  15. Everyone here should watch penn and tellers bullshit regarding the flu vaccine

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  16. Never had the flu shot. My health isn't the best, but I never need anything more than a good night's sleep and a glass of OJ.

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  17. meh, let the haters hate. Good stuff.

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  18. The swine flu crap was just overrated. It was so "deadly" because of all the media attention it got, in reality, it's as dangerous as any other kind of flu and you never see panic around those. FYI i have never gotten a flu shot and i've had the flu like once in my life, back when i was 6.

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  19. i got super sick last season, it was definitely the flu, didn't get it diagnosed but more than likely the h1n1. I got the flu shot but still got sick go figure. First time i had the flu in 10 years since i was a kid. I'll get the shot this year but it doesn't guarantee shit.

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  20. Ive had plenty of flu shots, mostly because where i live certain ones you can get for free, i would recommend getting them, its better to have that peace of mind you wont contract that particular virus

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  21. i always thought getting a flu shot was kinda like.. getting the flu?

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  22. In Antiochus and his daughter you have heard Following!

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