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How many people do you know who are sick? (Vanity)
Vanity | Feb. 18, 2011 | piytar

Posted on 02/17/2011 10:46:39 PM PST by piytar

So how many people do you know who are sick with the latest round of cough/flu? And have been for weeks, if not months? About a third of my friends and family are. I was, but I catch just about everything - and then recover quickly thanks to an overactive immune system (which has problems of its own).

So let's go conspiracy theory here: Are we in the middle of a bio attack? After all, I cannot remember when this many people I know spread around the US and two continents were sick the same way this long. But decades of vaccinations - with antibody factors that may be passed down generationally - may be providing a defense.

So what happens when this bug goes global? Oh, wait, it has - it's just not being reported well.

Thoughts?


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: cough; flu; persistentcough; vaccines
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To: CapedConservative

Got it two and a half weeks ago. Mine started with a little cough, fever and chills and then a terrible cough. I thought I had broke ribs by the end of the the lst week coughing so hard and it sounded like I was barking! Still have the wheezing in the lungs that makes me cough uncontrollably but feel better. I had the flu shot back in Oct. but this must be one that the shot didn’t cover. Haven’t been this sick in over 10 yrs.


61 posted on 02/18/2011 4:51:17 AM PST by Bassfire (Remember the Alamo!)
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To: Twinkie

See my post #60. Vitacost.com has the best value by far.


62 posted on 02/18/2011 4:51:59 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: piytar

Republic of Panama here.

Many, many sick folks around me betweem October and end of December. Some got it twice.

Mine went into bronchitis, and 3 months later I am now feeling normal again.

I never, ever get colds or the flu or take shots for prevention. I had been through some surgery and didn’t count or think about my defenses being down, or I would have stayed home rather than going to the supermarket, etc. and exposing myself to crowds of sick people.

Talking to a friend in Italy (Milan) a couple of weeks ago. Her husband was quite ill with a flu in January.


63 posted on 02/18/2011 5:04:52 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Lazamataz

I’m not sick at all. But your post made me feel great. THanks.


64 posted on 02/18/2011 5:05:35 AM PST by RandallFlagg (Let this chant follow BHO everywhere he goes: "You lie. You lie. You lie.")
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To: piytar
Are we in the middle of a bio attack?

No.....I only know of one person being sick as compared to lots in years past. Looks to me like all those past vaccinations are working.....

And if there was a bio attack it would have been last year to coincide with the global H1N1 pandemic that for some strange reason never occured. Or maybe it did and they picked up all the dead bodies lying on the sidewalks at night when most people were sleeping......Now that was a well kept secret.

65 posted on 02/18/2011 5:13:37 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Oh Magoo, you've done it again.....)
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To: piytar

None. SE Az.


66 posted on 02/18/2011 5:42:15 AM PST by CPOSharky (Posted with 100% recycled electrons.)
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To: Hot Tabasco
In Dallas, had flu shot, got flu anyhow (not cold) for probably first time ever. Can't recall ever being that sick. 102-103 fever for four days. Horrible. Missed more work that week than in past ten years combined. Many of our pro athletes here are even missing games because of it.
I've always thought people with flu were wimps. Not now.
I was so sick with it I now understand how it can kill thousands of people. Its been a month and just now feel like my energy is back. I figure its either added or taken away five years of my life depending on how you view the immune system.
67 posted on 02/18/2011 5:48:29 AM PST by Treeless Branch
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To: piytar

Yep, The wife and I have both had it. Lasts forever. We’ve coughed for the last two months. We seem to be on the upswing now. It’s bad stuff and practically everyone I know has had it, most more than once. It definitely peaks, then ebbs, then comes back.


68 posted on 02/18/2011 5:58:30 AM PST by 762X51
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To: piytar
I've had it since Monday....finally got to the doctor yesterday...
...he said he's been inundated for the past 3 weeks...

..I was also sick in the middle of December (& I rarely get viruses or colds)....the doctor's nurse said she had it for a month!

..so I'm on my second round of antibiotics in 2 months.

This is a strange one....
...first 3 days, aches, scratchy throat, low grade fevers in the evening....90.1, 99.5, and 100.4....

...then the coughing started.....

Now I'm on a Z-pack....and cough medicine with codeine...

A very strange virus.

Essentially it's what works for you.....I'm drinking lots of orange juice, taking Ibuprofen and using Vick's vaporub....probably a hudifier would be helpful too....

...bandaid therapy for whatever helps....

69 posted on 02/18/2011 6:06:09 AM PST by Guenevere (....)
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To: who knows what evil?
I take Vitamin D-3.....2000 iu per day.

I rarely get sick....

..refused to take a flu shot this year....(son-in-law took a flu shot and still got the flu 2 weeks ago....)

He was at my home the night he came down with it.....and my granddaughter was also sick and accidentally coughed in my face...

..therefore....I have a variation of what most of the folks on this thread is talking about....

70 posted on 02/18/2011 6:14:31 AM PST by Guenevere (....)
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To: piytar

About half of the people I know and the lingering cough goes on for months; odd thing is most of them are their second or even third round with this crud. Very strange. Took me 10 weeks to beat it.


71 posted on 02/18/2011 6:17:02 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ ( "Hokahey, today is a good day to die!" Crazy Horse, Lakota Sioux)
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To: piytar

I take Vit D3, Vit C, Olive Leaf w/enzymes and Colloidal Silver every few days. Haven’t been sick in going on 6 years. Not even a sniffle. My daughters in the Navy with all their vaccines? They are sick every other month, it seems.


72 posted on 02/18/2011 6:17:34 AM PST by My hearts in London - Everett (You will try to nudge commies toward the truth, while they try to nudge you toward the cattle cars.)
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To: Treeless Branch
The last time I had the real flu was 38 years ago....

..I was 'out of it' for 3 or 4 days....also my husband....

73 posted on 02/18/2011 6:18:49 AM PST by Guenevere (....)
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To: aliquando

Love your tagline. We have two Eagle Scouts, one quite successful since moving to Wyoming, and the other a senior at THEE O-HI-O State University. I apologize for the sicko who poisoned your beautiful trees.

Congratulstions to your Star son.


74 posted on 02/18/2011 6:26:02 AM PST by Rannug
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To: who knows what evil?

“Like” your question!


75 posted on 02/18/2011 6:30:04 AM PST by My hearts in London - Everett (You will try to nudge commies toward the truth, while they try to nudge you toward the cattle cars.)
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To: trustandobey

“I”ve been coughing since then with excessive green phlegm. Now it is coming out my eyes and they are red”

Pure damn YUK. :-) Hope you fully recover very soon.


76 posted on 02/18/2011 6:35:36 AM PST by Rannug
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To: piytar

no one in my family or social circle. i guess some people in my ofc have been sick but i work in a large ofc and it’s winter, so that seems pretty normal to me. i haven’t seen anything out of the ordinary on the sickness front. knock wood, i haven’t had so much as a cold all season. but i attribute that to taking Vit D supplements, and i have my family taking them too.


77 posted on 02/18/2011 6:37:35 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

It just seems that in my circle among those who take a steady regimen of Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) ranging from 2000-5000 IU daily; no one has gotten sick. Small sample, I’ll grant you; but still interesting.


78 posted on 02/18/2011 7:22:15 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: piytar

No one is my house, but we all are covered with high doses of vitamin d, and some c, so we get exposed but rarely catch viruses.

Also, decades of vaccines actually have hurt our immune systems in a low chronic way. Meaning more people than ever are susceptible to chronic neurological problems later in life from having stressed our I mine systems so much.


79 posted on 02/18/2011 7:25:43 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: piytar

No one here is sick. I have my usually allergies that keep me congested, coughing and generally tired. I’ve heard the same from a lot of people. It seems allergy season is in full swing here.


80 posted on 02/18/2011 7:34:36 AM PST by FourPeas
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