Skip to comments.How many people do you know who are sick? (Vanity)
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.
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.
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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 didnt 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.
I’m not sick at all. But your post made me feel great. THanks.
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.
None. SE Az.
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.
..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....
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....
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.
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.
..I was 'out of it' for 3 or 4 days....also my husband....
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.
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“Ive 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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