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Posted on 01/05/2013 4:31:43 PM PST by Aquamarine
Flu infections sweep America hospitalizing thousands leaving 18 children dead ....
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What’d we do? Send out the wrong flu vaccine?
How many of these people are illegals? Just wondering.
Must have. I had the flu shot a few months ago and still got it. It’s horrible.
“Send out the wrong flu vaccine?”
I got mine late, in December, and unlike previous years I didn’t feel slightly achy as I always seem to do. It almost felt like...nothing.
My wife and I felt feverish and achy for several days after our shot.
Didn't bloomturd invite all illegals to NYC? Guess they took his invitation.
Not to mention all the foreigners moving into NYC that can afford it's too high priced "homes". They do not have the built up immune system that we have.
Escape From NY......in the plans.
The Obamugabe regime has whacked funds for epidemiological studies to the bone ~ no surprise at all we have a wildfire flu epidemic underway killing scores of children ~
The flu vaccine is always a year behind the current flu. Older folks who’ve gone through many flu epidemics and had yearly flu shots are less vulnerable than younger people. They’ve had time to build up an immunity of sorts.
Forgot to get it last month. Been getting it since
2009 even though I’ve never had the flu.
Interesting, we have to get this information from a British publication.
At my age I can’t afford not to get the shot. ;-)
I got a flu shot in 1980 and got sick as could be. I don’t recall if I’ve ever had the flu. Certainly not recently.
But I’m thinking of getting flu shots regularly because I read somewhere that they prevent heart attacks.
Already had it...
Got the Shot more than 6 weeks ago
Fortunately Wife didn’t get it (yay!)
Believe that is true, I've had two very bad flues many, many years ago, have never caught any since.
One was so bad, didn't know if I was going to make it, semi-delirious with the only thing in my mind was if I could make it to sunrise, I would live.
Bad, very bad.
Can't even remember the last time I caught a regular cold, must be better than 30 years.
I’m just getting over the flu here. One of the worst ones I think I ever had and I havent had a flu in several years. I’d occasionally get a strep throat sinus infection but even that was years ago. Weird thing is every time I got a flu shot before, I’d get the flu for a few days and that is precisely why I am getting a shot to avoid the 2-3 days of having the flu and feeling like crap and having to take off of work losing $$$$$
that’s why I stopped getting the flu shot. I had a hard time spending $$ to GET SICK... Now that I don’t take the flu shot I never get sick, despite this year being the first time in several years. Had to break down and get Tamiflu as I was getting a chest infection and that was the first time in 10-15 years I even needed to go to a walk in clinic. When did the prices of an office visit go up from $50-$75? The first couple of places said $130.
Hope I never have to go thru that. I take the shots but am scared every time I do it.
This was the first time in over twenty years that I got the flu shot and won’t be doing it again. Had a fever of 103 the second night it took another week before I felt good enough to go to the clinic for antibiotics. It’s worth whatever it costs to kick this thing
I didn’t get a flu shot until after my heart attack. And only because of the swine flu that year.
My friends wife , a nurse, said many children died of it that year in our state. More than was reported.
I got the shot.
My wife got the shot.
My toddler and 6 yr olds got the shot.
None of us felt sick, swelled, reacted to the shots at all. And so far, none of us have gotten the flu.
Not being contrarian, just giving voice to the vast, vast majority of Americans who have had the same experience.
I've refused to take a flu shot since Obama was elected....(& I've been fine).....IF Obama says to expect a flu epidemic......I tend not to believe him or his administration.
“”2,257 people have been hospitalized since the start of flu season”
How many of these people are illegals? Just wondering.”
I’m not. Was laid up for 7 days. My wife still has it 9 days later.
This is a nasty one.
The annual flu vaccine is a production gamble. They speculate which strains have the highest odds of appearing the next year and ramp production accordingly - including 1 to 3 strains in the production. This year, they missed, plain and simple. A sub strain of one of the included strains is what is spreading and the vaccine is not effective.
We are continually fed the line of crap that it is our duty to get the flu vaccine on a yearly basis, when in reality, we are only playing the odds. The vaccine has a 1.5% to 10% chance of actually saving you from infection. The CDC promotes a fallacy of 60% effectiveness, but the math doesn’t pan out.
That is not true. It is true only when a new strain emerges, which isn't this year. The vaccination is considered a good match this year for both extant A and B strains. The interim vaccine effectiveness (VE) estimates are good. C strain generally gives only a very mild episode.
> Whatd we do? Send out the wrong flu vaccine?
I think the pharmaceutical companies released a bioengineered virus that was a little stronger than they expected
My wife and I received the flu shot about a month and a half ago and our two kids got the vaccine at school and we all tested positive for the flu four days ago. Got to admit though it is the mildest case of the flu I have ever had.
Says this year's vaccine is 98% effective.
Doesn't help her now though. I am flying through with nothing yet....
The Daily Mail is the first place I check for news about America...
Never had a flu shot; never had the flu...just lucky, I guess...
Flu infections sweep America hospitalizing thousands leaving 18 children dead ....
I've spent most of the last week with it. This is a bad one.
And I see enough people around me with it, that I must wonder what would happen if an influenza pandemic comes up that kills. Earth Abides time.
Same here!! The few times before I’ve had a flu shot I had a sore arm for a few days and this time it barely hurt at all.
They don’t prevent heart attacks, they prevent the flu, which in turn prevent respiratory infections, which in turn prevents respiratory infection related heart attacks (not being able to breath is quite hard on the heart). If you already don’t get the flu then you’re not on that path and getting the shot won’t change that. And if you have other things that can cause heart attacks the flu shot won’t help those.
There has been a higher number of flu cases at our county hospital. They are giving free flu shots in three locations. I have only had one flu shot - probably about 35 years ago. Haven’t had one since and don’t plan on getting one now.
No one in my family has every had a flu shot and none of us have ever had the flu. Kids are teens and never had to go to the doctor in their life for any sickness. I seriously don’t remember my kids being sick other than a minor cold. My husband has only been to a dr once in 25 yrs(physical for life insurance) and I only go for a yearly. My Hungarian mom always taught me to build up the immune system and then let it work.
Did you quarantine her or are you chancing your luck about you not getting infected because you received the flu shot?
That must be the bug that got me. Everyone in my house came down sick the day after Christmas, and it's been a nightmare.
I get sick so rarely, that I have a hard time recalling severe illnesses (though I have had them). I've now been an absolute wreck for the last ten days or more. It started with major sniffles, leading to fluid on the lungs and heavy coughing (which hasn't stopped), accompanied by off an on fever spells.
The rest of the family seems to have recovered for the most part, but I'm still coughing my fool head off. My abdominal muscles are just about worn out from over-use. And the pain....I cringe at the very thought of having to cough.
Know someone who thinks they got the flu from the flu shot. It lasted for weeks and was kinda weird. Not a normal flu.
I’ve had the influenza exactly one time. Had to do inhalation therapy steroids. Was one sick puppy. Have gotten flu shot every year since then. Have a mild inflamation around the shot site occasionally, but not this year, couldn’t tell I’d even gotten a shot the next day.
On Dec 3 this year, I started coughing with a bronchial thing. Missed the next 4 days of work. Whole abdomen hurt from the wracking cough. Slept sitting up for a week. Was still coughing Dec 19 when I had a routine teeth cleaning. While sitting in the dentists office, I coughed. My dentist stuck his head around the corner and asked if the doctor had given me steroids for that cough. I sheepishly confessed I hadn’t been to the doctor. He said I needed to, every one of his patients that had it needed both antibiotics and either one or two courses of steroids to get rid of it. I went to the doctor the next day and she gave me ... antibiotics and steroids. Cough was pretty much gone three days later. She reamed me royally for waiting so long to come in.
Have you gone to the doctor? The bronchial thing I wrote about above has been reported by friends of mine from Maryland to Texas and here in Arizona, it’s all over the country. Had to have steroids to clear it up.
Gotta live together, so, taking my chances.
‘_______to build up the immune system.’
We are up in years. Never had the flu shot.
Don’t get the flu.
But believe we have a responsibility to maintain good health.
Starting with eating a variety of good food, easy on the junk.
Want to mention the supplement to boost the immune system that we treasure, and it’s called Myco Phyto, by Advanced Bionutritionals. Many brands - this is the one we can vouch for.
But we don’t pussyfoot around with one capsule at a time. When we feel something coming on, we pop 4 caps at least twice, 4 hours, or less, apart. Then 2 caps every 4 hours for the first day, and into the next. When caught in time, at the very first hint of distress, we have totally killed any sickness. Haven’t had a cold in some years.
Suit yourself with dosage, but a threatening illness needs to be smacked head on, therefore the 4 caps first.
For all sorts of infections, suggest Colloidal Silver by TriMedica. We have even gently sprayed the product in our eyes. Used on our children, now they use both these products with their children.
We are all sold!
We are concerned from time to time that nutritional products will be made harder to obtain, especially with this administration . . . but believe the GOP would also like our dependency on pharmaceuticals.
PS - We also take a variety of other supplements, for many reasons.
When you said “rib-breaking hacking”, I thought back to several flu’s I’ve had that went into bronchitis or pneumonia (I am so prone). I have broken several ribs that way, and it is traumatic.
My dear Lord, I do feel for her. I’m saying a prayer for her now.
All flu’s are nasty, when you get it. Every year the flu is an “epidemic”.
This is me right now. Add in nasty sinus pressure and constant post nasal drip, and that’s me. I was in bed Weds. & Thurs this week, Friday my DH took me to urgent care. They gave me the steroid shot, and something for the congestion and cough. I was in tears at night, dreading going to bed because I knew I wouldn’t sleep much with this wracking cough. Feeling human now, but still sick and coughing. Told me to come back if I didn’t feel significantly better in 2 or 3 days.