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Flu infections sweep America hospitalizing thousands leaving 18 children dead ....
daily mail.co.uk ^ | 1/5/2013 | Daily Mail Reporter

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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KEYWORDS: flu; influenza
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1 posted on 01/05/2013 4:31:46 PM PST by Aquamarine
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To: Aquamarine

What’d we do? Send out the wrong flu vaccine?


2 posted on 01/05/2013 4:35:43 PM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: Aquamarine
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3 posted on 01/05/2013 4:36:40 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Aquamarine
"2,257 people have been hospitalized since the start of flu season"

How many of these people are illegals? Just wondering.

4 posted on 01/05/2013 4:40:59 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Migraine

Must have. I had the flu shot a few months ago and still got it. It’s horrible.


5 posted on 01/05/2013 4:41:56 PM PST by Aquamarine
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To: Migraine

“Send out the wrong flu vaccine?”

I wonder...
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.


6 posted on 01/05/2013 4:42:03 PM PST by Shugee
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To: Shugee

My wife and I felt feverish and achy for several days after our shot.


7 posted on 01/05/2013 4:45:42 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Aquamarine
"and New York City reporting high levels of flu activity,"

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.

8 posted on 01/05/2013 4:47:02 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Aquamarine

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 ~


9 posted on 01/05/2013 4:47:10 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Migraine

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.


10 posted on 01/05/2013 4:47:59 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: doc1019

Forgot to get it last month. Been getting it since
2009 even though I’ve never had the flu.


11 posted on 01/05/2013 4:48:02 PM PST by Morris70
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To: Aquamarine

Interesting, we have to get this information from a British publication.


12 posted on 01/05/2013 4:48:52 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Morris70

At my age I can’t afford not to get the shot. ;-)


13 posted on 01/05/2013 4:51:01 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Morris70

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.
Whatever.


14 posted on 01/05/2013 4:53:09 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Aquamarine

Already had it...
Grumble... Grumble...

Got the Shot more than 6 weeks ago
Fortunately Wife didn’t get it (yay!)


15 posted on 01/05/2013 4:57:58 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: SkyDancer
They’ve had time to build up an immunity of sorts.

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.

16 posted on 01/05/2013 5:00:25 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

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 $$$$$


17 posted on 01/05/2013 5:05:11 PM PST by Blue Highway
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To: Aquamarine

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.


18 posted on 01/05/2013 5:11:01 PM PST by Blue Highway
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To: Blue Highway
I've had several people get it that I've been around and haven't gotten it myself???
I'm 66 though and probably have some form of immunity.
Haven't gotten a flu shot in 8-10 years, don't know if I'm doing the right thing or not.
There is always some screwy crap coming out about right vaccine, wrong vaccine, etc.
19 posted on 01/05/2013 5:14:06 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

Hope I never have to go thru that. I take the shots but am scared every time I do it.


20 posted on 01/05/2013 5:16:16 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Blue Highway

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


21 posted on 01/05/2013 5:19:35 PM PST by Aquamarine
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To: Lancey Howard

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.


22 posted on 01/05/2013 5:27:56 PM PST by Morris70
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To: Aquamarine

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.


23 posted on 01/05/2013 5:30:40 PM PST by whattajoke (Let's keep Conservatism real.)
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To: Aquamarine
There is a virus going around that feels like the flu, but isn't.
....I came down with it Monday night....and by Tuesday afternoon had chills, a fever of almost 102 and aches, coughing.....felt like I had been run over.
..this lasted 3 days...(my fever finally broke Friday AM)...went to the doctor and he said it wasn't the flu.....and this virus had been running its course in our county for the past 5 months!----He said it wasn't the flu AND he had seen very little evidence of the flu!

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.

24 posted on 01/05/2013 5:40:14 PM PST by Guenevere (....)
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To: SkyDancer
My wife and my father came down with it, so did most of the neighborhood.
Took them to the hospital, but I came home.
Probably was close to a very bad move on my part.
Once the fever subsided (The next day, after the sun came up....weird), it was probably a week before I got any strength back, think it was probably the Swine flu from as sick as everyone was.
Wife and father were given IV's and when they came home, were in a lot better shape than me, recovered quicker.
25 posted on 01/05/2013 5:40:31 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: NoGrayZone

“”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.


26 posted on 01/05/2013 6:14:59 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (You can't bring something to its knees that refuses to stand on its own)
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To: Migraine

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.


27 posted on 01/05/2013 6:38:39 PM PST by RobertClark (It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we'r)
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To: SkyDancer
The flu vaccine is always a year behind the current flu.

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.

Stay healthy.

28 posted on 01/05/2013 6:43:30 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: Migraine

> What’d 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


29 posted on 01/05/2013 6:54:54 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Aquamarine

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.


30 posted on 01/05/2013 6:58:32 PM PST by Vote 4 Nixon (EAT...FISH...SLEEP...REDUX)
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To: Aquamarine; Shugee; Migraine
I got the vaccine, so far I'm good. My wife didn't and she's is unbelievably sick. She's a scientist, so between rib breaking hacking, she's researched the info.

Says this year's vaccine is 98% effective.

Doesn't help her now though. I am flying through with nothing yet....

31 posted on 01/05/2013 6:58:52 PM PST by onona (KCCO)
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To: dfwgator
Interesting, we have to get this information from a British publication.

The Daily Mail is the first place I check for news about America...

32 posted on 01/05/2013 6:59:08 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Aquamarine

Never had a flu shot; never had the flu...just lucky, I guess...


33 posted on 01/05/2013 7:01:38 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Aquamarine
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.


34 posted on 01/05/2013 7:03:16 PM PST by Lee N. Field ("You keep using that verse, but I do not think it means what you think it means." --I. Montoya)
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To: Shugee

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.


35 posted on 01/05/2013 7:03:21 PM PST by gore_sux_2000
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To: Lancey Howard

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.


36 posted on 01/05/2013 7:09:59 PM PST by discostu (I recommend a fifth of Jack and a bottle of Prozac)
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To: Aquamarine

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.


37 posted on 01/05/2013 7:10:27 PM PST by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: sneakers

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.


38 posted on 01/05/2013 7:29:39 PM PST by happyhomemaker (Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Rom 12:12)
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To: onona

Did you quarantine her or are you chancing your luck about you not getting infected because you received the flu shot?


39 posted on 01/05/2013 8:43:48 PM PST by Blue Highway
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To: Guenevere
There is a virus going around that feels like the flu, but isn't.

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.

40 posted on 01/05/2013 10:23:16 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Aquamarine

Know someone who thinks they got the flu from the flu shot. It lasted for weeks and was kinda weird. Not a normal flu.


41 posted on 01/05/2013 11:08:49 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Aquamarine

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.


42 posted on 01/05/2013 11:33:21 PM PST by FrogMom (Chicken Little is coming, and he's right!)
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To: Windflier

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.


43 posted on 01/05/2013 11:35:57 PM PST by FrogMom (Chicken Little is coming, and he's right!)
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To: Blue Highway

Gotta live together, so, taking my chances.


44 posted on 01/06/2013 12:03:07 AM PST by onona (KCCO)
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To: happyhomemaker; All

‘_______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.


45 posted on 01/06/2013 1:59:25 AM PST by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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To: onona

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.


46 posted on 01/06/2013 3:23:16 AM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

All flu’s are nasty, when you get it. Every year the flu is an “epidemic”.


47 posted on 01/06/2013 5:02:40 AM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Ditto.


48 posted on 01/06/2013 5:31:07 AM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: FrogMom

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.


49 posted on 01/06/2013 6:09:53 AM PST by Marie Antoinette (:)
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To: steve86
Guess I should have caviated that statement. You're right. It's only when a new strain appears. But usually that's the case though. We lucked out this year.

Regards, Janey

50 posted on 01/06/2013 7:53:50 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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