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To: sheikdetailfeather

every year folks are offered a flu shot....most years NO ONE will take them, or very few.....this year they are PANICed gettting them.....what a bunch of idiots


2 posted on 10/17/2004 10:14:15 AM PDT by ArmyBratCutie ("Four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:soap, ballot, jury, ammo in this order!")
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To: ArmyBratCutie

I'm going to be interested (as one who has never felt the need for a flu shot) in what the season-ending numbers will end up being...I almost would be willing to make a bet that the totals won't show much of any increase in those that got the flu.


5 posted on 10/17/2004 10:16:50 AM PDT by ErnBatavia ("Dork"; a 60's term for a 60's kinda guy: JFK)
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To: ArmyBratCutie

You Americans are a fine people but you don;t know how to queue up for things do you?

Ah yes, British queueing, the best in the world! ;o)


7 posted on 10/17/2004 10:17:16 AM PDT by BritishBulldog (New Labour - Putting the "National" back into "Socialist")
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To: ArmyBratCutie
every year folks are offered a flu shot....most years NO ONE will take them, or very few.....this year they are PANICed gettting them.....what a bunch of idiots

Bingo!

Give all available vaccine to the seniors and kids.

9 posted on 10/17/2004 10:18:36 AM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: ArmyBratCutie
every year folks are offered a flu shot....most years NO ONE will take them, or very few...

Simply a false assertion. Millions of doses are consumed every year.

Consider if gas stations suddenly had only 1/2 of the supply of gasoline. You would see lines and unruly behavior there also.

10 posted on 10/17/2004 10:19:01 AM PDT by steve86
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To: ArmyBratCutie
You are dead-on!! Most years I get the flu shot (offered free at work). When I ask my co-workers if they are going to get the shot, in unison, they reply, "No Way!! The shot actually gives me the flu!!" Talk about urban legends. I am sure there are some statistics out there that prove their contention to be dead wrong.
36 posted on 10/17/2004 10:32:10 AM PDT by ExtremeUnction
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To: ArmyBratCutie
every year folks are offered a flu shot....most years NO ONE will take them, or very few.....this year they are PANICed gettting them.....what a bunch of idiots

Every time I've gotten a preseason flu shot I had to pay for it.

And every time I got a preseason flu shot, I either was sick with the flu within days or I got the bug strain that ended up going around anyway.

They seldom, if ever, guess right a year in advance what strain will be making people sick the next winter.

41 posted on 10/17/2004 10:35:34 AM PDT by woofer
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To: ArmyBratCutie

I washing my hands of this whole mess !.........:o)


53 posted on 10/17/2004 10:47:44 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: ArmyBratCutie
every year folks are offered a flu shot....most years NO ONE will take them, or very few.....this year they are PANICed gettting them.....what a bunch of idiots

I agree, the list should be limited to those who took one last year and those in chronic need. Half the reason for the gas lines of the 70's were people tried to keep full tanks all the time whereas under normal conditions the average tank is less than half full.

80 posted on 10/17/2004 12:20:32 PM PDT by HoustonCurmudgeon ( Id RAthER not!)
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To: ArmyBratCutie

My thoughts exactly!
If the media hadn't reported the flu shot shortage, NONE of this would be happening.


86 posted on 10/17/2004 12:26:23 PM PDT by Muzzle_em
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To: ArmyBratCutie

Tell people they can't have something, and they immediately want it.


102 posted on 10/17/2004 12:58:40 PM PDT by Wolfie
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