Skip to comments.Warning over new threat from MRSA (Back to your pig pen swine flu here comes SUPERBUG!)
Posted on 05/20/2009 7:53:02 AM PDT by Kartographer
A new strain of MRSA seems to be triggering a deadly form of pneumonia in people who catch flu, experts say.
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The NHS is run by pigs, therefore MRSA is naturally going to be a big problem for them.
Base Medical called me yesterday and wants me to get a pneumonia shot. Does anyone know if this will protect from this pneumonia??
Once antibiotics prove ineffective, phages step in to kill MRSA.
No big deal.
MRSA is staph (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus); the “pneumonia shot” is Pneumovax, which immunizes against 23 types of Streptococcus Pneumoniae, aka “pneumococcus”.
No, the pneumonia vaccine will not prevent MRSA pneumonia, but will protect against the most common/invasive types of Pneumococcal pneumonia.
The number I heard floating around is 36,000. 36k people die every year from the normal garden variety flu each year in the USA. I've seen sites that says it almost twice that, but the 36k is what I've heard on several news reports.
It's not the actual influenza that kills people; it the secondary bacterial pneumonia that may cause death, as well as an exacerbation of a pre-existing chronic condition.
Wow ! Another ginned up crisis for our great leader to seize upon.
“As they walked home through the Hundred Acre Wood, Piglet thought to himself how wonderful it was to have a friend like Winnie the Pooh. And Pooh thought to himself, If the pig sneezes, he’s dead.”
I guess we should stay away from hospitals!
It will not
The CDC says 36,000 on average.
close but no cigar. Influenza pneumonia is also a killer.
Someone is desperate to find a scourge, to justify ‘needed’ policy implementation.
I had 7 cases of pneumonia before getting the pneumonia vaccine. No cases since. It appears to work fine.
MRSA has been out there for quite some time, at least 15 years. So has flesh eating disease. So have other things.
Every year or so the media gets a bur under their saddle and runs with a new report on them.
And yet somehow, life goes on.
The part that always confounds me, is this. The public can’t do jack s—t to prevent this. If you have to go to the hospital, you have to go to the hospital.
So why terrify people needlessly?
Thank you. :)
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