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New seasonal flu vaccine to contain H1N1 strain
Reuters ^ | Feb 18, 2010 | Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Jonathan Lynn and Louise Ireland

Posted on 02/18/2010 4:11:59 AM PST by decimon

GENEVA (Reuters) – The coming year's seasonal flu vaccine in the northern hemisphere should contain three strains, including the pandemic H1N1 virus, vaccine experts recommended on Thursday.

The composition of the vaccine, announced by the World Health Organization after a closed-door four-day meeting of influenza experts means governments that have stockpiled doses of H1N1 swine flu vaccine may now use them for part of the seasonal flu vaccine mix.

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That raised the question of whether to replace the current H1N1 seasonal strain with the pandemic strain -- also known as California 7 -- which is now circulating more widely.

The composition of the southern hemisphere's separate seasonal vaccine for 2010 was announced last September and also contains the H1N1 pandemic strain.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: flu; h1n1; health; swineflu

1 posted on 02/18/2010 4:11:59 AM PST by decimon
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To: neverdem; DvdMom

WHO and what ping.


2 posted on 02/18/2010 4:12:39 AM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

Still trying to kill us with flu shots. I pass.


3 posted on 02/18/2010 4:19:43 AM PST by manonCANAL
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To: manonCANAL
Uh....You go first....

Sarcasm/off

4 posted on 02/18/2010 4:31:35 AM PST by elk
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To: decimon

Do we get free koolaid and a Solyent Green cracker with that shot?


5 posted on 02/18/2010 4:49:48 AM PST by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: RSmithOpt
Do we get free koolaid and a Solyent Green cracker with that shot?

BYOB (Bring Your Own Body).

6 posted on 02/18/2010 4:52:01 AM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

Heh. I’m not afraid of their rotten egg cuisine, but they didn’t get the vaccine to the nearest town before the Mexican flu blew through twice and moved on. The whole place shut down for a week to break for all the pukin’ and squirtin’.


7 posted on 02/18/2010 4:52:31 AM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: manonCANAL
Still trying to kill us with flu shots.

Not to kill us, but to get the whole zombie plague thing going.
8 posted on 02/18/2010 4:52:53 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: decimon

bound and determined to give it to us...no thanks, i havn’t taken a flu shot since the military....


9 posted on 02/18/2010 5:01:21 AM PST by tatsinfla
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To: decimon
No flu shots here. I go the natural route, and those of us who have been doing so in our family either have not been sick this winter or have been able to nip it in the bud immediately.

Oils from God
10 posted on 02/18/2010 5:29:49 AM PST by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: decimon

Interesting, although I’ve never gotten a flu shot. I do have a cold and bronchitis, though.


11 posted on 02/18/2010 5:33:06 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: decimon; Mother Abigail; EBH; vetvetdoug; Smokin' Joe; Global2010; Battle Axe; null and void; ...

bump & a micro ping


12 posted on 02/21/2010 7:38:52 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

It’s made from the virus in CA in April. The actual flu viruses now are quite changed from that one. So it’ll be pretty useless. Even now people have gotten swine flu after getting the vax.

Flu viruses mutated extremely rapidly and this one more than regular seasonal ones, from what I read.


13 posted on 02/21/2010 7:57:35 PM PST by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: decimon
The '09 seasonal would have contained H1N1 had the virus shown up sooner.

Got both vaccines this year. Your mileage may vary.
14 posted on 02/21/2010 8:00:35 PM PST by mysterio
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To: decimon
" including the pandemic H1N1 virus..."

Does anyone here even know anyone that got it? (H1N1)

15 posted on 02/21/2010 8:01:42 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Democracy, the vilest form of government, pits the greed of an angry mob vs. the rights of a man)
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To: mysterio

There are no seasonal flu strains any more. Only swine variety. China claims it has lots of B Type but who the heck knows, they lie about everything. I’ve read articles from China (probably Epoch Times, dissenter site) saying that docs in China are ordered not to publicize swine flu cases or deaths, to say they’re from some other cause.


16 posted on 02/21/2010 8:02:42 PM PST by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: RSmithOpt
"Do we get free koolaid and a Solyent Green cracker with that shot?"

The 'free' koolaid will cost $1.29 this year...

17 posted on 02/21/2010 8:03:09 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Democracy, the vilest form of government, pits the greed of an angry mob vs. the rights of a man)
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To: editor-surveyor

I got it twice, most likely. Of course most docs/hospitals didn’t and won’t test, and if often doesnt’ show up on tests.

It’s very bad.

I have always had a crappy immune system so I catch things easily, plus I have asthma. It’s very different from other flus I’ve had.


18 posted on 02/21/2010 8:03:52 PM PST by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: little jeremiah

Have you ever tried camphor sawdust or oil for the asthma?

I know several people that rub camphor oil diluted in olive oil on the bottoms of their feet, and the palms of their hands, and one that keeps a shoebox of sawdust by her bed. They all say it works well.


19 posted on 02/21/2010 8:17:20 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Democracy, the vilest form of government, pits the greed of an angry mob vs. the rights of a man)
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To: editor-surveyor

Thanks. My asthma is pretty much under control as long as I do a number of things; one of which is stay totally away from all artificial perfumes and fragrances, and avoid petroleum products. I also watch food intake, certain foods aggravate it. I also take lung support herbs daily, and use essential oils. I make a Lung Assist EO formula using Eucalyptus, Pine, Spruce, Fir, Camphor, Peppermint, Thyme and Basil.

I don’t know how sawdust would work - any ideas? Is it from raw wood or regular kiln dried lumber?

But having even controlled asthma means flus in general and this one in particular, usually hit harder.


20 posted on 02/21/2010 9:54:37 PM PST by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...

Ping... (Thanks, neverdem!)


21 posted on 02/21/2010 10:18:12 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Thanks for the ping!


22 posted on 02/21/2010 10:20:45 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: mysterio

With KV having neoro issues and a trach he gets his flu shots.

Never hurt him.
We both tend to get the killer cold every five years.

This was that year.
Totally wiped out the Christmas cheer for two weeks between the two of us and had to do neb treatments for him.

BUT! We lived and never got so ill that it required going to the dreadfull ER.

We have a private lab willing to come out and draw blood for a 5buck travel fee, ya cant beat that.

Taking a quad with fragile medical care needs into the local community hosp is not an option, I would drive the 2hrs to the Med. Center if he ever needed health care that could not be provided at home....and we do have more options at home in the Emerg care than the local ER.

Bases Covered.


23 posted on 02/21/2010 11:57:58 PM PST by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: decimon

Rim shot. (I hope that is the correct saying)

Anyone know if Soylent Green is available on DVD had a younger gal curious as she had never heard of such a movie.

I wonder why they dont play it on tv?

I would like to see it again.
A classic for sure.


24 posted on 02/22/2010 12:00:58 AM PST by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: little jeremiah

Our immune systems are very strong.

However with the State outlawing smoking in public places all the smokers go to the Indian Casinoes.

So when we go to an event comedy/music it is horrible.

We both come home and shower then have to deal with brown/green crud coming up the bronchs for two days.

Getting to the point where we almost dont want to go.
But hey between the perks of the free rooms and very friendly staff/WC access ect. It is hard to say no.

Not much WC freindly places for entertainment around the old buildings here on the coast.

And if we do find a venue where a WC can attend the parking is quite a walk.

No problem walking unless there is a hurrican force wind storm...lol scary stuff that is.


25 posted on 02/22/2010 12:09:52 AM PST by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: Global2010

It is...we borrowed it from the local library last year to watch.


26 posted on 02/22/2010 4:11:57 AM PST by Fire_on_High (Trijicon, the scope of CRUSADERS!!)
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To: decimon; bamahead

They’ll force it on us somehow or other.


27 posted on 02/22/2010 4:50:00 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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