Skip to comments.New seasonal flu vaccine to contain H1N1 strain
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.
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.
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WHO and what ping.
Still trying to kill us with flu shots. I pass.
Do we get free koolaid and a Solyent Green cracker with that shot?
BYOB (Bring Your Own Body).
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’.
bound and determined to give it to us...no thanks, i havn’t taken a flu shot since the military....
Interesting, although I’ve never gotten a flu shot. I do have a cold and bronchitis, though.
bump & a micro ping
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.
Does anyone here even know anyone that got it? (H1N1)
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.
The 'free' koolaid will cost $1.29 this year...
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.
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.
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.