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.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
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.
Ping... (Thanks, neverdem!)
Thanks for the ping!
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.
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.
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.
It is...we borrowed it from the local library last year to watch.
They’ll force it on us somehow or other.