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This years flu vaccine - what the CDC wants you to know
The Weather Channel ^ | 9/27/2018 | Ron Brackett

Posted on 09/30/2018 12:34:50 PM PDT by eastexsteve

CDC Says 80,000 People Died of the Flu Last Winter in the U.S

An estimated 80,000 people died of the flu and its complications in the U.S. last winter — the highest death toll for the diseases in at least four decades.

At a Glance

The CDC says everyone 6 months old or older should have a flu vaccination.

This year's formulation is expected to work better than last year's.

The flu season can begin as early as October or November.

(Excerpt) Read more at weather.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous; Science
KEYWORDS: cdc; flu; fluvaccine; influenza; vaccine
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Unlike several people around me who became very ill for days, I did get the flu shot last year. I did feel ill, but not very, and for less than 12 hours. I scheduled an appointment for the doctor that evening, but went in anyway even though I felt fine that next morning. I tested positive for influenza "A" even though my symptoms had been very light.

So yes, even though the vaccine might not protect you from the flu, it can still prevent you from becoming really ill.

1 posted on 09/30/2018 12:34:50 PM PDT by eastexsteve
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To: eastexsteve

I am more interested in what they DON’T want me to know about their vaccine.


2 posted on 09/30/2018 12:41:39 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Science is a method, not a belief system.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

ditto


3 posted on 09/30/2018 12:45:02 PM PDT by reed13k
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

yep


4 posted on 09/30/2018 12:46:22 PM PDT by BipolarBob (#meToo Things have gotten so bad that Caitlyn Jenner has memories of Bruce touching her.)
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To: eastexsteve

guys the CDC is not a deep state actor. The stats back them up, and lives are at stake. Our pediatrician is incredibly bright (former Air Force doc) - 30+ years experience, and he says the stats indicate that the flu vaccine saves tens of thousands of lives each year. Last year the guy I went to the prom with lost his nephew, age 24, fit guy who was a soldier, to the flu.

It was just heartbreaking.

Some 90% of the flu deaths are people who did NOT get a vaccination.

Just do it - it could save your life.


5 posted on 09/30/2018 12:47:54 PM PDT by nerdgirl
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To: eastexsteve
Get the shot, wipe off the grocery cart handle, walk the other way if someone sneezes, and, by all means, STAY AWAY FROM AUSTRALIANS!

Remember last year’s deadly flu season? Well, there’s some good news this year
https://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article218988005.html

This year, things have been much more mild Down Under, according to a report released last month by AARP that quoted national and international health experts. “It’s quite a contrast from last year, when we had a very severe flu season, with H3N2 predominating”

6 posted on 09/30/2018 12:49:17 PM PDT by Libloather (Trivial Pursuit question - name the first female to lose TWO presidential elections!)
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I’m 62 years old and just retired, I decided since I was not going to be around a lot of people I would skip the flu shot, big mistake, got the flu in Dec thought I was over it then it went into pneumonia 6 months later I was in the hospital. I blamed my wife who is a school nurse for bringing the disease home. I was first in line for the flu shot and pneumonia shot this year..tru up


7 posted on 09/30/2018 12:53:21 PM PDT by wild74
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8 posted on 09/30/2018 12:53:22 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: nerdgirl

His branch of the service did not vaccinate his?


9 posted on 09/30/2018 12:59:23 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... (Had I brought Christ with me, the outcome would have been different. Dr.Eric Cunningham)
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The CDC is a subsidiary of the pharmaceutical industry. The agency owns more than 20 vaccine patents and purchases and sells $4.1 billion in vaccines annually. It’s a great business model, considering US taxpayers pay to advertise their products & mandate their use.


10 posted on 09/30/2018 12:59:58 PM PDT by JonPreston
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To: thesearethetimes...

Him*

Sighs.


11 posted on 09/30/2018 1:00:58 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... (Had I brought Christ with me, the outcome would have been different. Dr.Eric Cunningham)
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“Our pediatrician is incredibly bright...”

Just for the record, just because is ‘incredibly bright’, does not mean they has moral fiber or even wisdom.

Lots of diabolical people are considered incredibly smart, but they are also about as sinister as one can get. History is full of them.


12 posted on 09/30/2018 1:01:30 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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I gotten the “real” flu ONE time. Was given both inhaled and injected steroids for the lungs and antibiotics for the strep throat that followed. Missed 10 days of work behind that crap! I’ve gotten a flu shot every year since.


13 posted on 09/30/2018 1:03:07 PM PDT by FrogMom (Time marches on...)
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I’ll pass. Got the flu shot once and it made me sick for weeks. The left side of my sinuses have never been the same either.

Different strokes for different folks.

It’s just like side affects for the different prescription drugs. Some people get them, some don’t.

This side affect tops them imho. “May cause anal leakage”


14 posted on 09/30/2018 1:11:34 PM PDT by Pollard (If you don't understand what I typed, you haven't read the classics.)
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To: eastexsteve

I used to get flu shots.. I got the flu Every year! Sometimes Twice! I stopped getting them 22 yrs ago and haven’t had the flu since !


15 posted on 09/30/2018 1:18:49 PM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily." -GW)
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To: MichaelCorleone

Ok this case he is a very moral man.


16 posted on 09/30/2018 1:23:36 PM PDT by nerdgirl
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To: thesearethetimes...

He was army, I do not believe it was required


17 posted on 09/30/2018 1:27:32 PM PDT by nerdgirl
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There used to be a freeper who posted here as ‘Mother Abigail’.

She was a retired CDC scientist who studied fun stuff like Ebola and the other hemorrhagic fevers. In fact we learned from her that fruit bats would be the reservoir for Ebola, long before that fact hit the news wires.

Anyway influenza was also one of her interests. It may have been her major interest. She was following and mapping any reported outbreaks.

She told us that recombinant animal/human flus are extremely dangerous, capable of inflicting a near-extinction event. So when you hear “avian flu” or “swine flu” pay attention, those are the flus that she was warning about.

The 1918 Flu was one such flu. It likely started in rural western Kansas and spread across the globe with our soldiers. It killed more people than World War One.

Hybrid flus leverage your immune system against you, and unlike most normal flus they will kill the young and strong. The cytokine storm it stimulates in your bloodstream can drown you in your own antibodies, or otherwise shut down your organs, and kill you in just hours.

So people can reject vaccines and take their chances if they want. Pretty sure Mother Abigail wouldn’t recommend that route.


18 posted on 09/30/2018 1:30:06 PM PDT by Pelham (Non-Hispanic whites decreased from about 78% of California’s population in 1970 to 38.0% in 2015)
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Last year the guy I went to the prom with lost his nephew, age 24, fit guy who was a soldier, to the flu.

The flu is absolutely deadly. Your post reminded me of the great influenza pandemic of 1918-19, often called the Spanish flu, caused about 50 million deaths worldwide. In fact, it may have killed between 3% and 6% of the global population. More American soldiers, sailors, and Marines died from influenza during WWI than died on the battlefield.

19 posted on 09/30/2018 1:30:23 PM PDT by eastexsteve
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The CDC is a subsidiary of the pharmaceutical industry. The agency owns more than 20 vaccine patents and purchases and sells $4.1 billion in vaccines annually. It’s a great business model, considering US taxpayers pay to advertise their products & mandate their use.

Crony capitalism at it's finest.

20 posted on 09/30/2018 1:31:22 PM PDT by Wissa ("Accidents don't happen to people who take accidents as a personal insult." - Michael Corleone)
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