sarge wrote:The pharmacist who gave me the regular flu shot said that he had been to a CDC meeting that week and people my age have immunity to H1N1.
We do want the babies and the teenagers in the family to be immunized for H1N1. We don't have any vaccine here yet.
Heli wrote:There's certainly big money for a lot of people in the medical and pharmaceutical fields when this propaganda of fear is perpetuated.
There's contradicting information everywhere about H1N1 and the vaccine.
That underscores the fact that much of this is speculation and best guess information.
I've never had a flu shot in my life and I honestly don't think I've ever had flu. If I have, it was a very, very long time ago, perhaps in childhood.
I reject putting all kinds of substances in my body whether it's medications or vaccine after vaccine each year. Now we're supposed to have two separate flu vaccines this year. Sooner or later our bodies will have more man-made junk circulating in it than oxygen and naturally occurring substances.
AC wrote:I agree, somewhat about the scare tactics.....but, I'm just not sure what to believe. I'm not going to get a flu shot either, but I did get a regular flu shot for my kid as she has asthma and it has been recommended for years. This time of year is usually very hard on her with the asthma and so far, she has not had any symptoms. Now, she did have that fever (virus) that folks have been getting and was down with a fever for 4 days. I was told by the doc, that this was not the H1N1 virus....so what to believe, I certainly do not know.
I would certainly not presume to question your doctor, but the seasonal flu is not here yet and that is the consensus of all reports. If anyone develops flu-like symptoms it is H1N1 that is responsible. It's the only flu virus that's out there right now.
The important thing is, your daughter has recovered from whatever it is she had.
I know, Heli......I can't help but wonder if this doc was mistaken. Although, I do have a question about this H1N1 virus......if a person does get it, will they ever get it again? I have a friend who said he would rather get it now and be over with it in case the "strain" becomes stronger in the future. I don't know if that is the case with this flu....because I've known folks who have had the flu more than once.
I've never had the flu , nor a flu shot. I never had any child diseases either, neither did my brothers...
That is weird, Sarge....because I thought folks of all ages were passing away from this virus.
Heli wrote:The southern hemisphere has had their winter and Australia for one, has had 270 deaths from H1N1 in a population of 12,000,000.
That is indeed correct. The worst of the H1N1 could be Jan-March 2010 if the Pandemic follows the course of other Pandemics like 1957 or the Spanish Flu.
A hundred children have died in the US. Most with underlying, pre existing conditions. Hundreds if not thousands of folks of other age groups have perished, many of those that were physically weakened.
The reason older folks, and sick people, can't take the flu mist is that it is made with live virus and the virus, if used in the elderly, could result in giving them the flu, in my opinion. The jab is made from killed virus and elderly should be vaccinated. The misnomer, that the elderly have immunity, was propogated by the main stream media. If you hear it enough times....
Wave 2 is now sweeping the N hemisphere. Wave 2 will sweep the S hemisphere in 6 months or so when their winter flu season will be upon them. My view.
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