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Old 02-11-2019, 02:12 PM
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I will be getting the flu shot next year. WOW. I have been out of commission since last Friday morning and still dont feel right. Had to get up and change at least 4-5x last night after waking up dripping with sweat. I have had the flu before but do not remember it ever being as harsh as this bout. I actually see where it causes so many deaths each year....

If you havent had the flu shot and havent had the flu yet this year, this strand is a doozy! Keep washing your hands!
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Old 02-11-2019, 02:14 PM
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I found out last week a fraternity brother of mine passed away.

In really good shape, 42 years old.

Died from the flu.

I can hardly believe it.

Oh and this will go 10 pages!
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Its only 30% effective against the common strains... no guarantee of prevention.
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Originally Posted by HeadHunt View Post
Its only 30% effective against the common strains... no guarantee of prevention.
but doesn't it mitigate the other strains as well?
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Old 02-11-2019, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by rbhankins001 View Post
I found out last week a fraternity brother of mine passed away.

In really good shape, 42 years old.

Died from the flu.

I can hardly believe it.

Oh and this will go 10 pages!
So sorry to hear.
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Old 02-11-2019, 02:23 PM
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Get it every year since we did the rounds when my kids were young

My 26YO daughter and 25YO son(in health care so required) Not Surte if my Youngest got it at college

BUT my wife refuses-god help her
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I work in healthcare and never got a shot until the H2 N1 strain hit and I saw people younger then me die or become disabled with wrecked kidneys. Scared the crap out of me. I caught the flu a few years back even with the shot. It wasn't bad, muscle ache, fever and cough but I was 100% after 5 days. I'm a believer in the flu shot.

BTW this year is a really bad.
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Old 02-11-2019, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by HeadHunt View Post
Its only 30% effective against the common strains... no guarantee of prevention.
Iím the only one in my house that didnít get the flu shot. Iíve taken the other 3 to the dr. Flu test is again this year not very accurate. Dr thinks at least 2 of the 3 had a kind case. I had a stuffy nose for a day or two. And got an ear full last fall for refusing to get it.
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Originally Posted by rbhankins001 View Post
but doesn't it mitigate the other strains as well?
It is much more effective against the uncommon strains.
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Originally Posted by HeadHunt View Post
It is much more effective against the uncommon strains.
I've heard that and read that, yet they make a strain specific vaccine..well 3-4 strains. I picture just like anti-virus on a computer? Retroactive?
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Old 02-11-2019, 02:39 PM
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copperzap will keep you from getting sick.

no bs

we havent been sick in years in this house. Even have a 17 month old that goes to playgroups twice a week. He hasn t been sick yet either.

im going to knock on wood now.
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I got the flu this year, B strain, only in humans or something like that. No way I'll be getting a flu shot, at best they are 30% effective, many times it's 10-20% effective, give me a break.
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Originally Posted by HeadHunt View Post
Its only 30% effective against the common strains... no guarantee of prevention.
30% is greater than 0%
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Originally Posted by N2theblue View Post
30% is greater than 0%
until you factor in a visit to a germ saturated environment to get the thing.
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Remember the sacred Dockside mantra: "better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it".
Better to be stuck in the arm by one than carried by six...
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Old 02-11-2019, 03:42 PM
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I got one in October. Got the flu a few weeks ago. Only lasted a few days...
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Old 02-11-2019, 03:43 PM
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Ignorance is so widespread in this country.

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/vaccineeffect.htm

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/professional...ss-studies.htm
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its a .gov address. Shall I remind you off all of the other BS they spread as facts?
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post


until you factor in a visit to a germ saturated environment to get the thing.
as a pharmacist, I disagree
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Gullibility is so widespread in this country.
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