JCC The Flu Sucks!

Discussion in 'Community' started by MariahJSkywalker, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Nov 20, 2012
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    Swine flu was sooo mainstream. I got it before it was cool.
  2. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Mar 4, 2011
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    Yeah, that's why my doctor wasn't encouraging it; she said that so many people got the shot and were getting the flu anyway. Normally I would get a flu shot and a pneumonia shot.

    Swine flu...I never got it, supposedly it's the same strain of flu that went around when I was a kid and there aren't too many Gen X'ers who are getting it. One of my sons had it at three years ago, about the same time that Michele Bachmann was blaming the outbreak on Obama.
  3. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    I think I saw a news report in passing yesterday that said the vaccine is more effective in preventing Type A than Type B this year. Might have been on CNN's site.
  4. DantheJedi Force Ghost

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    Aug 23, 2009
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    As someone with an autism-spectrum disorder, this whole "vaccine shots cause autism" thing offends me. Not only has it been debunked, but it has an underlying feel of "I'd rather my children die than be autistic". Sure, it hasn't always been a bed of roses for my parents raising me, but that's what parenting is, isn't it?
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  5. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    Jul 2, 2004
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    Another year, another overblown flu scare, another massive diversion of medical funds to flu shots. Yawn.
  6. Juliet316 Chosen One

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  7. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    Apr 3, 2002
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    Had the flu for a day. Sniffle. Tired. No biggy.
  8. TahiriVeilaSolo69 Force Ghost

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    Sep 27, 2002
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    TypoCelchu had the flu last week even though he had gotten the flu shot. I don't get the flu shot and I haven't had it in 15 years, since the last time I had gotten the shot :p.
  9. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Aug 16, 2002
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    The U.S. and Canada are the only countries that recommend everyone (and not just those who are/are around the more susceptible) get flu shots. Yes, it is incredibly stupid and just wastes money and puts unnecessary strain on the system. A healthy 20-something like me who doesn't spend a lot of time around vulnerable people (mainly infants and the elderly, among others) shouldn't get one and cause shortages that potentially deprive those who would benefit more from the vaccine. If I get the flu, I am virtually guaranteed to fully recover; my grandma and my cousin's baby less so.

    Never mind this current round is only 60% effective and obviously a new strain appears pretty much every year so people will just have to get a new one next year. I don't understand this overemphasis on crappy vaccines. The only flu shot I've gotten recently was the one for swine flu, which unlike the "normal" vaccine actually provides lasting protection.
  10. Asterix_of_Gaul Force Ghost

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    Sep 13, 2007
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    I'm getting over the flu--Tamilfu is a wonderful thing.
  11. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    Jul 2, 2004
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    Is that Sri Lankan martial arts?
  12. PRENNTACULAR VIP

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    Dec 21, 2005
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    Yeah dude. This **** sucks. I've had it for THREE FREAKING WEEKS



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  13. Sauntaero Force Ghost

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    Jul 9, 2003
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    My boy's got it now. He's whiny and mucusy and gross. I can't blame him for the whining, but I do wish he was more fun. :p
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  14. JediYvette Pacific RSA emeritus

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    Jan 18, 2001
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  15. Obi-Zahn Kenobi Chosen One

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    Aug 23, 1999
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    I got the flu


    Vaccine today. My shoulder hurts.
  16. JediYvette Pacific RSA emeritus

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    Jan 18, 2001
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    You should ice-pack that.
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  17. Stackpole_The_Hobbit Force Ghost

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  18. Asterix_of_Gaul Force Ghost

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    Sep 13, 2007
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    "Tamiflu is an FDA-approved prescription flu medicine that attacks the flu at its source. Tamiflu doesn’t just treat the symptoms of flu that make you feel bad. Tamiflu fights the flu virus itself. This may help limit the flu’s ability to spread in your body.
    In fact, Tamiflu has been clinically proven to help you get better 30% (1.3 days) faster when taken within 48 hours of first symptoms. So the sooner you start Tamiflu, the sooner you may start feeling better, faster."

    http://www.tamiflu.com/tamiflu-for-adults;jsessionid=9900DCE3943B5D194781CA3051931E51.gxeTam-m2

    http://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/antivirals/summary-clinicians.htm
    Last edited by Asterix_of_Gaul, Jan 23, 2013