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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5820548/

    Winter is on the way and so are the colds and flus.
    Last year we as a nation ran out of flu vaccines; so if your going to get a
    vaccine you may want to start thinking about it soon..


    Kerry & Edwards 2004!
    http://www.democrats.org/


    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/...in605700.shtml

    http://www.msnbc.com/news/992470.asp?0si=-&cp1=1

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4078585/

  • #2
    Winter Bugs

    On 26 Aug 2004 08:12:40 GMT, [email protected] (Specialsearcher)
    wrote:
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5820548/Winter is on the way and so are the colds and flus.Last year we as a nation ran out of flu vaccines; so if your going to get avaccine you may want to start thinking about it soon..

    Gee do you think they'll get any closer to formulating the proper
    antibodies this time. I recall reading where much of the vaccine last
    year was absolutely useless against the viral strain it was suppose to
    protect against.

    Em
    The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents,
    and the second half by our children.
    --- Clarence Darrow
    (make that YOUR children).

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    • #3
      Winter Bugs

      >I recall reading where much of the vaccine last
      year was absolutely useless against the viral strain it was suppose toprotect against.Em


      It was useless against the worst strain but not the intended stain... I think
      the flu season passed rather quickly last year, in part cause people were
      vaccinated to the other strain.


      Kerry & Edwards 2004!
      http://www.democrats.org/


      http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/...in605700.shtml

      http://www.msnbc.com/news/992470.asp?0si=-&cp1=1

      http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4078585/

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      • #4
        Winter Bugs

        "Specialsearcher" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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        It was useless against the worst strain but not the intended stain... I
        think
        the flu season passed rather quickly last year, in part cause people were vaccinated to the other strain.
        Not quickly enough. We got the wrong bug -- I was home sick for a week.
        It was not fun.

        Ted


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        • #5
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          "Seeker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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          "Specialsearcher" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
          It was useless against the worst strain but not the intended stain... I
          think
          the flu season passed rather quickly last year, in part cause people were vaccinated to the other strain.
          Not quickly enough. We got the wrong bug -- I was home sick for a week. It was not fun. Ted
          Yes, but did your wife get the same bug? Because that would *obviously* be
          a shared intimate experience. Soul melding if I ever heard it...


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          • #6
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            "Specialsearcher" <[email protected]> wrote in message
            news:[email protected]
            http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5820548/ Winter is on the way and so are the colds and flus. Last year we as a nation ran out of flu vaccines; so if your going to get
            a
            vaccine you may want to start thinking about it soon..
            I've never gotten a flu shot. I'm confident I'll live.


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            • #7
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              "Everyboysmomma" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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              Yes, but did your wife get the same bug? Because that would *obviously*
              be
              a shared intimate experience. Soul melding if I ever heard it...
              LOL! -- yes, she did. But for some reason I got it worse. Or, to be more
              accurate, I reacted to it differently. When I get something like that I
              essentially go to sleep for two or three days and just disappear except to
              try to eat and drink a little. She just slows down and grumbles
              (understandably) and it hangs on for longer.

              Ted


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              • #8
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                On Thu, 26 Aug 2004 13:07:22 GMT, "JWB" <[email protected]
                actually, my e-mail is jwb3333 at excite dot com> wrote:
                I've never gotten a flu shot. I'm confident I'll live.
                I hope you're right, because I enjoy reading your posts. I work in a
                medical facility, and we had a young, healthy, intelligent physician
                in a nearby clinic die from influenza a few years ago. I had never
                gotten a flu shot, despite the exposure to lots of sick people. I
                started getting them a few years ago. I dunno if it helps of if I've
                just been lucky.

                Lauri in WA

                I like my email spamless

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                • #9
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                  "JWB" <[email protected] actually> wrote:
                  "Specialsearcher" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
                  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5820548/ Winter is on the way and so are the colds and flus. Last year we as a nation ran out of flu vaccines; so if your going to get
                  a
                  vaccine you may want to start thinking about it soon..
                  I've never gotten a flu shot. I'm confident I'll live.
                  But have you ever had the flu? I don't mean those little bugs people
                  casually call the flu, but the hit-by-truck, aching-all-over, two weeks
                  in bed wishing you were dead flu? I had it once in college, and now I
                  get the flu shot every year. Never again, if I can help it.

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                  • #10
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                    "Emma Anne" <[email protected]> wrote in message
                    news:1gj4h78.7h5olu1b3dryzN%[email protected]
                    "JWB" <[email protected] actually> wrote:
                    "Specialsearcher" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
                    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5820548/ Winter is on the way and so are the colds and flus. Last year we as a nation ran out of flu vaccines; so if your going to
                    get
                    a
                    vaccine you may want to start thinking about it soon..
                    I've never gotten a flu shot. I'm confident I'll live. But have you ever had the flu? I don't mean those little bugs people casually call the flu, but the hit-by-truck, aching-all-over, two weeks in bed wishing you were dead flu? I had it once in college, and now I get the flu shot every year. Never again, if I can help it.
                    Once, when I was 19. Was a week in bed.

                    Since then, I think I may have fought it off once or twice. I have an
                    incredible resistance and ability to fight off sickness.


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                    • #11
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                      "Lauri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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                      On Thu, 26 Aug 2004 13:07:22 GMT, "JWB" <[email protected] actually, my e-mail is jwb3333 at excite dot com> wrote:
                      I've never gotten a flu shot. I'm confident I'll live.
                      I hope you're right, because I enjoy reading your posts.

                      well, thank you


                      I work in a
                      medical facility, and we had a young, healthy, intelligent physician in a nearby clinic die from influenza a few years ago. I had never gotten a flu shot, despite the exposure to lots of sick people. I started getting them a few years ago. I dunno if it helps of if I've just been lucky.
                      I have a lot of faith (and yea, maybe too much) in my immune system, which
                      (imho) is just this side of magical.


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                      • #12
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                        JWB wrote:
                        "Lauri" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
                        On Thu, 26 Aug 2004 13:07:22 GMT, "JWB" <[email protected] actually, my e-mail is jwb3333 at excite dot com> wrote:
                        I've never gotten a flu shot. I'm confident I'll live.
                        I hope you're right, because I enjoy reading your posts.
                        well, thank you I work in a
                        medical facility, and we had a young, healthy, intelligent physician in a nearby clinic die from influenza a few years ago. I had never gotten a flu shot, despite the exposure to lots of sick people. I started getting them a few years ago. I dunno if it helps of if I've just been lucky.
                        I have a lot of faith (and yea, maybe too much) in my immune system, which (imho) is just this side of magical.
                        any technology sufficiently advanced is indistinguishable from magic.

                        --skip

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                        • #13
                          Winter Bugs

                          Emma Anne wrote:
                          "JWB" <[email protected] actually> wrote:
                          "Specialsearcher" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
                          http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5820548/ Winter is on the way and so are the colds and flus. Last year we as a nation ran out of flu vaccines; so if your going to get
                          a
                          vaccine you may want to start thinking about it soon..
                          I've never gotten a flu shot. I'm confident I'll live.
                          But have you ever had the flu? I don't mean those little bugs people casually call the flu, but the hit-by-truck, aching-all-over, two weeks in bed wishing you were dead flu? I had it once in college, and now I get the flu shot every year. Never again, if I can help it.
                          the flu shot is the medical communities "best guess" as to what the
                          prevalent strains of virus will be in the coming flu season. They often
                          hit the mark pretty well. Last year was not one of them.

                          Wash your hands often and keep your fingers out of your eyes, and you'll
                          likely never get the flu... door knobs are especially effective means
                          of transmitting disease.

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                          • #14
                            Winter Bugs

                            "Skip" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
                            JWB wrote:
                            "Lauri" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
                            On Thu, 26 Aug 2004 13:07:22 GMT, "JWB" <[email protected] actually, my e-mail is jwb3333 at excite dot com> wrote: > >I've never gotten a flu shot. I'm confident I'll live. I hope you're right, because I enjoy reading your posts.
                            well, thank you I work in a
                            medical facility, and we had a young, healthy, intelligent physician in a nearby clinic die from influenza a few years ago. I had never gotten a flu shot, despite the exposure to lots of sick people. I started getting them a few years ago. I dunno if it helps of if I've just been lucky.
                            I have a lot of faith (and yea, maybe too much) in my immune system,
                            which
                            (imho) is just this side of magical. any technology sufficiently advanced is indistinguishable from magic.
                            well, then let's just say I don't like shots / pills / or any of that stuff.
                            An aspirin for a headache is about all I want.


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                            • #15
                              Winter Bugs

                              Skip <[email protected]> writes:
                              Emma Anne wrote:
                              "JWB" <[email protected] actually> wrote:
                              "Specialsearcher" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected] > > http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5820548/ > > Winter is on the way and so are the colds and flus. > Last year we as a nation ran out of flu vaccines; so if your going to get a > vaccine you may want to start thinking about it soon.. I've never gotten a flu shot. I'm confident I'll live.
                              But have you ever had the flu? I don't mean those little bugs people casually call the flu, but the hit-by-truck, aching-all-over, two weeks in bed wishing you were dead flu? I had it once in college, and now I get the flu shot every year. Never again, if I can help it.
                              the flu shot is the medical communities "best guess" as to what the prevalent strains of virus will be in the coming flu season. They often hit the mark pretty well. Last year was not one of them. Wash your hands often and keep your fingers out of your eyes, and you'll likely never get the flu... door knobs are especially effective means of transmitting disease.
                              Is it dangerous just to be in the same room as a doornob, or does one
                              actually have to have contact?

                              What level of protective clothing should we wear when removing
                              doorknobs from our houses? Can they simply be put in the trash, or do
                              they need to be disposed of as toxic waste?

                              And should you really be putting this information on the internet
                              where Al Qaeda will have access to this knowledge? (Think suitcase
                              doorknob bombs on the streets of New York.)


                              I blame this all on the collapse of social norms during the 60s. In
                              the 1950s no one touched a doorknob before marriage, and afterward
                              women always let men open the door for them.

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