Swine Flu

This first part is an update on swine flu from the post I did yesterday. According to "some" experts, NO flu vaccines work anyway, so if you don't usually take the flu vaccine, you probably have nothing to worry about.

Here's part of the story:

If vaccines really worked to save lives, then the more people you vaccinate, the lower death rates you should see, right? But that's not the case. Back in 1989, only 15 percent of over-65 people got vaccinated against the flu. But today, thanks to the big vaccine push, over 65 percent are vaccinated. And yet, amazingly, death rates among the elderly have not gone down during the flu season. In fact, they've gone up!

Read the full story here. (Examiner.com)

Yesterday's post on Swine Flu:

My daughter and I received word that her great aunt passed away last Friday, from Swine Flu.

This is the first person I actually know to have died from it. My grandson has already had it, and a great-niece has had it, and thank God both of them recovered.

According to many professionals, there is no reason to fear the vaccination.

"The H1N1 vaccine is made in exactly the same way, using the same material, the same companies, the same process as the seasonal flu vaccine we make every single year and give to tens and tens of millions of people," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

The problems with the vaccine of 1976 should not be a concern today. Technology and technique has improved. The only problems so far are mild and rare.

But, about 40% of Americans are still NOT planning to get the vaccine.

I'm one of them, but I never have taken a flu shot.

How do you feel about it?



  1. First of all, thank you so much for the beautiful comment you made on my blog. It is very hard to raise a kid with autism...VERY hard, and any support I get is so welcome and needed, so thank you so much. I'm glad that at least my experiences are helping someone else.
    It's scary that most folks who are dying from the virus are young, and I have two young children. So, I think that when the vaccine becomes available, we'll all be getting it. We've all gotten the regular flu vaccine. Unfortunately, my children got it around the same time they were exposed, so they got the flu anyway. We don't know really which strain they got (maybe it was swine flu, we don't know). We try to be conservative about vaccines and space them out and don't get unnecessary ones, but the flu is nasty.


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