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post #31 of 39 (permalink) Old 01-18-2020, 02:18 PM
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My wife and I got the shot last November as we always do. The flu season seems to have passed here and neither of us have had the flu. The only time we have ever had the flu sine starting the shots was after the original flu had passed and another strain slipped in behind it a couple of years ago. The flu was at close to epidemic levels and we didn't get it. Then there was a lull and then another round of flu because of the different strain and we were two sick puppies for awhile.
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I have not had a shot since 1977 and have not had the flu.

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Doesn't much matter I guess if you get the shot or not this year if the coronavirus gets rolling. They are calling it a superspreader and much worse than typical flu.

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So far this month, we have 4 deaths from flu in here in town.
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The yearly flu in the US does not get our attention like it should. And my wife is one of the stupid ones that will not get the flu shot and she has COPD!

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/30/healt...rnd/index.html
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Initially this year the Infectious disease Dr felt the flu shot triggered an immune response that was directly responsible for the fourth time return of the superbug the hospital was kind enough to let me take home after my February surgery. Since there is another theory now, on what has been causing recurrance of the nasty little critters it seems only fair to report it also, since the original diagnosis could scare someone away from the flu shot.

One of my heart medications has caused some problems that kept me needing to stay very close to a toilet for most of the morning. Nothing earth shaking with a common side effect like that, so they virtually say live with it. Once the superbug got hold that water pill was set aside due to dehydration. Once the vancomycin did it's job, back on the medication....bang! Bug is back in force! Happened each time, but no one made an association, "It can't do that". After this last time with the problem bug resurfacing the next day after the pill we discontinued the medication, against Drs' orders, and two weeks later, without another regiment of vancomycin, I am 100% symptom free!

You be the judge. Do I follow medical advice or common sense? I plan on another flu shot next year.
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Doesn't much matter I guess if you get the shot or not this year if the coronavirus gets rolling. They are calling it a superspreader and much worse than typical flu.
Buck, I saw an article where the CDC felt like China was lying about the death toll. Its much higher
and they are cremating body's to cover it up.
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That would not surprise me, I don't really believe much that the Chinese government tells us...

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any of you ever get sick from a flu shot?
I got the latest vaccine from my doctor and I got the flu anyway...

I'm just now recovering...

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