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(Boston Globe)   Slideshow of famous people who've had swine flu. Now hopefully the sickness will get the media attention it deserves   (boston.com) divider line 78
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2009-11-09 10:14:44 PM
Add sweetmelissa31 to that list.
 
2009-11-09 10:38:18 PM
Awww...poor Ron.
 
2009-11-09 10:40:45 PM
Add bdub77 to that list as well.
 
2009-11-09 10:41:04 PM
APPROVES
http://tinyurl.com/yj5qevk
(copy and paste, NSFW)
 
2009-11-09 10:41:10 PM
So, I'm torn. Lots of folks locally have had it. Yet I have 2 kids. Shot, or not, for them?

One kid who got diagnosed today (monday) spent all last friday at my house playing with my 2 kids. Thoughts? I don't see a down-side and am leaning strongly to giving them the shot, both of 'em, and me and mom. Can anyone who isn't a zealot of anti-science give me a real reason to (a) no, or (b) not bother?

whargllbarble need not respond please.
 
2009-11-09 10:43:13 PM
djh0101010: One kid who got diagnosed today (monday) spent all last friday at my house playing with my 2 kids. Thoughts? I don't see a down-side and am leaning strongly to giving them the shot, both of 'em, and me and mom. Can anyone who isn't a zealot of anti-science give me a real reason to (a) no, or (b) not bother?

I say can't hurt to get a vaccine. I haven't seen any reports of major side effects. That said, it doesn't guarantee protection, so it's possible to still get it.
 
2009-11-09 10:45:02 PM
I think I'll get the shot when I see the doctor on Monday. I am a bit leary, as the last time I got a flu shot it gave me the flu...
 
2009-11-09 10:45:29 PM
my pic isn't there.
 
2009-11-09 10:45:36 PM
the media attention it deserves? none.
 
2009-11-09 10:46:48 PM
djh0101010: So, I'm torn. Lots of folks locally have had it. Yet I have 2 kids. Shot, or not, for them?

One kid who got diagnosed today (monday) spent all last friday at my house playing with my 2 kids. Thoughts? I don't see a down-side and am leaning strongly to giving them the shot, both of 'em, and me and mom. Can anyone who isn't a zealot of anti-science give me a real reason to (a) no, or (b) not bother?

whargllbarble need not respond please.


Ur too late, already exposed....
 
2009-11-09 10:46:53 PM
A friend died from H1N1 last week. More of a friend of friends. It's very weird hearing someone you know being listed as a statistic on the news.
 
2009-11-09 10:47:08 PM
djh0101010: So, I'm torn. Lots of folks locally have had it. Yet I have 2 kids. Shot, or not, for them?

One kid who got diagnosed today (monday) spent all last friday at my house playing with my 2 kids. Thoughts? I don't see a down-side and am leaning strongly to giving them the shot, both of 'em, and me and mom. Can anyone who isn't a zealot of anti-science give me a real reason to (a) no, or (b) not bother?

whargllbarble need not respond please.


Certainly can't hurt. However, since they may be infected already I'm not sure that the vaccine can really help. I got a regular flu shot a month ago, days before I got hit with (non-h1n1), you guessed it, the flu.

Definitely the kids, especially if they're younger. You and the old lady... not so much.

...getting my 1 & 3 year olds vaccinated tomorrow. No fears, whatsoever.
 
2009-11-09 10:48:41 PM
Peekoo: A friend died from H1N1 last week. More of a friend of friends. It's very weird hearing someone who you know knows being listed as a statistic on the news.
 
2009-11-09 10:52:10 PM
Got my shot two weeks ago... and this is a guy who never gets a flu shot. The only side effect I had was a sore arm.
 
2009-11-09 10:52:32 PM
EighthundredmillionthFarker: djh0101010: So, I'm torn. Lots of folks locally have had it. Yet I have 2 kids. Shot, or not, for them?

One kid who got diagnosed today (monday) spent all last friday at my house playing with my 2 kids. Thoughts? I don't see a down-side and am leaning strongly to giving them the shot, both of 'em, and me and mom. Can anyone who isn't a zealot of anti-science give me a real reason to (a) no, or (b) not bother?

whargllbarble need not respond please.

Certainly can't hurt. However, since they may be infected already I'm not sure that the vaccine can really help. I got a regular flu shot a month ago, days before I got hit with (non-h1n1), you guessed it, the flu.

Definitely the kids, especially if they're younger. You and the old lady... not so much.

...getting my 1 & 3 year olds vaccinated tomorrow. No fears, whatsoever.


Thing is, kid in question and my kids get the whole handwashing thing. I don't see any reason to NOT have them get the shot, despite a possibly redundancy of same having been exposed, maybe, to (friend) for (few hours), who gets the whole (handwashing) thing.

To be honest, I am disgusted by those who spread FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) about things they don't understand, be it inoculations, or windows antivirus programs, or any other vaguely scientific topic that the masses just aren't qualified to get. If someone here could articulately explain why I shouldn't have my kids immunized for H1N1, I'd listen and consider. The only anti-shot people I"ve seen so far are in the tinfoil hat brigade and in the "Thimeresol is evil, but I can't tell you why, I just heard it somewhere so LISTEN TO ME"!""!"!""!"!eleventy!" crowd.

Anyone in the "don't do it" group got anything worthy of the careful examination by the scientific method? I'll read it. If it starts with, or contains whargllgarble, not so much, save your breath.
 
2009-11-09 10:52:49 PM
I guess somebody over at the Globe reads the Fark blog.
 
2009-11-09 10:58:45 PM
gorgor: http://tinyurl.com/yj5qevk NSFW

Thanks for that 'interesting' pic. I used it as last resort eye bleach after seeing the image of Rachel Maddow. I'd never seen him/her before since I don't have cable TV. YIKES!
 
2009-11-09 11:03:18 PM
IQ7ZuuIU: http://tinyurl.com/yj5qevk

OK so, a lot of Palinka and bad judgement combined to make me click on a gorgor link for the first time ever. Seriously, dude, is that all you got? Fat lady in a pig costume? Really? I've been not clicking on your stuff all this time for that league of yawn?

/dissapointed.
//no really.
///Palinka=Hungarian fruit brandy.
 
2009-11-09 11:04:30 PM
djh0101010: To be honest, I am disgusted by those who spread FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt)

They've been pulling our FUDs since the days of the muckrakers.

/feels "professional" journalism is an oxymoron
 
2009-11-09 11:04:53 PM
Pff, bandwagon-jumpers, all. I'm keeping it real with Bird Flu.

/Viral trendoids.
 
2009-11-09 11:05:24 PM
Butterpump: Got my shot two weeks ago... and this is a guy who never gets a flu shot. The only side effect I had was a sore arm.

A week ago for me. The closest lymph node got a little swollen, but that's it.
 
2009-11-09 11:08:18 PM
djh0101010: OK so, a lot of Palinka and bad judgement combined to make me click on a gorgor link for the first time ever. Seriously, dude, is that all you got?

Picturing a drunk fat guy with pants down in the snow.
Eeezzat all yoof gawt?
Awwlll take yooz all on *hic*
/barfs
 
2009-11-09 11:08:46 PM
JonnyBGoode: I think I'll get the shot when I see the doctor on Monday. I am a bit leary, as the last time I got a flu shot it gave me the flu...

No it didn't. The flu shot is dead virus. The shot can make you sick and feel like you have the flu, or you could have contracted the flu and the symptoms appeared before the vaccine was effective. However, it is impossible for a flu shot to give you the flu.

Sorry for being pedantic, but I heard this excuse too many times today from parents not wanting their children inoculated.
 
2009-11-09 11:12:49 PM
In other news, manson's still a celebrity?
 
2009-11-09 11:12:51 PM
Hubby and I got our vaccines last week. The day our kids were scheduled to get inoculated, they both came down with fevers. My little girl has been sick for five days with fever, headache, cough and runny nose, but she still has the same level of energy--hell, she wanted to jump on the trampoline today.

Gonna get her swabbed tomorrow due to the duration of fever. Hoping it's not anything terrible.

It's been going through our schools and preschools, but haven't heard of anything more serious than missing a few days of school.
 
2009-11-09 11:12:54 PM
WhatTheBuck got the Swine Flu? He's been so cheery on his youtube videos.
 
2009-11-09 11:13:49 PM
EighthundredmillionthFarker: Peekoo: A friend died from H1N1 last week. More of a friend of friends. It's very weird hearing someone who you know knows being listed as a statistic on the news.

Fark Grammar Nazis on duty 24/7, even through death and mourning!
 
2009-11-09 11:14:39 PM
P.S. Who the hell are those "famous people" they're showing?
Looks like a lost episode of, "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here." Only without the celebrities.
 
2009-11-09 11:14:58 PM
Wow. Didn't even wait til the end of the day after Drew called it.
 
2009-11-09 11:15:56 PM
pogopogo: JonnyBGoode: I think I'll get the shot when I see the doctor on Monday. I am a bit leary, as the last time I got a flu shot it gave me the flu...

No it didn't. The flu shot is dead virus. The shot can make you sick and feel like you have the flu, or you could have contracted the flu and the symptoms appeared before the vaccine was effective. However, it is impossible for a flu shot to give you the flu.

Sorry for being pedantic, but I heard this excuse too many times today from parents not wanting their children inoculated.


*clears throat- parents are scared because ----the flu vaccine that is inhaled is a LIVE WEAKENED VIRUS---AND in 1976 they inoculated children and pregnant women and it went HORRIBLY WRONG. And BTW the Vaccine that is a shot is not DEAD it is INACTIVE..and they do not know if the virus becomes active again since studies are starting to show that 30 years later the "dead" inactive virus becomes active again.
 
2009-11-09 11:19:04 PM
gorgor: djh0101010: OK so, a lot of Palinka and bad judgement combined to make me click on a gorgor link for the first time ever. Seriously, dude, is that all you got?

Picturing a drunk fat guy with pants down in the snow.
Eeezzat all yoof gawt?
Awwlll take yooz all on *hic*
/barfs


Pants up, no snow. Got anything of substance, or do you choose to attack out of ignorance and, well, ignorance? Did you even bother to learn what Palinka is, or did you just guess?
 
2009-11-09 11:21:11 PM
And, wow, Gorgor, I'd expect more out of you. Like maybe some even vaguely relevant yet dissapointing link that claims to be NSFW but is strangely unfulfulling, like most or all of your recent links. Just sayin' dude, you're slipping.
 
2009-11-09 11:21:38 PM
what a tool
cache.boston.com
 
2009-11-09 11:22:17 PM
I got it before the vaccine came out, so I'm a trendsetter.
 
2009-11-09 11:25:01 PM
djh0101010: Pants up, no snow. Got anything of substance, or do you choose to attack out of ignorance and, well, ignorance? Did you even bother to learn what Palinka is, or did you just guess?

LOL, sad sad fat drunk :)
/so very sad
 
2009-11-09 11:27:38 PM
obamma needs to get swine flue, then a cure will be important enough to find that very week.
 
2009-11-09 11:30:43 PM
So what you're saying is that no one famous has yet contracted Swine Flu.
 
2009-11-09 11:44:48 PM
Son_of_Sleestak: EighthundredmillionthFarker: Peekoo: A friend died from H1N1 last week. More of a friend of friends. It's very weird hearing someone who you know knows being listed as a statistic on the news.

Fark Grammar Nazis on duty 24/7, even through death and mourning!


'salright... he wasn't really a friend per se, more like a "friendofafriend."
 
2009-11-09 11:48:25 PM
swandiver.files.wordpress.com

R.I.P., Wil Wheaton
 
2009-11-09 11:53:40 PM
You mean the 'whatever flu' that they're all instructed to diagnose as the swine flu to hype the fear mongering.
 
2009-11-10 12:01:02 AM
I'm pretty sure that my husband had it. 103 degree temperature, horrible cough, body aches, headache, slept a lot... It lasted over a week and really knocked him on his ass. I got sick a day or so after he did. I had a cough, body aches, and headache, but I only had a minor fever plus a runny nose, but I was better in just a few days. I'm just wondering if we had different bugs and if I can get the vaccine, maybe I should. Just thinking outloud...
 
2009-11-10 12:06:07 AM
EighthundredmillionthFarker: Son_of_Sleestak: EighthundredmillionthFarker: Peekoo: A friend died from H1N1 last week. More of a friend of friends. It's very weird hearing someone who you know knows being listed as a statistic on the news.

Fark Grammar Nazis on duty 24/7, even through death and mourning!

'salright... he wasn't really a friend per se, more like a "friendofafriend."


that's 3 friends away from Kevin Bacon, you madman! What would happen if he died.. huh???
 
2009-11-10 12:07:49 AM
None of those people are famous at all except the Harry Potter guy and he's a ginger biatch.
 
2009-11-10 12:07:51 AM
Son_of_Sleestak: EighthundredmillionthFarker: Son_of_Sleestak: EighthundredmillionthFarker: Peekoo: A friend died from H1N1 last week. More of a friend of friends. It's very weird hearing someone who you know knows being listed as a statistic on the news.

Fark Grammar Nazis on duty 24/7, even through death and mourning!

'salright... he wasn't really a friend per se, more like a "friendofafriend."

that's 3 friends away from Kevin Bacon, you madman! What would happen if he died.. huh???


The Apocolypse.

After, of course, the largest funeral of all time. It'll be a Guinness Record.
 
2009-11-10 12:24:15 AM
The swine show I saw didn't have any famous people. At lease no one I'd recognize from the local supermarket checkout lane impulse mags.
 
2009-11-10 12:26:23 AM
GalleyWench: I'm pretty sure that my husband had it. 103 degree temperature, horrible cough, body aches, headache, slept a lot... It lasted over a week and really knocked him on his ass. I got sick a day or so after he did. I had a cough, body aches, and headache, but I only had a minor fever plus a runny nose, but I was better in just a few days. I'm just wondering if we had different bugs and if I can get the vaccine, maybe I should. Just thinking outloud...

Meh, if either of you truly had H1N1 you'd both be super dead and those around wouldn't have a prayer.
 
2009-11-10 12:28:34 AM
The only person I recognized of the ten was one who did not have swine flu.

/My co-worker did, though. Maybe I should take a week off as a precautionary measure.
 
2009-11-10 12:31:11 AM
Son_of_Sleestak: EighthundredmillionthFarker: Peekoo: A friend died from H1N1 last week. More of a friend of friends. It's very weird hearing someone who you know knows being listed as a statistic on the news.

Fark Grammar Nazis on duty 24/7, even through death and mourning!


What's weird is it's not really correct. Someone who you knows being listed...? What?
 
2009-11-10 12:31:14 AM
Midnight Rambler: R.I.P., Wil Wheaton

Good night funnyman. R.I.P.
 
2009-11-10 12:32:53 AM
TravelinJones: what a tool

Yes, but the descriptor to accompany the picture was comedy gold. :)
 
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