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(Washington Post)   Two thirds of respondents in national poll say they do not plan to get swine flu vaccine, will just sue somebody later on if they get sick   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 200
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2009-11-19 08:26:29 AM  
I'd take the shot if I could get it.

In my town the health department is giving the vaccine through the schools. When started, they announced it was limited to students and adults who meet the CDC criteria, which I do as I have asthma. My wife registered our children and myself, but when we took our children down to get the vaccine (3 weeks ago, no ill effects) I was told I couldn't get the shot as it was only for children. Ok, fine whatever. A week later the health department announced a second round was now available, same criteria as the first, with an admonishment to not register if you don't plan to show up as many who registered didn't come for their shots. Grrr. Maybe if they would get their act straight ....
 
2009-11-19 08:57:31 AM  
Three in 10 have doubts about vaccines generally.

Thanks, Bill Maher, Jenny McCarthy, etc., you cocks.
 
2009-11-19 09:28:55 AM  
I got my H1N1 vaccine about a week ago, I've yet to turn into a zombie, an asshole maybe but not a zombie. kind of disappointed.
 
2009-11-19 09:34:49 AM  
I'm in good health and hardly ever get sick. I'll worry about getting it when and if there is an abundance of the vaccine available. Until then, there are plenty of people that appear to need it more than I do.

/I've also been maxed-out on sick leave for about eight years
 
2009-11-19 09:39:14 AM  
Last One Left: Thanks, Bill Maher, Jenny McCarthy, etc., you cocks.

All we're saying is who are these supposed "scientists" and "doctors" and "professionals" to give us medical advice?

I read things. I watch movies. I know what vaccines do!
 
2009-11-19 09:57:00 AM  
I'm not in a high risk group. I'm just going to wash my hands frequently on not touch my face.
Unless I've just washed my hands.
 
2009-11-19 10:27:22 AM  
I haven't had a flu shot in 25 years....and I've only gotten the flu twice.

I'd rather take my chances than get the flu shot.
 
2009-11-19 10:53:21 AM  
Last One Left: Three in 10 have doubts about vaccines generally.

Thanks, Bill Maher, Jenny McCarthy, etc., you cocks.


no, thanks for giving the little man no legal recourse if the company making the vaccine skips a few steps in order to increase profits.
 
2009-11-19 10:54:58 AM  
I got my H1N1 flu shot yesterday, so I'm getting a kick...
 
2009-11-19 11:22:45 AM  
Are they ever going to open the goddamned thing to the public?
 
2009-11-19 11:24:54 AM  
I already got H1N1. Months ago in fact. So I, too, am getting a kick out of these replies. But a very different kind of kick.

And just so you know? I get the damn flu every year, whether I get a vaccine or not. So I know what the flu is like. And H1N1 was the worst farking flu I've ever had in my entire life.

Usually the flu will put me down for a few days. Two or three days off from work tops. H1N1 put my ass in bed for an entire week. A full seven days. And when I finally came back in to the office? My boss, who had been on my case to come back to for several days took one look at me and said, "Dude, you should go home".
 
2009-11-19 11:28:18 AM  
I got the H1N1 shot about 2 months ago. Got sick a few weeks back anyway.
 
2009-11-19 11:41:09 AM  
Kirk's_Toupee: no, thanks for giving the little man no legal recourse if the company making the vaccine skips a few steps in order to increase profits.

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2009-11-19 12:10:46 PM  
Last One Left: Three in 10 have doubts about vaccines generally.

Thanks, Bill Maher, Jenny McCarthy, etc., you cocks.


See, my doubts about the H1N1 virus aren't that I'm afraid it will give me the dumb, I'm afraid of its effectiveness and necessity.

The flu -even piggy version-doesn't have high enough mortality rate for it to be a mandated vaccination, IMO. Also, flu shots have ALWAYS been hit or miss with effectiveness, b/c the flu is a constantly evolving disease.


Now, people who don't want an MMR vaccination because they think it will give their kids autism deserve a cock punch. Different theory all together.
 
2009-11-19 12:11:05 PM  
Our campus got none. Our campus with the new guidelines on sick days to prevent a swine flu outbreak, anti-bacterial (lol) soap all over, with dorms that of course spread disease like a third world country, didn't think to order any. And isn't going about getting any swine flu vaccine. Yay. Fortunately I got mine...in the next state over.
 
2009-11-19 12:11:33 PM  
How stupid I do not plan on getting a shot for a flu that is statistically no more dangerous than any other strain currently out there. I'm in good health and do regularly even contract the flu, of course I should be worrying, the media tells me to!

Oh no, I might get sick and feel like crap for a week, Darwin come get me!
 
2009-11-19 12:11:41 PM  
I would rather get the flu than get a shot. The end.
 
2009-11-19 12:11:44 PM  
My body has a fully-functional immune system. I'm not going to bother with the shots this year.
 
2009-11-19 12:15:23 PM  
I'l just down a bottle of vodka every day. That'll kill anything in my system.
 
2009-11-19 12:15:24 PM  
Didn't get a shot and the wife brought the flu home with her from work. Had a fever of 102.5 for about two days. Slept alot. Drank as much as I could. Felt crappy with aches in every joint in my body. Now it's gone, although it gave me a sinus infection. All in all, I really couldn't tell the difference between this and any other flu. I'm now immune until the next strain.

/Now who can I sue?
 
2009-11-19 12:15:54 PM  
wage0048: My body has a fully-functional immune system. I'm not going to bother with the shots this year.

+1

I have never gotten the flu, heck I have not gotten a cold this decade. You all need to take better care of yourselves so you don't get sick so much.
 
2009-11-19 12:15:57 PM  
I'm not getting the H1N1 vaccine. Nor the flu vaccine.

Never have and don't intend to start.

/waits for teh interbutts scientists who work in computer networking to yell at me
 
2009-11-19 12:16:14 PM  
Well, I just shiat on all of your faces, because I'm offered free flu vaccines and H1N1 vaccines through my work and I declined both. I've never had the flu as far as I know and I'm not giving my body any more risks.
 
2009-11-19 12:16:20 PM  
What does it matter how many people say they will get it? It's only available to pregnant 80-year-old Wall Street executives.
 
2009-11-19 12:16:37 PM  
Sybarite: I'm in good health and hardly ever get sick.

/I've also been maxed-out on sick leave for about eight years


Hope your boss doesn't read this.
 
2009-11-19 12:18:13 PM  
Already had the flu at the end of September. It sucked, and I'll let someone else get that shot since I probably don't need it.

//Worst episode of illness in the last decade for me.
 
2009-11-19 12:20:28 PM  
Tatsuhiko: Well, I just shiat on all of your faces, because I'm offered free flu vaccines and H1N1 vaccines through my work and I declined both. I've never had the flu as far as I know and I'm not giving my body any more risks.

Risks? Like what? The risk of moronic gullibility? Oh wait, too late, you already caught that.
 
2009-11-19 12:20:56 PM  
Sybarite: I'm in good health and hardly ever get sick. I'll worry about getting it when and if there is an abundance of the vaccine available. Until then, there are plenty of people that appear to need it more than I do.

/I've also been maxed-out on sick leave for about eight years


This.
 
2009-11-19 12:21:00 PM  
I'm writing this from my phone while licking the seats of a metro car, so I'm really getting a kick...
 
2009-11-19 12:21:05 PM  
Bring on the idiot conspiracy theorists, who think if you get the shot you are nothing more than sheeple, blindly following the man.

These are also the poeple who think 9/11 was an inside job. It's the desire to think you know more than the average guy, you are smarter and have it all figured out.

The louder they shout, the more likely they are 30+ and live at home.
 
2009-11-19 12:22:12 PM  
wage0048: function

I'm that way with seat belts and air bags. I disabled the bags in my car and don't wear the belts.

I'm a healthy alert adult, in an accident I'll be able to snap the belt on in time.
 
2009-11-19 12:22:15 PM  
what_now: Last One Left: Three in 10 have doubts about vaccines generally.

Thanks, Bill Maher, Jenny McCarthy, etc., you cocks.

See, my doubts about the H1N1 virus aren't that I'm afraid it will give me the dumb, I'm afraid of its effectiveness and necessity.

The flu -even piggy version-doesn't have high enough mortality rate for it to be a mandated vaccination, IMO. Also, flu shots have ALWAYS been hit or miss with effectiveness, b/c the flu is a constantly evolving disease.


Now, people who don't want an MMR vaccination because they think it will give their kids autism deserve a cock punch. Different theory all together.


Kind of how I feel. Flu shots are preventative but it sucks you need one every year. MMR and polio? Get your kids the farking shot, and don't let polio become endemic in the US again.

Seriously, we were close to eradicating polio last I checked, and in case the anti-vaccine crowd doesn't know, eradication means NO ONE has to get that shot again.
 
2009-11-19 12:22:55 PM  
slayer199: I haven't had a flu shot in 25 years....and I've only gotten the flu twice.

I'd rather take my chances than get the flu shot.


Big ol' farkin' THIS.

Flu vaccines... LOL!! A vaccine for something that CONSTANTLY changes, thereby requiring a different vaccine.

Seriously, unless you already suffer from serious health conditions that would make the flu kill you, trust in your own immune system. Take better care of yourself instead of opting for the supposed quick fix.
 
2009-11-19 12:23:01 PM  
I don't plan on getting any vaccines ever. I will just let Obamacare pay for all my medical needs if I get it.

Not worried about insufficient sick leave either, since Obama will biatchslap my employer and tell them to pay me no matter what.
 
2009-11-19 12:23:35 PM  
I wonder if they asked people if they believed they have already had H1N1, and if they removed those people's responses from the stats about how many people intend to get the shot. Most people who have been sick in the last few months probably think they had H1N1 and so don't see any need to get vaccinated.
 
2009-11-19 12:24:37 PM  
Just another government experiment to see if a catastrophic outbreak of virus, germs, or anything that the commies might spring on us can be adverted.

It failed for Gerald Ford in the early 70s.

/Had a friend crippled for life from swine flu vaccine.
 
2009-11-19 12:24:45 PM  
2/3's of people are idiots, apparently.
 
2009-11-19 12:25:08 PM  
cookereh: The louder they shout, the more likely they are 30+ and live at home.

Oh, that's the new stereotype? I thought it meant you were under 18 and lived in mom's basement.

Also, people generally live at "home", idiot.
 
2009-11-19 12:26:12 PM  
 
2009-11-19 12:27:30 PM  
No thanks. My blood isn't available for pharmaceutical profiteering.

Maybe it's about time we start looking at the true issue at hand?
 
2009-11-19 12:27:38 PM  
Do I get to give you a Cleavland Steamer if I don't get swine-flu and don't get the vaccine?
 
2009-11-19 12:28:17 PM  
illicit: How stupid I do not plan on getting a shot for a flu that is statistically no more dangerous than any other strain currently out there. I'm in good health and do regularly even contract the flu, of course I should be worrying, the media tells me to!

Oh no, I might get sick and feel like crap for a week, Darwin come get me!


You understand that with H1N1, this is at best irrelevant and at worst a liability, right?
 
2009-11-19 12:28:25 PM  
Barakku: Our campus got none. Our campus with the new guidelines on sick days to prevent a swine flu outbreak, anti-bacterial (lol) soap all over, with dorms that of course spread disease like a third world country, didn't think to order any. And isn't going about getting any swine flu vaccine. Yay. Fortunately I got mine...in the next state over.

Exactly. I NEVER get the flu shot. Some years I get the flu, others I don't.

I guess eating all that dirt when I was a kid paid off after all. Not sure about the lead paint chips though.
 
2009-11-19 12:28:55 PM  
stryker4526: Tatsuhiko: Well, I just shiat on all of your faces, because I'm offered free flu vaccines and H1N1 vaccines through my work and I declined both. I've never had the flu as far as I know and I'm not giving my body any more risks.

Risks? Like what? The risk of moronic gullibility? Oh wait, too late, you already caught that.


How do you figure? There's been little to no instances of people in my family getting any kind of flu. The media is just going nuts over this thing and putting fear into everyone. They were going nuts when they heard the swine flu was up to 10 deaths, even up to 100 deaths. Yet, the regular flu and more important diseases are still over 100,000 deaths in one year.

Yes, I know the H1N1 flu is horrible because it's different and causes more death, but there's far more worse problems than this swine flu.

Plus, I'm giving my vaccine to a person who probably needs it more.
 
2009-11-19 12:29:03 PM  
TsukasaK 2009-11-19 12:25:08 PM

cookereh: The louder they shout, the more likely they are 30+ and live at home.

Oh, that's the new stereotype? I thought it meant you were under 18 and lived in mom's basement.

Also, people generally live at "home", idiot.

Missed a word, I meant still at home with parents. But you knew that. Hit's too close to the heart does it? Mom's calling you for lunch.
 
2009-11-19 12:29:39 PM  
tbernot: Barakku: Our campus got none. Our campus with the new guidelines on sick days to prevent a swine flu outbreak, anti-bacterial (lol) soap all over, with dorms that of course spread disease like a third world country, didn't think to order any. And isn't going about getting any swine flu vaccine. Yay. Fortunately I got mine...in the next state over.

Exactly. I NEVER get the flu shot. Some years I get the flu, others I don't.

I guess eating all that dirt when I was a kid paid off after all. Not sure about the lead paint chips though.


Well, by quoting the wrong comment, I now know about the paint chips.
 
2009-11-19 12:30:00 PM  
what_now: Last One Left: Three in 10 have doubts about vaccines generally.

Thanks, Bill Maher, Jenny McCarthy, etc., you cocks.

See, my doubts about the H1N1 virus aren't that I'm afraid it will give me the dumb, I'm afraid of its effectiveness and necessity.

The flu -even piggy version-doesn't have high enough mortality rate for it to be a mandated vaccination, IMO. Also, flu shots have ALWAYS been hit or miss with effectiveness, b/c the flu is a constantly evolving disease.


Now, people who don't want an MMR vaccination because they think it will give their kids autism deserve a cock punch. Different theory all together.


Came here to say this. Had an infectious disease doctor tell me that.
 
2009-11-19 12:30:48 PM  
cookereh: Missed a word, I meant still at home with parents. But you knew that. Hit's too close to the heart does it? Mom's calling you for lunch.

www.journalismcareers.com
 
2009-11-19 12:34:06 PM  
cookereh: TsukasaK 2009-11-19 12:25:08 PM

cookereh: The louder they shout, the more likely they are 30+ and live at home.

Oh, that's the new stereotype? I thought it meant you were under 18 and lived in mom's basement.

Also, people generally live at "home", idiot.

Missed a word, I meant still at home with parents. But you knew that. Hit's too close to the heart does it? Mom's calling you for lunch.


You're english teacher weep's for you.
 
2009-11-19 12:34:22 PM  
Savage Bacon: Seriously, unless you already suffer from serious health conditions that would make the flu kill you, trust in your own immune system.

Isn't getting a vaccine trusting in your own immune system? I mean, it's been a while since I had that seventh-grade health class, but I'm pretty sure that's the case.
 
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