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(Yahoo)   How can you avoid spreading the flu? Perhaps President Madagascar has some thoughts on the matter   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 16
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2013-01-02 11:39:27 AM  
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Random Anonymous Blackmail: DoBeDoBeDo

Get a flu shot because statistics say you probably don't have OCD and therefore the hand washing bit is going to be iffy.

I don't agree with the flu shot. My co-workers always get the shot and 50% of the time end up with the flu a month or two later. I have been flu free for 25+ years and see it as introducing a foreign species into an ecosystem.


No they don't. 50% of a work environment don't get the flu every year unless your coworkers all have some sort of serious immunodeficiency issue. They get colds. Maybe even bad ones that lead to some secondary infections because they don't take care of it. 50% of your coworkers are not getting the flu. Especially if they're getting the shot.

In addition, you're not introducing a foreign species of anything. Modern flu vaccines (shot form, the one pretty much everyone gets now) aren't live. Educate yourself.
2013-01-02 11:02:26 AM  
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Flakeloaf: Mr.Hawk: Pass it on: The spread of flu could be reduced if people are isolated shortly after they show symptoms, and stay home for four days.


Not bloody likely if you wish to keep your job.

A job that doesn't give you four sick days a year during flu season isn't one worth keeping.


While I agree, that's not true in this current economic climate, where we're all working overtime with little vacation and sick days for the betterment of record company profits.
2013-01-02 03:43:17 PM  
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spidermilk: Lev_Astov: Yeah, the flu tends to last a lot longer than four days, as I've experienced it. The real flu, that is, not those random sniffles everyone calls the flu.

I am so painfully tired of people telling me that they get the flu every time they get the shot. If you really think you have the flu after getting the flu shot please go to your DR and get tested because something is probably horribly wrong with your immune system (or you somehow managed to get a strain they didn't vaccinate for).

I cannot tell you how mad I get when people don't get free vaccines. Unless you really have a religious objection, allergy, immune problem, etc. then you just suck.

You don't always get sick when you have the flu, sometimes you just transmit it to others. So thanks for not getting vaccinated and transmitting it to elderly people, infants, and other people who get horribly sick.


Vaccines are wildly effective against static virus species. They're worth shiat-all against wildly mutagenic ones.

Two guesses as to in which camp influenza falls.
2013-01-02 12:54:45 PM  
1 votes:
Rev. Skarekroe:
o'really: I did think the madagasgar thing was funny (never heard of that meme) since my sister works in health development in africa and it's embarrassing how terrible misinformation about health is there.

"If you actually understand it (play the web game Pandemic 2) it's still funny but in an entirely different way."

I can't do video games. I'm far too compulsive.

Probably part of the reason I still don't have internet at my house. That, or I'm just a really bad procrastinator.
2013-01-02 11:40:12 AM  
1 votes:

Nana's Vibrator: I imagine there will be studies some day, that correctly identify why people get the flu (and colds, etc.) during a specific time of year.


I thought it was because the winter tends to be drier, which makes mucous less effective and also since winter tends to be colder people congregate inside where airborne pathogens can more easily spread from person to person. But yeah, maybe they need to do more studies.
2013-01-02 11:39:51 AM  
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wide_eyed: I am a pediatric nurse. I work in one of the best pediatric hospitals in the country, and I only have 5 sick days per year. I will be given a written warning if I miss 6 days, and I can be fired if I miss 8.


So the administrators at your hospital would rather give a potentially deadly virus to its already sick children then have their nurses stay home when they're sick?  And you say this is one of the best pediatric hosp. in the country?  I think not.
2013-01-02 11:32:07 AM  
1 votes:

Random Anonymous Blackmail: DoBeDoBeDo

Get a flu shot because statistics say you probably don't have OCD and therefore the hand washing bit is going to be iffy.

I don't agree with the flu shot. My co-workers always get the shot and 50% of the time end up with the flu a month or two later. I have been flu free for 25+ years and see it as introducing a foreign species into an ecosystem.


It's not a species, the flu shot is inactive....dead.....no longer a virus......insert various dead parrot sketch quotes here........it's simply a booster to let your body know that a virus is coming and hopefully give you a chance to fight it off before you become fully sick. It doesn't totally prevent the flu, but it does help.
2013-01-02 11:31:49 AM  
1 votes:
Vaccinate?  LOL.  Live with a kindergartner, you'll be immune to everything eventually.
2013-01-02 11:23:07 AM  
1 votes:
The commentators on that site are derping it up rather well too. My favourite is how all the evil immigrants from Africa and other wild places are spreading their evil bacteria to kill us off. It is good that in the past we never suffered from a massive epidemic that killed off 1/4 of the worlds population.
2013-01-02 11:22:20 AM  
1 votes:
DoBeDoBeDo

Get a flu shot because statistics say you probably don't have OCD and therefore the hand washing bit is going to be iffy.

I don't agree with the flu shot. My co-workers always get the shot and 50% of the time end up with the flu a month or two later. I have been flu free for 25+ years and see it as introducing a foreign species into an ecosystem.
2013-01-02 11:16:05 AM  
1 votes:

Boeheimian Rhapsody: [www.deviantart.com image 449x700]


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//popscorn anyones?
2013-01-02 11:16:03 AM  
1 votes:
Crotch-uppercut any motherfarker that doesn't have the damn common decency to cover their mouth when they cough/sneeze.
2013-01-02 11:04:12 AM  
1 votes:
Yeah, the flu tends to last a lot longer than four days, as I've experienced it. The real flu, that is, not those random sniffles everyone calls the flu.
2013-01-02 10:54:58 AM  
1 votes:
Pass it on: The spread of flu could be reduced if people are isolated shortly after they show symptoms, and stay home for four days.


Not bloody likely if you wish to keep your job.
2013-01-02 10:52:07 AM  
1 votes:
www.deviantart.com
2013-01-02 10:23:24 AM  
1 votes:
This "remedy" seems kinda thin.
For me, there is no way to win.
The ill one's my spouse,
And MINE is the house
Her sick ass is holing up IN.
 
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