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(Minnesota Public Radio)   Flu season is winding down. It was an average year. But the media thought it could be the worstest ever. EVERYBODY PAN- please hold   ( divider line
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2013-03-23 04:16:37 PM  
3 votes:
For all of you claiming to have gotten the flu vaccine and still got influenza:

The vaccine is designed to treat what the WHO *thinks* will be the dominant strain of influenza for the coming year.

This does not mean that they couldn't be wrong or that you could catch a DIFFERENT strain not covered by the shot.

Come on folks; this isn't heavy lifting.
2013-03-23 06:32:42 PM  
1 vote:
Never got it never wil. Way to make a buck off of fear tactics.
2013-03-23 02:11:41 PM  
1 vote:
Having a head cold does not mean you have the flu.
2013-03-23 01:58:48 PM  
1 vote:

andychrist420: I had the flu for 3 weeks.  Still worth not getting a shot.

Because autism?
2013-03-23 01:50:12 PM  
1 vote:
This flu thing. It has a season? So it happens every so often on a regular schedule? Like Winter does? 

Good to now but we must continue panicking like its the newest worstest thing ever.

/got to move those color tveeeesssss.
2013-03-23 01:48:01 PM  
1 vote:

The My Little Pony Killer: In before some fool starts spouting off that the flu shot gets people sicker than the actual flu would have.

/they are completely full of shiat

They're mostly full of shiat, but there are a couple of studies showing that getting the 2008-2009 seasonal vaccine increased the chance of catching the H1N1 pandemic strain.
2013-03-23 01:23:18 PM  
1 vote:
Hey sunny, that isn't what the article said at all. There were an average number of pediatric deaths and 2.5 times more hospitalization for the elderly. The flu vaccine was particularly ineffective in the elderly. So yeah, it was a pretty bad flu year.
2013-03-23 01:22:39 PM  
1 vote:
I've never had a flu shot, and I can't remember the last time I had the flu.

/anecdotal etc.
2013-03-23 12:49:29 PM  
1 vote:
In before some fool starts spouting off that the flu shot gets people sicker than the actual flu would have.

/they are completely full of shiat
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