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2013-04-04 08:09:59 PM  
Would anyone prefer they didn't prepare bird flu vaccine?
 
2013-04-04 08:10:36 PM  
Nah let those birds die! Wait... Oh right the bad for me kind of flu.
 
2013-04-04 08:11:33 PM  
I don't get it, what's so scary about the flu?
 
2013-04-04 08:12:00 PM  
thehubnow.com
 
2013-04-04 08:12:36 PM  
M-O-O-N, that spells vaccine. Laws yes, everybody know that.
 
2013-04-04 08:12:45 PM  
As a healthcare worker I say, "COME AT ME, BRO!"
 
2013-04-04 08:13:19 PM  
Baby, can you dig your man?
 
2013-04-04 08:13:51 PM  
Just remember, it takes months once they figure out a vaccine to get it actually produced. You have to have started work early in case it does develop into something severe. Of course if it can't jump between humans, any vaccine they develop may not work if it mutates into being contagious
 
2013-04-04 08:15:34 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Would anyone prefer they didn't prepare bird flu vaccine?



blogs-images.forbes.com
Dr. McCarthy.
 
2013-04-04 08:15:53 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Would anyone prefer they didn't prepare bird flu vaccine?


No, we would rather see the resources wasted
 
2013-04-04 08:17:05 PM  
Jeez people, stop French kissing chickens!
 
2013-04-04 08:18:19 PM  
I didn't get the shot last year and last year was the first time in years that I didn't get the flu.

I think we can deduce what the flu vaccine is *really* meant to do. It's a scam to keep people paying for flu treatments.

Playing with people's health is heinous. And the damage that the vaccines can cause in young children is unforgivable.
 
2013-04-04 08:18:24 PM  

Dragonflew: Gyrfalcon: Would anyone prefer they didn't prepare bird flu vaccine?


[blogs-images.forbes.com image 400x519]
Dr. McCarthy.


*spittake*  Please tell me that's a fake magazine.

Holy crap, it's real?
 
2013-04-04 08:19:00 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

Where is Jessica Hyde?

/first thing that immediately came to mind.
 
2013-04-04 08:20:24 PM  

Apos: [thehubnow.com image 850x850]


birdemic - jesus - I saw it in the theater.


/luckily it was a rifftrax
//saw it's listed on netflex - cannot imagine watching that POS without the rifftrax
 
2013-04-04 08:20:44 PM  
this is a republican conspiracy to kill off Big Bird.

/I dare you fauckers to touch my cookies. Bastards.
 
2013-04-04 08:23:39 PM  
yo, walking dead for real dawg

i628.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-04 08:24:50 PM  

Apos: [thehubnow.com image 850x850]


Since you posted that...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzV8Q2fsN0o
 
2013-04-04 08:25:43 PM  

Lumber Jack Off: Apos: [thehubnow.com image 850x850]

birdemic - jesus - I saw it in the theater.


/luckily it was a rifftrax
//saw it's listed on netflex - cannot imagine watching that POS without the rifftrax



Heh.....This can't be stressed enough.
 
2013-04-04 08:26:44 PM  
Most people didn't realize that you can't make a vaccine for a virus strain which hasn't happened yet the first time, so why the hell not.
 
2013-04-04 08:27:06 PM  

star_topology: Apos: [thehubnow.com image 850x850]

Since you posted that...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzV8Q2fsN0o


I'm going to have to disagree with you. Battlefield Earth is still number one with a bullet in sheer unadulterated awfulness.

It is unwatchable without intoxicants and the Rifftrax commentary.
 
2013-04-04 08:29:11 PM  

enry: Dragonflew: Gyrfalcon: Would anyone prefer they didn't prepare bird flu vaccine?


[blogs-images.forbes.com image 400x519]
Dr. McCarthy.

*spittake*  Please tell me that's a fake magazine.

Holy crap, it's real?


Sadly, yes.  She is on the cover of the new one too.
 
2013-04-04 08:29:27 PM  

Cytokine Storm: I don't get it, what's so scary about the flu?


You mean other than killing thousands of people every year?
 
2013-04-04 08:29:32 PM  
WAAAAK! Hallelujah!

img600.imageshack.us
 
2013-04-04 08:29:50 PM  

PiffMan420: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 550x231]

Where is Jessica Hyde?

/first thing that immediately came to mind.


Yeah, I'd start worrying when they start buying lots of vials of Russian Flu vaccine.
 
2013-04-04 08:30:05 PM  

revrendjim: Cytokine Storm: I don't get it, what's so scary about the flu?

You mean other than killing thousands of people every year?


Ya but that's if you're old.  I'm young and healthy, what's there to worry about?
 
2013-04-04 08:31:07 PM  

Dragonflew: Gyrfalcon: Would anyone prefer they didn't prepare bird flu vaccine?


[blogs-images.forbes.com image 400x519]
Dr. McCarthy.


god that looks real.
 
2013-04-04 08:31:38 PM  

revrendjim: Cytokine Storm: I don't get it, what's so scary about the flu?

You mean other than killing thousands of people every year?


That's a pretty poor body count.  KFC scores higher than that.
 
2013-04-04 08:35:59 PM  
3 months from now... "CDC says you better get the flu vaccine or you're putting others at risk"
6 months from now... "CDC recommends elderly and children get two and three shots of flu vaccine"
9 months from now:.. "Fewer Flu cases come as surprise to CDC... but you better go get another shot"
12 months from now..."CDC prepares new Flu vaccine just in case"
 
2013-04-04 08:36:56 PM  

Cytokine Storm: revrendjim: Cytokine Storm: I don't get it, what's so scary about the flu?

You mean other than killing thousands of people every year?

Ya but that's if you're old.  I'm young and healthy, what's there to worry about?


Depends on the strain.  Spanish flu in 1918 tended to kill the 20-40 year olds at much higher rates than the traditional risk groups of the very young and old.
 
2013-04-04 08:38:05 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I didn't get the shot last year and last year was the first time in years that I didn't get the flu.

I think we can deduce what the flu vaccine is *really* meant to do. It's a scam to keep people paying for flu treatments.

Playing with people's health is heinous. And the damage that the vaccines can cause in young children is unforgivable.


Guess we better get the government out of healthcare, then.

But seriously, correlation does not = causation. The flu shot isn't supposed to be a silver bullet against the flu. The influenza is constantly mutating, it mutates rapidly, and its mutations are so unpredictable which causes there to be a new flu shot every year. All we can do is ballpark where we think the flu mutation strands are going, and create a weakened version of it to inject into the sick, elderly, and children.

Unfortunately, even then... it's not guaranteed to do anything. Sometimes the flu mutates in a completely different way that the vaccine does nothing. It's a case of genetic warfare. Sometimes we win, sometimes the flu wins. It constantly evolves and mutates in order to survive.

The reason the sick, elderly, and children are encouraged to get it is because the costs and risks of getting the flu is much higher than those with a healthy immune system.

But you can keep thinking it's a scam. I'm sure all of those eggheads in labcoats in facilities go home after work and sleep soundly knowing they're keeping the sick, elderly, and children sick and forced to rely on healthcare.

Go watch the 2012 film Contagion. It's so accurate to how it works in the real world it's scary.

/works in a hospital lab
 
2013-04-04 08:38:31 PM  
Cytokine Storm: "I don't get it, what's so scary about the flu?"

What you did there, I saw it.

/golfclap
 
2013-04-04 08:39:50 PM  

Cytokine Storm: Ya but that's if you're old. I'm young and healthy, what's there to worry about?


What you did there...

And for Dr. McCarthy upthread:
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-04 08:42:14 PM  

Weatherkiss: AverageAmericanGuy: I didn't get the shot last year and last year was the first time in years that I didn't get the flu.

I think we can deduce what the flu vaccine is *really* meant to do. It's a scam to keep people paying for flu treatments.

Playing with people's health is heinous. And the damage that the vaccines can cause in young children is unforgivable.

Guess we better get the government out of healthcare, then.

But seriously, correlation does not = causation. The flu shot isn't supposed to be a silver bullet against the flu. The influenza is constantly mutating, it mutates rapidly, and its mutations are so unpredictable which causes there to be a new flu shot every year. All we can do is ballpark where we think the flu mutation strands are going, and create a weakened version of it to inject into the sick, elderly, and children.

Unfortunately, even then... it's not guaranteed to do anything. Sometimes the flu mutates in a completely different way that the vaccine does nothing. It's a case of genetic warfare. Sometimes we win, sometimes the flu wins. It constantly evolves and mutates in order to survive.

The reason the sick, elderly, and children are encouraged to get it is because the costs and risks of getting the flu is much higher than those with a healthy immune system.

But you can keep thinking it's a scam. I'm sure all of those eggheads in labcoats in facilities go home after work and sleep soundly knowing they're keeping the sick, elderly, and children sick and forced to rely on healthcare.

Go watch the 2012 film Contagion. It's so accurate to how it works in the real world it's scary.

/works in a hospital lab


I'm pretty sure he's being facetious.  The anti-vax line toward the end kinda raises flags.
 
2013-04-04 08:43:20 PM  
It's too late, people!

We are the Angry Birds!
 
2013-04-04 08:43:53 PM  

BillyRayBob: 3 months from now... "CDC says you better get the flu vaccine or you're putting others at risk"
6 months from now... "CDC recommends elderly and children get two and three shots of flu vaccine"
9 months from now:.. "Fewer Flu cases come as surprise to CDC... but you better go get another shot"
12 months from now..."CDC prepares new Flu vaccine just in case"


First Point: Yeah, quite true, actually. Herd immunity is a hard concept. Also, sneezing into your sleeve, and washing your grubby little hands wouldn't hurt either.
Second Point: Uh, what? The only shots that require multiple doses so close together are those that require repeated exposure to build up an antibody response, like Hepatitis B.
Third Point: Imagine that, vaccination, handwashing, and infection control practices prevent a large-scale outbreak. But, life finds a way.
Fourth Statement: The Flu Virus is one of the most highly and rapidly evolving microorganisms ever seen. That's the reason you need a new flu shot each year, the antigens on the protein coat of the virus are completely different than the antibodies you have for last years strain.
 
2013-04-04 08:44:37 PM  

Znuh: Baby, can you dig your man?


How's your pork ?
 
2013-04-04 08:45:07 PM  

ringersol: Cytokine Storm: "I don't get it, what's so scary about the flu?"

What you did there, I saw it.

/golfclap


ah, just noticed the user name. Well played.
 
2013-04-04 08:47:28 PM  
Is this the way, People. Actually. Talk.?
 
2013-04-04 08:48:19 PM  

skinink: WAAAAK! Hallelujah!

[img600.imageshack.us image 529x800]


please tell me that's not real
 
2013-04-04 08:48:57 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: And the damage that the vaccines can cause in young children is unforgivable.


You're trolling here, right?

Please, please tell me you're trolling. Because a 1:1,000,000 chance that my child may suffer a life-threatening adverse reaction is not the same as a good chance that my child will end up in an iron lung, or on an ECMO machine for pulmonary and cardiac complications of the flu. (I've seen the later, the only former I knew of was a woman who had lived in hers for 50 years, and died in Jackson TN)

People need to be reminded of what the world was like before vaccination.

accessemergencymedicine.comwww.unspecial.org

gdb.voanews.com

The last picture in that is from Rotovirus, which in a First World Country is not as much of a killer as it once was, but in second and third world countries is one of the leading causes of pediatric death from infectious disease.

You get diarrhea so bad that in a matter of a day, without immediate fluid resuscitation, you're verging on shock and cardiovascular collapse.
 
2013-04-04 08:49:37 PM  

Shadowtag: Is this the way, People. Actually. Talk.?

 
2013-04-04 08:50:29 PM  

Cytokine Storm: I don't get it, what's so scary about the flu?


Nice.
 
2013-04-04 08:52:15 PM  

Shadowtag: Is this the way, People. Actually. Talk.?


imageshack.us
 
2013-04-04 08:55:48 PM  
GODDDAM BIRDS ALL NEED TO DIE.
 
2013-04-04 08:56:34 PM  

Cytokine Storm: I don't get it, what's so scary about the flu?


1.bp.blogspot.com
I guess if you have to explain the joke...

You, Sir, have my eternal admiration. I have never in my history on FARK seen something so elegant and simple.
 
2013-04-04 08:56:44 PM  
img2.timeinc.net
 
2013-04-04 08:57:50 PM  
People == chickens
 
2013-04-04 09:15:53 PM  

Cytokine Storm: revrendjim: Cytokine Storm: I don't get it, what's so scary about the flu?

You mean other than killing thousands of people every year?

Ya but that's if you're old.  I'm young and healthy, what's there to worry about?


Cytokine storms.

Basically, your body goes into overdrive trying to get rid of the virus and ends up killing itself. This is what the bird flu strains typically cause. Which is why they have such a high mortality rate and why most of the people who die are young and healthy.

 The Spanish flu was a "bird flu" and killed more people than WWI.

/the more you know...
 
2013-04-04 09:18:05 PM  

ringersol: Cytokine Storm: "I don't get it, what's so scary about the flu?"

What you did there, I saw it.

/golfclap


Next time I really should read the farker's handle before I go spouting my fingers off.

 oh well. I'll just blame it on the cold.

/sniff
 
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