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2013-11-25 08:21:50 PM  
The sickest I've ever been in my life was right after I had my one and only flu shot.  So I'm not surprised.
 
2013-11-25 08:22:05 PM  
Old news.
 
2013-11-25 08:23:24 PM  
"A Utah mother is claiming..."

No need to read further than that. There is no more evidence that the flu shot caused this kid's death than there is that pepperoni pizza, axe body spray, video games, dihydrogen monoxide, or high fructose corn syrup killed him. And if that wasn't enough derp for you:

"According to a report from the Salt Lake Tribune, [the mother] has declined an autopsy"

There you go.
 
2013-11-25 08:23:37 PM  
Thanks, Obama
 
2013-11-25 08:23:45 PM  
Vaccines cause actual harm? The hell you say!
 
2013-11-25 08:23:58 PM  

Creoena: The sickest I've ever been in my life was right after I had my one and only flu shot.  So I'm not surprised.


Like all the misery of a week long flu crammed into 36 hours? Happened to me last year
 
2013-11-25 08:24:00 PM  
Once I got the flu right after my brother got a flu shot.  I blame his flu shot.
 
2013-11-25 08:25:09 PM  
she believes was the result of an adverse reaction to the influenza vaccination

Yeah, you're a Mormon, you believe a lot of whacky shiat.
 
2013-11-25 08:25:39 PM  
thank you, Dr. mom.
 
2013-11-25 08:26:09 PM  
Hope Jenny McCarthy at least let subby get to second base for submitting that headline...
 
2013-11-25 08:28:25 PM  
No autopsy?

Then take your unfounded claims and shove them up your ass, retard.

That said, a small number of people die from flu vaccines every year due to previously unknown allergies. It's well known and well-documented. The odds are lower that it will happen to you than that you'll die from the flu.

Not that this will change the minds of anybody stupid enough to think it's dangerous to get a flu shot.
 
2013-11-25 08:28:30 PM  

Creoena: The sickest I've ever been in my life was right after I had my one and only flu shot.  So I'm not surprised.


Same thing happened to me. I told my doctor later and he insisted that it had nothing to do with the flu shot, and that it's coincidental. Happened only once, though. I still get my flu shot every year.
 
2013-11-25 08:30:19 PM  

Atomic Spunk: I told my doctor later and he insisted that it had nothing to do with the flu shot, and that it's coincidental


If you actually got sick, as in infection sick, it was a coincidence. However, some people do have a reaction to the shot itself and can get a bevy of flu-like symptoms for about 24 hours after a shot. It's possible that you'll have a reaction to one type of vaccine and not another since the vaccine changes from year to year.
 
2013-11-25 08:31:29 PM  

namegoeshere: "A Utah mother is claiming..."

No need to read further than that. There is no more evidence that the flu shot caused this kid's death than there is that pepperoni pizza, axe body spray, video games, dihydrogen monoxide, or high fructose corn syrup killed him. And if that wasn't enough derp for you:

"According to a report from the Salt Lake Tribune, [the mother] has declined an autopsy"

There you go.


Well, if she got an autopsy then she'd really know what happened to her son, and that doesn't make for a good lawsuit.

Based on the symptoms, it sounds like Meningitis.

/Utahn
//I hate my home state
 
2013-11-25 08:31:33 PM  

namegoeshere: " dihydrogen monoxide

"


NOOOOO NOT THE SILENT KILLER
 
2013-11-25 08:31:35 PM  
I got a whole array of vaccinations decades ago when I was a baby. Now I live in my parents' basement, I have no job, no girlfriend, and I just watch TV all day, and my life is a pathetic mess. So, yeah, vaccines are bad.
 
2013-11-25 08:32:00 PM  
I don't understand why young healthy people get flu shots every year.  I'm 50, have never had one, and got the flu once.  Wasn't that bad.

/My grandma got Guillain-Barré syndrome in 1976 from the swine flu shot.  It nearly killed her
//The class action lawsuit payout from the government didn't make up for it
 
2013-11-25 08:33:24 PM  

jj325: I don't understand why young healthy people get flu shots every year.


Because some people realize they're not the only person on the planet.
 
2013-11-25 08:33:50 PM  
"I warned 'em"

a.abcnews.com
 
2013-11-25 08:35:27 PM  
i.imgur.com

IT'S A FARKING FLU!!!! Get the chicken noodle soup, vitamin c and hot toddies, and suck it up. Beats the apparent alternative!!!
 
2013-11-25 08:36:09 PM  

skozlaw: Because some people realize they're not the only person on the planet.


Hear hear!
 
2013-11-25 08:36:49 PM  
Sounds suspicious?
media.zenfs.com
 
2013-11-25 08:36:58 PM  

neon_god: Creoena: The sickest I've ever been in my life was right after I had my one and only flu shot.  So I'm not surprised.

Like all the misery of a week long flu crammed into 36 hours? Happened to me last year


I will never eat at taco-beil again.
 
2013-11-25 08:37:46 PM  

Sheriff McLawdog: namegoeshere: "A Utah mother is claiming..."

No need to read further than that. There is no more evidence that the flu shot caused this kid's death than there is that pepperoni pizza, axe body spray, video games, dihydrogen monoxide, or high fructose corn syrup killed him. And if that wasn't enough derp for you:

"According to a report from the Salt Lake Tribune, [the mother] has declined an autopsy"

There you go.

Well, if she got an autopsy then she'd really know what happened to her son, and that doesn't make for a good lawsuit.

Based on the symptoms, it sounds like Meningitis.

/Utahn
//I hate my home state


yup.
 
2013-11-25 08:37:49 PM  
Hey, at least it didn't make him have the Autism
 
2013-11-25 08:38:15 PM  

neon_god: Creoena: The sickest I've ever been in my life was right after I had my one and only flu shot.  So I'm not surprised.

Like all the misery of a week long flu crammed into 36 hours? Happened to me last year


I had that exact same reaction. Sicker than a dog for 48 hours. Except it wasn't to a flu shot. It was a Typhoid vaccine. And I am most positive that I did not, in fact, develop Typhoid Fever.
 
2013-11-25 08:38:32 PM  

Cymbal: Hope Jenny McCarthy at least let subby get to second base for submitting that headline...


That would be a high-quality second base.

/Honk
 
2013-11-25 08:38:37 PM  

Sheriff McLawdog: namegoeshere: "A Utah mother is claiming..."

No need to read further than that. There is no more evidence that the flu shot caused this kid's death than there is that pepperoni pizza, axe body spray, video games, dihydrogen monoxide, or high fructose corn syrup killed him. And if that wasn't enough derp for you:

"According to a report from the Salt Lake Tribune, [the mother] has declined an autopsy"

There you go.

Well, if she got an autopsy then she'd really know what happened to her son, and that doesn't make for a good lawsuit.

Based on the symptoms, it sounds like Meningitis.

/Utahn
//I hate my home state


This. It really does sound like Meningitis, probably had nothing to do with the vaccine, just bad luck. I wish there was some way the state could mandate an autopsy, because finding out what killed this kid is somewhat important from a public health perspective.
 
2013-11-25 08:38:49 PM  

kling_klang_bed: [i.imgur.com image 850x531]

IT'S A FARKING FLU!!!! Get the chicken noodle soup, vitamin c and hot toddies, and suck it up. Beats the apparent alternative!!!


You cant build immunity against the flu. Why do you think they change the shots every year?
 
2013-11-25 08:39:11 PM  

skozlaw: The odds are lower that it will happen to you than that you'll die from the flu.


Almost nothing is lower than the odds you'll die in a terrorist attack, but that's what we spend brazilians on to prevent, so that sort of logic is pretty pointless.
 
2013-11-25 08:40:47 PM  
Have never had a flu shot. And after my sister got Gillain-Barre right after a flu shot (15 years ago), have never had the urge to get one.

/ She was incredibly farked up for about 2 years
 
2013-11-25 08:40:50 PM  

skozlaw: No autopsy?

Then take your unfounded claims and shove them up your ass, retard.

That said, a small number of people die from flu vaccines every year due to previously unknown allergies. It's well known and well-documented. The odds are lower that it will happen to you than that you'll die from the flu.

Not that this will change the minds of anybody stupid enough to think it's dangerous to get a flu shot.


^^^  The preceding has been a paid pre$entation from Novartis, the world leader in Influenza vaccine sales.
 
2013-11-25 08:41:01 PM  

Sheriff McLawdog: Based on the symptoms, it sounds like Meningitis.


One doctor's office I went to had a poster with a smiling kid captioned "This is what a child looks like 24 hours before dying from Meningitis." It is kind of freaky to think about.
 
2013-11-25 08:41:05 PM  
Guns can also kill a perfectly healthy person. Should we do something about them too?
 
2013-11-25 08:42:10 PM  

Triumph: skozlaw: The odds are lower that it will happen to you than that you'll die from the flu.

Almost nothing is lower than the odds you'll die in a terrorist attack, but that's what we spend brazilians on to prevent, so that sort of logic is pretty pointless.


You just jumped to 11 on the "illogical fallacies scale", go find another massive front page country with aggressive tendencies but no anti-terrorism budget and get back to me.
 
2013-11-25 08:43:15 PM  
We can now add the flu shot to the list of things that can allegedly kill an allegedly perfectly healthy person

Fixed your headline for you, subby.
 
2013-11-25 08:43:23 PM  
This is blatent McCarthyism.
 
2013-11-25 08:43:35 PM  

Fallout Boy: kling_klang_bed: [i.imgur.com image 850x531]

IT'S A FARKING FLU!!!! Get the chicken noodle soup, vitamin c and hot toddies, and suck it up. Beats the apparent alternative!!!

You cant build immunity against the flu. Why do you think they change the shots every year?


You can build immunity to this season's strains but it is indeed rapidly changing.
 
2013-11-25 08:45:34 PM  

kling_klang_bed: [i.imgur.com image 850x531]

IT'S A FARKING FLU!!!! Get the chicken noodle soup, vitamin c and hot toddies, and suck it up. Beats the apparent alternative!!!


Well, yeah...but... I never had a flu shot until about four years ago, now I get them every year.  Why?  Because four years ago I got the flu (probably fourth or fifth time I've had it in my life) - and I wanted to kill myself, but didn't have the strenght.  That was the worst I've ever felt in my life. I had mentally psych myself up for ten minutes just to work up the strength to get up to pee.  Bonus: I completely lost my sense of smell (it started to come back about a year later, it's about 85% now).  Never want to do that again - so flu shots from now on.
 
2013-11-25 08:45:38 PM  
Oh shut the f*ck up, Subby.

Toilets kill more people than the flu shot.

Get your goddamn kids vaccinated, you weirdos.
 
2013-11-25 08:46:40 PM  
Meh, the sickest I've ever been in my life are the two times I got the real flu.

/when you're asking god to either take your life or make you better at age 12
//on Christmas.......
///you know you're in bad shape
////it was worse as an adult in  my late 20's
///I never miss the flu shot
//I don't want to do that again
/ever
 
2013-11-25 08:46:53 PM  

megarian: Oh shut the f*ck up, Subby.

Toilets kill more people than the flu shot.

Get your goddamn kids vaccinated, you weirdos.


Is it normal for kids to get flu shots? I thought it was mainly adults/old people... But as usual I'm probably wrong.
 
2013-11-25 08:48:12 PM  

kling_klang_bed: [i.imgur.com image 850x531]

IT'S A FARKING FLU!!!! Get the chicken noodle soup, vitamin c and hot toddies, and suck it up. Beats the apparent alternative!!!


You've no farking idea how a vaccine works, do you?
 
2013-11-25 08:48:55 PM  
1918.

/Google it.
 
2013-11-25 08:49:09 PM  
I've only had the flu once, but I was sick as a dog for 3 weeks.  I get the shot every year, even though my father has had Guillain-Barre syndrome and almost died.  I'm a teacher though and who knows what kind of icky germs my students sneeze all over my classroom.
 
2013-11-25 08:49:30 PM  
Back in the seventies I was given the swine flu shot by the US Air Force.  I've behaved like a pig ever since.
 
2013-11-25 08:50:15 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: megarian: Oh shut the f*ck up, Subby.

Toilets kill more people than the flu shot.

Get your goddamn kids vaccinated, you weirdos.

Is it normal for kids to get flu shots? I thought it was mainly adults/old people... But as usual I'm probably wrong.


I have no idea. I sort of meant vaccines in general.

But...maybe?
 
2013-11-25 08:51:08 PM  

Fallout Boy: kling_klang_bed: [i.imgur.com image 850x531]

IT'S A FARKING FLU!!!! Get the chicken noodle soup, vitamin c and hot toddies, and suck it up. Beats the apparent alternative!!!

You cant build immunity against the flu. Why do you think they change the shots every year?


Why do you think I drink my way through every flu I've had? Clears it up after about passing out 3 or 4 times.
 
2013-11-25 08:52:00 PM  

forgotmydamnusername: kling_klang_bed: [i.imgur.com image 850x531]

IT'S A FARKING FLU!!!! Get the chicken noodle soup, vitamin c and hot toddies, and suck it up. Beats the apparent alternative!!!

You've no farking idea how a vaccine works, do you?


Nope, nor do I care.
 
GBB
2013-11-25 08:53:36 PM  

kling_klang_bed: [i.imgur.com image 850x531]

IT'S A FARKING FLU!!!! Get the chicken noodle soup, vitamin c and hot toddies, and suck it up. Beats the apparent alternative!!!


Pretty much everything I know about living, I've learned from comedians.
 
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