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(Examiner)   Flu outbreak sweeps 10 states so far... and flu season hasn't even peaked yet. Your take on getting a flu shot? Experts say it's not too late - just kinda late   (examiner.com) divider line 178
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2013-12-30 06:49:18 AM
The flu being prevalent in only 10 states after school has been in session for 4 months doesn't sound bad to me.
 
2013-12-30 06:51:12 AM
Is this the year for Captain Trips?

/My lie for YOUUuuuuuuuu!
 
2013-12-30 06:51:54 AM

BigBooper: /My lie for YOUUuuuuuuuu!


oops, supposed to be life
 
2013-12-30 06:52:46 AM
The same as my take on brushing my teeth, tardmitter, even though there is a lunatic fringe that rails against floride.

The possible - probable, in my case - adverse reactions are feeling kinda run dowm for a couple days, ignoring the one-in-a-million wiers things that occasionally happen.

A flu - not a seasonal cold, but actual influenza - will knock me on my ass for two weeks+, assuming it doesn't just kill me.

The number of people getting - and spreading - a virus is directly impacted by vaccination rates, so the 'oh I never get a flu shot and I never get flu' crowd can thank their non-idiotic neighbors and coworkers for that
 
2013-12-30 06:54:23 AM
Who are these experts and how much do they make on flu shots?
 
2013-12-30 06:56:22 AM

doglover: Who are these experts and how much do they make on flu shots?


The CDC. Zero.
 
2013-12-30 07:00:29 AM
I got my flu shot in late November, which is later than normal for me. I need to check into a whooping cough vaccine boost. I also had the shingles vaccine, after an outbreak on my head cleared up.

/I wouldn't wish shingles on anyone.
//capcaisin ointment helps, BTW. Just keep that stuff out of your eye
 
2013-12-30 07:02:57 AM

stratagos: doglover: Who are these experts and how much do they make on flu shots?

The CDC. Zero.


That actually makes sense.

If they were getting NOTHING from flu shots, they would tell you "Eh, too late. If you survive, get one before Xmas next year."

If they were getting a lot from flu shots, they would tell you "Everyone* needs a flu shot!! * Warning, not everyone needs a flu shot. May cause drowsiness, dizziness, and painful cocksplosions. Ask your doctor. "

But the CDC mostly makes money on causing panics that prophylactically prevent major outbreaks, so they need you to do business with hospitals to make their money.

Personally, I can't see why you'd fail to get a flu shot if it was free, but I can't see paying out of pocket for one unless you were old or dealing with people.
 
2013-12-30 07:05:23 AM
That's odd because for the first time EVER, the Army decided to give us our flu shots actually on time and not at the end of flu season.................omg they killed us all
 
2013-12-30 07:08:59 AM

Unobtanium: I got my flu shot in late November, which is later than normal for me. I need to check into a whooping cough vaccine boost. I also had the shingles vaccine, after an outbreak on my head cleared up.

/I wouldn't wish shingles on anyone.
//capcaisin ointment helps, BTW. Just keep that stuff out of your eye


So, are you saying a pox on shingles?
 
2013-12-30 07:09:27 AM
When I visited my doctor a couple months ago he suggested I get one, so I did. Last year, by the time I thought about it, it was too late and no place had any left, so I didn't. But I didn't catch the flu, either.

Not sure what the moral of the story is, but, yeah, I guess I get the vaccination when it's available and never thought too much about it one way or the other.
 
2013-12-30 07:13:08 AM

doglover: stratagos: doglover: Who are these experts and how much do they make on flu shots?

The CDC. Zero.

That actually makes sense.

If they were getting NOTHING from flu shots, they would tell you "Eh, too late. If you survive, get one before Xmas next year."

If they were getting a lot from flu shots, they would tell you "Everyone* needs a flu shot!! * Warning, not everyone needs a flu shot. May cause drowsiness, dizziness, and painful cocksplosions. Ask your doctor. "

But the CDC mostly makes money on causing panics that prophylactically prevent major outbreaks, so they need you to do business with hospitals to make their money.

Personally, I can't see why you'd fail to get a flu shot if it was free, but I can't see paying out of pocket for one unless you were old or dealing with people.


/facepalm

Jesus christ, read a book.
 
2013-12-30 07:13:24 AM
The sickest I've ever been in my life was right after I got a flu shot, so no thanks.

/Not against them, but will leave them to the people who I guess need them more than I do.
 
2013-12-30 07:17:05 AM

doglover: stratagos: doglover: Who are these experts and how much do they make on flu shots?

The CDC. Zero.

That actually makes sense.

If they were getting NOTHING from flu shots, they would tell you "Eh, too late. If you survive, get one before Xmas next year."

If they were getting a lot from flu shots, they would tell you "Everyone* needs a flu shot!! * Warning, not everyone needs a flu shot. May cause drowsiness, dizziness, and painful cocksplosions. Ask your doctor. "

But the CDC mostly makes money on causing panics that prophylactically prevent major outbreaks, so they need you to do business with hospitals to make their money.

Personally, I can't see why you'd fail to get a flu shot if it was free, but I can't see paying out of pocket for one unless you were old or dealing with people.


For me it's spending $10-$25 in advance to avoid losing hundreds in medical bills and low/no production. I'm neither elderly nor in bad health, but I'm not naturally immune to the flu.
 
2013-12-30 07:18:47 AM

doglover: stratagos: doglover: Who are these experts and how much do they make on flu shots?

The CDC. Zero.

That actually makes sense.

If they were getting NOTHING from flu shots, they would tell you "Eh, too late. If you survive, get one before Xmas next year."

If they were getting a lot from flu shots, they would tell you "Everyone* needs a flu shot!! * Warning, not everyone needs a flu shot. May cause drowsiness, dizziness, and painful cocksplosions. Ask your doctor. "

But the CDC mostly makes money on causing panics that prophylactically prevent major outbreaks, so they need you to do business with hospitals to make their money.

Personally, I can't see why you'd fail to get a flu shot if it was free, but I can't see paying out of pocket for one unless you were old or dealing with people.


My employer offers free flu shots.

Gee, I wonder what could motivate them to take on that expense if they didn't see a tangible benefit.

I'm... unimpressed with the logic I'm seeing here. I'm sure you couldn't give two shiats about that, but I was under the impression you were one of the more... sane? Farkers
 
2013-12-30 07:21:19 AM

doglover: stratagos: doglover: Who are these experts and how much do they make on flu shots?

The CDC. Zero.

That actually makes sense.

If they were getting NOTHING from flu shots, they would tell you "Eh, too late. If you survive, get one before Xmas next year."

If they were getting a lot from flu shots, they would tell you "Everyone* needs a flu shot!! * Warning, not everyone needs a flu shot. May cause drowsiness, dizziness, and painful cocksplosions. Ask your doctor. "

But the CDC mostly makes money on causing panics that prophylactically prevent major outbreaks, so they need you to do business with hospitals to make their money.

Personally, I can't see why you'd fail to get a flu shot if it was free, but I can't see paying out of pocket for one unless you were old or dealing with people.


How much profit do you think the CDC - a *government agency* of scientists, researchers and medical professionals dedicated to fighting disease outbreaks - from vaccines or anything else? Hmmmnnnn?

I mean seriously... do you know what a government agency is?
 
2013-12-30 07:22:10 AM
I realize they have to try to make it sound like they're not copying straight from their source, but come on...

Original Washington Post article: "H1N1, the strain of the virus responsible for a global outbreak in 2009 and better known as swine flu, is the most prevalent form of the flu hitting the country this year."

Logical. Informative. Clear.

Retarded Examiner version: "This year's flu season is being entrenched with the strain of the flu virus that was responsible for the world-wide epidemic in 2009 when H1N1 struck. H1N1 is often referred to as the swine flu."

So... it's apparently not H1N1, but it's responsible for an epidemic in the same year H1N1 struck? And what thesaurus gave you the bad idea of trying to use "being entrenched with" to replace "prevalent"?
 
2013-12-30 07:26:31 AM

MutantMotherMouse: For me it's spending $10-$25 in advance to avoid losing hundreds in medical bills and low/no production.


It's a gamble. The flu shot isn't 100%. Catching the flu isn't 100%. So you're paying $25 and going well out of your way to take a chance of reducing your chances of rolling snakeyes. You're putting $25 on the Pass line.

If you work with people, like a school or a hospital, get it. It's probably a good bet. If you're old and/or weak it's probably a good bet. If you're a healthy adult in the IT department who doesn't shake hands a lot....
 
2013-12-30 07:29:14 AM

doglover: MutantMotherMouse: For me it's spending $10-$25 in advance to avoid losing hundreds in medical bills and low/no production.

It's a gamble. ...


Who pays for a flu shot?  What third-world health insurance do you have?   Hell, I got 2 shots.
 
2013-12-30 07:31:05 AM
I took mine.  It was offered through work and it was free.  I've never had a problem with the flu, but since I've just passed 29 *wink wink nod nod* I figured why not?  I've never gotten sick with them or without them.
 
2013-12-30 07:32:47 AM

jedikinkoid: I realize they have to try to make it sound like they're not copying straight from their source, but come on...

Original Washington Post article: "H1N1, the strain of the virus responsible for a global outbreak in 2009 and better known as swine flu, is the most prevalent form of the flu hitting the country this year."

Logical. Informative. Clear.

Retarded Examiner version: "This year's flu season is being entrenched with the strain of the flu virus that was responsible for the world-wide epidemic in 2009 when H1N1 struck. H1N1 is often referred to as the swine flu."

So... it's apparently not H1N1, but it's responsible for an epidemic in the same year H1N1 struck? And what thesaurus gave you the bad idea of trying to use "being entrenched with" to replace "prevalent"?


Does this mean cheap pork again? personally I'd prefer the bird flu come back. Chicken is priced a bit higher than I'd like. but I'll stock up on pork.
 
2013-12-30 07:34:11 AM

MemeSlave: What third-world health insurance do you have?


Health what?
 
2013-12-30 07:38:54 AM

I got mine in early November.


Provided free-of-charge by my employer.


Cost-benefit seems a no-brainer to me. I know the shot isn't a 100% guarantee of avoiding the flu, but it does significantly reduce my risk, and the risk of adverse reaction is negligible (personally I've never had a serious adverse reaction from any vaccine).


I've had the flu in the past, and it really sucks. If I can significant decrease my odds of getting it at no cost and minimal risk, I'm going to do it.


Plus I have a small child, and they are at particular risk from severe flu, so my whole family was sure to get the flu shot.

 
x23
2013-12-30 07:39:34 AM
nice try.

you aren't tricking me into catching autism.
 
2013-12-30 07:41:37 AM

Creoena: The sickest I've ever been in my life was right after I got a flu shot, so no thanks.

/Not against them, but will leave them to the people who I guess need them more than I do.


That actually should be a warning sign to you to continue getting flu shots.

One way flu can kill younger folks is by causing a massive and sustained immune reaction.

If you got very sick from your first vaccine, and it was of the immune reaction type, check with an MD and consider keeping up with the vaccines every year. Just a suggestion.
 
2013-12-30 07:48:14 AM
I have a distant cousin in ICU right now over the flu that turned into pneumonia and now he lung collapsed and they have her on life support and dialysis.
they didn't have her restrained or anesthetized  and she knocked her air tube out for like 5 min and it really went downhill after that.
no farking joke.
 
2013-12-30 07:52:04 AM

doglover: Personally, I can't see why you'd fail to get a flu shot if it was free, but I can't see paying out of pocket for one unless you were old or dealing with people.


Insurance completely covered the flu shot this year, which it didn't in years past. I think this was a change instituted by the ACA.

If you have questions about the flu vaccine, I recommend the CDC's website about the matter. Most of you reading this, if you haven't gotten one already, probably should. At least, there's likely no reason you shouldn't.

Creoena: The sickest I've ever been in my life was right after I got a flu shot, so no thanks.


This is probaby the most common objection I see on Fark (that doesn't fall into anti-vaccine silliness.) It would take a while to summarize all the reasons a person might get sick after taking the vaccine, so I'd recommend reading the CDC's take. The short version: The vaccine can take 1-2 weeks to induce protective immunity, and you were probably exposed to the flu either before vaccination or within that period of vulnerability. Or perhaps you caught a strain not covered by the vaccine. If a severe response is not a one-off event, then you should talk to your doctor about it.
 
2013-12-30 07:53:25 AM
I never got a flu shot and I never got the flu.  I even take a lot of flights sitting next to Tuberculosis Ted, who never can never cover his #$%^ mouth when he coughs.
 
2013-12-30 08:05:09 AM

Bigdogdaddy: I took mine.  It was offered through work and it was free.  I've never had a problem with the flu, but since I've just passed 29 *wink wink nod nod* I figured why not?  I've never gotten sick with them or without them.


My work took it a step further: no flu shot means $650 increase in your annual premium. Next year you are not permitted to work unless you have it as of October 15*, and failure to get it and return to work by November 1* will mean "voluntary separation."

*depends on availability of the vaccine.

/Health care provider
//All employees, even us business office drones that don't work on a clinical campus.
 
2013-12-30 08:06:05 AM
I don't like flu shots because the times that I've gotten them, I've had a low-grade cold lasting 6 months or so from the day that I get it.
 
2013-12-30 08:07:59 AM
I'd love to get the flu.... its apparently the only way to get time off from work.
 
2013-12-30 08:09:21 AM

stratagos: Unobtanium: I got my flu shot in late November, which is later than normal for me. I need to check into a whooping cough vaccine boost. I also had the shingles vaccine, after an outbreak on my head cleared up.

/I wouldn't wish shingles on anyone.
//capcaisin ointment helps, BTW. Just keep that stuff out of your eye

So, are you saying a pox on shingles?


No, he's chicken.

Good one, by the way.

/Shingles shot, flu shot and pneumonia shot. Never had any, and plan to keep it that way, although there's a 50% chance of getting shingles, even with the vaccination.
 
2013-12-30 08:11:28 AM
So...did they get this years mix right this year?  As in, did they predict the correct formulation?
 
2013-12-30 08:13:31 AM

MemeSlave: doglover: MutantMotherMouse: For me it's spending $10-$25 in advance to avoid losing hundreds in medical bills and low/no production.

It's a gamble. ...

Who pays for a flu shot?  What third-world health insurance do you have?   Hell, I got 2 shots.


Self-employed. It's a whole different world not being a grunt. $25 well worth the price of admission.
 
2013-12-30 08:15:44 AM

doglover: MutantMotherMouse: For me it's spending $10-$25 in advance to avoid losing hundreds in medical bills and low/no production.

It's a gamble. The flu shot isn't 100%. Catching the flu isn't 100%. So you're paying $25 and going well out of your way to take a chance of reducing your chances of rolling snakeyes. You're putting $25 on the Pass line.

If you work with people, like a school or a hospital, get it. It's probably a good bet. If you're old and/or weak it's probably a good bet. If you're a healthy adult in the IT department who doesn't shake hands a lot....


Uncle. Your logic certainly well surpasses mine. Or $25 isn't as earth-shattering for me. Either/or.
 
2013-12-30 08:18:19 AM

doglover: stratagos: doglover: Who are these experts and how much do they make on flu shots?

The CDC. Zero.

That actually makes sense.

If they were getting NOTHING from flu shots, they would tell you "Eh, too late. If you survive, get one before Xmas next year."

If they were getting a lot from flu shots, they would tell you "Everyone* needs a flu shot!! * Warning, not everyone needs a flu shot. May cause drowsiness, dizziness, and painful cocksplosions. Ask your doctor. "

But the CDC mostly makes money on causing panics that prophylactically prevent major outbreaks, so they need you to do business with hospitals to make their money.

Personally, I can't see why you'd fail to get a flu shot if it was free, but I can't see paying out of pocket for one unless you were old or dealing with people.


1/10 on the troll-o-meter. But apparently some took the bait, so, yeah.
 
2013-12-30 08:18:49 AM
Only whiny little sissies get a shot for the flu, which is really just a cold for 98% of people who claim it.
 
2013-12-30 08:19:48 AM

mongbiohazard: doglover: stratagos: doglover: Who are these experts and how much do they make on flu shots?

The CDC. Zero.

That actually makes sense.

If they were getting NOTHING from flu shots, they would tell you "Eh, too late. If you survive, get one before Xmas next year."

If they were getting a lot from flu shots, they would tell you "Everyone* needs a flu shot!! * Warning, not everyone needs a flu shot. May cause drowsiness, dizziness, and painful cocksplosions. Ask your doctor. "

But the CDC mostly makes money on causing panics that prophylactically prevent major outbreaks, so they need you to do business with hospitals to make their money.

Personally, I can't see why you'd fail to get a flu shot if it was free, but I can't see paying out of pocket for one unless you were old or dealing with people.

How much profit do you think the CDC - a *government agency* of scientists, researchers and medical professionals dedicated to fighting disease outbreaks - from vaccines or anything else? Hmmmnnnn?

I mean seriously... do you know what a government agency is?


He's an idiot, but the bold is a fair point.  Their funding is largely decided by the fear of a deadly virus sweeping through the nation killing damn near everyone ala 12 Monkeys.  As long as they keep everyone concerned, people will scream "Make sure the CDC is there to save us!" and they will have military-grade funding.  Once people decide that we have this whole sickness thing under control, they would get slashed down.

/Nope
//In my 20s and work in a small office.
 
2013-12-30 08:25:07 AM

SurfaceTension: I don't like flu shots because the times that I've gotten them, I've had a low-grade cold lasting 6 months or so from the day that I get it.


If you have a 'low grade cold' or anything else that lasts that long, you should be talking to your doctor.
 
2013-12-30 08:28:37 AM

macross87: doglover: stratagos: doglover: Who are these experts and how much do they make on flu shots?

The CDC. Zero.

That actually makes sense.

If they were getting NOTHING from flu shots, they would tell you "Eh, too late. If you survive, get one before Xmas next year."

If they were getting a lot from flu shots, they would tell you "Everyone* needs a flu shot!! * Warning, not everyone needs a flu shot. May cause drowsiness, dizziness, and painful cocksplosions. Ask your doctor. "

But the CDC mostly makes money on causing panics that prophylactically prevent major outbreaks, so they need you to do business with hospitals to make their money.

Personally, I can't see why you'd fail to get a flu shot if it was free, but I can't see paying out of pocket for one unless you were old or dealing with people.

1/10 on the troll-o-meter. But apparently some took the bait, so, yeah.


So it's more like a 3.5 amirite? You're just lucky I'm watching B movies.
 
2013-12-30 08:29:51 AM

Hobodeluxe: I have a distant cousin in ICU right now over the flu that turned into pneumonia and now he lung collapsed and they have her on life support and dialysis.
they didn't have her restrained or anesthetized  and she knocked her air tube out for like 5 min and it really went downhill after that.
no farking joke.


That's tough luck. My best wishes for a full and speedy recovery to her. Also thinking of her family.
 
2013-12-30 08:33:46 AM

mike_d85: mongbiohazard: doglover: stratagos: doglover: Who are these experts and how much do they make on flu shots?

The CDC. Zero.

That actually makes sense.

If they were getting NOTHING from flu shots, they would tell you "Eh, too late. If you survive, get one before Xmas next year."

If they were getting a lot from flu shots, they would tell you "Everyone* needs a flu shot!! * Warning, not everyone needs a flu shot. May cause drowsiness, dizziness, and painful cocksplosions. Ask your doctor. "

But the CDC mostly makes money on causing panics that prophylactically prevent major outbreaks, so they need you to do business with hospitals to make their money.

Personally, I can't see why you'd fail to get a flu shot if it was free, but I can't see paying out of pocket for one unless you were old or dealing with people.

How much profit do you think the CDC - a *government agency* of scientists, researchers and medical professionals dedicated to fighting disease outbreaks - from vaccines or anything else? Hmmmnnnn?

I mean seriously... do you know what a government agency is?

He's an idiot, but the bold is a fair point.  Their funding is largely decided by the fear of a deadly virus sweeping through the nation killing damn near everyone ala 12 Monkeys.  As long as they keep everyone concerned, people will scream "Make sure the CDC is there to save us!" and they will have military-grade funding.  Once people decide that we have this whole sickness thing under control, they would get slashed down.

/Nope
//In my 20s and work in a small office.


I guess you and all of your coworkers never venture out into public?
 
2013-12-30 08:35:45 AM
But I read that they use the flu shot to control  your mind! And it contains the cancer virus!
 
2013-12-30 08:36:55 AM

TheDirtyNacho: mike_d85: mongbiohazard: doglover: stratagos: doglover: Who are these experts and how much do they make on flu shots?

The CDC. Zero.

That actually makes sense.

If they were getting NOTHING from flu shots, they would tell you "Eh, too late. If you survive, get one before Xmas next year."

If they were getting a lot from flu shots, they would tell you "Everyone* needs a flu shot!! * Warning, not everyone needs a flu shot. May cause drowsiness, dizziness, and painful cocksplosions. Ask your doctor. "

But the CDC mostly makes money on causing panics that prophylactically prevent major outbreaks, so they need you to do business with hospitals to make their money.

Personally, I can't see why you'd fail to get a flu shot if it was free, but I can't see paying out of pocket for one unless you were old or dealing with people.

How much profit do you think the CDC - a *government agency* of scientists, researchers and medical professionals dedicated to fighting disease outbreaks - from vaccines or anything else? Hmmmnnnn?

I mean seriously... do you know what a government agency is?

He's an idiot, but the bold is a fair point.  Their funding is largely decided by the fear of a deadly virus sweeping through the nation killing damn near everyone ala 12 Monkeys.  As long as they keep everyone concerned, people will scream "Make sure the CDC is there to save us!" and they will have military-grade funding.  Once people decide that we have this whole sickness thing under control, they would get slashed down.

/Nope
//In my 20s and work in a small office.

I guess you and all of your coworkers never venture out into public?


or have any kids. Nasty little germ machines, kids are.

Year I got like 7 colds/flus was right after college I moved home for a year, and my dad was working in the same building as a daycare. He brought home everything. EVERYTHING.


I got my flu shot because *I* can- my coworker has a compromised immune system and can't get the shot, my grandmother is 95 and in a nursing home, and probably the next flu she gets will kill her, and those are just the people I know about.
 
2013-12-30 08:37:30 AM
It's late - and I'm bleeding deep inside
It's late - ooh, is it just my sickly pride ?
Too late - even now the feeling seems to steal away
So late - though I'm crying I can't help but hear you say
It's late - It's late - It's late
But not too late
 
2013-12-30 08:37:55 AM
If only the flu vaccine actually  worked, it would be a good idea.    Unfortunately many recent studies haven't been so flattering.  It's about as effective as a 50/50 coin toss, in other words, no better than pure chance.   Add in a year where people who took the flu vaccine experienced MORE cases of flu than those who didn't, and this whole thing gets to be a bit suspect.

I don't doubt their ambitions, but unfortunately the science just isn't there yet.
 
2013-12-30 08:38:51 AM
I've never had a flu shot and I've never had the flu.

I didn't realize that flu shots were the next thing that people get to ridicule others over.
 
2013-12-30 08:39:02 AM

martid4: I never got a flu shot and I never got the flu.  I even take a lot of flights sitting next to Tuberculosis Ted, who never can never cover his #$%^ mouth when he coughs.


I love when people make these boasts. I particularly love when the inevitable happens and they are reduced to weeping, puking, shriveled bags of sorrow. Suddenly the boasting stops and-- provided they survive it, which they sometimes don't because they "never get sick/vaccinated" and thus have unprepared immune systems-- they quietly get their shot every year.

If you've never had it, thank the people around you for insulating you with herd immunity. Including TB Ted, who may be a mess from a cold but was thoughtful enough to get his flu shot and thus not be an asshole carrier like you.
 
2013-12-30 08:43:40 AM
If it's what I had last week, get your shots. I was exploding from both ends simultaneously. For 24 hours I was spewing more bile and shiat than Fox, CNN, and MSNBC combined ...
 
2013-12-30 08:43:55 AM

mike_d85: mongbiohazard: doglover: stratagos: doglover: Who are these experts and how much do they make on flu shots?

The CDC. Zero.

That actually makes sense.

If they were getting NOTHING from flu shots, they would tell you "Eh, too late. If you survive, get one before Xmas next year."

If they were getting a lot from flu shots, they would tell you "Everyone* needs a flu shot!! * Warning, not everyone needs a flu shot. May cause drowsiness, dizziness, and painful cocksplosions. Ask your doctor. "

But the CDC mostly makes money on causing panics that prophylactically prevent major outbreaks, so they need you to do business with hospitals to make their money.

Personally, I can't see why you'd fail to get a flu shot if it was free, but I can't see paying out of pocket for one unless you were old or dealing with people.

How much profit do you think the CDC - a *government agency* of scientists, researchers and medical professionals dedicated to fighting disease outbreaks - from vaccines or anything else? Hmmmnnnn?

I mean seriously... do you know what a government agency is?

He's an idiot, but the bold is a fair point.  Their funding is largely decided by the fear of a deadly virus sweeping through the nation killing damn near everyone ala 12 Monkeys.  As long as they keep everyone concerned, people will scream "Make sure the CDC is there to save us!" and they will have military-grade funding.  Once people decide that we have this whole sickness thing under control, they would get slashed down.

/Nope
//In my 20s and work in a small office.


"//In my 20s and have so, so much to learn."

FTFY.
 
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