Swine Flu concerns?

Re: Swine Flu concerns?

PostBy: mr1precision On: Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:26 am

Here in Mass the prisons got thier shots first.

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/region ... id=1204807
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Re: Swine Flu concerns?

PostBy: brckwlt On: Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:13 pm

mr1precision wrote:Here in Mass the prisons got thier shots first.

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/region ... id=1204807


that sounds right,

I have no concern what so ever about the swine flu. It is NO WHERE near as big a killer as the regular flu. Just more govt propaganda
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Re: Swine Flu concerns?

PostBy: jeromemsn On: Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:00 am

I realize that the propaganda machine is going full tug on this but I'm telling you get the shot and have a little peace of mind. If not for you but for another.

Do you really think the prisoners were first come on get real, every person that works in government from judges on up have all had the shot long before we had a chance at it. Come on take care of your self and others you are around. I bet that a lot of the people that "say" they haven't have, nothing like keeping the machine running.

I got it and feel fine. Wife got it she feels fine and she has had the breast cancer shuffle for 3 yrs and not up to snuff yet. Yep I know it's tough to be a man and go get a shot but you can do it and still be a man, my two are still hangin. Get the dang shot so we can keep having a few laughs together.

Rant over.
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Re: Swine Flu concerns?

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:34 am

Here in Maine the H1N1 vacine is in short supply. Some school kids are getting the shot, but there's not enough. Even the high risk groups have not all had their shot. The governor decided school kids come before pregnant people. We have a couple of schools that have 50% called in sick. I think the paper said 30% of those tested have the H1N1. I'm in line to get a shot, but it doesn't look like I'll have one for at least another month.
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Re: Swine Flu concerns?

PostBy: jpete On: Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:38 pm

jeromemsn wrote:I realize that the propaganda machine is going full tug on this but I'm telling you get the shot and have a little peace of mind. If not for you but for another.

Do you really think the prisoners were first come on get real, every person that works in government from judges on up have all had the shot long before we had a chance at it. Come on take care of your self and others you are around. I bet that a lot of the people that "say" they haven't have, nothing like keeping the machine running.

I got it and feel fine. Wife got it she feels fine and she has had the breast cancer shuffle for 3 yrs and not up to snuff yet. Yep I know it's tough to be a man and go get a shot but you can do it and still be a man, my two are still hangin. Get the dang shot so we can keep having a few laughs together.

Rant over.


Why would you attack someone's manhood over their making an informed decision differently than you? Seems a bit petty to me.

I'd rather get the virus and have lifetime immunity to it so I don't have to worry about it when I'm 80. Your shot can't offer you that.

It's flu. If you're healthy, odds are, you'll be fine.
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Re: Swine Flu concerns?

PostBy: jpete On: Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:40 pm

Freddy wrote:Here in Maine the H1N1 vacine is in short supply. Some school kids are getting the shot, but there's not enough. Even the high risk groups have not all had their shot. The governor decided school kids come before pregnant people. We have a couple of schools that have 50% called in sick. I think the paper said 30% of those tested have the H1N1. I'm in line to get a shot, but it doesn't look like I'll have one for at least another month.


The test costs between $300-$500 and takes 2 weeks to get a result. What's the total number of people they tested to come up with that 30% figure? 10?

Don't believe the hype......
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Re: Swine Flu concerns?

PostBy: jeromemsn On: Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:21 pm

Wow jpete sorry I offended you. I was only trying to point out that the shot has not hurt me in any way....you know any way......sorry. I really can't imagine all the fuss though about this shot. We take our kids to get vaccinations all the time for a multitude of deceases, and we ourselves carry a scar on our arm that shows yes we have been vaccinated. And besides at my age if I go no big loss but if I can stop a kid from getting it from me then hey I won the game.

I will be enrolling in a writing class to better learn how to express myself.

Sorry again jpete.
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Re: Swine Flu concerns?

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:42 pm

Martial Law Declared In Ukraine Over Mystery Epidemic..............

Fear, panic, reports of pneumonic plague and elections.

http://www.kyivpost.com/news/nation/detail/52028/

and

http://www.kyivpost.com/news/nation/detail/52029/

Never waste a good crisis : http://zik.com.ua/en/news/2009/11/05/203448
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Re: Swine Flu concerns?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:58 pm

I have asthma pretty bad, & I refuse to get this shot. I never get flu shots, & try to avoid the doctor as much as possible. Worked for grandpa -- he spend 75 years of his life elbow-deep in gasoline, grease & oil, & died at 86 from a tumor in his NECK... :?:

I'll be the first to go if this is as bad as they say -- I'm takin' one for the team! :lol: Every time I go to the doctor's office, it's all about how many appointments they can make (CASH), & how many lab samples ($75 a pop WITH insurance) they can sign me up for. Frig that! I'll take my chances.

I'll watch the sheep from afar... ;) (no offense to any of you - just MHO)
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Re: Swine Flu concerns?

PostBy: jpete On: Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:16 am

jeromemsn wrote:Wow jpete sorry I offended you. I was only trying to point out that the shot has not hurt me in any way....you know any way......sorry. I really can't imagine all the fuss though about this shot. We take our kids to get vaccinations all the time for a multitude of deceases, and we ourselves carry a scar on our arm that shows yes we have been vaccinated. And besides at my age if I go no big loss but if I can stop a kid from getting it from me then hey I won the game.

I will be enrolling in a writing class to better learn how to express myself.

Sorry again jpete.


You didn't offend me. I just think trying to shame people into a flu shot is a pretty cheap...well...shot.

Theoretically, the H1N1 shot should be just as safe as a regular flu shot. I'm slightly concerned about the speed with which they made the batches.

I think we all know the saying "You can have it, 1)Fast, 2)Cheap, and 3)Right. Pick any two." But so far those concerns have been unfounded.

My point is that we, as a population, might be trading short term comfort for long term poor health.
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Re: Swine Flu concerns?

PostBy: jeromemsn On: Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:43 am

jpete, again not trying to shame anyone. Was trying to let everyone know that after taking the shot and 2 weeks later everything still works as it should, everything.
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Re: Swine Flu concerns?

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:49 am

jpete wrote:
Freddy wrote: We have a couple of schools that have 50% called in sick. I think the paper said 30% of those tested have the H1N1. I'm in line to get a shot, but it doesn't look like I'll have one for at least another month.


The test costs between $300-$500 and takes 2 weeks to get a result. What's the total number of people they tested to come up with that 30% figure? 10?

Don't believe the hype......


I'll go with JPETE on this one. We have a lot of kids out of the schools with a flu like virus but it's not testing as H1N1 although all you hear on the news is how bad the H1N1 is hitting us. I'm happy to be able to say all the reports appear to be propaganda at least for now. Even if it were the H1N1 there's not a thing we could do about it since we don't have any vaccine to give - no regular flu vaccine either. That’s life. Lisa
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Re: Swine Flu concerns?

PostBy: mikeandgerry On: Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:59 pm

Went to the doctor today. Headache, fever, coughing, runny nose, bronchial pain. Thought it was a sinus infection but was a bit concerned because of how tired I was and the fever. I had the seasonal flu vaccine two weeks ago but couldn't get the H1N1 as it was unavailable. Anyway, the doctor felt that it was highly probable that I have the H1N1 flu because of the symptoms presented, especially the 102deg fever. That is what they are treating me for but they are not verifying with testing.

He gave me a scrip for tamaflu (which apparently is also in short supply) which I was able to get. I wore a surgical mask into and out of the doctors office which seemed to instill panic in everyone I saw in my small town!

Between decongestants, tylenol and tamaflu, I feel much better. Coughing has been minimal. Headache and fever are subsiding. Aches are minimal.
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Re: Swine Flu concerns?

PostBy: jpete On: Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:16 pm

mikeandgerry wrote: That is what they are treating me for but they are not verifying with testing.


The treatment for seasonal flu and swine flu is the same. And testing is expensive and by the time they dead the results, you'll be better or dead.

My middle boy is going through this now. Got sick Halloween morning. Tamiflu buy the afternoon, and better by early Sunday morning.

He was good for 3 days and now has a croupy cough and a 100.5 temp. Took him back to the doctor for some tests and an x-ray. Nothing so far but we're keeping an eye on him.

As long as you got the Tamiflu on board within 48 hrs, you should feel good quickly. It's what happens a few days from now that gets dicey. Keep an eye on yourself and get better soon.
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Re: Swine Flu concerns?

PostBy: mikeandgerry On: Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:26 pm

jpete wrote:He was good for 3 days and now has a croupy cough and a 100.5 temp. Took him back to the doctor for some tests and an x-ray. Nothing so far but we're keeping an eye on him.

As long as you got the Tamiflu on board within 48 hrs, you should feel good quickly. It's what happens a few days from now that gets dicey. Keep an eye on yourself and get better soon.



Thanks, Jeff.

Hope your son is better.
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