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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:32 AM

Swine flu infected 'fifth of people'

At least one in five people, including half of schoolchildren, were infected with swine flu during the first year of the pandemic in 2009, according to data from 19 countries.

It is thought the virus killed 200,000 people around the world.

A World Health Organization-led study looked for evidence of the body's immune system fighting the virus.

It showed large numbers of people had been infected, although not all would have developed full-blown flu.


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dipsydoodle Jan 2013 OP
xchrom Jan 2013 #1
pipoman Jan 2013 #2
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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:17 AM

2. Swine Flu

Uh, maybe people would have been more likely to get the vaccine if they hadn't publicized this as "swine flu". Afterall, they don't exactly have a great track record with that name...people are still alive who remember 1976 swine flu faux scare which resulted in people getting incurable disease/syndrome from the vaccine. I refused this vaccine bvecause of that, and now there seems to be a very nasty side effect to this vaccine in some people..

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Response to pipoman (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:24 AM

3. I think we all know that public health officials would be crucified for LYING

if they did not call the virus what it WAS.

People who are afraid of a NAME are just stupid. No, worse, they are wilfully ignorant.

The swine flu vaccine was no more or less dangerous than any other flu vaccine. And flu vaccines are simply not dangerous, except perhaps to a few outliers.

It's not 1970. Medical progress actually is a real thing that exists. Modern vaccines of all kinds are safer and more effective than in the past.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:00 PM

4. Yeah, I'll take my chances with this one..


Oh, and I had a family friend who developed Guillain-Barré syndrome after receiving swine flu vaccine and another aquaintance also developed the syndrome. What you call stupid, I call once bitten twice shy.

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