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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 11:53 AM
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4. sorry, but bullshit. obviously don't understand how flu vaccines work
flu vaccines are made a year EARLIER , based on the prevailing strain at that time. As a result, any NEW strain is not covered by the vaccine, even if you got the vaccine.

this is just ignorance masquerading as outrage.

the point is, ANY new flu strain is deadly precisely because its new.
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  -Jenny McCarthy, bringer of the Apocalypse Memekiller  Apr-27-09 11:47 AM   #0 
  - ...  Ian David   Apr-27-09 11:49 AM   #1 
  - Imagine a world with safe vaccines. nt  valerief   Apr-27-09 11:49 AM   #2 
  - Because a non-existent vaccine could've stopped the current outbreak?  villager   Apr-27-09 11:51 AM   #3 
  - In the story...  Memekiller   Apr-27-09 11:54 AM   #5 
     - Except there is no flu shot for this particular flu....  villager   Apr-27-09 11:54 AM   #6 
     - but those with the flu shot...  Memekiller   Apr-27-09 11:56 AM   #8 
        - bullshit. it is no help whatsoever. Do you even understand what a vaccine is?  Lerkfish   Apr-27-09 11:59 AM   #11 
        - Apparently, not BS...  Memekiller   Apr-27-09 12:26 PM   #15 
        - Um, no, that's just you extrapolating -- people with actual medical backgrounds aren't claiming this  villager   Apr-27-09 12:01 PM   #12 
           - they are, however  northzax   Apr-27-09 01:15 PM   #16 
              - Huh? There's a secondary pneumonia that's lethal, in Mexico...  villager   Apr-27-09 01:33 PM   #19 
     - there have been 40 cases in the US  northzax   Apr-27-09 01:16 PM   #17 
        - Good question...  Memekiller   Apr-27-09 01:32 PM   #18 
           - where did the 'white' come from?  northzax   Apr-27-09 01:43 PM   #20 
              - That I can't explain n/t  Memekiller   Apr-27-09 04:10 PM   #21 
                 - but you wrote it?  northzax   Apr-27-09 04:43 PM   #22 
  - sorry, but bullshit. obviously don't understand how flu vaccines work  Lerkfish   Apr-27-09 11:53 AM   #4 
  - Again, read the story...  Memekiller   Apr-27-09 11:55 AM   #7 
     - I read the story--the story is wrong, sorry. What I told you is correct.  Lerkfish   Apr-27-09 11:58 AM   #10 
        - That may be...  Memekiller   Apr-27-09 12:17 PM   #14 
           - "I'm just reiterating ..." (i.e. spreading unsubstantiated gossip).  puebloknot   Apr-27-09 05:15 PM   #23 
  - Has Jenny McCarthy come out against developing a Swine Flu vaccine?  mzmolly   Apr-27-09 11:57 AM   #9 
     - That may be...  Memekiller   Apr-27-09 12:16 PM   #13 

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