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John1956PA Donating Member (282 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 05:23 PM
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2. I, too, bypassed the 1976 flu shot, but I got my first one last October.
After a few miserable bouts with the flu in recent years, I got a flu shot in October of last year. The flu symptoms which I experienced this flu season (in February) were not as severe as those which I suffered in recent years. Therefore, I think I will get another flu shot this coming October.
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  -1976: Fear of a great plague. elocs  Apr-25-09 05:13 PM   #0 
  - One death versus 70 (out of c. 1000 known cases)...  Spider Jerusalem   Apr-25-09 05:19 PM   #1 
  - Personally, I'm going to shrug it off.  elocs   Apr-25-09 05:26 PM   #3 
     - Isn't there a middle ground between "panic" and "shrugging it off"?  MercutioATC   Apr-25-09 06:00 PM   #12 
        - Because these media hype stories always end the same way.  dem629   Apr-25-09 06:08 PM   #14 
        - I see, so if you get advance warning you're determined not to use it...  MercutioATC   Apr-25-09 06:10 PM   #15 
        - I certain there is, but my personal choice is shrugging it off.  elocs   Apr-25-09 07:37 PM   #24 
  - I, too, bypassed the 1976 flu shot, but I got my first one last October.  John1956PA   Apr-25-09 05:23 PM   #2 
  - I cannot even begin to remember the last time I had the flu.  elocs   Apr-25-09 05:50 PM   #10 
     - If you have the flu you know it  Mojorabbit   Apr-25-09 06:10 PM   #16 
        - Cold versus flu:  elocs   Apr-25-09 06:30 PM   #17 
           - exactly nt  Mojorabbit   Apr-25-09 06:42 PM   #19 
              - My point being that it is not simple to tell if you have only a cold or the flu:  elocs   Apr-25-09 07:23 PM   #21 
                 - My two flu bouts gave me an intense DRY cough unlike that of any cold I ever had.  John1956PA   Apr-25-09 08:20 PM   #27 
                    - We are Democrats here and we like choice. My personal choice based upon my experience and opinion  elocs   Apr-26-09 12:30 AM   #33 
  - Johnny Carson called swine flu, "The cure for which there is no known disease."  bulloney   Apr-25-09 05:27 PM   #4 
  - I think Dave Barry's Martian Death Flu must have been the '76 swine flu  csziggy   Apr-25-09 09:41 PM   #29 
  - " I never had a flu shot then and I have never had any flu shot and I won't start now either."  depakid   Apr-25-09 05:30 PM   #5 
  - No, I don't think so, but you evidently know better about me than I do. n/t  elocs   Apr-25-09 05:47 PM   #7 
     - I just know about foolhardy people- and what it usually takes  depakid   Apr-25-09 05:48 PM   #8 
        - I wonder if the local music teacher who got Guillain-Barre syndrome after getting a swine flu shot  elocs   Apr-25-09 05:56 PM   #11 
           - That also happened to my sister  newfie11   Apr-25-09 06:05 PM   #13 
           - Ah, more anti-vaccine nuttery  depakid   Apr-25-09 06:34 PM   #18 
              - My personal cure for judgmental know-it-alls: IGNORE. It works every time. n/t  elocs   Apr-25-09 07:27 PM   #22 
              - Perhaps you should get an education.  newfie11   Apr-25-09 07:42 PM   #25 
              - That has nothing at all to do with current influenza vaccinations  depakid   Apr-25-09 09:25 PM   #28 
              - There were problems with the swine flu vaccine  dflprincess   Apr-25-09 11:19 PM   #31 
  - I remember it too.  cwydro   Apr-25-09 05:36 PM   #6 
  - The timing is convenient, and the lack of geographic pattern curious.  TexasObserver   Apr-25-09 05:48 PM   #9 
  - The geographic dispersion is not at all unusual  depakid   Apr-25-09 07:48 PM   #26 
  - i remember that time vividly  DianeK   Apr-25-09 07:02 PM   #20 
  - Didn't think it was that long ago. Damn.  Vidar   Apr-25-09 07:35 PM   #23 
  - We are being attacked just like the Anthrax  lovuian   Apr-25-09 09:45 PM   #30 
  - Yes, we need to fear being treated like swine. That and "fear itself"  omega minimo   Apr-26-09 12:10 AM   #32 
  - So said a dead relative of yours in 1918  Joe the Revelator   Apr-26-09 12:35 AM   #34 

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