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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:10 PM

14. Never got one....

and probably won't until I'm in the golden years and have one or more chronic diseases that truly necessitate getting one.

I rarely get the flu.
I wash my hands regularly.

If I do get sick, I stay home.

Your body builds a memory of defense against viruses through previous exposure to viruses. Antigenic Sin puts us at a disadvantage because before our bodies start to fight off a new virus, it's busy drumming up antibodies (through it's memory) to fight old viruses and results in a slowed reaction to the new strain(s). IF every year through a flu shot, we are introducing antibodies for 3-5 different strains, that adds up over time and creates a huge pool of differing virus activating antibodies (from which we will later draw from memory at next new strain exposure), slowing down our response even more, delaying recovery or opening ourselves up to associated complications.

By getting flu shots every year, we are creating more a dependency on the vaccine later on. Manufacturers know this.

Ask yourself.... Did I not get the flu last year because I had the flu shot or because I wasn't exposed? You won't ever know will you? You might just attribute it to the flu shot and keep getting them? Maybe you referred to the research...but 98% of research is funded by the manufacturer and 97% of that research favors the drug being tested. That's a fact, give or take a percentage point or two.

People didn't vaccinate in large numbers last year and much vaccine went to waste = $$$ Lost (or not made). Now we get this announcement....."Early" and "Bad".

I guess we'll see.

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DonViejo Dec 2012 OP
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Lugnut Dec 2012 #13
LineNew Reply Never got one....
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