flu vaccine

Nov 4, 2008, 12:25 pm by Lew

get vaccinatedI the flu vaccine today. If you don't get vaccinated you are a jerk. If you aren't part of the solution you are a vector. Oh and go vote while you are out.

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12 Comments

Mark Says:

Nov 4, 2008

The way i see it, is the flu vaccines are for intended for the elderly, the weak, and the young. I dont qualify and I'm not about to use up perfectly good serum that someone else could benefit from.

If i get the flu my badass immune system will handle it. However I do love me some allergy shots

Paul Stiverson Says:

Nov 4, 2008

I will not the flu vaccine today, or any day. I too give my immune system the benefit of the doubt, and refuse to disallow it the practice of dominating the puny flu when I encounter it.

The flu vaccine is bad for evolution.

lew Says:

Nov 4, 2008

when there is a shortage yes, reserve it for those who are most at risk. when that is not the case don't make yourself a vector. do not just think of yourself, think of those you infect. you may not suffer, but someone you give it to might.

Mark Says:

Nov 5, 2008

I've been working since 16. I've only had to take off sick from work on 3 separate days, 2 of them were trips to the hospital, and the other one probably should have been too. I dont get sick, i just have really chitty allergies.

if i get to my golden years I will most probably employee them.

zach Says:

Nov 5, 2008

if you can't write a coherent sentence, you deserve the flu

zach Says:

Nov 5, 2008

also yeah, flu vaccines select against what is projected to be the most abundant strains, but select for all the thousands of other strains. just wash your fucking hands, take your vitamins and don't eat off the floor.

lew Says:

Nov 5, 2008

The major strains also make up the vast majority of influenza cases. The major strains are the major strains because they are the most infectious. Perhaps there would be a selection for some rare strains, a few more cases of a rare flu would sure as hell be better than the yearly epidemic we experience. If we could make a large dent in population of vectors we could reduce the chances influenza has to evolve and proliferate. You have had pneumonia, you might have it again. So you wash your fucking hands. Again I am not worried about myself getting the flu. I have not had a sick day since high school. I am arguing that we need to reduce the number of flu vectors. Just because you don't suffer doesn't mean you aren't getting other sick.

Also, don't waste your money on vitamins, just have a good diet.

Paul Stiverson Says:

Nov 6, 2008

While we’re giving out free advice: don't mouth-pipette salmonella, also be especially careful not to use broken glassware.

lew Says:

Nov 6, 2008

more free advice: dr. pepper is not an effective anti-microbial.

vince Says:

Nov 10, 2008

I don't believe in the flu vaccine as I don't believe in anti-bacterial soap. You need to come back to grad-school.

lew Says:

Nov 10, 2008

I completely agree about antimicrobial soaps. They are bad news all around. However to extend ones distrust towards vaccination is overstepping the analogy. Both are intended to prevent disease, that is where the similarity ends. There is a big difference between real immunity and a toxic placebo. I can't see why anyone would turn down immunity to a dangerous disease. It worries me in fact. I worry that scientists are buying into tabloid vaccine fears.

I have had a vaccine-boner for years, so leaving grad school has nothing to do with it. I know. Ask Dr. Krug, he can settle this. If he says healthy people should not get the flu then I'll change my mind.

vince Says:

Dec 8, 2008

I know this is late, but I'm not buying into tabloid fears. I'm buying into my own trust of my immune system as well as evolution. I'll ask Krug.

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