. . . because I couldn't find a decent cilice in my size.
We will not even consider taking this vaccine. It is untested and there are too many unknowns. And besides, if our government says it's necesary, they're probably wrong. As always!
Yeah, ever since we got this new president--everything's critical. I had a flu vaccine this year--but not the H1N1--I'm just taking my chances.
I like to read true medical stories. One that I read is by John M. Barry. It is called "The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Dedliest Plague in History."The influenza of 1918 killed over 100 million people. In just 24 weeks, it killed more people than AIDS has killed in 24 years.Barry details how the flu moves about, and how war contributes to its spread. 1918 was still WWI. He describes how (and why) the virus mutates.1918 was before antibiotics, but it was also before there was travel on the scale that there is now. The influenza then hit the young especially hard, as the H1N1 is predicted to do. That is because the young haven't been exposed to it before. It also was very hard on pregnant women, who died in greater numbers than years before, and it killed those with compromised immune systems, and it killed the caretakers. These are the same groups who are first in line for the H1N1 vaccine.And yes, this book was written before the H1N1 virus was first feared.
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