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The Flu Is So Hot Right Now!

Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by Crocop42, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Crocop42 Brown Belt

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    it's the new thing, and everyone is getting it.


    in ny, the flu taking the media by storm. it's the only thing i'm hearing about right now. I have noticed a flu outbreak in people around me. why is the flu shot being pumped so much right now. everything and everyone is telling me to get the flu shot. i don't want it, and i will not get it (i'm going to edit this when i get the flu). for some reason it scares the hell out of me.
    from my very, very basic knowledge of on anything science, i think i've heard that a virus will always adapt. the flu seems to mutate at a very high pace. i've heard the vaccine they're pumping out isn't even for the strain that people are getting now.

    is it like this everywhere? i'm getting that generic mutated/medical mishap movie/video game feeling from this scenario.
     
  2. ufcfan4 Can't Andle The Riddum

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    It's going to end with a desolate Time square and will smith battling a bunch of flu zombies.
     
  3. Malas Sent via carrier pigeon

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    Pretty sure it's terrible in Illinois, where I am.

    I haven't gotten it yet, but I'm starting to hear stories close to me.
     
  4. MortalWombat Vombatus Sherdoggus

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    Lol. Quick check - are we talking The Flu, or just one of the various urti's that get labelled "The Flu" by the uninformed?


    Either way, wash your hands, kiddies.
     
  5. thebluerider caelgender ftw

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    i got da flu shot im impervious
     
  6. Fawlty Guest

    Watch out for pneumonia after you think you feel better. That's kicking a lot of asses right now.
     
  7. Dinkin_Flicka So easy it's hard

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    It's been going through our office, but I got the shot a few months back. Still planning on taking a few fake sick days this week though.
     
  8. Malas Sent via carrier pigeon

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    My great-grandmother fought through that about a month or so ago.
     
  9. JonesBones Excuse my contraflow

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    in before conspiracy theorists think it is a fear mongering plot by big pharma and vaccines are poison.
     
  10. GSPOAB Postin' 25/8 Platinum Member

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    I aint catching shit, my immune system is sick.
     
  11. JonesBones Excuse my contraflow

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    You can get a vaccine for that that lasts for life. I think I'm gonna get one at my next doctor appointment. That shit is not to be fucked with. Never had it but don;t want it either.
     
  12. feedmelies You done goof'd

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    How does that work? I thought the flu virus constantly mutated?
     
  13. JonesBones Excuse my contraflow

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    I was referring to the pneumonia vaccine that lasts for life. They reformulate the flu vaccine every year, and you have to get a new one every year.
     
  14. Fawlty Guest

    I don't think I'd put faith into a lifetime flu shot just yet. Eventually we'll have one and the flu will be a memory, but we've only had this huge annual flu shot program for a relatively short time.

    ed: you meant pneumonia, nevermind. I didn't know we had one of those, interesting.
     
  15. Vitamin C Black Belt

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    Pneumonia is the inflammation of alveoli in the lungs, and may be caused by any number of viruses or bacteria.

    edit; just looked it up. Seemed to my knowledge something that shouldn't be possible (One shot in a lifetime.) That is what they are saying, though in Alberta you cannot get it if you are under 65.
     
  16. El Chimpo Cruel Man Platinum Member

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    havent had the flu.....ever
     
  17. Nihongi Red Belt

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    just coming off of a bad one myself and its been going around my job as well.
     
  18. LS1Rx7 Blue Belt

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    It's not pnemonia but a bad cough seems to be going around more so than the flu
     
  19. Josh Guest

    True that. There is a vaccine for some of the more common bacterial pneumonias, but calling it a pneumonia vaccine is a bit of a stretch.
     
  20. Bullitt68 Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    That swine flu thing a few years ago freaked everyone out, and ever since, flu coverage has increased to much more than it used to be, at least that I've noticed. And I care just as much now as I ever did, and that's not at all. I just go about my business, and if I get sick, I let my body do what it's supposed to do: Fight it and get stronger.

     

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