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Stupid People... Shortage Of Flu Shots  
User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1219 times:

It appears France is suffering from a lack of flu shots these days... Guess what happened ?

Apparently, a lot of people are now fearful of catching the bird flu (H5N1 virus), so they are getting vaccined against human flu. As a result, elderly people who want to get protection against the human flu (they are the ones at risk there ) cannot get their shot anymore.

Thanks to the newspaper, even though they say the opposite, people now believe :
- bird flu is a clear and present danger, (let us remember the H5N1 virus only affects the birds, it needs a mutation to affect humans),
- flu vaccine shots will prevent people to get it (while this vaccine is protecting only from the human flu, and there is for the moment no vaccine against the bird flu)...
- Oh yes, forget that one : you can catch bird flu by eating chicken...

How is it in other countries ? Are your fellow countrymen as stupid as mine on that matter ?

Cheers,

707

[Edited 2005-11-10 09:59:04]

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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1214 times:

Quoting 707CMF (Thread starter):
Apparently, a lot of people are now fearful of catching the bird flu (H5N1 virus), so they are getting vaccined against human flu.

ROTFLMAO ! How stupid can one get !!!  rotfl 

Quoting 707CMF (Thread starter):
you can catch bird flu by eating chicken...

If you eat chicken sushi, yes  Wink

UTA  checkeredflag 



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User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1207 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 1):
If you eat chicken sushi, yes  Wink

Actually, if you eat chicken sushi of a chicken infected by the (yet unseen) mutated virus !!!

Cheers,

707


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1205 times:

Quoting 707CMF (Reply 2):
Actually, if you eat chicken sushi of a chicken infected by the (yet unseen) mutated virus !!!

I just saw a pic of it in Science et Vie. It looks a lot like Runway23.

UTA  checkeredflag 



Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
User currently offlineWillo From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1204 times:

Same thing happening in the UK. My 85 year old father-in-law has been waiting 3 weeks for his shot as they have run out of vaccine due to stupid people who don't need it being innoculated "against bird flu". The media haven't helped by their constant coverage and over hyping of the risks.

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1201 times:

No different in the States . . . . and for sure in Alaska. There was talk of it on the local news in recent days . . . .

Quoting Willo (Reply 4):
The media haven't helped by their constant coverage and over hyping of the risks.

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User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1198 times:

Much more seriously, let us also remember that although a healthy human adult can get the flu, he is usually able to fight it we he catch it. Not a piece of cake though, I caught the flu last winter, I got the week in hell (39 C for a few days, completely K.O. the days after...). I survived though.
An elderle person, now, that is another story. If Willo's father in law catch the flu without having been vaccined, his chances of survival are absolutely not the same. IMO, it is egoistic, and almost criminal for a healthy 35 year old to get that shot if a 85 year old cannot.

Cheers,

707


User currently offlineRunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2214 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1196 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 3):

I just saw a pic of it in Science et Vie. It looks a lot like Runway23.

UTA

Fool have you seen your face.


User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1189 times:

I haven´t heard of any serious shortages of flu-vaccines here in Germany lately.
-HT



Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3771 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1173 times:

Quoting 707CMF (Reply 2):
Actually, if you eat chicken sushi of a chicken infected by the (yet unseen) mutated virus !!!

Chicken Sushi? What have you been smoking? Chicken doobies?  drool 

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1135 times:

The people I've talked to seem to know that the bird flu and human flu are different. They also know that the traditional annual "flu shot" won't protect against bird flu. The media has done a good job explaining things.

Mark


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