707CMF
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Stupid People... Shortage Of Flu Shots

Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:58 pm

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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RE: Stupid People... Shortage Of Flu Shots

Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:02 pm

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

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RE: Stupid People... Shortage Of Flu Shots

Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:03 pm

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
 
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RE: Stupid People... Shortage Of Flu Shots

Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:05 pm

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.

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RE: Stupid People... Shortage Of Flu Shots

Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:07 pm

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.
 
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RE: Stupid People... Shortage Of Flu Shots

Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:13 pm

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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RE: Stupid People... Shortage Of Flu Shots

Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:21 pm

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,

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RE: Stupid People... Shortage Of Flu Shots

Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:23 pm

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 3):

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

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RE: Stupid People... Shortage Of Flu Shots

Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:36 pm

I haven´t heard of any serious shortages of flu-vaccines here in Germany lately.
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RE: Stupid People... Shortage Of Flu Shots

Thu Nov 10, 2005 7:31 pm

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 

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RE: Stupid People... Shortage Of Flu Shots

Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:02 am

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.

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