Re: Could this have been the flu?
The flu shot only covers the worst 3 (the ones that can kill you) of the season. Obviously, the one that's responsible for some of the deaths lately wasn't expected.
If one has had the flu shot and became ill afterwards with the flu, there are so many flu viruses floating around, she/he probably had one of them. OR, she may have gotten the flu she was immunised against -- but didn't have it as bad as it could have been.
The motives of the medical establishment for immunisation are to prevent high numbers of deaths for those who are more liable to get it (children, elderly, workers in the health field, workers in schools, those with lung disorders, immuno disorders, etc).
I have the flu shot yearly when I was a young and in school, and then when I developed asthma as an adult. I don't have a problem with getting it....but, I do have a problem with what's in the shot other than the non-live virus. I feign ignorance and go with it. I have had the flu probably 5 times altogether since getting them. I couldn't imagine being any sicker than I was.
I'm fairly confident that this latest flu will be part of the immunisation next year.
I hope you stay flu-free --- enjoy the holiday season.
It's all a matter of perspective!
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Last edited by quincy; 12-20-2003 at 12:12 AM.