Thread Tools
Jan 04, 2013, 06:31 PM
Fokker Ace's Avatar
Discussion

Media Scare of the Week


This week it's the flu, top story on the network evening newscasts tonight. U.S. News and World Report headline:

"Severe Season Feared" Yep, let's be sure and use scary words in headlines. Might as well make the letters red as well.

Flu kills a lot of people every year but since when have they started pushing flu shots for everyone?
Jan 04, 2013, 06:35 PM
Kekistani Pride
RCWorks's Avatar
Got Flu Shot? I did... Dr. orders gave it to me last time I was in.
Jan 04, 2013, 06:39 PM
Chillin till SEFF
bildo baggins's Avatar
Three folks at work got the shot. Two of them got the flu. I'm still chillin but will advise if I get it
Jan 05, 2013, 12:15 AM
Suspended Account
The flu, flu shots.... LOL

They forced a pregnant mother to take a vaccine. 4 days after the vaccine she was in the hospital giving birth to a 2 month premie. In an otherwise perfect healthy pregnancy.

This isn't medicine they do! Including the flu shot.
Jan 05, 2013, 12:17 AM
Suspended Account
They will have to shoot me or imprison me before I ever take the flu shot. And I will fully be self justified in my mind to treat anyone forcing me to take the flu shot as serious threats to my pursuit of happiness.
Jan 05, 2013, 12:19 AM
Registered User
ambientech's Avatar
I used to get flu shots every year but the last 6 or so I didn't. The media was talking about a severe flu this year so I decided to get a flu shot about a month ago and I regretted it. That night I went to sleep only to wake up about an hour later with severe body aches. I couldn't sleep the entire night and the hole next day the body aches continued. I have never had a reaction to the flu shot so I was surprised to say the least. While it only lasted about 36 hours it was worse than coming down with the flu so that will be the last time I get a flu shot.
Jan 05, 2013, 12:31 AM
Like a Boss
Heliman420's Avatar
Edit: Reported..

Quote:
Do not circumvent the swear filter

Ha
Last edited by Heliman420; Jan 05, 2013 at 03:02 AM.
Jan 05, 2013, 09:58 AM
Chillin till SEFF
bildo baggins's Avatar
Poo!
Jan 05, 2013, 10:39 AM
LcJ
LcJ
Forever TMWT Pilot #11
LcJ's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by RCWorks
Got Flu Shot? I did... Dr. orders gave it to me last time I was in.
Talk it over with your Dr, but consider the shingles immunization and if you are 60 or over the pneumonia immunization also.
Latest blog entry: RC Logger's Eye One Xtreme Quad
Jan 05, 2013, 10:40 AM
LcJ
LcJ
Forever TMWT Pilot #11
LcJ's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by ambientech
I used to get flu shots every year but the last 6 or so I didn't. The media was talking about a severe flu this year so I decided to get a flu shot about a month ago and I regretted it. That night I went to sleep only to wake up about an hour later with severe body aches. I couldn't sleep the entire night and the hole next day the body aches continued. I have never had a reaction to the flu shot so I was surprised to say the least. While it only lasted about 36 hours it was worse than coming down with the flu so that will be the last time I get a flu shot.
Did you let your Dr. know?
Latest blog entry: RC Logger's Eye One Xtreme Quad
Jan 05, 2013, 10:42 AM
Kekistani Pride
RCWorks's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by LcJ
Talk it over with your Dr, but consider the shingles immunization and if you are 60 or over the pneumonia immunization also.
I get the pneumonia immunization and the flu shot since I have been down, I am 54 and shee seems not to be taking any chances.
Jan 05, 2013, 10:44 AM
LcJ
LcJ
Forever TMWT Pilot #11
LcJ's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by RCWorks
I get the pneumonia immunization and the flu shot since I have been down, I am 54 and shee seems not to be taking any chances.
Unfortunately we have considerably weakened ourselves over the past 100 years or so and what we once built natural immunities to, we now need help to fend stuff off. Do I like it, not particularly, but neither do I want to risk something worse.
Latest blog entry: RC Logger's Eye One Xtreme Quad
Jan 05, 2013, 11:46 AM
Registered User
ambientech's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by LcJ
Did you let your Dr. know?
Yes my Doc said it was a rare reaction but does happen.
Jan 05, 2013, 12:59 PM
Chillin till SEFF
bildo baggins's Avatar
I haven't been to a doctor or dentist in 5 years and look how awesome I am
Jan 05, 2013, 05:19 PM
Don't look at me like that....
62pilot's Avatar
Sad part is, the folks that make the flu vacc has no clue what strain is out there. Pretty much throwing darts at a board. If you get the flu, the quickest, all time , fool proof course is to drink plenty of fluids, treat the symptoms and in a week or so you'll be fit as a fiddle.

Or go get some tamiflu. Still got to waIt a week or so to feel better.


And No, the flu shot can not give you the flu. It's usually a nice little coincidence that folk get the stomach bug while at the Clinic getting the flu shot.


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion are you "Scared" to fly? zeezee Electric Plane Talk 68 Apr 26, 2012 05:28 PM
Discussion red scare mistake 7oneWo1f Life, The Universe, and Politics 4 Mar 21, 2012 12:22 PM
Discussion Marshall McLuhan, Media Anylist, Media Effects BACKEMFNRG Life, The Universe, and Politics 0 Jul 11, 2007 10:53 PM
Discussion Media Cover-up Leading Journalists Expose Major Cover-ups in Media Gman2 Life, The Universe, and Politics 0 Oct 27, 2006 10:59 AM
Scared! Projeti! Scared! darenm Foamies (Kits) 25 Dec 12, 2002 08:50 AM