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Thread: Flu Shot question, part Deux

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    Re: Flu Shot question, part Deux

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Do you understand the point of developing an immunity in the first place? So that you don't get swine flu. And you would have to first get swine flu to develop a natural immunity to it, which means that this reasoning doesn't make any sense.
    Considering how mild swine flu is compared to the regular variety, who cares? It's not like it's particularly dangerous to a healthy adult. I'd no more get a vaccination for the common cold.
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    Re: Flu Shot question, part Deux

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Have fun getting an immunity from polio without a vaccine.
    Because that's something that's currently crippling the nation...
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    Re: Flu Shot question, part Deux

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Do you understand the point of developing an immunity in the first place? So that you don't get swine flu. And you would have to first get swine flu to develop a natural immunity to it, which means that this reasoning doesn't make any sense.
    It does if you are looking to develop a stronger immunity to the disease.
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    Re: Flu Shot question, part Deux

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    It does if you are looking to develop a stronger immunity to the disease.
    What is the purpose of developing a stronger immunity to the disease? Flu viruses are such that you are going to get each of them exactly 0 or 1 times in your life, whether you're vaccinated or not. So contracting the flu so that you can get an immunity to it makes no sense. It's like burning your house down to prevent someone else from burning it down in the future.
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    Re: Flu Shot question, part Deux

    Wired Magazine debunked some of the pseudoscience that the anti-vaccine people are peddling:

    H1N1 Flu Shot: 3 Major Fears Debunked | Magazine
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    Re: Flu Shot question, part Deux

    If it becomes a larger problem I might support mandatory vaccines. Currently, I think it would cause too many frightened Glenn Beck viewers to deteste their government to be worth it. But if it starts killing more then yeah.

    I do support the government subsidizing it, and vaccines in general. It's one product that even if you choose not to obtain the vaccine, you benefit by others taking it. Others, by vaccinating themselves, won't get the swine flu and thus won't pass it on to you. So those that don't get vaccinated are basically free loaders on the system - so subsidies are good.

    So I think the government should strongly encourage it but not force it.

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    Re: Flu Shot question, part Deux

    if i was in the US i would not get one for any reason.
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