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Thread: Survey: 37 percent of Americans plan to skip flu vaccine this season

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    Re: Survey: 37 percent of Americans plan to skip flu vaccine this season

    I got my shot, and so did my wife and kiddo. I've had the flu a couple times, and it's scary as well as very uncomfortable and inconvenient. You literally can't work when you have it, and I wouldn't want to waste a week of my PTO on that.

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    Re: Survey: 37 percent of Americans plan to skip flu vaccine this season

    Quote Originally Posted by MrWonka View Post
    Wow, how did you fit so much despicable garbage into such a small paragraph. Let's start with the second dumb sentence first...



    You cannot force someone against their will to get a flu shot. That would be an egregious breach of someone's human rights. The best you could maybe do is restrict someone's access to certain places like schools and nursing homes if they choose not to get the shot, but the government cannot force someone to get it against their will entirely.


    No, it isn't. It's important to call stupid behavior out for being stupid if for absolutely no other reason that to help young people who don't understand differentiate. Take smoking. Technically it's legal and if you really want to smoke cigarettes you're free to do so, but it's important that everyone knows how ****ing stupid cigarettes are so that young people don't get tricked into think it'll make them cool.

    If you want to start smoking you go right ahead, but I am free to call you an idiot if you do so. By the same token if you decide not to get a flu shot because you stupidly think it's going to give you the flu then you are stupid and I'm going to call you that. If you work with children, have small children or spend a lot of time around the elderly you should definitely get a flu shot. It's stupid of you not to do that.
    Plenty of people still smoke and you may not have noticed, but there are a lot of laws restricting that behavior. I choose not to smoke, but thereís not much anyone can do to stop someone from making that choice. Calling them stupid will certainly sway them over to your position, Iím sure.

    I didnít say you could catch the flu from a flu shot, for **** sake. I said some people react badly to it. When I was in the military and required to get various vaccinations, I had a very bad reaction to one, I think it was a combo of diphtheria and a couple other things. No, I didnít think Iíd contracted diphtheria.

    The government forces behavior all the time. Take your smoking example. Whenís the last time you had to ask for the non-smoking section of a restaurant?
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    Re: Survey: 37 percent of Americans plan to skip flu vaccine this season

    Quote Originally Posted by MrWonka View Post
    I'm actually incredibly surprised the number is that low honestly. I'm not getting a flue shot this year. It's not because I'm scared of the side effects or think it's going to give me the flu or anything like that. I just don't think I really need it that badly. I can't even remember the last time I've gotten the flu and I've never had a flu shot. I don't work around children or the elderly. I don't have kids of my own or anything so I'm not super worried about getting it or giving it to someone else. Even if I myself ended up getting the flu it would suck, but as a 37 year old guy I'm not going to die from it or have any permanent damage from it.

    I'm not telling anybody not to get it, the science is sound and there's nothing wrong with being safe. I just don't think the $25/year is worth it to me and I'm frankly surprised that 63% of American adults actually are going to get it.
    I'm with you. If I happen to get the flu oh well, a couple days rest in bed and hot soup. Some over the counter medicine to ease my pain and next week i'll be good as new. That's if I happen to get it which is like a 20% chance. The vaccine is not worth my time, money, or the prick in the arm.
    Now watch what you say or they'll be calling you a radical, liberal, fanatical, criminal.

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    Re: Survey: 37 percent of Americans plan to skip flu vaccine this season

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    People making their own choices with full understanding of the consequences are stupid?
    I wonder if they've ever had the flu. i've have had it & it is terrible. And contagious.

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