976. Flu injection

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Dennis was a colourful character. Not self-opinionated; more enthusiastic about his opinions. He stuck to his guns more for entertainment value than from conviction. At least thatโ€™s what people thought.

One of his great hang-ups was the annual flu injection. You watch; it makes people sick! They get the flu jab and feel ill for days. And what good does it do? People go down with the flu anyway.

Dennis refused to get vaccinated. For the funeral his wife suggests we all wear something colourful.

52 thoughts on “976. Flu injection

  1. Cynthia Jobin

    I’ve known people who died from heart disease, cancer, accidents, etc…..but I’ve never met anyone in my long lifetime— nor heard of anyone first or second hand, nor in the current news—- who died of the flu.

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      I have never known anyone who died of the flu either – although the statistics make claims to quite a number each year. Do you think it could be a Republican plot? All will be revealed in the emails!

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      1. Cynthia Jobin

        The CDC–Center for Disease Control—could be seen as ominous and tyrannical, to cynics like me. It depends what they decide to call a disease…….

        I wonder if those busybee scientists in Iran (or ISIS) can discover a way to infiltrate Big Pharm and contaminate whole dose-loads of flu vaccine?

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        1. Bruce Goodman Post author

          The CDC seem to be saying that most “flu deaths” are flu related only. So if you’ve got chronic heart disease, the flu (as well as other things) can push you over the edge! I get the injection because I hate getting the flu – it’s free and it seems to work

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  2. thecontentedcrafter

    I’m with Dennis – in opinions that is. And Cynthia. Big Pharm is in the business of making money, not health [she said in her enthusiastically opinionated manner].
    PS There is to be loud music and dancing at my funeral.

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  3. arlingwoman

    I always get the flu shot. I had the flu once. Not some virus that lasts a week and you drag into work with and contaminate your co-workers. No. A chills, fever, ache-all-over, don’t even get out of bed virus that got steadily worse for an entire week, gave me bronchitis, and took six weeks to recover from. In the winter of 2003-2004, more than 48,000 people died of the flu in the US. A few years back there was a cluster of pediatric deaths from flu in Colorado early in the flu season, which seemed to freak people out and make them get flu shots, but I always tell people flu is no picnic. Get the shot. Sometimes it may not cover all the viruses circulating, but you start with some immunity. Sorry to be preachy, but it lays you low.

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      1. Bruce Goodman Post author

        Recent estimates put the 1918-1919 flu epidemic deaths between 30 and 50 million. It was introduced into New Zealand by the then Prime Minister who refused to be quarantined on board a ship when it arrived in Wellington Harbour.

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  4. Rob McShane

    I never see your endings coming – enthusiastically optimistic maybe? – but they always raise a smile. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Great debate on the ‘flu injection in the comments! My penny’s worth? Living with MS, we’re advised not to get the jab – which then makes me wonder how it can be good for anyone? Supposing to prepare your immune system for ‘the attack’ may be a good idea but then it must have an extra effect on some folks, and less on others. Each of us different. Each of us responding in our way – to the ‘flu or the vaccine. The concern for me is more around all the other substances that go into the vaccine (often including mercury) together with the antigen. Much more scary! Each to his or her own!

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      That’s extremely interesting that someone with MS is told not to get the flu jab. I have chronic heart disease, which is why I’m told to get it! As you suggest – they probably don’t tell anyone the full story.

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