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Are you getting a flu shot?

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I never used to get the shot until we had kids. They are considered a high risk group at young ages, and they bring home everything once in school. Also, not that my parents Re older and one is in a home, I will do it too. Last year, we didn’t but had planned to, this year will we because we have higher risk people in my family.
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I got one today at SDM. I was the only one there at the time, took a whole 5 mins.
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Havent had 1 in the past 5-7 years. Not about to start.
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Not going to contribute to regressive Darwinism. If my body isn't strong enough to handle the flu then it's my time to go.
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Absolutely. Herd immunity to protect those who are too weak to get the vaccine. (babies, elderly, ill, etc).
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… It amazes me to see the health literacy of the general population.

No wonder the flu kills & affects so many people each year.
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Got it last week. I had the flu once... it lasted 21 days, I'll now do whatever I can to protect myself from being that sick again.

And no, the shot does not guarantee you will not get the flu, there are many different strains, the shot usually helps against the worst ones.
That's my 2cents worth
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Didn't Stephen Hawking himself say that humans messing w/ vaccines is one of the potential human extinction events? It's amazing how ppl blindly just do as they are told.

I don't like the idea of injecting foreign stuff into my healthy body. If I could survive in one of the most densely populated places on Earth (read: HK) w/o a vaccine, I think I'd be fine. I could understand having to take a shot if around children and elderly, though.
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Absolutely no ! I work in high risk industry and only had the flu once in 15 years .
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Phonophoresis wrote:
Oct 16th, 2018 1:46 pm
… It amazes me to see the health literacy of the general population.

No wonder the flu kills & affects so many people each year.
You're saying the population growth is sustainable?
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Dpack22 wrote:
Oct 17th, 2018 9:00 am
You're saying the population growth is sustainable?
You're saying the flu is how we should control our population?
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That is not when Hawking said, what he did said is "messing w/ AI is one of the potential human extinction events". Speaking of HK, would it be great if vaccine was available when H5N1 hit.
tranquility922 wrote:
Oct 16th, 2018 10:01 pm
Didn't Stephen Hawking himself say that humans messing w/ vaccines is one of the potential human extinction events? It's amazing how ppl blindly just do as they are told.

I don't like the idea of injecting foreign stuff into my healthy body. If I could survive in one of the most densely populated places on Earth (read: HK) w/o a vaccine, I think I'd be fine. I could understand having to take a shot if around children and elderly, though.
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Oct 18th, 2018 8:04 pm
That is not when Hawking said, what he did said is "messing w/ AI is one of the potential human extinction events". Speaking of HK, would it be great if vaccine was available when H5N1 hit.
He said there were 7 main events to worry about, including messing w vaccines.

Anyway, H5N1 isn't the reg flu. Why not bring in SARS while you're at it?
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What is a "reg" flu? Although Stephen Hawking never say it in public but I doubt he has any problem with flu shot (or any vaccine in the schedule), his concern is about genetic modified virus. And Hawking is a theoretical physicist, not a doctor nor pathologist.

As AncasterRFD points out, H1N1 has been included in past many years, this alone is a well justified reason to take the shot.
tranquility922 wrote:
Oct 18th, 2018 10:06 pm
He said there were 7 main events to worry about, including messing w vaccines.

Anyway, H5N1 isn't the reg flu. not bring in SARS while you're at it?

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