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originally posted by: JohnnyCanuck
a reply to: Metallicus
I trust my doctor implicitly. He wants me to get a flu shot, so I get a flu shot. As to being a complete idiot? I trust him more than I trust the University of YouTube. Who's the idiot?
originally posted by: NightSkyeB4Dawn
a reply to: theonenonlyone
I gave you my story as fact because I lived it and am only able to tell you what happened to me. Had the flu yearly, started the flu shot 3 yrs ago and no flue since then.
I believe you, but you do see where someone a little less trusting, may say if we used those types of thought processes, we would be linking water, diet, and Vitamin C as a cure for the flu, since there has been instances where people used water, diet, and Vitamin C and haven't gotten the flu since then.
Just saying, there is that remote possibility that even if you hadn't gotten the flu shot, that you may have not gotten the flu.
You want to believe the flu shot stopped you from getting the flu, and there is nothing wrong with that, but you can't prove that. So why do you want to belittle others, and say their beliefs are idiotic, when you are actually in the same place they are, just on the opposite of the line.
The CDC admits that they can't guarantee the efficacy of the flu vaccine. So if you trust them so much, why don't you believe them?
originally posted by: randyvs
Meningitis occurs in people who aren't vaccinated, and it's been known to medical science long before vaccines. Check outbreaks (and deaths) at college campuses. It's very contagious, and very deadly. I remember some of the local outbreaks during my childhood where kids died.