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The World Health Organization adopted more of a wait-and-see attitude to the virus, writes Kreston. They eventually found that the strain of flu that year was not a repeat or escalation of the 1918 flu, but “the U.S. government was unstoppable,” di Justo writes. They had promised a vaccine, so there needed to be a vaccine.
originally posted by: Fallingdown
a reply to: rickymouse
I am not a anti vaxer by any means .
If it looked I like should take it.
I would take it .
I’d just be willing to let the couple million people go first .
originally posted by: Alien Abduct
a reply to: schuyler
Quit being reasonable. Don't you know you are required to panic?
Is being prepared considered panicking?
originally posted by: rickymouse
I personally will not get the vaccine for the Coronavirus when it comes out. Maybe after it has been around for three years I will consider it. I have a bad reaction to the flu vaccine, I don't think I want to chance getting a reaction to the coronavirus vaccine. Call it paranoid, but if the flu vaccine can kill me, I may have the same problem with the new CV vaccine.
My new doctor doesn't believe me when I say I won't take the flu shot, even though the doctor who gave it to me said I should never again get one because of my reaction the second time I got it. I had told him before I had gotten a bad flu from it and he laughted, he wasn't laughing when I came into his office looking like I was on deaths door a week later. But, he never put it in writing or if he did those records got lost somewhere, I never got anything in writing from him, I was only thirty six, I never considered he would be retiring in ten years and that the other doctors would toss out most of the records they got from him. Every time I switched doctors over the years, it seemed like some of the records disappeared. I do not know how many tests I had to take over when I went to a new doctor, especially the heart stress test. I have had tachychardia all my life, it wouldn't change. It is not like I ever was trying to get disability from it, it was just an inconvenience.
originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: Fallingdown
a reply to: schuyler
I prep because me and the wife were stranded one winter for a couple weeks without power after a major ice storm with no power and had to rely on a papa johns with a generator for food.
It just so happens that many of those preps will also be useful in this situation.
The chances that this is big enough to require extensive preparation is statistically rather low.
To declare a "national emergency" based on less than a dozen deaths is rather ridiculous.
Wearing masks, for example, is a useless exercise. Most masks don't work and most people don't wear them correctly.
In the United States between 30,000 and 50,000 people per year die of the flu. Yet you did not prepare for that--year after year. Indeed, it's like pulling teeth to get people to get a flu shot, which this year has about a 50% efficacy rate, meaning it is statistically worthwhile to get.
The problem is not the virus. Even if you get the virus, the odds are overwhelming that you will survive it. The problem is the panic. So if everyone is rushing to the store to buy toilet paper you'd better horde a thousand rolls today or miss out!
If you feel compelled to do something useful, go wash your hands.
The most common symptoms are fever (88%) and dry cough (68%). Exhaustion (38%), expectoration of mucus when coughing (33%), shortness of breath (18%), sore throat (14%), headaches (14%), muscle aches (14%), chills (11%) are also common. Less frequent are nausea and vomiting (5%), stuffy nose (5%) and diarrhoea (4%). Running nose is not a symptom of Covid.