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Originally posted by asmeone2You just watch. Give it 4-5 decades or less, and we'll all be like you, just as antibiotics are gradually losing effectiveness.
Originally posted by Wildbob77
I get mine every year.
I almost never get the flu and if I get it, it's usually mild.
I say get the shot.
Originally posted by Mean Red Spider
reply to post by Static Sky
No. I've known too many people who say they went years without getting sick, until they got a flu shot. Now they get sick every year.
I use an herb called Elderberry. When in your blood, viruses stick to it. They can't get into your cells to reproduce. It gives your immune system a little extra time to figure out how to kill 'em. It works equally well against ANY flu strain.
Originally posted by fleabit
I strongly suggest you ask your doctor, or check medical sites, for this sort of advice. This is probably, imo, one of the worst places to get information that might impact your health or well-being. Most people who do decide to get or not get the flu shot though, seems to do so on their own non-researched feelings as it were.
Originally posted by americandingbat
reply to post by asmeone2
Although I'm not ready to commit myself on that issue, I tend to think you're right. At least about diseases like influenza, which have very low complication rates among a healthy populace. I also dislike all the various antibacterial soaps, towels, Kleenex, cleaning products, etc. that industry has been pushing over the last decade. Sometimes bacteria are our buddies.
But I do think the flu shot is worthwhile for any demographic that runs a high risk of complication. And though I wouldn't take the pharmaceutics company's word for its efficacy, I've read enough studies to be convinced that it works, in its limited way.