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Originally posted by DropOfKim
reply to post by ecoparity
I have definitely taken your advice and scheduled my husband and I for the pneumonia vaccine on Monday at our local clinic. I was actually shocked at how easy it was to schedule without a bunch of questions being asked. I didn't know it was really my own decision for things like this. Any others I should pick up while I am there?
They have referred my daughter (12) to the local health dept. for her shot. My question is are there two different shots, one for children and one for adults? If not, I assume this is due to how the vaccines are funded.
Get 'em while the getting is good, I guess. Don't like vaccines, but it sounds like I would enjoy viral pneumonia even less.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Originally posted by captaintrippy
First time I've heard hallucinations mentioned as a symptom.
I've read that 'confusion' is a symptom. It may be because of high fever.
But at any rate ... confusion and 'hallucinations' could be closely related.
Originally posted by ecoparity
Originally posted by yzzyUK
The rest of the world sails by and tuts at the news.... Found this on my manic googling travels...
all these people have pre-existing complications.. wake me up when we get an actual death. I don't think we have anything to worry about yet
You have to give the PTB credit for knowing how to manipulate the sheep. The addition of "underlying conditions" to every death report is a CDC mandate direct from the top. Now you see exactly why it's being done.
"The only pre-existing condition he has is gout, which is unrelated to complications he's experienced now."
NEW YORK ( WPIX) -- An assistant principal at a Queens public school, who came down with a severe case of swine flu, is clinging to life at a local hospital.
Doctors say Mitchell Wiener, 55, a 31-year veteran teacher at IS 238 in Hollis, is breathing only with the help of a ventilator. He was admitted to Flushing Hospital Wednesday morning and has since slipped into a deep coma, leaving him in critical condition.
Wiener was reportedly diagnosed with gout a year and a half ago which doctors say may have worsened his case of the H1N1 virus.
Family members are blaming city officials, whom they claim moved too slow in closing the school. Wiener's wife, Bonnie, told the NY Daily News that her husband wanted the school shut down last week, after an unusually large number of students came to the nurse's office complaining of flu-like symptoms. But instead, Bonnie claims the city Health Department "chastised him and told him he was going to start a panic."
Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the city's actions Friday, while Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden acknowledged the fact the city was aware of swine flu cases at the school before classes resumed Monday.
Two other city schools - IS 5 in Elmhurst and Public School 16 in Corona - were also ordered to shut down until next Friday because of a rash of sicknesses and absences.
Bloomberg said the latest cases of the flu appear to be generally mild and currently there are no plans to close additional schools. He did add, however, that officials will closely be monitoring the situation.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Texas health officials say a 33-year-old Corpus Christi man died earlier this month of swine flu.Corpus Christi-Nueces County Health District's Dr. William Burgin Jr. said Friday that the man died May 5 or May 6 after becoming sick a few days earlier. He says the man preexisting medical conditions, including heart problems, that made it more difficult for him to survive any viral illness.
President Obama is finally ready to appoint the CDC chief. Today he'll announce that Thomas Frieden, New York City's health commissioner, will inherit the spot from Richard Bresser in June. Frieden, who worked at the CDC for 12 years before coming to New York, is thought to already be on the forefront of the fight against swine flu. "This is a tremendously exciting time for public health," Bresser said of his successor. "Frieden is one of the nation's leading public health experts and a consummate innovator."
Mexico's federal Health Department said Friday that about a quarter of those who died there were obsese or suffered from diabetes, while 11 percent had cardiovascular problems and 9 percent smoked.
It listed no complicating factors for most of Mexico's first 45 deaths, however, and none of them were reported to have respiratory ailments or other infectious diseases.