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Originally posted by irishchic
FYI: Briefly and I mean literally from almost across the room chatted with someone at the gym who has a place down at Corpus Christi on the Texas coast.
She and her husband have been "sick as dogs" for a week after going down there,you ask why she's in the gym? She's an idiot IMO.
Told me that almost everyone she knows in their commuinty there is/has been reallly sick with "something"that sure sounds like it might be our friend Swiney.
I asked why she didn't just stay home and she replied "It's all just made up suff about the damn flu and I'm not going to worry about it."
Great....I literally dosed myself,my vehicle,and everything else with santizer and am going to call ahead to see if she's there before going for a while.
Got a NOT FOUND error on this one from Lima, Peru:
Report Date: 5/16/2009
Reported Location: Lima, Peru
Confirmed Cases: 1
Peruvian Health Minister Oscar Ugarte said an Argentine woman had been confirmed as the first case of swine flu in Peru after falling ill with flu-like symptoms.
Originally posted by winotka
reply to post by yzzyUK
From what I understand, about 30 min. of sun without sunscreen before 10 a.m. or after 3 p.m. would be the optimal way to get natural vitamin D.
Originally posted by irishchic
reply to post by ecoparity
WOW!!! This would be so amazing and think you absolutely deserve "something fabulous" to happen because you are literally going out on a limb in order to probably save lives.
I am in awe and thank you for everything!
Okay..l.now how the HELL do they come up with the damn number 52?????
Adults Older Than 52 May Resist Swine Flu, CDC Says
I understand the specious rationale but damn,this will really instill a flippin' "false sense of security" to that sector of the population who is typically MORE affected and I think it stinks to actually throw a number out there like it was written in blood or something.
Population-pruning at it's finest continues...sighing here.
[edit on 20-5-2009 by irishchic]
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend annual influenza vaccination for all children aged six months to 18 years.
The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (3rd revision) also recommends annual flu vaccination of asthmatic children older than six months.
In order to determine whether the vaccine was effective in reducing the number of hospitalizations that all children, and especially the ones with asthma, faced over eight consecutive flu seasons, the researchers conducted a cohort study of 263 children who were evaluated at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota from six months to 18 years of age, each of whom had had laboratory-confirmed influenza between 1996 to 2006. The investigators determined who had and had not received the flu vaccine, their asthma status and who did and did not require hospitalization. Records were reviewed for each subject with influenza-related illness for flu vaccination preceding the illness and hospitalization during that illness.
They found that children who had received the flu vaccine had three times the risk of hospitalization, as compared to children who had not received the vaccine. In asthmatic children, there was a significantly higher risk of hospitalization in subjects who received the TIV, as compared to those who did not (p= 0.006). But no other measured factors—such as insurance plans or severity of asthma—appeared to affect risk of hospitalization.
“While these findings do raise questions about the efficacy of the vaccine, they do not in fact implicate it as a cause of hospitalizations,” said Dr. Joshi. “More studies are needed to assess not only the immunogenicity, but also the efficacy of different influenza vaccines in asthmatic subjects.”