posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 05:14 AM
Refuse - WA
The thing is, 99% of flu cases in Vic and NSW are Swine Flu - yes, this is serious and very scary. But the Tamiflu vacc isn't even working now. The
flu is mutating too fast. Any vaccine we are given now will not work in the future on any new strain....so I'm not taking it, especially since its
been rushed through as well.
I was reading about this in New Scientist yesterday and this is EXACTLY how the deadly Spanish flu outbreak began. The first wave was not as deadly
and people didn't take it seriously. I can't believe people are still thinking this will blow over. We have not HAD a virilant strain of flu like
this in Australia or the world that has wiped out ALL the other regular yearly types of flu in a very long time.
You see, when you get a flu vaccine shot each year (for normal flu's) there are about 10 different types of vaccine in it to combat the various
flu's we have every winter. There isn't just ONE yearly flu...there are many. Swine Flu has pushed ALL of those flu's aside to be the dominant
one...THAT is a true pandemic flu.
So no, no vaccine now is going to help any new strain of sing flu in the future. The faster a flu spreads the more likely it is to mutate...and like I
said, Swing Flu is already resistant to the Tamiflu vaccine and it has taken over in Oz as the number one flu strain.