posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 09:35 PM
reply to post by total_slacker
Originally posted by total_slacker
reply to post by Curious and Concerned
The best way to prevent the spread of this flu, like any other strain, is to have susceptible populations vaccinated against it. Widespread and
ill-founded fears of the vaccine are going to be, I suspect, the single largest factor in ensuring that H1N1 claims many more victims than it should.
I have to disagree with you there. I'd say the best way to prevent the spread of flu is an accurate awareness of how to maintain a healthy immune
system, along with appropriate precautions by people who have contracted the virus. I'm pretty sure even a well tested seasonal vaccine could only be
considired mildly effective at preventing illness from a flu virus, while it may
lessen the implications of the symptoms.
I'm not saying you're doing the wrong thing for your kids, just that it's not what I'd do
If you have weighed up the risks and choose to get the jabs, so be it. However, I would be more focused on keeping a healthy immune system with a
healthy diet with plenty of natural vitamins, and a healthy dosing of sunlight (vitamin D).
Good luck with your up and coming flu season. We got through it without too many troubles (without a vaccine, I might add) here in NZ. Keep healthy