posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 09:14 AM
Take it for what it is, I can't give names.
Last week, I spoke to a good friend of mine whose sister works for the CDC. She often provides us with information regarding illnesses, medications,
vaccinations, whatever she comes across. Well, my friend specifically asked her if she should get her kids (the nieces and nephews) vaccinated
against swine flu. The sister told her no, do not get it. More interesting is that she nor her coworkers received it either (she said that they were
told not to get it). Personally, I often take her advice, but considering the circumstances (as I can't provide her name or anything I totally
understand the skepticism).
The second person I spoke with was my pediatrician. He also advised me not to get it, nor to get my kids vaccinated. He told me that his
reservations, many discussed on ATS, lack of sufficient testing, lack of proper diagnosis of H1N1, overall media hype, etc, he didn't even order it,
if his patients request it he directs them to the community hospital.
The third is my personal doctor. I am immunosuppressed, and have many complication factors (diabetes, previously I had asthma, high blood pressure
mainly induces from other prescriptions gotta love it) I was told not to receive the shot either, seasonal flu shot is fine, but not to get the H1N1.
Needless to say, neither I nor my family will be receiving the shot as I have yet to find a medical professional to endorse it. Personally, I am
thankful my medical team has our best interests at heart instead of overt greed, yet I am troubled by the over hype of an illness that appears to be