posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 01:36 PM
Look.. a lot of people are trying to raise points as if I, or other posters who are against the flu shot, were unaware of them.
Yes, of course there is an amount of time before the vaccine kicks in.
Yes, of course the shot only protects against certain strains, while there are others in circulation.
Yes, of course he could have been exposed to the virus just before getting the shot.
Consider those factors duly noted. In fact, those points could even be used to argue against the logic of receiving the shot.
The original intent of the thread was to bring to attention the very simple humor in Piers getting the shot, and then getting the flu. We, as a
society, are inundated with pressures to get this shot, through our employers, advertisements, schools, family, friends, etc.. and it's touted as the
one thing you can count on to prevent you from contracting the virus! So whether Piers got it because his shot hadn't kicked in yet, or because it
was a different strain than he was protected against, or because he was exposed to it before receiving the shot, it doesn't matter. It's simply
funny that he received the shot, and then got the flu. That's all.