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Old 11-25-2013, 10:13 AM
 
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Dr.'s are baffled... how did this healthy 19 yr. old die 15 hrs. after receiving flu shot?

Brain biopsy will hopefully show that some people just shouldn't play with the voodoo pharma...


Mother claims flu shot is responsible for death of teenage son | Fox News
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:14 AM
 
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if you look their are also numbers for those who die from the flu or any other medicines or lack of them.
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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I don't get a flu shot because I believe the immune system is like other body systems. Much like you lose muscle ability due to atrophy, the immune system is far more then your antibodies. Exercise it or lose it and be reliant on medication.
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:25 AM
 
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I don't get a flu shot because I believe the immune system is like other body systems. Much like you lose muscle ability due to atrophy, the immune system is far more then your antibodies. Exercise it or lose it and be reliant on medication.
Yeah I have never gotten the flu shot. I also don't use bacterial wipes or antibiotics. Humans are so concerned about bacteria they've basically left themselves open to infection. I don't get grossed out by stories of "Look what we found on your purse!!!". Big deal, bacteria is a fact of life.
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I got it once and the same year got the flu.
Never got it since and never had the flu since.

Fluke ? Coincidence ?
Who knows but that made me leery enough to never get it again.
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:30 AM
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Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I don't get a flu shot because I believe the immune system is like other body systems. Much like you lose muscle ability due to atrophy, the immune system is far more then your antibodies. Exercise it or lose it and be reliant on medication.
Would you have your children skip things like the Polio vaccine and inoculations like the DPT vaccine?
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:36 AM
 
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Would you have your children skip things like the Polio vaccine and inoculations like the DPT vaccine?
No. But what was the mortality rate of polio vs the flu?
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:38 AM
 
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I don't get a flu shot because I believe the immune system is like other body systems. Much like you lose muscle ability due to atrophy, the immune system is far more then your antibodies. Exercise it or lose it and be reliant on medication.
There are plenty of other less intensely virulent bugs out there that will give your immune system enough of a workout.
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:43 AM
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No. But what was the mortality rate of polio vs the flu?
I give up.

What?

And personally I believe illnesses that can leave you debilitated for life are far worse than death.

All I know is I had a severe case of the flu when I was about 19 that would have me wondering if I could survive a similar case at 60+.
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:43 AM
 
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Yeah I have never gotten the flu shot. I also don't use bacterial wipes or antibiotics. Humans are so concerned about bacteria they've basically left themselves open to infection. I don't get grossed out by stories of "Look what we found on your purse!!!". Big deal, bacteria is a fact of life.
although i agree in theory, it should be pointed out that flu are caused by viruses, not bacteria.


gotta love that hygiene hypothesis.
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