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Swine Flu pandemic ?

by Mike_Hanks / September 28, 2010 3:55 AM PDT
Most Americans' Antibodies Ready to Squash Swine Flu

"Epidemiologists estimate that 183 million Americans - 59 percent of the U.S. population - are already immune to the pandemic H1N1 strain of the influenza virus, also known as swine flu.

People have become immune because they've been either exposed to the virus or vaccinated, the researchers say. Immune people have built up antibodies to defend against the outside invader."

"Even though health experts say pandemic H1N1 isn't likely to be a big problem this coming season, they urge people to err on the side of caution and vaccinate everyone older than 6 months"

in other words, there is no need to panic, but go ahead and panic.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20100928/sc_livescience/mostamericansantibodiesreadytosquashswineflu
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The H1N1 of 1918 went around the world
by drpruner / September 29, 2010 12:00 PM PDT
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three times, most medical historians say. The first time it was no worse than previous seasonal flus. The second time it had changed its makeup slightly, and was deadly. The third time it had killed or immunized its potential victims.

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We're all doomed?
by EdHannigan / September 29, 2010 11:50 PM PDT

Darn it!

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(NT) Yes................1 at a time
by JP Bill / September 29, 2010 11:55 PM PDT
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IOW the death rate is constant.
by drpruner / September 30, 2010 6:59 AM PDT

One per person.

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Actyially, when you think about it...
by EdHannigan / October 1, 2010 6:32 AM PDT

More people have been born than have died,

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(NT) Good one!
by drpruner / October 1, 2010 7:11 AM PDT
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Is it working?
by Willy / September 30, 2010 10:55 PM PDT
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They ask me about flu shots when I visit the doc's office, I say "NO!". As I've been inoculated so many times while in military, employment and once during a free exam(part of it) and ALWAYS got sicker than a dog. While I still get the flu now and then, its no where near the level of sickness, when I had shots, so I don't know what's going on. I only took those shots as I had to but since then, either its working to combat future flu, but still get it. I can only summize, if a new flu comes out, why won't I be protected still, yet they offer I need a new flu shot. I guess getting sick is better than dying, but there seems no difference when you're very low in health. haha -----Willy Happy

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(NT) Life is a crap shoot.
by drpruner / October 1, 2010 4:39 AM PDT
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