If H1N1 is SOOOO Deadly...

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-17-2007
If H1N1 is SOOOO Deadly...
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Mon, 10-05-2009 - 5:57pm
If this flu is supposedly so deadly, why aren't we hearing about how its killing hundreds of thousands of people all over the world? one would think by now, this "epidemic" would have an should have been killing thousands and thousands by now with no stopping. And their "theory" of northern and southern hemisphere flu cases, its sounds like a bunch of bull to me. Illnesses are really only a plane ride away if they are THAT contagious. The entire world should have caught it by now, with the way the "experts" are talking. Talking thru the seat of their pants, maybe.
I think the "epidemic "is going to come when they start giving out the vaccine against it.
I have also noticed all the tv ads lately are purporting to stave off ALL flu virus if you use this antibacterial spray or that kind of wipes...what propaganda!

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iVillage Member
Registered: 12-14-2005
Fri, 10-30-2009 - 10:01am

I'm really not "anti-vax" BTW, its a label I don't like. I like to think I am "pro-informed-choice" on the subject.

I think we're given to little information about vaccines in the Doctors office. In the states you have VIS that are supposed to be used. We have no such thing in Canada.

You walk into the office, time for a shot, and walk out. No one walks you through the insert, the disease, the outcomes of the illness if you acquired it naturally, the ingredients, the potential side-effects or what to do it you have adverse event.

When I get a RX for a drug, the pharmacist goes over all of the above with me... why not for vaccines?

So its the lack of information provided to parents to make a choice that really ires me. If all the information is provided in an unbiased manner I have no problem if anyone choose to vax, or not to vax.

I am getting so tired of the hysteria, people lining up from overnight to get a vaccine like if they don't they will be struck dead tomorrow. The media is really fueling this and its disgusting.






iVillage Member
Registered: 06-16-2009
Thu, 10-29-2009 - 6:40pm

So should we assume you no longer agree with the one hit wonder that told us all to keep our kids in a bubble?

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Registered: 08-09-2009
Thu, 10-29-2009 - 5:12pm
I did find it interesting that they stopped making the seasonal flu vaccines to begin making the swine flu vaccines and the swine flu is far less deadly. I did a little research after posting those articles and now I realize that we won't be doing the piggy flu vax.
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Registered: 12-14-2005
Wed, 10-28-2009 - 11:01pm

According to the World Health Organization, fewer than 5,000 people have died around the globe from this variant of swine flu. In any normal year, influenza causes between 250,000 and 500,000 deaths worldwide.


In the Southern Hemisphere, the winter flu season is now over. In spite of dire predictions, only 185 people died from swine flu in Australia – considerably fewer than the roughly 3,000 who succumb to seasonal influenza in that country each year.


And no, it wasn't because the population was immunized. Australia's vaccination campaign against swine flu took off last month.


Last week, U.S. President Barack Obama declared swine flu a national emergency after about 1,000 Americans died. Yet according to the Centers for Disease Control, roughly 50,000 Americans die every year from seasonal flu – without any politician paying much attention.


http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/717085?bn=1






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Registered: 04-09-2008
Tue, 10-27-2009 - 2:57pm

I don't know your circumstances, so I'm not making assumptions here (though many marriages/relationships are inner-mixed nowadays, I typically find those kind of comments quite funny), but, here's how I handled mine - as I'm dark(er) skinned, dark hair/dark eyes, my son is casper the ghost, blonde hair, blue blue eyes... Anyway, this lady asks me one day if my son looks like his father because he sure doesn't look like me (bearing in mind he's adopted and she didn't know that), so I decided to have some fun and said: "hell, I don't even know who the father is; but, should you ever locate him, let him know he's behind on child support, would ya"?.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 08-09-2009
Sun, 10-25-2009 - 4:47pm

>>Now if I can just get the *living with germs* part down to a science...<<

Oh, I know what you mean. But you know we love them and that's why we married them... oh wait. You really mean germs! I was thinking of my husband when I read that lol.

Which makes me wonder... is it illegal to beat a hubby with a plunger because he REFUSES to flush until everything is gone? Would it leave a mark?

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-09-2009
Sun, 10-25-2009 - 4:43pm

>>I had someone tell me that my kid won't ever learn how to stand in line or line-up and wait (because I homeschool).<<

I would have told that person "Well, I guess you never went to school then because you have no manners!" since they think homeschooled children don't learn social skills. My husband fears that myth, which I told him is a bunch of hooey because I don't like the schools in our area. I will send her to a private Catholic school, but I know she'd learn more from me and her daddy since we're computer nerds lol.

>>My Aunt's friend told me that my kid would be a spoiled brat (her exact words) if I didn't give him a sibling.<<

I haven't heard that yet lol. But my daughter absolutely wrecked shop on her way out so I'm more willing to deal with a brat than round 2 against my uterus lol.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-22-2005
Sun, 10-25-2009 - 4:20pm
Oh snap! I was telling my DH about the homeschooling comment and he said "Teaching kids how to line up is about the only things most public schools actually do well". LOL!














iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2005
Sun, 10-25-2009 - 3:36pm

Isn't it amazing how people often don't stop and think about what they are saying? I thought the same about homeschoolers at first, I'm sure everyone does, but if they learn more about it they find out they had it all wrong.

I used to think that vaccines saved lives, that germs would kill me - this I was certain of, lol! And I thought homeschoolers were religious freaks - but now I know better. Now if I can just get the *living with germs* part down to a science...

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-22-2005
Sun, 10-25-2009 - 2:42pm

<< I had someone tell me that my kid won't ever learn how to stand in line or line-up and wait (because I homeschool).>>

What? LOL! Apparently you keep your kids locked away in the basement and don't take them to places like the grocery store, post office, museums, the zoo, libraries, bookstores, concerts, amusement parks or any number of places where they can practice the invaluable skill of standing in a line. Yeesh.















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