stressing about flu season

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Registered: 03-12-2005
stressing about flu season
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Tue, 10-20-2009 - 11:29am
This is the first year where I have actually feared flu season. My oldest dd(17) had pneumonia last winter so now she is more susceptible to respiratory illness for two years. yesterday 300 students were out with illness. I am worried because not only do we have seasonal flu to contend with, now there is swine flu. Thoughts? if your child were like mine would you have either(swine or seasonal)
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Registered: 06-16-2009
Wed, 10-21-2009 - 5:50pm
ok. Like I stated I was knew I was making some assumptions about you.

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Registered: 03-12-2005
Wed, 10-21-2009 - 5:59pm

I am aware that many strains of the flu go around each year. It is typically mutated versions of the seasonal flu from what I understand.


Where did you see the report that says it's 10 times milder? It seems to be spreading like wildfire in many areas,much more so that the seasonal flu normally does. We have never had so many students out during the regular flu season....just sayin.

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Registered: 06-16-2009
Wed, 10-21-2009 - 6:29pm

I said 10 times less lethal.

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Registered: 03-12-2005
Wed, 10-21-2009 - 7:18pm

10 times milder has the same meaning. I wasn't quoting you directly so

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Registered: 06-16-2009
Wed, 10-21-2009 - 7:31pm

I think it would be helpful if you read this:

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Registered: 06-16-2009
Wed, 10-21-2009 - 7:48pm

I think it would help if you stop reading my posts with a negative connotation.

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Registered: 03-12-2005
Wed, 10-21-2009 - 8:11pm

I will read through the articles thoroughly and get back to you tomorrow.


One thing I do agree on that

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Registered: 03-12-2005
Wed, 10-21-2009 - 8:16pm

Not to split hairs again, but the way

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Registered: 06-16-2009
Wed, 10-21-2009 - 8:30pm

Thanks for sharing these articles. I did notice the 2nd one was an op-ed piece.


aren't most articles really? lol. That is tongue in cheek.

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Registered: 06-16-2009
Wed, 10-21-2009 - 8:35pm
your link doesn't work.

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