Swine Flu Party?

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Registered: 10-28-2005
Swine Flu Party?
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Mon, 10-19-2009 - 12:01pm

I was reading this blog and wondered about it. This H1N1 flu worries me - mostly because they're pushing the vax for it through so quickly. I keep wondering why they're doing that.


But, would you have a Swine Flu Party?



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iVillage Member
Registered: 12-14-2005
In reply to: cmwendyw
Mon, 10-19-2009 - 12:18pm

Hey Wendy,

DD and I have had H1N1 and some parents asked if they could come over with their kids and all be exposed. My answer was "no" because I did not want to be liable in the event something happened to their children or them.

That being said, I wouldn't seek a party to get infected but if I knew someone had H1N1 I also would not avoid them.

H1N1 was so mild. When we had the regular flu (A strain but not H1N1) a week later it was MUCH worse and we stayed in bed all weekend unable to move.







iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2008
In reply to: cmwendyw
Mon, 10-19-2009 - 1:41pm

I haven't heard of such a thing around here, but, for me and me personally, I'd welcome it if someone had it!

Rands

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Registered: 06-24-2008
In reply to: cmwendyw
Mon, 10-19-2009 - 2:47pm

<< I keep wondering why they're doing that.>>

Because the virus showed up too late in the season to make the vaccine at the normal pace. Everyone (WHO,CDC,media and beyond) is planning for widespread infection, so the vaccine needs to be developed quickly and fastracked through trials so it can be made available for use.

Obviously -- the people making the vaccine believe the benefits outweigh the risks. And cleary -- many scientists, medical professionals and citizens are skeptical.

We won't really know who is right for some time to come.




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iVillage Member
Registered: 06-16-2009
In reply to: cmwendyw
Mon, 10-19-2009 - 3:02pm
I fall along the same lines, sort of.

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Registered: 07-17-2005
In reply to: cmwendyw
Mon, 10-19-2009 - 4:46pm
I MIGHT consider it if all the party-goers were never vaccinated. But if my kids came down with it and our vaccinated friends wanted to have a party, no way. I would worry that one of the kids might develop complications because of the damaged immunity - which I personally believe comes with 36+ vaccines before the age of 5 - or is it before the age of 2??? Sorry, I'm too lazy to look it up today.
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2005
In reply to: cmwendyw
Mon, 10-19-2009 - 4:53pm
Vannah had a big birthday party on Saturday and I allowed them to bob for apples. I couldn't believe I did it...nor could those who know me well ;) but I did! H1N1 crossed my mind a few times but the kids were having so much fun! I did warn the parents beforehand and I made it the very last game. Two families left before we started, but the ones who don't vaccinate all participated.
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2008
In reply to: cmwendyw
Tue, 10-20-2009 - 9:25am
LOL! Whooooooooooo!!!! You're making progress!!! I think you're getting a step above germophobe!
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Rands

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-14-2005
In reply to: cmwendyw
Tue, 10-20-2009 - 1:34pm
Happy Birthday Vannah! :)






iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2008
In reply to: cmwendyw
Tue, 10-20-2009 - 2:09pm

Thank you for pointing out my remiss!

Rands

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2005
In reply to: cmwendyw
Tue, 10-20-2009 - 9:19pm

My cousin and my mother made a bet that I would dump the water and wash the apples between kids...I didn't - actually I did good! (Only 'cause I didn't watch!)

I told Vannah you guys wished her a Happy Birthday. She said "Did you tell them I'm five???" She is SO thrilled about being five!

Thanks!

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