Swine Flu Party?

iVillage Member
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: 10-18-2007
In reply to: cmwendyw
Sat, 10-24-2009 - 1:44pm

There are different kinds of antibodies, and the route of exposure does play a role in what ultimately happens in the overall immune response. (BTW, I'm kind of sugarfree when I talk or post, I'm not being rude)

IMO, IgA is extremely important and often overlooked. I guess it goes back to my general philosophy... you want to stop someone from intrusion at your doorway, not after they get in kwim?

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-18-2007
In reply to: cmwendyw
Sat, 10-24-2009 - 2:20pm

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The biological process of being naturally exposed to disease is not the same as receiving an artificial version of the disease by injection. The concepts of cellular immunity haven't even been around for 100 years. It seems foolish, IMO, to think that (general, not aimed at you) we've even begun to fully understand how a person develops immunity to certain pathogens etc...

There are so many things that have happened to society over the last 200 years that have rendered humans more susceptible to disease. We have altered our environment permanently, and have to cope with the consequences. Each and every human being on this planet is a complex eco-system that struggles to maintain homeostasis and we will be routinely challenged to restore harmony. With, or without vaccines.

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-16-2009
In reply to: cmwendyw
Sat, 10-24-2009 - 2:39pm

What do you think of the intranasal flu vaccines?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-22-2005
In reply to: cmwendyw
Sat, 10-24-2009 - 2:46pm
Honestly, all I care about is whether it keeps my family from getting the flu this season, so a natural immunity through getting the flu would do me (personally, IMO) no good. YMMV.














iVillage Member
Registered: 10-18-2007
In reply to: cmwendyw
Sat, 10-24-2009 - 4:03pm

I don't agree with shooting a live virus (as many as 100 million viral particles) up the nose and I think it has the potential to spread disease more rapidly than a the virus's natural course if it were left undisturbed. Proximity to the brain is of concern as well.

Pass.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-18-2007
In reply to: cmwendyw
Sat, 10-24-2009 - 4:09pm

I understand. I was just chiming in on the antibody aspect, that's all and meant that I prefer to address the challenge when it's presented as opposed to create one as a method of prevention without knowing entirely how my children may adversely respond to vaccination.

I just deal with the symptoms as they arise, try not to suppress immune response, and do my best. In the end, you put your faith somewhere... and jump.

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-16-2009
In reply to: cmwendyw
Sat, 10-24-2009 - 4:19pm

Interesting take.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-18-2007
In reply to: cmwendyw
Sat, 10-24-2009 - 5:10pm

It would... and if I had to choose, I'd probably choose the spray. I prefer this route to injection, I'm just uncomfortable with shooting it up there on purpose kwim?

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-16-2009
In reply to: cmwendyw
Sat, 10-24-2009 - 5:16pm
yep I know exactly what you mean.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2005
In reply to: cmwendyw
Sat, 10-24-2009 - 8:18pm

I had every intention of sending you an email today - just to ask you to come over and jump into this conversation. 'So glad you did! :)

And thanks for turning my anger into smiles the other day ;) too!

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