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Re: [IP] The Flu

Does this mean we should get 2 flu shots?  michelle email @ redacted
On Sun, 15 Mar 1998 23:47:38 -0500 email @ redacted writes:
>My understanding of flu vaccines is that they are developed through a
>fairly sophisticated "guessing game".  Typically, research indicates 
>particular strain of flu should be prevalent this year, based on
>statistics, studies of flu outbreaks in other countries, etc. Based on 
>evidence, vaccines are developed to ward off those particular strains 
>likely to be a problem for the coming flu season. Then fate steps 
>Supposedly, this year's vaccine was prepared and distributed just in 
>to be "obsoleted" by another more strain which was wacking the heck 
>out of
>everyone. So much for being prepared ;-(
>My guess is that you did not get the strain of flu which you were
>vaccinated against, but one of the "latest models". No matter what the
>reason, being sick still stinks. Hope you feel better quickly.
>mailto:email @ redacted
>>Hi everyone,
>>This may be old news, but in case some of you didn't know it I'll 
>tell you
>>I know from first-hand experience.  Came down with it Friday 
>afternoon and
>>have felt like HELL all weekend.  I have managed to keep my blood 
>sugars OK,
>>though, despite losing the contents of my stomach.  It is much easier 
>>pump.  I'm over the worst of it now.  Starting to regain my appetite 
>>it will be awhile before I'm ready for those Oreos! :-)
>>Just wanted the rest of you to know so that you don't go around 
>thinking you
>>have an invisible shield if you got a flu shot.
>>Insulin-Pumpers website   http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/
>Bob Burnett
>mailto:email @ redacted
>Insulin-Pumpers website   http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/

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