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travis_farmer

with all the people dying from the flu, it seems to me that there is a possibility that somebody may have engineered a super-flu, and released it into the public.  :o
I mean, the people dying, are otherwise strong and healthy people. if it was newborns and the elderly, it could just be a strong flu. but it isn't just the fragile people. it is anybody!  :o
and the flu-shot was discovered to only be 10% effective. yet they still keep pushing it on people.

I have not had the flu-shot, and other than a substantial sinus headache, and a slightly warm forehead, i am just fine. well, that and my eyes feel like they are trying to escape from my skull. though i doubt it is the flu. just delirious conversation, i guess. ;)

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Qdeathstar

Nope, but all the treatments are probably making the flue more resistant.
A creaking creeping shadow
stiff against the freezing fog
glares at a tickless watch.

Time has failed him -- all things shall pass.

travis_farmer

Nope, but all the treatments are probably making the flue more resistant.
could be. it just seems like there is a large spike in flu deaths.

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ardly

There are peaks in death rates every year as the flu season hits, the graph looks like a heartbeat. Some years the flu is more aggressive than others.

The problem with the vaccines is that they take months to produce and so the scientists have to guess in advance which strains are likely to be circulating. If they get it wrong the vaccine is less effective, but because the numbers falling ill can be so large even 10% effectiveness can save a lot of lives.

Most scientists are very reserved and they avoid being dramatic. Virologists though have been ringing alarm bells for years saying that a deadly pandemic of bird flu or similar is inevitable and that it gives them nightmares. If you want a nightmare read about the Spanish flue of 1918 and imagine the impact a repeat would have on modern day Western civilisation :smiley-twist:

"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored" - Aldous Huxley

travis_farmer

perhaps, but wouldn't it be a truly devious attack, if somebody had engineered it? sneak it in during the flu season? ;)  :smiley-twist:

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ChrisTenone

I have noticed a large number of flu cases this year. As I work in a school, I am usually aware of the extent of influenza infection every winter. This year, more than half of the people I encounter have been ill for more that one week. While it could be explained as a statistical anomaly, that still seems unusually high.
tanstaafl

travis_farmer

nothing helps paranoia like spreading a little around. ;)

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ChrisTenone

Right?!

The Arizona Disease Control woman said on the radio last week that flu reporting was 20% higher than ever before. I'm sure Trump would tell us it's the immigrants. But I'm goona blame the gubamint. The shadow gubamint.
tanstaafl

Boardburner2

What is a gubamint. in this case please ?
I have searched but suspect that the Drop Bears may have evolved wings

ChrisTenone

tanstaafl

wilykat

Another reason for flu vaccine failure this season is because virus that tended to mutate while incubating in eggs.  https://www.simplemost.com/eggs-blamed-2017-2018-flu-vaccine-ineffective/


westfw

You could also hypothesize that pharmaceutical companies distributed plain saline while charging for flu vaccine...


travis_farmer

that would be a huge lawsuit, if discovered.  :o
though i wouldn't put it past them to reduce the concentration. technically, it is legally a vaccine still. kind of like a drug dealer adding extra filler to stretch their supply, yet charging the same.

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TomGeorge

Tracking and trying to predict what strain of the flu is going to hit a region is very hard, and looks like its getting harder.


"Australian Flu", thats the first time I've ever heard of that strain, but it did come from Australia.
It literally got on board a plane and flew to the UK.

Usually its Asian Flu or a European flu that hits us and until the last couple of years the Vaccines have been spot on.
But just of late the strains have been mutating quicker and we have had deaths likewise that would normally have been avoided with vaccines.
My sister-in-law had her sister, who was waiting for a kidney transplant, succumb to the flu, she spent 5days in hospital before it overcame her.
We have had people of all ages and walks of life dying in the last flu season.

I get flu shot each year, have done since 6yo, but I'm not 100% protected, probably even lesser now with strains changing so quickly.

You can't blame to much use of antibiotics, because they have no effect on viruses.

Tom... :o
Everything runs on smoke, let the smoke out, it stops running....

travis_farmer

"Australian Flu", thats the first time I've ever heard of that strain, but it did come from Australia.
It literally got on board a plane and flew to the UK.
does the Australian Flu make your dizzy head spin the other direction? ;)

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