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I never get the flu: 30

October 21, 2019

I never get the flu. WOMAN #2:
My kids don’t need more shots. MAN:
I don’t have time. WOMAN #3:
We’re all healthy. NARRATOR: No matter
how you build your excuses, The flu
can blow your house down. MAN #4: I can’t believe
I used up all my sick time. WOMAN #9: I missed a week
of school during finals. MAN #5: Now my baby has it
because of me. WOMAN #10:
The hospital? NARRATOR:
Keep your foundation strong. Vaccinate.


  • Reply bigandyroo19 November 15, 2010 at 8:16 pm


  • Reply MegF November 15, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Thank goodness for vaccinations. Ever see someone with polio or small pox? You don't because people are now vaccinated. I know someone who lived before the vaccinations & crippled from polio! Ever see someone die of tetanus? Ever see a child whose mother had Rubella during pregnancy? Seen a newborn die of whooping cough?

    I got vaccinated with the seasonal flu shot with no problems. If I can help lower my chances of getting the flu, then count me in!

  • Reply MegF November 15, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Thanks for push for vaccinations the world is free of small pox and nearly free of polio.

  • Reply MegF November 16, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    @MrTakeBackAmerica I don't know what journey you think I'd go on, as I do understand that vaccinations can have risks. I'm not sure your point, as many people die every year because of just the flu. 30,000 estimated in US.

    Polio used to cripple people, same as this example. Thankfully I was born at a time when they have polio vaccinations. Polio could be eradicated in the world through vaccinations, as small pox has been. Seems a good idea to me!

    Seriously… folks at least do tetanus shot.

  • Reply MegF November 16, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    @GeofsFilms That was NOT a fake pandemic flu. Thankfully it was just not as bad as could have been, which is a good thing. The CDC & WHO were pre-prepared because of fears of H5N1 (avian flu) that has over a 60% kill rate, but thankfully very few cases have spread between humans.

    Pandemic merely means spread around world, which H1N1 did. Due to prior surveillance for avian flu this milder H1N1 was picked up early and tracked. — Don't throw all vaccinations under the bus because of paranoia.

  • Reply MegF November 16, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    @MrTakeBackAmerica How did we survive? People died from tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough, & small pox. They died from even simple infections before antibiotics. Unfortunately drug resistant bacteria are evolving, so this may be golden age of antibiotics.

    Wouldn't argue about unnecessary use of adjuvants or preservatives in vaccinations or junk in our food or water supply. That concern doesn't take away from the concept / value of vaccinations or many drugs being a boon to mankind.

  • Reply MegF November 16, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    @MrTakeBackAmerica Yes, it's a global warming speech. I think what Bill Gates meant was similar to a speech by Mechai Viravaidya on Ted. Health care so babies live to adulthood (vaccines, water purity), women having control over reproduction and having fewer kids because they know those they have will survive (reproductive health, condoms, midwives). Over time this has been shown to lead to healthier but fewer kids per family. Population decrease, but not sinister.

  • Reply MegF November 16, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    @MrTakeBackAmerica I think if the globalists want to lower population of planet that they could do it easier. They could release a virus with a 5% kill rate. Perhaps people just won't take a vaccine when offered, so anti-vax attitude works well! A virus that killed the young and old, but left the prime adults would be quite effective. Flu is a good candidate, which is what worried me more and not vaccines being available. I'm paranoid too, but perhaps an even more sinister view. Small pox again?

  • Reply MegF November 17, 2010 at 2:06 am

    @MrTakeBackAmerica Also check out Hans Rosling.

  • Reply MegF November 17, 2010 at 4:39 am

    @MrTakeBackAmerica Personally I'd keep flouride additive out of the water & leave it in brands of toothpaste.

  • Reply MegF November 17, 2010 at 5:09 am

    @GeofsFilms I think the CDC / WHO was scared because of the unknowns. They were afraid from H5N1 (avian flu) – high kill rate. That is still hovering out there. The H1N1 (swine flu) was a 1st pandemic flu in years. All pandemic means is that it goes worldwide & not that it is virulent. Yes, in hindsight was overblown. Thankfully it wasn't very bad. I didn't take last year H1N1 flu shot… IMO too rushed.

    Glad you aren't throwing all vaccines under the bus.

    I'm not talking Iraq… only flu.

  • Reply MegF November 17, 2010 at 5:23 am

    @GeofsFilms They were also very scared because of data coming out of Mexico (though first cases were found to be from US). Was that data accurate? The CDC was trying to sort out the information. There are very detailed discussions on-line between medical staff, health officials & scientists.

    The media (24/7 cable) can take anything & beat it into the ground. Thankfully in hindsight was overhyped. There will be a next time & hope that will also be overhype vs truly bad. Germs don't care!

  • Reply MegF November 18, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    @GeofsFilms I appreciate you keeping an eye on things. I am fairly suspicious about stuff myself. For SARS and H1N1 flu, then I think we are lucky that folks like the CDC and WHO are on top of things. SARS was easier to stop because it gives symptoms before contagious, so quarantine was easy to set up to stop spread. Flu unfortunately is contagious before you show signs of being sick. The CDC put out the pandemic notice because it had spread. Quarantines of schools helped. Lucky wasn't bad.

  • Reply MegF November 18, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    @GeofsFilms I'd have to disagree with you. SARS was attacking healthy adults. H1N1 was scarier than seasonal flu because data showed more likely to kill / sicken school age kids, pregnant women & healthy adults. They were afraid could be like the 1918 pandemic flu that took out healthy adults in a day, unlike seasonal flu. They noted where flu was (DNA tested), then quarantined to lower spread. Vaccine didn't help much, as too slow production. Germs don't care about our opinions.

  • Reply MegF November 18, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    @GeofsFilms Older folks were less prone to H1N1 because they had some natural immunity from prior related flu. Those born after 1956 didn't seem to have this prior immunity. This is different than regular seasonal flu, which does indeed hit older adults more, as you note. Many don't die directly from seasonal flu, but die from 2ndary bacterial infections, like pneumonia, that develop when they are weakened from battling flu.

    Yes, keep an eye on people because some are indeed evil as bad germs.

  • Reply MegF November 19, 2010 at 5:07 am

    @GeofsFilms Thought you argued was hype because diseases just hit old and young like regular flu. Your own data from Wikipedia shows otherwise, as large hit in prime adult ages of 25 – 64!

  • Reply MegF November 19, 2010 at 5:13 am

    @GeofsFilms From CDC site: During November 2002 through July 2003 outbreak in 29 countries: 774 died out of 8,098 ill (SARS). "The overall case-fatality rate of approximately 10% can increase to >50% in persons older than age 60." That isn't your everyday seasonal flu.

    You want that death rate going pandemic? Personally I'm glad CDC & WHO jumped on this & quarantined, plus they continue to monitor for outbreak. Plus working on vaccines for such diseases!

  • Reply MegF November 19, 2010 at 5:24 am

    @GeofsFilms Let's do a bit of possible hyperbole:

    If 10% of the world died from SARS, as was theoretically possible given how it was spreading…. that is 657, 269, 200 deaths. Probably be more potentially because no way the society of any country could handle that many ill, especially if that includes doctors and nurses, etc. – I can see why CDC & WHO were scared & quarantined those ill or exposed. Desperate to shut it down. Thanks CDC & WHO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply MegF November 19, 2010 at 5:34 am

    @GeofsFilms Pardon me while I put my head in my hands and sigh!

    OK… whatever. Please do make sure to wash your hands though. Take care.

  • Reply MegF November 25, 2010 at 6:05 am


    For informative public health videos:
    Global Health: Avian Flu and Swine Flu watch?v=KcAvgaxKnFw

    Outbreak: SARS and Avian Flu watch?v=K3P2Aqp5Axs

    There are many videos by scientists and public health officials about what happened. Yes, things get overblown at times. We are a global world now and what happens in other countries is on our shores potentially in hours because of air travel. Yes, don't want useless fear, but want knowledge & awareness. We need folks like CDC.

  • Reply monimuette December 26, 2010 at 7:48 am

    @MegF142857 LOL

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  • Reply Nurses Who Vaccinate January 8, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Thank you for this video. Vaccines work and are safe and effective. 

  • Reply SylvainLaguëtv August 28, 2018 at 12:14 am

    I don't need to vaccinate against the #flu I have "La Technique" to fight it with success. ?

  • Reply fourthtunz April 10, 2019 at 2:39 am

    The flu vaccine contains mercury! There is no safe level of mercury!

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