There is so much media sensation about it. One school in our city has some 200 kids out with "suspected" flu, but only about a dozen of those are apparently confirmed cases right now.
Many people on here are saying it's not really worse than the regular flu, why do you feel that way? Do you feel it's just another strain of the regular flu?
I don't want my family to get the swine flu shot, but even my kids pediatrition is recommending it. This would be the first time i've gone against medical advice.
Answer by waldorfmom at 3:55 PM on Sep. 2, 2009
Answer by LuvOurFamily at 12:32 PM on Sep. 2, 2009
i dont think that its worse or not worse than a regular seasonal flu. i think its different and has the potential to mutate early and readily leaving a vast population unprepared. my son just got over it and like you, our school system was hit hard. our local hospital is only testing 1 in 10 suspected flu cases because they cannot supply enough testing material to test all the symptomatic patients. so............my son's case was sudden and pretty severe but he had multiple underlying health conditions and was treated immediately. personally, i do not feel it is worse than a typical season influenza-just different, rapid with onset, and potentiality to mutate readily, affecting a population not historically affected by influenza. scary enough for a country in fiscal poverty.
Answer by jewjewbee at 12:37 PM on Sep. 2, 2009
I don't thing it is expected to be worse in affliction than the regular flu, just more widespread. As for a vaccine, I don't think one will be ready in time, but if it is, I'm torn on whether we will get it or not.
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