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Swine Flu

What steps are you taking to avoid getting Swine Flu?


Asked by Red54 at 10:48 AM on Sep. 4, 2009 in Health

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  • You asked the right person. I just watched a web-cast by the CDC on Thursday morning. First, wash, wash, wash. That's the first defense. Secondly, don't forget the regular seasonal flu, the resulting problems are almost as bad. The flu shot is available right now for about $20 at the clinics at CVS or Walgreens. The H1N1 shots should be available later this month but it's already spreading, so avoid Drs. offices (I can't so washing like crazy) or hospitals if possible until the shots are available or enclosed spaces with lots of people (Malls, etc.). When h1n1 is available, it will be a series of 2 shots in 30 days...get it because this is going to be a pandemic season.

    Answer by skinnycaramel at 9:58 AM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • Just so you know Swine flu is not any more dangerous than regular flu! Washing you hands alot helps. NO one wants the flu of any kind, and I understand there is going to be a vaccine for it shortly!

    Answer by kimigogo at 10:52 AM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • My entire family is on OPC3 and ORAC which boosts the immune system and fights the free radicals that cause sickness. As far as the swine flu vaccine, most doctor's and nurses are refusing it. This is the first strain of the vaccine and could potentially kill you. The best defense is prevention with all natural products such as OPC3.

    Answer by BrinaLea at 11:14 AM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • Handwashing
    healthy diets
    ecineacea (2 weeks on, 1 week off)
    foods loaded with probiotics (pickles, yogurt etc.)

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:45 PM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • The post the said the h1n1 shot could kill you doesn't tell the whole story. The people at highest risk of this swine-mutated(it isn't spread by just swine, but that's where the virus mutated as opposed to the bird flu pandemic of 1918) virus are those born AFTER 1959. So younger people as opposed to the elderly, which what you usually expect. The reason is complicated, but it's so. So, elderly and baby-boomers people might be at an unnecessary risk getting the h1n1 vaccine.

    Answer by skinnycaramel at 10:05 AM on Sep. 5, 2009