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18 Kids dead this year from the Flu

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January 4, 2013 7:21 PM
 

Centers for Disease Control: High level of flu reports in 29 states

(CBS News) The flu started early and the virus is spreading rapidly. In an update Friday, the Centers for Disease Control reports a high level of flu activity in 29 states and a moderate level in nine others. Health officials say it's not too late to get vaccinated. We look at who should get the flu shot.

 Seventeen-year-old Max Schwolert came down with the flu. Later, he took a turn for the worse and was soon airlifted to a Minnesota hospital.

 "It was really just a snowball effect over several days," said Phil Schwolert, Max's uncle. "Doctors made a few brief periods of some progress but just were never really able to get ahead of things and his body honestly just couldn't keep up."

 The flu virus can weaken a person's natural defenses. Max, who did not get a flu shot, developed a bacterial infection and pneumonia. It caused his organs to shut down. He died on Dec. 29.

 "Influenza causes death often through its complications, said Lyn Finelli, who tracks flu for the CDC. "Especially in the elderly, influenza causes death through pneumonia and through exacerbation of chronic underlying conditions."

Scientists use weather to forecast flu season

Eighteen children have died from influenza-related illnesses since the flu season began.

 "It's an extremely early flu season," said Finelli. "In fact, we're about five weeks ahead of schedule this year."

 Since 2010, the CDC has recommended flu shots for everyone over the age of six months. Yet only 37 percent of Americans have been vaccinated this season, which is about average.

 I asked the CDC what is the number one misconception that people have about the flu. They said it's the mistaken belief that the flu vaccine can give you the flu. The CDC said it cannot -- it can give you a reaction, you might have some aches and pains and low-grade fever, but that should go away in a day or two. They said it's especially important this year when it's such an active flue to get vaccinated -- they said it's the number one way to prevent the flu.


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Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 5, 2013 at 4:11 PM
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notjstasocermom
by Emerald Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 7:10 PM

what do you do for UTI's, I haven't found anything natural that works. 

Quoting Hyman:

Same. I have so many homeopathic and natural remedies and medicines for pretty much everything including the end of the world. Lol. And I am not afraid to take my son to the childrens hospital if a problem should arise or to walk ins at his ped ...

Why is it so deadly now? Or has it always been?

I never even heard of the flu shot until a few years ago.


Quoting notjstasocermom:

we don't vax against the flu and I have no plan to.



Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 5, 2013 at 7:13 PM

OH SHIT... the Duggars died??????

littlelamb303
by Ruby Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 7:15 PM
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this is exactly why dd and I get the flu shot each year.  I am always washing my hands, but it did not prevent me from getting a really bad case of it years ago.   I also have to LOL at the ones saying eat a healthy diet as if that will guarantee you will not get the flu. OK SURE. It is supposed to prevent you from getting cancer too, (healthy diet) did not work well for my mom at all.  Ignorance is NOT bliss at times. I REALLY think some people think they are immuned to anything bad happening to them because they did all the right things. They are SOOOO wrong

Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Jan. 5, 2013 at 7:16 PM

We vax against the flu and so far so good.

MooBaaLaLaLa80
by Silver Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 7:17 PM

I'm in bed with the flu right now...

Hannahluvsdogs
by Ruby Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 7:17 PM

I'm glad I decided to get a flu shot this year. I know it won't protect me from all the strains of flu out there, but it's better than nothing.

Bird16_J
by Gold Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 7:17 PM

I'm still pissed they gave my husband the flu mist and I ended up with the fucking flu and so did baby! First time getting sick with the flu in years! I didn't even get it last year when I was pregnant and the hubby didn't get it. I'm still pissed that I got sick and that he has to get he flu shot (mist bullshit) every year!


littlelamb303
by Ruby Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 7:19 PM
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Those so called "natural remedies are for fucking quacks.  I had one convince me that if I gave it to my mom riddled with cancer( a young woman who led a healthy life) she would be helped.  They lied and she died.  SO anyone promoting natural bullshit can shove them where the sun does not shine.  Don't be fooled by these POS trying to get rich at your expense.  and YES, I am angry and and I am bitter.  No one is immuned to ANY kind of disease without MODERN protection that your DOCTOR's tell you to do.  I am so sick of listening to ignorant bullshitters on here, turning away any kind of modern medicine because they know  it all.  Screw you

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 5, 2013 at 7:20 PM

 Me too. :)

Quoting Hannahluvsdogs:

I'm glad I decided to get a flu shot this year. I know it won't protect me from all the strains of flu out there, but it's better than nothing.

 

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 5, 2013 at 7:21 PM
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 Well said.  And I don't blame you for being bitter.  And I'm sorry abou your mother.  Hugs.

Quoting littlelamb303:

Those so called "natural remedies are for fucking quacks.  I had one convince me that if I gave it to my mom riddled with cancer( a young woman who led a healthy life) she would be helped.  They lied and she died.  SO anyone promoting natural bullshit can shove them where the sun does not shine.  Don't be fooled by these POS trying to get rich at your expense.  and YES, I am angry and and I am bitter.  No one is immuned to ANY kind of disease without MODERN protection that your DOCTOR's tell you to do.  I am so sick of listening to ignorant bullshitters on here, turning away any kind of modern medicine because they know  it all.  Screw you

 

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