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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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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 6, 2013 at 2:53 PM

We don't get flu shots. Ever since I've stopped us from getting them we no longer get sick. And we eat healthy, take vitamins and are regularly active. If you don't take care of your body and teach your children how to take care of your body then you'll get sick. What you put in your mouth affects every aspect of your health and you allow to be injected into your body could be bad. I don't trust the flu shot because it's always caused problems. Everyone I know gets sick. No thanks!!

SuDoNim
by Silver Member on Jan. 6, 2013 at 2:54 PM

This is why we take every precaution possible: nourishing diet, sushine, exercise, hand-washing AND the flue shot..

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 6, 2013 at 2:56 PM

 Didn't you know you have to wear a tin hat when you read on CafeMom?  Watch out or these people will sic their big pharma crime dogs on you, lol. 

Quoting Anonymous:

I just looked at the link you provided, and it came up as 76 deaths due to vaccines. Not 5000. 

 

ETA: Hmmm, since events are double reported to satisfy multiple categories, I misread the death count. It's actually 58, not 76. 

 

Quoting Anonymous:

Over 5000 people died as result of vaccines (mostly children) in 2012

I will take my chances

http://vaers.hhs.gov/data/data

 

 

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 6, 2013 at 3:10 PM

 Absolutely not! 

These people have to live with their choices, not I.  I wonder if the parents of the children who died this year will be vaccinating in the future?

Quoting Anonymous:

It is nature's little way of population control.

I always ruefully laugh at the "completely back to nature" folks.. who think we CAN live without birth control, without our modern farming and food distribution methods, etc.... because if one chooses to go back to those times, then,

we must also choose to allow nature to take her course in the realm of who lives and who dies, too... then accept nature and don't use modern medicines, either!   Let only the strong survive...

How silly of those folks, yes?  We are already "outside" of nature ....it's a a tragedy when we die of disease now, not normal, like it USED to be....

I don't want to go back to those times, do you?

 

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 6, 2013 at 3:13 PM

 My daughter and I both have autoimmune disorders and we get it asap as well.  We've never had a problem or the flu. 

Wishing you all good health! :)

Quoting Lanesmommy26:

My daughter has an auto immune disorder and gets her flu shot as soon as its available, like end of July or early August. I get mine through school in October. I teach special education, so I have to protect myself from my students and not bring anything home to my daughter. My husband has never received a flu shot, and won't likely ever get one. Different strokes for different folks.

 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 6, 2013 at 3:16 PM
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by Anonymous on Jan. 6, 2013 at 3:16 PM
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by Anonymous on Jan. 6, 2013 at 3:16 PM
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by Anonymous on Jan. 6, 2013 at 3:17 PM
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