Problems with the "Swine flu vaccine"

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Finnegan, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. Lindley

    Lindley Moderator with a Soul Moderator

    Nov 30, 2001
    Bonney Lake, WA
    And *that* is why we trust the doctors to know better than we do how to safeguard our health. Because the gut reaction of a layperson to deep science is often wrong.

    Just be glad your health doesn't depend on a belief in the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principal.
  2. Chrisisall

    Chrisisall Commodore Commodore

    Jul 5, 2009
    And no one else does either.:rolleyes: just pay your money for the shot.:techman:
    My "gut" reaction back in the day was that phoney fats were bad, science has caught up to me.
    Digest that, and forget vitamins- it's a confidence trick by evil peeps bent on selling suppliments in the face of excellent designer veggies.
  3. farmkid

    farmkid Commodore Commodore

    Jun 1, 2005
    I'm not sure about the why, but your explanation makes sense. What I do know is that both the 1918 Spanish flu and the current swine flu are of the less common H1N1 type, and that so far the most severely affected have been young adults. It very well could be an immune overreaction. I've been paying attention to this aspect of it because I have 5 children, 4 of which are 6 or older, and my wife may be pregnant. That makes 5 out of the 7 in my household in the high-risk category.
  4. Robert Maxwell

    Robert Maxwell so far this is a dumb future Premium Member

    Jun 12, 2001
    comments 2 my butt
    The current conclusion about the 1918 pandemic is that it killed the young and healthy by inducing a cytokine storm. According to that article, the 1918 flu, SARS, and H5N1 bird flu caused cytokine storms. Apparently, the jury is still out on whether or not the current swine flu operates in this manner--not enough information for the CDC to make a judgment one way or the other, yet.