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The local news reported that flu shots were found to be only 60% effective at preventing the flu. For years they said the shot would not give you the flu, BUT you may experience "flu-like symptoms" for a few days.
REALLY? Since I only had pneumonia for 6 days, 3-5 days of "flu-like symptoms" sounds A LOT like getting the flu!
Now they say the shot is only 60% effective. Correct me if I'm wrong, but 60% is dangerously close to 50%.
If I'm close to a 50/50 chance of getting the flu WITH a flu shot, then why the heck would I even bother with it??!! I get the same odds without a flu shot!
This is just my opinion, but I think someone has gotten some serious financial gain from telling the general public they have to have a flu shot or they'll be sorry. Of course the media hasn't helped things any by pressing their importance. BUT once you take a hard look at the numbers, it appears it just doesn't matter if you get one or not. Funny, this has been my position on the subject for years! I never got a flu shot in the '70's or '80's and yet I'm still here.
'73 F-100 360, 3 on the tree 2WD (Uncle Jessie's truck)
'75 F-250 468, C6 Monster Truck (Earthquake III)
'79 F-200 300-6, 4 spd. 4x4 (Alice)
'79 F-150 400, C6 4x4 (Ka'Bluey)
'94 Dodge 2500 V10, Automatic
Oh, I did. I'm not a big fan of either team, but that was a good game. Rivers is going to have to wait a long time to live that one down...
That's the truth. we had family and trick or treaters at the house til third quarter so that's when I finally got to actually watch the game. Then the wife was waking me up to go to bed. I've got to quit waking up at 4:00
Chip in Russellville, MO
66 Buick Skylark Special convertible...
1975 F250 4x4
.Project overwhelmation...yes I know it is not a real word, but more a feeling. Thanks Rich
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