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  Reply # 1331345 25-Jun-2015 13:00
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It's insurance. You don't need it until you need it...


I'm playing devils advocate now, but I for one am thankful most insurance companies pay out more often when you need it as it seems the same can't be said about flu vaccines:

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/vaccination/effectiveness-studies.htm 

19%  estimated effectiveness for 2014-2015, ouch. 





Well I'll be darned.  It was 19% when you posted that (I looked), but it's now sitting at 23%. What a difference a day makes.


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sidefx:
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It's insurance. You don't need it until you need it...

I'm playing devils advocate now, but I for one am thankful most insurance companies pay out more often when you need it as it seems the same can't be said about flu vaccines:

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/vaccination/effectiveness-studies.htm 

19%  estimated effectiveness for 2014-2015, ouch.

Since we're quoting the CDC now: "Who should get vaccinated this season? Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season."

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1331413 25-Jun-2015 14:48
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I always get the flu jab.  I have asthma so it's free.  I have only had a genuine (diagnosed) flu twice, and both times I had forgotten to get vaccinated.  The flu is awful.

I find if I get the flu jab and keep taking my daily multi I get no flu sand very few colds.  In addition to the specific immunity against dominant flu strain(s) I think the vaccine generally stimulates the immune system.




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  Reply # 1333004 28-Jun-2015 16:37
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This appeared in the BOP times a couple of days after I posted this...

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11471933


Although, i thought it was more common respiratory infections as opposed to flu.

Bay of Plenty schools and hospitals are being hit with a surge in flu cases.

Tauranga and Whakatane hospitals have seen at least 96 patients with suspected influenza respiratory syncytial virus this week.

Some infected people are being treated in the same room as others with the illness and masks are being worn by anyone within three metres of a patient. This is normal process for infectious disease management.

District health board infectious disease specialist Diane Hanfelt-Goade said there has been an early onset to the influenza and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) season, and the Bay of Plenty seemed to have been particularly hard hit.







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  Reply # 1333031 28-Jun-2015 17:51
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bazzer:
sidefx:
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It's insurance. You don't need it until you need it...

I'm playing devils advocate now, but I for one am thankful most insurance companies pay out more often when you need it as it seems the same can't be said about flu vaccines:

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/vaccination/effectiveness-studies.htm 

19%  estimated effectiveness for 2014-2015, ouch.

Since we're quoting the CDC now: "Who should get vaccinated this season? Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season."


Some NZ data here: http://www.influenza.org.nz/effectiveness-inactivated-influenza-vaccines

Prevention/transmission is important factor:

"WebMD: Flu viruses enter the body through the mucus membranes of your nose, eyes, or mouth. Every time you touch your hand to one of these areas, you are possibly infecting yourself with a virus. This makes it very important to keep your hands germ-free with frequent and thorough hand washing. Encourage family members to do the same to stay well and prevent flu."

WebMD is too polite to directly mention nose picking.

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  Reply # 1333071 28-Jun-2015 20:49
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IM sick :(

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  Reply # 1333075 28-Jun-2015 21:14
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Just to chime in also. I've had a cold for about two weeks. Also got swollen lymph nodes. I don't know if they're related. frown

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  Reply # 1333100 28-Jun-2015 22:47
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DarthKermit: Just to chime in also. I've had a cold for about two weeks. Also got swollen lymph nodes. I don't know if they're related. frown


You're probably doomed. Sell all your stuff on GZ immediately.





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  Reply # 1333158 29-Jun-2015 08:35
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For sale: The Mrs. Any reasonable offer accepted. tongue-out



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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11477486

A "spike on a spike" of winter sicknesses is pushing some Tauranga health services to the limit with one centre seeing three times more patients than usual. Accident and Healthcare on Second Ave had about 400 patients last weekend, triple its normal load, and people unable to see their GP have been turning up at Tauranga Hospital's Emergency Department. Western Bay of Plenty Primary Health Organisation chief executive Roger Taylor said the region's health bodies were collaborating to manage a "spike on a spike" of winter illnesses.

Must be really bad, spike on a spike ha ha.

Not sure why bbcode not working.

And now it is after editing, ha ha.



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  Reply # 1339201 8-Jul-2015 12:12
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Ive had a cold for over a week now.

Aweful one because its not bad enough to just sleep thru everything so BOREDOM!!! Seems cyclic, few hours feel amost fine, then bad, then terrible, so back to bed, then sleep then repeat.




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