Do you get tired of the flu vaccine thread every year?


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Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 15, 2012 - 12:40pm PT
Months and months of threads about politics and now it's the annual flu vaccine thread again.

I'm going climbing...

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 15, 2012 - 12:56pm PT
"Climbing" - it's the name for a complex series of activities, symptoms of a disease of unknown etiology. The only other treatments for this disease currently known are heroin, lobotomy, and death. Having children moderates the symptoms in some cases. There is no effective vaccine.

Nov 15, 2012 - 04:09pm PT
I'm giving up climbing.
And starting extreme hiking.

Anyone got a vaccine for that?
Jebus H Bomz

Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Nov 15, 2012 - 04:36pm PT
You get tired of a thread that comes up just once a year? Sounds like a severe lack of grit on your part. I'd say don't look at them, but I wouldn't want to harsh your passive aggressive melodrama.

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Nov 15, 2012 - 08:12pm PT
I'm into one word responses: Yes!

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 15, 2012 - 09:39pm PT
Packed up and ready to go
Packed up and ready to go
Credit: phylp

Alarm clock set. Good night, all.

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Nov 15, 2012 - 10:15pm PT

Every Year?

I won't argue.

How time flies!

It is always fun reading about all those who have their valid (to them) reasons to participate in the next flu pandemic.

Since this is a new thread:

May I add??

The ST slogan??

Yere gonna die!

Nov 15, 2012 - 10:40pm PT
I look forward to flu shots and flu shot threads...

Credit: dirtbag

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Nov 15, 2012 - 10:40pm PT
I am reminded of the folks who arrived in Kathmandu over the years and pronounced boiled water and gamma globulin shots as bourgois paranoia. Like clockwork, they would be glowing orange and puking their guts out 6 weeks later. Some of them even managed to pick up typhoid and hep at the same time. Those were the folks whose livers couldn't tolerate even one beer again for the rest of their lives. It was enough to inspire me to keep up with all my shots.


Trad climber
The state of confusion
Nov 19, 2012 - 10:35pm PT

I got mine. . .along with a DPT shot (whooping cough is rampant this year),
and cuz I'm old, a shingles vaccination.

Talk about a pincushion.
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Dec 4, 2012 - 01:11pm PT
On average, about 24,000 Americans die each flu season

just like, when you see the repetitive information about advanced directives, so that you are taken care of with dignity......

then you have a parent or loved one go through torture at the end of their lives, because it wasn't done.

All preventable, all preventable.

Just because we don't get the flu, doesn't mean that we enjoy watching other get inflicted.

Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 4, 2012 - 01:34pm PT
Elderly folks, children, and the immunosuppresed should strongly consider getting yearly flu vaccines. Healthy robust supertopo types may be able to avoid getting sick by maintaining their healthy lifestyles and frequently washing their hands.

There is never anything that is 100% "cut and dry" in the world of medicine/health care. Where there is no hard reliable evidence, we rely on the testimony of experts. But we must remember that this "testimony of experts" is categorized, in logic, as an "argument from authority", which forces upon us the possibility that the testimony of any expert may be based on an erroneous belief to begin with (or worse).

I don't get vaccines myself. And haven't for years. I'm a chiropractor so I am able to make an educated decision. I wouldn't call myself a "tin foil hat wearer" just because I choose not to get vaccinated. I consider it a well thought out and educated decision. I barely ever talk about this subject with patients, but when I do, I give them the advice I stated above. I don't think any highly polarized or dogmatic view on this subject can be correct. Aristotle always found the truth to be somewhere in the middle of the two extremes.
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