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H1N1 October 22, 2009

Filed under: hard times — harriettnelson @ 6:11 am
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So my partner  caught the virus at work and, predictably, I got it from her.

Day 1: I think I’m coming down with something.

Day 2: I’m sick.

Day 3: I’m sicker. Fever and aches. No energy. Cough.

Day 4: I’m really sick and I’m not getting out of bed.  Fever, aches, bad cough.  Energy?  What’s that?  Rolling over is a project.  Watching TV is too much work.

Day 5:  Slept (not rested, slept.) until 4:00 pm, then laid on sofa.  Fever gone.  Cough worse. Back to bed at 10:00.

Day 6: Slept until noon. Feel ok as long as I don’t move. Cough a little better.  Watched the news this evening.  Schools are closed because half the kids are out sick.  Pictures of children in hospital beds.  Interview with a man whose life was saved only by use of an experimental antiviral drug.  All the reporters are shocked and amazed. They seem stunned that people are dying from influenza.

Hello?   Has the world forgotten 1918?  Was anyone at all listening last year when public health officials told us that there was going to be a dangerous outbreak?  Am I living in some kind of alternate reality?  Yes, influenza kills people.  This has been going on for centuries.  Why are we shocked that it’s happening yet again?

Then came the news that really was shocking: reported, of course, very matter-of-factly.  70% of people in my state say they do not plan to get the H1N1 vaccine.  70% oblivious to the danger!  70% putting their children at great risk.  Now I was the one who was stunned.

Looks like we’re in for a doozy of an epidemic.  Hope I’m wrong.


2 Responses to “H1N1”

  1. My entire family has already had H1N1 and has already passed through and my family is still alive and doing well, *without* any vaccine whatsoever. This may be why 70% of your state refuses.

    Perhaps, they’ve already seen the real result of H1N1. Nothing.

    So far “292 deaths in the US-but that number is not important” – as was stated on a CNN broadcast yesterday by the CDC.

    292 have died. 38,000 people die every year from regular flu. 10,000 people die each year from malaria. Where’s the huge pandemic fear mongering in the media for those?

    It’s nothing. The vaccine is far worse than H1N1. Vitamin D3 can destroy H1N1-do your own research on that one. 🙂

    I hope you get well soon.

  2. Jason Says:

    They said the Swine flu was going to be a big deal back in the 70’s so the United States federal government made a flu vaccine. The only problem they did this based on 0 confirmed cases. I am linking to a site that has two 1976 interviews of the person that headed the Swine Flu for the U.S.

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