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H1N1 Flu Virus
Over-Blown & Over-Reacted To


Debra J.M. Smith
Oct. 06, 2009

 
 

 

Sunday before last I had my youngest daughter in the emergency room with flu-like systems. Something was causing her heart to skip a few beats a minute.

For Becky, it turned out to be, she was dehydrating. Once they had her pumped up with fluids, her heart was fine and we were on our way. We simply did not realize that when medical people say, "Drink plenty of fluids," that they mean to drink far more than usual. This is because your cells are under great stress during an illness.

While in the ER, I asked the doctor if Becky should be checked for the H1N1 flu virus. To that the doctor replied, "No." He continued with saying, "The H1N1 flu virus is no more serious than the regular seasonal flu." He then let me know that the reason the elderly are not as susceptible to the H1N1 flu virus, is because many of them already had it in the early 1900s and are immune to it. Ya, so much for the virus being new!


While at the government's website today, click here, I read up on the topic. Sure enough, though the website refers to the H1N1 virus being new, it states: "...about one-third of adults older than 60 may have antibodies against this virus." 

There is only one way that those adults that are older than 60 would have obtained those antibodies. That's by exposure to the virus at some time in their lives. --By the way, this is why my household does not get any flu vaccine.

Last week, I received a letter home from my youngest daughter's college that spoke on the H1N1 flu virus. Above is a scanned picture of a section of the letter that stated: "Federal, state and local health officials say the current H1N1 Flu is no more serious than the seasonal flu. Illness from the 2009 virus has been mild to moderate so far, with most people recovering without the need for medical treatment."

If you read the government's website, you will see the same thing. It really is no more serious than the regular seasonal flu. Yet, here in New York, health care workers are being threatened with their jobs, to take the H1N1 flu vaccine or get fired. Click Here --And up in Massachusetts, the entire state is being threatened with a possible police state, breaking into homes and forcing the vaccine on children and locking up adults that won't take it. Click Here

What I find very interesting is that it is the liberals, who are going over-board on this. And it is the liberals who play down the threat of the spread of AIDs. Go figure!


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