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"Permanent" immunity - I go for it. Or, at least long term (like tetanus) also a good deal.
"Transients" like the flu vaccines, which are (if you're lucky) only useful for the current season? Not so far. I'm getting old enough where risk/reward (and a very powerful immune system is not going to last forever) are making it a consideration. But not more than that.
Anti-vaccine ? People haven't lived in the times when these diseases ran rampant. Polio. Diphtheria. Others. Amazing amounts of misery and death. Now that the herd-immunity the anti-vacciners have benefited from is waning (as they aggregate in un-vaccinated clots), it is unfortunately, affecting others.
Admittedly, there's commercial/government interest (read that conspiracy) to keep the vaccine makers in the money (not just flu, but the very costly HPV shots).
So, I call upon the experts here - can you get the flu from someone who just got a flu shot?
No, nor can you get the flu from the shot itself.
I'm taking immunosuppressants, and get the flu shot most of the time when I get the reminder. There's no risc at all. The vaccine does not contain the live flu, but dead training-material.
You or her would have caught the flu earlier, with symptoms breaking out just now. Easy way to get rid of the flu by helping your immune-system. You know how the immune-system raises the bodytemperature? It does that because the system works better at a somewhat higher temperature and the virusses work less efficient. Warm a cup of milk, add a teaspoon of ground black pepper. Mix, drink, and go to bed, with a lot of sheets and blankets. Keep warm!
It's an old trick that works (dunno why exactly, since the pepper doesn't raise body temp) but you will be feeling better next day, albeit a bit dehydrated and slow the next day.
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You are absolutely correct - I don't believe either the internal medicine specialist who told her that, nor either of the neurologist who told her that either. All three told her to NEVER get the flu shot again. But what do they know - I'm sure your take on it is far more educated than theirs.
She mentioned to me that I sometimes snore at night, so I asked the doctor about it. He told me that if I lost some weight, my tongue would shrink and that would stop the snoring. I should lose some weight? So I asked him: "What's the matter. Can't you operate?" All I got was a strange look.
Recent study was published showing that a fat tongue obstructs the air way more, so the best way to improve air flow is to lose the tongue fat. There are some more details but that's the short version of it.
just buy some nose plugs ... then jam them in the wives ears. (better dampening than ear plugs)
after many otherwise intelligent sounding suggestions that achieved nothing the nice folks at Technet said the only solution was to low level format my hard disk then reinstall my signature. Sadly, this still didn't fix the issue!
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