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September 20, 2012 Poll Results

Are you going to get a flu shot this year?

Yes 58% 214 votes
No 39% 147 votes
Undecided 1% 7 votes
Total: 368 Votes

Note: This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.


September 21, 2012
6:38 a.m.

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Why wouldn't you?
Unless of course you have a DOCTOR advised medical reason not to...or you really really enjoy infecting and possibly endangering the well being of those around you.
Oh, and guess what, if your religion or some crazy other belief forbids you, check the small print in the "religion or similar belief" handbook and see if crazy zealotry prevents dying.
No? I didn't think so either.

September 21, 2012
4:21 p.m.

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Flu shots DO NOT prevent the flu.
They make the drug companies rich.

"For most people, the flu shot does not prevent illness, but actually does the polar opposite--it weakens your immune system and makes you more predisposed to the illness.

The people who actually die after contracting the flu do so because they are already sick and have compromised immune systems, and that certainly doesn't have to include you.

In addition to making sure your vitamin D levels are in the optimal range, the following tips are surefire ways to improve the function of your immune system and greatly reduce your chances of getting the flu this winter:

* Avoid sugar.
* Get plenty of sleep.
* Exercise regularly.
* Eat according to your nutritional type.
* Eat garlic regularly.
* Support yourself during stressful times."

-Dr. Mercola

Be informed.
The preservatives in the flu shots will cause cognitive impairment and give you brain damage in your old age.

September 21, 2012
10:39 p.m.

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...As a consequence of the brain damage, vaccines cause you to seek out advice from some half baked physician from the internet....and we all know everything you read on the internet is gospel truth!

right Sparkys_Dad?

....oh sorry, he could not respond in a timely manner,because he is alternately getting plenty of exercise digging up Garlic, getting lots of sleep, and running through town terrified trying to avoid sugar while staying informed.

September 21, 2012
10:41 p.m.

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Something gave Sparkys_Dad brain damage, but it wasn't the flu shot.

Thanks for the helpful tips like "support yourself...." , whatever the heck that means.

September 22, 2012
5:12 a.m.

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Laughable comments, Sparkys_Dad! When the internet started years ago, the saying was, be careful about getting your medical information off the internet because how do you know it's not coming from your 16 year old neighbor?... answer... you don't! I think the same holds true for most of these medical websites today.

September 27, 2012
11:41 a.m.

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Hey guys--

Check out this site about flu oddities.

Very interesting read for sure.
Best regards.

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