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    More good news in regards to vaccination.
    My wife and I got the seasonal flu shot last November.
    Reassuring to see that it may count as being effective against covid as per the preliminary studies are now indicating.

    "Its never too late to get your flu shot, according to a new study that found inoculated individuals are significantly less likely to test positive for COVID-19 and more likely to avoid hospitalization if they do."

    "The study, published in the American Journal of Infection Control, found the seasonal influenza vaccine provides potent protection and some peace of mind against the pandemic, even if researchers do not fully understand the underlying mechanism at work. Its particularly relevant for vaccine hesitance and maybe taking the flu shot this year can ease some angst about the new COVID-19 vaccine, said Marion Hofmann Bowman, lead author of the study and an associate professor of internal medicine and a cardiologist at the Michigan Medicine Frankel Cardiovascular Center."

    https://www.healthing.ca/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus/the-flu-shot-may-keep-covid-19-at-bay-study

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    I had read something of this nature last summer and made sure I keep up with the annual Flu Shot in the fall..just made sense.

    Good to hear that it was indeed a good decision. Thanks for posting that!!

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    Mike does that mean you won't get the Covid - 19 vaccine because of receiving the flu shot... I've read so many contradicting reports on whether to get it or not it makes me wonder who's telling the truth. One report stated that if you've been exposed to the virus your body has built up an immune system to fight it, and if you go ahead and get the shot without knowing you've been exposed to it there could be complications... Makes one wonder whether to get or not cause I too got a flu shot this past fall for the very first time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo D View Post
    . I've read so many contradicting reports on whether to get it or not it makes me wonder who's telling the truth. One report stated that if you've been exposed to the virus your body has built up an immune system to fight it, and if you go ahead and get the shot without knowing you've been exposed to it there could be complications...
    To answer the question, yes will get a shot...but I'm willing to wait till to get a J&J...a traditional vaccine, like the annual flu shot, I'm not worried, I got the flu shot last Nov...it'll be 6 months since I had the shot by the time I get the Covid vaccine. I read a report that recommend you wait 3 months.

    I'm just now starting to see published reports about people with natural immunity. The Vaccine companies and their backers are saying that even if you have recovered and have the anti-bodies that beat Covid, you should still get 1 doze of the vaccine....to enhance your immune system.

    Why ??? Our bodies are cable of fighting the virus with a healthy immune system (98% of the cases have required no hospitalisation) . Why do they want us to still take the vaccine.....no one is quite clear on that.

    There are more and more stories of the side effects being stronger if you already have the anti-bodies. So bad some people have been getting really sick. They put some 90 yr old recovered Covid patient into a coma.

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    This covid thing is so screwy no wonder everyone is confused.

    So, this started back in the late fall of 2019 and named covid-19.
    We know that viruses mutate all the time and the pros call them "variants."

    Would it not stand to reason that a year later, the fall / winter of 2020 that it is now completely different than the previous year?
    That this is the reason that the death counts are so low? That it is now simply the seasonal flu and the shot we got last November protects us as usual?

    Big pharma would never give up the opportunity to make billions on an experimental drug.
    Thoughts that make you go hmmmm in the middle of the night.

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    It's just the next version of seasonal respiratory illness. The virus is of the same type as some common cold viruses. When it's no longer "novel" it'll be just another coronavirus.

    Probably hard info to find right now, but it would be interesting to see what the death rate of a coronavirus infection was before COVID-19 existed. I bet it was higher than other types of cold viruses, and probably not far off from the death rate of this virus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GW11 View Post
    It's just the next version of seasonal respiratory illness. The virus is of the same type as some common cold viruses. When it's no longer "novel" it'll be just another coronavirus.

    Probably hard info to find right now, but it would be interesting to see what the death rate of a coronavirus infection was before COVID-19 existed. I bet it was higher than other types of cold viruses, and probably not far off from the death rate of this virus.

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    It's actually the less deadly of the severe coronaviruses but more contagious.


    https://youtu.be/1YhzkZvz2lc

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishfood View Post
    It's actually the less deadly of the severe coronaviruses but more contagious.


    https://youtu.be/1YhzkZvz2lc

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    Yes, there were a couple of more severe ones, SARS and MERS, but the others associated with the common cold aren't considered severe.

    The common cold isn't very common anymore either.

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    I aLso got my first ever flue shot in the fall. I remember hoping it would help against Covid.
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