This Is One Way To Sell Flu Shots

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Dakota1, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Dakota1

    Dakota1 Well-Known Member

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    First, a young, seemingly-healthy person gets sick, then doctors misdiagnose the illness as the Flu, then after the patient dies, they use that as an example of why we should all get a flu shot. First, they publish this article:
    http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/health/...rom-flu-what-you-can-do-to-prevent-getting-it

    Then, we find out the flu is misdiagnosed as the cause of death:
    https://www.bing.com/news/search?q=...es+of+infection+misdiagnosed+as+flu&FORM=EWRE

    Ever wonder how often this happens??
     
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  2. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Doctors misdiagnose crap all the time !..............:mad:
     
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  3. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Getting a flu shot is still the right decision 99 percent of the time.

    If the fire dept urges me to get a smoke detector, I get one. If my doctor tells me to get a flu shot, I get one.

    Most of the time when you disregard the advice of people who know 1000X more about a subject than you do, you're making a mistake.
     
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  4. Dakota1

    Dakota1 Well-Known Member

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    Your "99%" figure indicates you are a big fan of fantasy. Or, perhaps a big fan of medical personnel.
     
  5. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    A big fan of medical personnel? You bet I am. They've saved my life several times, and as an LEO, I've seen them save countless other lives.

    And that's no fantasy!
     
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  6. manta

    manta Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Whats the fantasy. ?
     
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  7. Dakota1

    Dakota1 Well-Known Member

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    Uh...I hate to break it to ya, but that doesn't make them right about everything.
     
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  8. TimKS

    TimKS Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I tend to disagree with ^^^. Flu shots are good against only 10% of the known flu strains....and the last time I heard, doctors still PRACTICE medicine. Growing up, I had 3 uncles that were medical doctors.....I didn't have blind faith in any of them. Now I have 3 nieces & nephews who are medical doctors...still no blind trust from me. :eek: :D
     
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  9. manta

    manta Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Any stats on that. ?

     
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  10. Dakota1

    Dakota1 Well-Known Member

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    Stats? Even doctors who recommend flu shots admit that. And here's another "stat." 65% of doctors & nurses refuse flu shots.
     
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  11. Dallas53

    Dallas53 Well-Known Member

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    anyone who expects perfect results in everything must be thinking they live in a Utopian world.

    doctors like any other field, i have seen them both wrong and right in diagnosis of things, even in myself.

    see you forget the one factor that makes all the difference in the world. the human factor. humans do make mistakes. none of us are perfect. that's just a fact of life we have to live or die with.
     
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  12. Dallas53

    Dallas53 Well-Known Member

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    well i refuse flu shots as well. so what does that stat tell you?

    nothing. i'm allergic to them.

    if you don't want to take a flu shot, or you don't trust them, then don't take one. seems rather simple to me.
     
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  13. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Show me a real stat on THAT. Actually only a few refuse the flu shot.
     
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  14. manta

    manta Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Have you a source.
     
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  15. Dakota1

    Dakota1 Well-Known Member

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    I don't expect perfection. I expect honesty. It's one thing to misdiagnose; it's another thing to use that misdiagnosis to sell more drugs or vaccines.
     
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    Dakota1 Well-Known Member

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    OK, let's assume you are correct. One question: Why would ANY doctor or any medical professional refuse a flu shot? Would they not be in a better position to know more than the rest of us?
     
  17. Dakota1

    Dakota1 Well-Known Member

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    "Smoke Detector?" Uh.....pretty funny comparison.
     
  18. manta

    manta Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Any evidence to support that. ?
     
  19. AZdave

    AZdave Well-Known Member

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    Again it is time for math.
    86.7324189% of all statistics is made up. I.E., swags.
     
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  20. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    So where did you go to medical school? What hospital did you you do your residency in immunology in? You know more about medicine than people with 12-13 years of professional training?
     
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