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Killer Flu or Killer Aspirin?

1918 flu: again? At various times people are scared into getting a flu shot. Why? Because the 1918 flu, often called the 1918 “Spanish flu,” could come back. Remember, that wasn’t just an epidemic, it was a worldwide pandemic: millions died! We are warned that it could happen again and a flu shot will protect…

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Vaccination, a Pediatrician and My Car

I Really Was Minding My Own Business … Vaccination Ignorance The car dealership was a busy place with two waiting rooms in the service area: one for those who want quiet, one for those who want to talk and watch TV. (Who would have thought that a discussion about childhood vaccination would occur?) I was…

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Should a Child Be Vaccinated?

OK, I admit it, I kicked a beehive, or perhaps a hornet’s nest. I commented in a public discussion group about childhood vaccination. A mother wrote asking for advice (“is my kid in danger if she sits next to a non-vaccinated child”) and about 20 MDs (or med heads) wrote with the usual party line,…

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Pregnancy and Flu Vaccination

Pregnant women high priority for flu vaccine Pregnancy and flu vaccination: Pregnant women are now being listed as a high priority for swine flu vaccine. Yet the product inserts so far from the package inserts state the disclaimer: “Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with influenza virus vaccine. It is also not known whether influenza…

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It’s flu shot season – wait a minute!

It’s flu shot season – wait a minute! Drug stores and pharmacies are covered with signs offering flu shots. But before you, your relatives or friends submit to getting injected with toxins and bizarre poisonous chemicals you should know a few things about this year’s flu shot. First of all, the manufacturer has admitted that…

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The doctor advertised the flu shot so I walked in

I walked into a doctor’s office that was advertising flu shots and asked for a product insert for the 2011-2012 flu vaccine (FluLaval® made by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). The nice MD at the counter handed me a CDC (Centers for Disease Control) paper urging everyone to get the flu shot. That wasn’t what I had asked…

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