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#2896313 - 01/10/19 09:15 AM Re: Flu Shot [Re: acnjusa]
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Originally Posted By: acnjusa
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Especially if you use mass transit at all.


The last time i got REALLY sick was about 2 hours after i passed through (PHL) the airport.


The worst is being on the airplane death tube. Always paranoid about getting sick after being crammed into a tight dirty space with 150 other people's germs. Its the only place where germ phobia hits me. Nothing like going on a surf trip and having s sick kid directly behind you coughing, sneezing and being a miserable little shit for a five hour flight and knowing you'll probably end up getting that little bastard's cold.
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#2896691 - 01/10/19 11:41 PM Re: Flu Shot [Re: acnjusa]
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How I think about the flu shot:
Let's say the current year's flu shot covers 10 strains for easy math. If you get it, it's the equivalent of getting the flu and building your library of antibodies 10 times, each of a different strain. If you don't get it, and you catch whatever flu strain is going around this year, you just added the antibodies for one strain.

After 5 years, your library of antibodies will cover around 50 different strains vs. 5 strains (if you get the flu once a year).

I'm not assuming you'll be immune from 50 different strains, since they mutate, but at least your immune system could recognize 50 different strains and you won't become as sick and will recover more quickly, if you catch a strain that is related to one of your 50.
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#2901430 - 01/20/19 04:19 PM Re: Flu Shot [Re: ghostshaper]
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Originally Posted By: ghostshaper

Let's say the current year's flu shot covers 10 strains for easy math. If you get it, it's the equivalent of getting the flu and building your library of antibodies 10 times, each of a different strain. If you don't get it, and you catch whatever flu strain is going around this year, you just added the antibodies for one strain.

After 5 years, your library of antibodies will cover around 50 different strains vs. 5 strains (if you get the flu once a year).

I'm not assuming you'll be immune from 50 different strains, since they mutate, but at least your immune system could recognize 50 different strains and you won't become as sick and will recover more quickly, if you catch a strain that is related to one of your 50.


Ok, this is not true.
- 2018/19 flu vaccine is trivalent, meaning it uses proteins derived from 3 strains.
- Flu virus is one the fastest mutating viruses known to science, which is the reason that you need a flu shot each fall.
(because it mutates so quickly, antibody 'memory' from getting the flu shot 3 years ago does not confer any significant immunity this year).

Get your flu shot peeps.

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