DailyDirt: Tis The Season To Catch The Flu

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December is a time to celebrate the holidays with family and friends, but it's also when flu season starts ramping up. Several states have already reported an increase in flu activity, and it appears that the predominant strain of flu found in patients who have been hospitalized so far is H1N1 -- the "Swine Flu" that caused a global pandemic in 2009 but is now a human seasonal flu virus. Here are a few links about the flu season, pandemics, and vaccines. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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Filed Under: flu, flu season, health, pandemic, vaccine, virus

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    ltlw0lf (profile), 16 Dec 2013 @ 10:24pm

    Re: Smallpox and Rinderpest would like to have a word with you...

    Bingo...OP needs to play a game of Pandemic... the anti-vaxors seem to be proving Darwin's theory of survival of the fittest, since diseases like Measles and Rubella seem to be on the comeback, affecting their kids more and more (and sadly, taking out babies who are too young to be vaccinated in the process.)

    If they want to be idiots, I wish they would do it to themselves and leave their kids and the babies who can't be vaccinated out of it.

    OP might also want to check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaccine_controversies and http://antiantivax.flurf.net/.

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