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View Diary: So.. about that swine flu hysteria... (92 comments)

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  •  Great for people who have had a lifetime's (0+ / 0-)

    worth of prophylactic vaccines, but the WHO tends to look at all countries and their populations, not just the rich countries.  I don't prefer fear to science, but I do prefer abundance of caution when faced with significant potential loss of life.

    And please note that Phrma makes a shit load more money off really unneeded shit like antidepressants for kids than off vaccines, which are very low margin.

    •  Ain't arguing that! (1+ / 0-)
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      UncleCharlie

      We are a very overmedicated society.

      But I think it is abundantly clear, that even in very poorly vaccinated nations, this influenza strain didn't cause a fraction of the havoc it was advertised to do.

      And this might cause a boy-who-cried-wolf effect next time.

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