dystopika
dystopika
dystopika
12h
7

I swore off SNL when they had Trump on as a guest so all I see of SNL anymore is clips of leftists mocking the show for all the dumb celebrity cameos and bad political sketches. Who needs jokes or to make a statement when you can just get a cheap laugh from having a Matt Damon cameo as Brett Kavanaugh? Read more

Sep 23
3

There is some evidence that a history of getting flu shots confers some carryover immunity that makes you less likely to get sick in the future, even if future flu shots aren’t great matches for that year.  So you’re gonna help yourself out in the future when social distancing is no longer required. 

Sep 22
1

That's what my wife heard from her doctor. Apparently this year's vaccine makes your arm hurt like a b.... 

Sep 22
7

I know a ton of people who never get flu shots, several who are perfectly content to just get sick and recover. But this year? Everyone agrees that they’d rather pay $50 without insurance and get a flu shot just so they never have to question which virus they are suffering from.

Sep 22
3

Like Bill said, you don’t have trust the Trump administration alone when there are multiple governments vetting several different vaccines.

Sep 22
6

Never got a flu shot until last year. My wife specifically requested I get one for her birthday. Dirty trick if you ask me.

Sep 22
7

Presumably. I had a doctor’s appointment last week and he said he thought it’d end up being a relatively muted flu season, because everyone’s wearing masks and staying away from each other, but said to get the flu shot anyway, because it can only help.

Sep 22
7

Bill’s answer is the best one. We’re going to have to depend on international standards and safety data for this one.

Sep 22
10

Presumably, though, you’re still going out in public periodically to run errands. Even if you’re taking all COVID-19 precautions seriously, there’s still a chance that you could get it (it’s a question of lower-risk, not zero-risk). Getting a flu vaccine means helping to not clog up already strained medical resources Read more

Sep 22
7

This year it will be even harder to catch the flu. I love staying home all the time and not having to interact with other people in person.

Sep 22
4

This year’s flu vaccine kind of kicked my ass. My arm has never been so sore from a flu shot and I was mildly achy for 2 days. I hope that means I created mega antibodies and am super immune.

Sep 22
5

I thought that as a young adult, then I got swine flu in 2009 (the last big pandemic). I wasn’t hospitalized but I had a high fever and felt like shit for a week. Got a regular flu shot right after recovering, then got an H1N1 vaccine the next year. I’ve had a flu shot every year since then... and haven’t had the flu Read more

Sep 22
7

There’s plenty of valid reasons to worry about how the Trump admin is dealing with vaccines. But... the government themselves is not making the vaccine in a black box, and most of the leading vaccine contenders are being extensively tested, and being manufactured by many different companies across multiple countries. Read more

Sep 22
19

The big three being tested right now in the US are also being tested internationally. If Trump proclaims it good, and nobody else does, you know he’s full of shit. Read more

Sep 22
2

Serious question - if you’re already taking all the precautions against COVID-19 (masks, washing hands, social distancing, not being in crowds, not going into work), you should also be well protected against the flu and the common cold, no?

Sep 22
6

Somebody please help me feel better about the upcoming COVID-19 vaccine... Read more

Sep 22
9

I never had a flu shot. The other shots yes, absolutely, but flu... nah. Never felt serious enough, you know? Read more

Sep 22
8

We usually get free flu shots at work. Not this year with most of us working remotely. I’ll have to inquire if my insurance covers this otherwise I’ll pay the few clams to have it done at CVS.