Friday, February 14, 2014

No flu shot for me!

Every which way you listen, read or go is constant bombardment about getting your flu shot.  

There's a conspiracy of sorts going on by powers-to-be who are more damaging to our well-being than an occasional good-old fashioned case of the flu.

After all, it’s not the bubonic plague, AIDS, hepatitis C or something scarier.  Over a long and healthy life, healthy and unhealthy people alike will catch the flu bug, convalesce, get well and then jump back on the saddle in their life journey.  It’s a cost of doing business with the business being living life to its fullest. 

Well I’m not a conspiracy-thinking person like some but this concerted effort about the flu and flu shots doesn’t pass my smell test. 

My current thoughts and opinions were initially formed when my wife and I were at ground zero in Mexico City during the first week of its 2009 swine flu pandemic.  The Mexican government closed most of Mexico City’s public and private facilities in an attempt to contain the spread of this flu virus.

I witnessed first-hand how a large and vibrant metropolitan city came to a screeching halt due to the flu and how government was able to control its people in ways I never thought imaginable in a “free society”.  The fear and obedience it creates is too powerful for any of the powers-to-be to exclude a good health scare from their bag of tricks.

The media likes to report about flu-related deaths yet their accounts seldom provide any useful facts about whether deaths on any given flu-season day are any greater than other days.  Let’s face it, people are dying day in and day out and statistically there’s a normal range of deaths on any given day.

Are we really dropping dead during flu season at an alarming rate like flies that have been bombed with a can of insect spray?  Or might the flu season death rate be within normal range due to the normal reasons people die like from old age, accidents, cancer and the like?  I’m too busy to research an answer.

Do as you may this flu season which is the way it ought to be but know that this middle-aged man has decided there’s no flu shot for me!

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree with you about flu shots. I am 66 years old and have never gotten a flu shot of any kind.I am now on Medicare and get constant reminders to get my flu shot.

pierini said...

We're all intelligent enough to make informed choices about our health care. Good for you for not drinking the Kool-Aid.