Originally posted by Gauri_3
Originally posted by return_to_hades
I also do not believe in flu shots. I refuse to take one and make my immune system run on crutches. A virus runs its course. Take the usual chicken soup and plenty of vitamin C. Tylenol etc. if necessary. If your body fights it good. If not you deserve to die.
I do believe in them but I procrastinate taking them and before I know, the flu season is over. Hence, I never get to take flu shots either.
deserve to die - hmmmm - don't you think that's a bit too harsh
No one "deserves" die except for some crooks I know
Heres the thing, I do believe in the concept of immunization. For example the MMR vaccination is a guarantee against measles. There is like a minuscule chance you will get measles.
The current flu shot is a load of bull. Viruses itself are the most adaptable microorganism. They frequently mutate to create new strains and withstand resistance. They are like villains in superhero comics who never die but come back with a vengeance and a new surprise superpower. So basically a flu shot is a shot in the dark. A hit or a miss. There is still a high probability you will get the flu. By the time a virus going around gets to you, its mutated that its beyond the scope of the vaccination.
Flu shots make sense for elderly or infants whose immune system is weak. However, for most healthy people with healthy immune system, the best defense against flu is exposure. The more your body is exposed to the virus the more practice your immune system gets fighting the virus. Your body is getting smarter and stronger on fighting viral infections. So even when a new unknown strain infects you, your immune system is pretty well equipped to fight it.
A lot of people in western society hyperprotect themselves from infection. Their immune systems have absolutely no practice in fighting an infection. Having to play the best team without ever practicing, you are bound to loose. However, if you have been practicing all your life, you stand a very good chance.
Deserving to die may seem harsh. But it indeed is natural selection. A pandemic sweeps across eradicating the weakest of the species and the strongest survive. It is not how humans work, but it is a law of nature. Humans are the only species on earth known to coddle and protect the weak, making the species weaker not stronger. Such outbreaks are nothing but mother natures house cleaning.