Thursday, October 8, 2009

Conspiracy Theorist (or There is No "wine" In Swine Flu Vaccine)

Last night, I had a discussion with Husbandrinka. This is basically a transcript. Because I multi-task, and while we were talking, I was also taking notes.

Husb: Marinka, I want to get your opinion on the swine flu vaccine, because I value your wisdom.

Mar: I do not believe that we should get the swine flu vaccine.

Why, Marinka? I would like you to share your knowledge with me.

Well, for one, they rushed this vaccine through and we cannot be assured of its safety.

Who rushed the vaccine through?

The government. And maybe the vaccine company.

Now you're sounding like one of those conspiracy theory nutcases.

I'm not. But the government is trying to kill us. Especially me. While the vaccine company gets rich. It's a perfect trifecta, minus one.

That is nonsense. I think that the vaccine is perfectly safe.

Ok. But they developed it in like two months. They couldn't have possibly tested it.

They were working on it for longer than that.


Sure, researchers are always working.


They are interested in getting this right, you know.


I think it's perfectly safe.

So are you getting it?

No. But I think that you should.


Blogger peajaye said...

the upside is: once you get sick, a healthy husbandrinka will have a crock pot nearby to make you plenty of easy and nutritious meals.

October 8, 2009 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger Woo222 said...

I'm totally with you, I wouldn't recommend getting it either. I love peajaye's comment!

October 8, 2009 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger Admin said...

he's trying to kill you!!!

I think that all flu vaccines are a bunch of shit. It's just a big pharmaceutical scam. There is no way in hell that I am injecting some virus into my body.

October 8, 2009 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger Alejandra Ramos said...

I'm totally with you. I am not getting the swine flu vaccine and don't think it's safe. I also told boyfriend he was not allowed to get it because I don't want to have to deal with the residual problems that will inevitably rise from this thing 5 years down the road. Like flipper babies and/or odd growths.

October 8, 2009 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger jamiepea said...

Just asked my pediatrician if she's vaccinating HER kids. There was this deafening silence, then she told me she hadn't yet decide. The whole freaking issue is clear as mud.

October 8, 2009 at 11:38 AM  
Blogger hokgardner said...

I just spent TWO weeks in bed with the swine flu, and let me tell you, you don't want to catch it. I'm still no where near recovered.

I will be getting the vaccine for my kids.

October 8, 2009 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger momtrolfreak said...

I am so with you, i do not understand why people are chomping at the bit to get the swine flu shot. THe swine flu is not any more deadly than the regular flu. THey have rushed it to market and have not had time to complete clinical trials, especially on children. And does no one remember what happened in the seventies? I am very pro-vaccine--we get regular flu shots every year, and I even gave my son the MMR NOT BROKEN UP (Gasp!), but the swine flu vaccine freaks me out. If the press was giving daily updates on the new with how many have died of REGULAR flu people would see H1N1 is no worse.

October 8, 2009 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger Christy said...

My sister in law is a nurse; yesterday she asked all the doctors she worked with (she works in a great hospital, in the operating room) if they were getting it and if they were getting their kids the vaccine...NOT one of them is getting it, nor are any of their kids. That speaks volumes to me!

October 8, 2009 at 12:04 PM  
Blogger C (Kid Things) said...

I agree with you completely. I don't feel safe getting it and I sure as heck don't feel safe getting it for my kids.

October 8, 2009 at 12:13 PM  
Blogger Keyona said...

That fucker is totally trying to kill you. Maybe you could get the vaccine and then haunt his ass forever.

October 8, 2009 at 12:30 PM  
Blogger Marketing Mommy said...

I was nervous about the H1N1 vaccine too, but then I found out it is the same as the regular flu vax--they just swapped out the viral strain.

I won't get it because I'm not high risk, but my kids will be vaccinated.

FWIW, we all get flu shots every year with no negative effects.

October 8, 2009 at 12:54 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

While I am on the fence about the swine flu vaccine, I am 100% in favor of crockpots.

October 8, 2009 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger Pseudo said...

I got the regular flu shot two days ago. Now I am worried.

Please let us know if hubandrinka lives.

October 8, 2009 at 1:19 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I really don't know how I feel about this. It is just another strain. They always are changing the strains. So, that is one way to think about it.

Listen to this story though. My friends boss is really close with her family. Found out her son got swine flu (that is what the doctor said according to him) and was out for a few days. Family stayed away because they didn't want to catch it. They guy died. He was healthy, strong, early twenties, found dead on the bed. Now the doctor is saying he NEVER said it was swine, that he had a respiratory infection. The moms work said to not tell anyone it was swine because people are going to freak out. No one knows what to believe. Are more people dying of it than we know but being named something else so people don't have a mass freak out??? The whole story is incredibly fishy and now a mom lost a young, normally healthy son.

I think the vaccine might be worth the risk.

October 8, 2009 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger CSY said...

My youngest is high risk, so my kids are gonna get it. But I'm not...

October 8, 2009 at 2:30 PM  
Blogger Loukia said...

Loved the 'no, but I think you should' line! Haha! ;)
Yeah... I'm totally too scared of the H1N1 vaccine, too. I am NOT getting it! Neither are my children! I'm still undecided on the regular flu shot, for crying out loud! I'm scared of everything, actually!

October 8, 2009 at 2:43 PM  
Blogger Loukia said...

Also, new reports say that people who even get the regular flu shot are a higher risk of getting H1N1. That's really scary, no? I have herad this a few times already...

October 8, 2009 at 2:44 PM  
Blogger Mwa said...

I'm trying to decide gambling on the flu shot or gambling on surviving the actual flu if I get pregnant. And I'm a TERRIBLE gambler. I just can't make up my mind.

October 8, 2009 at 3:00 PM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

34% of pregnant women with swine flu get admitted to the hospital with respiratory problems. Those are really, really bad odds if you are pregnant and considering not getting the vaccine.

The non-pregnant have much less risk, even those who have asthma.

October 8, 2009 at 3:22 PM  
Blogger Maureen@IslandRoar said...

Me or my kids never get flu shots. But I think we're getting the
H1N1. I just worry about the virus mutation possibilities, in which case we're all F___ed.
But I'm just one of those "mutation worriers," so don't pay any attention to me.

October 8, 2009 at 3:46 PM  
Blogger Liz Wilkey (a.k.a. A Mom on Spin) said...

If I were you, I'd keep one eye open when I sleep at night too!

October 8, 2009 at 4:51 PM  
Blogger peajaye said...

a better version of the comment i left earlier...

the upside is: once you die, a healthy whorinka will have a crock pot nearby to make you plenty of easy and nutritious meals for your kids.

October 8, 2009 at 4:53 PM  
Blogger ~Laura said...

I still want to hear how the crock pot is ruining John's life...

October 8, 2009 at 5:22 PM  
Blogger Anna Whiston-Donaldson said...

Is this what my husband meant when he told ME to get the vaccine?

October 8, 2009 at 8:04 PM  
Blogger Vodka Mom said...

yeah, you go first. I'm RIGHT behind you.

Oh, and who's got the wine again??

October 8, 2009 at 8:08 PM  
Blogger Everyday Goddess said...

I'd like to hear what your parents have to say on the subject.

October 8, 2009 at 8:16 PM  
Blogger Chief said...

Not doing it.

But I am going to make sure my husband does...what can it hurt

October 8, 2009 at 8:39 PM  
Blogger The Avid Reader said...

Maybe you can do a test run on the kids this year, and if they seem side effect free next fall, their dad can give it a try, and if THAT goes ok, by the following fall you've got two good years of testing and three test subjects as a buffer and you're probably good to go.

This plan is of course useless if you plan to contract the swine flue in the next couple of years.

Otherwise, solid plan.

October 8, 2009 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger Charmaine said...

Fishy indeed.

When in doubt, say, "no".

October 9, 2009 at 1:49 AM  
Blogger Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

Agreed. No swine flu vaccine for us, either. But then, I never get flu shots. I don't really believe in injecting myself with everything that is available, otherwise I'm thinking there are much nicer things to use, with better side effects ;-)

October 9, 2009 at 2:23 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

I'm totally getting it! I love living life on the edge.

October 9, 2009 at 6:12 AM  
Blogger Carolyn...Online said...

I'm so sorry that Husbandrinka is trying to off you with the flu vaccine. Between him and the government you don't really stand a chance.

October 9, 2009 at 8:31 AM  
Blogger texas math said...

I had a cab driver tell me that the vaccine was going to wipe out all the poor people. (Apparently it checks your bank account.)

He didn't say anything about the middle class...but I assume they're doomed too.

October 9, 2009 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger Jeanne Estridge said...

Finally, an upside to being old: I remember having this flu in 1967 (can't remember 5 minutes ago, but I've got 42 years back nailed).

October 9, 2009 at 6:01 PM  
Blogger Sue Wilkey said...

Oh HELLL No. But, you know, I still have my Y2K supplies in the basement and that was no damn weather balloon.

October 10, 2009 at 4:04 PM  
Blogger bernthis said...

sounds like a conversation I would have with my ex husband

October 12, 2009 at 11:49 AM  

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