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Albany, NY - Flu Shots Urged As Hospitalizations Rise Across NY State

Published on: January 18, 2018 07:31 PM
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Albany, NY - State health officials say a drastic rise in flu cases has hospitalized more than 1,600 New Yorkers this past week alone.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Thursday that all New Yorkers six months of age and older over who haven’t received a flu shot yet should get vaccinated as soon as possible. The Democrat says the health department reports influenza cases rose by 54 percent over the past week, with new cases diagnosed in all 62 counties.

Officials say the 1,606 New Yorkers hospitalized the past week with lab-confirmed flu is the highest weekly number since the health agency reporting began in 2004.

Health officials say as of last Sunday, there were 17,362 confirmed cases of flu reported, with more than 5,200 people hospitalized this season.



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 Jan 18, 2018 at 07:54 PM Anonymous Says:

and still there are those geniuses in the Yiddishie velt who refuse to protect themselves and their families in spite of all the warnings.

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 Jan 18, 2018 at 08:03 PM Anonymous Says:

There are neurological side effects from the flu shots, which although rare, can occur (i.e. Guillen-Barre Syndrome, paralysis, etc.). Also, the flu shot can cause Tachycardia in some individuals (rapid heart rate). The flu vaccine is not always safe for all people.

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 Jan 18, 2018 at 11:53 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

There are neurological side effects from the flu shots, which although rare, can occur (i.e. Guillen-Barre Syndrome, paralysis, etc.). Also, the flu shot can cause Tachycardia in some individuals (rapid heart rate). The flu vaccine is not always safe for all people.

You and your ilk will get us all dead! I've heard enough of the folks that don't vaccinate, thereby causing others to be deathly sick.

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 Jan 19, 2018 at 12:39 AM cynic Says:

Notice that the story does _NOT_ say how many of these people had gotten flu vaccine.
As it turns out, the vaccine is less than ten percent effective. Which gets into the category of why even bother.

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 Jan 19, 2018 at 07:02 AM The Professor Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

There are neurological side effects from the flu shots, which although rare, can occur (i.e. Guillen-Barre Syndrome, paralysis, etc.). Also, the flu shot can cause Tachycardia in some individuals (rapid heart rate). The flu vaccine is not always safe for all people.

True - and there is also the possibility of winding up in the Olam Ha-Emes when a meteor or a loose piece of aircraft on approach to LGA crashes through your shtreimel. The overwhelming majority of people do not have these side effects. The bottom line is: do you listen to your physician, or to the know-it-alls who frequent the sheitel macher?

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 Jan 19, 2018 at 11:09 AM problem with Prof. Says:

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The Professor Says:

True - and there is also the possibility of winding up in the Olam Ha-Emes when a meteor or a loose piece of aircraft on approach to LGA crashes through your shtreimel. The overwhelming majority of people do not have these side effects. The bottom line is: do you listen to your physician, or to the know-it-alls who frequent the sheitel macher?

If you are a professor, I would bet it is neither in the sciences nor in sociology.
Your comparison is very poor as an analogy. No one can prevent debris falling on their head while some people do quite well avoiding the flu vaccine. You "know it all" types should remember that the flu vaccine is not mandated unless you work in a health care setting.
I followed respected medical advice years ago avoiding vaccines with adjuvants. Although not normally used thse can have massive effects that can harm some peoples immune system. The people harmed remain sick while know nothings like you smugly make fun.
Your sticking in comments about streimel and sheitel macher sure feel like you are poking fun at a particular ethnic subgroup. It does nothing but expose you as a smug, non chasidish person with more confidence and bravado than brains.

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 Jan 19, 2018 at 02:39 PM Anonymous Says:

To #6- I sincerely thank you for your support of my posting (#2). Incidentally, both #2, and #5, don't want to face reality. There are still many people who have been permanently disabled, from the flu shot. There were many affected in 1977, when the government kept warning us of a massive "swine flu" pandemic, which never materialized. Both 2 and 5 are very bigoted people, who assumed that I wear streimel. Even if I did, that is none of their blasted business. One would expect such biased remarks from goyim.

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 Jan 19, 2018 at 03:35 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

There are neurological side effects from the flu shots, which although rare, can occur (i.e. Guillen-Barre Syndrome, paralysis, etc.). Also, the flu shot can cause Tachycardia in some individuals (rapid heart rate). The flu vaccine is not always safe for all people.

Death is always not safe for people.

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 Jan 20, 2018 at 06:51 PM The Professor Says:

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problem with Prof. Says:

If you are a professor, I would bet it is neither in the sciences nor in sociology.
Your comparison is very poor as an analogy. No one can prevent debris falling on their head while some people do quite well avoiding the flu vaccine. You "know it all" types should remember that the flu vaccine is not mandated unless you work in a health care setting.
I followed respected medical advice years ago avoiding vaccines with adjuvants. Although not normally used thse can have massive effects that can harm some peoples immune system. The people harmed remain sick while know nothings like you smugly make fun.
Your sticking in comments about streimel and sheitel macher sure feel like you are poking fun at a particular ethnic subgroup. It does nothing but expose you as a smug, non chasidish person with more confidence and bravado than brains.

Correct - not in the sciences or sociology. However, in Economics there is the well-known concept of free-ridership. It occurs when parents, for example, believe that since the children of others are getting vaccinated that their child is not likely to get sick. That might work if their child was the only non-vaccinated youngster. However, there is recently-published data published by the NYC Department of Health showing hot spots for preventable childhood diseases such as measles in insular Jewish areas such as Boro Park and Williamsburg but not in Flatbush or Kew Garden Hills. The difference is due, at least in part, to the attitude of some parents who believe their own doctors, but seem to listen to what they hear in places like the sheitelmacher. My comments were directed toward the laws of probability. You are highly unlikely to get hit on the head by a meteor, but a non-vaccinated child is putting the child's life at risk. I am not smog nor Chassidish, but I do have the will be politically incorrect and call a spade a spade!

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 Jan 21, 2018 at 09:39 AM Not Prof Says:

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The Professor Says:

Correct - not in the sciences or sociology. However, in Economics there is the well-known concept of free-ridership. It occurs when parents, for example, believe that since the children of others are getting vaccinated that their child is not likely to get sick. That might work if their child was the only non-vaccinated youngster. However, there is recently-published data published by the NYC Department of Health showing hot spots for preventable childhood diseases such as measles in insular Jewish areas such as Boro Park and Williamsburg but not in Flatbush or Kew Garden Hills. The difference is due, at least in part, to the attitude of some parents who believe their own doctors, but seem to listen to what they hear in places like the sheitelmacher. My comments were directed toward the laws of probability. You are highly unlikely to get hit on the head by a meteor, but a non-vaccinated child is putting the child's life at risk. I am not smog nor Chassidish, but I do have the will be politically incorrect and call a spade a spade!

Just a few comments to your reply.
1, Recent epidemics were shown to have a ffected immunized patients. The findings were surprising to say the least. Some vaccines are surprisingly not effective and when combined with the frum lifestyle, learning in close contact and breathing on each other things spread.
2, I am far from Chasidish but the crowded settings for school and shul is morelikely to explain the hot spots.
3, I have never been to a sheaitelmacher and possibly the same is true for you. I don't know the mores and customs there.
4, statements such as "at least in part" belie the strong statemnts you made in your first comment.
6, This began with a discussion about the flu vaccine. There are exceptions but how many kids lives are really being put at risk by skipping the flu vaccine? In fact, if there is a significant rsk, how many lives are put at risk by allowing sale of a vaccine that is not effective this year when there are alternatives?

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