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Fruitfulmama, yes that is what I mean. You can't go to Safeway or King Soopers or any other type of supermarket without "Get your flu shot today" which comes with a $10 off coupon for groceries; at every drugstore it's advertised BIG; there are TV commercials (I don't have cable and watch rarely and mute it, but saw them); probably radio ads too (always listen to CDs); billboards; letters from the health insurance; fear monger articles in the papers and online outlets; it is freakishly everywhere. When I tell my friends back home they are like Whhhaaat? It's really, really annoying propaganda (because nobody presents downsides, efficacy rates nor side effects).... btw I think u live really close to me :)

post #42 of 46

yes  its been like that for quite a few years, as i have been keeping tabs on it, and the spectacle the media makes out of it as well...trying to really scare people, or use sell tactics to get something free....here it's portrayed as deadly as the black plague of yesteryear, and without the vaccine, one is sure to succumb to this  'deadly' disease.  And it seems to get more hyped up every year, continuously.  Huge signs now decorate the entries of every grocery store and pharmacy announcing several types of vaccines now available. our walmart now offers all kinds of kids vaccines now too, starting at 2mos old......all these places will even check to see if you need to get caught up on any too....  For some people, the flu (or any) vaccine could potentially have a benefit, but for me and my family, it has none at all.   

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Has it been like that Emmy? Because when I still lived in Europe nobody talked about flu season. I left in 2006. Flu shots were something for immunocompromised people.... Flu was just something you might catch and get over, end of story... No heavy marketing and fear-mongering like here.

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I do, actually.......Dr. Lawrence Palevsky has some good advice:

http://www.drpalevsky.com/about.asp

Impressive!

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Has it been like that Emmy? Because when I still lived in Europe nobody talked about flu season. I left in 2006. Flu shots were something for immunocompromised people.... Flu was just something you might catch and get over, end of story... No heavy marketing and fear-mongering like here.

That's what it was like in the US, too--until the pharmaceutical companies announced a ("gasp!") flu shot shortage.

It's a very old snake oil sales tactic: make people think there's not enough for everyone, and they'll miss out on something, and everyone will want it.

And it worked. People who had never DREAMED of getting a flu shot were literally lining up at their doctors' offices to demand "their" flu shot. Parents I worked with literally lied about their children, saying that their perfectly healthy child had asthma or frequent upper respiratory infections and therefore both child and parent needed "their" flu shots.
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