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Old 10 Jan 13, 22:36
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We are showering more, some folks shower up to 3 to 4 times a day, and our immune system is not built to cope with that amount of cleanliness, our skin is not able to build up resistance to bugs.
I agree with this, and it may explain why I never contract such serious viruses. I've always though extreme cleanliness to be overrated.

People need to realize that most bacteria are not only harmless, but are actually essential to our well-being and ability to fight off disease.


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CBS News reported today that an estimated 50,000 people will die from the flu in the USA this year alone.
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I agree with this, and it may explain why I never contract such serious viruses. I've always though extreme cleanliness to be overrated.

People need to realize that most bacteria are not only harmless, but are actually essential to our well-being and ability to fight off disease.


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Actually is has been proven that we humans only need to bathe once every 4 to 5 days, this is just to get rid of the oily and sweat build-up, but we don't need to use soaps.
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I dunno. Had the flu about 50-55 years ago but not since. Don't go out for any of the ever popular flu shots either.

I use brandy and sour mash for all ailments (real and perceived) and will likely use the same cure for liver failure.
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its all chronic whining if you ask me.
I have never had a flu shot in my life.
I think the hype is just a way to sell drugs.
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But I've noticed these jerkoffs aren't just hitting the elderly hard. The latest strains aren't just sending adults with respiratory cases to the ER, even the young and healthy are being hospitalized and even killed.
The Spanish Flu hit the fit and healthy much harder than the young or elderly. Go figure.
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I dunno. Had the flu about 50-55 years ago but not since. Don't go out for any of the ever popular flu shots either.

I use brandy and sour mash for all ailments (real and perceived) and will likely use the same cure for liver failure.
I stopped using NyQuill when I discovered whiskey was cheaper and more effective.
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I stopped using NyQuill when I discovered whiskey was cheaper and more effective.
Aye Sir...next time at sea, you will be my CO, XO, Ops Boss, Division Officer, Chief, LPO and Corpsman.

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CBS News reported today that an estimated 50,000 people will die from the flu in the USA this year alone.
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US feeling it's fair share of illness this winter

http://news.yahoo.com/flu-whooping-c...233705458.html
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Believe we've turned into a bunch of *******. Every sniffle now means three days off work, trips to the doc, and total incapacitation.

50,000 will die from the flu in the US this year? That's crazy...this ain't 1918.
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Boil the kettle. Put a healthy jolt of rum in a mug. Add a tablespoon of lemon juice and another of honey. Add hot water. Drink.

Repeat as required.

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But you can say
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Don't think of it as censorship. Think of it as a challenge to your volcabuary.
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That sounds crazy high. Is the CDC supplying those figures?
It is hi and higher than it should be.

“Influenza hits the elderly very hard,” said Marvin Bittner, MD, associate professor of medicine and medical microbiology, Creighton University School of Medicine, and staff physician, VA Medical Center, Omaha, Neb. “Last summer, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report showing that over 20,000 people a year die in the U.S. as a result of influenza. About 90% of those people are over age 65, even though people over 65 make up only about 15% of the population.”

http://www.usmedicine.com/compendium...l#.UO_2dW9ZXmI
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