This year’s strain of the influenza virus has been deadly. Doctors and scientists have issued warning after warning on how important it is to get the flu shot to help prevent and fight off the strain of flu. You will have your crackpot ignorant usuals spreading fake information about how the flu shot does nothing, and it harms more-so than helps. Which is fucking bullshit? Spreading such lies damages minds. Parents of children who cannot get the flu shot due to illnesses that does not allow the children to get one rely on other parents to be smart and have their kids vaccinated. It’s what we call herd immunity. This year was important with the herd immunity.
Thecut.com, a culture magazine out of New York sat down with Kristen Nordlund, a press officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ask Why This Flu Season Is So Deadly?
Each year, there are usually a few different strains of the flu virus circulating around. But in 2018, we’re seeing more of the Influenza A-H3N2 than any other strain, Nordlund said. And any year in which this is the dominant strain tends to be worse than usual — just like during the horrible 2014-15 season, which saw an estimated 34 million people come down with the flu. “We know in general those seasons tend to be more severe especially for older adults and young children,” Nordlund said.
According to Nordlund, the devastation this years strain has caused is because of the timing of it all — and just how widespread the dang thing has been.
“In previous seasons it tends to happen in different parts of the United States at different times,” she said. “This is one of the first years we’ve really seen that widespread activity is everywhere. Flu is really across the board in every state at the same time.”
So this years strain hit everywhere at once and is so widespread it’s causing many deaths. The flu hits around January. But this year it hit hard and fast in November when people were celebrating the holidays and they were spreading the virus.
So we know a little of how the flu started and why it was so deadly, no one knows yet how many people have died. But it has caused many many deaths. When a small pandemic of sorts hits like this strain of flu many people pray to god hoping to heal. Hoping god will preserve their lives or not to get sick at all. When we become fearful, as our ancestors did thousands of years ago, fear of the unknown we create our sense of comfort, we create myth, false hopes to bring out our courage. But this has turned over many years to spread lies and harm those who believe. An article recently surfaced about a very famous and rich Christian Evangelical commenting on the flu and spreading major misinformation and lies. Texas televangelist Gloria Copeland, a minister who ADVISED Trumps presidential campaign, says there isn’t such a thing as a flu season.
“We got a duck season, a deer season, but we don’t have a flu season.”
“And don’t receive it when somebody threatens you with, ‘Everyone’s getting the flu!’”
Sigh This right here is one reason I have such a huge fucking problem with religion and its followers. Christianity. Her remarks come after physicians were insisting people get vaccinated as 80 percent of the children who died went without the vaccination.
“Jesus himself gave us the flu shot,” and “redeemed us from the curse of flu.”
Copeland told her followers in a video she put out. This woman and her husband are rich by telling lies and gathering massive amounts of gullible people who just do not and cannot think for themselves. This information is fucking dangerous. And can and has killed people. It doesn’t matter about the evidence that sits in front of her proving that vaccination helps!
The flu vaccine does not guarantee against illness, but experts say the data suggests that vaccinations make the flu milder. Which it does. It doesn’t guarantee against the illness because doctors and scientist do not know what type of strain they are combating at the beginning of the flu season. But the evidence is out there proving that vaccination works.
In 2015 John Oliver, the host of his show, Last Week Tonight, did a feature about evangelicals misguiding and defrauding their followers, which you can find here . He played a clip of Copeland preaching and talking about cancer patients.
“We know what’s wrong with you. You’ve got cancer. The bad news is we don’t know what to do about it — except give you some poison that will make you sicker. Now, which do you want to do? Do you want to do that, or do you want to sit in here on a Saturday morning, hear the word of God, and let faith come into your heart and be healed?”
ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS?? How can two rich, fraudsters still be able to spread such damning information? This goes beyond battling with the believers for believing this shit, to feeling sorry for them. People have died from this information. YOUR GOD DOES NOT HEAL DISEASE BECAUSE HE IS NOT REAL. Parents who refuse to get medical help for their children who have serious illnesses claiming the power of prayer will cure them. Their children die and they are left to wonder where was their god?? This is maddening. My father, who is a hardcore bible thumper claimed one morning god had come to him in his dream the previous night telling him my aunt Viki (his sister) who was in the ICU with fluid in her lungs, would make a full recovery. My other family members who are Christians praised god and ate that shit up as I sat rolling my eyes. She died that night. My Aunt had raised me when my father and mother failed. She was an important woman in my life. I walked out of the hospital room, looked at him and asked,
Where was your fucking god?
I became an atheist many years after suffering the abuse as a chid living in a cult. My fight with Christians and every religion is this whole article here I wrote. Preaching false information, indoctrinating small children where they don’t have the chance to think, and brainwashing adults out of fear and false hope kills people. Leaving them with a mind shrouded in confusion and fear when they open their eyes and leave. Leaving them in shambles with a life to rebuild, not knowing where to even start. Religion is poison. And causes the wars that have ravaged our Earth for thousands of years. Innocent people and children die, children raped and abused all in the name of a being who does not exist.
WHEN DOES ALL THIS MADNESS END?