Oh no! The big, terrible flu vaccine strikes again. No, wait…it’s the flu. The flu is the issue here. That is what is striking again in Texas. According to news reports, at least five people have died in Texas, of the flu, and four of them are due to H1N1, aka our old buddy the swine flu. But please, tell me again how the flu vaccine is more dangerous than the actual effing flu.
The report from Texas’ THV11 is heartbreaking, and yes, it has strengthened my resolve to make sure my kids get inoculated. Ashley Wright, whose husband just passed away from H1N1, freely admits that they didn’t take the threat seriously:
“You don’t think it would happen to you,you know. We always worried about my son getting the flu shot. We’re never really worried about the two of us because you don’t really hear about any of this, you don’t think it will happen to you.”
Thankfully, according to authorities in Texas, this year’s vaccine can prevent both swine flu and several other strains. If people take the shot, that is.