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Nancy.S on

Yup, that’s about all they could do with all the leftover swine flu shots that nobody wanted – mix them in with this years batch of normal flu shots and give you no choice but to get ’em both.


Robyn on

Those flu recommendations just rub me the wrong way. I know some people swear by them, but my daughter didn’t get them last year (she turned 6 months in October) and was perfectly fine! I got a flu shot the year prior when I was pregnant and was sooooo sick all season long. Needless to say, we won’t be getting one this year! We’ll just practice a little common sense.

MZ on

Nancy, I won’t argue whether or not it’s smart to get a flu shot (there are all kinds of reasoning both ways), but they certainly didn’t do that. The flu vaccine is made each year; scientists try to guess which strains of the flu will be most prevalent and put those strains into one vaccine. The flu, H1N1 or not, is not the same each year; the viruses mutate. If H1N1 had cropped up in time last year, before the flu vaccine was made, it would have been all one vaccine just like it is this year and there wouldn’t have been the kind of press about it that there was.

Mrs. R on

NancyS – your comment is totally irresponsible and ignorant.
If you choose to not vaccinate your child, fine, but don’t spew nonsense that just serves to confuse people.

Allie-Rose on

I love my computer, but I think teaching cursive is very important as it teaches you to spell correctly. I see that at the office with our interns, most of them are under 25 years old and not only their handwriting is terrible, but also they barely know how to spell correctly.

Nancy.S on

Mrs R, who on earth said I didn’t vaccinate my child?

Laura on

I don’t necessarily think cursive teaches you how to spell correctly. I am interning in a third grade class this year and they are learning cursive. Their teacher is always telling me she wishes they would learn typing skills instead. I think they should learn both. When I was little, we had computer lab twice a week. Sometimes we played games but other times we would focus on learning how to type. Sure we didn’t master it but it did help us start to learn where the letters are on the keyboard. Typing is a very important skill as most students are expected to type up papers by middle school or at the very least, high school. Heck my cousin (who is in 8th grade now) used to have to type up assignments in elementary school.