Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Is there crack in the flu shot?

I heard on the morning news that US Citizens are flocking to Canada to get flu shots. Am I missing something? I mean, I've never gotten one before. Maybe there's some high that you get off of it or something. I can't think of any other reason why you'd go so far out of your way to get a flu shot. I know they are a good precautionary measure for the young, the sick, and the elderly -but really... I've gotten the flu countless times -even when I was young!

My point -this is a big deal because A.) The flu shot has been so (over-)hyped in the past few years, and B.) Because there's an election and the candidates are using this as one more talking point in the war on error. -Who can be more wrong? Bush or Kerry? I'm getting tired of it all, and can't wait to cast my vote for the lesser of two evils. In fact, I suspect that if "The lesser of two evils" were put on a ballot rather than "Kerry" it would get at least the same number of votes (maybe more?).

Blah. Smarten up people! There's probably like 5% of the population who really should get flu shots. The rest of us just need to skip it this time around. I doubt you'll go through withdrawl. Just wash your hands more often, try not to touch your face, and stay away from sick people!