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BAMAPHIN 22
02-24-2009, 11:06 AM
There's a possible breakthrough in the fight against the flu.

It might mean getting a flu shot once, and having it last the rest of your life, warding off the virus, reports CBS News correspondent Michelle Gielan.

Scientists believe they've discovered the Achilles Heel shared by all flu strains, she says.

"Until this study was published, we had no idea there was a common element of all influenza viruses," Dr. Wayne Marasco of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute (http://www.dana-farber.org/) told CBS News.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/02/24/earlyshow/health/main4823831.shtml?tag=topHome;topStories

eric1589
02-24-2009, 05:44 PM
with the way things are going. i wouldnt be surprised if the shot costs thousands of dollars WITH insurance.

Tetragrammaton
02-25-2009, 12:15 AM
I hope it does not happen. I rarely get sick, but I use flu season to get out of so many undesirable situations.

Blackocrates
02-25-2009, 12:32 AM
I hope it does not happen. I rarely get sick, but I use flu season to get out of so many undesirable situations.

:lol: Nice, I use a different route.

I have everybody that knows me convinced that I have a stomach problem. They think nearly everything I eat upsets my stomach. "I'd love to go your cousin's 5th birthday party but I ate some crackers a little while ago that has really turned my stomach around, sorry maybe next year.". And in case something turns out to be fun or a hot chick shows up or something I can get well fast. Stomach problems come and go within an hour if need be.