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Author Topic: Should We Be Vaccinated For Meningitis? Man Dies In West Hollywood  (Read 2185 times)

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Offline tednlou2

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My cousin, who lives in Hollywood, just posted this.  The virus killed a man in West Hollywood.  The 33 year-old victim was at the Palm Springs White Party, which they say had up to 10,000 gay men, and many from New York. 

If the vaccine is safe, why isn't it normally part of the vaccinations recommended and given?  Should we all be vaccinated?  And, would the vaccine work?  They say this is a new strain that hasn't been named yet.  Ok, I realize a handful of cases have been documented, when millions of gay men interact and hook up daily.  But, you may be one of the very unlucky people.  They say it kills 1 out of 3, while other strains kill 1 out of 5.  Out of 22 cases in NY, 7 died, and 12 were HIV-poz.  I never gave it much thought before, because it seemed the cases often happened in college dorms.  So, why not get vaccinated, just in case this gets bigger? 


http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=9063246

The story about New York:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/22/nyregion/city-health-officials-warn-some-men-on-lethal-strain-of-meningitis.html?_r=0

Offline LiveWithIt

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Re: Should We Be Vaccinated For Meningitis? Man Dies In West Hollywood
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2013, 03:40:13 AM »
If it's a different strain what good will the vaccination do?

But if it hits Florida I'm sure gonna run to my doctor and see if anything can be done to prevent it. 
« Last Edit: April 13, 2013, 03:52:57 AM by LiveWithIt »
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Should We Be Vaccinated For Meningitis? Man Dies In West Hollywood
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2013, 10:10:19 AM »
Let's see. I live 90 miles from NYC. NINETY. And tons of these Philly children flip off the sad local clubs and drive up regularly to NYC to go out, and have done so for decades. Yet for some odd reason we haven't had a Big M outbreak here.

And now you, Tedderz, who lives in Kentucky and doesn't go to either the Black or White Party, is worried about picking this up. Seriously?

I also love the NY Times article that relates how 22 in NYC have died, twelve HIV+ and proceed to describe HIV as a risk factor. Seriously? You take 22 fags in NYC and 12 are going to have HIV anyway, under any circumstance. Probably more if you're on 8th Avenue.
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Offline Rev. Moon

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Re: Should We Be Vaccinated For Meningitis? Man Dies In West Hollywood
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2013, 01:37:20 PM »
By all relative means we should then be in a panic about the current outbreak of El Flujo de las Pajaras that's ravaging China.
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Re: Should We Be Vaccinated For Meningitis? Man Dies In West Hollywood
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2013, 01:42:04 PM »
By all relative means we should then be in a panic about the current outbreak of El Flujo de las Pajaras that's ravaging China.

I'm terrified just trying to pronounce it .
« Last Edit: April 13, 2013, 02:26:09 PM by Jeff G »

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Should We Be Vaccinated For Meningitis? Man Dies In West Hollywood
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2013, 01:53:47 PM »
woops -- just spread to Beijing. It will be in NYC by next week and then a month later at the next circuit party in Palm Springs.

Better wear a plastic bag if you're flying on a plane!

« Last Edit: April 13, 2013, 01:55:57 PM by Miss Philicia »
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Re: Should We Be Vaccinated For Meningitis? Man Dies In West Hollywood
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2013, 02:03:44 PM »
woops -- just spread to Beijing. It will be in NYC by next week and then a month later at the next circuit party in Palm Springs.

Better wear a plastic bag if you're flying on a plane!



David,

I don't know how you continue to provide the most outrageous links, year after year.  I think you should market yourself as the new Google, index cards included.   8)

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Re: Should We Be Vaccinated For Meningitis? Man Dies In West Hollywood
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2013, 02:08:35 PM »
 Ted ... I want to apologise for playing in your thread , it was wrong of me to do so .
« Last Edit: April 13, 2013, 02:11:55 PM by Jeff G »

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Should We Be Vaccinated For Meningitis? Man Dies In West Hollywood
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2013, 02:11:27 PM »
All I know is that I've figured out my Halloween costume and it's just April.
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Offline LiveWithIt

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Re: Should We Be Vaccinated For Meningitis? Man Dies In West Hollywood
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2013, 04:46:07 PM »
woops -- just spread to Beijing. It will be in NYC by next week and then a month later at the next circuit party in Palm Springs.

Better wear a plastic bag if you're flying on a plane!



He must be on one of those airlines where bags fly free.

Actually I know this picture is of a Jewish Rabi who thinks if he sits in a plastic bag when he flies over a cemetery he won't become impure. 
« Last Edit: April 13, 2013, 04:52:00 PM by LiveWithIt »
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Offline emeraldize

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Re: Should We Be Vaccinated For Meningitis? Man Dies In West Hollywood
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2013, 08:27:31 PM »
Carrion bag.

Offline tednlou2

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Re: Should We Be Vaccinated For Meningitis? Man Dies In West Hollywood
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2013, 03:04:08 AM »
Let's see. I live 90 miles from NYC. NINETY. And tons of these Philly children flip off the sad local clubs and drive up regularly to NYC to go out, and have done so for decades. Yet for some odd reason we haven't had a Big M outbreak here.

And now you, Tedderz, who lives in Kentucky and doesn't go to either the Black or White Party, is worried about picking this up. Seriously?

I also love the NY Times article that relates how 22 in NYC have died, twelve HIV+ and proceed to describe HIV as a risk factor. Seriously? You take 22 fags in NYC and 12 are going to have HIV anyway, under any circumstance. Probably more if you're on 8th Avenue.

I am a regular at these parties.  I try not to miss any.  Oh, the stories I could tell.  I am very hip to the scene.  I like to smoke some Jina and do bumpers of coke.

Offline ARMANDO

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Re: Should We Be Vaccinated For Meningitis? Man Dies In West Hollywood
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2013, 07:34:05 AM »
i  wonder if he had to remove the bag going thru the security checkpoint,i can just imagine the look on the TSA agent

Offline WillyWump

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Re: Should We Be Vaccinated For Meningitis? Man Dies In West Hollywood
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2013, 10:26:51 AM »
.  Oh, the stories I could tell.  I am very hip to the scene.  I like to smoke some Jina and do bumpers of coke.

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Offline Rev. Moon

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Re: Should We Be Vaccinated For Meningitis? Man Dies In West Hollywood
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2013, 10:49:36 AM »
I am a regular at these parties.  I try not to miss any.  Oh, the stories I could tell.  I am very hip to the scene.  I like to smoke some Jina and do bumpers of coke.

LAWL... you're so innocent that it's kinda cute.  In a rather basic way, that is  :-*
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Re: Should We Be Vaccinated For Meningitis? Man Dies In West Hollywood
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2013, 02:54:41 PM »
Quote from: Miss Philicia
at the next circuit party in Palm Springs.


you're posh  :)
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