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JohnsonJones posted a topic in General DiscussionI've been very sick the past week and a half with the flu. Today I'm a little better but still fighting it. While I've been down and out, I've had fellow workers who seem to have recovered a LOT quicker than I did. I was wondering what I did differently. I've heard that when you get old your body has a harder time fighting the flu off than others do. I also read up on this and found that some think that those who had the flu shot (and I got the flu shot, they advise anyone my age to get it) actually got the flu worse this year. Some think that it heightens your defense to some strands, but hyposensitizes you to the flu in some other ways. Thus, those who got the flu shot this year have the flu worse than those who did not. Anyone have enough medical knowledge to know if this is true, if this is false, or what may be going on? I know those who are younger than I seem to have recovered already. I had another fellow around a few decades my junior (he is in his 40s) who got it the same time I did and he has recovered already. I am struggling just to survive it seems from day to day. It seems I may also have an onset of pneumonia due to the flu at this juncture. I am wondering if it may just be due to my age though. This is a BAD flu strain. If you have anybody over the age of 65 at home, do everything you can to keep them from getting the flu this year. Also, if possible, I could use all the prayers anyone can send my way. Hope you all are healthy.
Bini posted a topic in General DiscussionSocial networks being: MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc etc.. I believe all of these require users to be at least 13-years of age or older to register. What is an appropriate age to use social networks in your opinion? Is it really an issue of one's age or one's maturity? Should some social networks be more restrictive than others? At what age did you first start using social networks? And what age will you allow your children to start using them?