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  1. rlcarr

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    I'm sure it's not much of anything, but ever since the 2006 AFCCG I get very nervous when "illness" starts showing up on the participation/injury reports before a big game...
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    Ugh, Ocho with strep throat.

    I hope this isn't going around.

    I'm convinced the flu cost the Patriots a Super Bowl ring.
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    5 days til the superbowl, get them their chicken soup. they will be ready.
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    Exactly better now than on Friday.
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    Honestly can't figure out why they are not given flu shots before every season.
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    Send Matt Light to hang out with the Giants:D
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    I don't know why they wouldn't be either, but you do realize that the flu shot would protect them against less that 1% of the common viruses that could get someone sick, right?
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    I completely agree.
    I still say the same thing to this day.
    I remember hearing that many of the ayers had the flu leading up to the AFCCG.... including Vince Wilfork
    You could see how exhausted and sick he was on the sidelines.
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    Perhaps it's because the flu shot is basically useless, particularly for those who are not very young or very old, and can have problematic side effects.
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    The stomach bug is definitely going around - has knocked out 3 of 4 in my family. I had it was pretty bad for about 48 hours. Seems to be all over my son's school. Do not want to see the team coming down with it.
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    Eli had the "stomach bug" a few days before playing the 49ers. It's only Tuesday, if Light is truly sick he's sitting in the training room with an IV in his arm taking fluids in.

    With proper attention there are very few things that keep you out of commission for more than a day. It will probably all be out of his system by morning and he'll be a full participant in practice listed as "questionable" like everyone else on the injury report.
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    Crap. (Literally!). Yeah, norovirus is going around like gangbusters in MA. And it's incredibly contagious -- as few as 10 viruses is enough to infect you. This is getting too close to the 2006 AFCCG for my comfort.

    And NESN says Mayo has a cold (hopefully only that) and that Light and Vollmer "are dealing with illness". If Light has a stomach virus, then Vollmer probably does to. If this goes through the whole OL it'll suck.

    The slightly positive side is that it's Tuesday and the worst of norovirus is over in 24-48 hours. So if they're gonna get it, please let them get it now so they can be recovered by Sunday.
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    I heard he didnt take the podium because he was nervous that he would say too much. I wouldnt put much into the stomach bug thing.
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    Very rampant right now in Rhode Island ... probably Mass also. It's either mild or severe ... most people make the run once or twice ... but some are making the run for the usual 12 hours or so. The mild version wears you down for 2 days without massive caffeine.
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    Ughhh. Mayo, Light, and Vollmer.

    Boy Vollmer's had a little bit of everything this year, huh?

    Cast, ankle, back, knee, illness...
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    Yes, but it's not like everyone's going to come down with it the same day and then get over it. Some other players will probably come down with it tomorrow, then others on Thursday, and so on. So yeah, the people who get it today or tomorrow will be in pretty good shape by Sunday, but the ones who get it Friday or Saturday won't be.
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    It is not 'basically useless' and the side effects are only very mild flu like symptoms the day of the injection. The problem is that epidemiologists have to choose which strains to defend so they pick the four most prevalent strains people have been affected with for that year. While the chances are low, if you get a rare strain that you weren't immunized against, you can still come down with it.
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    Additionally, it is not going to save you from the generic "stomach bug".

    Luckily stomach bugs race right through you. At least they do for me.
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    Huh, I figured this was just a cover story because he didn't want to be asked about Osi for 2 hours.

    Also, Ocho's "Strep Throat" wasn't a serious thing, I am sure he was kidding about it.
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    From the CDC:

    In other words, you can have "life threatening" side effects. Also, it's essentially a useless vaccine, as I noted, particularly for healthy adults (P.S. it's only for 3 strains, not 4). Unless you're old, very young, or sickly, you're better off not getting the vaccine.

    CDC - Seasonal Influenza (Flu) - Q & A: Seasonal Flu Shot
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    My thought exactly! What's the incubation period for these things? :D
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    Disagree
    Flu shots should be given to all players and coaches during the bye week. Any girly men with a "reaction" can recover with minimal risk. Sure the flu virus mutates such that some newly evolved varieties may strike home but there's no excuse for a repeat of the AFCCG flu disaster.
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    This. Usually when people have the "flu", they don't really have influenza. Unfortunately, they then go and blame a faulty flu vaccine or something like that.

    For better or worse, the term "flu" has become a generic term in our lingo.
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    I tend to react more than experts say I should and even I feel ok in a few days - and their ability to push through stuff is lightyears beyond mine.
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    What, did you all stay at a holiday in express last night?
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    They just said on NFLN that he missed practice yesterday, which, although not good news in itself, it means that he didn't just come down with the "illness" today, so he should be over it sooner.
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