H1N1/Swine Flu Scams

Influenza A virus subtype H1N1
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Even the mainstream media is noticing the swine flu scams that are cropping up all over the internet. I wrote about some of these and some things that DO work over on my City Brights column in SFGate here. But some of the new scams are truly breathtaking in their absolute uselessness. I particularly liked the photon machine and its energy waves. Ionic silver was a pretty neat one too. Is this made from old, leftover photo processing chemicals that are not needed anymore in this digital age?

The bottom line of course is that standard health practices in any flu season should be fine and if you feel extra worry, the H1N1 vaccine is in fact completely safe. Something that the Canadian government is apparently having trouble getting across to people. The same common myth – that the vaccine will in fact give you the flu – is common here in the US. It is, of course, not true.

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