Why is the flu deadly in some but not in others? | 7.30

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  • Published: 09 August 2019
  • This year's flu season in Australia has been one of the worst on record, and it's not over yet. Health authorities warn the virus will infect thousands more Australians over coming months. It's even claimed the lives of otherwise healthy children and adults. Scientists are working on a test to determine why the immune systems of some patients can actually make the flu turn deadly.

    Read more here: abc.net.au/news/2019-08-08/fit-healthy-and-hospitalised-with-flu/11394220

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Comments • 60

  • Jayjay Catz
    Jayjay Catz  4 weeks back

    This is absurd scare mongering backed by big pharma hoping to push their vaccine agenda. How many people do you know who have died from the flu? Seriously. Absolute rubbish. They are turning minor (even necessary for immune function) ailments into deadly killers. If anything, their deadly injections carry these viruses and spread them amongst the population. Do we really trust those who gave us thalidomide or the polio vaccine that killed and maimed thousands?

    • Jessica Farrell
      Jessica Farrell  1 months back

      Viruses are intelligent it wont enter if conditions arent ideal. It mutates so best strategy is to achieve internal health. Look at traditional chinese medicine and care for your organs

      • Karlos Khaos
        Karlos Khaos  1 months back

        This outbreak is engendeered protikal 52 has been enacted

        • Brian Cullen
          Brian Cullen  1 months back

          Time for us to wear masks daily...

          • Trent Michael
            Trent Michael  1 months back

            Hey, your programme seems to be running well but I think the proper response to viewing this targeted infomercial was supposed to result in you wanting your jabs.

        • Shar Newton
          Shar Newton  1 months back

          Question...how did the flu become so out of control and d now kill us...I don't remember anyone dropping dead from FLU??..until they introduced vaccines

          • Jayjay Catz
            Jayjay Catz  4 weeks back

            @ifletty Read about the polio vaccine cutter incident 1955, the vaccine gave thousands of children the disease, many paralysed. What a great profit opportunity for Big Phrama, give the disease then give the treatment, it's all about $$

          • ifletty
            ifletty  1 months back

            Read about the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic... Killed millions worldwide, and this was before vaccines

        • Matt
          Matt  1 months back

          i called it 3 months ago when i caught it twice, i dont catch the flu, thats how i knew !

          • BigBollocks
            BigBollocks  1 months back

            Your video doesn’t answer the question you pose in the heading.

            • BigBollocks
              BigBollocks  1 months back

              Like the Spanish flu which targeted healthy, younger people. Scary.

              • dirtydog288
                dirtydog288  1 months back

                People are so DuMB DUMB DUMDB,, know people that get the flu shot every year and the flu every time and very sick at that. Think for your selves people

                • john dala
                  john dala  1 months back

                  yeah the ones getting the flu vaccine are actually spreading the disease , the people I speak to usually say they get the flu right after they get the shot and they are the ones that become the sickest , on deaths door

                  • K Whiz
                    K Whiz  1 months back

                    Probably because some influenza has morphed due to vaccines?

                    • Alex
                      Alex  4 weeks back

                      @K Whiz But I have scientific facts to back up my assumption while you're just pulling yours out of your ass.

                    • K Whiz
                      K Whiz  1 months back

                      Vesolar Light feel the same about yours

                    • Alex
                      Alex  1 months back

                      Your opinion is killing people.

                  • Eddie Rodgers
                    Eddie Rodgers  1 months back

                    Try and stab me with a needle....... unleash the wrath of a Titan! Lol :-D

                    • Devlin Avocado
                      Devlin Avocado  1 months back

                      What we regard as "physical fitness" only equals 20% of health. Trying to outrun a NUTRIENT INSUFFICIENT diet will not work even though you are burning enough calories to "appear" healthy. In fact, too much exercise will oxidatively stress your body and AGE YOU PREMATURELY. You can't put sand in your fuel tank and burn it away by always driving at 100mpH. You will destroy your engine.

                      • Rob Grant
                        Rob Grant  1 months back

                        If the flu kick your ^ss
                        Cancer will destroy you.
                        Eat Better....

                        • Vicki Diana Coghlan
                          Vicki Diana Coghlan  1 months back

                          Absolute a big respect for nurses, doctors, medics, medical staff and ambo staff.
                          They do a huge job.
                          👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

                          • Vicki Diana Coghlan
                            Vicki Diana Coghlan  1 months back

                            Absolute a big respect for nurses, doctors, medics, medical staff and ambo staff.
                            They do a huge job.
                            👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

                            • Dan theman
                              Dan theman  1 months back

                              didn't even get a cold this year, last time i had a flu shot was 10yearsago would of liked the ABC to say what states were most affected

                              • Dan Erickson
                                Dan Erickson  1 months back

                                Roll the dice. That's all anyone's got. Life?

                                • Gabriel- Augusto
                                  Gabriel- Augusto  1 months back

                                  Very interesting vídeo!😎👍 By the way, Australian accentt is hard to undestand! Why?😱😨😰

                                  • Trent Michael
                                    Trent Michael  1 months back

                                    So as not to be taken too seriously.

                                • OHM-968692
                                  OHM-968692  1 months back

                                  I fully support vaccination... it's just way too expensive.

                                  • OHM-968692
                                    OHM-968692  1 months back

                                    Now imagine having that except there's no real hospital in your city, there are only quack clinics and you anyway have no money to pay for treatment. Pure torture... and now I find out this is apparently lethal, so you're lucky if you survive.

                                    • Justice Carter
                                      Justice Carter  1 months back

                                      It's something airborne, now the whole world going to die

                                      • 12 Volts
                                        12 Volts  1 months back

                                        Still avoiding Ebola then? That couple that died of Ebola in Fiji two days after arriving had been to Australia beforehand. 21 days incubation. So they caught it in Australia.

                                        • Robert Cubinelli
                                          Robert Cubinelli  1 months back

                                          I think when untreated flu turns into deadly pneumonia is when it's at its deadliest.

                                          • Robert Cubinelli
                                            Robert Cubinelli  1 months back

                                            The flu killed millions in Spain some centuries ago.

                                            • Benjamin Maynard
                                              Benjamin Maynard  4 weeks back

                                              @Robert Cubinelli point is you got your facts wrong . not only got them wrong but totally misinformed . this means you probably should just be ignored until your able to make a correction . possibly forever .

                                            • Kate
                                              Kate  1 months back

                                              OHM-968692 kill joy 🤒

                                            • OHM-968692
                                              OHM-968692  1 months back

                                              I mean technically you're not wrong. But I'm assuming you're referring to the Spanish Flu?

                                              First of all, Spanish flu and regular every day flu are two very different things.
                                              Second of all, it wasn't "some centuries ago" but not even one century ago.

                                              It was a worldwide pandemic that didn't just affect Spain.

                                          • over opinionated
                                            over opinionated  1 months back

                                            BUT I Will NEVER get Flu Shot

                                            • Kate
                                              Kate  1 months back

                                              over opinionated so you will infect others, the weak & the young..awesome thank you

                                            • 12 Volts
                                              12 Volts  1 months back

                                              You should be more worried about Ebola. You've already got it in OZ, Media are covering up.

                                            • tubester4567
                                              tubester4567  1 months back

                                              I always get a flu shot whenever they're available, and all the vaccines.

                                          • over opinionated
                                            over opinionated  1 months back

                                            I Got Flu in Victoria 2019 From German Tourist,, I Live In Outback The Only Contact Was From GERMany..
                                            Its BAD 4 Months Later Im Still Cnronic Infection
                                            Neighbour's Caught Same Flu From German they got Pneumonia. & Bronchitis. ?.
                                            ShwineFlu

                                            • Emon Emongoc
                                              Emon Emongoc  1 months back

                                              vaccines antibiotics milk that u shouldnt drink like the baby formula instead of breastfeeding after birth and factory farming

                                              • MrClown
                                                MrClown  1 months back

                                                I can't wait to see how the seething Americans in the comments blame this on "liberals".

                                                • the RR show
                                                  the RR show  1 months back

                                                  you watch to much fox news if thats what you think, the only time we think about Australia is in the beer isle and when there giving a spider doc on the discovery channel

                                                • SeaWorld socialartslecturer
                                                  SeaWorld socialartslecturer  1 months back

                                                  Or the Australian University activists blame it on Trump.

                                                • the RR show
                                                  the RR show  1 months back

                                                  @Benjamin Maynard AND GYPSIES

                                                • Benjamin Maynard
                                                  Benjamin Maynard  1 months back

                                                  you forgot anti vaxxers . lol .

                                                • Benjamin Maynard
                                                  Benjamin Maynard  1 months back

                                                  was just thinking the same thing lol .

                                              • Cleroyster 2
                                                Cleroyster 2  1 months back

                                                The unfortunate ones who have taken the "flu" shot....and did not acquire Gillan -Barre' Syndrome and be partially paralyzed for life....like my buddy who got the swine flu shot and became crippled in 1990.,...will unfortunately be MORE susceptible to the flu...than someone who has NOT had the shot.
                                                If you don't believe...just get as many flu shots as you'd like. I'm 70 years old..and have had the flu once in 1985....not once since. I know many ..who have taken the shot..and get the flu almost right away.

                                                • Eddie Rodgers
                                                  Eddie Rodgers  1 months back

                                                  Benjamin Maynard I'm happy for you! I'm not six yrs old either but I still fear needles. Ok so you don't anymore....... woopdi doo, good on you! Go enjoy life then. Lol ;-)

                                                • Benjamin Maynard
                                                  Benjamin Maynard  1 months back

                                                  @Eddie Rodgers i also fear needles . but then i man up and remember im not six years old anymore . i can't remember the last time i had a vaccination needle (but now i say that I'm sure i must be up for my tetanus shot by now) , hold on you guy's must be getting your tetanus shots right? lookup what tetanus does to the human body *cringe* . anyways i never said this other guy had to get a shot but he reared his ugly *anti vaxxer* monster head up and showed his true colors.

                                                • Eddie Rodgers
                                                  Eddie Rodgers  1 months back

                                                  Cleroyster 2 same here mate..... I never get shots, lol i fear needles and I work in the disability/mental sector, dealing with people living on the streets etc. I get sometimes a cough, never headaches tho. I've never seen the homeless hospitalized or die not to say they haven't but you'd think that they'd be most vulnerable due to the fact that they have limited resources to protect themselves. Just investigate whats in a shot, do our own homework and don't just be a good puppy. No profit in cures!! :-D

                                                • Benjamin Maynard
                                                  Benjamin Maynard  1 months back

                                                  @Cleroyster 2 lol . if you say so . seems like you know so much , or you know nothing at all . you can imagine I'm all sorts of things , your enemy , big pharma . whatever makes you feel better 😉

                                                • Cleroyster 2
                                                  Cleroyster 2  1 months back

                                                  @Benjamin Maynard You seem like a shill for the drug companies.

                                              • Max Williams
                                                Max Williams  1 months back

                                                Virus exist in Species evolution all the time.

                                                • Aaron James
                                                  Aaron James  1 months back

                                                  what do you mean? I dont understand what you mean.