Monday, October 26, 2009

News Talk Online October 26, 2009: Swine Flu And Treatment Of Returnning Vet

Those considered high risk for contracting the swine flu should take the vaccine.

That's the recommendation of Dr. Davis Liu, author of the book Stay Healthy, Live Longer, Spend Wisely. Liu's comments came during an appearance on News Talk Online on the Paltalk News network.

Davis says the reason there's so much concern about the swine flu is that it's disproportionately affecting people who are 25 and younger - an age group that is not normally considered particularly susceptible to the seasonal flu. The reason, he says, is that older people may have built up a partial immunity to the swine flu from the last time it swept across the nation. Also, the fact that younger people are put in close proximity to one another while in school makes it easier for the flu to pass from one person to another in the age group.

Liu says health care workers, those with reduced immunities and pregnant women should also be vaccinated.

Also joining us on News Talk Online on the Paltalk News Network was Michigan attorney Joseph Golden who represented Army veteran James McKelvey in a successful suit against the U.S. Army. McKelvey, a demolitions expert, lost one hand and his other was severely damaged while diffusing a roadside bomb in Iraq.

After returning to the United States he got a job as a civilian employee at the U.S. Army Tank Arsenal in Warren, Michigan but was driven from the job by superiors who bullied him and referred to him as "the cripple."

A jury just awarded McKelvey $4.3 million.

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