The difference from the annual flu is that with that, one can electively go and get a shot to avoid it or make it less intense if you do get it.
ARE YOU self quarantining during this Covid-19?
As to the new Swine flu.
The old one had a vaccine. It is the one that I take every Sept.
Is there a vaccine for the swine flu?
The same flu vaccine that protects against seasonal flu also protects against the H1N1 swine flu strain. You can get it as a shot or as a nasal spray. Either way, it "teaches" your immune system to attack the real virus.
From: H1N1 Flu Virus (Swine Flu)
If it is a "swine" flu then this shot may work... or be a starting point.
We will have to wait to see if the old one simply mutated or was genetically altered.
But self quarantining indefinitely has me wondering where we will get food or meds from as those people must self quarantine also.
There are several variations of the flu shot, appropriately administered to people determined by their age.
The flu shot needs to be administered annually, primarily due to constant mutations of each strain. IOW, the shot you received last year will be ineffective against this years strains.
Your body builds natural anti-bodies, the flu shot is designed to boost those anti-bodies against the specific strains of the shot given. This is the point of controversy, when you get vaccines such as the flu shot it compromises your bodies ability to create natural anti-bodies, some people have very strong immune systems and are able to fight off viruses without ever showing symptoms. When someone says "I never get a cold or the flu", that could mean they never show symptoms of the virus but are equally capable of carrying it and passing it to others.
This new version of G4 EA H1N1 won't be included in previous vaccinations but could possibly be easily remedied for future vaccinations.
I still have reservations about a vaccination for COVID-19, the way it's looking now vaccinations may become a thing that is pushed to become mandatory before letting kids back in the schools, including all staff. Most likely any public service as well, police, fire, ambulance, etc, as well as many employers jumping head first into making it policy as a term of employment.