Letter Re: Bullion Dealer and Question on Recommended Inoculations

I have been purchasing my silver from a store in Reno Nevada and have never had a problem with them.

I read your blog everyday at lunch, I enjoy it immensely. I was wondering what your thoughts were on vaccinations.  Last month I was vaccinated for Flu, Pneumonia, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Tetanus and Diphtheria. I am 50 years old and had the usual vaccinations when I was a child, is there anything else that I should consider getting?  Have a Merry Christmas. – Jim from Illinois

JWR Replies:  I have very mixed feelings about inoculations. Currently, with the emerging threat of Asian Avian Flu, the only one inoculation that I strongly recommend getting is Pneumovax 23.  That one is reportedly good for 10+ years and protects against 23 different strains of pneumonia.  It will of course do nothing to stop the Asian Avian Flu itself, but it may prevent pneumonia co-infections.  (Respiratory co-infections are expected to be a big killer if and when Asian Avian Flu ever mutates ito a strain that is easily transmissible between humans.)