Thursday, November 30, 2017

Your Flu Shot is Going to be Particularly Useless This Year

The director of the NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases writes in the New England Journal of Medicine that this season's vaccine may not be all that effective against the predominant circulating strain of the virus.

Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health wrote: "Influenza A (H3N2) viruses predominated in Australia, and the preliminary estimate of vaccine effectiveness against influenza A (H3N2) was only 10 percent."

So why is the statist Fauci spilling the truth about the uselessness of the flu vaccine?

He is preparing us for a bigger scam, a "universal' flu shot.

ABC 7 San Francisco reports:
Dr. Fauci said that the situation underscores the need for a more effective flu vaccine, ideally, one that is universal.
"There are some universal vaccines that are being tested this year and so I hope that we're going to see it soon. I think that we'll probably see it in my lifetime," Dr. Landon said.
In the last twenty-five years, I have gotten the flu only twice, the two years I got a flu shot.

No flu shot for me, again, this year.


1 comment:

  1. Anecdotes don't really help us determine whether the flu shot is effective.

    I didn't get a vaccine this year but I did get the flu. Is this evidence the flu shot works? No. It's possible I could have got the flu even though I got the vaccine - perhaps the vaccine didn't prevent the particular strain I got.

    I did get a vaccine this year and I didn't get the flu. Evidence? No. Maybe I was never exposed to the flu or my immune system was effective on its own.

    I didn't get a vaccine and I didn't get the flu. Evidence? Nope. See above.

    You see where I'm going with this (I hope).

    Anecdotes regarding the flu shot are completely worthless in terms of the effectiveness or non-effectiveness of the shot. Studies noting the rates of infection of vaccinated vs unvaccinated populations give us a better picture. Science.