Skip to comments.Flu shot doing poor job of protecting older people
Posted on 02/21/2013 7:57:24 PM PST by don-o
ATLANTA (AP) It turns out this year's flu shot is doing a startlingly dismal job of protecting older people, the most vulnerable age group.
The vaccine is proving only 9 percent effective in those 65 and older against the harsh strain of the flu that is predominant this season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.
Health officials are baffled as to why this is so. But the findings help explain why so many older people have been hospitalized with the flu this year.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
In a real world, absolutely.
In the MSM world, more likely "Republicans impeding the timely implementation of the Affordable Healthcare Act"
A lot were given with the new shorter sub-q needles.......hmmmm.
Don’t know but it might be an issue.
It seems the ObamaCare death panel is making a preemptive strike. The vaccine was crafted to reduce the financial burden we old, useless mouths may make should we live too long and in numbers too great in relation to the more productive tax paying, healthy young. Also we old speak in an inconvenient manner. This is because we still recall a time when America was a prosperous land ruled by servants of the people, not a demagogue set on destruction of our republic. We old are expendable and what wealth we have be swept up by high estate taxes.
Did not get the shot. Did not get the flu. Go figure.
Flu vaccines can also contain a number of chemical toxins, including ethylene glycol (antifreeze), formaldehyde, phenol (carbolic acid) and even antibiotics like Neomycin and streptomycin.
In addition to the viruses and other additives, many vaccines also contain immune adjuvants like aluminum and squalene.
The purpose of an immune adjuvant added to a vaccine is to enhance (turbo charge) your immune response to the vaccination. Adjuvants cause your immune system to overreact to the introduction of the organism you're being vaccinated against.
Have never gotten a flu shot, have never had the flu. I’m sure I unknowingly put enough bad stuff in my body without intending to so try not to do it on purpose.
You are so lucky!
flu shots are craptacular failures the last 50 years.
the research reviewing dozens of studies over the last 50 years, of the effectiveness of the flu shot, shows you’re only 4% less likely to get the flu if you get a shot, versus not getting one. 4% less is incredibly ineffective.
I also entered the “hot zone.” Transcontinental air travel through three pretty big air ports. Might as well go to Atlanta and lick every petri dish at the CDC.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.