I got the shot. Still got this flu. Sick for 10 days with all of the listed
Then don't get the shot!
From local network news this morning: "The University of Minnesota's
Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy just finished up a study
looking over about 75 years of influenza cases. They explain the current vaccine
is like owning an iPhone 1 in an iPhone10 world. Bottom line, it is outdated...
Doctor Michael Osterholm who specializes in infectious diseases looked at flu
cases from 1936 -2012. He found the vaccine is only 59% effective in healthy
adults 18-64. The data was inconsistent for ages 2-17 and in the elderly 65 and
older the vaccine reached what they called "paucity" or a very small
number. Osterholm in an interview said, "Our problem: we have limited
evidence they work well in people over age 65 or people with health
problems."Could it be flu shots are more about fear and money
than about effectiveness?