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 Bottom line, it is outdated...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?
Then don't get the shot!
I got the shot. Still got this flu. Sick for 10 days with all of the listed