Flu Virus Epidemic Now Worldwide - Should we get a Flu Shot?

in flu •  11 months ago

They say it is a worsening epidemic and many people are dying - So unless you have some kind of really
good reason, it would seem logical to risk the side effects and take the shot. BUT........

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Here is the way I see it - What do you think?

In a year where the Flu has already proven to be particularly bad and has already killed many

  • They are saying the Flu shot this year [2017-18] is not very effective.

First I heard it was only 10% effective but you should get it anyway - That sounded like a joke - 10% effective is not effective!

But purveyors of modern medicine will not be daunted - So then it became 30% effective [Latest Canada reports 10-20% effective], but you should get it anyway they say becuase it will produce a less serious disease scenario should you catch it.

Really? can they prove this? What evidence do they have?

I'm not against vaccines and am willing to take the minimal risk of side effects - But when drug companies are pushing something and saying it is not very effective, I see a red flag.

If a 'not very effective' vaccine is injected into someones body - I keep thinking - could we be actually worsening both the chances of catching the disease - And in fact worsening the effects?

To me a vaccine should work and be most often effetive - Or it is defective - What happens when you are injected with a defective vacine?

I'd appreciate your opinions people, especially if based upon scientific evidence.

"When you get sick with the flu you get infected with flu viruses and they make lots of new flu viruses, but those new viruses are not exact copies of the old ones. They have mutations in them. A lot of those mutations are harmful."
-Carl Zimmer

I don't know how true this is:

"Well, I hate to tell you but if you have a flu shot for more than five years in a row, there's ten times the likelihood that you'll get Alzheimer's disease."
-Bill Maher

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