Keep your sleeve rolled down this year.
"Getting a flu shot every year? More may not be better" by Helen Branswell, November 11, 2015
If you’ve been diligent about getting your flu shot every year, you may not want to read this. But a growing body of evidence indicates that more may not always be better.
The evidence, which is confounding some researchers, suggests that getting flu shots repeatedly can gradually reduce the effectiveness of the vaccines under some circumstances.
That finding is worrying public health officials in the US, who have been urging everyone to get a flu shot each year — and who still believe an annual vaccination is better than skipping the vaccines altogether.
What needs to be made clear at this point is the government and state work for the pharmaceuticals now, not for public or patient health -- as does their pre$$.
Dr. Edward Belongia is among the scientists who have seen the picture coming into focus. He and some colleagues at Wisconsin’s Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation reported recently that children who had been vaccinated annually over a number of years were more likely to contract the flu than kids who were only vaccinated in the season in which they were studied.
Or the flu shot gave it to them.
“The vaccine was significantly more effective … if they had not been vaccinated in the previous five years,” Belongia, an epidemiologist, recounted in a recent interview with STAT.
Vaccines work by exposing the immune system to a part of a disease agent — in the case of influenza, to two proteins on the exterior of the viruses — that has been rendered harmless. The vaccines tell the immune system to be ready to mount an offensive if it encounters the specified invaders.
The immune system then produces stores of protective ammunition — antibodies — it can use to fight off infection.
With many vaccines, an additional dose or two boosts the levels of antibodies in a person’s body. Some vaccines actually require multiple doses to be effective.
So the fact that repeated vaccination against flu might diminish rather than enhance the vaccine’s protection is perplexing.
The truth or any other evidence that runs into the agenda usually is.
It also represents a communications challenge for public health officials who vigorously promote annual vaccination as the most effective way to protect against the flu.
Now that IS a problem! Authority having its me$$age contradicted!
Findings that suggest the science is more complicated than initially believed could lead people to assume annual flu shots are detrimental to their health.
But global warming is a cinch even though the government altered cholesterol standards to get rid off all the excess pork products and GMO corn no one wants to buy.
Also see: Obesity rate among adults increases
They can't explain that, either, but I think I can. It's the rot-gut, chemically-laced, GMO-grown food or its the standard of measure (or both; a still hungry population that is obese. The chemicals make you want more empty calories. More chips and soda pop!)
That’s not the message researchers such as Belongia want to convey.
“In every scenario, it is better for people to be vaccinated than not vaccinated,” he said.
Like most issues related to mysterious and mercurial flu viruses, this one is a complex puzzle.
But several researchers say the effect appears to be real — and needs to be explored further.
There they go, putting the brakes on. Now sleeve, please.
A number of countries are trying to get ever-larger portions of their populations immunized annually against influenza, a fact that makes it all the more important to figure out what is going on, flu experts say.
“The influenza immunization program is our largest, most costly annually repeated immunization program,” said Dr. Danuta Skowronski, an epidemiologist at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control in Vancouver. “It’s worth it — so worth it — to invest in understanding these effects.”
But getting answers means mounting prospective, randomized clinical trials, and that will be both expensive and complicated.
The work cannot be done in the United States, where the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended since 2010 that everyone receive annual flu vaccinations. Given that policy, it would be unethical for researchers here to randomly assign some people to forgo vaccinations in some years. But experts elsewhere, including in Hong Kong, where influenza circulates year-round, are trying to put together the funding for what would have to be a large, multiyear study.
Starting to stink of the New World Order agenda, isn't it?
The question of the effectiveness of repeated flu vaccines has actually been kicking around for decades. Back in the 1970s a researcher noticed that children at a boarding school who were vaccinated year after year seemed more likely to catch the flu. Later studies disputed the suggestion....
The pre$$ there is acknowledging what has damn near been admitted in terms of the autism and all the other charges floating around out there regarding the making of money now overriding actual health.
There is profit in that vial, and what's a few dead people in $ervice to a greater good?
They really want to get that pharma$$i$ts needle into you!
Heck, will even deliver it to your door:
UberHealth to deliver flu shots in Boston area Thursday
Related: Ebola crisis could be near official end
I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you.
UPDATE: Uber delivers flu shots in 36 cities, in one-day experiment