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Old Yesterday, 09:45 PM
 
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https://www.drugtopics.com/influenza...protect-public

Vaccines do work

This is a very good professional article!

 
Old Today, 09:29 AM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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Originally Posted by mike1003 View Post
Or maybe not: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Influenza_vaccine#Adults


Efficacy in preventing flu is sketchy. They don't prevent the spread of flu, and don't reduce mortality.


Be sure to check out the "Criticism" section of the Wiki article.
 
Old Today, 09:53 AM
 
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Or maybe not: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Influenza_vaccine#Adults


Efficacy in preventing flu is sketchy. They don't prevent the spread of flu, and don't reduce mortality.


Be sure to check out the "Criticism" section of the Wiki article.
The flu vaccine has limited efficacy because of the number of strains of flu. It is hard to construct a vaccine that will cover all major strains.

Nevertheless, the efficacy of the vaccine is often as high as 40%. The truth is there is no other intervention that comes close to a 30% or 40% efficacy in preventing the flu. The vaccine is the best thing there is out there.

The vaccine though also often controls the severity of flu in people who catch it. This fact sheet from CDC indicates studies show it has been shown to reduce mortality among children who contract the flu. Among adults, the vaccine greatly reduces flu severity and hospital admissions among those who get it. Hospitalizations among adults are reduced by 40% among those who get the flu vaccine.

Honestly, I find information from the CDC much more valuable than a wiki article.


https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/vaccineeffect.htm
 
Old Today, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Originally Posted by guidoLaMoto View Post
Or maybe not: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Influenza_vaccine#Adults


Efficacy in preventing flu is sketchy. They don't prevent the spread of flu, and don't reduce mortality.


Be sure to check out the "Criticism" section of the Wiki article.
I know an infectious disease expert who says flu vaccine keeps people out of his ICU.

As far as reducing mortality is concerned, 75 to 90% of kids who die from flu were not vaccinated. About half of those have underlying chronic health problems, but half do not.

Tom Jefferson of the Cochrane Collaboration has lost credibility by hobnobbing with the antivax gurus.

The author of this is an infectious disease expert.

https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/one...-cuckoos-nest/
 
Old Today, 10:16 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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This will lead to a vaccine debate. Those are not allowed on this forum.
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