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Effectiveness of the 'Flu Vaccine in Reducing Mortality
Is it good use of public money?
In England & Wales, up until 2020 (when over 50s were included), the ‘flu vaccine was “freely” available only for over 65s. This has been the situation since the year 2000.
I say “free” but, of course, nothing is free. It is paid for out of public funds, i.e. your taxes and mine.
Since I have been enlightened to the flagrant lies of those in public office, I thought I’d double check that my taxes are doing good.
Alas, I could not see how the ‘flu vaccine has improved mortality outcomes for the 65 to 69 year olds who have been eligible since 2000, compared to the 60 to 65 years olds, who were not.
As usual, the burden is on those making the intervention to unequivocally demonstrate its effectiveness. There is no such thing as a benign intervention, not least if there is an economic cost.