Is it good use of public money?
As a nurse, every time the flu shot was mandated and I got it, I got the flu. When the mandates for flu shots stopped, I stopped getting the flu. Anecdotal yes, but I am not the only one with this experience. We have to remember that the efficacy of flu shots is traditionally terribly low -- 30% one year, 10% the next. It just isn't worth it and now with what we have learned about BIG PHARMA, there are many who will never receive ANY vaccine and are willing to give up careers for this.
I'm 64 years old years lady and I never had any flu or ***vid vaccine.When it was flu season we got blocked noses, low fewer and it was done before the vaccines.
There is a saying in Turkey if you go to dr. for flu you get better in 1 week if you don't go you get better in 7 days.
I'll tell this story again. I received a flu "vaccine" in December 2019. Prior to that I was a blood donor, or more specifically a "Neo Donor". O-Neg, CMV-Neg - the blood premature infants need. On my next donation in January 2020 my blood was rejected due to positive HBsAG. That shot tainted my blood. I have attempted reentry ever since, having been permanently deferred last week due to the same Hepatitis B Surface Antigen. DO NOT GET THE SHOTS! If I could change my font to 72, bold, highlight and underline that statement I would. DO NOT GET THE SHOTS!
I've looked at a few flu vaccine studies in the US, and they were all inconclusive as to its benefits.
Ever since I had multiple bad reactions to my Covid booster, I've decided no more vaccines for respiratory diseases -- unless the evidence of benefit is clear and convincing. That means no more Covid boosters and no more flu shots.
I have no problem telling them to go fuck themselves.
This is a good example of why data needs to be made public. It is a hideous waste of my taxes and i am over 65
For years I thought the ‘flu vaccine only resulted in me having ‘flu symptoms twice a year instead of once. So, I avoided it as much as possible. Then I had elderly relatives, so I got it to protect them. Then I read the analyses of the ‘flu vaccine’s effectiveness, i.e., none. So, no more. It’s all risk and no reward.
This is German Influenza related excess mortality. Straight from the horses's mouth (RKI).
Doing a great job it seems. 2018 was probably just a minor glitch.
Every wave is worse than the last since introduction of the shots. Ridiculous lol.
The flu jab helped to see my mother to an earlier grave than she would likely have had.
She did have myelofibrosis and I started to question the flu jab in the winter 2018/19 when aside from her medical practice giving it to her whilst she had a minor infection, it totally messed with her medication for her blood cancer. It was a good job I was on the ball with it all otherwise her consultant would have stopped it. I argued that she actually needed her drugs increasing, he wanted to take her off them and we agreed a months wait and see after which he increased her dosage. The same happened the following year so her levels were left as was. In autumn 2020 her GP practice again gave her a flu jab whilst she had a minor infection and her body couldn't cope with it. She had infection after infection (including colds) and passed away a few weeks later with pneumonia. I am still kicking myself for not realising that she had developed pneumonia and I am sure the stupid masks they forced her to wear at the hospital the week she died didn't help. Her (and mine) only saving grace was that the barstools didnt get to have the chance to try and get her with a covid jab which, she said, she wasn't going to take but you never know when they get their claws in - relentless they were with her neighbours
Completely useless and dangerous. The prototype for ADE, immune fixation leading to increased susceptibility and death in the elderly. Uh, sound familiar?
Flu is a seasonal detox so how could a jab possibly work. It’s propaganda and money making
There is NO proof anywhere that the vaccination program for any human is worth more than a handful of spit. Big pharma's vaccine empire is built on lies, propaganda and no scientific evidence of any kind.
If vaccines worked, over 50-55% the population would not get the flu, another 30-35% would have some kind of natural immunity and by chance 10-15% wouldn't get it at all. That leaves maybe 0-5% of the population getting the flu. We know that is not the case.
I think Cochrane Review agrees with you. Every properly conducted study shows no benefit in terms of reducing flu infection cases, hospitalizations and deaths from flu complications. Vaccinating nurses for flu does nothing to protect their hospital patients from flu, and masking doesn't either - that was a court case won by Ontario nurses who fought a rule that if they refused annual flu shots they would have to wear a mask all the time at work. A few Canadian studies show that regular flu shots make healthy people more likely to get sick, Indigenous young people more likely to get sick with and die from non-vaccine flu strain (ADE/ linked epitope suppression), unhealthy people more likely to get sicker, people with stable kidney disease to suddenly need dialysis and/or die from kidney failure (Dr. Suzanne Humphries), and they increase post-vaccine doctor office and ER visits especially for children (CHD/ ICAN). And there's the pesky signal that miscarriage and preterm birth is increased.
From "Rethinking next-generation vaccines for coronaviruses, influenzaviruses, and other respiratory viruses" by none other than Dr Tony Fauci, with co-workers:
"Until the emergence of COVID-19, influenza had for many decades been the deadliest vaccine-preventable viral respiratory disease, one for which only less than suboptimal vaccines are available. Surprisingly, little has changed with influenza vaccines since 1957 when they were first administered in US national vaccination programs. Over the years, influenza vaccines have never been able to elicit durable protective immunity against seasonal influenza virus strains, even against non-drifted strain."
"Although current influenza vaccines reduce the risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death to some degree, their effectiveness against clinically apparent infection is decidedly suboptimal, ranging from 14% to 60% over the past 15 influenza seasons. Furthermore, the duration of vaccine-elicited immunity is measured only in months. Current vaccines require annual re-vaccination with updated formulations that are frequently not precisely matched to circulating virus strains."
"As of 2022, after more than 60 years of experience with influenza vaccines, very little improvement in vaccine prevention of infection has been noted. As pointed out decades ago, and still true today, the rates of effectiveness of our best approved influenza vaccines would be inadequate for licensure for most other vaccine-preventable diseases."
I always wondered about that, especially since Covid. But even before that, I never took one. Kinda of a gut feeling. I am eligible since a couple of years. I did look up the effects of flue shots, and turns out that no effect has ever been proven. Not so strange, considering that selecting the dominant strings is a bit like aiming for bulls eye by a darts amateur. Although they're not mRNA based, one may wonder why anyone would be injected with a vaccine that has no proven benefit. The irony in all this, is that the Covid mRNA jab push has increased peoples suspicion about vaccinations. The usual suspetcs benefit financially. hm.
Thanks for clearing this out, Joel.
Vaccine Interference by Flu jabs