At Least 5 Reasons NOT to get a #Flu Shot This Year (or any year)
Yes, you can find hundreds of articles that tell you that everyone between 6 months and 100 years old MUST get a flu shot. But, if you read the references for those articles, they are clearly paid for and written by those who work for the mainstream medical/pharmaceutical industries.
Here are some that are NOT from those sources, but are nonetheless reliable, factual and important to read before deciding to get a flu shot this year (or any year).
BTW: If you’re reading this on January 1, 2018, it is almost officially too late in most of the world to have a flu shot be effective (it takes 2 – 3 weeks to work, IF it works; flu season is generally thought to be over by the end of January).
Some good reasons:
—There is little proof the flu vaccine is effective.
—Vaccines contain harmful adjuvants and preservatives, and possibly viral proteins.
—Influenza is not a serious threat.
from: Why Not To Get the Flu Shot
And, more or similar reasons:
—Studies Consistently Show Flu Shots Don’t Work
—There has been no decrease in deaths from influenza and pneumonia, despite the fact that vaccination coverage among the elderly has increased from 15 percent in 1980 to 65 percent today.
—The flu vaccine was no more effective for children than a placebo.
from: Why You Should Not Get the Flu Shot
These are my favorite reasons, here:
—It’s not effective for children under age 18 or for adults over 65.
—Between ages 18 to 65, it is only 30-50% effective in an average year (which means it fails between 50-70% of the time) and up to 80% in a perfectly matched year (a much lower number than most vaccines). THIS iS NOT a “perfectly matched year” by anyone’s reckoning (2017-18).
—There is no decrease in flu transmission rate or hospitalization rate for people who have gotten the flu vaccine.
from: Why Smart Doctors Don’t Get Flu Shots
IF YOU DO GET A FLU SHOT, do not get it too “early,” since it is only effective (IF it is effective that year) for about 2 – 3 months.
ALSO, do not wait too long (since it takes 2 – 3 weeks to “kick in,” IF it is even for the current strain of flu that year (which it often is not).
THESE facts are from the CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL.
Good luck, drink lots of fluids, wash your hands and cover your coughs.