Later today I will be putting together a flu news summary with snips of articles and links from news articles I find on the PFI forum and Niman's Rhiza labs. I am doing it for friends and some others I know, and will post it on the other longer thread and any others I can find. Maybe even a stand alone thread so people can just read that summary and get up to speed.
Originally Posted by Kent
Yesterday I read many articles on Niman's Rhiza labs and doctors were saying people are getting sick with the vax. Why? Well, a serological study has never been done with flu vaxes - testing a good number of people who got the shot, with an equal number who did not, after flu seaon, and see which ones got flu. And doing that several years in a row. Never been done.
Anyway, the strain of swine H1N1 used in the vax thiisyear and all previous years since 2009 uses a summer sample of swine H1N1. Docs are saying (and flu mutates very rapidly) it has changed and is more virulent. The flu changes so fast that is why CDC says get a new vax every year. But what good does that do if the sample used to make the vax is the same one they used in 2009? And then they make other claims that are not consistent. And keep in mind the revovling door between drug companies and the CDC; Nancy Cox, the previous head of the CDC some time ago, went to head up Merck's vax deparment.
Anyway, the short answer is, any flu vax is at the most, 70% protective (according to the CDC), and their claim that it's a "good match" this year is belied by doctors on the ground saying people are getting this flu who were vaxed.
And it is very, very bad and healthy young and middle aged people are getting extremely sick, fast. If anyone remembers what happened in Ukraine in the winter of 2009 will remember that massive number of people got terribly sick with swine H1N1, coughing blood, lungs dissolving basically. Their flu had a gene segment named D225G. SOme of that has been found in Lousiana and Misssissip, and also Tamiflu resistence has been seen.
This may be a hellacious flu.
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