First of all, the flu shot screws up your immune system. You know how people get the flu shot, then they get sick? It’s because according to this placebo controlled study, you are 5 times more likely to catch a non-flu respiratory illness if you’ve had the flu shot. Your cell-mediated immunity takes a back seat for several weeks.
Did you know that pregnant women are pushed into the flu shot? Often told they have to get it or their doctor will dump them. The American Academy of obstetrics and gynecology, as well as the CDC, both recommend the flu shot (and the DTaP) during pregnancy. This is absolutely insane, especially considering. the shots have never been studied in pregnant women for safety. The studies on pregnant women are done by “passive surveillance” only, which basically means YOU are the experiment. This study just came out in September 2018 demonstrating increased risk of spontaneous abortion if you’ve had the flu shot two years in a row.
Last but not least, did you know that the flu is Airborne? In the hospital, we treated as a droplet precaution, which means they have to cough or sneeze on you. But according to this study that just came out a couple weeks ago, if you’ve had the flu shot and you catch the flu anyway, you will have INCREASED viral aerosol generation. As in, airborne shedding of your flu on people when you breathe.
“vaccination with both the current and previous year’s seasonal vaccines, however, was significantly associated with greater fine-aerosol shedding in unadjusted and adjusted models (P < 0.01).”
Stay woke friends! And stay safe during this crazy flu season!
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