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The Flu: On Average You Only Have 50% Chance of the Vaccine Actually Working

It's being assumed that flu vaccines are working adequately, that they are effective at stopping influenza infection for most people. But, is that factually true?
The Flu: On Average You Only Have 50% Chance of the Vaccine Actually Working

ITNT – Every year government health agencies and the establishment news media go on a vaccine campaign, urging people to get vaccinated against influenza. However, looking at the actual numbers of the vaccines their effectiveness makes one rightfully wonder if the current flu vaccines are actually worth getting.

Before we present the numbers, we want to state that it is everyone’s free choice to get vaccinated or not. Still, instead of uninformed participation in mainstream trends, such as getting vaccinated against the flu, one should always research which vaccine may or may not be appropriate to get, on a personal basis. It is advised, when you do opt to get the shot, to present your doctor or nurse with your own research in accordance with your own health status.

The Numbers

It’s being assumed that flu vaccines are working adequately, that they are effective at stopping influenza infection for most people. But, is that factually true?

When we look at recent news reports we find that reviews of past vaccine studies conclude that “the average effectiveness for adults younger than 65 has been 50-60%.”

Concretely, based on these findings one still has a 50% chance of getting infected with the flu even after getting vaccinated as early as September or October of each year.

For many, a 50% chance of being protected against influenza seems reasonable enough to get the flu shot after all.

Unfortunately, this 50% chance of protection is relative because in many cases the chance of actually being protected is less. Far less.

In 2018 the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that “the overall estimated effectiveness of the 2017–18 seasonal influenza vaccine for preventing medically attended, laboratory-confirmed influenza virus infection was 36%.”

36%… That means that out of every 3 cases there was only 1 case where the vaccine wass effective.

Draw your own conclusions.