I'm reading nothing but nonfiction today. (it's ok, I'll catch up on the HuffiePost on the weekend maybe) Anyway, here's bad news:
FLU vaccines may be far less effective at combating seasonal outbreaks than previously thought, researchers say, adding that they may not be worth the cost and effort required to produce them.What? I thought testing the effectiveness of the vaccine would have been an ongoing thing. I've been getting these things every year, sometimes having to elbow my way through the elderly to get to the head of the line. Now they say the shots may not work?
According to a review published today, there is little clinical evidence that the vaccines reduce deaths significantly, hospital stays and time off work among those most at risk from seasonal flu, including the over-65s and those with chronic heart and lung conditions.