Re: Who doesn't have the flu jab and why?
I'm afraid silly jibes and childish pictures don't add any credibility to your argument. It is the purview of the ignorant and poor debaters to simply shout "conspiracy theory" in order to simpy close down argument. Thankfully there are millions of people out there who will absolutely NOT keep silent about what is going on in the vaccine industry.
Originally Posted by Bruce
Healthy adults who receive inactivated parenteral influenza vaccine rather than no vaccine probably experience less influenza, from just over 2% to just under 1% (moderate‐certainty evidence)"
Nice of you to cherry pick this part of the research, it's confusing to many people and misleading if not quantified.
Imagine if I said I was going to literally double the amount of rice that a starving African child has a day. I will increase it by 100% !!! Sounds fantastic doesn't it, except that the reality is the child was only getting ONE GRAIN of rice a day, and will now get TWO GRAINS which is 100% increase !!!
The Cochrane review which you kindly link to (here it is again):
States some things extremely clearly.
Firstly it states that your basic chance of getting the flu in the first place is just 2.3%.
Let's be real, that means out of every 1000 people, only 23 of them will actually get Flu. Of those 23 most will get through the condition with no complications especially if they have a good immune system. Some people don't look after their immune system or are already ill, and yes, for those people Flu can be fatal. However this bit of "sensationalism" should be properly appraised because the ACTUAL MORTALITY RATES, i.e. the ACTUAL numbers of people who die from the Flu, is tiny.
Here are the numbers for the UK once again.
Government ONS Data
Deaths caused by Flu (ICD category J09)
2009 - 78
2010 - 37
2011 - 109
2012 - 76
2013 - 140
2014 - 86
2015 - 274
2016 - 313
2017 - 454
So, I will iterate again. Cochrane have stated clearly that only 23 people in every 1000
will actually get Flu if they just live their lives normally and don't have any Flu Vaccine.
Now if you go an vaccinate those 1000 people then the number of people who get Flu then drops to 9 people in every 1000
So your chance of getting Flu is now just 0.9%. It was previously 2.3%, now after being vaccinated it's just 0.9%.
In percentage terms that's a drop of 1.4%
It's a pretty lame thing to wax lyrical about that being a near 50% drop.
In real terms it means out of 1000 people vaccinated, only 14 of them are any better off.
And real terms is what matters to me personally.
I'm of the opinion that if only 23 people in 1000 get the Flu anyway, then I'm not at all inclined to have the vaccination and that's purely on those numbers. Add into the equation some of the horrific ingredients in the toxic mix and the awful side effects that some people get (some life changing) then NO categorically I'm not the least bit interested in having a Flu Vaccine.
The rest of your post is just the usual vitriolic derisory clap trap and deserves no response.
The facts remain:
Your chances of getting the Flu in the first place are extremely small
Having the Flu shot reduces that already extremely small chance by a tiny amount (from 2.3% to 0.9%) but introduces ricks of serious side effects and potential vulnerabilities whilst your immune system is compromised trying to fight the vaccine virus.
Note also that the Cochrane review there provides the stats for the number hospitalisations as a result of Flu.
If you do nothing, the number of people getting hospitalised from Flu is 147 per 1000
If you vaccinate everyone the number of people getting hospitalised from Flu drops to just 141 per 1000
It's really not very effective at all is it ?!!!!
Each to their own.
For me, the Flu Vaccines remain utter snake oil.
I don't need it, it's largely pointless having it and I absolutely don't want that cocktail of toxins being put into my body.
By far and imho, the best possible action anyone can take concerning Flu or other virus, is to respect your immune system and keep it in very good condition.