Friday, January 25, 2013

Flu shots: a game of Russian roulette

As flu reached epidemic proportions in the US, the mass media hysteria ensued trying to convince the procrastinators that "it is not to late to get vaccinated".. well it is too late now and too dangerous to get vaccinated at any time. If the vaccine is only 62% effective according to CDC, the odds of getting flu remain pretty much the same whether you were vaccinated or not. Personally I prefer the latter. Although complications form vaccines are rare, but they are far too scarier. 

Aside from rare cases, there are more wide spread neurological disorders emerging in Europe. So if not getting a shot is a gamble with known, getting it is a game of Russian roulette. Pick your poison. Until then get a mega doze of vitamin C and don't forget to wash your hands.

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