On Tuesday, I reported how the National Institutes of Health (NIH) covered up the flu vaccine’s ineffectiveness for older adults. To keep up the charade, another government agency, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), continues to steadfastly support the vaccine.
Technically, the CDC’s mission is to collect and promote real science. But it seems to have turned into a vaccine propaganda machine. Just visit their website, and you’ll find the big, bold headline “The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year.”
But that statement simply isn’t true.
In fact, they never had the evidence to support such a claim. Plus, two recent studies show getting repeatedly vaccinated every year against the flu makes the latest shot even less effective than the last.
Flu vaccine boils down to beginner’s luck, or no luck at all
In the first study, researchers studied 328 households during the 2010-2011 flu season. The only people who showed any benefit from the vaccine were the ones who did not get the flu vaccine the year before.
In the second, larger study, published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, researchers followed 7,000 people over eight consecutive flu seasons. Only the people who received the vaccine for the first time gained any protection against the flu. But they didn’t get any protection against the current season’s flu if they’d been vaccinated at any other time during the previous five years.
So if you think you’re protected because you get the flu vaccine year after year, think again. In this case, repeat customers don’t get any benefits. In fact, according to this new data, you can only possibly benefit from the flu vaccine if you’ve never had one before…and your only possible benefit is in that current year. Next year, you’re back up the creek.
For some reason, it seems repeated vaccination against flu diminishes any small protection the vaccine may be able to offer in the first year. Perhaps getting a vaccine every year leads to antibodies which simply neutralize the effects of subsequent vaccinations before they can trigger an immune response.
Of course, the scientists who want to study this variation can’t get any cooperation from the CDC, which still blindly insists everyone get a vaccination every year. This CDC propaganda is pure dogma and bureaucratic edict. It has nothing to with real science.
So — there we have it.
Real data shows the vaccine doesn’t work in children or older adults, as I explained on Tuesday. It may work in younger adults (who don’t really need it). But now it turns out — it won’t work in the current year if those younger adults got the vaccine in the past.
And that’s not the only problem with vaccines in the news recently. As I’ll explain tomorrow, some evidence suggests we have the chickenpox vaccine to thank for the current shingles epidemic. More on that evidence tomorrow.
- “Impact of Repeated Vaccination on Vaccine Effectiveness Against Influenza A(H3N2) and B During 8 Seasons,” Clin Infect Dis (www.oxfordjournals.org) 2014