IMPACT OF FLU VACCINATION ON SEASONAL MORTALITY – (03-28-05)By
Impact of Flu Vaccination on Seasonal Mortality in the US Elderly Population
What does and doesn’t get lots of press never ceases to amaze me. This one did get some mild press for a day or so, but was quickly replaced by the info on vaccine shortages and where to get your vaccinations.
Huh? Okay, let me get this straight–a large review of the data shows vaccinations for the elderly do not save lives, but run out and get yours. Remember last year’s fear? Several elderly persons actually DIED standing in line for an intervention that was not going to have an impact on their own mortality. How ironic.
By the time next year’s “flu season” roles around, you can be the fear mongering and pressure to get vaccinated will be back full strength. How quickly we forget!
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Since acquiring a passion for how the body works in chiropractic school, I have continued to indulge this desire by reading some 120 peer reviewed medical journals per month. I’m always learning more about how to help people avoid chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, dementia, osteoporosis, obesity and cancer, and pass along this information in my blog. There are currently almost 3,500 posts cataloged on almost every health topic imaginable. Click Here for more bio information