Based on apparently the only double-blind placebo-controlled influenza vaccination and outcomes study conducted (in healthy children 6 to 15 years of age), which has been published in a peer-reviewed journal, it is clear that getting a flu shot greatly increases the risk (by 4-plus-fold) that a person who receives it will contract and potentially spread one or more non-influenza respiratory viruses, some of which can be serious and morbid infections in humans (see study)
In addition, the study established that the overall effect of vaccination for those who were vaccinated did not differ from the effect of giving a sterile-saline placebo when it came to protection from subsequently contracting influenza.
Any recommendation to vaccinate healthcare workers with an influenza vaccine not only put the healthcare worker at a higher increased risk of contracting non-influenza viral respiratory infections but also every patient with which he or she has contact.
a. Support abandoning a mask-wearing practice that
will be ineffective in protecting the patients and,
given the cited paper’s findings, is clearly
discriminatory — which, because wearing a mask
causes the wearer discomfort, is worse than some
“Star of David”-like identifier — without any
scientific or medical validity, or
b. If there is scientific proof that wearing the masks
provided to healthcare workers absolutely stops the
transmission of all respiratory viruses, demand that
all healthcare workers who get a flu shot or the live
influenza vaccine (which is known to spread the
influenza viruses it contains for weeks) must also
similarly wear a mask after being inoculated since,
based on this study,
1. Those healthcare who have received a flu dose
are at a 4-plus-fold increased risk infecting
others with a non-influenza respiratory viral
infection than that infection risk from those
healthcare workers who get no flu shot and
2. Both groups, influenza-vaccine-inoculated and
the non-inoculated, apparently have a similar
risk of subsequently contracting and spreading
an influenza virus.
Source: Oxford Journals/Clinical Infectious Diseases Put the title (below) in the search engine
Increased Risk of Noninfluenza Respiratory Virus Infections Associated With Receipt of Inactivated Influenza Vaccine
Why was the study done with 6-15 yr olds if the article is about adult healthcare workers?
Why would it matter the age? It’s a human body and a virus. 18 yr olds very well work in healthcare (frequently as aids and support staff). Are you suggesting a 15 yr old and an 18 yr old have completely different functioning bodies?
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My reading of the study says that H1N1 was also shown to be of greater risk in the flu-vaccinated group. So there is one strain of influenza that appears to increase with the flu vaccine. This article only mentioned the non-influenza respiratory illnesses that increased, but I think it’s important to recognize the one influenza strain. Also, interestingly, the patients responded to the flu vaccine with antibody production, which did not protect them from H1N1.
I would like to share this information with the director of our medical facility… what was the study titled? what journal is it in?