The following is an excerpt from an article in Medscape.
Public health and infectious disease experts warn that the United States needs to increase its influenza vaccination rate substantially this fall to mitigate a potentially deadly confluence of seasonal influenza with an anticipated second wave of COVID-19.
"When you have a collision of these two things happening at the same time, I think we're going to be in real trouble," Rochelle Walensky, MD, chief of the infectious diseases division at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, told Medscape Medical News.
Walensky noted that about 45% to 50% of people get a flu vaccine in any given flu season. While a COVID vaccine is also needed, she said, increased uptake of the flu vaccine is sorely needed. "We need to do a massive vaccine campaign because that's something we can do something about in terms of prevention," she noted.
"High vaccine coverage would reduce influenza-related mortality, while also helping to preserve the capacity and function of the health system during circulation of influenza viruses and severe acute respiratory syndromecoronavirus 2," writes Lawrence O. Gostin, JD, a professor at Georgetown University's O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Washington, DC, and Daniel A. Salmon, MD, of the Institute for Vaccine Safety at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, in a recent JAMA Viewpoint.
Gostin told Medscape Medical News that a bad flu outbreak this year "would be really ruinous for the healthcare system. If we continue to have those COVID spikes as a second wave, there would probably be 50% or 100% more hospitalizations on top of those from the flu." (Continued...)
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Anthony Poselenzny says
The problem is the flu vaccine was only 40% effective last year. Also, it is less effective if one is obese.
My understanding is there was a government research study that showed people who got a flu shot in 2019 had more incidence / mortality from covid. I believe it was a 36% higher rate, but I’m writing this off the top of my head while my baby naps. Still I’m pretty good with those stats. Look into it.
Last years top selling flu vaccine ,Fluzone by Sanofi was less than 20% effective.
It is derived from eggs, one egg, one shot.
Egg based vaccines dont work well fighting H3N2
New vaccines by Sanofi, CSL, Novavax "recombinant vaccines" work well.
We need to switch away from egg based this year.
Lisa Torrey says
Please investigate this medical science corruption that started when 1980 Bayh-Dole Act, but went on steroids in 1992 when Congress passed legislation getting key personnel and health agencies into the patented vaccine/diagnostic/treatment. Business partners with the industry they should be watchdog over. No vaccine safety trials to verify vaccine safety since then. They are business partners with the industry. Create crisis to get emergency increase to budget and fast track their ruthless power in closing the market for competition.
Research a peer review paper on the CDC corruption and CDC Foundation. Published in 2015. Follow the patents and technology they share. They want the gold ring. Then they take in the money. As long as your new technology doesn’t threaten theirs, they don’t go after your medical science technology and reputation. Evil!
Research Lyme Disease Antitrust RICO Lawsuit. I investigated and saw how they are doing this. Impacts their decision making everyday. I’m the lead plaintiff in the Lyme Antitrust RICO Lawsuit. The CDC took down the the direct link to the IDSA/doctors and insurers cost cutting hire of doctors to deny chronic Lyme, when prior to 1992, they are published acknowledging it.
The CDC never peer reviewed their info and link in 2006 guidelines were published. Unprecedented. Took it down the week we filed our lawsuit in 2017, Texarkana TX federal court. They know they screwed up and no immunity for harming people with their monopolies.
They deliberately did this with COVID-19 and are lying to people. Tests, Diagnosing. Hospitals lying when they have flu cases for federal cash cow. They did it with Ebola as well. Then next wave will be severe. More money, please. 😡
In the past five or six years, the effectiveness of the flu vaccine has been quite low.
The CDC site shows there is Thimerosal in multi dose flu vaccine vials. When I mentioned that to my former doctor several years back, she was uniformed on this. She actually said there wasn't any Thimerosal in the flu vaccine...too clueless for us.
Guessing that the single dose vials are more expensive for doctor's offices to order.
Just a few tidbits: Vaccines' are 40 to 60% effective , Adjuncts, comprised sometimes of live viruses, amongst a whole host of metal particulates, and other foreign components not related to the effectiveness of the "vaccine" are routinely involved in the process. I'm sure the "Gates Foundation" is looking out for your best interests.
Interesting the increasing contortions concocted to push vaccines. I am not a never-vaxxer, but I don’t believe a pill or shot should be the first line of defense for any health issue if nutrition, sleep, sunlight, exercise, and existing effective treatments haven’t been addressed. Best prevention and treatments for both flu and COVID are free or very inexpensive, while vaccines are admittedly sometimes dangerous (else why would the government offer compensation to those injured by them), yet they are profitable. Is it coincidental that med schools are heavily endowed by big pharma, while the medical establishment pushes ever more vaccines (which incidentally are protected from lawsuits, unlike medications)?
please also present a differing viewpoint in the discussion and kindly watch this interview with UK Prof. Sunetra Gupta and her scientific views on vaccines and "the second wave" (via 21stCenturyWire):
...EVERYTHING (almost) is wrong ..DO NOT STOP SPREAD THE VIRUS the faster is spread the sooner we will develop IMMUNITY ..that is how I see it