The push to get the public at large to get flu shots is one of modern history’s greatest hoaxes. Even President Trump has called flu shots “bad stuff.”
“I’ve never had one. And thus far I’ve never had the flu. I don’t like the idea of injecting bad stuff into your body. And that’s basically what they do. And this one (latest flu vaccine) has not been very effective to start off with…. I have friends that religiously get the flu shot and then they get the flu. You know, that helps my thinking. I’ve seen a lot of reports that the last flu shot is virtually totally ineffective.“
The problem is, however, for most people, a flu shot is their right of passage at their office. Co-workers and employers notoriously bully one another into receiving the vaccines. Additionally, some professions, particularly in the medical field, even threaten to fire those who don’t comply. But year after year, the flu shot is proven to be useless. And now, a new study is calling out the science that’s always been the supporting pillar for pushing the flu shot agenda.
The study, published Friday in PLOS One, has determined that the science and data used to justify mandatory vaccinations on health workers is severely flawed.
“I take it myself,” lead author Dr. Gaston De Serres said. “The reason why I do that is I continue to have the impression that it could work. But it’s one thing to say: ‘OK, on a voluntary basis, you get the vaccine despite all its weaknesses,’ and it’s another thing to say, ‘If you don’t get it, you get fired.’”
Here’s the study’s conclusion:
The four cRCTs underpinning policies of enforced HCW influenza vaccination attribute implausibly large reductions in patient risk to HCW vaccination, casting serious doubts on their validity. The impression that unvaccinated HCWs place their patients at great influenza peril is exaggerated. Instead, the HCW-attributable risk and vaccine-preventable fraction both remain unknown and the NNV to achieve patient benefit still requires better understanding. Although current scientific data are inadequate to support the ethical implementation of enforced HCW influenza vaccination, they do not refute approaches to support voluntary vaccination or other more broadly protective practices, such as staying home or masking when acutely ill.
So, the flu shot doesn’t work. And forcing people to get a shot that doesn’t work – doesn’t work, either.