I just don’t believe in the Flu Shot…
I’m not a science denier – I’m good with many other vaccines – but this one feels like a government run McDonald’s promotion. Yet despite the propaganda, it’s not that big and not that tasty.
Look at the latest local news.
Menorah Hospital is seeing a lot of flu cases and 14 nurses are out with the flu. The knee-jerk response is, “Everybody needs to get a Flu Shot immediately.” A more critical eye might have noted that the nurses are already required to get flu shots, so why are so many of them sick with the flu anyway?
We all know somebody who believes the flu shot made them sick.
Doctors who toe the line say that’s impossible, but none of them will point out the fact that it did not protect the afflicted. After all, we wouldn’t accept that kind of sales pitch from a street drug dealer, “It will get you high six out of ten times.”
So what is behind the CDC pushing all American citizens to get a rather mysterious injection once a year? I think it’s interesting to note that not one European country urges its citizens to take this shot.
I’ll let conspiracy theorists thrash that one out.
For now, I’ll just wash my hands, eat properly, exercise and trust in my abilities to ward off the flu.