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Student nurses left unprotected after being refused flu jab


Anonymous | 9-Nov-2011 10:39 am I am wandering off topic, here, but you write: 'The flu jab does not protect everyone, and the percentage is surprisingly low.' and 'It is better to improve your own immune system by healthy diet, exercise, preferably outdoors, vit D supplements, etc.' Flu seems to be an unusually variable virus, and as you say getting good vaccination is tricky to achieve for flu. But the famous 1918-19 outbreak appeared to be very strange, as it seemed to 'preferentially' kill healthy people, in their 20s and 30s, whose immune systems should have been excellent (to an extent 'leaving alone' children and the elderly, compared to 'normal' flu outbreaks). So for some flu strains, it seems possible that patients effectively 'kill themselves' via an ineffective but massive immune response - it is possible that increasing your immune response, is not always a great idea, for flu !

Posted date

9 November, 2011

Posted time

10:50 am


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