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post #14 of (permalink) Old 08-25-2012, 07:31 PM
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quote:Originally posted by mntntime

Because it's based on nothing more than a guesstimate of which strain will be the worst. I know quite a few people in health care that refuse to take it.
I know a few people in health care that smoke.

But honestly, the CDC in the US puts out reams of studies and data that measures the effectiveness of flu shots, so why a thread to start idle guessing?

It seems pretty reasonable to me that they're cutting off one vector of transmission - health care workers - by having them get immunized or wear masks, for a disease that kills far more than the vaccine for it does.

Regardless of paranoia about thimerasol or whether one can distinguish between not having the flu or being asymptomatic with it.
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