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    CDC: says the Flu Shot was only 23% Effective Overall

    More than three-quarters of Americans who got this season’s flu shot could get the virus anyway, given a mismatch between the flu strains covered by the shot and those actually causing illness in people, U.S. officials said.

    An interim CDC report found the shot was only 23 percent effective overall, a performance about in line with what the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicted last year, experts said. At the time, CDC warned that the predominant flu virus, influenza A (H3N2), had “drifted” or changed genetically since the shot was made.

    https://www.yahoo.com/health/most-am...180871022.html
    Last edited by NACBA; 01-15-2015 at 03:42 PM.



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    NACBA, sometimes you remind me of an old forum member from south of the border. Just sometimes, mind you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natural Citizen View Post
    NACBA, sometimes you remind me of an old forum member from south of the border. Just sometimes, mind you.
    I am Latino

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    NACBA in no way resembles Eduardo.
    Based on the idea of natural rights, government secures those rights to the individual by strictly negative intervention, making justice costless and easy of access; and beyond that it does not go. The State, on the other hand, both in its genesis and by its primary intention, is purely anti-social. It is not based on the idea of natural rights, but on the idea that the individual has no rights except those that the State may provisionally grant him. It has always made justice costly and difficult of access, and has invariably held itself above justice and common morality whenever it could advantage itself by so doing.
    --Albert J. Nock

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    FWIW, got the shot, no flu ....... so far. <shrug>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronin Truth View Post
    FWIW, got the shot, no flu ....... so far. <shrug>

    23% is still better than nothing.
    * Enforce Border Security – America should be guarding her own borders and enforcing her own laws instead of policing the world and implementing UN mandates.

    * No Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.

    * Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful incentive for illegal immigration. As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.

    * End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.




    Reprinted from http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/immigration/ [Nov. 29, 2011]

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    It is impossible to get a flu vaccine to be 100% effective because there is not just a single flu virus out there. There are hundreds if not thousands. They try to pick the most common when they prepare the vaccine for the coming year (it has to be developed months in advance to be able to produce enough). There are always new versions coming along.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    It is impossible to get a flu vaccine to be 100% effective because there is not just a single flu virus out there. There are hundreds if not thousands. They try to pick the most common when they prepare the vaccine for the coming year (it has to be developed months in advance to be able to produce enough). There are always new versions coming along.
    I don't think that there's any vaccine that is 100% effective. A lot of the genetic mapping efforts are geared towards tailoring medications to specific individuals, though. Once they start to master that, the effectiveness will start to climb.
    * Enforce Border Security – America should be guarding her own borders and enforcing her own laws instead of policing the world and implementing UN mandates.

    * No Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.

    * Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful incentive for illegal immigration. As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.

    * End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.




    Reprinted from http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/immigration/ [Nov. 29, 2011]



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