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Response to Aristus (Reply #12)

Sun Dec 3, 2017, 03:32 AM

14. Try ignoring the assumptions you leapt to and reread for comprehension

Nowhere did I suggest that vaccines work by making people ill with the flu. That is scientific nonsense, except for the LAIV which can make severely immunocompromised people ill (but those individuals would likely not produce a sufficient quantity of antibodies to create ongoing protection anyway).

The problem is that vaccination only prevents vaccinated individuals from becoming a vectors for transmission when the season's vaccine target correct strains of the virus and actually prevents them from developing influenza.

This year, the vaccine only protects against 10% of the most severe strain. In other words, approximately 90% of this year's exposure is to influenza A strains OTHER THAN the ones contained in the vaccine.

So, on average, if you vaccinated 100 people who would have developed influenza A this year without vaccination, 90 of them would still develop influenza this year - because the vaccine did not expose their immune systems to inactivated virus of particular strains they were exposed to..

I am not spreading misinformation. In contrast, you have either not taken the time to carefully read what I said, you don't understand the science of vaccine strain selection (or the implications thereof), or you are intentionally misstating what I said.

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