Fat Steve's Blatherings

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

OOPS!

      The Archives of Internal Medicine and the Los Angeles Times report that flu shots for the elderly show absolutely no discernible benefit at all.  It seems that elderly bodies don't react as well to vaccines in the first place.  Also, past studies of vaccination effectiveness apparently didn't have proper controls.

      Does anyone benefit from flu vaccines?  Yes, the young -- the ones the govt. decided not to give it to when supplies were short.  Oh, baby, bring me my socialized medicine NOW!

      Oh, by the way, the vaccination of the young benefits the elderly ;-).  School children are the primary spreaders, and young adults are caregivers for nursing homes, so the if you stop members of those two groups from getting the disease, the elderly are less likely to be exposed in the first place.  God definitely loves irony. (HT: Michelle Malkin)

      Meanwhile, I can't help wondering why no one is working on ways to improve the immune functions and vaccination response of the aged . . .

THE HOUSE OF SAUD MUST BE DESTROYED -- AND WILL BE!

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