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But Vincent's study raises a red flag. She and her colleagues immunized piglets with an H1N2 vaccine, then exposed them to the H1N1 virus that caused the 2009 pandemic. Though both viruses were H1s, they were quite different genetically.Instead of being protected, the H1N2-vaccinated pigs developed more severe disease than exposed pigs that hadn't been pre-vaccinated. When the researchers tested the blood of the vaccinated pigs, they found high levels of antibodies that attached to the stalk of the H1N1 hemagglutinin, but not to the head of the protein.
"When we give government the power to make medical decisions for us, we, in essence, accept that the state owns our bodies." -U.S. Representative Ron Paul
Which countries' governments have made flu vaccination mandatory? If, as I suspect, there are none, then the decision to take a flu shot, or not remains a personal decision. In that case your quote is both irrelevant and misleading - one suspects, deliberately.
If the "Spanish" flu of 1918 was caused by a typhoid vaccine.
The objective remains to inoculate populations with a flu shot on the basis of fear of the pandemic.
Not quite; the purpose of flu vaccination is to prevent epidemics (not pandemics) and to reduce the mortality among vulnerable populations. Towards this latter goal, there is robust evidence to support vaccination as a sound strategy, on average.
The 2009 flu pandemic vaccines (H1N1) was a genetically-modified recombinant virus to generate monoclonal antibodies from low reactors (virus-like-particles).
Quote from: Ophiolite on 03/01/2016 21:21:39Which countries' governments have made flu vaccination mandatory? If, as I suspect, there are none, then the decision to take a flu shot, or not remains a personal decision. In that case your quote is both irrelevant and misleading - one suspects, deliberately.Whether flu vaccination is mandatory or enforced through coercive persuasion is pointless. The objective remains to inoculate populations with a flu shot on the basis of fear of the pandemic.
Your persistent use of absolute assertions laced with conspiracy theory invective and tinged with smoldering anger is unattractive on a science forum. (Or anywhere else for that matter.) You would be more likely to make your case if you decreased the rage, increased the objectivity and added some genuine facts, rather than willful misinterpretations.