“Our latest flu report suggests levels of flu are declining …but nonetheless flu is still circulating in the community and the message remains that people in an at-risk group should get the seasonal flu vaccine,” said John Watson, head of the respiratory diseases department at the HPA.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
More sad news. Not the bolded line in the text! So what about the 17% who DID have the vaccine? Well, that's where Herd Immunity comes in. With appalling rates like this, I don't think those people really stood a chance. Again, more bodies to the count for involuntary manslaughter by Wakefield et. al. Stay tuned for a post that explains more about Herd Immunity by the way. Just because you did get a vaccine does not make you immune, nor does someone else getting a vaccine make you less at risk. It takes both prongs to work. Science isn't black and white, nor is it easy. This takes understanding and serious work. Someone's "mommy sense" or common sense will not cut it in this field!