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  • What is the vaccine efficacy of repeated influenza vaccinations? (yearly vaccination may reduce its effectiveness)

    09/28/2022 6:09:30 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 20 replies
    News ^ | Septemper 27, 2022 | Bhavana Kunkalikar
    Circulating viruses, especially influenza A(H3N2) viruses, experience fast antigenic drift that necessitates vaccine reconfiguration. Since vaccination-induced protection against homologous strains may decrease, influenza vaccines must be administered afresh yearly. In several nations, a yearly seasonal influenza vaccine is currently advised. However, repeated injections of vaccination may reduce its effectiveness. About the study In the present study, researchers conducted a thorough review and meta-analysis of trials reporting vaccine efficacy by vaccination status from the prior year. Throughout this systematic review and meta-analysis, the team adhered to PRISMA standards. For publications published between January 1, 2016, and June 13, 2022, the databases...
  • This flu season may be awful — but a well-timed flu shot and strategic masking will help protect you

    09/25/2022 1:03:56 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 139 replies
    Business insider ^ | 09/23/2022 | Hilary Brueck
    With flu season approaching in the US, murmurs of a potential "twindemic" brewing are once again starting to surface. "This could very well be the year," Vanderbilt infectious disease expert Dr. William Schaffner told NPR's Up First on Friday, "we have a surge in COVID, and simultaneously an increase in influenza." One big reason that infectious disease experts are especially worried this year is because Australia's 2022 flu season was pretty bad, and what happens during the Southern Hemisphere's winter flu surge often forshadows the US flu season well.
  • Fauci is Now Performing Gain-of-Function on the Spanish Flu

    08/20/2022 4:59:25 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    Aletho News ^ | 8/19/2022 | Tom Renz
    This will be short because it really does not need much comment. In fact, this is so absurd that I am just starting with the reference document because I am concerned no one will believe it. Here it is: Spanish Flu Gof 2.12MB ∙ PDF File – Read now Yes, that is right, Fauci and crew are now actively performing gain-of-function (GoF) work and infecting primates with the Spanish Flu. For those of you that are unaware, GoF does not have a single agreed upon definition but, as it relates here, is essentially the modification of the Spanish Flu virus...
  • Scientists Have Re-Created The Deadly 1918 Flu Virus. Why?

    08/19/2022 8:37:44 AM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 44 replies
    With all the controversy about gain-of-function research and all the concerns about how dangerous it is, you might think that scientists have stopped doing that kind of work.Well, no.In the latest news, a team of scientists in Canada and the U.S. report that they have re-created the 1918 influenza virus and used it to infect macaques. Let’s be clear here: the 1918 flu vanished from the Earth, long ago. It’s simply not a threat, or it least it wasn’t, until someone figured out a way to bring it back.
  • Here We Go: NIH Begins Testing Phase I Clinical Trial of Universal Flu Vaccine

    07/02/2022 7:34:19 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 59 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/01/2022 | Jim Hoft
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced on Tuesday that they had started conducting a phase 1 clinical trial of universal flu vaccination on healthy adult volunteers at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.NIH is testing if this new flu vaccine is safe and if it creates an immune response.The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases ((NIAID) researchers created the potential vaccine known as BPL-1357. NIAID researcher Matthew J. Memoli, M.D. is in charge of the single-site experiment, which is open to 100 participants ages 18 to 55, according to the press release.“Influenza vaccines that can provide long-lasting...
  • We increased flu shots over 15-fold between 1980 and 2020. You’ll never BELIEVE what happened next!

    04/05/2022 7:27:13 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 51 replies
    Alex Berenson Substack ^ | 03/29/2022 | Alex Berenson
    This chart is real, straight from the Centers for Disease Control. And it’s spectacular:We went from 12 million flu shots in 1980 to almost 200 million in 2020.Great job! We totes got rid of the flu, right?Well, here’s flu deaths from 1959 to 2016:See the trend?No?THAT’S BECAUSE THERE ISN’T ONE. There is absolutely no relationship between the number of flu “vaccines” we give and deaths from influenza.Actually it’s worse that that, because 2017-18 - not shown on this chart - was the worst year for flu deaths in decades - probably since the Hong Kong flu of 1968.Turns out the...
  • These are the deltacron COVID-19 symptoms to watch for right now

    03/22/2022 2:00:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    Runny nose. Headache. Fatigue. Sneezing. Sore throat. Persistent cough. Hoarse voice. Chills or shivers. Fever. Dizziness. Brain fog. Muscle pains. Loss of smell. Chest pain.
  • EXC: Wuhan Lab Also Sought Influenza Strain For ‘Human Infection.’

    02/10/2022 10:51:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 21 replies ^ | February 9, 2022 | by Natalie Winters
    The Wuhan Institute of Virology, which manipulated bat coronaviruses resembling COVID-19 to become deadlier to humans, appears to have carried out similar research on influenza, The National Pulse can reveal. An article posted to the Chinese-language website of the military-linked lab, which many public health and intelligence officials believed to be the source of COVID-19, details how researchers sought various avian influenza viruses (AIV) that had “zoonotic potential with human infections.” The post, titled “Scientist in WIV achieves a progress in study on reassortment of influenza viruses,” details how Wuhan Institute of Virology researchers hunted these viruses in the wild....
  • Influenza vaccine effectiveness in the community and the household (lower effectiveness with repeated vaccination and no protection given household exposure)

    01/02/2022 7:24:00 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 24 replies
    PubMed ^ | February 14, 2013 | Suzanne E Ohmit, Joshua G Petrie, Ryan E Malosh, Benjamin J Cowling, Mark G Thompson, David K Sha
    Abstract Background: There is a recognized need to determine influenza vaccine effectiveness on an annual basis and a long history of studying respiratory illnesses in households. Methods: We recruited 328 households with 1441 members, including 839 children, and followed them during the 2010-2011 influenza season. Specimens were collected from subjects with reported acute respiratory illnesses and tested by real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction. Receipt of influenza vaccine was defined based on documented evidence of vaccination in medical records or an immunization registry. The effectiveness of 2010-2011 influenza vaccination in preventing laboratory-confirmed influenza was estimated using Cox proportional hazards models...
  • North Carolina has its first flu death of the 2021-22 influenza season

    12/15/2021 12:49:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    News Observer ^ | 12/14/21 | Hannah Smoot
    One person has died in North Carolina due to influenza complications, the state’s first reported flu-related death of the 2021-22 flu season. The person, an adult in western North Carolina, died during the second week of December, state Department of Health and Human Services officials said Tuesday. The person tested positive for influenza and negative for COVID-19, according to the state. “This is a sad reminder that flu can be a serious illness and can lead to complications and even death in some cases,” State Epidemiologist Dr. Zack Moore said in a statement. “With flu cases increasing and the ongoing...
  • 1976 Swine Flu Fraud - CBS 60 Minutes

    11/30/2021 11:59:14 AM PST · by pgyanke · 4 replies
    CBS News via YouTube ^ | Unknown | CBS 60 Minutes
    Documentary by CBS 60 Minutes on the Swine Flu fraud of 1976. It went on air once, and was never shown again.1976 Swine Flu Fraud - CBS 60 Minutes
  • State health department raises alarm as campus flu outbreak climbs to over 500 cases

    11/17/2021 10:53:44 PM PST · by blueplum · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | 17 November 2021 | Meredith Deliso
    Public health officials are investigating an influenza outbreak at a Michigan university that has resulted in more than 500 cases, as several schools have also seen surges in flu activity. The University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus in Washtenaw County has reported over 525 cases among students since Oct. 6 -- about three-quarters of them among people unvaccinated against the flu... ...Other campuses are also battling flu outbreaks. Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, has logged 150 flu cases among students since Nov. 1... Spikes in flu cases have also been seen at Florida State University and Florida A&M University,...
  • The Swine Flu Scare of 1976

    10/30/2021 12:09:21 PM PDT · by Trillian · 29 replies
    Interesting old news video involving the cdc.
  • Genetically Engineered Bioweapons: A New Breed of Weapons for Modern Warfare [2013 article]

    08/25/2021 4:07:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Dartmouth ^ | MARCH 10, 2013APPLIED SCIENCES, WINTER 2013 | Mackenzie Foley
    Genome sequencing has given rise to a new generation of genetically engineered bioweapons carrying the potential to change the nature of modern warfare and defense. Introduction Biological weapons are designed to spread disease among people, plants, and animals through the introduction of toxins and microorganisms such as viruses and bacteria. The method through which a biological weapon is deployed depends on the agent itself, its preparation, its durability, and the route of infection. Attackers may disperse these agents through aerosols or food and water supplies (1). Although bioweapons have been used in war for many centuries, a recent surge in...
  • Japan Reports First Bird Flu Outbreak of the Season, Culling 143,000 Chickens

    11/10/2021 1:57:32 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 10 Nov 2021
    Japan has detected its first outbreak of bird flu for the 2021 winter season, with confirmation of a case of "highly pathogenic avian influenza" at a poultry farm in the northeast of the country, the agriculture ministry said on Wednesday (Nov 10). About 143,000 egg-laying chickens are being exterminated at the farm in Yokote city in Akita Prefecture, the ministry said in a statement on its website, adding that restricted zones up to 10km from the site have been established. Japan has temporarily suspended exports of chicken meat and eggs from all regions following the outbreak, the ministry said.
  • Fascinating glimpse of Britain in 1921 is revealed by census papers that go online today showing how our ancestors lived and worked in the wake of WWI and the Spanish flu pandemic

    10/26/2021 11:22:36 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/27/2021 | Kaya Terry
    An early preview of the 1921 census papers is set to be released on Wednesday showing how our ancestors lived and worked in the wake of WWI and the Spanish flu pandemic. A sneak peek of the 100-year-old records, which were taken on June 19 1921, will be shown on the family history website Findmypast and hold information about nearly 38 million people who lived in England and Wales. Under the 1920 Census Act, the 1921 census can't be published online until more than a hundred years have passed. The public will able to learn more about how their ancestors...
  • Influenza Is More Dangerous To Kids Than COVID Is, So Why Doesn’t The CDC Recommend Masks For The Flu?

    10/26/2021 10:54:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 26, 2021 | Georgi Boorman
    The flu can be transmitted asymptomatically, it’s more dangerous to kids than COVID, and its vaccine allows for ‘breakthrough infections.’ Yet the CDC still doesn’t recommend masks for the flu.In stark contrast to the Center for Disease Control’s recommendations that all people over the age of two wear a mask indoors to mitigate transmission of SARS-COV-2, the sections of its website dedicated to seasonal influenza do not recommend wearing masks to prevent it from spreading. Since the battle over mask mandates is most intense with regard to schools, it’s crucial to point out the pediatric mortality rate derived from the...
  • The Re-Emergence of H1N1 Influenza Virus in 1977

    10/08/2021 6:26:14 AM PDT · by fruser1 · 1 replies
    PLOS ^ | June 17, 2010 | Joel O. Wertheim
    The most famous case of a released laboratory strain is the re-emergent H1N1 influenza A virus which was first observed in China in May of 1977 and in Russia shortly thereafter. This outbreak marked the return of a seasonal H1N1 human influenza virus after a nearly 20-year absence following its displacement during the 1957 H2N2 pandemic. Scientists quickly realized that something was unusual about this re-emergent H1N1 strain; it was genetically similar, though not identical, to an H1N1 isolate from 1950. Initially it was suggested that this virus could have lain dormant or evolved slowly in non-human hosts for decades,...
  • VIDEO Emerges Of Fauci And HHS Officials Plotting For ‘A New Avian Flu Virus’ To Enforce Universal Flu Vaccination

    10/06/2021 8:12:44 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    GP ^ | 10/06/21 | Jim Hoft
    Alex Jones of Infowars made a special broadcast on Monday night regarding an explosive video of Fauci with HHS officials and other health experts discussing how to enforce Universal Flu Vaccination in a summit organized by Milken Institute in Washington, DC last October 2019.Alex Jones highlighted three clips from the hour-long video of the summit from C-SPAN which proved the COVID-19 pandemic was planned and the Big Pharma worked with the UN and other corrupt government officials to develop and release the COVID-19 virus ahead of ‘Great Reset’.The first clip featured Michael Specter, a journalist from The New Yorker...
  • Why health experts in Norway are more worried about flu than new COVID-19 variants

    09/09/2021 10:03:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies ^ | 9 September 2021 14:36 CEST | Frazer Norwell
    Health experts in Norway have said that they are concerned about the spread of influenza this autumn and winter. The experts say they are more apprehensive about the upcoming flu season this year than COVID variants, warning that the country could see more deaths and patients hospitalized than in normal years. […] This year’s flu season has got health experts bracing themselves because strict infection control measures last winter aimed at curbing the spread of COVID had the knock-on effect of dramatically reducing influenza cases in Norway. And while on the surface, this may seem like good news, overall it...