Originally Posted by Marnica
Yes - enjoy. I for one am pretty excited to keep my vitamin D level at a therapeutic level. Haven't had the flu in 7 years - that's exactly when I started monitoring my vitamin d level and making sure it was in the proper range. - totally coincidental I know
Yep, keep up those vitamin D levels, especially as the majority of the flu isn't the flu at all, so of course the flu shot isn't going to work. As Peter Doshi PhD, said in his BMJ review, "Influenza: marketing vaccines by marketing disease" (BMJ 2012; 346:f3037)
But perhaps the cleverest aspect of the influenza marketing strategy surrounds the claim that 'flu' and 'influenza' are the same. The distinction seems subtle, and purely semantic. But general lack of awareness of the difference might be the primary reason few people realize that even the ideal influenza vaccine, matched perfectly to circulating strains of wild influenza and capable of stopping all influenza viruses, can only deal with a small part of the 'flu' problem because most 'flu' appears to have nothing to do with influenza. Every year, hundreds of thousands of respiratory specimens are tested across the US. Of those tested, on average 16% are found to be influenza positive.
As the 'flu' isn't necessary the 'flu', it isn't hard to understand why those that get a flu shot are 5.5 times more likely to get sick, as this study which tested the flu vax against a real saline placebo demonstrated.
Vaccinated Placebo (saline)
Any seasonal influenza 58 88
H1N1 58 0
Total Influenza Cases 116 88
Rhinovirus (common cold) 230 59
Coxsackie/Echovirus 160 0
Other Respiratory Viruses 97 29
Total Other Viruses 487 88
So yep, the flu vaccine makes you sick.