I wonder if that will also increase vaccine side effects?
After all, when a child runs a fever after a vaccine, isn't that thought to be an immune response? The study showed lasers increased immune response by 400-700%.
Your title is incorrect. The new laser thing does not increase efficacy by 400-700%. If current flu vaccines are 50% effective, 4-7 fold, would put them at 200-350% efficacy, and there is no such thing. It measures immune response.
I do think the laser could be useful -assuming it does not hurt anyone. Seniors and babies can have sensitive skin. I dislike adjuvants more than antigens. I do not see how it can extend flu vaccines beyond one seasons, although even a small extension is a good thing for those choosing the flu vaccine, as there is some evidence the flu vaccine only lasts 3-4 months, which is a small window of timing to get right.
In practical terms, I cannot see it being used regularly anytime soon, even if the science turns out to be solid. The wheels of medicine turn slowly -for example, we still aren't measuring babies heads to screen for autism, or tracking eyesight, and the laser dentistry I heard about years ago is still not regularly available where I live.....
(ETA: cool article. Thanks for sharing)
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Last edited by kathymuggle; 07-29-2014 at 06:48 AM.