Flu Season Has Peaked; Vaccination Would Only Reduce Number of Infected Americans By 6 Percent; Young Children Would Receive No Benefit
by Bill Sardi
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According to a newly released report, the flu season for the H1N1 pandemic flu has already peaked and the federal government's vaccination program would only reduce the number of infected individuals by 6% by the end of the year.
Small children, who take up to four weeks to produce sufficient antibodies, would not likely experience any benefit from vaccination if they were to undergo vaccination now (late October 2009). The full report, published in the journal Euro Surveillance, can be found here.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, the current vaccine used for H1N1 pandemic strain only produces immunity among 25% of children age 6—35 months and 36% for children age 3—9 years. So the vaccine is largely ineffective in young children.
Other researchers report that approximately 1.37% of people in the US who developed symptoms from the pandemic 2009 H1N1 flu during the spring were hospitalized; 0.22% required intensive care or mechanical ventilation; and 0.045% died (~1—2 in 5000 cases). These low mortality and hospitalization rates occurred entirely without any available vaccine. [PLoS Currents Influenza. 2009 Sep 25]
October 31, 2009
Bill Sardi [send him mail] is a frequent writer on health and political topics. His health writings can be found at www.naturalhealthlibrarian.com. He is the author of You Don't Have To Be Afraid Of Cancer Anymore.
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