The CDC has issued a public apology about this year’s flu vaccine in which they admitted it doesn’t work.
While they continued to claim that the vaccine is at least “somewhat effective,” the CDC admitted that it would likely not protect the public against the most dominant strain of the flu.
“Though we cannot predict what will happen the rest of this flu season, it’s possible we may have a season that’s more severe than most,” said Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, just as the flu season got started.
Despite the faulty vaccine, doctors are still urging the public to get vaccinated.
“In the past when that has happened, although the vaccine hasn’t been perfectly effective, it has helped. So people may still get the flu, but they’ll get much less sick than they would have,” said Dr. Allison Bartlett, assistant professor of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Chicago.
While this may sound noble, this piece of advise could stem from pharmaceutical companies’ desperation to continue to make money off the vaccine. They have refused to refund insurance companies for the vaccine, despite the fact that the CDC admits that it won’t work.
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