posted on Feb, 14 2011 @ 04:47 PM
Well, since Fred posted pretty much everything I was going to say, I'll say this:
There is a difference between coincidence and causation effect. For instance, I stab my leg with a pair of scissors, which causes it to hurt and
bleed. That is causation effect - i.e. the effect (blood and pain) is caused by the fact I stabbed myself and not say, by the sun or the turkey that
lives in my yard for some reason. Terrible analogy, I know, but when I was trying to think of one, my scissors were the first thing I saw. Anyway, my
point is that just because two things happen in close chronological proximity to one another, does not necessarily mean that they are associated with
each other. Mutually exclusive events are a thing that happens.
To the person who said something about how them or a friend got the flu the one year they got a flu jab. Well, as someone said earlier, you are not
inoculated with every single pathogen that causes influenza, only the ones that are statistically more likely to be causing a problem that year. Just
because you get one type of flu vaccine does not give you immunity to all flu causing pathogens.
Finally, the person who said something about virgin vaccines. I do not know exactly, but it sounds as though they might be vaccines minus the
adjuvants. There is a reason adjuvants get put into vaccines and that is because they don't work that well without them. They essentially kick your
immune system into gear, which allows them to efficiently and properly recognise the antigens in the vaccine, thereby imparting immunity. Vaccines do
work to some extent without the adjuvants, but not nearly as well. I don't think it would be worth it, to be honest. If you're going to get
vaccinated, you should get a vaccine that is more likely to work.