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Conspicuously, the end of the invitation read:
“This call is off the record and is not for press purposes” -- but it became public when it showed
up on the HHS website. articles.mercola.com...
Fortunately one of our staff was able to get on the call.
As you know, faith and community leaders play an integral role in helping to keep their communities
and congregations healthy, especially during flu season. As trusted messengers, you are able to spread important information about healthy practices and the need for vaccination.
Two specific ways that you can help are to host a seasonal flu vaccine clinic in your congregation
or just remind individuals and families to get vaccinated through local meetings or informal gatherings
As an example, they cited a priest who stopped in the middle of mass to roll up his sleeve and
get vaccinated, inspiring the rest of his parish to line up behind him.
For many years, public health personnel have cited the estimate of 70% to 90% when talking about the level of protection afforded by seasonal influenza vaccines. But last week's meta-analysis of flu vaccine studies in The Lancet Infectious Diseases—along with several other studies in recent years—has raised the question of whether it's time to change the message about flu vaccines.
The meta-analysis produced little or no evidence of 70% to 90% efficacy for most population groups. The investigators used strict criteria to focus on the most reliable studies, selecting only those that used laboratory-confirmed or lab-excluded influenza as outcomes, among other stringent requirements.
The authors found that evidence from high-quality randomized controlled trials (RCTs) indicates that flu vaccines have an efficacy of about 59% in adults younger than 65.www.cidrap.umn.edu...
Jefferson and colleagues have published several systematic reviews of existing studies on the efficacy of influenza vaccines. Weighing the data, they conclude that there is insufficient evidence to indicate that flu vaccines reduce infection rates or mortality, even in the elderly. Jefferson, a former British army doctor now based in Rome, spoke with TIME about his quest to spur further research into flu vaccines.
Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
It looks to be true.