Flu Jab Effective For 1 In 3 Patients

Posted: Sep 12 2015, 6:32am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News


Flu Jab Effective for 1 in 3 Patients
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  • Flu Jab is Functional in a Third of the Patients

A study shows that a flu jab is functional in a third of the patients. This is sad news indeed.

A supposedly effective vaccine against the flu was working in one third of those who got inoculated with it. This was during the last winter season. Thus among a sample of 100 people only 34 were saved from the symptoms which included watery eyes and a runny nose not to mention sneezing.

However, the reason for this is said to be the nature of the flu virus which has shifted its strain during the period.  

Thus the efficiency of this flu vaccine is slightly doubtful. The flu is a very hardy thing. Thus a new jab needs to be developed each year to counteract its deleterious effects. It is the upcoming winter season which has doctors on their toes.

They know that the patients will be coming in with the usual symptoms. And unless there is a specific jab, the prognosis for ths disease will be dismal. After all, what you can’t cure, you must endure. WHO does research on three types of flu each year. They are in circulation and extant. Under normal settings, a flu vaccine works in half the patients. 

But the mutations that Mother Nature allows in species so as to benefit or harm them are such that they cannot be predicted. Now the vaccine seems to offer little if any prophylaxis against the “sniffles” disease, according to a new report.

The recent strain is H3N2 and it is worrisome since it kills the elderly. Prediction is a hard game to play. And the scientists are at it, but it won’t be easy uprooting this malady of mankind. The elderly, women undergoing parturition and those individuals with a health issue are especially vulnerable and ought to be monitored with extra care. 

Even children who were in their pubescent stages or younger were subject to the 34% rule. The cold weather is only partially to blame for the flu. And with the death rate due to this scourge of mankind going up, the medical researchers are in a race against time to come up with a nostrum.

They are searching high and low for a solution. Maybe the Amazon Rainforest holds some herb or plant whose internal alkaloids may be studied in the lab for a possible cure. Only time will tell if there is some respite from the flu and its flooding of the biological systems of men, women and children every December. 

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