EDITOR’S NOTE: Our mainstream source is included below. Here it is up front for the trolls who have sent us death threats and cannot scroll down 5 seconds until end of article. http://www.burnettcountysentinel.com/news/influenza-potentially-made-stronger-by-vaccines/article_4bd056da-0c21-11e8-b6ae-533d3d165845.html
The flu season has been in full swing for a few months. The seasonal disease has mutated over the years, and professionals say it has been made stronger as medicine continues to process vaccines.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) this season’s flu is widespread in 49 states, Wisconsin and Minnesota are covered in high levels of the flu.
“I believe that the low effective rate of the vaccine this year is due to the mutations that the virus made in the processing of the vaccine itself,” said Anna Treague, nurse for Public Health. “That is at LEAST part of the reason that influenza cases are so widespread this year.”
The flu or influenza is a seasonal contagious respiratory disease that is caused by influenza viruses. The CDC says the dominant strain this year is H3N2, which tends to be more severe and causes more severe symptoms than most other strains.
Treague said that symptoms include fever, chills, headache, dry cough and aching of muscles and joints. They usually appear 1 to 3 days after being infected with most people recovering within a week.
“The H3N2 strain also has proven to not be as impacted by the vaccines as other strains,” Treague said.
That being said, Treague still suggests everyone should get a flu shot. < (Really? You’ve got to be kidding us. The cognitive dissonance is disgusting).
“If you are able, get the flu shot,” Treague said. “Even if the flu vaccine isn’t as effective as it has been in year’s past it does help. Some protection is better than no protection.”
Oh and even if it potentially causing the epidemic too?…