The Flu Vaccine: of Flubbing and Drubbing

December 5, 2014 4:26 PM

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This year's flu vaccine, as you likely know, is taking a drubbing. The contention is that CDC flubbed, and didn't get quite the right flu strains in the mix. That is apparently true, although more the "fault" of the influenza virus and its natively wily ways, than of the CDC. Either way, the drubbing is disproportionate to any flubbing.

The drubbing occurs in the context of a strong, New Age, anti-vaccine sentiment. How populous that movement truly is, it's hard to say. Those in it tend to be quite vocal, so they may be few yet sound like many. However, enough families forego vaccination, and enough cases of vaccine-preventable ill...

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