Don't knock the flu jab – it’s a modern miracle

Meanwhile, in the comments under that article, and in shadier regions of the internet, conspiracy theorists are having their usual annual field day: the flu vaccine actually makes people sick; the World Health Organisation is in cahoots with Big Pharma; the vaccine is being deliberately sabotaged by its manufacturers to drum up business for more expensive anti-viral therapies. Most sensible people understand that our impressive arsenal of vaccines is a modern miracle that prevents vast numbers of premature deaths. Together with improvements in nutrition, sanitation and modern medicine, routine inoculations have lifted us out of the dark ages. The problem...

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