Just a heads up- this is not a CDC doctor quoted below. Far too many people have looked up the fake news Snopes article, which was written well before this nurse was even quoted. That has nothing to do with this story. This is someone from the health department. The comments below reflect that people are NOT reading the story.
We talked at length with the editor who interviewed the health department official that gave the quote. They confirmed she did make the surprising statement. You can see it’s reflected in their headline as well, which raised eyebrows. They too received much feedback about this controversial headline, which many PhDs in science and MDs have said they fully support — minus the part about receiving the vaccination regardless of the inefficacy.
According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), this year’s flu is rampant in 49 states, with Wisconsin and Minnesota being hit especially hard. And one nurse thinks she knows why. While part of the blame lies with the dominant flu strain this year, H3N2, which tends to be more severe and causes more severe symptoms than most other strains 1 it also potentially lies with us:
“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.” 2
(That being said, Treague still thinks everyone should get a flu shot… Really? You’ve got to be kidding us. The cognitive dissonance is shocking.)
The Health Department official says it’s at LEAST part of the problem, if not the whole problem, and other experts agree. Dr Mercola (his video is below), who has had the #1 health site- worldwide- for 20 years, agrees, “It’s no surprise at all”, he says. We have countless other MDs and PhDs who concur as well. As doctors continue to give the dangerous shot and the virus mutates, more people will get sick and the epidemic will worsen. It’s like a bad sci-fi movie.
Why does she want you to get it? Because “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.”3 (Oh and even if it potentially causing the epidemic too?)
WATCH THIS VIRAL VIDEO, TOO. Yes, it might be a little over the top but I was on fire!
According to Treague, at both the beginning and end of a person’s life, the immune systemisn’t strong, so the body has to work harder to fight off viruses. And that’s why even though the shot is only 10% effective this year, at best, it’s still worth your time getting. (I wonder how the parents and loved ones of those who have received the shot and died anyway feel about that?)