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Is this season’s flu vaccine worthless? Hardly.

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René F. Najera, DrPH

I'm a Doctor of Public Health, having studied at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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  1. It would’ve been nice to see 5 out of 5 viruses efficacy. Of course, it’d be nice to see 100% efficacy of seatbelts in every motor vehicle crash.
    Regrettably, we have nothing whatsoever that has 100% efficacy, so we have to work with highly effective, or nothing.

    Mental note, have doctor administer the flu vaccine on this month’s visit (forgot last month’s visit).

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  2. Heck, I’d settle for 100% efficacy of humans remembering to wear said seatbelts. That alone would bring down deaths from vehicular accidents down a significant amount.

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