(Dec 4, 2014) For the first time we can remember, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are going on the record, saying the flu vaccine wonít work this year. The warning comes just before the busiest part of flu season, in January and February. Unfortunately, there wonít be any refund for any of the patients or insurance companies who spent money on flu shots earlier this fall.
But donít worry. Just when you thought perhaps the CDC could boost their credibility, they found a way to put a sales pitch on the end of their warning. The CDC says if you do come down with the flu, thereís a cure. Itís just going to cost more money. Money that will end up profiting pharmaceutical giants, GlaxoSmithKline and Roche. CDC officials are urging doctors to prescribe two specific antiviral medications for any patients who come in with flu symptoms.
Just last week, the CDC issued a warning, prompting Americans to take the flu vaccine if they havenít already.