Avoiding the flu

RSAMSON18 at cs.com RSAMSON18 at cs.com
Sat Jan 15 23:50:58 EST 2000


You can probably better avoid coming down with the flu by associating with 
healthy
people who have completely recovered from the flu than by getting the weak flu
vaccination.  The antibodies produced from the actual flu are much stronger 
than
those from the present vaccine.  In fact, for someone with a strong immune 
system,
the flu vaccine may weaken their response to the actual virus.  Perhap, a 
different
approach might be taken.  Vaccinate individuals with strong immune systems 
with
the actual virus and then have them spread their antibodies around after they 
have
defeated the virus.  Vaccinating into muscle while maintaining a high level of
Vitamin C in serum to provide antidotes for the macrophages should contain the
virus to the vicinity of the injection but allow antibodies to spread 
throughout the
body.
The relatively poor showing of this year's flu shots suggests some rethinking.
Ralph L. Samson
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