When the world stopped caring about your life
The last time you were worried about your health was before the flu pandemic hit, and you still didn’t know if you’d have the flu or not.
Now, we know the answer: not a whole lot.
Here’s why we know.
You have a much higher risk of dying in the UK due to a flu shot than you do of dying from pneumonia.
If you’ve been in hospital and were ill, your chances of dying were higher for every two days you were in intensive care.
If a flu vaccine was available in the US, your risk of getting the flu was actually 1.5 times higher than it was in the United Kingdom.
Your chances of getting pneumonia from the flu shot were significantly lower in England than in Wales, where the vaccine is most widely available.
The UK was more likely to have people die from flu-related illnesses in the first 24 hours of their hospitalisation than in the last 24 hours.
In the UK, there was a greater risk of the flu being spread by touching a person with a contaminated or infected surface in a public area than in any other country.
If your flu shot didn’t work, your chance of dying increased from 0.5 to 2.5 per cent.
The flu shot in the U.K. is 100 times more effective than the flu vaccine in the European Union.
The US is the only country where the flu has been linked to a coronavirus outbreak, and there is no vaccine that can prevent the spread of influenza in this country.
The only time the flu is associated with an increased risk of death is in people with a history of influenza, such as those who had pneumonia before the pandemic.