Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Medical Xpress)   Get your flu shot so you won't forget your flu shot   (medicalxpress.com) divider line
    More: PSA, Vaccine, Vaccination, Influenza vaccine, Influenza, Alzheimer's disease, Pneumonia, prior flu vaccination, influenza vaccine  
•       •       •

646 clicks; posted to STEM » on 24 Jun 2022 at 5:27 PM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



14 Comments     (+0 »)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2022-06-24 5:48:37 PM  
If the effect is additive, I'm good for about 240 years.
 
2022-06-24 5:51:00 PM  
I've been reading interesting things about the benefits of flu shots, which have nothing to do with the flu.

Basically it's a shot that you get once a year that wakes your immune system up.

And that has lots of benefits.  Fighting flu, sure, but also it's like annual military exercises.
 
2022-06-24 6:14:27 PM  
Good to hear but is there news about flu shots? Plus I have Alzheimer's, anything about that?
 
2022-06-24 7:20:32 PM  
Correlation or causation?

Either way, looking forward to combination flu/rona shots every fall. And then another rona shot every spring.
 
2022-06-24 8:00:14 PM  

erik-k: Correlation or causation?

Either way, looking forward to combination flu/rona shots every fall. And then another rona shot every spring.


I'm up for more. Let's start tossing in boosters for anything else we can come up with, even if only tossing them in every few years. Tetanus, MMR, monkey pox, polio, chicken pox, HPV, whatever.

Let's make nice annual shots we can just swing by, grab a jab.
 
2022-06-24 8:13:03 PM  
A flue shot? Do I look like a chimney?
 
2022-06-24 9:42:14 PM  

SomeAmerican: I've been reading interesting things about the benefits of flu shots, which have nothing to do with the flu.


Well, for one, it has consistently been shown to protect against severe COVID-19. Long before the C-19 vaccine, I went and got a flu shot right after the first news of this broke, because why not. Study after study has held it up since then.

As far as this article, it would be nice if it took even some wild guesses as to why it might be protecting against Alzheimer's.

I mean, it wouldn't take a whole lot to see why the flu vaccine could be helping against COVID-19. Unless the flu virus is causing Alzheimer's, I'm not really seeing where the protection is coming from.

Although I did read something interesting a few months ago about flu/Covid-19 killing neurons, and the effect is cumulative over the years of repeated infections.
 
2022-06-24 10:05:18 PM  

transporter_ii: As far as this article, it would be nice if it took even some wild guesses as to why it might be protecting against Alzheimer's.


Whatever the mechanism, "if uncommon flu strains such as H5N1 can damage dopaminergic neurons, it is worth considering the question of whether common flu strains that spread through the population each year also damage dopaminergic neurons," wrote clinician-investigator Russell Swerdlow, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, in an e-mail to ARF. "If so, flu viruses may contribute more to the development of parkinsonism or perhaps even Parkinson disease than we currently appreciate."

Other studies suggest that pathogens could be involved in AD, too. CD

https://www.alzforum.org/news/research-news/bugs-brain-can-flu-cause-parkinsonism-neurodegeneration
 
2022-06-25 1:18:47 PM  

ImpendingCynic: A flue shot? Do I look like a chimney?


Gratuitous flue shot
fullservicechimney.comView Full Size
 
2022-06-25 2:47:31 PM  

natazha: If the effect is additive, I'm good for about 240 years.


Desperation to sell flu shots is up
 
2022-06-25 2:48:07 PM  

SomeAmerican: I've been reading interesting things about the benefits of flu shots, which have nothing to do with the flu.

Basically it's a shot that you get once a year that wakes your immune system up.

And that has lots of benefits.  Fighting flu, sure, but also it's like annual military exercises.


Can give u a 4 hour orgasm too
 
2022-06-25 2:49:18 PM  

ImpendingCynic: A flue shot? Do I look like a chimney?


Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2022-06-25 2:50:16 PM  

jaytkay: ImpendingCynic: A flue shot? Do I look like a chimney?

Gratuitous flue shot
[fullservicechimney.com image 645x864]


Pervert!!!

Well i never!!
 
2022-06-25 5:19:09 PM  
I'm going to have to read it again in more detail and watch followup research. I have literally not had flu symptoms since I was 8 years old. I went to public schools, lived in university dorms, worked retail jobs with the public as well as office jobs with people with germy kids, so there is no way I haven't been exposed annually. But now I'm in my 50s, so does a good immune response still mean I don't need flu shots? Is it the immune response that protects against alzheimer's, or is it something in particular about flu shots? Fml.
 
Displayed 14 of 14 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking




On Twitter


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.