Shock: Govt Study Proves Flu Vaccination Link to Coronavirus

Written by John O'Sullivan

A new study approved by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) shows that getting a vaccination against the flu increases your risk of other respiratory viruses, which includes coronavirus (COVID-19).

Were we inadvertently killing our parents and grandparents by encouraging them to take annual flu shots?

In the light of the findings of an important US military study, this may be the Big Question posed when the coronavirus pandemic post mortem is due.

Published by the NCBI in January 2020 the study,’ Influenza vaccination and respiratory virus interference among Department of Defense personnel during the 2017-2018 influenza season’ [1] reveals that “Vaccine derived virus interference was significantly associated with coronavirus.”

The study’s ‘Abstract’ states that:

Receiving influenza vaccination may increase the risk of other respiratory viruses, a phenomenon known as virus interference. Test-negative study designs are often utilized to calculate influenza vaccine effectiveness. The virus interference phenomenon goes against the basic assumption of the test-negative vaccine effectiveness study that vaccination does not change the risk of infection with other respiratory illness, thus potentially biasing vaccine effectiveness results in the positive direction.

The study was performed on Department of Defense personnel with the purpose of investigating virus interference by comparing respiratory virus status among  vaccinated and non-vaccinated personnel. In addition, the study looked at individual respiratory viruses and their association with influenza vaccination.


Receipt of influenza vaccination was not associated with virus interference among our population. Examining virus interference by specific respiratory viruses showed mixed results. Vaccine derived virus interference was significantly associated with coronavirus and human metapneumovirus [emphasis added]; however, significant protection with vaccination was associated not only with most influenza viruses, but also parainfluenza, RSV, and non-influenza virus coinfections.

The above evidence may prove to tie in with the fact that the vast majority of recorded deaths from COVID-19 have been among seniors most likely to have been given seasonal flu shots.

[1] See:  2020 Jan 10;38(2):350-354. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.10.005. Epub 2019 Oct 10. ‘Influenza vaccination and respiratory virus interference among Department of Defense personnel during the 2017-2018 influenza season.’

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    This is a very interesting article. I have always consistently declined the annual offer of the flue shot from my GP. I seem to have a natural immunity somehow as, when all around me people are complaining about the symptoms, I never seem to get them. The only possible explanation could be that many years ago when I flew to NZ to meet up with my family for my father’s funeral I came down with something awful and had to stay in bed for about 4 days. A couple of days later I recovered and I have never that ill again. So it worries me when I hear on the papparazi media that annual flue shots will become mandatory. All I can say is “over my dead body”

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