The flu shot makes you more susceptible to coronavirus, according to a study conducted by the U.S. Air Force
UPDATE: Facebook flagged this study as “fake news” because a vaccine-company funded study contradicts it.
The influenza vaccine increases the risk of infection by other respiratory viruses, a study conducted by the U.S. Department of Defense finds.
The study found that vaccinated people were “significantly” more likely to test positive for coronavirus and metapneumovirus (a virus that can lead to bronchitis and pneumonia) than people who had not received the flu shot.
“Vaccine derived virus interference was significantly associated with coronavirus and human metapneumovirus,” says the “conclusions” section of the study, under the “abstract” and “results” section.
“While influenza vaccination offers protection against influenza, natural influenza infection may reduce the risk of respiratory viruses by providing temporary, non-specific immunity against these viruses,” the study says.
“On the other hand … vaccinated individuals may be at increased risk for other respiratory viruses because they do not receive the non-specific immunity associated with natural infection.”