Various government spokespersons, as reported on various mass media, are urging people to “Get your flu shot.” and “It isn’t too late to make sure you get the vaccine.” This is presented as part of their “good advice” to addressing the COVID-19 coronavirus, along with washing hands and maintaining social distance.
While ever doctor will tell you that washing your hands and shielding yourself from exposure is good medicine, the good doctors know that the seasonal influenza vaccine will not help at all with the current declared pandemic. Those good doctors (including myself) know that vaccines suppress the immune system — and now we know, courtesy of Pub Med, that at least one study concludes that the annual flu vaccine actually makes you more likely to catch coronaviruse! 
Here is what the Abstract of the scientific paper, entitled “Influenza vaccination and respiratory virus interference among Department of Defense personnel during the 2017-2018 influenza season.” says:
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. This study aimed to investigate virus interference by comparing respiratory virus status among Department of Defense personnel based on their influenza vaccination status. Furthermore, individual respiratory viruses and their association with influenza vaccination were examined.
We compared vaccination status of 2880 people with non-influenza respiratory viruses to 3240 people with pan-negative results. Comparing vaccinated to non-vaccinated patients, the adjusted odds ratio for non-flu viruses was 0.97 (95% confidence interval (CI): 0.86, 1.09; p = 0.60). Additionally, the vaccination status of 3349 cases of influenza were compared to three different control groups: all controls (N = 6120), non-influenza positive controls (N = 2880), and pan-negative controls (N = 3240). The adjusted ORs for the comparisons among the three control groups did not vary much (range: 0.46-0.51).
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; however, significant protection with vaccination was associated not only with most influenza viruses, but also parainfluenza, RSV, and non-influenza virus coinfections.
Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Smart doctors don’t stop at washing hands and maintaining a safe social distance during a pandemic. We urge our patients, friends and family to always get plenty of rest, avoid stress, and eat a natural, wholesome diet, including supplementing with the best nutrient supplements. During times such as these important nutrients include Vitamins C and D3, along with immune-system supporting Nano Silver 10 PPM. The one thing we don’t say during a coronavirus outbreak is “Get your vaccines.” And now you know why.
Rima E. Laibow, MD