Flu Vaccination Breakthrough? Cutting Through The Nerdiness.

Its entirely possible that this isnt the flu virus, but its even more possible that you wouldnt know the difference.

Its entirely possible that this isnt the flu virus, but its even more possible that you wouldnt know the difference.

Great talk has been made of the new flu vaccination and it’s potential ability to protect you from influenza, for life.  This is tremendous news.  You won’t have to worry about being boogered up and missing work for days like you do right now.

But really? I doubt you care about that.  I feel like you don’t mind being boogered up if it means giving you a day or two off.

Gross.

Brand new scientific innovations have allowed scientists the ability to possibly create a vaccination that attacks the neck of flu virus spikes, instead of the spike-head itself.  Converted from nerdlish, that just means that the vaccination won’t be affected if the virus mutates.  It’ll always work.

So no more yearly vaccinations.  Just once for an entire lifetime.

There’s still a lot of work to be done on the vaccination.  Like testing if it could possibly make you grow a tail.

Read a less profane explanation of the breakthrough in today’s New York Times.