Researchers hit back at anti-vax slant on flu study

The findings were wrongly linked to COVID-19 and twisted in a social media blitz, they say

Anti-vaxxers have "artfully manipulated" a study on influenza immunisation and non-pandemic coronaviruses in a bid to dissuade people from having flu shots, a leading Australian researcher says.

The study looked at 6000 members of the US defense forces and found that, overall, influenza vaccination was associated with a non-significant reduction in the risk of catching other respiratory viruses.

However, while vaccinated patients had lower odds of being diagnosed with respiratory syncytial virus or parainfluenza, they had higher