Interesting....but they still cannot deternine why.
They didn't state whether the flu viruses the asthmatics had were of the ones in the vaccines or not.
I do know that many kids aren't on any preventer meds, or do they up them when colds or other viruses attack in the event to prevent severe flares.
There are more variables..etc.
I'm talking from my own experience with asthma and intrinsic reactions to colds, etc. When I had the flu....eeks...it was horrific...and I did have the flu vaccine.
Thanks for the link to the site....I've now got it in my faves.
You're totally correct in the news aspect...but the concerns of proper medications and recognising symptoms is a must.
*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!