A groundbreaking new study published by researchers from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in Florida has determined that the way influenza vaccines have been made practically since their inception is fundamentally flawed, and that the end result renders flu jabs largely ineffective.
It has to do with the way that vaccine developers use chicken eggs as incubators for growing a given season's influenza virus, a practice that in and of itself is controversial due to the fact that using chicken embryos in vaccines has been linked to causing egg allergies.
For at least the past 70 years, vaccine manufacturers have been injecting influenza viruses into chicken eggs in order to allow them time to replicate. After this replication is complete, the fluid is drained from the eggs and the virus is extracted – the eggs themselves functioning as an artificial growth environment where flu viruses flourish.
But according to the findings of this new study study, which were published in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens, chicken eggs actually end up disrupting the major antibody target sites on the surfaces of flu viruses, causing them to become less effective later on when they're injected into human bodies.