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Paging Dr. Hamblin: I Don’t See the Upside of a Flu Shot

Online Q&A by Dr. James Hamblin published online at The Atlantic October 21, 2020.

Let’s face it, we know we should all go get the flu shot but when push comes to shove, it’s a hassle, it hurts and I could still get the flu. Fraught with “free rider” problem complications, many of us harbor uncertainties about whether we really need to go get our flu shot this year. Is the added risk of going to the clinic or supermarket pharmacy really worth it? I really appreciate Jim Hamblin, the Atlantic’s resident COVID doctor, who has a real way of explaining things. Read this and then, yeah, run out and get your flu shot.


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