We are still in the grips of Flu season. Doctors agreed hand washing was critical against controlling the spread of influenza.
“The best way not to catch something is avoid it,” Dr Tony Bartone, President of the Australian Medical Association.
A PUSH to protect people against the flu with a “weak” vaccine is overshadowing effective prevention methods such as hand washing and mask-wearing, warns a public health expert.
Dr Chris Del Mar, Professor of Public Health at Bond University has challenged the value of influenza vaccinations while speaking at the GPs Down Under Conference on the Gold Coast.
He claims the influenza vaccine has been “oversold” in Australia and said hand washing and mask-wearing should be the focus of flu prevention campaigns.
Taken from News.com.au
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