The flu is a global disease that kills more than 500,000 people every year. Someday it will again become a pandemic that kills millions. The rates of death are much higher in countries with less developed health-care systems. The currently available influenza vaccines are difficult to use in low- and middle-income countries without the systems required to vaccinate everyone every year. You and I are lucky to live in a wealthy country and have easy access to a free vaccine. For people like us to forgo it is morally unconscionable.
- James Hamblin Paging Dr. Hamblin: I Don’t See the Upside of a Flu Shot https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/10/young-invincible-flu-vaccine/616794/