Flu Shot Propaganda: The Influenza Vaccination Scam

(originally published Dec. 18, 2008 Suite101.com)

government and flu shots; michael morning

On the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) flu webpage, you’ll find statistic that say around 36,000 people die from the flu in the United States each year. But if you dig a little deeper through the site, you’ll find that this is a complete fabrication.

In 2005, 1,806 people died from influenza, not 36,000. And in 2004, just 1,100. The statistics are skewed, in part, because they classify those dying from pneumonia as dying from the flu, which is not the same thing. These statistics also do not in any way compare or analyze healthy populations versus unhealthy populations of people who are more susceptible to illness to begin with.

Finally, while the flu shot is advertised as a preventative aid against the flu, the truth is that the annual vaccine cooked up by pharmaceutical companies is nothing more than an educated guess as to what flu strain is circulating at any given time (which may also vary greatly from region to region)…and they have been wrong numerous times in the past several years.

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

The February 14, 2005 edition of Archives of Internal Medicine found that although immunization rates in the elderly (people over 65) increased 50 percent in the past 20 years, there has not been a subsequent decline in flu-related deaths.

Another report, published in the journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases, October 2007, found a variety of shocking statistics. The first was that they were unable to confirm any decline in deaths due to the flu since 1980 despite the fact that vaccinations increased from 15 to 65 percent during that same time period.

Further, the researchers found that newer studies showing flu shot success actually showed “substantial unadjusted selection bias” and that cohort studies had been led to “greatly exaggerate vaccine benefits”. The study also noted that there is evidence that flu vaccines are less effective in older people because they have lower immune activity.

While the elderly are often the most targeted population of flu shot advertising, vaccine makers are now setting their sights on children as likely customers. However, a comprehensive review of 51 different studies covering 260,000 children, ages 6 to 23 months, published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews in 2006, found no evidence that the flu vaccine is any more effective than a placebo in children.

Dozens of other scientific studies agree with the above findings, which is especially important considering the widespread campaign by the U.S. government to vaccinate every man, woman, and child in America – a plan that ultimately serves only to add billions of dollars to the balance sheets of pharmaceutical companies.

IN SUMMARY

When getting a flu shot, there is a substantial chance that it may not protect you against the flu. As discussed, recent studies suggest that the vaccine is largely ineffective for the two key populations targeted for its use: children and the elderly.

What you can be sure of, however, is that if you get the flu shot you’ll be injected with an extensive list of hazardous ingredients, many of which have ties to Alzheimer’s Disease in the elderly and Autism in children.

As an alternative to the flu shot, plenty of information is available describing the benefits of sunlight and vitamin D as true preventative aides.

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