CDC Grossly Exaggerated Flu Deaths Designed to Market Vaccine
Have you read or heard that there are an estimated 36,000 deaths in the United States, each year from the flu? Did you see the newest propaganda from the CDC citing the 78,000 excepted flu deaths?
“[This number differs] wildly from the sober tallies recorded on death certificates — by law, every certificate must show a cause — and reported by the official agencies that collect and keep vital statistics.”
“According to the National Vital Statistics System in the U.S., for example, annual flu deaths in 2010 amounted to just 500 per year…”And even that number could be too high.
A British Medical Journal study has revealed that the number of people confirmed as having the flu virus is grossly exaggerated by the U.S. government.
“Only about 15-20 percent of people who come down with flu-like symptoms have the influenza virus — the other 80-85 percent actually caught rhinovirus or other germs that are indistinguishable from the true flu without laboratory tests, which are rarely done.”
During the 2003 flu season ‘the manufacturers were telling us that they weren’t receiving a lot of orders for vaccine,’ Dr. Glen Nowak, associate director for communications at CDC’s National Immunization Program, told National Public Radio.
“The CDC’s decision to play up flu deaths dates back a decade when it realized the public wasn’t following its advice on the flu vaccine.
‘It really did look like we needed to do something to encourage people to get a flu shot.’”
…despite the evidence that the influenza virus is responsible for only a small number of cases of flu-like symptoms (aka “influenza-like illness”).
Almost 2 decades of deceit
“[According to CDC statistics], ‘influenza and pneumonia’ took 62,034 lives in 2001—61,777 of which were attributable to pneumonia and 257 to flu, and in only 18 cases was the flu virus positively identified.”“Are US flu death figures more PR than science?”(BMJ 2005; 331:1412):
You see, the CDC has created one overall category that combines both flu and pneumonia deaths. Why do they do this? Because they disingenuously assume that the pneumonia deaths are complications stemming from the flu.
This is an absurd assumption. Pneumonia has a number of causes.
But even worse, in all the flu and pneumonia deaths, only 18 revealed the presence of an influenza virus.
Therefore, the CDC could not say, with assurance, that more than 18 people died of influenza in 2001. Not 36,000 deaths. 18 deaths.
“The CDC unabashedly decided to create a mass market for the flu vaccine by enlisting the media into panicking the public. An obedient and unquestioning media obliged by hyping the numbers, and 10 years later it is obliging still.”
From a 2009 report published in “Clinical Evidence”, of the British Medical Journal (BMJ), Tom Jefferson found that the portion of influenza-like illness that is caused by the influenza virus maybe just 7 percent of cases. And therefore, the influenza virus is actually a rare cause of influenza-like illness (ILI).
Unfortunately, even though the data that Jefferson and his team at Cochrane have been analyzing for the past two decades has continued to support their findings on the (lack of) impact of influenza vaccines on ILI, their research is being ignored and was actually removed from the BMJ website.
In a 2018 article on the Cochrane website, Jefferson writes:
“We await to see whether anyone has the interest or the courage to develop effective ways to control upper respiratory viral syndromes. Meanwhile, our reviews will remain as a testimonial to the scientific failure of industry and governments to address the most important clinical outcomes for patients.”
- Source: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/lawrence-solomon/death-by-influenza_b_4661442.html
- Source: https://community.cochrane.org/news/why-have-three-long-running-cochrane-reviews-influenza-vaccines-been-stabilised
- Source: https://vaccine.guide/misconduct/marketing/increasing-uptake-of-influenza-vaccination/