Flu Vaccines Are The Greatest Quackery
Ever Pushed in The History of Medicine
Prepare to have your world rocked. What youre about to read
here will leave you astonished, inspired and outraged all at the
same time. Youre about to be treated to some little-known
information demonstrating why seasonal flu vaccines are utterly
worthless and why their continued promotion is based entirely on
fabricated studies and medical mythology.
If the whole world knew what youre about to read here,
the vaccine industry would collapse overnight.
This information comes to you courtesy of a brilliant article
published in The Atlantic (November 2009). The article, written
by Shannon Brownlee and Jeanne Lenzer, isnt just brilliant;
in my opinion it stands as the best article on flu vaccines that
has ever been published in the popular press. Entitled Does the
vaccine matter?, it presents some of the most eye-opening information
youve probably ever read about the failure of flu vaccines.
You can read the full article here: http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/2009
Perhaps its impressive narrative shouldnt be too surprising,
though, since writer Shannon Brownlee is also the celebrated author
of a phenomenal book on modern medicine entitled Overtreated:
Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer (http://www.naturalpedia.com/book_Ov
While Ive never done this before, Im going to summarize
this article point by point (along with some comments) so that
you get the full force of whats finally been put into print.
This information is so important that I encourage you to share
the following summary Ive put together. Email it to family,
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a link and proper credit to both NaturalNews and The Atlantic,
please). Get this information out to the world. People need to
know this, and so far the mainstream media has utterly failed
to make this information known.
(The really good information begins after around a dozen bullet
points, so be sure to keep reading
Does the vaccine matter?
What follows is my point-by-point summary of this groundbreaking
article by Shannon Brownlee, originally published in The Atlantic.
My opinion statements are shown in brackets and italics.
Vaccination is the core strategy of the U.S. governments
plan to combat the swine flu.
The U.S. government has spent roughly $3 billion stockpiling
vaccines and anti-viral drugs.
The CDC is recommending that 159 million Americans receive
a swine flu vaccine injection (as soon as possible).
What if vaccines dont work? More and more researchers
are skeptical about whether they do.
Seasonal flu (thats the regular flu) currently kills
an estimated 36,000 people each year in the United States. [But
most people who die are already suffering from existing diseases
such as asthma.]
Most colds arent really caused by the
flu virus. As few as 7 or 8 percent (and at most, 50 percent)
of colds have an influenza origin. There are more than 200 viruses
and pathogens that can cause influenza-like illnesses
(and therefore be easily mistaken for the flu).
Viruses mutate with amazing speed, meaning that each years
circulating influenza is genetically different from the previous
The vaccine for each upcoming flu season is formulated
by health experts taking a guess [a wild guess, at times] about
what strain of influenza might be most likely to circulate in
The 1918 Spanish Flu infected roughly one-third of the
world population and killed at least 40 million.
In the U.S., the Presidents Council of Advisors
on Science and Technology predicted that H1N1 influenza could
infect up to one-half of the U.S. population and kill 90,000 Americans.
[Keep reading, the good part is coming...]
Of those who have died from the Swine Flu in the U.S.,
roughly 70 percent were already diseased with some serious underlying
condition such as asthma or AIDS.
Public health officials consider vaccines to be their
first and best weapon against influenza. Vaccines helped eradicate
smallpox and polio. [I don't agree with that assessment. Vaccines
did relatively little compared to improvements in public sanitation.]
Each year, 100 million Americans get vaccinated, and vaccines
remain a staple of public health policy in the United
Why the research is bogus
Because researchers cant exactly pin down who has
influenza and who doesnt, the research conducted on the
effectiveness of vaccines simply calculates the death rate from
all causes among those who take the vaccine vs. those who dont.
[This includes deaths from accidents, heart attacks, medications,
car wrecks and everything.]
These studies show a dramatic difference between
the death rates of those who get the vaccines vs. those who dont.
People who get vaccinated have significantly lower death rates
[from ALL causes, and herein lies the problem...].
Flu shot propaganda cites these studies, telling people
that if they get their flu shots every year, they will have a
significantly reduced chance of dying. But this is extremely misleading
Critics question the logic of these studies: As it turns
out, compared to the number of deaths from all causes, the number
of people killed by influenza is quite small. According to the
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, deaths
from influenza account for at most 10 percent of
the total deaths during the flu season (and this includes all
indirect deaths aggravated by the flu).
This brings up a hugely important dilemma: If influenza
only accounts for roughly 10 percent of all deaths during the
flu season, how could an influenza vaccine reduce total deaths
by 50 percent? (As is claimed by the vaccine manufacturers.) [It
doesn't add up. Even if the vaccines were 100% effective, they
should only reduce the total death rates by 10%, given that only
10% of the total deaths are caused by influenza.]
Heres a direct quote from the story: Tom Jefferson,
a physician based in Rome and the head of the Vaccines Field at
the Cochrane Collaboration, a highly respected international network
of researchers who appraise medical evidence, says: For
a vaccine to reduce mortality by 50 percent and up to 90 percent
in some studies means it has to prevent deaths not just from influenza,
but also from falls, fires, heart disease, strokes, and car accidents.
Thats not a vaccine, thats a miracle. [Emphasis
The failure of cohort studies
So how do the vaccine companies come up with this 50%
reduction in death rate statistic? Through cohort studies.
Cohort studies compare the death rates of large groups
of people who received the vaccine to large groups of people who
did NOT receive the vaccine. But theres a fatal flaw in
this approach: People self-select for vaccinations. And what kind
of people? As it turns out: People who take more precautions with
[Thus, you automatically have a situation where the more
health-cautious people are getting the vaccines because they THINK
it's good for them. Meanwhile all the masses of people who don't
give a darn about their health tend to skip the seasonal flu vaccines.
And these people tend to not take very good of their health in
lots of other ways. In other words, in terms of the masses, people
who get vaccines are more likely to avoid junk food and live a
more health-cautious lifestyle. This explains the differences
in the death rates between the two groups! It has nothing to do
with the vaccine...]
There is extreme cult-like peer pressure put
on doctors and researchers to swallow the vaccine mythology without
question. Quoted from the story: Lisa Jackson, a physician and
senior investigator with the Group Health Research Center, in
Seattle, began wondering aloud to colleagues if maybe something
was amiss with the estimate of 50 percent mortality reduction
for people who get flu vaccine, the response she got sounded more
like doctrine than science. People told me, No good
can come of [asking] this, she says. Potentially
a lot of bad could happen for me professionally by raising
any criticism that might dissuade people from getting vaccinated,
because of course, We know that vaccine works. This
was the prevailing wisdom. [In other words, don't dare question
the vaccine, and don't ask tough scientific questions because
the vaccine industry runs on dogma, not science... and if you
ask any questions, you might find yourself out of a job...].
[Here's where the really good part begins...]
Lisa Jackson was not deterred. She and three other researchers
began to study the widely-quoted vaccine statistics in an attempt
to identify this healthy user effect, if any. They
looked through eight years of medical data covering 72,000 people
aged 65 or older and recorded who received flu shots and who didnt.
Then they compared the death rates for all causes outside the
The vaccine made no difference in mortality
What she found blows a hole right through the vaccination
industry: She found that even outside the flu season, the death
rate was 60 percent higher among those who did not get vaccines
than among those who do. [In other words, even when you take the
flu season completely out of the equation, elderly people who
don't get vaccines have other lifestyle factors that makes them
far more likely to die from lots of other causes.]
She also found that this so-called healthy user
effect explains the entire apparent benefit that continues
to be attributed to vaccines. This finding demonstrates that the
flu vaccine may not have any beneficial effect whatsoever in reducing
How well done were these particular studies? Quoted from
the story: Jacksons papers are beautiful, says
Lone Simonsen, who is a professor of global health at George Washington
University, in Washington, D.C., and an internationally recognized
expert in influenza and vaccine epidemiology. They are classic
studies in epidemiology, they are so carefully done.
Many pro-vaccine experts simply refused to believe the
results of this study [because it conflicts with their existing
belief in vaccine mythology]. The Journal of the American Medical
Association refused to publish her research, even stating, To
accept these results would be to say that the earth is flat!
[Which just goes to show you how deeply ingrained the current
vaccine mythology is in the minds of conventional medical practitioners.
They simply cannot imagine that vaccines don't work, so they dismiss
any evidence -- even GOOD evidence -- demonstrating that fact.
This is what makes the vaccine industry a CULT rather than a science.]
Jacksons papers were finally published in 2006,
in the International Journal of Epidemiology.
[And here's the really, really juicy part you can't miss...]
Vaccine shortage proves it never worked in the first place
The history of the flu vaccine reveals some huge gaps
in current vaccination mythology, essentially proving they dont
For example: In 2004, vaccine production was low and there
was a shortage in vaccines (a 40 percent reduction in vaccinations).
And yet mortality rates did not rise during the flu season. [Clearly,
if vaccines actually worked, then a year when the vaccine wasn't
even administered to 40% of the people who normally get it should
have resulted in a huge and statistically significant increase
in mortality. It should have spiked the death rates and filled
the morgues... but it didn't. You know why? Because flu vaccines
don't work in the first place.]
In the history of flu vaccines, there were two years in
which the formulated flu vaccine was a total mismatch to the widely-circulating
influenza that made people sick. These years were 1968 and 1997.
In both of these years, the vaccine was a completely mismatch
for the circulating virus. In effect, nobody was vaccinated! [Knowing
this, if the vaccine itself was effective at reducing death rates,
then we should have once again seen a huge spike in the death
rates during these two years, right? Seriously, if the vaccine
reduces death rates by 50% as is claimed by vaccine manufacturers,
then these two years in which the vaccine completely missed the
mark should have seen huge spikes in the winter death rates, right?
But what really happened was... nothing. Not a blip. Not a spike.
Nothing. The death rates didn't rise at all.]
If vaccines really worked to save lives, then the more
people you vaccinate, the lower death rates you should see, right?
But thats not the case. Back in 1989, only 15 percent of
over-65 people got vaccinated against the flu. But today, thanks
to the big vaccine push, over 65 percent are vaccinated. And yet,
amazingly, death rates among the elderly have not gone down during
the flu season. In fact, theyve gone up!
When vaccine promoters (and CDC officials) are challenged
about the 50 percent mortality reduction myth, they
invoke dogmatic language and attack the messenger. They are simply
not willing to consider the possibility that flu vaccines simply
Scientists who question the vaccine mythology are routinely
shunned by the medical establishment. Tom Jefferson from the Cochrane
Collaboration is an epidemiologist who questions the claimed benefits
of flu vaccines. The reaction [against Jefferson] has been
so dogmatic and even hysterical that youd think he was advocating
stealing babies said a colleague (Majumdar).
Jefferson is one of the worlds best-informed researchers
on the flu vaccine. He leads a team of researchers who have examined
hundreds of vaccine studies. To quote directly from the article:
The vast majority of the studies were deeply flawed, says Jefferson.
Rubbish is not a scientific term, but I think its
the term that applies [to these studies].
[And here's the real kicker that demonstrates why flu vaccines
Flu vaccines only work on people who dont need
Vaccines supposedly work by introducing a
weakened viral strain that causes the immune system to respond
by building influenza antibodies. However, as Jefferson points
out, only healthy people produce a good antibody response to the
vaccine. And yet it is precisely the unhealthy people the
ones who have a poor immune response to the vaccine who
are most at risk of being harmed or killed by influenza. But the
vaccines dont work in them!
[In other words -- get this -- flu vaccines only "work"
in people who don't need them!]
[At the same time, it's also accurate to say that vaccines
don't work at all in the very people who theoretically could benefit
from them. They only produce antibodies in people who already
have such a strong immune response that they don't need the vaccine
in the first place.]
Jefferson has called for randomized, placebo-controlled
studies of the vaccines. But vaccine pushers are resisting these
clinical trials! They call the trials unethical [but,
in reality, they know that a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled
study would reveal the complete failure of flu vaccines, and they
will do anything to prevent such a trial from happening. Don't
you find it amazing that drug pushers and vaccine advocates claim
they have "science" on their side, but they won't submit
their vaccines to any real science at all?]
[No placebo-controlled studies have ever been conducted
on flu vaccines because the industry says they would be "unethical."
So where do these people get off claiming their vaccines work
at all? The whole industry is based on fabricated statistics that
are provably false... and the injections continue, year after
year, with absolutely no benefit to public health whatsoever...]
Why anti-viral drugs dont work either
On the anti-viral drug front, hospitals are urged to hand
out prescriptions for Tamiflu and Relenza to almost anyone who
is symptomatic, whether they actually have swine flu or not. Concern
is growing about the emergence of drug-resistant strains of swine
flu. Flu can become resistant to Tamiflu in a matter of
says one researcher.
In 2005, the U.S. government spent $1.8 billion to stockpile
antiviral drugs for the military. This decision was made during
the time when Donald Rumsfeld was Defense Secretary. Rumsfeld
also held millions of dollars worth of stock in Gilead Sciences,
the company that holds the patent on Tamiflu. That company saw
its stock price rise 50 percent following the governments
stockpiling purchase of Tamiflu.
The evidence supporting Tamiflus anti-viral benefits
is flimsy at best. Even worse, as many as one in five children
taking Tamiflu experience neuropsychiatric side effects including
hallucinations and suicidal behavior. [In other words, your kid
might be "tripping out" on some bad Tamiflu...]
Tamiflu is already linked to 50 deaths of children in
Japan. Cause of death? Heart failure.
The evidence supporting Tamiflu is based on cohort studies,
just like the vaccines, which may distort or exaggerate the apparent
benefits of the drug.
Even supporters of Tamiflu admit its never been
proven to help. A CDC official says that randomized trials to
determine the effectiveness of Tamiflu would be unethical.
In all, neither vaccines nor anti-viral drugs have any
reliable evidence that they work against influenza at all. Both
are being promoted based entirely on pure wishful thinking, not
The history of pharmaceutical medicine is littered with
other examples of drugs that doctors knew worked but
which later turned out to harm or kill patients. [All along, the
proper scientific studies were avoided because, hey, if you already
know everything, why bother conducting any actual science to prove
The hype about vaccines provides a false sense of security,
taking away attention from other things that really do work to
prevent influenza deaths. Thats why, except for hand
washing, virtually no advice has been offered to the public
on preventing influenza beyond vaccines and anti-viral drugs.
Concluding quote from the author: By being afraid
to do the proper studies now, we may be condemning ourselves to
using treatments based on illusion and faith rather than sound
A recap of these astonishing points
Lets recap what we just learned here (because its
There have been no placebo-controlled studies on flu vaccines
because the vaccine pushers say such clinical trials would be
unethical. Thus, there is actually no hard scientific
evidence that they work at all.
The 50 percent reduction in mortality statistic
thats tossed around by vaccine pushers is a total fabrication
based on rubbish studies (cohort studies).
Scrutinizing the existing studies that claim to support
vaccines reveals that flu vaccines simply dont work. And
when vaccines arent available or the formulation is wrong,
theres no spike in death rates, indicating quite conclusively
that these vaccines offer no reduction in mortality.
Flu vaccines only produce antibodies in people who dont
need vaccines. At the same time, they fail to produce antibodies
in people who are most vulnerable to flu. Thus, vaccines only
work in people who dont need them.
The entire flu vaccine industry is run like a cult, with
dogma ruling over science. Anyone who asks tough, scientific questions
is immediately branded a heretic. No one is allowed to question
the status quo. (So much for evidence-based medicine,
As you can see from all this, the flu vaccine is pure quackery.
Those who administer vaccines are, by inference, QUACKS. They
claim to have scientific minds, and yet they are the most gullible
of all: They will believe almost anything if its published
in a medical journal, even if its complete quackery.
Today, countless doctors, nurses and pharmacists across North
America and around the world are pushing a medically worthless,
scientifically-fabricated chemical injection that offers absolutely
no benefit to public health
and yet theyre convinced
its highly effective! It just goes to show you how easy
it is to brainwash people in the field of conventional medicine.
Theyve abandoned real science long ago, you know. Now the
whole industry is just run on the momentum of dogmatic arrogance
and the illusion of authority. From the CDC and FDA on down to
the local pharmacist at the corner store, the American medical
system is run by some seemingly smart people who have been brainwashed
into become full-fledged members of the Cult of Pharmacology where
vaccine mythology overrules real science.
The vaccine industry is perhaps the greatest medical scam ever
pulled off in the history of the world. Dont fall for it.
And dont forget to read the full article in The Atlantic
by Shannon Brownlee: http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/2009
Why people get vaccinated: Superstition
Reading everything youve read here, you might wonder: Why
do people get vaccinated at all?
The reason is because no one knows whether they work or not,
so people keep on taking them just in case. Its
exactly the kind of superstitious ritual that science-minded
skeptics rail against on a regular basis
course, it involves their vaccines, in which case superstition
is all okay.
People take vaccines for the same reason they rub a rabbits
foot. Its a good luck ritual that may or may not work, but
no one really knows. And besides, whats the harm in it?
Personally, Id rather get some vitamin D and have a healthy,
functioning immune system. But for those who prefer to play the
lotto, gamble in Vegas or bet their lives on medical superstitions,
flu vaccines are readily available.
So what are you waiting for? Shoot up a few flu vaccines, rub
your lucky rabbits foot, then spin around clockwise seven
times and you, too, may be able to generate enough luck to avoid
the flu this winter.
full list of h1n1 vaccine ingredients, alerts and warnings.
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