Saturday, July 18, 2009

More Flu Shot Hysteria

While the government is planning to do this:
WHO - Vaccinate Health Care Workers, Pregnant Women, School Aged Children First

Here's one example of what actually happens:
Flu Shots Put Children in the Hospital

"The results showed that youngsters who had received the flu vaccine had three times the risk of hospitalization, as compared to children who had not received the vaccine. For kids with asthma, there was even a higher riskĀŠ"

At the 105th International Conference of the American Thoracic Society recently held in San Diego, researchers presented a study showing that the flu vaccine - widely touted as a "must have" for children with chronic illnesses - isn't effective in preventing influenza-related hospitalizations in children, especially ones with asthma. But here's the most damning evidence that flu shots aren't the safe, helpful vaccine the Centers for Disease Control ( CDC) and other government agencies claim: the researchers also found that children who get the flu vaccine are more at risk for hospitalization than their peers who do not get the vaccine.

It is still very unclear to me, watching this very slow-moving wave of claimed H1N1 "Swine Flu epidemic" spreading around the world -- so it is claimed -- if the actual mortality where so far only a few hundreds of people have died over many months, if these are cases which ordinary influenza would have claimed anyhow.  Tens of thousands of people, young and old, die from various kinds of influenza every year, just within North America.  How many of those are among the weakest and most immune deficient of our population, suffering from other conditions and problems before the flu claimed to have hit them.  Nor is it clear if they died from the virus, or the medications being given to the flu patients, as seen in so many other 20th Century maladies, and for which the medical professoin as a whole has better hesitant to openly confront and take responsibility for.  There is, practically speaking, nearly NO scientific criticism possible agianst the policy wonks in Washington DC, who proclaim this and that about science and nature with no more concern for authentic scientific evidence than the Pope had for Galileo, or the FDA had for Reich.   Be forewarned.  Official Junk Science on the march.    J.D.

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