Did We Get Lied To About The Flu?

One issue that confuses many is the CDC annually saying that in the US about 36,000 people die from the seasonal flu. People naturally wonder if so many die yearly from the regular flu why are we making so much of the Coronavirus which has claimed less than one thousand so far.

Well, that's because the government has been lying to you for years. And they're just hoping you haven't realized it.

A letter that appears on Department of Health website says US data on influenza deaths are "false and misleading." They say the CDC doesn't acknowledge a difference between flu death and flu associated death yet uses the terms interchangeably. Additionally, there are significant statistical incompatibilities between official estimates and national vital statistics data. "Compounding these problems is a marketing of fear—a CDC communications strategy in which medical experts 'predict dire outcomes' during flu seasons in order to push people into getting the flu vaccine.

Between 1979 and 2002, NCHS data show an average 1348 flu deaths per year.

But at the 2004 "National Influenza Vaccine Summit," co-sponsored by CDC and the American Medical Association, Glen Nowak, associate director for communications at the NIP, spoke on using the media to boost demand for the vaccine. One step of a "Seven-Step `Recipe' for Generating Interest in, and Demand for, Flu (or any other) Vaccination" occurs when "medical experts and public health authorities publicly...state concern and alarm (and predict dire outcomes)—and urge influenza vaccination" (www.ama-assn.org/ama1/pub/upload/mm/36/2004_flu_nowak.pdf). Another step entails "continued reports...that influenza is causing severe illness and/or affecting lots of people, helping foster the perception that many people are susceptible to a bad case of influenza." Preceding the summit, demand had been low early into the 2003 flu season. "At that point, the manufacturers were telling us that they weren't receiving a lot of orders for vaccine for use in November or even December," recalled Dr Nowak on National Public Radio. "It really did look like we needed to do something to encourage people to get a flu shot."

Department of Health website.

Comments

  1. ditto for the Covid 19 stats—see last several articles by Barnhardt

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  2. A problem is that those who would serve the nation best do not want to expose their families and themselves to deep searches and lies and gossip and mob-doxing.

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  3. Yeah, they should tell the truth and stick to the facts. Get the vaccine anyway. Fear marketing or not. Twenty-one years ago my perfectly healthy 43 year old spouse caught the seasonal flu and spent nine weeks in the hospital. Four of those weeks were on a ventilator. The flu led to a cascade of illnesses and complications that devastated our lives. I would not wish those days on anyone. Don't gamble with having multiple disabilities afterwards and a quarter of a million dollar hospital bill (not all of it covered by insurance.)

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