CDC Caught Red-Handed Exaggerating Flu Cases and Deaths

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医療イメージOne of the many side effects of the government putting itself into the flu vaccine business is that it is not providing honest statistics.

In October 2013, nineteen-year-old Chandler Webb of Utah received a flu shot. A week later, he slipped into a coma. A month later—after his brain swelled so severely that it crushed his brainstem—he died. His mother attributes his death to the flu shot.

This is, of course, what scientists call “anecdotal evidence.” Even murkier is the potential brain or neurological damage to millions of children and adults from the mercury used as a flu shot preservative.

Clearly it would help to have honest flu case, flu mortality, and damage statistics to help sort out these complicated issues. Unfortunately, we aren’t getting them.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has claimed that over 200,000 Americans are hospitalized and 36,000 die from the flu each year. However, Dr. Joseph Mercola’s investigation of inflated flu shot statistics revealed that the hospitalization estimate includes not just those who are hospitalized with flu, but for pneumonia, respiratory, and even heart conditions.

The CDC’s annual hospitalization statistic is untrustworthy for another startling reason. The CDC’s 2012 to 2013 season analysis states that it determines its flu-associated hospitalization rates from the data provided by the Emerging Infections Program (EIP). However, the EIP only reports hospitalizations for which a laboratory test confirms a flu diagnosis. The CDC then calls this underreporting, and “adjusts” for it by applying a “hospitalization underreporting multiplier” of 2.7. This means for every real, documented case of influenza, the CDC multiplies it by nearly three.

The same shoddy statistics apply to flu deaths. For example, just 500 Americans died from flu in 2010 (the most recent year for which data was available). The grossly inflated “36,000” number likely comes from the CDC’s lumping of flu and pneumonia together, although most pneumonia deaths “are unrelated to influenza.” In many cases, pneumonia is caused by bacteria, not a virus, which is one reason there is a separate pneumonia vaccine. Currently, the CDC states that 169 children died from the flu during the 2012 to 2013 season, and that twenty have died so far during the 2013 to 2014 season. Based on the CDC’s statistical sleight of hand, we don’t know yet if these numbers are accurate. It is also worth noting that whatever deaths occurred might have been prevented by adequate vitamin D supplementation before the illness, and/or adequate vitamin A supplementation, especially at the onset of illness.

It’s no secret that the CDC exaggerates flu hospitalization and death numbers to scare Americans into getting the flu shot. Glen Nowak, former communications director for the CDC’s National Immunization Program, openly admitted to this during a 2004 presentation to the AMA. Although the presentation has been removed from the AMA’s website (most likely due to its incriminatory nature), other websites have archived it.

Of particular interest is Nowak’s plan (he even calls it a “recipe”) to increase vaccination rates. Medical experts and public health authorities are encouraged to:

  • Express concern and alarm publicly (e.g., in the media), predict dire outcomes, and urge influenza vaccination;
  • Frame the flu season in terms that motivate behavior (e.g., using phrases like “very severe,” “more severe than last or past years,” “deadly”);
  • Help foster the perception that many people are susceptible to a base case of influenza, by using continued reports from health officials and media that influenza is causing severe illness and/or affecting lots of people; and
  • Show photographs of children and the families of those affected coming forward to get vaccinated.

The CDC would apparently like you to believe that if everyone just got the flu shot, there would be no more tragic deaths. They seem to support efforts to force all healthcare workers to get it or lose their jobs, and of schools and youth programs to require it.

But the flu shot only works on a small percentage of the “flu-like” viruses circulating every season. And even when faced against the flu strains that its designed to protect against, the flu shot is, at best, only about 62% effective. As we reported last year, that figure is misleading—it’s 62% effective against type A and B and H1N1 flu, but doesn’t protect at all against norovirus and whooping cough. Worse, only 2.7% of all adults get type A or B or H1N1 influenza, and of them, the vaccine will fail 38% of the time, which means it really benefits only about 1.8% of the population. In addition, there’s evidence that the more you get an annual flu shot, the less effective it will be.

So why does the CDC keep pushing flu vaccination so hard, even to the point of cooking the numbers, especially when the flu shot doesn’t even work that well? No one can say for sure, but the problem appears to us to be the huge conflict of interest that the government has gotten into by becoming a partner with the vaccine industry.

Sometimes, as in the case of Gardasil, the government itself is involved in the vaccine’s development and grants a license to a vaccine maker for its own profit. The government then reviews the product for safety and efficacy, subsidizes its manufacture, and recommends to state governments whether to mandate it. The government officials who make these “partnerships” happen are often richly rewarded with lucrative positions, as detailed in the book Crony Capitalism in America 2008–2012 by ANH-USA board president Hunter Lewis. Julie Gerberding, who brought the Gardasil vaccine to market as head of the CDC, later became president of Merck’s vaccine division.

As you may have noticed, chain pharmacies like CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart are also eager to milk the flu shot cash cow, going to great lengths to persuade customers to get the shot. For example, CVS offers a 20% off shopping pass for each flu shot your family receives. It’s unclear how much these stores make from each $25 to $32 flu shot, but the Wall Street Journal estimates profit margins to be 30% to 50%.

The CDC’s phony vaccine statistics are just the tip of a much larger scandal. If the government is to evaluate vaccines honestly, it needs to get out of the business of making them.

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  • mike J. Alexander

    What about other vaccines like shingles and pneumonia

  • Ann Morris Cockrell

    As a BIOLOGIST by degree and a science teacher for 34 1/2 yrs, I am concerned about the number of neurological problems like ADHA, autism, lowered IQ, etc that I see as a teacher.

    It seems that the brain swells when giving avaccine especially with all the EXTRAS that are put in to PRESERVE the vial so that 20 or so “SHOTS” can be given from one vial of vaccine.

    I am concerned that the profit bottomline is beginning to rule our FDA; EPA, etc. THIS MUST STOP ! US citizens have the right to know the real numbers

    The government & pharm business SHOULD be separate ! ! THANKS

  • Ann Morris Cockrell

    As a BIOLOGIST by degree and a science teacher for 34 1/2 yrs, I am concerned about the increasing number of neurological problems that I see in the classroom like ADHD, autism, reading problems,, lowered IQ.

    It seems that the BRAIN SWELLS when a person receives a vaccine ESPECIALLY with all the EXTRAS that are placed in the vaccine to preserve the vial so that as many as 20 shots can be
    givien.

    I am concerned the the profit bottom line is beginning to affect the answers & numbers about
    the true numbers of people ill with various diseases which rules the the FDA, EPA.

    The government and pharm business should NOT be connected. THANKS,

  • Ann Morris Cockrell

    As a BIOLOGIST by degree and a science teacher for 34 1/2 yrs, I am concerned about the increasing number of neurological problems that I see in the classroom like ADHD, autism, reading problems,, lowered IQ.

    It seems that the BRAIN SWELLS when a person receives a vaccine ESPECIALLY with all the EXTRAS that are placed in the vaccine to preserve the vial so that as many as 20 shots can be
    givien.

    I am concerned the the profit bottom line is beginning to affect the answers & numbers about
    the true numbers of people ill with various diseases which rules the the FDA, EPA.

    The government and pharm business should NOT be connected. THANKS,

  • Ann Morris Cockrell

    As a BIOLOGIST by degree and a science teacher for 34 1/2 yrs, I am concerned about the number of neurological problems like ADHA, autism, lowered IQ, etc that I see as a teacher.

    It seems that the brain swells when giving avaccine especially with all the EXTRAS that are put in to PRESERVE the vial so that 20 or so “SHOTS” can be given from one vial of vaccine.

    I am concerned that the profit bottomline is beginning to rule our FDA; EPA, etc. THIS MUST STOP ! US citizens have the right to know the real numbers

    The government & pharm business SHOULD be separate ! ! Yes, I duplicated my
    comments for all three groups. THANKS

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  • Charles Meyer

    We must focus on the health and welfare of the People as our first priority, and then at the monetary considerations. Let’s not let excessive profits take precedence over the health, wealth and happiness of “We the People”.

  • Ann Morris Cockrell

    As a science teacher of 34 1/2 years and a biologist by degree I am concerned about the number of neurological problems like ADHA, autism, lowered IQ, etc that I see as a teacher.

    It seems that the brain swells when giving avaccine especially with all the EXTRAS that are put in to PRESERVE the vial so that 20 or so “SHOTS” can be given from one vial of vaccine.

    I am concerned that the profit bottomline is beginning to rule our FDA; EPA, etc. THIS MUST STOP ! US citizens have the right to know the real numbers

    The government & pharm business SHOULD be separate ! ! THANKS

  • Ann Morris Cockrell

    The government and BIG pharm should be separate.
    As a BIOLOGIST by degree and a science teacher for 34 1/2 yrs, I am concerned about the increasing number of neurological problems that I see in the classroom like ADHD, autism, reading problems,, lowered IQ.

    It seems that the BRAIN SWELLS when a person receives a vaccine ESPECIALLY with all the EXTRAS that are placed in the vaccine to preserve the vial so that as many as 20 shots can be
    givien.

    I am concerned the the profit bottom line is beginning to affect the answers & numbers about
    the true numbers of people ill with various diseases which rules the the FDA, EPA.

    • LaRae Anderson

      Very well stated Anne Morris Cockrell! It’s all about the profit bottom line!

  • I am concerned the the profit bottom line is beginning to affect the answers & numbers about
    the true numbers of people ill with various diseases which rules the the FDA, EPA.

    As a BIOLOGIST by degree and a science teacher for 34 1/2 yrs, I am concerned about the increasing number of neurological problems that I see in the classroom like ADHD, autism, reading problems,, lowered IQ.

    It seems that the BRAIN SWELLS when a person receives a vaccine ESPECIALLY with all the EXTRAS that are placed in the vaccine to preserve the vial so that as many as 20 shots can be
    givien

  • CDC caught Red Handed exaggerating Flu Vaccine stats (Feb 25/14). I have had Type I diabetes for 44 years and do not believe in vaccines, especially for Flu. Our Medical Profession use drugs for everything, it seems, and I have lost faith in them for not considering other modalities i.e. natural cures and treatments. They are good at surgery, but I believe they are controlled by the Pharmaceutical companies for everything else. Not good enough!!!

  • Searching for answers

    With a little bit of mercury in each H1N1 shot (amongst other adjuvents), Shame on these bureaucrats for promoting people end up with an immature, underdeveloped immune system for not a very good reason.

  • Kevin Leo

    I haven’t had a flu shot in 40 years and am healthy. You may want to try homeopathic remedies which I do and they are sooooo much less expensive. Also do not drink the water, distilled is better if one does not have access to a mountain spring.

  • Rick Baldwin

    The CDC is like any other morally corrupt business,they’ll do anything for power & money.

  • I have never had a flu shot in my life and do not intend to. Many much older than I, in their 80’s, also do not get flu shots or take medications. Just visited with a couple who work in the medical field recently and they were in shock as if they had never heard of such a thing. I wsh this type of info get into main stream media, in spite of Big Pharma.

  • Donnamae Grannemann

    I appreciate hearing about these issues. I won’t take a flu shot anyway, as I don’t need any more mercury in my body. It is too bad they feel called to exaggerate on such important and crucial issues as our health.

  • Scott

    My wife went for a physical exam; nothing wrong and she is disgustingly healthy. They decided she needed a tetanus shot and although she expressed concern and hesitation, they gave it to her anyway. A day later she came down with a fever, stiff neck, and was not feeling well. This kept getting worse until she had trouble sleeping and could not move her neck and was having headaches. In the past 25 years she has never had anything like this. Multiple attempts to contact the doctor have failed and messages are not returned. We can’t even find out anything about the actual shot she was given! Three weeks later she is slowly recovering but is disgusted with the whole experience.
    Ever try to try to figure out how to report something like this thru VAERS?! It’s ridiculous – no wonder there are no accurate figures. But that is just the way BigPharma and their lapdog the FDA want it. I have little hope it will get any better.

    • Retired Larry

      Keep up the good work. We have to keep trying to reach as many people as possible with facts.

    • Jean Leclair

      I had a tetanus shot in the fall of 2012. I was there for my yearly physical. Not a week later I started having symptoms of what I thought was bronchitis. My daughter who is RN mentioned it was not bronchitis but Whooping Cough. They had giving me the Three -one- shot. I had this shot when I first started school when I was little, and I ended up with whooping cough. They never asked if I was allergic to any part of this shot or anything else. This just shows they don’t care. I also had colon cancer back in 2009. I came through it with no problems or having to have chemo or radiation. This was one doctor that knew what he was doing. I had gone to an Oncolgist and he wanted to start chemo that day. I told him no way and got a second opinion. I have never felt any better. Thank God for his part in it.
      Jean

    • Shelley Tzorfas

      The Tetanus shot is just in case she stepped on a rusty nail laden with horse manure and the wound did NOT bleed. It is said that if it bleeds-one cannot get tetanus. As far as what I know after many readings, there are hardly any Tetanus shots. They are actually DPaT shots mixed together. That is Diptheria, Tetanus and Pertussis;Whooping Cough.. Spread by the vaccine

  • It is no accident that flu peaks in February when the least amount of sunshine is present. A strong immune system requires sufficient Vitamin D. I’m 78 and don’t get the flu or colds. My Vit D level is 75 ng’s average American is 25 ng’s. The cellular complexity of the human body is beyond our comprehension in many ways, but understanding a basic precept that nutrient deficiencies will be expressed by disease states including brain malfunction should motivate everyone to reject dead food and embrace good nutritional habits which exclude trace toxins from factory processed food products including our factory animal meat sources who rely on antibiotics and drugs to maximize the profitability of the operation. My video “N2E+ for Life” explains how everyone should embrace a life style that has the potential for everyone to live into their
    90’s and beyond. It is being done today by those living in the Blue Zone. Google Dr. Leslie Matthews and discover his work with brain nutrients. Visit http://www.spectracell.com and learn about the “30 nutrient test”. My video “Hello Sunshine, Primer on Vitamin
    D” is available at Amazon as well as the N2E+ for Life video. Nutrient deficiencies abound in the US especially Vitamin D. We have had a major cultural shift over the last half century that has accelerated our downward health spiral. Google my article “Autism Crisis N2E”.
    Thomas A. Braun N2E Health Education Institute, LLC

    • Leslie Payne

      People in the Northern hemisphere in winter don’t realize the value of Vitamin D. My levels were so low a while back, I had to have megadoses of it to bring it back up. My muscles were feeling very weak and aching in joints. Taking Vit. D has improved my life immensely.

  • Bil Posey

    We all knew there was trouble in Capitalism City. What a shame. I agree, eat an organic plant based diet, some organic meat and most ills will go away. My wife and I are eating almost 100% organic, small amount of organic meat very difficult to accomplish, for almost one year. I have got rid of my allergy medication, heartburn medication, asthma medication, sugar is normal, prostrate shrunk, no more sleep apnea, inflamed sore swollen aching joints disappeared, swollen itchy scars from surgery dissipated, etc, etc. No flu or flu shots. We need to separate government and big business, no lobby’s, no subsidies, no campaign contributions, get big money and big business out of our lives.

  • Sandy Kanervisto

    My nineteen year old son also passed away thirty days atfer receiving the 2009 H1N1 Flumist vaccine from Myocarditis, and inflammation of the heart caused by a virus. The Medical Examiner said it was caused by the flu he had on Oct 2009, it was Oct 19, 2009 when he had the vaccine. We asked the ME to look for something from the vaccine since that was the only thing that was different, but she said it could not have been the vaccine and refused to look. He had always been very healthy and active. I was told the vaccine cannot give you the flu but may cause flu-like symptoms, the most common symptoms of Myocarditis is flu-like symptoms.
    He had never had any type flu vaccine but decided to get the H1N1 vaccine, he did not have the regular flu vaccine, he thought he would get it as a precaution.

    • Mary

      Do not EVER, EVER, EVER GET THE FLU VACCINE. WARN ALL YOUR PREGNANT FRIENDS TO AVOID THEM LIKE THE PLAGUE as these are very dangerous.
      I am a health care provider.
      Old people should only be vaccinated against pneumonia as it is a secondary pneumonia that will cause death when they experience any respiratory infection.

      YOU DO NOT NEED THE FLU VACCINE!!!! If you are worried, get a pneumonia vaccine instead!