by Jonathan Benson
February 02, 2013
The federal government has a nasty habit of hyping up the severity of the flu every year in order to scare as many people as possible into getting annual flu shots; and this year is no exception.
Even though available scientific data
fails to show that flu shots even work as promised, authorities are
continuing to push them on the public anyway, citing shaky figures
about alleged infection rates that leave more questions than answers
as to whether or not this year's flu "epidemic" is really as severe
as we are all being told.
The official epidemic threshold for the
flu is considered to be 7.3 percent of deaths, which based on the
9.8 percent rate translates into a 34 percent surplus in apparent
flu deaths above and beyond this threshold.
This implies that about three-quarters of all the earlier-reported cases of the flu from months back, when authorities were aggressively hounding people to get their flu shots to avoid the coming "epidemic," were not actually the flu at all.
Does this also mean that only a small
fraction of the CDC's reported 9.8 percent of flu deaths were
actually caused by the flu?
...but most heavily vaccinated populations still getting sick
But what is curious about this apparent decrease is that individuals 65 years of age and older are still getting sick and dying from the flu in high numbers, despite the fact that this age group is also the most heavily vaccinated for the flu.
This is another statistical anomaly that, even after accounting for their old age, does not adequately explain the uptick in sickness and death among the vaccinated elderly.
But a recent CDC statement explains that only 37 influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported thus far for the 2012-2013 flu season, while at least 122 children died from alleged flu complications during the 2010-2011 flu season.
And as we recently reported, many of
these dying children had already been vaccinated with flu shots,
which makes their deaths even more inexplicable if flu shots
actually work as claimed.