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Read This Before You Get That Flu Shot! November 4, 2009

Posted by Dreamhealer in Big Pharma.
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Has your doctor encouraged you to get a flu shot? Perhaps you’ve heard dire predictions of the “worst flu season in years” and want to make sure you’re protected? Well, here’s the rub: Flu shots are neither as safe nor effective as you’ve been lead to believe.

It turns out the government and certain interested parties have worked very hard to convince you the flu vaccine is your best protection against the flu. And that just isn’t true. In fact, most of what you’ve been told about the vaccine is a myth.

This special research alert from the researchers at the Health Sciences Institute (HSI) debunks those myths with the facts. For example, you’ve probably seen this very scary (but not quite true) statistic put out by the CDC: “The flu kills 36,000 people each year.”

The facts are quite different, however. When the HSI research team dug deeper they found that, according to a 2005 report from the CDC itself, influenza (the flu) is listed as a cause of death for just 1,806 people in the US. The big, scary 36,000 number is a result of lumping deaths from pneumonia into the CDC’s flu-related death statistic, but pneumonia kills roughly 50 times more people on an annual basis than the flu. And the flu vaccine has absolutely no preventative or protective effect against pneumonia. Read More…

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