According to Lawrence Solomon, writing in the National Post, “vaccinate-anything-that-moves” are creating an artificial demand for the flu vaccine by manufacturing a “phony crisis” not based on science. Writes Mr. Solomon,

…”Epidemics of influenza typically occur during the winter months and are responsible for an average of approximately 20,000 deaths,” the CDC stated in 2002. That number mutated to “36,000 flu-related deaths” in November, 2003, and by December a gathering of public health officials warned that the toll could reach 70,000 this year. In concert with the ramp-up in death statistics, the government-steered vaccination industry has run an elaborate bureaucracy designed to hype vaccine use, as seen in a slide show presentation last April by Glen Nowak, the CDC’s spokesman for the National Immunization Program, to the American Medical Association. Here is the “Recipe that fosters influenza vaccine interest and demand,” in the truncated language that appears on his slides: “Medical experts and public health authorities [should] publicly (e.g… via media) state concern and alarm (and predict dire outcomes) – and urge influenza vaccination.”…

But don’t vaccinations save countless lives?

In truth, no one knows, because the studies haven’t been done, even in the case of highly sensitive childhood vaccinations. During the last flu season, for example, the CDC received reports of 152 flu deaths among children. Is this high or is this low? “The answer to this question is not known,” the CDC stated. “Because the number of influenza deaths in children has not been tracked before, it’s not possible to compare the number of deaths in children this year with previous years.” As for evidence of the efficacy of flu vaccinations in the general population, again, the CDC is operating in the dark…the CDC’s Nancy Cox, chief of its influenza branch, admitted, “There is no systematic follow-up to see, to document whether the general population who receives a flu vaccine is infected by a flu virus…” To add to the futility of even trying, Dr. Cox explained that most cases of flu-like illnesses – about 80% – in fact are caused by “many other pathogens.”
The bottom line on the medical benefit of flu shots for healthy people? No one knows. The benefit is entirely a matter of faith among the true believers in the vaccination bureaucracy. The bottom line on the medical harm caused by flu vaccines? Again, no one knows. Various studies do raise concerns, however. One year ago, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences found weak evidence that the flu vaccine triggers neurological disorders….New flu vaccines, such as those made from live viruses, pose new types of risks since the vaccines themselves could become unintended disseminators of the flu….The biggest risk of all from flu vaccines, however, may come from weakening the human body’s natural defences…[“Vaccine fevers“, Lawrence Solomon, National Post, October 22, 2004]

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Hygiene, Sanitation, Immunization, and Pestilential Diseases by Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD
In the 1950s, there were 20,000 cases of polio annually causing more than 1,000 deaths(4); many more thousand victims were left in iron lungs. This was caused because of the predilection of the polio virus for the anterior horn cells of the spinal cord and consequent paralysis of the respiratory muscles. But, what is less known, and this is quite disconcerting to me, is that between 1923-1953, before the Salk (dead virus) vaccine was discovered in 1955, the polio death rate in the U.S. and England declined on its own by 47 percent and 55 percent, respectively. 

Jenner, Pasteur, and the Dawn of Scientific Medicine by Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD
Let us take a retrospective look at the history of vaccination and touch upon the development of the germ theory of disease to which it’s necessarily entwined.

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