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NVIC Presents Influenza Deaths: The Hype vs. The Evidence

FactsBy Barbara Loe Fisher

You can run, but you can't hide! It's flu season and drug companies and government agencies have dumped big bucks into advertising the dangers of influenza to make sure that every American over six months old gets a flu shot. Health care workers are being fired if they refuse to roll up their sleeves and get a flu shot every year. In Connecticut and New Jersey, parents must give their six month old babies the flu vaccine or be banned from daycare.

36,000 Influenza Deaths Every Year? Really?

For almost a decade, CDC officials have told the public that they "estimate" every year there are more than 200,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths from influenza in the U.S. The media uses those figures to warn people how dangerous influenza is and why everyone should get a flu shot. But are the figures accurate?

In the third Vaccine Awareness Week article, NVIC's President Barbara Loe Fisher exposes the real numbers behind reported influenza hospitalizations...   Read more at NVIC HERE.


media scholar

The key point is that flu is NOT a major cause of death in the United States or anywhere else in the world and the Influenza vaccine does NOT save lives.

Yet for some reason of interests perhaps, we don't have the courage to say stop doing it.

Any statistics quoted by Low Fisher are just more government statistics. These numbers generally are largely NOT confirmed cases of flu, which again is NOT a major cause of death in the US.

She mentions a MIT student. Peter Doshi actually at the time many years ago was a Harvard graduate student when he wrote "Are US flu death figures more PR than science?" which appeared in the British Medical Journal [BMJ. 2005 December 10; 331(7529): 1412.]

Here is a bit:

"...David Rosenthal, director of Harvard University Health Services, said, “People don't necessarily die, per se, of the [flu] virus—the viraemia. What they die of is a secondary pneumonia. So many of these pneumonias are not viral pneumonias but secondary [pneumonias].” But Dr Rosenthal agreed that the flu/pneumonia relationship was not unique. For instance, a recent study (JAMA 2004;292: 1955-60. [PubMed]) found that stomach acid suppressing drugs are associated with a higher risk of community acquired pneumonia, but such drugs and pneumonia are not compiled as a single statistic...."

In essence Flu deaths in the US any given year are actually less than three to four hundred. There are many many causes of pneumonia. The CDC elects to combine every single fatal case of pneumonia (regardless of what causes are involved) and call them flu deaths, influenza-like illness, etc.

It really doesn't matter if your pneumonia was caused by the normal immune reaction to excessive pollen inhalation, or fluid on the lungs caused by a drug side effect, or even Serratia-group infection as a result of this pneumonia-causing lung bacteria relating to a contamination problem at a Liverpool vaccine factory routinely ignored, over-looked by US FDA officials for several years.

It might also be edifying to note that Influenza vaccines are dangerous due to a "shedding process". Those misguided Americans who actually fail to decline Influenza vaccine spread the disease through contact with others making everybody sick.

Included in her video is a statistic for the Swine Flu II scamdemic. It is totally erroneous and unfair for her to quote since over 80 to 90 percent of so called "probable" cases that year were found by state investigators to NOT be confirmed cases of any kind of flu at all. This was verified by CBS News, who also discredited the US CDC entirely due to the fact that they attempted to discourage state labs from testing suspected specimens memo'ing them through a politically-motivated third party to cut it out.

It should also be mentioned that the so called Influenza mobile field labs the federal government boasted of during the Swine Flu II scamdemic where deliberately under-equipped. They did NOT have the ability to DNA test suspected flu specimens using Polymerase Chain Reaction [PCR] methods, which is essential in determining if a flu strain is wild or laboratory-spawned.

This tampering is typical of the US CDC. It was evident during the 2006 Iowa Mumps outbreak, where according to state reports 90% of the 1,400 or so college kids that got sick with Mumps had prior MMR history.

The CDC claimed to know which airliner the virus came in on, but were at a total lost to explain how fully vaccinated college kids got Mumps. During the CDC intervention period, the statistic for prior MMR history kept by the state of Iowa which was steady at 83 - 90%, dropped due to a rise to 30% in "unknown" cases.

The same kind of fraud can be seen regularly as CDC media specialists working with vaccine manufacturing drug company agents infesting world health organizations conjure up Measles pandemics, Whooping Cough pandemics, but fade away unverified, unstudied by independent clinicians.

SARS? Ebola? West Nile? Bird Flu? Swine Flu? Well? What's left to convince pro-vaccine zealots to throw in the towel and bring this age of vaccines to a proper end?

Unfortunately, our vaccine information is filtered. We are not told that across the world vaccine manufacturing drug companies were discredited by individual countries having an actual educated look at the Swine Flu II scamdemic.

While they already knew the entire Swine Flu II scamdemic was a boondoggle, in the US, newspaper reporters were desperately attempting to convince Americans this was all so real.

With lots and lots of fully vaccinated doctors running around their practices with surgical masks on their faces it it's just being facetious to keep doing this.

It's high time to ban flu vaccinations forever. They don't work and they make everybody sick.


and how many people die or needlessly suffer from the mercury in those flu shots (or any kind of shots)?? Too many for my taste - I won't take the shot...
(by the way, before ANYBODY says ANYTHING, I am on the Autism Spectrum, so...... :D)


Barbara, You always do your presentations so well, thank you.

About 40% of the nation "runs on endless hype" of one kind or another to try to influence the consumer.

One only has to looks at the recent "world class hype" of the WHO "Swine flu pandemic" to see an 18 billion dollar worldwide effort to prevent a flu that was never really a problem.

Pharma is still laughing in board rooms around the world on this "elaborate fraud" and trying to figure out how they can do it again.

Obama Administration Proposes 3 Flu Shots for All Americans / Hype Princess Dr. Nancy in 2009 "trust your government"

Later In the USA, 160 million doses of swine flu vaccine were thrown away, paid for in full by the government.

John Stone


You are right, it is exactly like the WMD. What is really disturbing is this particular vaccine fraud is very simple to document and understand, and yet globally there remains no political will to do anything about it. It is also like the emperor's new clothes.

Just six years ago this month I was in touch with an internationally recognised expert on the epidemiology of flu, and he asked me what he thought we could do. Sad to report that no answer has yet been found. The simple deception goes on.

Undoubtedly, part of the problem is that politicians perpetually fearing disaster don't want to be seen to do nothing, even if what they are doing is utterly foolish or wrong. As Marc Girard, who wrote a great book about the swine flu fiasco, ironically remarked:

"In the medieval age, when there was an epidemic, people burned Jews. That was a way of doing something.”


Nurses and health care workers forced to take flu shots.
Nursery schools require a flu shot.
Everyone - every year!

It kind of reminds me of that Bible verse in the New Testament om Revelations:

" 16He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, 17so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.

18This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man’s number. His number is 666."

Recent work on the new translations of the Bible thinks it is not one man's number but that of men or mans' number We all as a whole society.

Well I did worship the vaccines at one time -
It is not often you find yourself in a sure enough science class and the professor is actually in a preaching mode.

"Vaccines are safe they are not causing any reactions -- they just aren't"

So scientific "They just aren't"

They were saying it 35 years ago and they are saying it right now at the Universities.
How much longer will they be able to say it to a room full of students that are impacted by vaccine injuries and actually know it?

Bob Moffitt

I could not help but think of the annual Flu vaccine "scare-mongering" tactics to spread unwarranted panic throughout the country .. thereby gaining widespread acceptance of the flu vaccine by an unsuspecting public .. and .. the "scare-mongering" tactics regarding Saddam's "weapons of mass destruction" .. which Saddam could unleash upon our country at any moment.

What the hell happened to Saddam's "wmd"? Where did they go .. because the highest levels of our government told us in no uncertain terms they KNEW SADDAM HAD THEM .. and .. THEY KNEW EXACTLY WHERE THEY WERE BEING STORED?

And .. so .. just like the true dangers of the annual flu appear deliberately grossly over-exaggerated .. so too did the dire predictions and warnings of Saddam's weapons of mass destruction prove to be.

I read somewhere the Chinese symbol for "crisis" is exactly the same as their symbol for "opportunity". If so .. we should be aware that every "crisis" presents and "opportunity" for someone to pursue an agenda that .. lacking the crisis .. would be far less likely to succeed.

The first question to ask of ANY immediate response to a national crisis: WHO BENEFITS?

John Stone

We, of course, have the identical problem in the UK. Our Health Protection Agency has been fantasising thousands of deaths, and quoting unconnected figure to do with excess winter mortality - which are repeated by Department of Health officials and the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunsisation. The true figures were given out by our the Chief Medical Officer, Sir Liam Donaldson, in the spirit of burying the bad news on Christmas Eve 2009: there had been only 130 deaths over the previous 4 years, or approximately 33 a year. When I had the opportunity to quote this figure back recently to Prof Andrew Hall, Chair of the JCVI, I was met with public silence.

Of course, we don't even know that the dead people were unvaccinated but even if they were not, given the poor effectiveness of the vaccine and the inability to successfully predict which strains will proliferate it isn't clear that a single life could have been saved per year, and it is waste of resources (even pretending the vaccines have no ill-effects).

With the increased emphasis on on messy nasal spray vaccines they may, of course, be more succssful in future in pre-determining which flu strains predominate.

What a racket!

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