by Mike Adams
the Health Ranger,
October 14, 2009
Prepare to have your world rocked. What you're about to read here
will leave you astonished, inspired and outraged all at the same
time. You're about to be treated to some little-known information
demonstrating why seasonal flu vaccines are utterly worthless and
why their continued promotion is based entirely on fabricated
studies and medical mythology.
If the whole world knew what you're about to read here, the vaccine
industry would collapse overnight.
This information comes to you courtesy of
a brilliant article published in The Atlantic. The
article, written by Shannon Brownlee and Jeanne Lenzer,
isn't just brilliant; in my opinion it stands as the best article on
flu vaccines that has ever been published in the popular press.
Entitled Does the vaccine matter?, it presents some of the most
eye-opening information you've probably ever read about the failure
of flu vaccines.
read the full article here.
Perhaps its impressive narrative shouldn't be too surprising,
though, since writer Shannon Brownlee is also the celebrated author
of a phenomenal book on modern medicine entitled
Overtreated - Why Too Much Medicine Is Making
Us Sicker and Poorer.
While I've never done this before, I'm going to summarize this
article point by point (along with some comments) so that you get
the full force of what's finally been put into print.
This information is so important that I encourage you to share the
following summary I've put together. Email it to family, friends and
coworkers. Or post it on your blog or website. Get this information
out to the world.
People need to know
this, and so far the mainstream media has utterly failed to make
this information known.
What follows is my point-by-point summary of this groundbreaking
article by Shannon Brownlee, originally published in The Atlantic.
My opinion statements
are shown in brackets.
the core strategy of the U.S. government's plan to combat
the swine flu.
government has spent roughly $3 billion stockpiling vaccines
and anti-viral drugs.
The CDC is
recommending that 159 million Americans receive a swine flu
vaccine injection (as soon as possible).
What if vaccines
don't work? More and more researchers are skeptical about
whether they do.
(that's the regular flu) currently kills an estimated 36,000
people each year in the United States. [But most people
who die are already suffering from existing diseases such as
aren't really caused by the flu virus. As few as 7 or 8
percent (and at most, 50 percent) of colds have an influenza
origin. There are more than 200 viruses and pathogens that
can cause "influenza-like" illnesses (and therefore be
easily mistaken for the flu).
with amazing speed, meaning that each year's circulating
influenza is genetically different from the previous year.
The vaccine for
each upcoming flu season is formulated by health experts
taking a guess [a wild guess, at times] about what
strain of influenza might be most likely to circulate in the
The 1918 Spanish
Flu infected roughly one-third of the world population and
killed at least 40 million.
In the U.S., the
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
predicted that H1N1 influenza could infect up to one-half of
the U.S. population and kill 90,000 Americans.
Of those who
have died from the Swine Flu in the U.S., roughly 70 percent
were already diseased with some serious underlying condition
such as asthma or AIDS.
officials consider vaccines to be their first and best
weapon against influenza. Vaccines helped eradicate smallpox
and polio. [I don't agree with that assessment. Vaccines
did relatively little compared to improvements in public
Each year, 100
million Americans get vaccinated, and vaccines remain "a
staple" of public health policy in the United States.
research is bogus
researchers can't exactly pin down who has influenza and who
doesn't, the research conducted on the effectiveness of
vaccines simply calculates the death rate from all causes
among those who take the vaccine vs. those who don't.
[This includes deaths from accidents, heart attacks,
medications, car wrecks and everything.]
show a "dramatic difference" between the death rates of
those who get the vaccines vs. those who don't. People who
get vaccinated have significantly lower death rates [from
ALL causes, and herein lies the problem...]
propaganda cites these studies, telling people that if they
get their flu shots every year, they will have a
significantly reduced chance of dying. But this is extremely
the logic of these studies: As it turns out, compared to the
number of deaths from all causes, the number of people
killed by influenza is quite small. According to the
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,
deaths from influenza account for -- at most -- 10 percent
of the total deaths during the flu season (and this includes
all indirect deaths aggravated by the flu).
This brings up a
hugely important dilemma: If influenza only accounts for
roughly 10 percent of all deaths during the flu season, how
could an influenza vaccine reduce total deaths by 50
percent? (As is claimed by the vaccine manufacturers.)
[It doesn't add up. Even if the vaccines were 100%
effective, they should only reduce the total death rates by
10%, given that only 10% of the total deaths are caused by
Here's a direct
quote from the story: Tom Jefferson, a physician based in
Rome and the head of the Vaccines Field at the Cochrane
Collaboration, a highly respected international network of
researchers who appraise medical evidence, says:
vaccine to reduce mortality by 50 percent and up to 90
percent in some studies means it has to prevent deaths
not just from influenza, but also from falls, fires,
heart disease, strokes, and car accidents. That's not a
vaccine, that's a miracle."
The failure of
So how do the
vaccine companies come up with this "50% reduction in death
rate" statistic? Through cohort studies.
compare the death rates of large groups of people who
received the vaccine to large groups of people who did NOT
receive the vaccine. But there's a fatal flaw in this
approach: People self-select for vaccinations. And what kind
of people? As it turns out: People who take more precautions
with their health!
automatically have a situation where the more
health-cautious people are getting the vaccines because they
THINK it's good for them. Meanwhile all the masses of people
who don't give a darn about their health tend to skip the
seasonal flu vaccines. And these people tend to not take
very good of their health in lots of other ways. In other
words, in terms of the masses, people who get vaccines are
more likely to avoid junk food and live a more
health-cautious lifestyle. This explains the differences in
the death rates between the two groups! It has nothing to do
with the vaccine...]
There is extreme
"cult-like" peer pressure put on doctors and researchers to
swallow the vaccine mythology without question. Quoted from
the story: Lisa Jackson, a physician and senior investigator
with the Group Health Research Center, in Seattle, began
wondering aloud to colleagues if maybe something was amiss
with the estimate of 50 percent mortality reduction for
people who get flu vaccine, the response she got sounded
more like doctrine than science. "People told me, 'No good
can come of [asking] this,'" she says. "'Potentially a lot
of bad could happen' for me professionally by raising any
criticism that might dissuade people from getting
vaccinated, because of course, 'We know that vaccine works.'
This was the prevailing wisdom." [In other words, don't dare
question the vaccine, and don't ask tough scientific
questions because the vaccine industry runs on dogma, not
science... and if you ask any questions, you might find
yourself out of a job...].
Lisa Jackson was
not deterred. She and three other researchers began to study
the widely-quoted vaccine statistics in an attempt to
identify this "healthy user effect," if any. They looked
through eight years of medical data covering 72,000 people
aged 65 or older and recorded who received flu shots and who
didn't. Then they compared the death rates for all causes
outside the flu season.
made no difference in mortality
What she found
blows a hole right through the vaccination industry: She
found that even outside the flu season, the death rate was
60 percent higher among those who did not get vaccines than
among those who do. [In other words, even when you take the
flu season completely out of the equation, elderly people
who don't get vaccines have other lifestyle factors that
makes them far more likely to die from lots of other
She also found
that this so-called "healthy user effect" explains the
entire apparent benefit that continues to be attributed to
vaccines. This finding demonstrates that the flu vaccine may
not have any beneficial effect whatsoever in reducing
How well done
were these particular studies? Quoted from the story:
Jackson's papers "are beautiful," says Lone Simonsen, who is
a professor of global health at George Washington
University, in Washington, D.C., and an internationally
recognized expert in influenza and vaccine epidemiology.
"They are classic studies in epidemiology, they are so
experts simply refused to believe the results of this study
[because it conflicts with their existing belief in vaccine
mythology]. The Journal of the American Medical Association
refused to publish her research, even stating, "To accept
these results would be to say that the earth is flat!"
[Which just goes to show you how deeply ingrained the
current vaccine mythology is in the minds of conventional
medical practitioners. They simply cannot imagine that
vaccines don't work, so they dismiss any evidence -- even
GOOD evidence -- demonstrating that fact. This is what makes
the vaccine industry a CULT rather than a science.]
were finally published in 2006, in the International Journal
shortage proves it never worked in the first place
The history of
the flu vaccine reveals some huge gaps in current
vaccination mythology, essentially proving they don't work:
For example: In
2004, vaccine production was low and there was a shortage in
vaccines (a 40 percent reduction in vaccinations). And yet
mortality rates did not rise during the flu season.
[Clearly, if vaccines actually worked, then a year when the
vaccine wasn't even administered to 40% of the people who
normally get it should have resulted in a huge and
statistically significant increase in mortality. It should
have spiked the death rates and filled the morgues... but it
didn't. You know why? Because flu vaccines don't work in the
In the history
of flu vaccines, there were two years in which the
formulated flu vaccine was a total mismatch to the
widely-circulating influenza that made people sick. These
years were 1968 and 1997. In both of these years, the
vaccine was a completely mismatch for the circulating virus.
In effect, nobody was vaccinated! [Knowing this, if the
vaccine itself was effective at reducing death rates, then
we should have once again seen a huge spike in the death
rates during these two years, right? Seriously, if the
vaccine reduces death rates by 50% as is claimed by vaccine
manufacturers, then these two years in which the vaccine
completely missed the mark should have seen huge spikes in
the winter death rates, right? But what really happened
was... nothing. Not a blip. Not a spike. Nothing. The death
rates didn't rise at all.]
really worked to save lives, then the more people you
vaccinate, the lower death rates you should see, right? But
that's not the case. Back in 1989, only 15 percent of
over-65 people got vaccinated against the flu. But today,
thanks to the big vaccine push, over 65 percent are
vaccinated. And yet, amazingly, death rates among the
elderly have not gone down during the flu season. In fact,
they've gone up!
promoters (and CDC officials) are challenged about the "50
percent mortality reduction" myth, they invoke dogmatic
language and attack the messenger. They are simply not
willing to consider the possibility that flu vaccines simply
question the vaccine mythology are routinely shunned by the
medical establishment. Tom Jefferson from the Cochrane
Collaboration is an epidemiologist who questions the claimed
benefits of flu vaccines. "The reaction [against Jefferson]
has been so dogmatic and even hysterical that you'd think he
was advocating stealing babies" said a colleague (Majumdar).
Jefferson is one
of the world's best-informed researchers on the flu vaccine.
He leads a team of researchers who have examined hundreds of
vaccine studies. To quote directly from the article: The
vast majority of the studies were deeply flawed, says
Jefferson. "Rubbish is not a scientific term, but I think
it's the term that applies [to these studies]."
only "work" on people who don't need them
supposedly "work" by introducing a weakened viral strain
that causes the immune system to respond by building
influenza antibodies. However, as Jefferson points out, only
healthy people produce a good antibody response to the
vaccine. And yet it is precisely the unhealthy people -- the
ones who have a poor immune response to the vaccine -- who
are most at risk of being harmed or killed by influenza. But
the vaccines don't work in them!
[In other words
-- get this -- flu vaccines only "work" in people who don't
[At the same
time, it's also accurate to say that vaccines don't work at
all in the very people who theoretically could benefit from
them. They only produce antibodies in people who already
have such a strong immune response that they don't need the
vaccine in the first place.]
called for randomized, placebo-controlled studies of the
vaccines. But vaccine pushers are resisting these clinical
trials! They call the trials "unethical" [but, in reality,
they know that a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled
study would reveal the complete failure of flu vaccines, and
they will do anything to prevent such a trial from
happening. Don't you find it amazing that drug pushers and
vaccine advocates claim they have "science" on their side,
but they won't submit their vaccines to any real science at
placebo-controlled studies have ever been conducted on flu
vaccines because the industry says they would be
"unethical." So where do these people get off claiming their
vaccines work at all? The whole industry is based on
fabricated statistics that are provably false... and the
injections continue, year after year, with absolutely no
benefit to public health whatsoever...]
drugs don't work either
anti-viral drug front, hospitals are urged to hand out
prescriptions for Tamiflu and Relenza to almost anyone who
is symptomatic, whether they actually have swine flu or not.
Concern is growing about the emergence of drug-resistant
strains of swine flu. " Flu can become resistant to Tamiflu
in a matter of days..." says one researcher.
In 2005, the
U.S. government spent $1.8 billion to stockpile antiviral
drugs for the military. This decision was made during the
time when Donald Rumsfeld was Defense Secretary. Rumsfeld
also held millions of dollars worth of stock in Gilead
Sciences, the company that holds the patent on Tamiflu. That
company saw its stock price rise 50 percent following the
government's stockpiling purchase of Tamiflu.
supporting Tamiflu's anti-viral benefits is flimsy at best.
Even worse, as many as one in five children taking Tamiflu
experience neuropsychiatric side effects including
hallucinations and suicidal behavior. [In other words, your
kid might be "tripping out" on some bad Tamiflu...]
already linked to 50 deaths of children in Japan. Cause of
death? Heart failure.
supporting Tamiflu is based on cohort studies, just like the
vaccines, which may distort or exaggerate the apparent
benefits of the drug.
of Tamiflu admit it's never been proven to help. A CDC
official says that randomized trials to determine the
effectiveness of Tamiflu would be "unethical."
In all, neither
vaccines nor anti-viral drugs have any reliable evidence
that they work against influenza at all. Both are being
promoted based entirely on pure wishful thinking, not hard
The history of
pharmaceutical medicine is littered with other examples of
drugs that doctors "knew worked" but which later turned out
to harm or kill patients. [All along, the proper scientific
studies were avoided because, hey, if you already know
everything, why bother conducting any actual science to
The hype about
vaccines provides a false sense of security, taking away
attention from other things that really do work to prevent
influenza deaths. That's why, except for "hand washing,"
virtually no advice has been offered to the public on
preventing influenza beyond vaccines and anti-viral drugs.
from the author: "By being afraid to do the proper studies
now, we may be condemning ourselves to using treatments
based on illusion and faith rather than sound science."
A recap of
these astonishing points
Let's recap what we just
learned here (because it's just mind-boggling):
There have been
no placebo-controlled studies on flu vaccines because the
vaccine pushers say such clinical trials would be
"unethical." Thus, there is actually no hard scientific
evidence that they work at all.
The "50 percent
reduction in mortality" statistic that's tossed around by
vaccine pushers is a total fabrication based on "rubbish"
studies ("cohort" studies).
existing studies that claim to support vaccines reveals that
flu vaccines simply don't work. And when vaccines aren't
available or the formulation is wrong, there's no spike in
death rates, indicating quite conclusively that these
vaccines offer no reduction in mortality.
only produce antibodies in people who don't need vaccines.
At the same time, they fail to produce antibodies in people
who are most vulnerable to flu. Thus, vaccines only work in
people who don't need them.
The entire flu
vaccine industry is run like a cult, with dogma ruling over
science. Anyone who asks tough, scientific questions is
immediately branded a heretic. No one is allowed to question
the status quo. (So much for "evidence-based medicine,"
As you can see from all
this, the flu vaccine is pure quackery.
Those who administer
vaccines are, by inference, QUACKS. They claim to have scientific
minds, and yet they are the most gullible of all: They will believe
almost anything if it's published in a medical journal, even if it's
Today, countless doctors, nurses and pharmacists across North
America and around the world are pushing a medically worthless,
scientifically-fabricated chemical injection that offers absolutely
no benefit to public health... and yet they're convinced it's highly
effective! It just goes to show you how easy it is to brainwash
people in the field of conventional medicine.
They've abandoned real science long ago, you know. Now the whole
industry is just run on the momentum of dogmatic arrogance and the
illusion of authority. From the CDC and FDA on down to the local
pharmacist at the corner store, the American medical system is run
by some seemingly smart people who have been brainwashed into become
full-fledged members of the Cult of Pharmacology where vaccine
mythology overrules real science.
The vaccine industry is perhaps the greatest medical scam ever
pulled off in the history of the world. Don't fall for it.
And don't forget to read the
full article in The Atlantic by Shannon Brownlee.
Why people get
Reading everything you've read here, you might wonder: Why do people
get vaccinated at all?
The reason is because no one knows whether they work or not, so
people keep on taking them "just in case." It's exactly the kind of
superstitious ritual that "science-minded skeptics" rail against on
a regular basis... unless, of course, it involves their vaccines, in
which case superstition is all okay.
People take vaccines for the same reason they rub a rabbit's foot.
It's a good luck ritual that may or may not work, but no one really
knows. And besides, what's the harm in it? (They think...)
Personally, I'd rather get some vitamin D and have a healthy,
functioning immune system. But for those who prefer to play the
lotto, gamble in Vegas or bet their lives on medical superstitions,
flu vaccines are readily available.
So what are you waiting for?
Shoot up a few flu
vaccines, rub your lucky rabbit's foot, then spin around clockwise
seven times and you, too, may be able to generate enough luck to
avoid the flu this winter.