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Propaganda Machine of $4.3 Billion Influenza Vaccine Industry Is in Full Swing

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

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  • In the decade between 2005 and 2015, the influenza vaccine was less than 50 percent effective more than half the time
  • The overall adjusted effectiveness of the 2017/2018 flu vaccine against influenza A and B virus infection was just 36 percent
  • Noninfluenza type viruses and bacteria are responsible for about 80 percent of all respiratory infections during any given flu season, and the flu vaccine does not protect against or prevent any of these instances
  • A scientific analysis of four randomized controlled trials used to justify mandatory vaccination of health care workers to protect patients found the studies overstate the benefits sixfold to 15fold. Based on the actual data, 6,000 to 32,000 hospital workers must be vaccinated before a single patient death can potentially be averted
  • Evidence also shows you can get vaccinated, show few or no symptoms and still shed and transmit influenza to other people. Flu vaccines are also associated with debilitating and potentially lifelong side effects such as Guillain–Barré syndrome and chronic shoulder injury

Flu season is upon us again — the time of year when the steady message is "Have you gotten your flu shot yet?" Considering the many studies showing flu vaccines offer minimal protection against illness even when well-matched to circulating viral strains, the fact that vaccination continues to be touted as your first line of defense against influenza suggests this annual campaign is more about generating conformity for profit rather than actually improving and protecting public health.

Statistics reveal that in most years, flu shots are at best 50 to 60 percent effective at preventing lab confirmed type A or B influenza requiring medical care. In the decade between 2005 and 2015, the influenza vaccine was less than 50 percent effective more than half of the time.


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