Numerous physicians who consider flu shots a no-brainer, are seemingly unaware of the authoritative studies that show the flu shot’s downsides to be all too real.
Flu deaths have been played up to create a mass market for the flu vaccine.
The Miami Examiner reports on Lawrence Solomon’s new series about vaccines.
Granted, kooks and quacks exist in the vaccination field, just as they exist elsewhere. But no journalist would have any difficulty finding dozens of distinguished skeptical scientists for the very few “rogue” scientists that the press has vilified.
Health authorities insist the benefits of immunization outweigh the risks – a mindset that stems from faith, not science, without any incentive to curb needless or even harmful use of vaccines and medications.
Vaccines do good and they do harm. They also arouse passions among those who would see no harm. And intolerance, as seen in reactions to Oprah Winfrey and Jenny McCarthy for giving voice to vaccine skeptics.
Americans are being told that a manufacturing problem in a U.K. pharmaceutical plant has led to the U.S. shortage of flu vaccines.