Monday, November 9, 2009

Swine Flu Vaccine – WHO do you Believe, Part 2

Thousands dead, millions sick, school cancelled for children nationwide – a national emergency ensues as swine flu holds the U.S. hostage in its death grip.

Whether this scenario is actual or an overblown fantasy perpetuated by a convenient marriage between the CDC, the pharmaceutical companies, and the media, no-one can deny that the swine flu and its hastily-conjured vaccine have provided ample material for debate amongst reporters, scientists, and inquisitive citizens.

Earlier, I shared ten reasons I would not be lining up for the swine flu jab. In my opinion, there are four questions that need to all be answered in the affirmative in order to justify the response we’ve seen to the swine flu from our government and governmental agencies.

  1. Are there significant levels of suffering and death due to the swine flu?
  2. Is there a vaccine available that will prevent illness and death in people who would otherwise suffer tremendously or die?
  3. Does this vaccine come with little risk of significant side effects?
  4. Are there no other viable options to prevent suffering and death from the swine flu?

I will address the first question in this article, and others in subsequent posts:

1) Are there significant levels of suffering and death due to the swine flu?

Obviously, this question raises two more basic questions – First, how many people have actually sickened and died due to the swine flu; and second, how many people would need to be sick and die before it could be considered significant?

Americans were told that 1,000 Americans had died of the swine flu as of late October (1). But that very day The Christian Science Monitor revealed that this statistic was inflated – less than half of these deaths were confirmed to be correlated with the swine flu – just 411 (2).

On the other hand, as of this date (November 9), Wikipedia reports 1,702 swine flu deaths in America (3).

Verifying any of these statistics has proven time-consuming and nearly impossible, so I gave up.

A recent CBS investigative report, however, revealed that in some states (Georgia and Alaska, for instance), the CDC found that only 1-2% of flu-like illness could actually be attributed to the swine flu. In other states the rate was higher, but still a minority of flu-like illness was verified to be caused by H1N1 (4).

The CDC discontinued testing in July, and ignoring the data showing that H1N1 was not as prevalent as thought, continued feeding the H1N1 pandemic scare and prepared for a massive vaccination campaign while the mainstream U.S. media continuously reports on the deaths supposedly due to H1N1 without specifying that no-one really knows how many of those who died were actually confirmed to have swine flu because they haven’t been tested.

State reports as of July 2009 reveal enormous over-diagnosis of H1N1 – as many as 83-99% of suspected H1N1 cases were found to either be the seasonal flu, or altogether not even influenza. Could there have been a lot of false negatives in this testing? It’s possible, but it seems dishonest to me that this data has been hidden from the populace.

To illustrate how senseless this is, can you imagine if every case of fatigue with fever, joint pain, and swollen glands (all symptoms of HIV infection) were assumed to be HIV without any testing, and reported to the public as new HIV cases?!?

If the CDC claims the higher ground with their Western scientific methods, then ought they not actually USE those methods?

Regardless, let's consider that there have been 411-1,702 deaths due to the swine flu in the U.S. Is this grounds for treating the disease as a pandemic? According to the CDC, “more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from seasonal flu-related complications, and; about 36,000 people die from seasonal flu-related causes” each year (5).

Hmm – 36,000 deaths annually due to the seasonal flu (estimated) vs. 411-1,702 deaths due to swine flu in the U.S. Even supposing that the 36,000 seasonal flu deaths stat is inflated (as I am inclined to believe), and that 1,702 people really have died of the swine flu, H1N1 is clearly no match for the seasonal flu in terms of deadliness!

For comparison's sake, let's look at the top 15 causes of death in America, and the number of people who die each year because of them (6):

  • Heart disease: 631,636
  • Cancer: 559,888
  • Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 137,119
  • Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 124,583
  • Accidents (unintentional injuries): 121,599
  • Diabetes: 72,449
  • Alzheimer's disease: 72,432
  • Influenza and Pneumonia: 56,326
  • Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 45,344
  • Septicemia: 34,234

Whether 411 or 1,702 people have died from the swine flu so far this year in our nation, it doesn't make a hill of beans of a difference for those who died or lost loved ones. But so far, I am completely unconvinced that the relatively low mortality rate of the swine flu justifies a massive vaccination campaign with an untested and fast-tracked vaccine, and the declaration of a national emergency.

More to come . . .






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1 comment:

  1. I hear ya, sister. It's all a conspiracy, I say. Thanks for doing all of this research...very informative.