Appeared in Alliance for Natural Health on February 25, 2014
One of the many side effects of the government putting itself into the flu vaccine business is that it is not providing honest statistics.
In October 2013, nineteen-year-old Chandler Webb of Utah received a flu shot. A week later, he slipped into a coma. A month later—after his brain swelled so severely that it crushed his brainstem—he died. His mother attributes his death to the flu shot.
This is, of course, what scientists call “anecdotal evidence.” Even murkier is the potential brain or neurological damage to millions of children and adults from the mercury used as a flu shot preservative.
Clearly it would help to have honest flu case, flu mortality, and damage statistics to help sort out these complicated issues. Unfortunately, we aren’t getting them.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has claimed that over 200,000 Americans are hospitalized and 36,000 die from the flu each year. However, Dr. Joseph Mercola’s investigation of inflated flu shot statistics revealed that the hospitalization estimate includes not just those who are hospitalized with flu, but for pneumonia, respiratory, and even heart conditions.