WSJ Article on Flu Shots: Perfect Example of Fake News!

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My friend Brad texted me during the Michigan-Michigan State football game yesterday telling me I have to read the flu shot article in the WSJ and write about it. Well, I got home from the BIG Michigan victory (Go Blue!) and promptly read the November 16, 2019 article (https://www.wsj.com/articles/one-problem-with-flu-shot-not-enough-people-get-it-11573813801?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=1). This article must have been supplied to the WSJ writer by Big Pharma as this was nothing more than a promotional spot for why we should be vaccinated against the flu.

Let me give you my opinion and the true facts behind the flu vaccine then you can make an informed choice on whether to receive the flu vaccination or not. When you decide, please post your comments on my blog or email me at info@drbrownstein.com. I love hearing from my readers whether you agree with me or not.  I will go through much of the article and comment on what is true and what is fake news.

The WSJ article starts by stating, “Each year, influenza sickens millions of people. But typically, too few Americans get the flu shot to shield everyone from the contagious disease.” The article then states that babies and those who cannot be vaccinated are put at risk when people decide to forgo the flu vaccine.

True News: Yes, millions do get the flu each year.

Fake News: The flu shot has NEVER BEEN SHOWN to prevent transmission of the flu.   The best it can do is to limit the symptoms in an infected person. That person can still transmit the flu virus to others. The flu vaccine is not the only vaccine that fails to stop the spread of disease. Diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio (injectable) and the meningitis vaccines all fail to prevent the spread of the respective illnesses, but that’s another article. To claim the flu shot will protect the spread of influenza to those with immune systems that are vulnerable is…FAKE NEWS!

The article states, “…there are life-threatening conditions that the {influenza virus} can trigger, including inflammation of the heart, brain or spinal cord. A nursing expert stated, “It’s really the complications related to the flu that we should be scared about. That’s what the vaccine helps to prevent or reduce.”

True News: Influenza can cause serious complications including those mentioned above. The greatest risk of complications from the flu do occur in children and the elderly.

Fake News: The flu shot has NEVER BEEN SHOWN TO REDUCE SERIOUS COMPLICATIONS SUCH AS PNEUMONIA OR HOSPTILIZATION FROM INFLUENZA INFECTION IN CHILDREN, HEALTHY ADULTS AND THE ELDERLY! Cochrane is an independent group of scientists who evaluate evidence from research. They do not take funding from Big Pharm and other commercial interests and therefore their reviews should be carefully weighed. A 2018 Cochrane Review on Vaccines for Preventing Influenza in Healthy Children (1) reported that there was “…no data on…hospitalisation{sic}.” The authors further reported limited evidence for the treatment of lower respiratory tract disease (i.e., pneumonia). The Cochrane authors further state, “To date no studies have adequately measured or reported hospitalisation (sic) {as related to the influenza vaccine}.”

Another Cochrane review on influenza vaccines in healthy adults found flu shots “…had no effect on hospital admissions or complication rates.” (2) In the elderly, a third Cochrane Review (3) found that there was inadequate data available to assess whether flu shots decrease this risk of pneumonia or hospitalization in the elderly. Since the flu shot, at best, provides a one percent benefit for the elderly at preventing the flu, I can assure you that there will never be data that shows the flu vaccine prevents serious complications from influenza infection in this population.

It is FAKE NEWS to state that the flu shot significantly lowers ones risk for serious complications from the flu.

The author of the article wrote, “At greatest risk of senior citizens. People age 65 and older accounted for 86% of flu-related death and 69% of hospitalizations in the 2017-2018 flu season. Altogether, an estimated 960,000 people were hospitalized that season and more than 79,000 died.”

True News: The elderly are at greatest risk of influenza.

Fake News: As stated above, the flu vaccine has NEVER been shown to protect those aged 65 and older. And, 79,000 dying from the flu last year?   NO WAY!   The CDC annually gins up the number of deaths from the flu by reporting pneumonia and flu deaths as one number. Then, the CDC reports this number as the total dying from the flu. However, the yearly number who actually die from the flu are tens of thousands lower than who die from pneumonia. I have written about this shifty practice many times–see this blog post for more information: https://www.drbrownstein.com/the-truth-about-the-flu-vaccine/. The number who die from the flu range from a few hundred to a few thousand per year. Since the flu vaccine does not prevent pneumonia, and pneumonia deaths vastly outnumber flu deaths sometimes 20-40x, there is simply no reason to lump the numbers together unless you want to unnecessarily scare the population into getting a flu vaccine. To further confuse us, the CDC has recently stopped reporting the breakdown between who actually died from the flu and who died from pneumonia.

I have only covered about one-third of the WSJ article. But, that is enough. The WSJ should research better before reporting Big Pharma talking points.

The flu shot is NOT without adverse effects. Many flu shots contain mercury which is the second most toxic substance known to mankind. Mercury should never be injected into any living being. There are other toxins in the flu vaccine. The flu vaccine is the most common vaccine compensated by the Federal Government for adverse effects.   I could write a lengthy article about the adverse effects from the flu vaccine, but that is for another time.

Should you get a flu shot? Hopefully you now have the information available to you in order to make an informed decision. If you want to read more about the failures of the flu shot, just search in the blog search box “flu” and a host of articles will pop up.

~Dr B

Source: https://www.drbrownstein.com/wsj-article-on-flu-shots:-perfect-example-of-fake-news!/

(1):   https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD004879.pub5/full?highlightAbstract=influenza%7Cpreventing%7Cin%7Cvaccines%7Chealthi%7Cwithdrawn%7Cfor%7Cprevent%7Cvaccin%7Cchildren%7Chealthy%7Cfour%7Cinfluenz%7Cchild

(2) https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD001269.pub6/full?highlightAbstract=influenza%7Chealthi%7Chealthy%7Cadults%7Cinfluenz%7Cwithdrawn%7Cadult

(3) https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD004876.pub4/full?highlightAbstract=influenza%7Cinfluenz%7Cwithdrawn%7Celder%7Celderly

(4) https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr68/nvsr68_09-508.pdf

19 thoughts on “WSJ Article on Flu Shots: Perfect Example of Fake News!

  1. Boo Boo Darling .. It was said of you that you were afraid of the wind .. at 2 ish your mother realised that you could not hear properly .. off to the ENT for you .. you had glue ear .. then dad took you to Brighten Hospital to have grommets put in .. what was said to be a fear of the wind was really .. VERTIGO .. any disturbance in the ear will cause ..VERTIGO .. standing in the wind lent itself to the instability already being .. & even ever so slightly .. experienced .. & VERTIGO happened .. do not ask any medical professionals .. as they are innately stupid as you have realised .. look it up for yourself & see.

        1. Get over yourself ..
          You are an Aries ..
          God help anyone who crosses your pat ..
          Look at Tory .. she is one hell of a bitch if you cross her & rightly so !!

          1. MOINE WAS ABSOLUTELY LOVELY
            She & her husband, The Admiral, had dinner at Buckingham Palace with Queen Elizabeth & Prince Phillip & other honored guests you know .. she told me all about it.
            She & I adored each other.
            She was your GREAT GRANDMOTHER & you guys would have loved her.

          2. Trick or Treat one year
            We had no costumes & had to make do ..
            I wrapped Peter in 2 rolls of toilet paper
            He was the mummy
            It peeled off in strips all the way up & down Drummond St.

          3. Last 1 .. work in the morning.

            Peter was just a bit needy at this point in his life
            And David would .. on occasion .. tease him mercilessly
            He was still just a little boy really
            He would pretend to hurt .. one leg or the other
            Or if he fell or bumped himself
            So .. I asked if he needed an ambulance & began to insist that we call an ambulance
            For the first few moments he contemplated this .. then said no
            So I wrapped his injury up in a long bandage & made him comfortable on th cough & he was content
            Right up until he realised that the others were doing stuuf & he was not & he was healed.

          4. Janes boy Tonto ..
            Remember how he & his nanny would come over to play .. midmorning ??
            He would knock on the door & rattle the letter thingy on the door & peep in making delighted noises
            And You would squeal from the back of the house with delight .. all the way up to the front door.

        1. Olivia & Marcello ..
          Olivia was the most beautiful child & the most willful
          Oh Olivia …They could not get anyone to babysit

          Elizabeth & Morgan ..

  2. STORY TIME

    Olga Konestabo was an aged pensioner who lived in state owned unit in Park St, Carlton North .. until she died dubiously.
    I always thought that Olga had about $4.000-$5.000 squirrelled away to pay for her funeral.
    It never occurred to me that she would have more money ..
    It never occurred to me to think about her money & indeed .. let her squirrell away & nag me about how she insisted on a cheap funeral .. ultimately we would all chip in & the deed would be done.
    Olga Konestabo managed to squirrel away $250.000 IN CASH ..
    Do not ask how
    Ask where in hell did she hide that kind of money in a small unit.
    And why she was not afraid to keep that kind of money in her home.
    Because she was asking for trouble
    ** DEFINITELY**
    Everybody believes that old people keep hoards of cash in their homes & some still do.
    And that is the precise reason seniors …
    MUST NOT KEEP MONEY IN THEIR HOMES
    MUST NOT HIDE MONEY IN THEIR HOMES

    Where did she hide it .. ??
    1. on floor level
    2. not in the bathroom because there is water
    3. not near the sink in the kitchen = water factor
    4. under built in cupboards .. because they do not get moved
    5. under bed room cupboards / kitchen cupboards / laundry cupboards ..behind the little board.
    6. in the house always & never outside
    7. in plastic zip bags / in envelopes / in plastic containers
    8. & because they are paranoid about the money being safe
    9. they take it out & count it regularly

    How do I know this
    a) she was my mother
    b) she was mad
    c) I did the same thing for a while as I was saving for my mobility scooter.

    IT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA TO KEEP LARGE AMOUNTS OF MONEY IN YOUR HOME
    Internet banking is easy
    NOT FOR THE ELDERLY IT’S NOT
    WHAT’S MOE THE BANKS WILL NOT ISSUE INTERNET BANKING CAPACITY TO THE ELDERLY
    A FAMILY MEMBER HAS TO SIGN TO BE A GUARDIAN
    FOR THE THIEVING BASTARDS THEY ARE
    It happened to me & my daughter mismanaged $20.000 of my money as quick as a wink.
    BANKS NEED TO MAKE AVAILABLE TO OLDIES
    AN EASY ONLINE BANKING & BILL PAYING & SHOPPING ALTERNATIVE
    IT IS POSSIBLE SO WHY IS IT NOT HAPPENING ??

      1. Some time during the process & officialdom people still arriving .. I turned to the deceased’s beloved one & said
        “there are going to be a lot of people here .. maybe you should go get mums money .. you never know what can happen”
        a stupid thing to say really ………..
        “I already got it” she replied”
        When ??
        When did you get it .. you have been in my eyesight this whole time.

    1. I rang the kids “Nanny is dead .. come & say goodbye before they take her away” .. Cilla was in Perth .. Sam came later on .. the kids rang him .. Paul arranged for Gannarelli to come get her & she was gone by the time he got there .. he threw himself on her bed & cried .. Peters sat with her for the longest .. “She is still here with us .. I can fell it”

      I didn’t say anything to her & still have not .. she knows I know though.
      Imagine the look on mum’s face when she realised what they had done.

    2. The money you ask ??
      The funeral cost $16.000 ish
      There was $2.500 left for each of us.
      I gave that money to Joseph .. he always ran around doing things for her.
      Like the time she found an injured bird & rang Joe to take her to the local vet to have it tended to & he would go.
      In my hands it was contaminated & would do me no good.
      Blood Money is like that.
      I did not look after her for money .. she did .. everytime.

      1. Both Sagittarians ..she would give him money & he would refuse to take it .. everytime .. she had to throw an almighty tantrum to get him to take it
        “come on Joe, money for petrol, you need it”
        “no Nanny it’s alright”
        “I don’t ask you anymore Joe” was the threat.

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