British Medical Journal: Belief not science is behind flu jab promotion, new report says
The recent CIDRAP report just asserted that the expansion of flu vaccine recommendations in recent decades has NOT been based on scientifically sound data. In spite of influenza vaccine’s enormous commercial success we still lack the data to know if they have done more good than harm. Prior receipt of seasonal flu shots significantly increased the risk of pH1N1 infections during the 2009-10 pandemic (Skowronski. PLoS Med 2010) and Bodewes and colleagues refer to the “double-edged sword” of yearly influenza vaccinations because they prevent the induction of heterosubtypic immunity to pandemic strains in animals and children.
BMJ: Read BMJ-2 responses including a link to the 4,250% increase in fetal death reports associated with the flu shots.
Director, National Coalition of Organized Women