flu-Shot Coverup?

Flu-Shot Coverup? CDC Accused of 

Ignoring Data Showing Vaccine 

Doesn't Work

 Nov 2014

By Sylvia Booth Hubbard

News reporter Sharyl Attkisson is making headlines with her memoir Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama's Washington. She details in her book how officials at CBS quashed her reports on topics that were perceived as anti-Obama, such as her reporting on the terrorist attack on our embassy at Benghazi, the "Fast and Furious" debacle, the green energy company Solyndra that went bankrupt after accepting hundreds of millions of dollars in government money, and the Obamacare disaster. 

On Twitter, however, she accused the government of ignoring numerous scientific studies that showed the flu vaccine was ineffective in the elderly.

"One of the most instructive things at the time, for me, was when gov’t researchers told me that even though all the studies showed flu shots didn’t work in the elderly, they figured the STUDIES were wrong because they 'knew' flu shots worked!" she tweeted.

"Kind of reminds me of today’s CDC that looks at all the scientific links between vaccines and autism but 'knows' it can’t be so, so it changes the study data or finds other explanations for why the data says what it says," she wrote.

In a blog (sharylattkisson.com), she wrote how a study almost ten years old was ignored because the results weren't what were expected. "It found that after decades and billions of dollars spent promoting flu shots for the elderly, the mass vaccination program did not result in saving lives," she wrote. "In fact, the death rate among the elderly increased substantially.

"The authors of the study admitted a bias going into the study," she continued. "Here was the history as described to me: Public health experts long assumed flu shots were effective in the elderly. But, paradoxically, all the studies done failed to demonstrate a benefit. Instead of considering that they, the experts, could be wrong–instead of believing the scientific data–the public health experts assumed the studies were wrong. After all, flu shots have to work, right?"

As a result, the National Institutes of Health began a study they were sure would be the definitive answer, and would prove flu shots helped the elderly. But at the end, the data came to the same conclusion: "The death rate had increased markedly since widespread flu vaccination among older Americans," Attkisson wrote.

Attkisson investigated on her own and discovered that many studies from all over the world come to the same conclusion, but are mostly ignored. Why? "Too much money being made promoting flu shots?" she asks. 

Is Attkisson right? Has the government exaggerated the effectiveness of vaccines, especially the flu vaccine in the elderly? 

"She's absolutely correct," said Dr. David Brownstein, editor of the newsletter Dr. David Brownstein's Natural Way to Health.  "There are no good studies showing that the flu vaccine is effective for seniors." 

Currently, the government recommends that all seniors receive a high-dose flu vaccine. But Dr. Brownstein agrees with Attkisson that the vaccine simply doesn't work. 

"When you take apart and break down a recent study that the government uses to promote the flu vaccine to senior citizens, you'll find that 217 elderly people had to take the high-dose flu vaccine to prevent a single case of flu.  Also, every single person was exposed to possible adverse effects," said Dr. Brownstein. 

"In addition, most flu vaccines contain mercury and formaldehyde," says Dr. Brownstein. "Both are poisons and should never be injected into any human being.

"The government has been hiding the truth about flu vaccines from us for years," he said. "I'm glad a respected reporter like Sharyl Attkisson is speaking out."