Who pays for flu shots? “This year marks the first time that, under U.S. law, Medicare and private insurers will be required to cover the full cost of seasonal influenza vaccination, with no co-pays or deductibles allowed. Uninsured children will also receive free flu shots.” Sounds like collusion to me. The government, controlled by the drug cartel is draining wealth (and health) from the people.
” So, why do flu advertisements always mention the number of people who die from the flu if they know this number has basically zero relevance to the topic? The reason is that they are strategically deceiving you in order to increase sales. The interesting thing is most people perceive that these campaigns are meant to inform the public for health reasons. Don’t be fooled for a moment. They are using deceptive advertising to increase revenues, not to trick you into becoming healthy.” As the saying goes: “follow the money.”
One of the moral directives I refuse to violate in my chiropractic work is that of resorting to SCARE TACTICS which have been perfected by the medical sick care system. I listened last week to a flu shot advertisement which was entirely based on frightening the listener into compliance. “But, this gross deception of insisting that the flu vaccination can reduce your risk of dying is even more disturbing in light of recent studies showing that the flu vaccination has had minimal impact upon the measure of mortality (death) as caused by the flu. A recent study published in the Lancet Infectious Disease journal (Lancet Infect Dis. 2008 Aug;8(8): 460-1) had this to say about flu vaccinations: “Recent excess mortality studies were unable to confirm a decline in influenza-related mortality since 1980, even as vaccination coverage increased from 15% to 65%.”
You can’t have it both ways. Either the human body comes with a fully functional immune system or it doesn’t. If there is profit to be made, I suppose from a purely business perspective we must tolerate it.
I want to thank Dr. Zimmer for his fine writing on this topic and this excellent conclusion…”As I stated earlier in this article, I have no problem at all if you want to get the flu shot for you or your family after you consider all of the information. I think you would be better served by washing your hands immediately after touching any surface that is contacted by multiple people. The funny thing is that when you go to your doctor’s office you grab a door knob that has been contacted by MANY sick people. How many times do you use a tissue to open that door or wash your hands immediately after entering the office? Doctor, I am here to get my flu shot because I just touched your door knob! The irony is that you increase your chance of getting the flu simply by going to the doctor to get a flu shot.”
“So, is the flu shot a Trick or a Treat? I would say it is both. There is a lot of tricking going on and the treat is like that person who gives you a couple of pennies… not that great of a treat.”
There is no treat. There is the coercion of tricking parents into vaccinating their kids. They are threated with having their kids refused the treat of entrance to the school. This is borderline stupidity. If vaccination worked why would the ‘protected’ population be at risk from those exercising their right not to? The theory behind this is the theory of herd immunity. “This hypothesis was plucked out of an old college textbook. It states that the more people are immune to an infectious agent, the less likely an immune-compromised individual is to come in contact with it. In other words herd immunity serves as a human shield – a type of immunity – for “at-risk” individuals. But remember, it’s only a hypothesis.”
This flimsy logic is embarrassing or should be so for those touting it. Vaccination and flu shots are the sacred cash cow of big pharma and nothing more. The body we live through has the highest form of immunity. This ability to adapt to the environment is a living, evolving attribute and standard equipment in the human body.