This is the funniest piece I have read this week, Dana Ullman is on fine form!
Some select quotes for your enjoyment:
“Even though deaths from influenza have not increased at all in the past 20 years, have you noticed how much fear and anxiety the media has created about the common flu recently? And even though the number of people getting the flu vaccine has increased tremendously in the past 20 years, the number and percentage of people getting the flu has not decreased in the past 20 years.”
“Please know that you do not even have to prove that your vaccine works. Tom Jefferson, MD, (ya gotta love THAT name!) is considered the world’s leading authority on influenza vaccinations. He has authored ten reviews for the Cochrane Collaboration, which is the most respected international center that evaluates medical research. Dr. Jefferson has asserted, “There is no evidence whatsoever that seasonal influenza vaccines have any effect, especially in the elderly and young children No evidence of reduced [number of] cases, deaths, complications.” ”
Actually I can’t select quotes…the whole piece needs to be enjoyed in it’s entirety.