This question I will answer in the next blog but first some main stream coverage of the bad science behind it
Flu Jab that costs £115m a year does not cut death rate in elderly
30th August 2008
Having a flu jab does not cut the death rate among the elderly, claim researchers.
They say vaccination has a virtually non-existent effect on the risk of dying prematurely and that previous studies have ‘ exaggerated’ the apparent benefits.
A study of 700 pensioners suffering pneumonia, a complication of flu, suggested those who had taken the jab were indeed less likely to die than those who were unvaccinated.
But closer analysis showed those who were vaccinated were healthier and more likely to look after themselves in the first place – which means they were less at risk of dying from flu-related complications.
The study looked at data on 700 Canadians aged 65 and over. Half had taken the vaccine and half had not, but they were all admitted to hospital for pneumonia.
Researchers from the University of Alberta found 12 per cent of patients died after a hospital stay of eight days on average.
Those who had been vaccinated were half as likely to die as unvaccinatedpatients – a finding consistent-with the benefits shown in previous studies.
However, researchers then examined the patients’ clinical records, and factors including age, sex, smoking, frailty and socioeconomic status.
After these were taken into account, the relative risk of death was reduced by a ‘statistically nonsignificant’ amount, says the study published yesterday in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
Dr Dean Eurich, of the university’s school of public health, said it was ‘implausible’ that vaccination was halving the mortality rate among flu victims.
Researchers suggested previous studies had not considered sufficiently that vaccinated patients who survived were probably healthier and better able to combat flulike complications than unvaccinated ones who died.
But it is difficult to prove the so-called ‘healthy-user’ effect, they said. Dr Sumit Majumdar, associate professor in the university’s faculty of medicine and dentistry, said: ‘It is seen in what doctors often refer to as their “good patients”.’ They are well-informed about their health and look after themselves, ‘and quite religiously get vaccinated each year so as to stay healthy’.
He advised those with respiratory or immune diseases to still get vaccinated, along with those taking care of the elderly.
A Department of Health spokesman said: ‘Studies show flu vaccines give about 70 to 80 per cent protection against flu infection. That is why it is recommended to those aged over 65 and those in an at-risk group.’
Dr Majumdar advised people with respiratory or immune diseases to still get vaccinated, along with those taking care of elderly people.
‘But you also need to take care of yourself’ he added ‘because flu vaccine is not as effective as people have been thinking it is.’
The researchers claim that ‘clearly inflated and erroneous’ findings of the benefits of flu jabs from previous studies have done patients a disservice by stifling efforts at finding better vaccines, especially for the elderly.
In November, the jab’s co-inventor Australian biochemist Dr Graeme Laver told the Daily Mail the jab did not guarantee protection.
He said ‘I have never been very impressed with its efficacy.
‘It is better than nothing and I wouldn’t want to advise people not to take it, but you can’t rely on it doing any good.’
A UK Health Protection Agency study also suggested that flu jabs did not reduce hospital admissions from respiratory infections.
Plans to extend the flu jab programme to adults aged 50 to 65 and children under the age of two were given the thumbs down by three-quarters of GPs polled earlier this year.
However, a Department of Health spokesman said: ‘Studies show that flu vaccines give about 70 to 80 per cent protection against flu infection.
‘That is why it is recommended to those aged over 65 and those in an at risk group.
‘In the elderly, protection against infection may be less, but there is good evidence showing that immunisation reduces the incidence of bronchopneumonia, hospital admissions and mortality. Many countries support flu vaccination programmes. Uptake in older people in the UK is relatively high, being close to the 75 per cent target of the World Health Organization.’
So it seems the World Health Organisation is behind the push. Now that doesn’t surprise me as it is a partner of the UN (otherwise known as our soon to be world government).
This will actaully get quite sinister in part 2 of this blog and I direct you towards reading a document published by the UN called Biodiversity Assessment 1996. I am having trouble finding it anymore as it seems to have been removed from the record for good reason. If anyone can find this please advise me.
In this document you will find reference to population reduction
of humans. This will be the start point of a shocking new blog to come