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More CDC Nonsense About the Flu Vaccine

• http://lewrockwell.com, by Edward Group
 (1) The article was picked up by the mainstream media which reported that the flu vaccine was 56% effective against the flu. The CDC states, “Confirmation of the protective benefits of the 2012–13 influenza vaccine among persons aged 6 months–64 years offers further support for the public health benefit of annual seasonal influenza vaccination and supports the expansion of vaccination, particularly among younger age groups.” Is the flu vaccine really 56% effective and should it be expanded? Maybe in the Land of Oz it is effective and should be expanded, but on our planet this vaccine is virtually worthless, especially for those who need it most – the elderly.

I thought it would take me a few minutes to pour through the data to write this blog. I was wrong. Slogging through the fog of this article took me two hours. CDC’s articles are not for the faint of heart. Some Oompa Loompa CDC employee must be saying, “I can’t report that the flu vaccine is worthless. I have to manipulate the numbers to show the vaccine does work.” Manipulate the numbers is what they did. In fact, what the mainstream media reported was a vast misrepresentation of the actual data. Let’s take a look at what I found.

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