Everytime we get a flu pandemic "warning" from the media, they remind us of all the deaths in 1918 from the flu ... forgetting that most deaths do NOT happen from the flu but from complications thereof and that they had NO ANTIBIOTICS in 1918 to deal with those complications (as well as no indoor plumbing - another great improvement to the cutting down of disease) as well as not much of a concept of sanitation nor nutrition.
Even if we ARE hit with a nasty flu, IT AINT THE SAME. It aint EVEN CLOSE. Back in 1918, there was NO INDOOR plumbing, NO antibiotics, no idea of nutrition, many people were vitamin deficient and little idea of sanitation. How can they even compare it?
Most of the deaths were in Mexico where sanitation is different. At least 4 of the 127 deaths here were of people who were quite ill to begin with. So far it's a very mild flu but has anyone done the math on what the pharmaceuticals will make from 600 million jabs?
The CDC has admitted that tracking whether the swine flu vaccine is safe may not be possible at the short notice they have in manufacturing it so that means no guarantees.
And to remember, having a mild flu gives us LIFETIME immunity to it which NO vaccine can come close to.
They stopped giving smallpox vaccinations because they discovered that the only cases of smallpox going on were FROM the vaccinations....
Visit the National Vaccination Information Center
- they have informed consent information
The Los Angeles Times had a interesting article about this:
Swine flu 'debacle' of 1976 is recalled
The episode triggered an enduring public backlash against flu vaccination, embarrassed the federal government and cost the director of the CDC his job.
By Shari Roan
April 27, 2009
Warren D. Ward, 48, was in high school when the swine flu threat of 1976 swept the U.S. The Whittier man remembers the episode vividly because a relative died in the 1918 flu pandemic, and the 1976 illness was feared to be a direct descendant of the deadly virus.
"The government wanted everyone to get vaccinated," Ward said. "But the epidemic never really broke out. It was a threat that never materialized."
What did materialize were cases of a rare side effect thought to be linked to the shot. The unexpected development cut short the vaccination effort -- an unprecedented national campaign -- after 10 weeks.
The episode triggered an enduring public backlash against flu vaccination, embarrassed the federal government and cost the director of the U.S. Center for Disease Control, now known as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, his job.