How Well Does the Flu Vaccine Work?
“Influenza vaccines have a modest effect in reducing influenza symptoms and working days lost. There is no evidence that they affect complications, such as pneumonia, or transmission”. …(vaccines) caused local harms and an estimated 1.6 additional cases of Guillain-Barré Syndrome per million vaccinations”.Jefferson T, Di Pietrantonj C et. al. (1999)
Then it actually gets worse. These mainstream scientific researchers point out that the deck appears to be stacked to make flu vaccines look good. In other words, the meager benefits noted above may be an exaggeration and the harms may be understated. Below is the Jefferson T and Di Pietrantonj ‘s group’s warning regarding the poor qualit, the evidence and the way it has been handled
“WARNING: … 15 out of 36 trials funded by industry (four had no funding declaration)”. “The review showed that reliable evidence on influenza vaccines is thin but there is evidence of widespread manipulation of conclusions and spurious notoriety of the studies. The content and conclusions of this review should be interpreted in light of this finding”.
Maybe all of the experts are right and we should all be getting flu shots, but it sure would be nice if they had some science to back up their recommendations.
Receiving his B.S. from Cornell University and his M.D. from Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Michael Doyle is a board-certified family physician with nearly two decades of clinical experience. His background includes extensive experience in both conventional and alternative medicine.