I would love to know just how much Big Pharma makes each year out of the Great Flu Scam.
Every year we see the same old crap about how we have to be vaccinated against the Flu virus.
Now I'm no microbiologist, and I don't claim to know anything about viruses and their ilk, but I have heard somewhere that the Influenza Virus is a canny little bastard. It has a very high rate of evolution so that as soon as it encounters a vaccine, it mutates into something that vaccine won't affect. Correct me if I'm wrong? Add to that the fact that it takes years to develop a vaccine and you can see the problem – the batch of vaccinations being passed around are already a couple of years out of date and are more than likely useless.
i chanced across a headline today which is not only typical of the meeja but is also like a handout for Big Pharma -
So deaths have doubled? Really? Read the small print and you will find that five people died one week where only two died the previous week. So this minute fluctuation warrants a scary headline? If no one died the following week would we see banner headlines proclaiming the Influenza Virus has been eradicated? My arse, we would.
Of course this is the kind of bollox statistic so beloved of Big Pharma - take just two figures and make a scare out of them. It's not even a statistic, just two samples which mean absolutely zilch in the grand scheme of things. Mind you, the pogrom against smokers and Warble Gloaming are based on similar statistical methods so I shouldn't be too surprised?
Doc has never suggested that I get vaccinated, though technically I could be classed as "high risk". I asked him once why he never offered and he just shrugged and said that the chances were that the vaccine would do me more damage than the flu.
Incidentally, I didn't mention it before, but I have had a bit of a dose of the old bug myself over the last couple of weeks. It was the usual shite – aches all over, blowing hot and cold, sneezing and coughing, but little that an aspirin or a healthy glass of whiskey wouldn't fix. I didn't mention it simply because it wasn't worth mentioning.
I wasn't vaccinated and I didn't die. I didn't even bother taking to the bed.
Fuck you, Big Pharma. Better luck next time.