By Jon Rappoport
Watchman comment: PT Barnum said there is a sucker born every minute, or words to that effect.
The press is playing up two angles this winter: the seasonal flu vaccine may only be 10% effective; and there is an outbreak of flu across 37 states, at last count.
Underneath these claims, something far different is going on.
Dr. Peter Doshi, writing in the online BMJ (British Medical Journal), revealed the monstrosity.
As Doshi states, every year, hundreds of thousands of respiratory samples are taken from flu patients in the US and tested in labs. Here is the kicker: only a small percentage of these samples show the presence of a flu virus.
This means: most of the people in America who are diagnosed by doctors with the flu have no flu virus in their bodies.
So they don't have the flu.
Therefore, even if you assume the flu vaccine is useful and safe, it couldn't possibly prevent all those "flu cases" that aren't flu cases.
The vaccine couldn't possibly work.
The vaccine isn't designed to prevent fake flu, unless pigs can fly.
Here's the exact quote from Peter Doshi's BMJ review, "Influenza: marketing vaccines by marketing disease" (BMJ 2013; 346:f3037):
"...even the ideal influenza vaccine, matched perfectly to circulating strains of wild influenza and capable of stopping all influenza viruses, can only deal with a small part of the 'flu' problem because most 'flu' appears to have nothing to do with influenza. Every year, hundreds of thousands of respiratory specimens are tested across the US. Of those tested, on average 16% are found to be influenza positive.
"...It's no wonder so many people feel that 'flu shots' don't work: for most flus, they can't."
Because most diagnosed cases of the flu aren't the flu.
So even if you're a true believer in mainstream vaccine theory, you're on the short end of the stick here. They're conning your socks off.
What are typical flu symptoms? Fever, chills, cough, sore throat, muscle aches, headache, fatigue. Well, these symptoms can be caused by a variety of circumstances.
Immediately calling them flu is an unwarranted assumption. And as it turns out, respiratory samples from patients, sent to labs, are going to come back with no sign of the flu, in the overwhelming percentage of cases.
But the mainstream press can't report any of this.
It would topple the flu-treatment money machine.