Thanks to our Lobbyist for these links regarding the Center for Disease Control and vaccines. This is a very controversial subject, but are we asking too much when say “do not fabricate your numbers to prove a point”?
Here is a link to the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases article recommending everyone get vaccinated for the flu:
In the first paragraph, they provide specific details on the number of deaths during the last flu season:
“WASHINGTON, D.C., September 27, 2018 – Following a particularly severe 2017-2018 influenza
(flu) season with a record-breaking estimated 900,000 hospitalizations and more than 80,000 deaths in
the U.S., the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), along with public health and
medical organizations, presented the benefits of flu vaccination and urged the public and healthcare
professionals to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation that
everyone age 6 months and older get vaccinated against flu each year.”
Then when we do some fact checking on the 80,000 deaths statistic, it does not hold up. Here is a link to the CDC website that refutes the 80,000 number.
This statement from the article makes it rather clear: “CDC does not know exactly how many people die from seasonal flu each year”.
There certainly could be a debate on why the NFID chose to report a number that is not corroborated by the CDC. We always start with “follow the money”. There is a lot of profit in vaccines.