[SaneVax: As hospitals and medical facilities around the United States are making annual flu shots a condition of employment, the BMJ (British Medical Journal) published an article by Peter Doshi, PhD, outlining just how useless flu vaccines appear to be. Who benefits from mandatory healthcare worker vaccinations – the patients they care for, or simply those selling the product? Medical consumers have a right to know! Perhaps promotional literature published by the CDC should be examined under the light of Truth in Advertising Rules and Regulations?]
Johns Hopkins Scientist Slams Flu Vaccine
By Sylvia Booth Hubbard
A Johns Hopkins scientist has issued a blistering report on influenza vaccines in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). Peter Doshi, Ph.D., charges that although the vaccines are being pushed on the public in unprecedented numbers, they are less effective and cause more side effects than alleged by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Further, says Doshi, the studies that underlie the CDC’s policy of encouraging most people to get a yearly flu shot are often low quality studies that do not substantiate the official claims.
Promoting influenza vaccines is one of the most visible and aggressive public health policies in the United States, says Doshi of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Drug companies and public officials press for widespread vaccination each fall, offering vaccinations in drugstores and supermarkets. The results have been phenomenal. Only 20 years ago, 32 million doses of influenza vaccine were available in the United States on an annual basis. Today, the total has skyrocketed to 135 million doses.
“The vaccine may be less beneficial and less safe than has been claimed, and the threat of influenza seems to be overstated,” Doshi says. Mandatory vaccination polices have been enacted, often in healthcare facilities, forcing some people to take the vaccine under threat of losing their jobs.