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Why Claims Of Unvaccinated Flu Deaths Are Highly Deceptive

Why Claims Of Unvaccinated Flu Deaths Are Highly Deceptive

A statement was made in January by the CDC chief: “85% of children who died from the flu this season were unvaccinated.”

Upon superficial glance, this claim might appear quite frightening to those who have not investigated the scientific literature on vaccines. The CDC has a propensity to omit important information, and the above claim implies that the flu deaths are attributed to a lack of vaccination.

It’s important to understand why the deaths are NOT because they avoided the flu vaccine.

Vaccine Status Gas Lighting

The first point to keep in mind is that “unvaccinated” does not imply vaccine free history, it only means the individual did NOT receive this year’s seasonal influenza vaccine. [1] Further, one must also ask: where is the evidence (data) that proves the vaccination status of these individuals?

We do not know the influenza vaccination history of the “unvaccinated” and the “vaccinated” individuals. It is likely that this is the first time many in the ‘vaccinated’ group have received the flu shot, and the ‘unvaccinated’ group could have possibly received the flu shot in prior seasons (possibly many years). [2]

Why is this important?

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