Are Flu Shots a Scam?

How Effective Was The Flu Shot?

Are Flu Shots a Scam?


Just a couple of months ago the CDC was urging everyone to get a flu shot.  Especially vulnerable were those over 65, and small children.  A large number of nurses are opposed to the vaccination.  Some who took a stand and refused to receive the serum were fired.  So how has all of this worked out?

The CDC released statistics that revealed the vaccine was effective overall in 56% of those who received it.  More revealing is that it was almost ineffective when taken by the group doctors were most insistent be inoculated, seniors.  It was effective in only 9% of those who received the vaccine who were 65 or older.

Medical science believed the vaccine was an effective match to counteract the main virus H3N2, but proved to be effective in only 47% of those who received it.  The vaccine was 58 percent protective in children, 46 percent effective in young adults, 50 percent effective in people aged 50 to 64 and 9 percent in people 65 and older.

Personally, I don’t get flu shots.  I don’t take medication unless it is a matter of life or death.  Part of my age group are like me and still living in the past when it comes to medical care.  I don’t trust the majority of doctors, and trust  surgeons even less.  Medicine is too much of a business, too cold and impersonal.  The most important action a physician does is accurately diagnose the patient’s condition.  Only one in fifty are successful most of the time.

So, is the hype about flu shots a scam?  Probably not for most people.

News services and television are guilty for creating serious concern by the masses.  I am guilty.  Early on when I had information that the CDC was predicting a heavier than usual influenza outbreak, I reported it.  I thought it was important enough to pass the information on to the general public.  And although I am in good health in my mid-sixties, I know many my age who are not.  If the vaccine could save their lives, it was worth writing the story.

But a 9% success rate is unacceptable.

When the flu season begins next year, should you get a flu shot?  I think that’s an individual choice, and I nor anyone else should tell you what to do.  If you are concerned about yourself or loved ones and believe it’s a good idea, than by all means get the shot.  I am almost positive I won’t.

James Turnage

Columnist-The Guardian Express

5 Responses to "Are Flu Shots a Scam?"

  1. George   June 30, 2014 at 1:43 am

    You’ve confirmed my suspicions about it’s lack of effectiveness in those of my age group. I’m 70 now & have had an annual shot for at least the past 10 years & once again as in every one of those years I’ve come down with the flu.

  2. Shaula   January 15, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    yes.Seattle RN Hospital FORCED to get FLU Shot or have to wear face Mask all day while working…..punishment and marks you amongst coworkers that you did not get shot. The rule is IF 90 percent of hospital workers get the shot then no need to wear mask! Many are refusing and never get the flu anyway……it is a scam!

  3. Lois   February 25, 2013 at 9:26 am

    I am a nurse in the Columbus OH area and essentially was forced to get this bogus shot against my will under threat of revoking my computer access that allows me to do my job – if this isn’t tyrannical rule then I don’t know what is!! Currently looking for other work/vocation!

  4. Michael in the Corporation of the USA   February 23, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Of course they’re a scam! Just like “vaccines”. Look at all the children with autism and the links with the MERCURY that are in these toxic cocktails. Same with the dentists and the CDC pushing a neurotoxin such as fluoride….you know the only thing labeled as rat poison and safe for kids! Let’s stop the forced poisoning of the Human race!

  5. LaLa   February 22, 2013 at 8:26 am

    can you post where these numbers are available from the cdc?! thank you! references! 🙂


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