Medical lies & statistics quotes
"The endless stream of lies told by
powerful people in positions of great public trust is horrifying."---
In Britain 'doctors do not have to tell the truth or refrain from deliberately falsifying medical records' ---[2009 may]
"(Vaccination), a Destroyer of the Honesty and Humanity of Medicine, which is through it a deeply-degraded Profession."---Dr Garth Wilkinson (1883)
See: Graph propaganda.
“Statistics don't lie, but liars use statistics”. ~ James B. and Hannah Yoseph
Merck lied.---James B. and Hannah Yoseph
One of the most useful skills a person should develop is how to look someone straight in the eye and lie convincingly.Social dominator measuring scales by Bob Altemeyer
"You will hear statements by supposed experts, always the same few in the pay of the telecommunications industry, to the effect that cell-phones/cell towers/microwave radiation have been proven safe in countless studies". It is an easy lie, one that the news media have been eager to propagate".........On 4th July 2004 Dr. Keith Baverstock who was the World Health Organisation's Senior Radiation Advisor in Europe, says that science has been perverted for political ends by Government agencies, which should be protecting Public Health.Such studies don't exist. TETRA: A Critical Overview into the death of Officer Neil Dring
Public statements about the safety of the drug were a lie; that the company knew Prozac was responsible for a raised risk of suicide and was only slightly more effective than a placebo. Why you should never trust new wonder drugs by Prof David Healy
"When you have power you don't have to tell the truth. That's a rule that's been working in this world for generations. And there are a great many people who don't tell the truth when they are in power in administrative positions."---Dean Burk former head of National Cancer Institute Research (interview on the Owen Spahn Talk Show, San Francisco, june 1972)
"What I actually said was that there are three kinds of politicians: those who do not lie full stop, those who lie if they absolutely have to, and those who do not give a bugger about lying," John Humphrys told the Guardian newspaper.
"Epidemiology is like a bikini. What is revealed is interesting. What is concealed is crucial"
"Furthermore, much depends on how statistics are gathered. Until recently most autopsies on infants were carried out in a haphazard fashion. Often, no autopsies were performed. Now, in most parts of the western world, strict criteria are applied and autopsies performed by specialist teams. Many cases that previously would be considered as qualifying for the diagnosis of SIDS are now excluded. This artificially reduces the incidence compared to pre-autopsy and specialised consideration times. To accurately follow recent trends one needs to look at the overall infant mortality rate. This is the bottom line and cannot be easily manipulated."--Dr Kalokerinos MD (Medical Pioneer of the 20th century p178)
"How do you react when your own government lies to you systematically about life-and-death questions? As I have noted earlier, the answer is political action in the state legislatures, and one weapon in the hands of the public is an understanding of the pseudo-science and pseudo-epidemiology represented by articles like this one."--Harris Coulter http://www.pnc.com.au/~cafmr/coulter/sids.html
"Most of the cheats in science are MDs."---Linus Pauling, twice winner of the Nobel Prize
"They are running a monopoly and they will lie, cheat and steal to keep it that way....... I think that no person would permit anybody to get close to them with an inoculation if they would really know how they are made, what they carry, what has been lied to them about and what the real percent of danger is of contracting such a disease, which is minimal......And according to those figures as compared to those from the Encyclopaedia Britannica for that same year they had inoculated (in Africa) according to their statement, twenty million people more that the total population, every man woman and child of the countries in question. Now if you can lie so crassly and have enough people to back you up about lying about how many you inoculate the question may arise of have you inoculated any at all? Did you use the same ..what did you do? We dont know anything they are saying be cause they are lying from the moment go. So you know you really have very little frame of reference excepting that theres something very fishy in the whole process."---Dr Eva Snead
The department has always claimed that there have been no deaths associated with corticosteroids, a commonly-prescribed anti-inflammatory drug. But following a request from campaigners against the drug, the MCA released figures showing that 83 deaths had been caused by adverse reactions to one form of corticosteroid. A second request to the department for all adverse reactions to corticosteroids revealed a total of 175 deaths between 1964 and 1997. Asthma steroid can kill
"Jurors heard from an eminent professor, Sir Roy Meadow, who told them that multiple infant deaths should always be treated with suspicion. He explained that the likelihood of two infant deaths in the same family was one in 73 million. But the Royal Statistical Society took the unprecedented step of writing to the Lord Chancellor stating "there was no statistical basis" for the figure. Among other bodies, the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths has evidence that second cot deaths in the same family occur "roughly once a year."--Media Jan 2003
"The anti-cancer effect of amygdalin was demonstrated in Mexico by government sponsored reserach under Dr. Mario Soto De Leon and its use is legal. Dr Soto was the first medical director of the Cydel Clinic in Tijuana (taken over by Dr Manner) .It is very important that it be prepared and administred correctly in sufficient dosage or it will not be effective. The trial performed at the Mayo Clinic in the early 80's involved the use of the racemic mixture rather than the levo-rotary form and thus was only 10% of the strength required. In spite of this, towards the end of the experiment, the patients began to show improvement, but it was discontinued and declared ineffectual."--Dr Robert Willner, M.D.
According to Richard Walters, Dr. James Cason of the University of California, Berkeley, analyzed the compound used in the Mayo Clinic study using infrared spectrophotometry and determined that it did not contain amygdalin at all.
"Two alleged trials took place under the direction of Dr. Charles Moertel at the Mayo Clinic. However as one might expect from a proven swindler operating at such a dishonoured location, these bore little resemblence to scientific methodology. Moertel cooked the first trial…by packing the trial with patients whose immune systems had already been destroyed by toxic chemotherapy. He then rigged the second trial by treating the patients with ascorbate for only two and a half months and then continuing with the "trial" for another 2 years. He then issued a perjured press statement in which he announced that vitamin C therapy had been proven ineffective, carefully concealing the fact that he had almost certainly caused the death of several patients by reason of this iniquitous fraud. The resulting carefully devised publicity on the subject also caused the deaths of several other patients who had been happily surviving on ascorbate."---Dr Richards & Frank Hourigan.
"This man (Moertel) of the Mayo Clinic, no less….had the effrontery to defend the employment of two toxic preparations, with no curative value, in cases of metastasised intestinal cancer lest they (the patients) otherwise seek it (hope) from the hands of quacks and charlatans. In other words Moertel urged the use of a hramful substance of no value…on patients who are, presumably, paying a fee for their therapy,…and are hoping for a cure,…just to keep some other therapist from trying to save them!…….(you) can find a permanent record of the distinguished Dr. Moertel’s recommendations in the New England Journal of Medicine, 1978."—Dr Richards & Frank Hourigan.
"What you are about to read will shock you. It is a story of
oncologists lying to parents about the efficacy of their therapy and using
coercive tactics such as threats of court orders to take children and submit
them to treatments that they know are torturous and ineffective.......We were
told, not asked, but told that we had 30 days from Alexander’s surgeries to
start chemo. We were told that chemo would offer Alexander a good chance of
survival. We were told that he would be getting a new chemo protocol with
"state-of-the-art" drugs. And we were warned that if we did not bring Alexander
in for chemotherapy a court order would be forthcoming so that the oncologists
could take him from us and administer these poisons without our approval. We
were lied to and threatened so that oncologists could fill our son with deadly
ineffective poisons that simply shortened his life and made his last days on
earth a living hell.
The oncologists did what they were trained to without challenging the death that surrounds their treatments. The FDA took away Alexander’s freedom to use a non-toxic and potentially life-saving therapy. The drug companies received their chemotherapy profits. Alexander lost his life. And we have to live with the knowledge that we never gave our son a fighting chance to survive his disease." No Rights for a Child Diagnosed with Cancer------Raphaele & Michael Horwin
"The fact is that all of the studies that have been supervised by the National Cancer Institute should now be re-examined by congressional committees to see wether or not there is real corruption in all of them."--Ralph Moss http://www.whale.to/c/moss.html
"It has been condemned as a worthless quack remedy by others because they were genuinely misinformed or because they were BAREFACED AND DELIBERATE LIARS."—Dr Richards & Frank Hourigan.
The endless stream of lies told by powerful people in positions of great public trust is horrifying. [Media Oct 2006 Wakefield] VILIFED by the MMR zealots
DPT vaccine lies
"(Vaccination), a Destroyer of the Honesty and Humanity of Medicine, which is through it a deeply-degraded Profession."---Dr Garth Wilkinson (1883)
The two of the three vaccine brands that were introduced in 1988 had to be withdrawn for safety reasons and yet Dr Salisbury in his statement to the GMC sums up by saying this is a vaccine with an exemplary safety record. Well, if that is his idea of an excellent safety record then we have a very different perception he and I of vaccine safety. [2010 April. Video] Dr Andrew Wakefield - In His own words question 1
[Big whopping lie.] "Yes. I think any of the vaccines we have today have been tested and proven to be safe, and the credible studies don't show any relationship between vaccines and permanent injury. So we favor this and we know that unless we have vaccination rates that are in the 90 to 95% range we are not going to prevent epidemics from coming into this country of measles, of polio, from countries where these diseases are still endemic. So its very important that we vaccinate all our children."----Dr. David Tayloe, President Elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Some years ago much was made of two deaths from measles in Dublin. I tracked down the cases and found both children were already seriously ill before they contracted measles. But I was able to find this out only because of the openness of the Irish authorities. When a measles death was reported in Britain a few months ago, I was refused further information on the phoney grounds of 'confidentiality'. I was not planning to reveal the child's identity - only his general medical state - and the officials involved knew this. Creepier still was the carefully organised and mysterious attempt to scare me in to silence by sending me phoney letters from non-existent mothers claiming their children had nearly died because of my columns. Supposedly, the invented mothers had not given their children the MMR because they had read my articles, and the fictional children had then been seriously ill. [Media June 2006] If MMR is safe, why the lies and paranoia? --Hitchins
My personal position with regard to immunisation is that I believe parents should be able to make an informed choice. I believe that that is impossible, because most doctors have no idea what the full information is. They THINK they do, but they dont. They recommend what they are told to. The information given to parents is carefully crafted to ensure that parents are too scared not to vaccinate. What is presented is usually accurate, but not truthful, because the information lies by omission. 17 years in this domain has also taught me that people believe what they want to believe. This applies to journalists, scientists, doctors and parents. Vaccines and the Immune System by Hilary Butler
"There are two reasons why people perpetuate a lie, even if they are not the original creators of it. Some do it out of ignorance or carelessness. Others do it deliberately with full knowledge. Sometimes it is difficult to determine whether facts are falsified deliberately or out of ignorance. Whatever the case, it is important to set the record straight when distortion of facts perpetuate a lie, especially when the lives of human beings are at stake.....Paul Offit attempts to rewrite history when he argues that the DPT vaccine does not cause brain inflammation and permanent brain injury in some children....Offit is entitled to his own opinion but not to his own facts. We have only ourselves to blame when we believe everything he says." - At Risk: Truth About Vaccines, Lawsuits & Shortages by Barbara Loe Fisher
"The facts and figures of the medical profession, and of Government officials, in regard to the question of vaccination, must never be accepted without verification."--Alfred Wallace 1898
"The (smallpox) unvaccinated Gabriele did not become ill as the vaccinated Waltraut. This did not agree with medical opinion. In their Textbook on Infectious Diseases, the authors GSELL and MOHR reproduced a photo of the two girls, but without their heads, and claimed that the girl with considerably more pustules on her body was the unvaccinated Gabriele, the girl with the less pustules the vaccinated Waltraut. It was however exactly the other way round: The unvaccinated Gabriele was less ill than the vaccinated Waltraut."--The Vaccination Nonsense (2004 Lectures)---Dr. med. G. Buchwald ISBN 3-8334-2508-3 page 81.
While we’re on the subject of statistics, perhaps someone could explain the meaning of the figures in the table for Measles Notification: England and Wales, By Age Groups, 1989-2006, that appears on the Health Protection Agency web-site. This table shows the number of measles cases notified (excluding ones at Port Authorities, to exclude the bias of people bringing measles into the country from abroad) for 2006 as 3,739. Why is this figure almost 3,000 more than the figure quoted by the HPA and repeated in the articles of Fitzpartick and others? Dealers in Second Hand Words by Martin J Walker
Merck continued to supply the infant hepatitis B vaccine, which was contaminated with thimerosal, a mercury preservative, for two years after announcing that it had eliminated the toxin from the vaccine. How America Was Blinded by Merck's Vaccine Lies
"It is a problem for me that I am part of a profession that is systematically lying to people."--Dr Mark Donohoe (Vaccine video)
"If you want the truth on vaccination you must go to those who are not making anything out of it. If doctors shot at the moon every time it was full as a preventive of measles and got a shilling for it, they would bring statistics to prove it was a most efficient practice, and that the population would be decimated if it were stopped."---Dr Allinson
“Before 1988 (when the MMR was introduced) more than half the acute measles deaths occurred in previously healthy children who had not been immunised,” ------Immunisation against infectious diseases HMSO London 1996 para 22.1.5, p126, ----as pointed out by Dr Donegan: [Letter BMJ Feb 2005. Measles deaths & Autism diagnosis]
This is a lie as the stated reference source: C L MILLER. Deaths from measles in England and Wales, 1970-83. British Medical Journal, Vol 290, 9 February 1985 states "No attempt was made to establish further clinical details, vaccination history, or social class."
"Whatever explanation you consider most accurate the unavoidable fact is that the government (in the form of the DHSS) has consistently lied about the whooping cough vaccine, has distorted the truth and has deceived both the medical profession (for the majority of doctors and nurses who give these injections accept the recommendations made by the DHSS without question) and millions of parents."--Dr Vernon Coleman MB
"Thus, the AAP concurs with the ad hoc subcommittee of the NVAC and the ACIP that whole-cell pertussis vaccine has not been proven to be a cause of brain damage."---AAP http://www.aap.org/policy/01226.html
"Does whooping cough vaccine cause brain damage? NO....some very careful research has been done....and it has shown that there is no proof...those cases reported were due to brain disease."--UK Health Dept.
"It now transpires that during the Clinical Trials children did in fact suffer severe and irreversible brain damage as a result of the Pertussis Vaccine and accepted as such by Medical Experts appointed by the Department of Health........It is now an established fact that the present figure now stands at over 900 which is an absolute disgrace in a civilised country."--M Wain http://www.whale.to/vaccines/wain.html
"As officials repeatedly have lied about the relationship of squalene to gulf-war illness, Insight has pursued the truth, uncovering HIV tests for an AIDS vaccine using the adjuvant."--Insight
"A glance at these figures (skin complications of vaccinations) indicates something of the enormous reporter or observer error that must exist. It is impossible to believe, for example, that there were, in Germany, only 1.8 cases per million showing a non-specific rash when in a London borough there were 8,800 cases per million."---Sir Graham Wilson (The Hazards of Immunisation p235).
"They (Merck) told her that she was the only person who had ever phoned....she said that when her doctor phoned, he too was told he was the only person in the world that had ever called, and when each of the doctors of the other nurses called in, each was told the same thing. I also called Merck...and they said------"Oh Dr Hyde, you are the only doctor in all of Canada that has ever contacted us with such a complaint."---Dr Hyde
"Dr. Katz committed perjury before the House Government Reform Committee several months ago when he emphatically insisted twice that the whole-cell pertusis vaccine is not given in this country anymore."--Michael Belkin
It now seems we have discovered a Second Polio Deception and it is not Splendid! It seems we have exposed this nonsense of 8-10 cases of vaccine associated Poliomyelitis (VAP) each year for what it is and as the saying goes we seem to have opened Pandora's Box. We also wonder how a figure of 8-10 VAP per year can be arrived at when there are in a full 5 years over 1,695 events (330 events per year) with unknown recovery status. How can any figure be valid with so many unknowns? http://village.ios.com/~w1066/poliov6.html
"There is no link between measles, measles vaccine or MMR immunisation and either Crohns disease or autism,"------Sir Kenneth Calman. But one of his own experts says: three-in-one vaccine may cause autism
"Mr. Charles Fox, a medical man residing at Cardiff has published fifty-six cases of illness following (smallpox) vaccination, of which seventeen resulted in death. In only two of these, where he himself gave the certificate, was vaccination mentioned."--Alfred Wallace 1898
"Mr. Henry May, Medical Officer of Health, candidly states as follows: "In certificates given by us voluntarily, and to which the public have access, it is scarcely to be expected that a medical man will give opinions which may tell against or reflect upon himself in. any way. In such cases he will most likely tell the truth, but not the whole truth, and assign some prominent symptom of the disease as the cause of death."---Alfred Wallace
"The anthrax vaccine was approved without every doing a controlled clinical study. There is no long term safety data on the anthrax vaccine. The government admitted this in congressional hearings. It is a distortion of the truth to say there is substantial safety data."--Bart Classen
"The efficacy of common vaccines may be greatly exaggerated. In a 1998 study, it was stated that "investigator bias probably has overestimated the efficacy of most vaccines." Clinicians' compliance levels in monitoring illness in vaccine recipients varied widely in trial protocols. "Less compliant investigators were far more likely to report data making vaccines appear more effective against mild or moderate disease. Our data suggest that observer compliance (observer bias) can significantly inflate calculated vaccine efficacy it is likely that all recently completed efficacy trials have been affected by this type of observer bias and all vaccines have considerably less efficacy against mild disease than published data suggest" (Pediatrics, vol. 102, no. 4, part 1, October 1998, pp. 909-912, reported as news release, "Clinical Trials; Vaccine Efficacy Overestimated ," posted December 2 to Vaccine Information and Awareness electronic mail discussion list [email@example.com], 9:42 a.m.)."-Laura Ruede
"Another concern I have involves the misuse of statistics. The pamphlet provided to students and parents states that one in 100 Australians are hepatitis B carriers. The Australian Immunisation Handbook generally used by GPs states that one to two in 1 000 Australian caucasians are carriers. The journal produced by the National Centre for Disease ControlDepartment of Health and Aged Care Communicable Diseases Intelligencestates in its annual report that the notification rate of hepatitis B for 1997 in Australia is 1.3 per 100 000. How this rate of infection can correlate to one in 100 Australians being carriers defies simple mathematics."---Sandra Kanck Extract from (Australian) Hansard 11/99, Hepatitis B vaccination
"I believe the documents clearly reveal how the central government hid undesirable data and delayed discontinuation of the (MMR) vaccine," lawyer Tatsuro Shigemura said."--Media 2002
"When your article (danish MMR study) was published I was contacted by outraged vaccine victims from around the world. They pointed out that your study was financed by the CDC (ardent pro-vaccinators) and the NAAR (who receive funding from vaccine manufacturers). I was told that your study was blatant fraud and an attempt to write an alibi for yourselves and your colleagues now that autism has reached epidemic proportions. "--Alan Rees
"According to government, measles was a threat to national interest, claiming more than 40,000 lives every year (a statistic which is laughable since most people who get measles stay at home and treat it and the majority of sick people go to private clinics that do not keep records this figure was of course trumped up). This of course is a questionable statistic since the majority of deaths in Uganda are not registered and few parents remember any measles death. No point in registering a person once he has died. Forty thousand people are far much less than those killed in Uganda annually due to the civil war, dwarfs the figure for malaria, which kills a child every five second and for which governments is happy to ignore.......The forcing of them to take a vaccine against a disease they know to be harmless and which they know how to cure in its harmful state was seen as government hell bent on killing its own population for the benefit of commanding whiteworld. All village people know that once you have recovered from measles you will never catch it again, but here they were telling people to vaccinate even those who have recovered from measles. "--Kihura Nkuba 2003
"Then suddenly the deaths from Salk vaccine ceased to be reported. In a letter published in Defender Magazine, the writer stated: "I am informed by someone who works in a newspaper office that much of the bad news concerning the results of the Salk Program is being censored and deleted out of the news to keep people complacent and acquiescent.""--Eleanor McBean
Japan's Health Ministry says the withdrawal of the MMR vaccine for children did not
cause an increase in deaths from measles. It followed UK Prime Minister Tony Blair's comments this week in which
he cited Japan
as an example of the dangers of not having the combined vaccine for measles, mumps and
"Urabe-strain MMR had been withdrawn in Britain the previous year for the same reasons (shamefully, the Health Department had known of the dangers when it was introduced) and replaced with an updated version. Japan, by contrast, switched entirely to single jabs. This has resulted, says the Health Department, in a measles epidemic in Japan and 79 deaths from the disease between 1992 and 1997.
On the face of it, then, this seems a strong argument for sticking with MMR. But Dr Hiroki Nakatani, director of the Infectious Disease Division at Japan's Ministry of Health and Welfare, has a very different story to tell.
He says that in 1989, when Japan first introduced MMR, there were 34 deaths from measles; in 1990, there were 53 deaths; in 1991, 39; and in 1992, 14.
Then, in 1993, the Japanese government moved from recommending MMR to single vaccines instead. The number of deaths from measles per year has since remained at between 14 and 25. So in fact, in the years Japan was using MMR there were on average rather more deaths from measles -- quite apart from the deaths and serious damage done by the vaccine -- than since single jabs were introduced."-- http://www.melaniephillips.com/
"It is obvious that this practice of screening statistics, apparently in
order to suppress facts unfavourable to immunisation, invalidates most of the evidence
brought forward by the supporters of immunisation. They have even gone so far as to
a new disease known as TONSILLITIS IN SCHICK-NEGATIVE CARRIERS to describe cases of apparent
diphtheria in persons "who had at one time or another been Schick-negative."
It will be noted that whereas at the time of the introduction of antitoxin in 1894 the final diagnosis of diphtheria was changed from clinical to bacteriological and resulted in the inclusion of thousands of ordinary sore throats in the diphtheria statistics and a consequent fall in the case mortality, a manoeuvre favourable to the use of the antitoxin), the present change, in abandoning the hitherto accepted bacteriological diagnosis, automatically reduces the number of cases of diphtheria and therefore produces figures apparently favourable to immunisation, the latest craze.
But in addition to this fundamental change of front there has to be mentioned another alteration in diagnosis. This consists in the refusal to classify cases as diphtheria among the immunised, on the ground that they only present mild symptoms. According to the Medical Officer of Health for Ipswich (see East Anglian Times, February 22nd, 1934), it has become the practice not to regard as diphtheria persons who, after immunisation, develop sore throats even though the presence of the Klebs-Loeffler bacilli (hitherto considered to be diagnostic of the disease) can be demonstrated in them.
Such a manoeuvre is not only bound to falsify all subsequent vital statistics, but can be shown to be unjustifiable on grounds of medical pathology, for the assumption that mild cases are not likely to be diphtheria is not borne out by historical records."----Beddow Bayly
"All the sources of error identified in the (Danish) study distort it in the same direction: obscuring the role of the MMR vaccine and exonerating it from any suspicion that it may cause autism. This strongly indicates deliberate fraud. The reason is not hard to guess. Most of the authors of the report are medical doctors and it is safe to assume that they are - or have been - ardent pro-vaccinators. By now they should be well aware of the many scientific studies of the injuries caused by vaccines. They will know that there is now an autism epidemic, that only the vaccinated are affected and that autism always occurs after vaccination and not before. In other words the authors of this report are people with blood on their hands, who fear the retribution of parents, whose children they have killed, mutilated and rendered autistic. People who are prepared to kill and injure helpless children for money will hardly hesitate to lie and cheat if it will keep them out of jail and enable them to avoid paying compensation to their victims. This report is a desperate and despicable attempt by child abusers to remove the noose that is tightening around their necks. Their report (and this one) belongs in the hands of the prosecutor."-----Ulf Brånell
"This gives us great concern, because that is what we make immunisations from." (Dr Myron Essex, International Herald Tribune, Paris, France, November 11, 1985)
"We don't know how a Green Monkey Virus entered to many members of the world population at the same time (Dr Myron Essex, in San Antonio, April 23rd 1987)
"The statistic that is often quoted is that there are 25,000 kids infected with Hepatitis B. After repeatedly asking the question as to how the CDC arrived at this number, Harold S. Margolis, MD, Chief of the Hepatitis Branch of the CDC finally admitted that 25,000 kids is simply an estimate. They have no hard proof that there are definitely 25,000 kids with Hepatitis B."--Lisa F. Reiss
"Every year in the United States, on average.......approximately 36,000 people die from flu." CDC October 6, 2004 http://www.cdc.gov/flu/keyfacts.htm
Number of flu deaths 753 (2002) CDC http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr52/nvsr52_13.pdf
Every year, just prior to the impending "flu season," the CDC and their acquiescent media pawns terrorize the American public with false claims regarding annual flu deaths. The CDC boldly asserts that 36,000 people die every year from the flu. Such scare tactics are calculated to increase flu vaccine sales. However, according to the CDC's own official records documented in National Vital Statistics Reports, only a few hundred people die from influenza (flu) on an average year. And many of these deaths occur in people with preexisting conditions, weakened immune systems, and the elderly. Annual Flu Deaths: The Big Lie By Neil Z. Miller
"They (CDC, ACIP and Merck) are passing off estimated, hypothetical numbers as actual cases.
This is statistical fraud. In the financial world such mis-representation would
lead to criminal charges. If a company inflated its earnings or revenues by 300%
(as the CDC does hepatitis B disease statistics) and foisted those figures off
as official data (and not some back-of-the-envelope guess-timate) - that company
would be investigated by the SEC and sued by shareholders. Why doesn’t that
happen in the medical world? There’s no regulator to keep the CDC honest. They
do not say those figures are hypothetical estimates, they misrepresent the data.
Go try to audit those 320,000 supposed new infections/yr. You will not find
them. The whole exercise is designed to increase public hysteria about the risk
of a low-risk disease so the CDC can extend it’s pervasive influence and
Merck can increase it’s $900 million/year vaccine revenues."---Michael Belkin
MICHAEL BELKIN'S WRITTEN TESTIMONY TO CONGRESS
I always know when it's flu season. First, the media begins its usual role as hyterical government press secretary, uncritically trumpeting the same cooked numbers about the coming flu epidemic. ... NBC's Today Show (10/6/04), warn that the flu kills about 36,000 people every year in the United States. .....It's a crock, a lie, and a sham; a conspiracy to generate fear and stampede people to use a vaccine of questionable effectiveness to the benefit of pro-immunization bureaucrats, and big pharma. Sounds harsh, but follow the math and the money. When the major manufacturers of flu vaccine get together with the CDC in a closed door summit with the sole purpose of figuring out how to stick 185 million doses of a questionable vaccine into a population in which less than 1,000 people a year die, what should we call it? Yes, Virginia, it is a conspiracy. Luckily the conspirators are foolish enough to believe that their website is safely hidden amidst all the chaff of the Internet, or else, are so brazen in their contempt for the general population that they think we can't do a little math and conclude "The vaccine doesn't work, and the flu is a flim-flam!" The CDC should concentrate on finding ways to lower the spread, working alternatives to vaccines, and ways to minimizing the severity of the flu, rather than pumping out fake numbers, creating an aura of fear and hysteria, and shilling for profits to huge pharma companies. The Flu Scare Game by John Keller
Pertussis: Yo-Yo Stats