By Jon Rappoport

OCTOBER 29, 2009.  A word to the wise.  Don’t believe the CDC when they issue reports on how many Americans are lining up for the Swine Flu vaccine.

The CDC is committed to a rip-roaring vaccine campaign.  They’ve shoved in all their chips on this one.  To admit failure, and then on top of that, to confess later that Swine Flu has been a very mild event, would crush CDC authority.  It would be disaster for them.

Since the CDC is basically a PR agency, it needs no ethics.  It can say whatever it needs to, in order to save face.

“Nearly two hundred million Americans were vaccinated for Swine Flu this year.”  Sure.

People who take their news from TV are, of course, watching hundreds of reports all over America documenting “long lines” at clinics.  Try to resist this picture.  It imparts nothing about how many of the 300 million people in the US are actually taking the shot or sniffing the nasal spray.

To conclude that “everyone” is getting vaccinated is unwarranted.  It’s merely a function of what news does best: paint pictures.

In any major city, if you could gather all the people who, for whatever reason, aren’t getting the vaccine—if you could assemble them in one spot—you might well see huge crowds…and if the media covered such an event with more than disdain, you’d really have something.  But people who opt out of this vaccine system don’t generally do big parades or rallies.  They just stay home.  They go about their business.  They’re invisible.

Some of them show up in polls.  A recent poll (Baltimore Sun and other papers reported on it) suggests a third of the respondents won’t get the vaccine.  That’s a very rough estimate.  People who are polled on any subject tend to support the politically correct position, no matter what they really think or intend to do.  So the 33% refuseniks could actually be quite higher.

And of course the publicized shortage of vaccine (real or fake) always increases the demand.  Promote the extreme need for ANY product to the rubes, then temporarily delay the product, and they’ll drool and howl for what’s been taken away. But when the product becomes available, especially when it’s medical (and not some crazy doll for Xmas), the demand drops.  So eager vaccine customers right now could become apathetic customers next week.

I’m always suspicious of official vaccination numbers.  It takes tremendous effort and organization to put together, say, 80 million actual vaccinations.  Try to imagine how many people that is and what kind of infrastructure is necessary to pull this off.

Meanwhile, here is an Oct.28 report from the NY Times:

City Parents Opting Out of Swine Flu Vaccine

As people across the country clamor for the swine flu vaccine, fewer than half of New York City parents with children in elementary school have given permission for their children to receive the vaccine at school, reflecting some ambivalence about the need for the vaccine or concern about its effects. Health officials said that while they did not have a citywide figure, 5 percent to 50 percent of parents had given consent for their children to receive the vaccine at schools that had it. At Public School 157 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, where health officials opened the school vaccination effort on Wednesday, only a third of students had permission to receive it. (end NY Times clip)

And then we have this from Steve Watson of


Mass Rejection Of Swine Flu Vaccine Continues Throughout Europe

French revolt as less than ten Austrians show up at clinics in major city

Steve Watson

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009

The mass rejection of the H1N1 flu shot continues in Europe, prompted by fears over the vaccine’s safety, with extremely low percentages of people saying they intend to take it.

In France, a poll published in the Dimanche Ouest-France newspaper and reported on by the country’s biggest newspaper Le Monde, reveals that just 17% of the population now intend to get vaccinated.

A rough translation of the article reads:

According to a poll published Sunday in West-France, only 17% of the French will consider getting vaccinated against influenza H1N1. In Mid-September, 55% of respondents said they would get vaccinated. Nearly one in two surveyed is clearly opposed to the vaccine.

The evolution of these figures can be explained by the reduction of anxiety felt over the virus. A month ago, 32% of respondents said they were “worried”, that figure has dropped to 16%.

The figures come in the wake of efforts on behalf of nine individuals who have filed formal charges in the French courts claiming that the H1N1 mass vaccination campaign is a deliberate attempt to poison the French population.

The drop in numbers willing to take the vaccine mirrors that in Germany where just 13% now say they are willing to take the shot, down from 51% in July.

Meanwhile, state media in Austria reports that yesterday, on the first day the H1N1 vaccine became available, less than ten people attended vaccine centers in the country’s fourth largest city, Salzburg.

“The organisational situation is the same as if you invite people to a party and you don’t know whether to make three or 5,000 sandwiches.” Norbert Muss, the head doctor of the regional health insurance association commented.

The Flu Case website reports that a poll to be published later this week in Luxembourg indicates that 77% of the country has no intention of getting the vaccine, while 15 % are undecided.

In addition, the site suggests that radio reports out of Poland have revealed only 3% of the population of Kraków, one of the countries largest cities, plan on taking the vaccination.

Mass rejection of the vaccine has been reported throughout Europe, with large portions of Danes, Finns, Spanish, Belgians and Dutch and British people also saying they do not intend to take the shot.

The number of refusniks is set to increase following reports late last week of severe side effects and even deaths in Sweden and Bulgaria that may have been linked with the vaccine.

Significant refusal of the vaccine is also rife among populations of the U.S., Canada and China

(end infowars clip)

After working as a reporter for eight years, in the early 1990s I began contributing to that loose confederation of US groups called the Health Freedom movement.  The central principle was: every individual has the right to seek any method for improving his/her health, and no government body may interfere with that choice.

From this experience, I concluded that Health Freedom was the most successful enduring grassroots movement I had ever encountered.  Especially since it had no real media representation or major continuing source of funding.

Health Freedom has one overriding advantage.  It all comes down to the individual and his/her own body.  The choices to seek treatments and to avoid other treatments are personal and private.

This revolution is ongoing.  The opposition is active.  There are battles to be won.  Sometimes the scene looks bleak.  But when was it any different?  For most of us, we’re not talking about being too poor to afford a meal.  We’re not talking about living in a town where the sewage is pumped directly into the drinking water.  We’re not talking about invading armies.  We’re not talking about neighborhoods where the biggest source of money is drugs.

And now we have the Internet.  We can publish facts and we can appeal to minds.  We can bring many people to focus on issues they hadn’t considered before.

There are no guarantees from benevolent authorities on high, but so what?  Truth is not a bad thing to have on your side. 

Whether a particular Congressman or committee or mainstream reporter or talk-show host—after long hours of trying—responds to our evidence, we still have, in our hands, the fundamental factor of the revolution: the individual can choose.

Whether events and rulings make it harder or easier to choose, the choice is still there.  Despair and disgust only last for a little while.  Then you move forward again.  There are many, many frontiers along which transformation can take place.

Consider what some would say is the worst-case scenario: 300 million people in the US are vaccinated; the white House mandates it, and the population complies; quarantines are put in place; people are detained; travel is restricted; the vaccine causes a great deal of damage; and health authorities do their best to conceal that.

Is it then over?  Is it over for us? 

Are you kidding?  It’s never over.

You’re not simply the sum of your efforts to keep freedom alive.  You’re much greater than that, if you care to see it. Because freedom is not the end.  It’s the platform from which you act.

As an old pal of mine used to say when things got tight, “Sit back, relax, have a beer, and watch the ballgame.”

Yeah, and then click off the TV set, go back out and kick some serious ass.