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The privately owned CDC played up flu deaths in 2003 because the public was declining their advice on the flu shot — Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch

Posted by M. C. on May 12, 2020

“Cause-of-death statistics are based solely on the underlying cause of death [internationally defined] as ‘the disease or injury which initiated the train of events leading directly to death,'” explains the National Center for Health Statistics. Because the flu was rarely an “underlying cause of death,” the CDC created the sound-alike term, “influenza-associated death.”

The CDC’s decision to play up flu deaths dates back a decade, when it realized the public wasn’t following its advice on the flu vaccine. During the 2003 flu season “the manufacturers were telling us that they weren’t receiving a lot of orders for vaccine,”Dr. Glen Nowak, associate director for communications at CDC’s National Immunization Program, told National Public Radio. “It really did look like we needed to do something to encourage people to get a flu shot.”

Remember CDC is a private subsidiary of Big Pharma. EWR From the huffingtonpost The CDC’s decision to play up flu deaths dates back a decade, when it realized the public wasn’t following its advice on the flu vaccine. During the 2003 flu season “the manufacturers were telling us that they weren’t receiving a lot of […]

via The privately owned CDC played up flu deaths in 2003 because the public was declining their advice on the flu shot — Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch

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