Desperate. That's the only word I can come up to describe the people responsible for pushing the flu vaccine.
Public health officials are now chalking up the dangers of the swine flu vaccine to little more than unproven rumors that need to be nipped in the bud. Any supposed side effects are purely coincidental.
So let me get this straight… I'm supposed to overlook the fact that so far in Britain, 22 developed Guillain-Barre syndrome and six died of unexplained causes shortly after receiving the swine flu vaccine?
Those officials may have convinced themselves that's a coincidence, but I don't buy it.
Leonard Marcus of Harvard University's School of Public Health said, "The greatest danger ahead is that there will be coincidental events between (swine flu) vaccination and adverse health events and people will draw conclusions that are not based on science."
That's funny. I would have thought that the "greatest danger ahead" would be the aftermath of a mass vaccination program that pumped millions of milliliters of an untested and unproved substance laced with harmful additives into millions of unsuspecting people.
But hey, what do I know?
Of course, if you read the fine print, you'll see that several of the study's authors received grants from swine flu manufacturers. Talk about a coincidence...
And just when you thought they couldn't stoop any lower, the medical powers-that-be are conning pregnant women into getting this vaccine with promises of a healthier baby.
Puh-lease. Talk about a guilt trip! Next thing you know, pregnant women who don't get this shot will be locked up for child abuse!
The real problem here is that too many pregnant woman are saying "no thanks" to the flu shot – and that's bad for business. One researcher called the number of pregnant women who get flu shots "dismal."
I call it dynamite.
These women are among the best-informed and most health-conscious consumers out there, and they're unwilling to risk the lives of their unborn children for a questionable vaccine.
We could all learn a lesson from them.
And as for the studies showing that babies benefit when their moms get vaccinated — well, you can ignore these studies, because they're not worth a box of used baby wipes.
Two of the four studies took place entirely in Bangladesh. One of them didn't compare the flu shot to no vaccination – it compared the flu shot to pneumococcal vaccines. There are so many variables in this one you can't even begin to make sense of it.
And I'm going to try, either.