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Stranger and Stranger Vaccines: Are We Being Fleeced?

Stranger and Stranger Vaccines: Are We Being Fleeced?

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines a vaccine as a “biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease.” The WHO further states that a vaccine “typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism” and that it is “often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins or one of its surface proteins.” The idea is for the weakened or killed microbes to stimulate the “body’s immune system to recognize the agent as foreign, destroy it, and “remember” it, so that the immune system can more easily recognize and destroy any of these microorganisms that it later encounters.”

Inflating Influenza Mortality to Sell Flu Vaccine

Inflating Influenza Mortality to Sell Flu Vaccine

It’s that time of the year again when drug companies, doctors, government officials and media conduct a national advertising campaign to sell flu shots to every American. You can’t pass by a pharmacy,4 enter a supermarket, shop in a “big box” store or catch a plane without seeing the “flu shots for sale” signs trolling for customers. The pharmaceutical industry is cutting…

The Cost of Avoiding Vaccines: The Flawed UNC Study

The Cost of Avoiding Vaccines: The Flawed UNC Study

A new study published in the journal Health Affairs pegged the cost to the U.S. economy of people opting not to vaccinate against vaccine-preventable diseases at $7.1 billion in 2015. The study, performed by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and funded by Merck & Co., based the figure on estimates of medical and lost productivity costs related to being sick.

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