Did 80,000 Americans REALLY Die From the Flu or Is This Big Pharma Propaganda to Push the Flu Shot?

by | Oct 5, 2018 | Headline News | 22 comments

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    This article was originally published by Meadow Clark at The Organic Prepper

    The New York Times is reporting that 80,000 Americans died of the flu last winter and that it’s the highest death toll yet. Scary articles like these are thinly veiled attempts to push Americans into the vaccine regime (get your flu shots or you’re going to die!) out of fear, panic, and hysteria. Maybe it is the highest death toll yet, however, there is more than meets the eye.

    The Big Pharma-media-government conglomerate has a lot staked in keeping you unwell, scared, and dependent. Frightened, self-doubting, and unhealthy people are much easier to control.

    But first, it’s not just about money…

    A lot of people point to the billions that Big Pharma rakes in annually as a reason for why they push their drugs and don’t care about injuries and death that could result from them: vaccines, opioids, antidepressants, etc.

    Sure, but money is just a tool for a bigger goal.

    This desire for omnipotence is what drives the vaccine marketing campaigns. Why else would there be cohesive actions among giant multinational corporations, the government, and the media? Did you know that most University medical research is brought to you by pharmaceutical companies? Think of how much power an entity wields over the masses if it can control the flow of information and its perception.

    What other companies enjoy tax-funded compensation courts just for the injuries caused by their product instead of allowing injury victims to sue the manufacturers themselves?

    If you are injured or die from vaccination, you cannot sue the vaccine makers or the medical practice you rely on. Once it’s done, all responsibility thereafter is dumped on the person who allowed themselves to get the vaccine. This is one of the few examples where consumers have few rights and the sellers have too much leverage over the individual. Many employees don’t even have basic rights over their bodies while they are at work anymore…

    The media steamrolls the public with questionable death toll numbers of people who succumbed to the flu. Sadly, they downplay the numbers of vaccine injuries such as the 4250% increase in fetal deaths that occurred after flu vaccines were deemed “safe” for pregnant women…

    Big Pharma Propaganda Tactics

    Fear: Pumped up death toll statistics and horror stories. (See below.)

    Lies and astroturfing:

    Think those viral Facebook posts are organic? Is that a real Facebook comment or a paid troll? Check out this short talk by journalist Sharyl Attkisson about Big Pharma’s astroturfing to trick consumers.


    Attempting to make everyone feel responsible for everyone else’s health (“herd immunity”) when in actuality, the myth of vaccine effectiveness has created a lack of self-responsibility in society. And herd immunity is a misfire because it was based on a different premise than what’s presented, not vaccination. Although Big Pharma makes people feel they’ve “done their part” for society when they vaccinate, they’ve actually outsourced their own and everyone else’s health without fully comprehending the dire consequences to health.


    Calling Flu a Season Like It’s a Foregone Conclusion – Last time I checked, we only have four seasons. Flu and flu-like illnesses can happen at any time. The flu is not a season…

    Get Your Flu Shot – My flu shot? No, that’s your flu shot, Big Pharma. It doesn’t belong to me and I’m not buying it.

    Emotional Warfare:

    Vaccine-pushing trolls use horror stories and graphic imagery to sway “undeciders” to go ahead and vaccinate.

    It’s been admitted before that medical workers are prompted to emotionally push parents into vaccinating their children in order to “train” them into coming back for “wellness” visits and that the vaccines in the first year of life are meaningless to the underdeveloped immune system.


    Earlier this year, the CDC chief said, “85% of children who died from the flu this season were unvaccinated.” But that doesn’t mean never vaccinated, it could mean they didn’t receive “this year’s vaccine.”

    Then there are the “authority figures.”

    People vaccinate to get a job because it’s “the rule.” Or they vaccinate their children because they tell themselves they “have to.” They don’t connect the dots between the earaches, seizures, constant sicknesses, food allergies, and learning disabilities that weld them to their pediatrician’s office for the next 18 years.

    The truth is – most humans are afraid of authority and confrontation and it’s easier to acquiesce when someone who acts like an authority comes down on you with forceful tactics. But the more you say “No” the easier it gets. Office managers, school officials, pediatricians – none of them should be able to control what you do with your body.

    For live virus injectable vaccines (typically other vaccines besides the flu vaccine), newer technology“allows live virus vaccines to be  introduced as a vector or ‘trojan horse.’ In this type of vaccine,  the live virus introduces a piece of DNA into the body…” You cannot unvaccinate. How can you truly remove foreign DNA?

    This vaccine modality is alarming when you consider that Epstein Barr virus and other herpes viruses are DNA viruses – why would you want a weakened live virus vaccine to work the same way? Is that real immunity or is that having the disease itself? My speculation seems too weird of a coincidence for my comfort.

    And although the media likes to say that it’s a myth that you can’t catch the flu from the vaccine, I’ve seen many a coworker call in sick with flu-like symptoms after getting a flu vaccine even though the injection type of flu vaccines are not the live virus kind. FluMist, however, is a live virus vaccine administered nasally. At the very least your body is fighting off the toxicants from the ingredients and that can make someone sick.

    Do tens of thousands of Americans actually die from the flu each year?

    Tens of thousands of people are said to die each year from the flu. But are those claims really true?

    In this article called The Influenza Deception, the writer points out:

    First, it is important to point out the difference between Influenza (Flu) and Influenza-like illness. Both the flu and flu-like illnesses reveal themselves by the manifestation of the same symptoms, i.e. fever, runny nose, headache, body aches, etc. Both are caused by viruses. However, the flu is caused, logically, by the influenza virus of which there are three different types (A,B, and C) while flu-like illness is caused by a variety of other viruses.

    Unfortunately, the majority of individuals who manifest these symptoms and who make a trip to their medical doctor are diagnosed with the flu, with no further testing to confirm this diagnosis…

    Furthermore, the percentage of people who actually end up having had the flu actually test at a much smaller percentage than those who are prematurely diagnosed with the flu. The average percentage rate of the actual flu virus infection during the 15 years between 1997 and 2012 is 15.05%*.

    Keep in mind that many of the deaths attributed to flu are from pneumonia. In this chart from the National Vaccine Information Center, it shows these pneumonia deaths that were lumped in with flu deaths over the last 40 years. Keep in mind that the influenza deaths in the chart may actually be from flu-like illnesses.

    Guess how many people were really proven to have died from the actual flu in recent memory?

    Did you know that only 216 people have died as a result of the confirmed flu in the 13 years between 1997 and 2010?

    Here is a list of those who died as a result of confirmed influenza:

    *Note from source article: “These numbers were a result of the calculations of the figures provided by the CDC and two sets of numbers as calculated by Dr. Sherri Tenpenny. These numbers, although accurate, should be taken as an approximation. The actual numbers may be slightly higher or lower by a measure of hundredths or tenths of decimal points. These numbers, however, can be confidently used as a representation of the number of flu infections during these years.”

    That’s not exactly warranting of pandemic type reports from the media, is it? While I haven’t looked at recent reports, I don’t believe that there has been a sudden jump from 16 flu deaths to 80,000 deaths.

    Whether it’s a vaccine ingredient list or a CDC report – always read the fine print, my friends.

    What are your thoughts on the numbers?

    Do you believe that 80,000 people died of the flu last year? Or is it just propaganda to increase the numbers of people who get the flu vaccine? And do you get the injection?  Have you been pressured by schools or workplaces or doctors?

    Share your stories in the comments section below.


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      1. From what I understand, most of the flu deaths are among those in ill health and the elderly that are on their last legs and the flu is just the final thing that pushed them over the edge.

        As for me? I’ve never gotten a flu shot and have never gotten the flu even when all kinds of people around me were catching it even some of them had gotten a flu shot (for that matter, I’ve had no vaccinations of any kind since I got out of the army 50 years ago). Maybe the flu just more likely to be caught by some people than others whether they’re vaccinated or not.

      2. 40,000 people died in the U.S. in automobile accidents in 2017. How many people are driving around with malevolent bacteria?

      3. Total propaganda from the vaccine pushers yet many people believe it and line up like guinea pigs to take the shots. Trust that isn’t warranted. If big pharma called it a mercury shot people would still take it totally oblivious as to what they were injected with. The pharmaceutical lock on medicine and disease prevention is criminal when the results are truthfully exposed. If there was medicare for all there would be more test dummies for these medical charlatans.

        • Thank you! It is truly amazing just how completely and utterly ignorant the majority of American people have become. When our Daughter was born, the hospital was pushing me to allow them to vaccinate her from Hep B. That struck me as odd, since she nor I were IV drug users, prostitutes or Eskimo natives. I said no and started researching vaccines immediately. She is now 21 and has NEVER had one vaccine. She has never been sick enough to warrant antibiotics, seasonal allergies are the worst ‘illness’ she has ever had. Her immune system is absolutely incredible, no tubes in ears, no food allergies, no ADD/ADHD, no Autism, etc., etc. If parents would simply READ the ingredients in vaccines, they would MAYBE understand why big pharma is criminal: bovine, monkey, chicken and human embryo DNA, formaldehyde, mercury, antibiotics, etc. It is absolutely insane that parents inject their children with such poison.

          • Notice how there is also a picture of Hillary Clinton, above. In an add?

      4. I don’t know about dying, but here is some info on Vaccine Effectiveness (VE)published in Feb 2018. Since we have some > 65 here…

        I personally don’t take the flu shot anymore since it made me sick the last three times I took it. 🙁


        "Influenza vaccine effectiveness in older adults compared with younger adults over five seasons"


        Analysis included 20,022 adults aged ≥ 18 years enrolled during the 2011-12 through 2015-16 influenza seasons; 4,785 (24%) tested positive for influenza.

        VE among patients aged ≥ 65 years was not significantly lower than VE among patients aged 18-49 years against any subtype with no significant interaction of age and vaccination. VE against A(H3N2) viruses was 14% (95% confidence interval [CI] -14% to 36%) for adults ≥ 65 years and 21% (CI 9-32%) for adults 18-49 years.

        VE against A(H1N1)pdm09 was 49% (95% CI 22-66%) for adults ≥ 65 years and 48% (95% CI 41-54%) for adults 18-49 years and against B viruses was 62% (95% CI 44-74%) for adults ≥ 65 years and 55% (95% CI 45-63%) for adults 18-49 years.

        There was no significant interaction of age and vaccination for separate strata of prior vaccination status.


        Over 5 seasons, influenza vaccination provided similar levels of protection among older and younger adults, with lower levels of protection against influenza A(H3N2) in all ages.

        Published by Elsevier Ltd.

        • But those are the two age groups most susceptible to the Flu — the old and the young.

      5. Oh, maybe I have expectations that are too idealized, but do you notice that the VE is quite low relatively speaking?

        The weighted average is likely below 50%

        I guess we could use Democrat thinking here “Imagine how bad [THE PROBLEM] would be if we hadn’t spent the money.”

        Imagine how bad it would be if we hadn’t vaccinated the public…:-(


      6. The “Free Flu Shot” spooks me. I don’t get them and I haven’t had the flu in 20 years or more.

        FREE…… ok whats the catch.

      7. Never had any flu shot and never intend to get one.

      8. Haven’t gotten a flu shot in 20 years
        Haven’t gotten the flu in 20 year

      9. Everyone is going to die from something someday. One thing that I’m positive I won’t die from is the flu shot.

      10. Had the flu real bad for three years in a row. So I started getting flu shots. Got them for over 15 years. Last year the VA gave me a double dose of vaccine because of my age, they said. Developed an extreme reaction to eggs after that. Lost 35 pounds before I determined what I couldn’t eat. Told my primary doctor at the VA, she said, “Oh”. Didn’t say anything else.

        • Him,
          VA is always trying to give me flu shots. I always say no.
          I do keep up with my Tetanus shots as I have cattle, mule, and now a donkey.

      11. 16 actual flu deaths. 80,000 flu shot deaths. Sounds about right.

      12. In order to produce enough vaccine they have to ‘guess’ which strains of flu will become widespread 18 months in the future. The ripple of flu movement even allows different strains to hit the same area. They ‘blew it’ last year – 4 out of 5 strains in the vaccine never got going. Instead, the vaccine offered no protection for the ones that did get going.

        Well punk, do you feel lucky?

      13. As much as I believe that the recent numbers of 80,000 deaths are absolute BS scare tactics perpetrated by Big-Pharma with the actual numbers reported by Dr.Tenpenny being much more accurate and believable, I, unlike many commenters HAVE received a flu shot every year for over 45 years, first started yearly by the Army (with a year or two missed here and there)and have only had the flu, maybe twice (once I can definitely remember), so… did it work for me? IDK, but I sure don’t want to get sick and miss work and chores around the homestead. JMHO

      14. YES…..tens of thousands of people die EVERY YEAR from influenze. Most of them old people….who likely would have died regardless. In the past FAR MORE people died from influenza and pneumonia every year than do now thanks to vacccines and antibiotics (although drug resistance is causing an upswing in deaths). NOBODY IN HISTORY has EVER died as a result of being vaccinated. ANYONE who tells you otherwise is either an idiot or trying to sell you something. While the flu vaccine isn’t as effective as other vaccines (because of the high number of variations in the strains of influenza) it is NOT DANGEROUS. Anti vaxxers need to be rounded up and exposed to every pathogen possible….so they can learn FIRST HAND just how these diseases work…when you aren’t vaccinated.

        • I do a lot of research in death certificates, and I have yet to see one give influenza as the cause of death. If there were actually “tens of thousands” of deaths each year, someone in my area would have died from it.

          I’ve never had the flu. I haven’t had a shot in over 40 years. I won’t get one in the future.

          You are a sick person if you want to kill people just because they don’t want to be injected with viruses and mercury.

      15. Rucksack Rob, I too receive the flu shot every year.

        I am high risk, and have never got the flu.

        I have to do what I can. Everyone has an opinion, and choices

        whether to get the flu shot or not. I understand the pros and

        cons though.

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