Efficacy and effectiveness of influenza vaccines: a systematic review and meta-analysis by Prof Michael T. Osterholm PhD et al ... Background: No published meta-analyses have assessed efficacy and effectiveness of licensed influenza vaccines in the USA with sensitive and highly specific diagnostic tests to confirm influenza. – The Lancet
Dominant Social Theme: Vaccines are great. Use them for everything.
Free-Market Analysis: We missed this study in The Lancet when it came out more than a year ago but it is certainly worth commenting on.
Even the public summary itself is a damning indictment of the various flu vaccines currently being promoted by Big Pharma. The summary of this study states definitively that flu vaccine protection is "variable." Here's some more:
Methods: ... We searched Medline for randomised controlled trials assessing a relative reduction in influenza risk of all circulating influenza viruses during individual seasons after vaccination (efficacy) and observational studies meeting inclusion criteria (effectiveness). ... We estimated random-effects pooled efficacy for trivalent inactivated vaccine (TIV) and live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) when data were available for statistical analysis (eg, at least three studies that assessed comparable age groups).
Findings: We screened 5707 articles and identified 31 eligible studies (17 randomised controlled trials and 14 observational studies). Efficacy of TIV was shown in eight (67%) of the 12 seasons analysed in ten randomised controlled trials (pooled efficacy 59% [95% CI 51—67] in adults aged 18—65 years). No such trials met inclusion criteria for children aged 2—17 years or adults aged 65 years or older ...
Vaccine effectiveness was variable for seasonal influenza: six (35%) of 17 analyses in nine studies showed significant protection against medically attended influenza in the outpatient or inpatient setting. Median monovalent pandemic H1N1 vaccine effectiveness in five observational studies was 69% (range 60—93).
Interpretation: Influenza vaccines can provide moderate protection against virologically confirmed influenza, but such protection is greatly reduced or absent in some seasons. Evidence for protection in adults aged 65 years or older is lacking. LAIVs consistently show highest efficacy in young children (aged 6 months to 7 years). New vaccines with improved clinical efficacy and effectiveness are needed to further reduce influenza-related morbidity.
What we have here is a study that found the vaccines in question were shown to have been "effective" as little as 59 percent of the time. Additionally, please note the following conclusion: "Interpretation: Influenza vaccines can provide moderate protection against virologically confirmed influenza, but such protection is greatly reduced or absent in some seasons."
There is something grievously dysfunctional about a medical environment based on chemical concoctions that generate numerous additional and injurious effects simply to claim ownership.
The Western medical model is incalculably flawed. Ancient civilizations and even recent tribal cultures doubtless had much of the same medical technology available today via drugs. The difference is that the actual plant-based remedies were applied rather than synthetic variants prepared for patent purposes.
The current medical paradigm is based almost entirely on torturous patent provisions that bear little relationship to the natural law to which – in a sensible world – they would correspond.
Like so many other dominant social themes of the elites, the safety and efficacy of vaccines is under scrutiny as never before. As they should be.
Here at The Daily Bell we've been covering the ineffectiveness (and even deadliness) of vaccines for at least three years and in other incarnations for a number of additional years. In that time, we've been gratified to see that reporting about this medical-induced plague has continually increased.
We believe that a tiny group of super elites runs much of Big Pharma and funds their ownership via central banking. This power elite wants global governance and public health is one tool at their disposal.
We are especially distrustful of vaccines because the paradigm is simply too good to be true. According to mainstream medicine there is ONE cure for most of humankind's ills and it just so happens to be a cure that can only be administered in massive quantities by government officials.
If you wanted to create a healthcare dominant social theme, the myth of vaccine-as-cure-all aligns perfectly with the elites' determination to raise up government solutions as absolutely necessary and effective.
One need only need take a critical look at the idea of "herd immunity" to understand the manipulations currently being practiced. So-called herd immunity provides public health workers with a rationale to insist that everyone be vaccinated. The idea is that if certain people are not vaccinated, the disease itself will never be "wiped out."
The trouble with this insistence is threefold. First, it is almost impossible to vaccinate everyone for a given disease and thus even diseases that are said to have vanished have a habit of coming back.
Second, what has become clear in the past ten years is that not everyone SHOULD be vaccinated. There are obviously people, children especially, who are sensitive to various vaccines and have horrible reactions to them. Thus, herd immunity becomes an impossibility anyway.
Third, it could well be that much of what has been attributed to vaccines is merely distorted reporting and that the subsiding of certain kinds of diseases may have as much to do with better hygiene and overall health as much (or more) than vaccine programs.
The efficacy of vaccines generally should be challenged and their impact on a minority should be aggressively investigated. Here at The Daily Bell, we will continue to agitate for such investigations and point out the difficulties of the current one-size-fits-all vaccine paradigm. For more articles on this issue simply search for "vaccine" and Daily Bell. Or "Wakefield" and "Daily Bell."
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