The Safety of the Influenza Vaccine: How the CDC and Mainstream Media Deceive the Public

I am crowdfunding a major multi-part exposé on how the government and mainstream media systematically deceive the public about the safety and effectiveness of the influenza vaccine.

You can help me get this vital information out to the public by making a financial contribution to the effort.

Update, July 16, 2018: Hooray! Thanks to support from my readers, I’ve reached my fundraising goal to produce part 3 of the series!

The fourth and final installment is also forthcoming. Additional donations beyond the amount of $1,200 will be put toward part 4. (I’ll update this page with the new fundraiser goal once part 3 is published. Coming soon, so stay tuned!)

Project Overview

I am writing a major multi-part exposé demonstrating how the government and media routinely and systematically deceive the public about the safety and effectiveness of the influenza vaccine.

Thanks to support from readers, I have been able to research, write, and publish the first two installments:

In part one, I show how the New York Times, in order to persuade readers to obediently line up for a flu shot every year in accordance with the CDC’s recommendation, deceives readers by grossly mischaracterizes its own sources from the scientific literature on the influenza vaccine.

In part two, I dive even deeper into the medical literature to illustrate further how the government and media mislead the public, and how public vaccine policy represents a threat to both our health and our liberty.

I am now fundraising for part three, in which I will focus more specifically on how the public is systematically lied to about the safety of the influenza vaccine. You’ll learn:

  • How the media lies about the safety of the CDC’s routine childhood vaccination schedule
  • How rates of vaccine injuries might be many times higher than estimated from postmarketing surveillance data
  • How the government has acted to sustain its own policy by granting broad legal immunity to vaccine manufacturers against vaccine injury lawsuits
  • How the diptheria, tetanus, and whole cell pertussis (DTP) vaccine has been shown to increase the risk of childhood death, and the relevance of this finding to the influenza vaccine
  • How the flu shot can increase your risk of illness
  • Why the CDC’s recommendation that all pregnant women get a flu shot is criminally irresponsible

And much more. As with parts one and two, part two will be packed with epowering knowledge, fully referenced so you can check my sources for yourself and have those resources available to you, and masterfully written so you’ll able to quickly and easily consume the vast amount of information I’ll be providing to you.

I am aiming to raise the modest amount of $1,200 to complete and publish part three.

Much of the writing for part three has already been done, but a significant amount of additional time will be required to complete, edit to ensure the sometimes difficult material is easily consumable for the reader, proofread, and publish it.

I project that the sum of $1,200 is the minimal amount needed to offset my opportunity cost, which is my loss of income incurred from diverting my energy away from paid work to create this important content (which nobody is paying me to do, apart from you, my readers).

Your donation will help me get this vital information out to the public.

Why Crowdfund? And How Does It Work?

This project is being made possible by financial contributions from my readers.

You might be wondering why I’m not using one of the available crowdfunding platforms out there, such as Kickstarter or Patreon, for this fundraiser. I may eventually start using Patreon for this purpose, but one of my reasons for not doing so for this project is that these companies take a 5% cut of the total amount raised. Now, I have no criticism of that because I recognize the great value of the service they are providing, and they are up front about their terms. But I happen to have the skills and tools already to be able to quickly and easily create pages like this. True, I lack their technology to do an “all or nothing” campaign and redeem pledges automatically upon completion of the goal, to automatically update this page with transaction data, etc. But by hosting this fundraiser on my own site, we can ensure that 5% of the amount raised isn’t diverted away from the purpose for which you’ve intended it.

Sound good? If this works, it will serve as a model for me moving forward to be able to deliver you impactful journalism that empowers you with actionable knowledge. This is not just about creating a series of articles. It is about revolutionizing how journalism is done. It is about working together to help make a positive impact, to help ensure a brighter future for our children and future generations of humanity.

Why It Matters

This project focuses on the influenza vaccine, but the implications are profoundly greater. This exposé is relevant because, as it illuminates, our health, lives, and liberty are at grave risk. Public vaccine policy poses a threat to our children and future generations of humanity.

My exposé will connect the dots and synthesize a vast amount of information in a way that enables you to see the big picture and fully grasp the significance of just how dangerously the public is being systematically lied to.

This exposé is needed because there is no serious discussion about vaccine happening in the mainstream media. What the government and media say science says about vaccines and what science actually tells us are two completely different things.

I have already incontrovertibly demonstrated that in parts one and two, but there is still so much more to cover!

This project matters because in order for this threat to our health to be alleviated, political change must occur, and for political change to occur, the nature of the mainstream discourse about vaccines must change.

Together, we can and will make a positive impact.

How This Project Is Different

While the mainstream media has not only utterly failed to educate the public about vaccines, there is a ton of information available online from alternative sources (including, of course, the medical literature itself, searchable at So how is my exposé different from everything else out there about the flu vaccine?

Well, for one, most people just don’t have time to research the medical literature for themselves. It takes a huge amount of time, and the science can be very difficult to understand and interpret. What is required is for journalists with the necessary research and analytic skills to convey the information in a meaningful way to the general public.

There are a lot of people doing amazing work in this area. But another part of the problem is that there is so much information out there. While alternative media sources do cover the vaccine issue reasonably, one tends to get disparate glimpses of various facets. Content that really comprehensively overviews a topic such as “the influenza vaccine” in a way that enables the reader to relatively quickly and easily get fully up to speed on what the science says and approaches the issue from all angles is rare or nonexistent. And that’s no surprise because, frankly, this is an extremely difficult and time-consuming task. It requires an extraordinary level of skill.

I recognize that I have been blessed with the required skills in research, analysis, and, above all, writing, and I feel compelled by my conscience to utilize these skills to get this information out there. I cannot claim this is a selfless effort. On the contrary, I view it as being in my own best interests to do everything in my power to make a positive impact. Indeed, my primary consideration is what kind of world I want my son to grow up in. If you are a parent, you know there can’t be any greater motivation than that.

My exposé will connect the dots, synthesizing a massive amount of information about the flu vaccine in a way that helps readers see the bigger picture. Basically, you could either spend hundreds of hours doing your own research to really understand the broad range of issues related to the influenza vaccine, or you can just read my exposé. (And then, if you want to dig even deeper, you can start by checking my sources and going from there.)

While there is some great work being done out there on this issue, the nature of the topic itself can make it difficult to effectively communicate ideas through writing. This is something I excel at. I’ve been described by Barron’s as “a writer of rare skill”, and I am confident that you’ll agree part one of my exposé is extraordinarily well written.

I don’t have a lot of resources, but even with my modest means, I have already been able to make an impact with my writing. My work has been cited by Dr. Joseph Mercola of the leading natural health website, and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s organization World Mercury Project has on a number of occasions reached out to me to republish my work to share it with their large audience. The impact I’ve managed to have despite my lack of resources rests primarily on the strength of my analytic and writing skills.

I’ve spent a lot of time honing my writing skills. In fact, I’ve developed a whole coaching program to help other writers more effectively communicate their ideas and make their voices heard. I dare say nobody else could give you the knowledge my exposé will empower you with in a way that allows you to quickly and easily consume the information while fully grasping its significance.

That’s how this project is different, and why I feel it is worth supporting. In the end, it is really up to the information consumer to determine how knowledge is imparted to them through the media. Where you direct your dollars helps determine the future. I ask you to join me in this effort. My research, analysis, and writing. Your financial contribution. Together, we can do this.

Crowdfunding Progress


Goal: $1,200

Raised: $1,614.03

Donors: 46

Last Updated: November 19, 2018, 7:30 pm ET

“Jeremy Hammond is a true investigative journalist, not afraid to dig for the truth on vaccine safety or to expose the corruption, lies, and manipulative tactics of the official vaccine promoters, such as the CDC and the FDA, with laser-like clarity.

“By contrasting the actual research on vaccine science—or lack thereof—with the pap being sold to us by the media, CDC, and public health officials, it becomes glaringly obvious that the powers-that-be do not have the public’s best interest in mind.

“I find his work not only very educational for myself as a naturopathic physician as well as for my patients, but am also impressed by his dedication to his craft; it takes hundreds of hours to research and write such articles and nobody is paying him to do this.

“Jeremy is providing a true service to humanity with his investigative work and deserves our deepest gratitude, respect and support. He certainly has mine.” Dr. Anke Zimmermann, ND, FCAH

Naturopathic Physician,

“I dare say that journalists have gotten either very lazy, very scared, or both. It is a rare journalist – like Jeremy Hammond, or Sheryl Attkisson – who actually digs deep for the truth on a matter.” Dr. Kelly Brogan, MD

Holistic Women's Health Psychiatrist and New York Times Bestselling Author,

“Jeremy Hammond has recently produced two stellar pieces of investigative journalism on how the science of flu vaccines is mis-reported by the CDC and the mainstream media. He is currently working on a third. I have found his pieces to be carefully sourced, thoughtful, highly readable and compelling….

“If we want investigative journalism on this topic, we’re going to have to fund it ourselves, or we won’t get much of it! I’d rather pay him than for a subscription to the Washington Post or New York Times, both of which continue to demonstrate woeful bias on this topic.” Jen Downey

“Glad to see that a rare few independent thinking journalists exist.” J. P.

“I don’t know how to thank you enough.” A. R.

“Jeremy, you’re doing great work! Good on you for taking on the media behemoths and trying to get out all the facts about vaccines.” K. R.

“Thanks for all you do!” B. S.

“You’re amazing! Keep up the great work.” J. N.

“I am a Mom of an autistic son 13.5yrs old… Thanks!!!” C. S.

“Thanks for what you’re doing! Keep it up!” J. G.

“Thank you so much for taking the time out of your life to pursue the answers to relevant largely unposed questions about our vaccine program, and the science that bears on it.” J. D.

“Great work!!” C. P.

“A greatly needed public service! … Thanks so much Jeremy for your dedication to searching for the truth on the flu shot.” M. E.

“Jeremy, A friend forwards me your articles — which I much appreciate. Thank you for the good work you do.” Y. P.

“Keep up the great work. Don’t let the industry shills and trolls get you down.” F. P.

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