The mainstream media’s treatment of the retracted 1998 Lancet study hypothesizing a link between the MMR vaccine and autism illustrates how they systematically misinform the public and refuse to take parents’ legitimate concerns about vaccines seriously.
Witness what the New York Times says science says about the safety of the influenza vaccine versus what its own source from the medical literature actually says.
Observe how the New York Times deceives you about the flu shot. Witness what the Times says science says about the influenza vaccine versus what its own source from the medical literature actually says.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) claims that its recommendation that everyone aged six months and up should get an annual flu shot is firmly grounded in science. The medical literature tells us something else entirely.
Okay, not “everything”. But I do what the mainstream media won’t and scratch the surface for you, offering you a glimpse at some of the kinds of things we can learn from the medical literature that the CDC literally does not want you to know. (The agency considers “growing health literacy” to be a major problem.)
I have to thank Germ Guy for providing me with yet another enlightening — and entertaining — illustration of the intellectual bankruptcy that pervades the public discourse when it comes to the question of vaccines.
A recent New York Times article on the influenza vaccine provides a useful case study in how the mainstream media manufacture consent for the CDC’s public vaccine policy by systematically misinforming the public about the science.
To persuade parents to follow the CDC’s routine childhood vaccination schedule, Lena H. Sun in the Washington Post lies that every vaccine is studied for safety when given in combination with every other vaccine on the schedule. Confronted with her lie, she’s refused to issue a correction.
The Washington Post tries to reassure parents that getting their child many vaccines at once is perfectly safe by claiming every vaccine on the CDC’s routine childhood schedule has been studied for safety when given along with every other vaccine on the schedule. But that is a recklessly irresponsible lie.
Observe how the CDC turns its own assumptions about the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine into proven fact in order to sustain its public policy.