An almost identical set of circumstances existed for the massive flu vaccination of 1976. About 46 million people got the shot, of whom some 300
died. About 24,000 people died of the flu that year. No clue how many of them had been vaccinated.
#1 - The vaccine production was "rushed" and the vaccine has never been tested on humans.
There's no time.
#2 - Swine flu vaccines contain dangerous adjuvants that cause an inflammatory response in the body.
This applies to any vaccine. The link to autism is highly controversial.
#3 - The swine flu vaccine could actually increase your risk of death from swine flu by altering (or suppressing) your immune system response.
There is zero evidence that even seasonal flu shots offer any meaningful protection for people who take the jabs. Vaccines are the snake oil of modern
Both statements are incorrect. The vaccine may very well be ineffective, but it's not going to suppress your immune system.
There is considerable evidence that vaccination helps reduce the number and severity of flu infections.
#4 - Doctors still don't know why the 1976 swine flu vaccines paralyzed so many people.
Yes, they do. They knew it back in 1979. It was a disease known as
syndrome. It's an autoimmune disorder, sometimes caused by
vaccines. It's one of the risks of vaccination.
#5 - Even if the swine flu vaccine kills you, the drug companies aren't responsible. The U.S. government has granted drug companies complete
immunity against vaccine product liability.
Almost true. The companies can't be sued for negligence, but they're still on the hook for criminal behavior (such as deliberately poisoning the
vaccine). However, they're not liable for unexpected results, even if people die. This is because testing has been abbreviated, and the safety of
the vaccine is not certain. The government assumes the liability, and sets aside money to compensate the people who are harmed by the vaccine. This
is what was done in 1976.
#6 - No swine flu vaccine works as well as vitamin D to protect you from influenza.
Please provide some support for this statement. To my knowledge, there is not much protective effect of vitamin D. It should be noted that it is
possible to overdose on vitamin D, and such overdoses can be fatal.
#7 - Even if the swine flu vaccine actually works, mathematically speaking if everyone else around you gets the vaccine, you don't need
This has no bearing on whether the vaccine is effective. It is also untrue, because even if everyone around you *is* 'protected", some will get the
flu despite the vaccination. The vaccine isn't 100% effective. It ranges about 40-60% effective, meaning about half the people who take the vaccine
will come down with the flu anyway. Now THAT might have been something to post as one of the 10.
#8 - Drug companies are making billions of dollars from the production of swine flu vaccines. That money comes out of your pocket -- even if you
don't get the jab -- because it's all paid by the taxpayers.
True. We also pay for the missiles we never use. That's part of the deal of living in a democracy - we wind up paying for things from which we
derive no benefit. However, we also wind up being able to afford things we do use, because other taxpayers also contribute.
#9 - When people start dying in larger numbers from the swine flu, rest assured that many of them will be the very people who got the swine flu
This statement is not supported either by data or experience. In the 1976 flu vaccination, the numbers of people who were injured by the vaccine were
small, not beyond what any other vaccination would have caused. Even if we assume that every single person who died of the flu that year got it from
the vaccine, only around 24,000 people died of it. That's not bad odds. Of course, many people got the flu all by themselves without any
#10 - The swine flu vaccine centers that will crop up all over the world in the coming months aren't completely useless: They will provide an easy
way to identify large groups of really stupid people. (Too bad there isn't some sort of blue dye that we could tag 'em with for future
Gratuitous ad hominem argument that requires no comment.