Flu-mageddon

Bad flu meets government vaccine

By Mark Luedtke

Government is making Americans dumber. My parents and grandparents knew government was bad for your health. The common wisdom about government was a joke: “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” There was no punchline. That was the whole joke. It’s funny because government agents always pretend they’re here to help, but it’s never true. They make everything worse.

But today, we’ve turned over something as crucial and complex as health care to the government. It doesn’t get any stupider than that. The results are predictable and were predicted.

The LA Times reports, “Connie Cunningham and her staff at Loma Linda University Medical Center were triaging so many flu patients after New Year’s that they assembled what looks like a giant, brown camping tent in their emergency room parking lot. Several hospitals in California are treating flu patients in so-called ‘surge tents’ intended for major disasters.”

It’s a similar story in Ohio and locally. The Dayton Daily News reported Jan. 10, “Statewide, flu-related hospitalizations have climbed to 3,854 confirmed flu-associated hospitalizations as of Jan. 6. There have been 713 flu cases at Dayton Children’s as of Jan. 6. There were 80 cases at Children’s the same time last year, when flu season came later and didn’t peak until toward the end of February.”

Bloomberg reports that an explosion in influenza cases this year will get worse. “The CDC is starting to see infections caused by the H1N1 strain of the virus in states grappling with high levels of the H3N2 strain, the predominant version this season,” it wrote. “In addition, Jernigan says yet another type of flu, caused by the influenza B viruses, is still expected to show up later in the season.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can’t even prevent and control a common ailment. If we had free market health care, the flu would be a nuisance. Socialist health care makes it a killer.

The CDC fails over and over, but we continue to grant it supreme control of fighting disease. If the CDC operated in a free market, it would be bankrupted and replaced by significantly better companies, improved through competition, in no time.

The problem with vaccines is government’s coercive control. I bet 90 percent of Americans, if polled, would agree monopolies are bad, yet Americans continue to allow rulers to create monopolies and cartels which harm us. Cartels are groups of companies which collude to produce an effective monopoly. Government agencies, like the CDC, create cartels and require collusion through regulations. Government prevents competition, ensuring the cartel produces poor-quality products at an unnaturally expensive price. It’s great for the cronies who get the contracts, but it harms the people.

Government control of vaccines and all health care kills people. In a self-promoting analysis, the CDC admits its vaccine is only 50 percent effective in general. No business could survive that high rate of failure. Government gets away with that only because the people have been brainwashed by government schools and media propagandists to allow it.

Last year’s flu vaccine was supposed to be well-matched to the strain of the virus, yet it was worse. This year’s vaccine is not well-matched and is much worse. Australia’s vaccine, which the US vaccine is based on, was only 10 percent effective.

The flu vaccine also tends to make people sick. While the CDC claims people who get sick would have gotten sick anyway, the data doesn’t back that up. People who get flu shots get sick, not necessarily with the flu, at a higher rate than those who don’t. That’s by design. Flu vaccines contain toxins. Some include mercury.

Dr. Joseph Mercola advises smarter ways to resist the flu including optimizing vitamin D levels, avoiding sugar and processed foods, exercising, and washing your hands. None of those recommendations include mercury.

Flu season peaks around the shortest days of the year. That’s a clue that vitamin D, which is produced by sunshine on the skin, provides potent protection against the virus. Mercola believes influenza is a product of low vitamin D levels. He notes, “If you’re severely vitamin D deficient, vitamin D supplementation [with vitamin D3] is 10 times more effective than the flu vaccine.”

Unlike with some vaccines, at least nobody has been jailed for rejecting the flu vaccine. Not yet. If you want to stay healthy and avoid the flu, reject government’s flu vaccine. Follow Mercola’s advice, not the CDC’s.

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Reach DCP freelance writer Mark Luedtke at MarkLuedtke@DaytonCityPaper.com.

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