Flu Vaccines Are Killing Senior Citizens, Study Warns

Scientists warn that flu vaccines are killing off the elderly

A JAMA study has found that the flu vaccine, taken by 60% of people over 65-years-old, may be killing a significant number of senior citizens.

Sharyl Attkisson, a former investigative journalist for CBS, says the study shows there is no improvement in mortality rates among senior citizens who get flu shots, and may actually contribute to increased ill-health and death.

Inquisitr.com reports: The study “got little attention,” she says, “because the science came down on the wrong side.” Whereas the researchers had set out to prove that the push for massive flu vaccination would save the world, the researchers were “astonished” to find that the data did not support their presupposition at all. The data actually shows that deaths increased, not decreased, among seniors following vaccination.

Johns Hopkins scientist, Peter Doshi, Ph.D., issued a report in the prestigious British Medical Journal, according to NewsLI, asserting that the CDC policy of routinely recommending the flu vaccine is being based on “low quality studies that do not substantiate claims.” He says there is no evidence that the vaccine reduces deaths among senior citizens. Interestingly, Doshi cites an Australian study which found significant risks for children as well, stating that “one in every 110 children under the age of five had convulsions following vaccinations in 2009 for H1N1 influenza.”

During the drug trials for the Fluzone flu vaccine, 23 seniors out of 3,833 died after receiving the shot, according to the drug’s package insert, reported by Health Impact News. Another 226 experienced “serious adverse effects.” The manufacturer denies any connection between the deaths and the flu vaccine.

Seniors Told Get Flu Vaccine

There appears to be growing public skepticism that the flu vaccine is as beneficial as the experts say, according to an earlier Inquisitr report. The level of doubt is strongly correlated to the incidence of accounts of research fraud in the vaccine industry, an industry which makes billions of dollars of profit every year.

Often when an article about the dangers of a vaccine comes out, there are people who write in to tell about a family member who was harmed by the vaccine, and the flu vaccine for senior citizens in no exception. A number of people have written to report that their grandmother, or uncle, or brother died shortly after getting a flu shot, sometimes after receiving their first ever such shot. Their stories are frequently minimized, yet the government pays out more compensation from the flu vaccine than any other vaccine.

Despite this, it is increasingly expected that every senior citizen line up for their annual flu shot.

A nursing home near Atlanta, Georgia, now reports a devastating outcome to such a policy, according to Health Impact News. All of the residents of the Hope Assisted Living & Memory Care were given a flu vaccine on Friday, November 7. Every one of the senior citizens developed an immediate fever. Within the week following, five of them died. The source reports that the facility’s typical pattern is one or two losses every six months, frequently due to Alzheimer’s.

“The facility is not saying they are related to the flu shot but we all know they are, and they know they are.”

Questions must be asked, then, such as: do the benefits of getting a flu vaccine outweigh the risks, especially among vulnerable senior citizens? Or would they be better off choosing to reject the shot? Who benefits if evidence showing the harm of the vaccine is buried? And what would be the motive for fabricating evidence of harm if none exists? If the facts are as solid as some insist, then why do they seem to be threatened by the data being challenged? Shouldn’t truth be able to stand up under scrutiny?

  • Sylvia Sweet

    I never took a Flu shot at all till I was about 60, I ask the guy that gave me the shot” now this won’t kill me will it”, If I had any effects from it there was not enough to notice, but I have always been afraid of flu shots, but everyone one was saying I needed a flu shot at my age, I took 2 and haven’t took another since, I am 74 now. And I probably won’t be taking another one ever,I am afraid of those things.

  • robfwtx

    “The
    British Medical Journal piece was neither a “research article” nor a
    peer-reviewed study, and it was authored by an anthropologist who is not
    a “Johns Hopkins scientist” nor a professional in the medical or
    biological fields.” https://www.snopes.com/medical/disease/flushot.asp

    • tal

      Peter Doshi bio:
      Peter Doshi is an assistant professor of pharmaceutical health services
      research in the School of Pharmacy and associate editor at The BMJ
      (formerly, British Medical Journal). His research focuses on policies
      related to drug safety and effectiveness evaluation in the context of
      regulation, evidence-based medicine, and debates over access to data.
      Doshi also has strong interests in journalism as a vehicle for
      encouraging better practice and improving the research enterprise. Since
      2009, Doshi has worked on a Cochrane systematic review of neuraminidase
      inhibitors for influenza. This review has developed innovative methods
      for evaluating regulatory information including clinical study
      reports. Doshi completed a fellowship in comparative effectiveness
      research at Johns Hopkins and received his Ph.D. in history,
      anthropology, and science, technology and society from the Massachusetts
      Institute of Technology.

      http://faculty.rx.umaryland.edu/pdoshi/

  • Stanley Dubinsky

    Actually, the study reported in JAMA doesn’t say this at all (i.e. that flu vaccines are “killing” senior citizens). It concludes, rather, that flu vaccines are not as EFFECTIVE as previously thought for people over 65.

    “We could not correlate increasing vaccination coverage after 1980 with declining mortality rates in any age group. Because fewer than 10% of all winter deaths were attributable to influenza in any season, we conclude that observational studies substantially overestimate vaccination benefit.”

    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/486407

    • TracyJane

      what it says first para is ” Influenza vaccination coverage among elderly persons (≥65 years) in the United States increased from between 15% and 20% before 1980 to 65% in 2001. Unexpectedly, estimates of influenza-related mortality in this age group also increased during this period. .”

  • anonomyssy

    I know an elderly man who got sick from the flu vaccine, never recovered and passed away very soon thereafter. Yep, say the shots are safe all you want. Get them if you think that’s so…as for me, I’ll keep my health and take my chances. Never had one, never will…I am also floored that medical personnel have to choose between their health, and their jobs, by being forced to take them.

    • rr721

      At best vaccines give a very temporary immunity while preventing the permanent immunity gained from defeating flu and colds. Additionally, mothers who don’t receive a permanent immunity don’t pass the immunity to their babies in their milk.

  • Chris Johansen

    Most likely the 5 senior people died from another type of flu not covered by their vaccine, plus t takes a week, or two for a vaccine to be effective. It’s easy for a flu to spread in conditions like a rest home. I have been getting my vaccines always without ill-efffects and have not had the flu for over 10 years. I do not want to suffer for 14 days like some friends who did not get vacinated because of wrong thinking..

    • Ken Nonickname Nonecknom Under

      Rest easy Chris. Yes. The world is flat and there is nothing to worry about. 🙂

    • JustMe

      Having the Flu shot just 5 years in a row tremendously increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease…look it up!!

    • Mary Beth Johnson RN

      not sure why I bother trying to educate those who just don’t get it…but if you ge the flu shot one year, you are at increased risk for developing a NON-FLU- uppr=er respiratory illness the next year. to is not less troublesome, but does not serve you well. if you get the flu one year, you have some health advantages in later years. look it up. some childhood diseases are also protective for more serious diseases. Vaccines are not the magic! our immune systems are! nourish and protect them! do your homework.

    • Rio Sam

      If you feel comfortable getting flu shots then great for you……but that doesn’t mean those that decide against vaccination are wrong! To each their own …
      For me? No thanks… have made it 71 yrs so far never having had the flu or the shot…. wash your hands frequently…will give a person a lot more protection against the flu than a vaccine.

  • Denise GK

    its all about $$$

  • http://brinabrady.blogspot.com/ Brina Brady

    I had the shot and I was violently ill for 8 days. I thought I was going to die. I’m 67. I won’t be getting the shot ever again. I wish I read this article before I got the shot.

  • Paul_Turner

    “Who benefits if evidence showing the harm of the vaccine is buried?”

  • keith mc willaims

    Well DUH !!! theres mercury in those flu shots

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  • Chris Johansen

    Millions of people die world-wide from the flu and side effects like the grim reaper pneumonia.. Maybe a few get ill from flu shot for a day, or two, but doubtful many die. You can google any tall tale and testimony you like, but doesn’t make it true. If you believe all the quacks on the internet you become crazy too.

  • Chris Johansen

    I travel a lot. On the plane some one is coughing on me because they did not get their flu shot, At a cafe on Amazon someone is coughing because they did not take a flu shot and everyone is running for cover. In the internet cafe someone is coughing on the keyboard because they did not get their flu shots and spreading their flu because they did not get their flu shot they can cause death and pain. If you lack care for others and do not get you vaccinations I wish you’d stay at home and not spread your bad germs and pain and suffering and even cause dearth to others who could not afford modern medicine because you believe the quakes and tall tales and crazies on the internet world. If you don’t want a flu shot go ahead and suffer for 14 days, but stay home and away from others spreading you germs, pain and disease.