The annual Fear Campaign is about to begin, as everybody with a pulse will have it hammered into their heads that if they don't get a flu shot, They Will DIE!
Remember the swine flu campaign of last year? It turned out, as I predicted
, that the projected swine flu pandemic was vastly overrated, and was primarily a marketing campaign, as opposed to a public health campaign.
Epidemiological research has consistently shown that flu shots are minimally effective and do very little to influence the course or spread of the disease -- as this picture so aptly demonstrates.
Fortunately, 2010 will see the return of the Center's Alternative Flu Clinic. Details to come soon.
Dr. Avery Jenkins is the president of the Center for Alternative Medicine in Litchfield, CT. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.