Are US flu death figures more PR than science?
And, for those of you who believes the fear-mongering, this article is a must read. In 2001, the CDC announced some 62,000 deaths attributed to influenza and pneumonia (which they conveniently lump together). Unfortunately, according to the CDC’s own number, the actual confirmed deaths from the flu we a little less–18. How’s that for hype? How about a little effort towards boosting immunity so those with the flu do not progress to something more severe? Avoiding refined carbs, exercise, more vitamin C, D and A, etc… would give us a heck of alot more bang for our buck than flu shots.