Covid v. Seasonal Flu/Influenza

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Covid v. Seasonal Flu/Influenza

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

They’re largely the same.

Covid is caused by SARS-CoV-2, seasonal flu by influenza A and B viruses.

Symptoms of both are largely the same.

They include fever, sore throat, coughing, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, lack of energy, runny or stuffy nose, muscle aches, headache, nausea or vomiting.

Symptoms can be mild or severe, the elderly most vulnerable for the latter.

In younger, otherwise healthy individuals, illness usually passes in a few days with no lingering side effects.

Because PCR tests for covid deliver false positives up to 90% of the time, they’re worthless.

Numbers of reported covid cases are meaningless because most often the illnesses are seasonal flu.

Seasonal/flu pandemics occur annually like clockwork.

Affecting millions in the US alone, they’re unaccompanied by fear-mongering produced mass hysteria.

Other than recommendations by many physicians for annual flu shots, there’s no government-led/media-supported fever-pitch mass vaxxing campaign.

The late Canadian health and nutrition expert Croft Woodruff earlier said the following:

“Statistically, you’d be more likely to avoid the flu if you took nothing at all.” 

“So why are we subjected to the flu vaccine media blitz each year?”

Annual flu shots don’t work as claimed, except for boosting Pharma profits.

They’re more likely to be harmful, not beneficial. They risk contraction of one or more autoimmune diseases.

An earlier Lancet report said “influenza vaccination was not associated with a reduced risk of community-acquired pneumonia during the influenza season.”

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health long ago said the “mortality benefits of influenza vaccination in elderly people (may be) greatly exaggerated.”

No longer reliable today, the New England Journal of Medicine in 2003 explained that a large-scale study to determine the effectiveness of pneumococcal pneumonia vaccine inoculations found no significant association between the procedure and the disease.

The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine earlier reported that “mortality benefits of influenza vaccination (are) overestimated.”

The British Medical Journal reported similar findings — that annual seasonal flu/influenza shots are virtually worthless and may be harmful to many individuals.

If the above is true about long ago developed vaccines, consider the likely high risk to human health from fast-tracked, inadequately tested, experimental covid ones.

Now available in the UK since December 3 and being rolled out in the US, the risks to health from mass vaxxing are infinitely greater to human health than avoiding them to stay safe.

The recovery rate from seasonal flu/influenza and covid in the US and elsewhere is around 99%.

The other 1% is largely among the elderly, frail, otherwise ill population.

What public health purpose does mass vaxxing achieve for young and middle-aged people who in the vast majority of cases recover from the above illnesses without complications?

What governments are doing to deal with what’s called covid — including partial or total shutdowns — caused infinitely more harm than good and should be legislatively banned.

The same goes for mask-wearing and social distancing — destroying normality by turning societies upside down, harming public health, not protecting it.

The official covid narrative is hostile to sovereignty over our bodies and personal freedoms.

In the US, over 50 million people suffer from allergies.

They’re at risk of potentially serious health problems from experimental covid vaccines.

The same goes for the elderly with weak immune systems, pregnant or breast-feeding women, and individuals using a cocktail of meds for other health issues.

Whoever voluntarily goes along with being vaxxed for covid may be unwittingly endangering their health and in some cases their lives.

For the vast majority in America and elsewhere, vaccination for covid (that’s perhaps seasonal flu) is unnecessary and may be harmful, not beneficial.

Ignore the media promoted hype. Stay safe by following good health practices and avoiding toxic vaccines, especially experimental ones.

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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.