Flu deaths have been played up to create a mass market for the flu vaccine.
To protect the population at large against diseases, public health authorities generally aim to immunize 90 to 95 per cent of the population. To the dismay of the authorities, however, one segment of the population is surprisingly resistant to getting the flu and other vaccines recommended for them — doctors, nurses and others working in the health care sector.
The Miami Examiner reports on Lawrence Solomon’s new series about vaccines.
Granted, kooks and quacks exist in the vaccination field, just as they exist elsewhere. But no journalist would have any difficulty finding dozens of distinguished skeptical scientists for the very few “rogue” scientists that the press has vilified.