Friday, January 4, 2013

No they don't write it themselves: No-Nothing Vaccinator #3

No, the vaccinators don't write their talking points themselves.  They get them from the same playbook.

The spokeswoman for Goshen Hospital, which just fired 8 employees, justified forced vaccinations with the identical (meaningless) argument as British Columbia's Chief Medical Officer:

... hospital spokeswoman Melanie McDonald told the Elkhart Truth: “The flu has the highest death rate of any vaccine preventable disease, and it would be irresponsible from our perspective for health care providers to ignore that.”
However, there is no evidence that giving either the elderly or healthcare workers flu vaccines would save any lives.  And we don't actually know how many people die from flu.  We just make mathematical models of flu deaths, because flu is so rarely written on death certificates as a cause of death, since doctors rarely judge a death to be due to flu... rather, we blame the underlying illness.  The vast majority of flu-associated deaths occur in people who were close to death already. So what does this statement mean, if anything?

Goshen Hospital spokeswoman McDonald is quoted by the Associated Press as saying
"the new requirements came as a recommendation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Medical Association and other major health agencies." 
Yet neither organization made a recommendation to fire employees.  Here is the AMA position.  Here is the CDC recommendation.  So where is the vehemence to fire coming from?   Why are the facts about the poor efficacy of the vaccine being hidden?

1 comment:

Kobutsu said...

I hope that the fired employees join forces in a class action to force the hospital to re-hire them all with appropriate compensation.