• CDC Kept Flu Vaccine In Play When It Knew It Contained Mutated Strain Of The Flu

    Posted April 21, 2018: by Bill Sardi

    The body of a missing Centers for Disease Control researcher has been found. Timothy Cunningham, 25, was last seen on February 12. Cunningham headed up a research team with the Center For Disease Control’s Division of Population Health. Cunningham had made claims, shortly before his disappearance, that a “catastrophic” flu shot was the cause of this year’s deadly flu epidemic that reportedly killed thousands.

    Cunningham reportedly mentioned: “if something happened to him” that he wished his name to be made public. Cunningham was a Harvard-trained epidemiologist and US Navy officer. His body was recovered in the Chattahoochee River in NW Atlanta on April 3, over fifty days since he was reported missing.

    Snopes.com, a fact-checking website that pretends to uncover fake news, says the original news source linking Cunningham’s death with his alleged claims about this year’s deadly flu shot, was made by a bogus website, Yournewswire.com.

    Flu shot problems confirmed by other doctors

    Yournewswire.com interviewed doctors who also claimed flu shots led to patient deaths. Dr. Daniel Neides, Chief Operating Officer of the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, was fired after airing his experience with flu vaccines and the illegitimacy of the CDCs advice on flu vaccination. Dr. Neides himself suffered serious illness after he had a flu shot. His personal report was published at Cleveland.com. Yournewswire.com linked to Dr. Neides report. Dr. Neides’ was required to get a flu shot to keep his job. He fell ill for two days following his vaccination. He explains four other workers at his job site also underwent flu shots on the same day he did and also became ill. (Click on video)

    Alternative news source reports problem with flu vaccine

    Neonette.com, a self proclaimed “free independent news source created by people for people, not corporations,” posted a report on January 20, 2018, stating “a CDC doctor claimed that this year’s ‘catastrophic’ flu shot is likely to be responsible for the outbreak of the deadly flu epidemic currently sweeping the country.” The Neonette report said their report was attributed to “one doctor who has chosen to remain anonymous.” The Neonetter.com report was aired two weeks prior to when Dr. Cunningham was reported missing.

    Unusual flu-shot related deaths reported in California

    On January 8, 2018 the Santa Barbara Independent reported that eight Santa Barbara County residents over age 65, all but one who had been newly vaccinated and also had received flu medications from urgent care centers, died of the flu. That compared to three flu-related deaths in the prior year. The H3N2 flu strain, reported to be resistant to vaccination, was cited as the primary viral component in these deaths.

    By January 12 the Los Angeles Daily News reported there were 36 flu-related deaths this season in California for adults under age 65 compared to 13 for the same time last year. No data was given as to whether these subjects had been newly vaccinated.

    Health agencies concede there was a problem

    On February 22, 2018 The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota released a bulletin that claimed the World Health Organization had suddenly issued an advisory to recommend changing two of four components of quadrivalent vaccines (protects from four different strains of the flu) offered this flu season.

    The CIDRAP bulletin said there was a mid-season switch, probably emanating from a mutation in the H3N2 flu virus, that resulted in “problems with poor vaccine effectiveness.” The CIDRAP bulletin appears to confirm the vaccine had the mutation, it didn’t just happen in the population at large.

    A microbiologist is quoted to say: “Unfortunately, the egg-adapted H3N2 strain problem will persist next year because the new egg-grown H3N2 vaccine virus has the same critical T160K egg mutation which lacks a key glycosylation site on the hemagglutinin protein (the “H” in H3N2).”

    The microbiologist called for a comparison of egg-based versus cell-based vaccines. This statement suggests there is a supply of flu vaccines in stock or being prepared for next flu season that will have the same deadly genetic mutation.

    The CIDRAP bulletin says: “Until experts solve the H3N2 problems, protection from egg-based vaccine is better than nothing and that vaccine effectiveness with egg-based H3N2 strains this season was moderately high in the very young.”

    On March 1, 2018 Medscape reported FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb had issued a news release saying he believed the “influenza A (H3N2) virus strain selected for this season’s vaccine was appropriate and that experts are working to determine why the vaccine was less effective than expected.” That H3N2 vaccine was reported to be 25% effective.

    While there was no admission it may have induced deaths among unwary individuals, Gottlieb’s news release does concede there was an effectiveness problem with the flu vaccine used in early 2018.

    A March 9 CNN news report confirms that 80% of hospitalization due to the flu were attributed to the H3N2 flu strain.

    No pause in the campaign to get vaccinated

    Virtually all public health authorities continued to recommend flu vaccination throughout the early 2018 season despite the mid-season realization the flu shot wasn’t working. The news media couched their words, burying the fact this year’s vaccine was not only less effective, but that it contained a mutated flu strain. The one health authority who didn’t couch his words ended up dead in the Chattahoochee river.

    National Geographic published a report on January 17, 2018, published an article entitled: “What makes this flu season so bad” that reported “a dangerous strain paired with less effective vaccines has created a dangerous recipe for illness.”

    NationalGeographic.com report says a “reason this year’s flu has been so bad is complications with the vaccine. Most influenza vaccines are grown in chicken eggs, and when this year’s vaccine was being incubated, the virus mutated while it was growing and became less effective.” The flu vaccine was reported to be ~30% effective versus ~60% in other years.

    The CDC knew, early in the late-2017/early-2018 flu season they were experiencing an unexpected jump in cases and deaths. In November and December of 2017 “high levels of influenza-like illness and hospitalization rates were observed.”

    New vaccine was used

    A Centers For Disease Control report says this 2018 flu season a new quadrivalent flu vaccine became available. The CDC report also says: “For the first time a cell-grown H3N2 vaccine reference virus was used to produce the H3N2 component of the cell-based vaccine (Flucelvax). The remaining Flucelvax vaccine components were manufactured using egg-grown reference viruses.”

    The CDC report notes the effectiveness for this year’s flu vaccine when broken down into viral subtypes shows the vaccine was 25% effective against Type A (H3N2) and 67% effective against Type A (H1N1). Among children age 6 months to 8 years flu vaccine was 51% effective.

    The CDC says 151-166 million doses of injectable vaccine were prepared for the 2017-2018 flu season. Public health authorities knew early on that the flu vaccine for this season was problematic but continued to urge the public to vaccinate. Out of a population of 325 million Americans, less than half are vaccinated and yet no flu pandemic results. This is nebulously explained away by “herd immunity.” A noted pediatric specialist says vaccines actually destroy herd immunity.


    An alarming question is raised in the CDC report. The CDC interim report noted that flu vaccination for children age 9-17 years for 2017-2018 “is listed as -8% effective.” The report than asks: “What does that mean? Did vaccination increase the risk of getting flu?” (Page 7). The CDC explains this away by saying the confidence interval (-62% to +29%) was too wide to conclude the vaccine was more troublesome than it was protective.

    How the CDC twisted the story

    On February 15, 2018 the New York Times published a report quoting CDC officials. The headline read: “The flu vaccine is working better than expected, CDC finds.”

    Without fact checking the NY Times article said the flu this season is expected to kill 50,000 Americans. Reporter Donald G. McNeil quoted Dr. Anne Schuchat of the CDC to say: ” This year’s vaccine is about 25 percent effective against the H3N2 strain of flu that is causing most illnesses and deaths… the vaccine is about 51 percent effective in children, according to the C.D.C.’s preliminary analysis…

    Yet the NY Times report went on to report: “In Australia, the same vaccine was rated about 10 percent effective overall against H3N2, and a recent Canadian analysis found it to be about 17 percent effective there.”

    Yet CDC officials continued to repeat their mantra for children to be vaccinated.

    Scare tactics used

    In a scare tactic, the CDC continues to issue data to the nation’s mindless news press that the flu kills ~36,000 Americans on average annually. The 2017-2018 CDC interim flu report stated flu-related deaths in the US ranged from a low of 12,000 (2011-12) to a high of 56,000 (2012-2013). But flu deaths are combined with deaths from pneumonia, as can be seen in the following chart. It is impossible to estimate the number of flu-related deaths. Most deaths are obviously caused by pneumonia among elderly Americans.

    Chart: Pneumonia and Influenza Mortality

    An incongruent figure that is repeatedly distributed by the CDC is parroted by the news media. The CDC issued a report that there were 28,543 laboratory-confirmed flu-associated hospitalizations between October 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018. Presume 10-25% of these hospitalized patients died which would be an unusually high estimate. That would come to only ~2500-7000 deaths, far lower than health authorities report. The higher figures appear to be used to frighten the public into vaccination.

    While the CDC and news agencies report flu-related deaths in 2017-2018 rose 37% over the prior year, that is a relative number. In hard numbers, the number of flu-associated pediatric deaths rose by 41 (from 110 to 151). This statistical jump could be completely explained by the lack of effectiveness of this year’s flu vaccine. A jump of just 50 flu-related childhood deaths is considered an epidemic by public health authorities.

    Chart: Number of Influenza-Associated Pediatric Deaths

    Around 50-60% of children age 6 months to 17 years are vaccinated for the flu each year in the US. There are an estimated 73.8 million American children under age 18 in the US. What this means is that 36-48 million American children are vaccinated to prevent ~150 deaths. Using the figure issued by the CDC that the flu vaccine was ~51% effective in preventing bouts of the flu in 2017-2018 for children, the vaccine prevented an estimated 150 additional deaths.

    Vaccinating 36-48 million American children to prevent ~150 deaths seems to be an overkill. At $25 per flu shot it is costing America $6-8 million to prevent one flu-related death in children.

    An authoritative report, penned by this reporter, shows that the provision of supplemental zinc would virtually eliminate the need for childhood vaccines and at the very least would increase the effectiveness of current vaccines. That report has been largely ignored. An online pamphlet on how much zinc to administer to young children to prevent the flu and other childhood communicable diseases is presented at www.beyondvaccines.com

    Epilogue: In the wake of the unexplained murder of Seth Rich and the retrieval of body of CDC researcher Timothy Cunningham from the Chattahoochee River, this reporter makes readers aware of the risk investigative journalists take in reporting news like this nowadays.

    Americans need to stop seeing what is going on in America through the lens of their political affiliation and take back control of their country, at the very least, for the sake of their children.

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