by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

The flu bug is dead! It had a long run of success at the CDC, being used to rake in $BILLIONS in sales over the years with the yearly influenza vaccine, but alas its run is over now, as it has been supplanted by the new deadlier “virus,” COVID-19.

Oh make no mistake about it, the CDC tried to keep both viruses alive to have double the fear factor, and double the sales in vaccines, but in the end there just weren’t enough sick people to go around and support both with actual death statistics.

So the flu died. COVID-19 is way more scary than the annual flu, so one of them had to go, and people were just too used to the annual flu and were not fearing it as much anymore.

And if you think I am using sarcasm here to make a point, then go listen to Anthony Fauci say the exact same thing back in 2019 when he stated people did not fear the flu enough anymore, and that something new was needed, and hear it directly from his own mouth:

BOMBSHELL: Video Emerges Where Fauci and Others Planned for a “Universal mRNA Flu Vaccine” Which Became the “COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine” Because People were not Afraid Enough of the Flu Virus

But everything is OK if you are invested in pharmaceutical stocks, because with the Federal Reserve banks creating money out of thin air and then having their puppet politicians give $TRILLIONS to the pharmaceutical industry, there was plenty of money to go around for other vaccines besides COVID, and annual sales of the flu vaccine skyrocketed to its highest total ever in the 2020-21 flu season, at 193.8 MILLION doses, the same year the COVID-19 vaccines were introduced.

Talk about a windfall for Big Pharma, wow!

While they were raking in record profits from the COVID-19 shots, they also profited from the most doses of the flu vaccine ever sold, for a “disease” that basically doesn’t even exist anymore, according to the CDC’s own statistics.

Welcome to the Pharmaceutical Drug Cartel, and their criminal front group, the CDC.

Here is what the CDC’s official statistics are reporting for annual flu deaths since 2020, as of today, March 9, 2022:

Source. Click on “Yearly” at the bottom of the table.

As you can clearly see, the CDC’s own data is showing that the flu is all but disappearing as a cause of death, and is down to only 676 alleged deaths in 2022. I doubt that the flu even makes the top 100 list of diseases causing death now.

How many people allegedly died from the flu in the years prior to 2020 when COVID was unleashed?

According to the CDC:

  • 34,000 deaths in the 2018-2019 flu season
  • 61,000 deaths in the 2017-2018 flu season
  • 38,000 deaths in the 2016-2017 flu season
  • 23,000 deaths in the 2015-2016 flu season
  • 51,000 deaths in the 2014-2015 flu season
  • etc. (Source.)

According to the CDC’s own currently published data, therefore, deaths caused by the flu plummeted to the lowest numbers on record starting in 2020.

But doses of the flu vaccine INCREASED to all-time highs during that same period.

I can imagine that the pro-vaccine and pro-pharma people who are reading this up to this point, are ready to jump up and declare: “This is proof that the flu vaccine worked!”

Ah, no. Remember all the times I have published the stats from VAERS showing just how many people have died and been injured following the COVID-19 “vaccines” and you had to deploy your “fact checkers” to do damage control by saying “correlation does not prove causation”?

Yeah, that same principle works here – you can’t just say that whenever it is convenient for you.

And besides, when the 2021-2022 flu season began, they handed a script to the corporate media that stated this year’s flu season vaccine was NOT a good match for the varieties of flu viruses circulating, and that this was going to be a “bad flu season.”

From NBC News:

A poorly matched flu shot could mean a bad flu season on top of a Covid surge

By Akshay Syal, M.D. and Berkeley Lovelace Jr.

The current flu vaccines appear to be a bad match for the dominant strain so far this influenza season, new research suggests, leading experts to warn that the United States could be in for a bad flu season, on top of what’s already shaping up to be another devastating surge of Covid cases.

Before each flu season, scientists must predict which strains will be the most common, and design a flu shot to match these predictions.

The flu shot is never a perfect match for the influenza viruses that end up in wide circulation, but even so, the vaccine still reduces a person’s risk of severe illness from the flu.

“Influenza vaccination is the best protection against severe disease and illness,” he said. “Even in these years of mismatch, we see high effectiveness against hospitalizations and severe disease.”

Still, the mismatch Hensley has observed so far is striking. The last time there was a mismatch this significant was during the 2014-15 flu season, he said. Even so, the vaccine prevented nearly 40,000 hospitalizations and almost 4,000 deaths from the flu that season, the CDC estimates. (Full article.)


Actual text from the CDC website (which used to be here) regarding annual flu deaths.

The inconvenient truth about how many people die from the flu each year, however, is that these stats were based on “estimated” cases, and not laboratory testing. The CDC actually admits this.

Sorry folks, but you have been lied to by the CDC for a very long time. I have been reporting about this scam regarding alleged annual flu deaths for over a decade now.

It is simply a scare technique to sell as many doses of the annual flu vaccine as possible.

Are there laboratory tests that can identify an “influenza virus”? Yes, they have PCR tests for that. You know, that famous test that was actually designed to identify viruses (sarcasm).

You can read about these tests on the CDC website.

Influenza virus testing is not required to make a clinical diagnosis of influenza in outpatients with suspected influenza, particularly during increased influenza activity when seasonal influenza A and B viruses are circulating in the local community. However, influenza virus testing can inform clinical management when the results may influence clinical decisions such as whether to initiate antiviral treatment, perform other diagnostic testing, or to implement infection prevention and control measures for influenza.

Most importantly, clinicians should understand the limitations of influenza virus tests and how to properly interpret the results, particularly negative results. (Source.)

Here is an excerpt from an article written in 2014 by Lawrence Solomon in the Huffington Post:

The CDC’s decision to play up flu deaths dates back a decade, when it realized the public wasn’t following its advice on the flu vaccine.

During the 2003 flu season “the manufacturers were telling us that they weren’t receiving a lot of orders for vaccine,”Dr. Glen Nowak, associate director for communications at CDC’s National Immunization Program, told National Public Radio.

Flu results in “about 250,000 to 500,000 yearly deaths” worldwide, Wikipedia tells us.

“The typical estimate is 36,000 [deaths] a year in the United States,” reports NBC, citing the Centers for Disease Control.

“Somewhere between 4,000 and 8,000 Canadians a year die of influenza and its related complications, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada,” the Globe and Mail says, adding that “Those numbers are controversial because they are estimates.”

“Controversial” is an understatement, and not just in Canada, and not just because the numbers are estimates. The numbers differ wildly from the sober tallies recorded on death certificates — by law every certificate must show a cause — and reported by the official agencies that collect and keep vital statistics.

According to the National Vital Statistics System in the U.S., for example, annual flu deaths in 2010 amounted to just 500 per year — fewer than deaths from ulcers (2,977), hernias (1,832) and pregnancy and childbirth (825), and a far cry from the big killers such as heart disease (597,689) and cancers (574,743).

The story is similar in Canada, where unlikely killers likewise dwarf Statistics Canada’s count of flu deaths.

Even that 500 figure for the U.S. could be too high, according to analyses in authoritative journals such as the American Journal of Public Health and the British Medical Journal.

Only about 15-20 per cent of people who come down with flu-like symptoms have the influenza virus — the other 80-85 per cent actually caught rhinovirus or other germs that are indistinguishable from the true flu without laboratory tests, which are rarely done.

In 2001, a year in which death certificates listed 257 Americans as having died of flu, only 18 were positively identified as true flus. The other 239 were simply assumed to be flus and most likely had few true flus among them.

“U.S. data on influenza deaths are a mess,” states a 2005 article in the British Medical Journal entitled “Are U.S. flu death figures more PR than science?

This article takes issue with the 36,000 flu-death figure commonly claimed, and with describing “influenza/pneumonia” as the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S.

Read the full article.

As you can see from Mr. Solomon’s 2014 article, he quoted sources dating all the way back to the early 2000s where this scam was exposed. It just wasn’t published in the pharma-controlled corporate media, so those spoon-fed the propaganda from this corporate media lined up every year to get their flu shots, as Big Pharma raked in huge profits from producing hundreds of millions of doses of the flu vaccine each year.

Dr. David Brownstein is a doctor who regularly exposed this scam, although the government has now stepped in and censored his writings scrubbing his blog clean, but we have preserved many of his articles on this topic.

In October of 2018, he wrote:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that the 2017-2018 flu season killed 80,000 and hospitalized 900,000 Americans.  Of course, the mainstream media reported this as fact as shown in this September 27, 2018 article in the Washington Post.

The Powers-That-Be, including the CDC and the mainstream media, are using these estimates to promote the flu shot for the upcoming flu season.

Keep in mind, the 80,000 deaths and 900,000 hospitalizations are ESTIMATES.  And, I can state, with authority, that they are very poor estimates.

You see, deaths from flu are always estimates because if the Powers-That-Be reported the true numbers of deaths from actual influenza infections, the numbers would be much lower and people would not be so inclined to receive a flu shot.

How does the CDC overestimate the number of flu deaths?  The CDC accomplishes this by reporting a combined pneumonia and influenza death rate.  Every time I try to analyze this data, I know I will have to spend at least an hour searching for the true number who died from influenza because the CDC tries to hide that data.

Why does the CDC do this?  The answer is easy:  The more people that receive the flu vaccine, the more money the CDC makes.  You see, the CDC holds patents on many vaccines including the flu vaccine. (1)

Perhaps I could tolerate the CDC combining pneumonia with flu deaths IF the flu vaccine prevented both.  However, the flu vaccine has never been shown to have any impact on the number of deaths from pneumonia.

In fact, for the vast majority who receive it, the flu vaccine has little impact on preventing the flu, but I digress.

In 2001 the CDC reported that 62,034 died from influenza and pneumonia.  That year, I would bet that CDC proclaimed that flu killed over 50,000 Americans.  After a painful hour of searching the CDCs database, I found the true 2001 numbers:  257 died from influenza and 61,777 died from pneumonia.  Keep in mind, any death from the flu is tragic, but those numbers are out of a population of over 300 million.  In 2010 (the latest year data are available) there were 55,227 deaths due to pneumonia and flu. Flu killed 4,605 while pneumonia killed the rest. (2)

So, let’s go back to last year’s flu season.  The flu season lasts about six months.  80,000 deaths would lead one to conclude that 13,333 died per month (80,000/6 months) from the flu.  If we further divide that number by 50 (the number of states), we can conclude that there were 267 people dying each month in every state from the flu.  Since the internet provides 24-hour news cycles, I think we all would have heard that about 9 people (267/30 days per month)  in every state dying daily from the flu. (3)

I have five practitioners in my office.  We have over 100 years of experience in treating patients.  None of us has can recall a single patient dying from the flu.

In fact, I can guarantee you that if 9 people were dying in my state daily from the flu, my partners and I would hear about it.  In fact, there are always headlines on the internet when one person dies from the flu.

Studying the past CDC data shows that each year a few hundred to a few thousand die from the flu.

80,000 died last year?  I say, “Fake News!” (Source.)

Dr. David Brownstein was attacked by the FTC in 2020 because he dared to heal his patients testing positive for COVID with non-pharmaceutical products such as Vitamin C. He was opposed to a COVID-19 vaccine.

They silenced him.

So how come all these other Alt doctors currently enjoying superstar status in the Alternative Media who are also opposed to the COVID-19 vaccines are not being silenced?

I dare any reporter or journalist in the Alternative Media to ask one of these current superstar Alt doctors what they think about the annual flu vaccine, and the scam that has surrounded it for over 2 decades now, and ask them if they will use their current popularity to expose this CDC scam.

Where have they been for the past 20 years while the CDC was promoting fear through false flu statistics in order to sell worthless flu vaccines, which have been the most dangerous vaccines in the U.S. during that time being compensated for injuries and deaths through the Vaccine Court of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation program more than any other FDA approved vaccine?

Prior to COVID in 2020, the CDC budget included over $5 BILLION to purchase vaccines from pharmaceutical companies. It was $5.4 BILLION for 2019. (Source.)

But today, here in 2022, the CDC’s budget to spend on vaccines has ballooned to over $14.5 BILLION as part of The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. (Source.)

(NOTE: Since publishing this article, I have gone through the CDC 2022 budget again, and found another $5.1 BILLION on page 51 for “Vaccines for Children,” which “is a federally funded program that provides vaccines at no cost to children  who might not otherwise be vaccinated because of inability to pay” which brings the total CDC budget for vaccines in 2022 to at least $19.6 BILLION.)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is using $7.5 billion in the Act to support activities to support COVID-19 vaccine planning, distribution, monitoring, and tracking.

CDC is also using $1 billion in the Act to strengthen vaccine confidence across the United States through information and  education to enhance vaccination rates nationwide and reduce vaccine hesitancy.

The Act provides $6 billion in supplemental funds to support research, development, manufacturing, production, and  procurement of vaccines, therapeutics, and medical supplies to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source.)

With a budget like that to spend on Big Pharma vaccines, I imagine the career bureaucrats who run the CDC and are in the pocket of Wall Street and the pharmaceutical industry are saying:

“Flu death statistics? We don’t need no stinkin’ flu death statistics. The flu vaccines are already paid for.”

If you don’t want to play their game and become another casualty statistic, the solution is simple: stop fearing disease. Fear sells, faith in God to take care of us for any future diseases, does not, because it is free. See:

Who You Allow to Define “Sickness” Determines if You Live in Slavery, or Freedom

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