A day after Hollywood actor, Hugh Jackman, jokingly alluded - during his acceptance speech - that flu shots aren't really necessary, the CDC came out and condemned the actor's comments.
During his speech, Jackman opened by saying:
"Sorry, I’m at the tail end of this flu and I was kicking myself for not getting the flu shot ... but it appears actually you don’t need one. I feel great!"
TMZ reports that Jackman's comments, whether intended only as a joke, or not, were not a laughing matter for the CDC.
TMZ goes on to quote a representative for the CDC:
"I don’t know if he really meant that vaccination was not a good thing to do, but each year millions become ill with influenza; more than 200,000 may be hospitalized; and between 3,000 and 49,000 will die."
Hugh Jackman, apparently, has not responded to this CDC statement. He may have just been joking when he said that. Either way, one has to wonder why it's not okay - according to the CDC - for a human being to openly express the fact that he didn't need a flu shot and that he does, in fact, feel great without one.
Is it a crime to say that you don't need a flu shot?
Hugh Jackman, however, is not the only one throwing a monkey wrench into the whole government-run, flu vaccine operation.
Radio talk-show host, Michael Savage, raised some very compelling points, which confirm Jackman's comments that the flu shot may not be necessary. In fact, Savage insists that the risks of getting a flu shot may actually outweigh the benefits.
On Monday, World Net Daily reported on Dr. Savage's on-air comments regarding the flu vaccine and Savage begins by asking a very good question:
"Did Harry Reid take a flu shot? Did Barack Obama take a flu shot? Did Barack Obama’s lovely family take a flu shot? Did Joe Biden take a flu shot?”
Politicians have been known to impose things on the general public while exempting themselves from them, such as the recently passed and highly unpopular Obamacare.
For those who may be wondering where Michael Savage may be deriving his authority on the subject, Dr. Savage has a B.S. in Biology, M. A. in Anthropology, an M.S. in Ethnobotany, and a Ph D. in Ethnomedicine. He knows what he's talking about.
Dr. Savage is also the author of over 30 books, several of them #1 best-sellers, and many of them cover the topics of health and nutrition.
Savage went on to cast suspicion over the government's insistence that people get a flu vaccine every year.
“So they choose five strains out of 250-plus strains of Influenza A, and if they don’t choose the right one, you’re going to get sick,” he said. "So you’re putting your faith in the CDC’s ability to guess the one that might be a pandemic.”
Dr. Savage's objections to the vaccine, however, do not end there.
There are harmful ingredients in the vaccine itself, which even the CDC lists on its own website.
"Formaldehyde is in the common flu shot. It's a known carcinogen. Another ingredient in the flu shot is a mercury containing a compound called thimerosol, which impairs neurological and immune systems. There are also detergents, antibiotics, chemicals, and allergens...that cause infertility - including other ingredients that are unsafe for human consumption."
The CDC, on the other hand, insists:
"The first and most important step is to get a flu vaccination each year. If you haven’t gotten vaccinated yet, you should still try to."
One has to wonder, however, if you're healthy and have never had complications of any kind, why must you get the flu vaccine? Why does the CDC insist so strongly when there is so much potentially hamrful material in the vaccine....and they insist you get the shot every flu season?
Michael Savage finishes with:
"The flu vaccine? No, I wouldn't take it." And later, he says, "Not everything your government tells you is true."