January 5, 2017
The press is playing up two angles this winter: the seasonal flu vaccine may only be 10% effective; and there is an outbreak of flu across 37 states, at last count.
Underneath these claims, something far different is going on.
Dr. Peter Doshi, writing in the online BMJ (British Medical Journal), revealed the monstrosity.
As Doshi states, every year, hundreds of thousands of respiratory samples are taken from flu patients in the US and tested in labs. Here is the kicker: only a small percentage of these samples show the presence of a flu virus.
This means: most of the people in America who are diagnosed by doctors with the flu have no flu virus in their bodies.
So they don’t have the flu.
Therefore, even if you assume the flu vaccine is useful and safe, it couldn’t possibly prevent all those “flu…
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A terrific recounting of a very haunted place! Loved this post! From the Strange Company blog.
The haunted mill at WillingtonIn its day, that bit of High Strangeness known as the “Willington Ghost” was the talk of England. Hundreds of people regularly flocked to the site of its appearance in the hope of seeing the “Ghost” for themselves. However, in the decades since the event, the haunting has been largely forgotten…
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Today I’m welcoming paranormal investigator, Elizabeth Saint from Destination America’s television series, Ghosts of Shepherdstown. Thank you, Elizabeth for stopping by!
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I’m a big daydreamer with a lot of imagination. As a child, I’d say the one way people would use to describe me was weird. And I was, but weird in a way I just want to make you smile kind of way. However, the response was often “Ewww!” or, again, “You’re weird.” I really thought I’d be an astronaut one day or astronomer, but I had my magician, geologist, and government spy period in there as well. Whenever we took trips to the library I was always reading about ghosts, dinosaurs or outer space. I’m a tomboy and played a lot of sports and video games growing up. However, as much as I was active and social, I was always…
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