According to Starfield’s cited numbers, nearly a quarter million Americans are killed by the medical establishment each year. She goes on to say these deaths are third only to heart disease and cancer.
Heart disease and cancer are diagnosed by this same flawed system, so logic would purport that some of the deaths from the first and second causes of American mortality are actually direct results of misdiagnosis, unnecessary surgery, and the other factors listed above.
Maybe. Or maybe not.
Given this argument, a conservative number of medical-induced deaths would be a quarter million a year, and a more liberal—and probably more accurate—number would be half a million people killed every year by doctors, drugs, and hospitals.
Half a million people.
Wait, what? He just suddenly decided to arbitrarily double the earlier estimate, and then treat that number like established fact? Yeah, we can see how well grounded in reality and fact he is. . .
And here we have the AMA quoting this outlandish number of 36,000 deaths related to last year’s flu strain, as well as pushing a questionable and possibly worthless or dangerous vaccine.
Here he links to another article on the same website as his own article, in which some guy manages to display his total and utter lack of any comprehension of what influenza is and how it works (he seems to think that there is no connection between influenza and pneumonia, for one thing), and where he totally misunderstands various reports and records. So basically, it’s just more misinformed scaremongering.
“Based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, the flu shot is recommended for an estimated 174 million Americans—including those who are elderly, very young or immunocompromised, and those who work in the health care delivery system. Still, many people go without, leading to illness, complications and an average of 36,000 US deaths each year. Additionally, in the last two decades, flu-related hospitalizations have increased from 114,000 to more than 200,000 annually.
‘That’s unacceptable,’ said AMA Trustee Herman I. Abromowitz, MD. He spoke at a Washington, D.C., briefing held last month by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and the National Coalition for Adult Immunization.
Their message: Flu can be deadly but also can be prevented.
‘The influenza virus ... must be taken seriously by the health care community, as well as the American public, every fall and every winter,’ said William Schaffner, MD, NFID board member and chair of the department of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tenn.”
Here Day quoted various webpages about influenza for. . .well, I’m not sure why, exactly. He just does, without actually fitting them into his article or really referencing them. Maybe he needed some filler in his article, to reach some minimum word count.
According to these shamans in white lab coats,
Ooo, misuse of an anthropological term to try to marginalise the people he’s complaining about! Classy!
we are to take this dubious number of 36,000 seriously. That is a mere 7.2% of the whopping half million Americans who die under the scalpel, in the hospital room, or by dangerous chemicals injected into their bodies.
Notice how that number of half a million people, a number that he simply made up, has now become established