Tamiflu: Millions wasted on flu drug, claims major report

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Tamiflu: Millions wasted on flu drug, claims major report

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from the BBC...
Tamiflu: Millions wasted on flu drug, claims major report

Hundreds of millions of pounds may have been wasted on a drug for flu that works no better than paracetamol, a landmark analysis has said.
CLICK HERE to read the article.

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The manufacturers Roche and other experts say the analysis is flawed.
Well they would, wouldn't they? :roll: They've been laughing all the way to the bank.
This report doesn't surprise me at all.
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I thought it was worth bumping this topic as we're into flu jab season again.

This YouTube video is a cautionary tale from US chiropractor Dr Baker, giving several reasons why the flu jab is a complete scam. He is not entirely correct on a couple of points - he calls thimerosal an 'adjuvant' (a substance which enhances the body's immune response to an antigen) when it's actually used as an antibacterial; also several of his points are US-specific.

But there is a lot of good information here, with some links to further information. Watch and learn.

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I suspect that many of us (like I do ) dowse to ask whether a flu jab would protect us from flu. I have never had a Yes response. I understand that the jab NAY help to protect some with weak immune ststems but so can other available drugs.
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