Last year the flu season was predicted to peak in February. However, this year the news media, on cue from the Centers for Disease Control, is starting their vaccination campaign early by planting the idea of vaccination in the minds of senior Americans who are most at risk for the flu and suggesting in doubletalk that seniors wait and get their vaccine later rather than sooner (??).
US News & World Report continues with the annual drivel that 36,000 people in the US die from the flu annually. [US News Sept 21, 2016] The Centers for Disease Control states: “Hundreds of thousands are hospitalized and thousands or tens of thousands of people die from the flu every year.” [CDC.gov Aug 3, 2016]
The Global Vaccine Institute sets the record straight. For reference, in the era prior to flu data manipulation, there were only 257 deaths attributed to influenza in 2001. [ThinkTwice.com]