AANP – Johns Hopkins Scientist Criticizes CDC Promotion Of Flu Vaccine – (Tuesday, May 21, 2013)–A Johns Hopkins scientist has issued a blistering report on influenza vaccines, and the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has published it online. Peter Doshi, PhD, charges that although the vaccines are being pushed on the public in unprecedented numbers, they are less effective and cause more side effects than alleged by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). His report also suggests that the studies that underlie CDC policy of encouraging most people to get a yearly flu shot are often low-quality studies that do not substantiate the official claims. Only 20 years ago, 32 million doses of influenza vaccine were available in the United States on an annual basis. Today, the total has skyrocketed to 135 million doses. The only randomized trial of influenza vaccines in older people found no decrease in deaths. The flu and influenza are not the same. The so-called flu vaccine is strictly for the influenza forms of the flu, which represent only one in six cases, and not the majority of flu diseases.