There is no RationalWiki without you. We are a small non-profit with no staff – we are hundreds of volunteers who document pseudoscience and crankery around the world every day. We will never allow ads because we must remain independent. We cannot rely on big donors with corresponding big agendas. We are not the largest website around, but we believe we play an important role in defending truth and objectivity.
If everyone who saw this today donated $5, we would meet our goal for 2021.
| Fighting pseudoscience isn't free.|
We are 100% user-supported! Help and donate $5, $20 or whatever you can today with !
| Needles are scary|
|Pricks against pricks|
They present such genius medical advice as this:
“”They say the flu is dangerous. But it’s not.
The data on influenza statistics is a mess. Currently influenza/pneumonia is the 9th leading cause of death. According to the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, "influenza and pneumonia" took 62,034 lives in 2001. Most people would hear that number and run out and get a flu shot. Funny how they lump two "illnesses" in together like that. What they should have said was "61,777 people died from pneumonia and 257 from the flu and in only 18 cases was the flu virus positively identified."Since the flu shot is ineffective and often exposes one to the flu. I’ll opt out and take my chances.
- Jonathan Dushoff; Plotkin, JB; Viboud, C; Earn, DJ; Simonsen, L (2006). "Mortality due to Influenza in the United States — An Annualized Regression Approach Using Multiple-Cause Mortality Data". American Journal of Epidemiology 163 (2): 181–7. doi:10.1093/aje/kwj024. PMID 16319291. Retrieved 29 October 2009. "The regression model attributes an annual average of 41,400 (95% confidence interval: 27,100, 55,700) deaths to influenza over the period 1979–2001"