Monday, March 20, 2006

Bird flu debunked?

Yea, I know. Stats are easy to manipulate but does
anyone see any holes in the author's logic?

Now if you can ignore the part in the last half
of this report about the cabals running the
planet, this is good reporting and analysis...

753 deaths in 2002 (page 16 of report)

257 deaths in 2001 (page 16 of report)

1,765 deaths in 2000

1,665 deaths in 1999

“How does the CDC get from 753 flu deaths to its
statement that 36,000 flu deaths occur annually?

“By combining flu deaths with pneumonia deaths.
The CDC National Vital Statistic Report for 2002
lists Influenza and Pneumonia as the 7th leading
cause of death in 2002. You probably already
guessed it – only 753 of those deaths were flu-
associated and the rest of the 36,000 were
pneumonia-associated. If all flu-associated
deaths are removed, pneumonia associated deaths
still ranks number 7 by itself. The media used
the false 36,000 deaths number in its coverage –
50 times the actual 2002/2003 number.

“Are the 257 to 1,765 reported annual flu deaths
from 1999 to 2002 even accurate?

“No. It is not possible to determine the actual
number of deaths caused by the flu because the
CDC has no death certificate category for deaths
caused only by the flu.

Further into the article the "difference" between
bird flu and other types of flu is analyzed.

Full report.