I consider The Daily Bell essential reading for anyone desirous of understanding the way the world really works.

    Lord William Rees-Mogg
    Author, Former Deputy Editor, Financial Times


    The Daily Bell leads us out of the dark tunnel of manipulated press into the light of free press.

    John Perkins
    Bestselling Author


    The Daily Bell does a remarkable job of exposing how money power uses central banking to crush people into submission via global government with economic and political slavery being the desired end result.

    John Browne
    Former Secretary of the Conservative Defense and Finance Committees, UK Parliament


    I always read the Bell. The news items are thoughtfully selected, and the interviews are unavailable elsewhere.

    Doug Casey
    Bestselling Author and Founder of Casey Research Group


    I enjoy reading The Daily Bell because it often has refreshing and novel ways of looking at things.

    Bill Bonner
    Bestselling Author, Founder of Agora Publishing


    The Daily Bell is one of the most innovative and in-depth websites on the Internet. The breadth of the content is awe inspiring and the amount of knowledge imparted is almost impossible to quantify. For me, as a liberty minded seeker of knowledge, it is a must read.

    Jeff Berwick
    Founder of DollarVigilante.com


    The Daily Bell is a fantastic source of challenging thought from a wide range of freedom loving people.

    Dr. Joel Wade
    Author, Psychotherapist and Life Coach


    The Daily Bell has revived that great old institution of the personal interview, extracting information from today's great thinkers you can't get anywhere else. Outstanding!

    Jeffrey Tucker
    Author, Executive Editor of Laissez Faire Books


    The Daily Bell has a great libertarian point of view, and excellent economic analysis. Add it to your daily reading.

    Peter Schiff
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Euro Pacific Capital


    There are very few publications out there that have the smarts and guts to tell the truth about the dictatorial forces at work destroying our civilization. Thankfully The Daily Bell is one of them, and it appears in the mailbox every day.

    Nelson Hultberg
    Author, Director of Americans for a Free Republic


    There is no other publication in print or on the Internet like The Daily Bell. They have the courage to report the truth and analyze current foreign policy, politics and economic events in the context of a formerly hidden history of financial elites.

    Ron Holland
    Author & Monetary Analyst


    The Daily Bell has come out of nowhere to introduce to the Internet community some of the most intriguing and proactive interviews there are out there. Let's hear it for creativity and being ahead of the curve.

    Bill Murphy
    Chairman of Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee


    Every day, I rely on the Daily Bell for a different perspective you'll never find in the regular media. It's an analysis and timely insight that is profound and provocative.

    Craig Huey
    Author, Small Business Owner


    I love reading The Daily Bell! Interesting investment information, a political and social viewpoint that lets me know I'm not alone in the world and "annotated" with analysis. I highly recommend it to all interested readers.

    Rick Rule
    Founder of Global Resource Investments Inc.


    The Daily Bell should be on everyone's shortlist of news sources you can trust. It's on mine, and we often refer to it in our own weekly news service at The Reality Zone.

    G. Edward Griffin
    Author, Founder of Freedom Force International


    The Daily Bell is an indispensable source of news and information for those seeking to curtail the power of the welfare-warfare state.

    Dr. Grant Havers
    Chair, Department of Philosophy, Trinity Western University


    The Daily Bell provides unique insights on contemporary political, economic and social problems that can be found in such a concentrated form nowhere else. Whether one agrees or disagrees with it, one cannot afford to ignore it.

    Dr. Edwin Vieira
    Author and Constitutional Expert


    Rarely does a publication have the guts and objectivity to tell it like it is, yet the eloquence and wisdom to listen carefully to the ‘other side.’ This is The Daily Bell accomplishing its daily mission.

    James Jaeger
    Telly Award-winning Filmmaker


    A defender of free markets, The Daily Bell takes a libertarian approach to expose and unravel global misinformation. Read The Daily Bell – every day!

    Charles Payne
    FOX Business Analyst


    The Daily Bell affords an excellent alternative perspective on some of the noise and nonsense of mainstream media. In particular, I enjoy reading Anthony Wile's 'free-market analysis' on current subjects and articles. Very insightful.

    Frank R. Suess
    Chairman & CEO of BFI Capital Group Inc.


    Because the world is changing so rapidly, it is difficult to keep up, which means The Daily Bell is a must read. I consider the information critically important reading.

    Dave Morgan
    Author, Editor of Silver-Investor.com


    The Daily Bell website is one of the authentic voices cutting through the clouds of vapid opinion, the morass of mediocre media and the confusion of Orwellian doublespeak. The Bell website lives up to its name, ringing unheard messages of truth in our ears.

    Jeffrey Armstrong
    Award-winning Author, Vedic Philosopher


    I love the Daily Bell. Every issue is principled and informative.

    Lew Rockwell
    Founder of the Mises Institute


    For alternative views on contemporary politics, culture and science, from a libertarian point of view, check out The Daily Bell.

    Michael A. Cremo
    Author, Vedic Archeologist


    I read it every day!

    Jim Rogers
    Bestselling Author, Co-founder of the Quantum Fund


    I can say that, unlike the mainstream press, The Daily Bell knows the questions to ask and has the chutzpah to ask them. They realize that socialism and Keynesianism are wrecking the world and they are helping to save what is left of liberty and free markets.

    Richard J. Maybury
    Author, Editor of U.S. & World Early Warning Report


    The Daily Bell is a true beacon to lead in helping the reader to separate the wheat from the chaff.

    Dr. Antal Fekete
    Author, Educator and Monetary Scientist


    I really enjoy reading The Daily Bell for the excellent research and content provided on a wide variety of issues vital to the Freedom Movement.

    Dr. Mark Skousen
    Author & Founder of FreedomFest


    The Daily Bell is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the effects of the state on our economic future.

    Dr. Thomas DiLorenzo
    Professor of Economics, Loyola University Maryland


    I read The Daily Bell every day and I find it very informative.

    Marc Faber
    Dr. Marc Faber, Author, Publisher of The Gloom Boom & Doom Report


    The Daily Bell features consistently solid analysis of and thoughtful challenges to contemporary statism. I am proud to be on the team.

    Dr. Tibor Machan
    Author and Philosopher


    The Daily Bell is an informative source of information and commentary from leading figures in the liberty movement. It's a pleasure to be interviewed alongside far more notable individuals.

    Alexander McCobin
    Executive Director of Students for Liberty


    Liberty is under assault by Big Government. The Daily Bell is an essential tool for information for those who want to fight for freedom.

    Steve Forbes
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Media


    The future is created by the people who build it, not the people who predict it will not exist. You can meet lots of important builders by reading The Daily Bell.

    Catherine Austin Fitts
    Former Assistant Secretary of Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner


    Get outside the box with The Daily Bell and experience independent views.

    Paul Craig Roberts
    Author, Former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration


    At a time when growing majorities worldwide are tuning out mainstream news, people are seeking the cutting edge, insightful and thought provoking analysis that The Daily Bell consistently provides.

    Gerald Celente
    Bestselling Author, Founder of the Trends Research Institute


    I have thoroughly enjoyed the analysis and interviews at The Daily Bell, which has so often been a voice of reason during these perilous times

    Dr. Thomas Woods Jr.
    NY Times Bestselling Author & Senior Fellow, Mises Institute


    The Daily Bell rings out for liberty every day. It is the premier online source for insightful and hard-hitting free-market analysis and interpretation of economic, political and business events.

    Dr. Richard Ebeling
    Author, Professor of Economics at Northwood University


    The good and the bad, the big dogs and the small, the thinkers and the doers among libertarians and on the "Right" – you can encounter them all in The Daily Bell's exclusive weekly interviews. Indispensable.

    Dr. Hans Herman-Hoppe
    Author, Economist and Libertarian Philosopher


    Sit down to read from The Daily Bell and experience a jolt of intellectual energy.

    Dr. Nathaniel Branden
    Psychotherapist, Bestselling Author


Subscribe now to start your FREE email subscription to:

The Daily Bell Newswire

By subscribing, I confirm that I have read the privacy policy and the terms of use policy in its entirety and I understand and accept these terms.


Anthony Wile

What's the REAL Story About the Flu Vaccine?

Editorial By Anthony Wile

We analyze memes here at The Daily Bell, the dominant social themes an evident and obvious power elite purvey to ensure that society keeps progressing toward what seems to be a goal of world government.

A good example of a subdominant social theme is this article posted at MarketWatch, entitled, "What would wipe out the flu?" It's a subdominant social theme because it is part of a larger dominant theme that might be condensed into the phrase, "Modern Western medicine can cure anything and you need to obey the governments purveying it."

In this editorial I want to examine why the flu vaccine is probably not a great idea and why the mainstream media keeps on fraudulently peddling this meme. Because it IS fraudulent. There are plenty of reputable studies that show the "flu jab" is not only worthless but apparently harmful.

But articles like this one keep circulating because the powers-that-be want to maintain the idea in the public mind that vaccinations are usually necessary – and more and more of them. 

What would wipe out the flu? Experts say more shots could sharply decrease outbreaks. Despite a decades-long public healthy campaign, just over 40% of Americans get the flu shots — a number that hasn't budged in years. But research suggests that if twice as many people get them annually, the flu could be all but eradicated.

Doctors and scientists say an 80% vaccination rate is the magic number for flu immunizations, that if reached could significantly reduce outbreaks – or even wipe out the virus entirely. Studies have shown that when the flu vaccination rate in a community hits or surpasses that threshold, flu cases have dropped off sharply or disappeared altogether.

That hope for more widespread vaccinations is driving National Influenza Vaccination Week, which begins Monday and is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control. "When you get high levels of immunity, there's less transmission because the bug can't find the next susceptible person," says the CDC's Dr. Carolyn Bridges.

Health professionals, as a result, are increasingly encouraging people – especially the young and healthy – to get flu shots not just for the individual benefit of being less likely to get sick, but as an altruistic gesture to benefit society as a whole. See Investing in a better flu shot

"If enough people get vaccinated, you also protect the community," says William Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist and chair of the Vanderbilt Medical Center's department of preventive medicine in Nashville, Tenn. "I always like to put in a very personal way: You don't want to bring influenza home to your grandparents or to a young child."

The 80% effect is noteworthy: Studies of nursing home residents have shown that reaching that vaccination rate threshold significantly decreases flu outbreaks even in such a susceptible population. "If it were higher than that, it has even more of an effect," Schaffner says.

This little excerpt has many "tags" in it that we can identify as contributing to an elite meme ... especially the necessity for public health officials to push vaccines on the widest number of people for their own good. We need to remember that assertions about efficacy are not necessarily reality.

Many vaccines, for instance, do not seem to go through double blind testing, most often because the science is said to be supposedly settled. Apparently, the initial polio vaccines, for instance, were not subject to double blind tests. In time it was discovered use of the live virus vaccine was, in fact, causing polio in a segment of the population not otherwise exposed. Even when double blind tests are applied, the results may be fudged. See here:

Does the CDC Tell the Truth About Vaccines and Immunizations?

In other cases, we find that when double blind tests ARE conducted, the results do not support the idea that vaccines in general are as effective, or safe, as they are made out to be. This is especially noteworthy when it comes to the MarketWatch article we're analyzing today.

If you read the article in its entirety, you find that no study is presented to support the contention that flu shots suppress or otherwise provide the internal disease-fighting resources to resist the flu. Here's an excerpt from an article that appeared recently at Natural News and, in fact, tells us exactly the opposite.

University study: Flu vaccine effectiveness claims are wildly exaggerated ... It is once again the season of influenza, and the push is on to "get your flu shot." But does this hallmark of Western medicine really provide the protection health experts claim it does? A recent study out of the University of Minnesota (UM) suggests not, having found that the two groups most at risk from developing serious complications from the flu, seniors and children, derive little or no benefit from getting flu shots.

Michael Osterholm from the UM Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy analyzed more than 12,000 peer-reviewed studies, documents, transcripts, and notes dating back to the 1930s, and found that there was very little solid evidence that the flu shot provides any real protection for most people. As it turns out, those at highest risk of suffering from the flu are least likely to derive any benefit from flu shots, especially because flu strains are constantly morphing and becoming more virulent.

"We found that current influenza vaccine protection is substantially lower than for most routine recommended vaccines and is suboptimal," said Osterholm about the findings. "We believe the current influenza vaccine will continue to have a role in reducing influenza morbidity until more effective interventions are available, but we can no longer accept the status quo regarding vaccine research and development."

You see? How do we integrate these two positions? The MarketWatch article tells us that "experts" believe flu jabs are important in preserving our health. The research shows otherwise.

In fact, given the presence of mercury and other hazardous substances often contained in the formulas, vaccines might be considered dangerous. This has led to the controversy over whether or not a cocktail of vaccines actually promotes or causes autism, the syndrome in which a child's ability to communicate and socially interact shuts down and behavior is affected.

We've written about this for nearly half a decade now, ever since the Internet began to make the truth about vaccines available. There are many stories circulating on the Internet from parents who state that their children received a cocktail of vaccines and then quickly began to exhibit autistic behavior. Nonetheless, this firsthand testimony is essentially disregarded by medical "experts" who continue to deny the obvious.

This is surely a hallmark of elite memes purveyed in the elite media. The statements, disproved or not, are repeated over and over again as if mere repetition can somehow define the truth. These dominant social themes – and subdominant social themes – are then disseminated via think tanks, universities and the mainstream media, all of which are seemingly controlled at various choke points by those who are involved, one way or another, in the expansion of world government.

The MarketWatch article concludes as follows: "If those marketing messages aren't enough, some flu shot advocates may resort to scare tactics: 'If we have lots of people who are unvaccinated, that should put a chill through our spine because they're hazardous not just to ourselves but to their neighbors.' "

This is the old "herd immunity" argument that makes vaccines such a helpful tool for those who want to convince us of the eminence and effectiveness of big government healthcare.

In this case we have a "treatment" that needs to be distributed as widely as possible "to save lives." This is a perfect meme for those who spread the message that government force is not only acceptable but necessary.

In fact, the next step when it comes to vaccines will be for the state to mandate their use. Of course, this is already a de facto reality, as in many countries children are required to receive vaccines before they are allowed to attend school.

It would certainly seem that some vaccines are effective in some cases. But the evidence is that they are certainly not proven effective in ALL cases because vaccines do not always seem to be subject to rigorous research protocols. Additionally, a minority of the population suffers from horrible effects of vaccines, including autism.

You won't find any of this in the MarketWatch article. The studies referred to are never cited. There IS a recent study that shows flu jabs are not effective. And there is other evidence that vaccines generally are dangerous to a minority population and that for the most part they are not rigorously tested before dissemination.

I should add I am not coming out as a supporter of "double blind" tests. As rigorous as these may be, they cannot control for all factors in real life. Many drugs are subject to double blind tests and later withdrawn anyway because of vicious additional health impacts. (Although these are often referred to as "side effects," in reality they are simply additional effects that have not been publicized.)

The entire paradigm of Western medical health in which plants are turned into chemicals for patent purposes needs to be reexamined and publicly questioned. This is happening, in fact, whether or not the establishment participates. In the West, many millions, even tens of millions, seek treatments and healthcare support that circumvents mainstream allopathic medicine. For instance, acupuncture, homeopathy and naturopathy are becoming increasingly popular.

The important story when it comes to this MarketWatch article is the feedback that followed. I checked today and yesterday and could hardly find a positive note in response to the story. In this era of what we call the Internet Reformation, elite memes are continually challenged and there is little that can be done to stop the information already disseminated. That's the REAL story.

Rate this article:

Total Ratings: 0 - Average Rating: 0.0

Who We Are

The Daily Bell is published by a dedicated team of experienced researchers and writers who utilize Anthony Wile’s VESTS model to analyze sociopolitical, economic and financial information from a free-market perspective, debunking mainstream media memes and providing insights and analysis derived from business cycle analysis that yield timely insights into profitable investment trends.

Sign Up for our FREE Newsletter

Subscribe now to start your FREE email subscription to
The Daily Bell Newswire.