As I was grocery shopping in my local Wegmans yesterday, an annoucement came over the loudspeaker saying, “Don’t risk getting sick this flu season! Get your flu shot right here in our pharmacy today!” And I cringed because I thought of all of the people who get caught up in the yearly flu season fear mongering and think that a vaccine is their only hope of staying flu-free. Let me tell it like it is...
There is a dangerous trend that is exploding before our very eyes and the problem with that is so many people are caught up in it that they don’t even realize they are being manipulated. I’m talking about fear-based medicine. Over the last several decades we’ve seen the marketing of pharmaceutical products go from merely a recommendation or an option to YOU MUST DO THIS OR YOU WILL DIE! Yet when you take a closer...
In other words, it’s the time of year when people get bombarded with ads EVERYWHERE and downright bullied into getting flu shots, with fear mongering being the tactic of choice.
But what most people don’t realize is that influenza (and other viruses) is in our environment 12 months a year—not just from fall to spring!
And if you listen to the fear mongering that’s going on, you’d think it’s amazing that he actually lived to tell about it.
As a matter of fact, he was perfectly fine after a few days of rest, fluids, vitamins C, E and D, and probiotics.
I’m sharing this experience with you so I can hopefully open your eyes to the manipulation that is taking place with respect to the flu (and other illnesses), all in the interest of pushing pharmaceutical products.
Here’s what happened: