Journal of Vaccines & Vaccination

Journal of Vaccines & Vaccination
Open Access

ISSN: 2157-7560

Livio Giuliani

  • Review
    Flu: An Epidemic of Misconceptions
    Author(s): Fabio Franchi, Manuela Lucarelli and Livio GiulianiFabio Franchi, Manuela Lucarelli and Livio Giuliani

    Influenza is a viral disease; it spreads during the winter season in the form of epidemics or even pandemics. Its clinical and social importance is highly amplified by International and National (mainly in Italy) Health Authorities in order to promote and justify the vaccination campaigns. This aim is achieved by providing distorted or fake information to the public. These distortions mainly concern 4 aspects: 1) the real diffusion of influenza viruses; 2) the death rate relative to this disease; 3) vaccine effectiveness; 4) the presence of new viruses in new vaccines. Each of these points will be analysed. Real data, reviews of the literature and arguments will be shown for comparison. The conclusion is that: 1) the spread of the disease is about 10 times lower to the declared one; 2) mortality is very modest, questionable and anyway far less than what was declared; 3) vaccine effect.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7560.1000383

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