NYT Blames Flu Shot Drop on Trump’s Latino “Hostility”

Couldn’t it just be that flu shots are crap?

Here is the Media Research Center synopsis of NYT’s flu shot debacle:

During Monday’s edition of At this Hour, guest host Brianna Keilar brought on New York Times Health and Science reporter Donald McNeil Jr to discuss the flu epidemic sweeping the nation. McNeil suggested that the President has a racial prejudice against Hispanics that has caused an 8 percent drop in the number of Hispanics who have received flu shots.

Tucker Carlson has also weighed in.


Donald McNeil is not new to vaccine controversies, nor is the comic gold he has produced in showing his idiocy about them. That includes the below 10-year-old email that scrupulously reminded an autism parent of what he called credential-fabricating vaccine doc Paul Offit.

—–Original Message—–
From: Donald G. McNeil Jr. mcneil@nytimes.com
Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 3:34 PM
To: J.B. Handley
Subject: Age of Autism
 
Mr. Handley:
 
Someone at Age of Autism was nice enough to send me a reference to your post.
 
I don’t mind being called completely and utterly clueless, a kool-aid drinker, and so on.   Freedom of speech, “sticks and stones…” and all that.
 
But I did learn something about your own abilities as a journalist.  If you’ll trust my notes and want to correct these statements, you are welcome to:
 
1. I did not tell you I was writing a review.  I told you I was writing an article about the book [Autism False Prophets, by Paul Offit], and its effect on the debate.
 
2. What you said about the death threats and Offit was: “I’ve received, not death threats, but emails threatening my physical safety on numerous occasions.  I just don’t complain about them to all the world like a giant pussy.”   And you condemned them, as you say.
 
3. I did not say that “Looking at unvaccinated kids would be immoral.” I said: “Leaving kids unvaccinated (ie, in order to study them) would be immoral.”  Sounds similar, but there’s a huge difference.  In an email to me, you accused me of saying the first.  I cleared up the misunderstanding in my reply email.  In your subsequent Age of Autism piece, you simply repeated the misquotation, because it made me look stupider than the truth would have.
 
Thanks,
 
Donald McNeil
mcneil@nytimes.com
 

Read this Age of Autism post by JB Handley for details, and get ready for more laughs!

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16 Thoughts on “NYT Blames Flu Shot Drop on Trump’s Latino “Hostility”

  1. Hans Litten on February 14, 2018 at 12:37 pm said:

    Donald , you just aren’t lighting up any intellectual runways…..

    Well done to the Hispanic community for LISTENING to President Trump and avoiding the “fake fraudulent CDC scam they call the Flu vaccine”.
    8% this year , lets double that next year and make it 16% (or 32% if you are Donald).

  2. Hans Litten on February 15, 2018 at 1:43 pm said:

    International Vaccine news :

    https://www.namibian.com.na/154064/archive-read/Parents-sue-over-vaccine-deaths
    SIX parents whose babies died after they were vaccinated have approached the Legal Assistance Centre for help to sue the health ministry.

    The Namibian understands that 21 babies countrywide have died since 2006 after receiving the vaccines which are normally administered to children at six weeks and 12 weeks in what has been termed sudden infant death syndrome.

    Five of these cases recorded in July this year in Windhoek alone were caused by complications arising from the ongoing measles/rubella vaccination exercise.

    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/2-babies-die-in-mandya-after-vaccination-7-recovering/articleshow/62868585.cms
    MANDYA: Two toddlers died and seven others are undergoing treatment at the Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences in Mandya, about 100km from Bengaluru, after they were administered the pentavalent vaccine which fights five diseases on Friday.
    .
    Preetam, 2, and Bhuvan, 2, died after they were given the vaccine at an anganwadi centre on Friday at Chindagiri Doddi village, about 3km from Mandya. While Bhuvan died on Friday night, Preetam succumbed to possible side-effects of the vaccine on Saturday.

    Seven children, who fell ill after being administered the vaccine, are being treated at MIMS. According to District Health Officer Dr Mohan, the children may have died due to side-effects of the vaccine.

    Shall I keep searching , because this is Global , this is genocide .
    Phlippines Dengaxia Sanofi ? Kenya HCG tetanus ?

  3. The Trump rump need to understand that “Hispanic and Latino” is not a race nor a ethnicity. Around 25% of “Hispanics” are unmixed white Spaniards and Portuguese whos ancestors invaded the Americas before the British and Germans who are most of white Americans. Decades ago before aborted fetal cells and mercury were added for no useful reason flu shots were a life saver but no they are the danger.

  4. Hans Litten on February 15, 2018 at 6:21 pm said:

    GAVI explains how vaccines will reduce population by 15% —
    Sorry Melinda the maths still don’t work !!!
    Margaret Sanger\Francis Galton would have known what you really mean.

    https://www.gatesnotes.com/2018-Annual-Letter?WT.mc_id=02_13_2018_00_AnnualLetter2018_IN-YT_&WT.tsrc=INYT

    Melinda: We asked ourselves the same question at first. Hans Rosling, the brilliant and inspiring public health advocate who died last year, was great at answering it. I wrote about the issue at length in our 2014 letter. But it bears repeating, because it is so counterintuitive. When more children live past the age of 5, and when mothers can decide if and when to have children, population sizes don’t go up. They go down. Parents have fewer children when they’re confident those children will survive into adulthood. Big families are in some ways an insurance policy against the tragic likelihood of losing a son or a daughter.

    We see this pattern throughout history. All over the world, when death rates among children go down, so do birth rates. It happened in France in the late 1700s. It happened in Germany in the late 1800s. Argentina in the 1910s, Brazil in the 1960s, Bangladesh in the 1980s.

  5. Hans Litten on February 19, 2018 at 12:31 am said:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QNq6TEY_Ik

    The best TV show available .
    Forrest Maready is a legend in my eyes (it looks like he is extending the work of Andrew Moulden).

  6. Hans Litten on February 21, 2018 at 9:32 am said:

    https://www.healthnutnews.com/fox-missing-cdc-doctor-harvard-grad-disappears-without-a-trace-dog-wallet-phone-left-behind/

    ATLANTA – Police said a man working at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention disappeared without a trace leaving behind things his family said he held very dear.

    The 35 year-old Morehouse and Harvard alumni is an epidemiologist (ScD) at the CDC in Chamblee. Loved ones said he was just promoted to the position of Commander under the U.S. Health Service Corps.
    ——————————————————

    Don’t worry everyone, Colon Boil , Frank DeStiffano and the rest are all accounted for .

  7. Hans Litten on February 21, 2018 at 11:22 am said:

    https://www.20minutes.fr/societe/2222743-20180217-bill-gates-origine-campagnes-vaccination-mondiales-refuse-vacciner-propres-enfants

    Bill Gates is masterminding a global campaign for vaccination
    but at the same time doesnt do that for his own kids. (in French this time)

  8. Hans Litten on February 21, 2018 at 3:57 pm said:

    What a scoundrel !

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/feb/21/trump-vaccination-safety-commission-robert-kennedy-autism

    Peter Jay Hotez, the dean for the national school of tropical medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, said: “I’m very happy there’s no commission. It would once again erroneously raise suspicions about a link between vaccines and autism when such a link has been shown not to exist.”

    If the commission had gone ahead, he would have volunteered to be part of it “just to have a scientist on there and stop false ideas moving forward”.

    Hotez, who is writing a book about his daughter entitled Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel’s Autism, said the claim of a link not only lacks evidence but is simply not plausible. “We know autism begins in pregnancy, long before kids see vaccines.”

  9. Hans Litten on February 21, 2018 at 3:59 pm said:

    https://www.bcm.edu/people/view/peter-hotez-m-d-ph-d/b1846a47-ffed-11e2-be68-080027880ca6

    OH – no conflict of interest then Peter Jay Hotez ? Damn liar .

    Projects
    Human Hookworm VaccineDevelopment of a vaccine for the more than 400 million people suffering from hookworm infection in the world today. Vaccine currently in phase 1 clinical trials in Brazil and Gabon.

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