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Government and the Flu: A Short History

The latest flu vaccination debacle is not about good health, preventative medicine, or protecting people from communicable diseases. It is about the aggrandizement of the state, period, and the threat of an influenza outbreak is simply the hook that government officials use to expand the powers of the political classes. All else is irrelevant. This is an interesting read that reveals the telling history behind the flu and flu shots in America. Of course, flu shots are not the answer to preventing the flu--boosting your immune system by avoiding sugars and grains is. If you are concerned about the flu this year, check out the alternatives to flu vaccines that I have previously mentioned.

Ludwig von Mises Institute January 5, 2004

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