WMUR Channel 9 News will be airing "To Vaccinate or Not?" on Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 11:00 P.M. While the airtime is somewhat disappointing, let's hope that the story is not!
I did find it very disturbing that WMUR TV featured Dr. Jose Montero, state epidemiologist on the air today. He said, "30 something thousand people die each year from the flu." That is one of the biggest lies yet!! Oh really Dr. Montero? Don't quit your day job!
2006 - 806 (preliminary figure)
2005 - 1,812
2004 - 1,100
2003 - 1,792 **mass marketing with infants began
2002 - 727 **mass marketing with elderly began
2001 - 257
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr56/nvsr56_16.pdf (page 18)
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/preliminarydeaths05_tables.pdf#5(page 33 )
Why do these news networks allow doctors to get away with spreading these lies? Why don't they call them on them?