Let’s look at the data again. This time let’s examine the mortality rate and vaccine coverage.
You would expect that with an increasing vaccine coverage that the death rate would decline. After all, vaccines are supposed to protect the population from the disease that they target.
When we look at that data we find something surprising – we find that as the coverage rate for vaccination improved the death rate actually increased not decreased.
The data shows that influenza and pneumonia deaths were 20-25 per 100,000 in the mid to yearly 1970s and increases to about 30 per 100,000 with a much greater flu vaccine coverage.