Flu death lie  Donaldson, Liam

"Annual flu deaths in the UK averaged no more than 33 over the last 4 years despite an earlier statement by the Department of Health that 12,000 people die in the country from flu every year. Recent disclosures by out-going Chief Medical Officer Sir Liam Donaldson demonstrate that such figures are fabricated to boost vaccination uptake. Quizzed in on-line British Medical Journal by deputy editor Tony Delamothe, Sir Liam posted details late on Christmas Eve."


January 13, 2010

Sir Liam’s Skeleton: the UK Department of Health Fabricates Flu Deaths to Boost Vaccination

By John Stone

Annual flu deaths in the UK averaged no more than 33 over the last 4 years despite an earlier statement by the Department of Health that 12,000 people die in the country from flu every year. Recent disclosures by out-going Chief Medical Officer Sir Liam Donaldson demonstrate that such figures are fabricated to boost vaccination uptake. Quizzed in on-line British Medical Journal by deputy editor Tony Delamothe, Sir Liam posted details late on Christmas Eve.

Sir Liam and colleagues state that an:

"Estimate of ‘flu deaths is found in the annual mortality statistics produced by the Office for National Statistics. These statistics record the underlying cause of death. They are based on all registered deaths, based on the information on death certificates. The number of deaths for England & Wales with an underlying cause of influenza (ICD-10 code J10-J11) for the four recent calendar years are: 39 (2008), 31 (2007), 17 (2006) and 44 (2005). Many more deaths are attributed to pneumonia, some of which will be secondary to influenza.

However, they also give another official method of estimating flu deaths which greatly inflates the numbers in some years:

The official estimate of influenza mortality is produced by the Health Protection Agency. It is derived from excess all-cause death registrations in the winter. When the number of all-cause death registrations rises above an ‘expected’ level in a given week, this excess is counted. The estimates for the last five years in England & Wales are: 1965 (2004-05 winter season), 0 (2005-06), 0 (2006-07), 426 (2007- 08), and 10351 (2008-09). The highest estimate in recent years was for the 1999-2000 ‘flu season, at 21,497.

It is interesting to note that in two out of five quoted recent years there was a zero figure, which means that mortality was under the projected estimate, and therefore a negative sum. Since projected mortality can only be based on average, it is inevitable that in some years it will be above and others below. The Department of Health has also tried to associate flu death with entire excess mortality for the winter season. For instance, a BBC news report with Sir Liam - which was part of the annual flu vaccine drive in 2007 - declared:

"According to Department of Health figures, flu contributes to over 25,000 excess winter deaths every year and thousands of people are hospitalised due to serious complications."

Less ambiguously a pamphlet on pandemic flu, published by the Department of Health and with an introduction by Sir Liam states:

"Ordinary flu occurs every year during the winter months in the UK. It affects 10-15% of the UK population, causing around 12,000 deaths every year."

A factor of 360 separates 33 deaths a year from 12,000. It is not clear what impact, if any, flu vaccination – which is far from universal – has on mortality, but fictitiously high death rates from flu continue to be invoked in support of the vaccination campaign. (HERE)



Posted by Age of Autism at January 13, 2010 at 4:36 AM in John Stone | Permalink | Comments (12) | TrackBack (0) 


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Sir Liam’s Skeleton: the UK Department of Health Fabricates Flu Deaths to Boost Vaccination:


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.


This man is in charge of our health and


Anrew Wakefield and a dozen others do honest work and get thrown out of the profession.

This man from the government


and he gets his knighthood and pension.

Perhaps we need more




He who


Here is another


from the lips of



That is his best


and so far no one has called him to task for his


But do honest research

Tell the truth

and you are


and thats not


Posted by: John Fryer chemist | November 04, 2010 at 05:40 AM

Parents, people, please, get it that no vaccines prevent diseases; orthodox immunological research since the beginning of the twentieth century has been demonstrating that vaccines sensitise, ie. increase the susceptibility to the diseases which are supposed to prevent and also to a host of related and unrelated bacterial and viral infections. They damage the immune system and are the primary cause (augmented by toxic and ineffective antibiotics and other medications) of ALL those modern scourges of humanity, starting with chronic ill health, immune disorders and immunoreactive (asthma allergies) and autoimmune diseases (such as diabetes), diseases of bone and cartilage, cancers, through to behavioural (yes,ADHD, autism etc) and learning problems to schizophrenia and criminality.

Well-managed infectious diseases (not suppressing fever to start with) are beneficial and created natural immunity.

Please, realise that you can exercise your constituional right not to vaccinate.

Dr Viera Scheibner PhD.

Posted by: Dr Viera Scheibner PhD | January 16, 2010 at 07:24 PM


Yes, when it comes to the UK Health Protection Agency method of calculating flu mortality it defies words.

Since this information was published in BMJ - late on Christmas Eve - I seem to be the only person who has responded. It maybe the professionals daren't say anything, but perhaps they are so dumbfounded that they don't know how to respond anyway.



Posted by: John Stone | January 14, 2010 at 05:35 PM

People need to wake up and follow the almighty dollar. Big Pharma and Big Agra are contributing huge sum of money to the political machines, our appointed and elected elite. Then bills are written and people are brain washed to believe the food they eat is safe and the drugs we are take has been fully tested and will help their ills. When in truth the food we eat is laced with toxins and the drugs are poisons that cause further damage. If you don’t believe me just spend a bit of your time and Google: What is wrong with _You will have plenty to read. Then Google the ingredients if you can even find them.

What I have done for my family is quite simple and has paid off enormously. 
1. I bought a water purifier for the house.
2. I feed my family real live food no Genetically Modified organisms, see The World According to Monsanto (you tube video) 
3. I also give my family a product that enhances the ability to produce 3 to 4 million of their own Adult Stem Cells each and every day, these Stem Cell travel to the area of need. It is a known fact in order for your body to maintain wellness your body will need to maximize it ability to regenerate new healthy tissue and organ cells. 

Posted by: Jen Zucker | January 14, 2010 at 04:54 PM

Thank you, John. I love the title.

Wow. So let me get this straight-- they subtract the number of expected yearly deaths from the number of yearly "all-cause" deaths and whatever is left over is ascribed to flu deaths?

So if there's a rash, say, of domestic violence murders in the wake of a war or an elevation in murders due to changes in law enforcement-- or a slew of deaths due to a dangerous drug on the market like Vioxx-- those "excess" deaths are announced as "flu deaths". Could I be misunderstanding this? I feel like I must be missing the gist because if this is the case, what an obscene skeleton it is.

It's interesting that the "36,000 deaths from flu" figure in the US matches so closely the number of estimated deaths from the pandemic Asian flu in the 1950s, which was listed as "34,000". So every year is a "pandemic" according to pharma. The real number of yearly modern US flu deaths turns out to be astromically lower than that, just as in the UK.

Posted by: Gatogorra | January 14, 2010 at 03:43 PM

yes and the scary thing is that the virus mutates and there are deadly strains that are simply drug resistant such as the D225G strain that broke out in the Ukraine which we didn't here too much about in the US. Two interesting links below.

Sometimes is feels like we're damned if we do, damned if we don't.

Receptor Binding Domain Changes in H1N1
Newer Variants of Swine Flu Show a Preference for Lung Tissue


H1N1 virus mutation means no protection - swine flu vaccine ineffective against Ukraine flu outbreak


good news source:


Posted by: Sarah | January 13, 2010 at 04:46 PM

I wonder if they refuse to test for and confirm swine flu cases because they are not yet certain if they want to say "see, it was a pandemic" or "see, the vaccine worked." With no actual numbers, they can use whatever suspected or confirmed number they want to.

Posted by: Joanna | January 13, 2010 at 04:17 PM


Yes, you are right on two counts - virtually all flu type illnesses seem to have re-classified as the swine flu strain for bureacratic convenience, and it is also the case that one of the reasons why flu vaccination is generally pointless is that they seldom succeed in targetting the right strains.


Posted by: John Stone | January 13, 2010 at 04:02 PM

Since the medical community is no longer testing which flu strain a person may have, we'll never really know if they had the swine flu strain or another variant. I do know people who had the shot but still got sick... that seems fairly common.

As far as whether the virus is deadly, my understanding is that those who died presumably had underlying health conditions or developed bacterial pneumonia but the gov't isn't making the distinction

Posted by: Sarah | January 13, 2010 at 02:44 PM


Thanks. I have to admit that dying of flu of any sort is not presently high on my list of anxieties. Presumably, the vaccine is held to be effective against the variant which is said to be currently prevalent.

Posted by: John Stone | January 13, 2010 at 11:33 AM

The dirty little secret they don't want the public to know is that there are many, many variants to H1N1 (see link) for which the vaccine may be effective against only a few so one can be vaccinated still get sick and die from the flu.

List of H1N1 flu variants:


Posted by: Sarah | January 13, 2010 at 10:14 AM

Here in the U.S. we always hear "36,000 people die from the flu each year." Even with the vaccine this same number is quoted year after year. So...either somebody's lying or the damn vaccine is doing any good....

Posted by: 4Bobby | January 13, 2010 at 07:18 AM