No, Dr. Timothy Cunningham did not say that the flu vaccine caused this year’s epidemic, and other anti-vaccine lies

“Your News Wire” is a fake news site. It’s fake and it promotes fake news. That doesn’t stop them from spreading some very preposterous lies about many things, including the influenza vaccine. Most recently, they’re pushing the story that a scientist at CDC — who has gone missing since February 12 — said (not wrote, not insinuated) that the flu vaccine caused the current bad flu epidemic. The fake news site reads:

“In January, Dr. Cunningham shared his opinion that this year’s flu shot was behind the deadly outbreak of the flu, while warning that if his name was attached to the widely-circulated quotes, he would lose his job – or suffer an even worse fate.

Understanding the dangers involved in speaking out about vaccines in the current climate, we granted him anonymity in the article. However Dr. Cunningham told us we should go public should anything happen to him.

Dr. Cunningham was an expert on contagious epidemics, having been deployed by the CDC to work on the Ebola and Zika crises in previous years. He knows a suspicious outbreak when he sees one, and this year’s flu epidemic raised serious red flag’s for the CDC doctor.

“Some of the patients I’ve administered the flu shot to this year have died,” the doctor said in January, adding “I don’t care who you are, this scares the crap out of me.”

“We have seen people dying across the country of the flu, and one thing nearly all of them have in common is they got the flu shot,” he said.”

Dr. Cunningham did not say this. Why do I know this? Because Dr. Cunningham has a doctorate in science from Harvard. He is not a medical doctor. He worked in research. Why would he be giving vaccines?

The story that the flu vaccine caused this year’s bad epidemic is actually a misrepresentation of a quote of a nurse in Wisconsin. Yeah, I know you’re surprised.

So don’t buy into this bullshit. But do keep an eye out for Dr. Cunningham. We’re all hoping he’s safe somewhere and comes home.


One thought on “No, Dr. Timothy Cunningham did not say that the flu vaccine caused this year’s epidemic, and other anti-vaccine lies

  1. The Washington Post has an article on Dr. Cunningham’s disappearance. You should see the imbecilic, conspiracy-laden comments there. When dealing with anti-vaxxers and science-deniers, they plumb the deepest depths to further their cause.

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