Natural News has added a very welcome voice of reason and calm to the possible cause of the sudden death of chart-topping rock music star Prince, born Prince Rogers Nelson in June 1958.
While other websites, as well as some anti-vaccine campaigners, have actively promoted the theory that his death may have been the outcome of a vaccination, probably for flu, there seems to be absolutely no evidence to support this.
Suspicion has been spreading across the ‘net that Prince, who died today, was killed by a flu shot. Specifically, the TruthKings.com website is currently asking the question and pointing out that Prince suffered from epilepsy, a condition that can make flu shots more fatal. We Are Change has also picked up the story and is carrying it now.
As one of the most outspoken critics of vaccines, I’d like to politely chime in on this rumour and say that to my knowledge, there is no evidence whatsoever linking Prince’s death to a flu shot. These stories appear to be pure speculation. (And I say that as someone who likes both of those websites!)
What is true is that unwarranted claims of vaccine involvement stand the risk of doing more harm than good, leading to the possible ridicule of the anti-vaccine campaigners. Let’s just wait and see what caused Prince’s death.
Mike Adams continued:
Those of us who are rightly critical of vaccine safety have every reason to blame vaccines for the deaths of a great many people, but that does not give us justification to leap to the conclusion that a vaccine caused the death of Prince… especially when there is so far no evidence whatsoever of a vaccine having been administered to Prince.
Naturally, I understand the argument of those who are concerned, saying, “Well, they covered it up!” The history of vaccine propaganda is so full of cover-ups and deceptions that I fully understand people taking this stance by default, but in the absence of any real evidence of a vaccine being involved, it is a disservice to the vaccine truth movement to falsely blame vaccines for a death that was almost certainly caused by something else.
It is a fact that concerns about the safety of vaccines have existed for many years and that health authorities and the big pharmaceutical companies are ranged against the anti-vaxxers.
I, for one, don’t know who is right but I do know that making a claim that is not based on the facts, as they are known at the time, is likely to backfire and do more harm than good to the movement they are keen to support.