Once upon a time, there were 998 people taking part in a test.
So half of them had the flu shot, and the other half did not.
The first group suffered 33 cases of severe reaction – redness at the site of injection, malaise and a generally unwell feeling for as long as 16 days. Another 321 people reported feeling mildly unwell. None of the first group died.
The second group suffered no side effects whatever – as they were not given the flu injection.
Three of the participants in the second group caught the flu and died.
Don’t kid yourself.