About getting a flu shot.
“There is no evidence that any influenza vaccine . . . is effective in preventing or mitigating any attack of influenza. The producers of these vaccines know that they are worthless, but they go on selling them anyway.”
~ Dr. J. Anthony Morris, Former FDA Chief Vaccine Control Officer
Since this is a controversial subject, we will stick to the facts:
1) Deaths from Flu (Influenza)
The threat of influenza is over stated.
First, let’s take the CDC’s (Center for Disease Control) statistics on deaths from the flu.
They don’t have any.
That’s because they lump pneumonia in with the flu. Did you know that? Even though there are countless other ways to get pneumonia.
The CDC likes to tell the press (who then tell us) that tens of thousands die every year from the flu.
In December of 2005, the British Medical Journal published a report by Peter Doshi, Ph.D., a scientist with Johns Hopkins, in which he analyzed the data.
From that report:
“[According to CDC statistics], ‘influenza and pneumonia’ took 62,034 lives in 2001—61,777 of which were attributable to pneumonia and 257 to flu, and in only 18 cases was the flu virus positively identified.”
2) Efficacy of Flu Vaccines
Flu is caused by viruses. Viruses are ever-changing, mutating, evolving (antigenic drift and antigenic shift.)
Which is why no flu vaccine can be effective. There are thousands of types, subtypes and strains, which are changing all the time.
It’s speculation – a guessing game for which strains to develop a vaccine.
The National Institutes of Health:
“. . . we conclude that observational studies substantially overestimate vaccination benefit.”
3) Safety of Flu Vaccines
No long term studies have been done regarding the safety, let alone efficacy of flu vaccines. And the few low-quality studies there are, have been performed by the pharmaceutical companies themselves.
No independent, double-blind scientific studies on long-term safety.
What do many flu vaccines contain?
Mercury (thirmeresol) –
The National Institutes of Health maintains there are no safe levels of mercury in the human body and that, “Mercury has been found to be a causative agent of various sorts of disorders, including neurological, nephrological, immunological, cardiac, motor, reproductive and even genetic. Recently heavy metal mediated toxicity has been linked to diseases like Alzeihemer’s, Parkinson’s, Autism, Lupus, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, etc., therefore, it becomes imperative to spread the information regarding the threat of mercury exposure amongst the scientists and masses.”
The CDC says that a wee bit is OK.
Whoa, check out the ingredients in other vaccines (especially if you have kids):
Aluminum, Formaldehyde, MSG . . .
See the ingredients here:
If you believe that these trace amounts are fine and cause no harm, then consider the mass quantities of vaccines currently forced upon infants and children and the horrific rise in things like Autism.
And before you say there’s no correlation, then consider why Autism, which is so prevalent in the US today, is unheard of in communities of Amish, whose children don’t receive these very same vaccines.
According to the Dec. 5, 2013 Report form the Justice Department Vaccine Court, by Vincent J. Matanoski, J.D., Deputy Director, Torts branch, the flu vaccine is the most dangerous vaccine in the U.S. based on settled cases for injuries. See the complete list here:
What is the job of pharmaceutical companies? To sell product and make money for their investors. It is not to help us get well. It is a business.
The number one defense against the flu, or any disease, is a strong immune system, not more toxins weakening it.
See our blog about enhancing your immune system here:
Think twice before buying into their lies and scare tactics, or you could be the next one with Lupus, Alzeihemer’s or Guillain-Barre syndrome. and wonder why.
In my personal experience, the only time I got the flu in the past decade, was one year, right after I got a flu shot. I only received the shot once in my life and I got sick right afterwords.
The reason I agreed to the shot was because I was in home health care, my employer provided it for free, and because I bought into the hype.
Never again. After thinking twice, I prefer to optimize my immune system and let nature take its course.
1) Vaccine Excipient & Media Summary, Excipients Included in U.S. Vaccines, by Vaccine. Center for Disease Control
2) Impact of Influenza Vaccination on Seasonal Mortality in the US Elderly Population: Lone Simonsen, PhD; Thomas A. Reichert, MD, PhD; Cecile Viboud, PhD; William C. Blackwelder, PhD; Robert J. Taylor, PhD; Mark A. Miller, MD., Journal of the American Medical AssociationFebruary 14, 2005, Vol 165, No. 3
3) Health and Human Services, Adjudicated Settlements, Reporting period: 8/16/13-11/15/13
4) Nichol KL The efficacy, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of inactivated influenza vaccines. Vaccine 2003;21 (16) 1769- 1775