Are you thinking of getting your healthy child a flu shot?
According to a recent study published in the medical journal, Pediatrics
, children critically ill with the pandemic H1N1 flu were at increased risk of death only if they had a pre-existing neurological condition or immune suppression
. Among previously healthy children admitted to intensive care with pandemic flu, the only significant risk factor for death was a bacterial co-infection with antibiotic resistant Staphylococcus aureus
(MRSA) according to Adrienne Randolph, MD and colleagues, of Children’s Hospital Boston
. And where are people most likely to catch MRSA? In the hospital of course!
This is an interesting study because it talks about previous treatment with antibiotics. Because 80% of the immune system is in the gut (HERE), and antibiotics destroy normal gut flora (good bacteria) leaving the gut susceptible to overgrowths of bad bacteria, yeast, fungus, and other “nasties” (DYSBIOSIS), it would be interesting to see the relationship between morbidity / mortality (sickness and death) and the numbers of rounds of antibiotics these sick children had been on. My guess is that you would see a trend —- the more ANTIBIOTICS a child was on, the greater the chances of all sorts of illness (HERE).
We already see where Immune System suppression tends to come from. Where do you think that non-genetic Neurological Problems come from? Try GLUTEN SENSITIVITY and VACCINATIONS on for size.