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time for your annual flu shot?  twenty reasons you might want to rethink that


“The influenza virus has yet to hit the Northern Hemisphere, but flu vaccine season is already in full swing, with banners outside pharmacies urging: “Get Your Flu Shot Now.” What’s not advertised, however, is just how lackluster the vaccine is. The most commonly used flu shots protect no more than 60% of people who receive them; some years, effectiveness plunges to as low as 10%. Given that a bad flu season can kill 50,000 people in the United States alone, “10% to 60% protection is better than nothing,” says Michael Osterholm, an epidemiologist at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.”   From the opening paragraph of Joel Cohen’s article from the mainstream medical news source Science (Why Flu Vaccines So Often Fail) that was published just a few days ago
“Thimerosal used as a preservative in vaccines is likely related to the autism epidemic. This epidemic in all probability may have been prevented or curtailed had the FDA not been asleep at the switch regarding the lack of safety data regarding injected thimerosal and the sharp rise of infant exposure to this known neurotoxin. Our public health agencies’ failure to act is indicative of institutional malfeasance for self-protection and misplaced protectionism of the pharmaceutical industry.”  Taken from the Congressional Report of the Subcommittee on Human Rights and Wellness, Committee on Government Reform, which was created in May of 2003 after the Mercury in Medicine Hearings of the United States House of Representatives
“Most citizens of the United States are not even aware that there is something called the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, and that if you suffer harm or death due to a vaccine, that you cannot sue the manufacturer of the vaccine, but you must sue the Federal Government and try to obtain compensation from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund,which is funded by taxes paid on vaccines.  This is because Congress gave the pharmaceutical companies immunity against lawsuits for injuries or deaths resulting in vaccines in 1986. Prior to this time, there were so many lawsuits pending against pharmaceutical companies for injuries and deaths due to vaccines, that the pharmaceutical industry basically blackmailed Congress and told them that if they did not grant them legal immunity against the liabilities of vaccines, that they would quit making them. These vaccine products cannot survive in a free market, they are so bad.”  From an October 2016 article from the Global Research website called The Flu Shot Remains The Most Dangerous Vaccine Based on Injuries and Deaths Compensated by Government

“I’ve never had one. And thus far I’ve never had the flu. I don’t like the idea of injecting bad stuff into your body. And that’s basically what they do. And this one (latest flu vaccine) has not been very effective to start off with…. I have friends that religiously get the flu shot and then they get the flu. You know, that helps my thinking. I’ve seen a lot of reports that the last flu shot is virtually totally ineffective.” From the January 2017 edition of the Collective Evolution website (Trump Warns Against Flu Shot & For Good Reason: “I Don’t Like Injecting Bad Stuff Into Your Body”)

You might not agree with anything that comes out of President Donald Trump’s mouth, but his statement about governmental reports and research showing that the “flu shot is virtually totally ineffective” is spot on as you will see momentarily.  This leads us to one of several conclusions.  Either A; the people who make and sell flu vaccines are true believers in the safety and efficacy of their products, B; the people that make and sell said vaccines are making money hand-over-fist, or C; both (or D, they know and don’t give a rip; the most likely choice among academics).
It’s not really a surprise that there is corruption and greed in the medical field.  What might be surprising to some of you is just how far-reaching this corruption and greed really is.  And while I’ve shown you this via my hundred or so posts filed under “EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE,” what I want to do today is discuss what may actually be the worst of the lot — the ANNUAL FLU VACCINE.  Today’s post is a simple recap of the evidence showing you that you might want to rethink the whole “I-better-get-my-flu-shot mentality promoted by the majority of today’s medical community.

A few days ago I was discussing the brand new Cochrane Review concerning flu shots in healthy adults with an ER doctor who has never been a fan of the shots.  He brought up an interesting point.  Even though the data of hundreds of studies since 1965, containing over 80,000 subjects, was crunched to show that the vaccine lowers a healthy adult’s chance of contracting flu from 2% to 1% (a whopping 1 percentage point), he rightly predicted that industry would claim that the unvaccinated group had 100% more flu than the vaccinated group (after all, two is 100% greater than one).  It’s like Mark Twain once said, figures never lie, but liars figure.    -Taken from THIS POST.

  • MEDICAL DOCTORS ARE RETHINKING THE ANNUAL FLU SHOT:  Polls show that the majority of physicians think you should be able to decline flu shots (HERE).  Not only have I seen this in the work of OB/GYN, ICU specialist, nutritional expert, trainer of elite strength athletes, and EXPERT IN FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE, Dr. Eric Serrano, but from my brother as well.  My bro is an ER physician in a large Kansas hospital, who touted this very thing via a letter to the editor that was published in a recent issue of a medical journal written for ER physicians (HERE).  Why would medical doctors ever be against forced flu shots?  Because the scientific evidence supporting annual flu shots is at best, crappy, with increasing numbers of physicians looking to bail on the outdated program (HERE).  Oh; a significant percentage of nurses don’t want them either (HERE). Unfortunately, if you don’t have the power that a doctor does; to stay employed you’ll roll up your sleeve and take one for the team.  Or you’ll be forced to quit your job (HERE).
  • FLU SHOTS CONTAIN A TOXIC MILIEU:  Most of us are aware that flu vaccines contain MERCURY (thimerosal), universally touted as the single most toxic non-radioactive element on the planet.  What many don’t realize is that the UNIVERSAL VACCINE ADJUVANTALUMINUM — might actually be an even bigger issue as far as neurotoxicity is concerned. Aluminum is added to virtually all vaccines — not just flu vaccines — for the express purpose of creating an inflammatory / neruoinflammatory reaction meant to make your immune system work harder, thus making the vaccine work better.  When you find out just how toxic said aluminum is, you’ll probably be mad enough to eat skunk.  It’s not like this is new information.  One of America’s most-published scientists of all time, one DR. HUGH FUDENBERG (MD / Ph.D / Immunogeneticist) was warning about this problem decades ago.  And we haven’t even touched on the other fun chemicals in flu shots such as formaldehyde.
  • THE RESEARCH WE BASE TODAY’S GUIDELINES ON IS DECADES OLD, AND MUCHLY DISCREDITED: The more you learn, the more you realize that the hype surrounding the flu vaccine and our vaccination policies on is more akin to propaganda than actual research — much of which has been discredited (HERE).  The corruption goes to the highest levels of government (HERE).  Ever wonder why the federal government mandated flu shots in the first place (HERE)?  Despite citizens reluctance, the government continues to ram this vaccine down America’s collective throats, backed by “evidence” (HERE), using legislation that’s heavily fueled by lobbyists for BIG PHARMA.
  • IT’S ALWAYS PREDICTED TO BE “THE WORST FLU SEASON EVER”    Please already!   Have you ever noticed that every single year is predicted to be the worst flu season ever?  This is not how Evidence-Based Medicine is practiced.  It’s blatant propaganda (HERE).
  • HOW MANY PEOPLE ACTUALLY DIE EACH YEAR BECAUSE OF THE FLU?  The two totals you will see kicked around in articles by the medical community or mainstream press are either 36,000 or 54,000 deaths per year because of the flu.  Dr. Ed Yazbak totally debunked that myth (HERE).  We are trading the (tiny) risk of dying from flu-related complications, for the (significant) risk of developing flu vaccine-related illnesses such as AUTOIMMUNITY.  Ask any ER physician; the people who die from the flu are the very sick and elderly — a population whom, as you will see momentarily — is not helped by flu vaccine in the first place.
  • WHAT DOES THE FLU REALLY LOOK LIKE?   Most people think they have the flu when they have fever, chills, cramps, and vomiting.  The problem is, this is not a good picture of the flu — more like a 24 hour bug or “stomach flu,” aka gastroenteritis (HERE).  The flu is essentially a bad cold, without any GI symptoms.  And this does not even begin addressing the elephant in the room – the fact that the huge majority of what we call flu – illness that might actually be flu according to the symptoms – is caused by one of thousands of viruses known to cause illness that the annual flu shot offers no protection for – FLU-LIKE ILLNESS.  Other than that, what’s the difference between the two?  Click the link to find out.
  • THE FLU VACCINE IS RARELY MATCHED TO THE CORRECT FLU VIRUS:  To even have a chance of being effective, next year’s Flu vaccine (a vaccine that’s created this year) must be matched to the correct strain of flu virus.  It’s sheer guesswork.  Research tells us that this happens slightly less than once a decade (HERE).  As you will quickly see, the flu shot is so ineffective in the first place, that it doesn’t matter much either way.
  • SIDE EFFECTS ARE ALWAYS 1 TO 2 ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE HIGHER THAN REPORTED:  This is officially known as UNDERREPORTING and happens in 95 to 99% of cases, as shown by scores of studies.
  • FLU SHOTS ARE INEFFECTIVE FOR THE OBESE:  Are you, like 70 to 80% of the rest of our population, overweight or obese?   Brand new research reveals that if so, the flu is shot not as effective (HERE).  Again, as you will soon see, flu shots are so ineffective anyway, it makes this a moot point.
  • FLU SHOTS ARE INEFFECTIVE FOR CHILDREN:  What about flu shots for children?  Although the government touts flu shots for all children over the age of 6 months, a meta-analysis done by Cochrane – the gold standard for reviewing medical research and crunching all data into one big study – showed that they were essentially a placebo for the 18 and under crowd (HERE).
  • FLU SHOTS ARE INEFFECTIVE FOR THE ELDERLY:  OK, what about the elderly? Placebo would have been far better for our geriatric population than what Cochrane actually found. Cochrane showed a whopping 1% efficacy (HERE).  I am not making that statistic up folks.  This is so absurd that I am not even sure how one would measure 1% effectiveness against a matched control.
  • DID YOU GET A FLU SHOT LAST YEAR?  IF SO, THIS YEAR’S SHOT WILL NOT BE AS EFFECTIVE:  That’s right ladies and gentleman.  If you were vaccinated last year, this year’s shot will be significantly less effective (HERE).  Oh; we are also learning that the flu vaccine loses about half of it’s original effectiveness in about 6 weeks (this is why Big Pharma is starting to tout twice-a-year flu shots through the GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS they control).  That means that in a best-case-scenario, which according to the government is about 60% efficacy (see first quote at top of the page); within a month and a half after getting your shot, it will only be 30% (get it today, and by Thanksgiving, you are probably in the 10% range).  Again, because the actual efficacy is usually far below this, does it really matter anyway?
  • GOVERNMENT ADMITS SHOTS ARE NOT EFFECTIVE:  It’s funny watching the government repeatedly downgrading expectations for flu efficacy throughout the average flu season.  It goes a little something like this (whispering).  “Er, um, ah, well….. even though we told you last week that this year’s vaccine was 29.4% effective, it seems it’s only actually 7.8% effective.” (HERE).
  • THE NASAL FLU MIST VACCINE HAS BEEN 0% EFFECTIVE FOR SEVERAL YEARS:  Yeah; this is rather embarrassing.  And considering that according to government watchdogs it went from 82% effective to 0% effective from one year to the next, someone ought to be looking into these stats for out and out fraud (HERE or HERE).
  • FLU SHOTS LINKED TO NARCOLEPSY:  Narcolepsy means you can’t lead a normal life because you simply fall asleep — anytime, any place, and for no known reason (HERE).  This might sound like a dream come true for those of you with varying degrees of SYMPATHETIC DOMINANCE (insomnia), but believe me when I tell you that it’s not.
  • FLU SHOTS LINKED TO MISCARRIAGES:  Even though our government continues to push heavily for pregnant women to get flu shots (HERE — brand new recommendations touting the same old worn out recommendations came out just yesterday), new research, confirming old research, shows that these shots are linked to miscarriages (HERE).   Call it coincidence if you want, but I have personally witnessed this phenomenon on several occasions.  Again, because under-reporting is so rampant, these stats are not making it to the general public.
  • FLU SHOTS ARE LINKED TO ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE:  Once you understand the link between the aluminum that’s in all flu shots (that would be all as in all), and the fact that aluminum is a known causative factor in Alzheimer’s Disease, connecting the dots is simple (HERE).  While there are other things linked to Alzheimer’s (HERE is another biggie), go back and read the earlier link on Doc Fudenberg.
  • GOT THE FLU?  WHAT ABOUT THE ANTI-FLU DRUG SOME DOCTORS RECOMMEND?  I say “some” doctors simply because most realize that this drug known as both Oseltamivir / Tamiflu is one of the biggest piece-of-crap frauds ever foisted on the American public.  Bottom line; if your doctor is willing to prescribe this drug to you, consider changing doctors (HERE).   Unfortunately, we also know that many docs will prescribe a worthless antibiotic as well (HERE).
  • DO CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS HELP PREVENT THE FLU OR HELP PEOPLE SUFFERING WITH THE FLU GET OVER IT QUICKER AND EASIER?  Fortunately, chiropractic adjustments are the only healthcare MY KIDS have really ever had (HERE).

What do you think?  Are those flu shots as good an idea as you have been led to believe?  I didn’t think so.  If you are looking to turn your life around, maybe lose a few pounds, and help regulate your immune system in the process, you might want to take a look at THESE POSTS.


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