The Best Selling Vaccine
Every year we’re urged to roll up our sleeves and get a flu shot. Many people blindly get their flu shot without knowing much about it or researching it beforehand. They act as if there are only benefits and no risks involved. Doctors and nurses imply that’s the case too. Most of them don’t even know any better. As with other vaccines, the flu shot’s benefits are overrated and risks underrated.
The flu vaccine is important because it’s by far the most common vaccine administered. Unlike most other vaccines, almost everyone is encouraged to get the flu vaccine, including pregnant mothers and 6 month old babies. And we’re told to get one every year.
In order to recommend a shot to almost every person, every year, you’d assume there’s a lot of evidence showing flu vaccines are both safe and effective. But are they? How much do you know about the flu vaccines?
Check out this article that reveals some of the problems with official statistics the CDC uses to encourage you to take their recommended vaccines. Even the CDC admits they don’t know how many people die each year from the flu.
To make things more complicated and to inflate their numbers, the CDC lumps influenza (the flu) numbers in the pneumonia, which causes 10 times as many deaths. So the normal number of deaths thrown around for the flu are really for influenza and pneumonia, with pneumonia responsible of 90% of those deaths.
New Flu Shot Targets Elderly and May Cause Gulf War Syndrome
Most of the people dying from the flu are sick, elderly people. There’s a new flu vaccine (FLUAD) targeted to them with squalene in it. Squalene is the adjuvant thought to have caused Gulf War syndrome from the compulsory anthrax vaccine given to servicemen during the Persian Gulf War. Over 250,000 of the 697,000 returning veterans were afflicting with this terrible condition. Read more about this horrific story here.
Though the elderly is most at risk of death from the flu, the CDC recommends healthy people take the flu shot too, which puts everyone’s health at risk. About the same amount of people die each year from malnutrition. Maybe the government should subsidize multivitamins since they’re much safer than vaccines. To compare the risks and benefits of the flu vaccine, we need to examine its safety and efficacy. The most controversial adjuvant in the flu vaccine that puts its safety into question is thimerosal.
Thimerosal In The Flu Vaccine?
Robert Kennedy Ignites Thimerosal Controversy
Robert F. Kennedy is one of the largest opponents of thimerosal. Though he is against using thimerosal in vaccines, he is, unlike me, pro-vaccine. Though he isn’t alone, it’s interesting to see someone who isn’t anti-vaccine particularly against thimerosal.
Kennedy alleges a conspiracy involving the CDC, FDA, National Institute of Health, and vaccine manufacturers, saying they held a secret meeting to discuss hiding alarming data connecting thimerosal to autism. You can read more about his story here or watch him talk about it here. He later wrote the book Thimerosal: Let the Science Speak, which led to the great documentary film Trace Amounts.
Kennedy appeared on the Dr. Oz show, with other guests who were also pro-vaccine, questioning the thimerosal in vaccines. While it’s good to have this type of open discussion on mainstream television, you can here more of the story by reading articles like this one that correct some of Dr. Oz’s misconceptions on the subject. The article makes a lot of great points and is a great read. For example, the article points out that thimerosal wasn’t completely taken out of childhood vaccines. It’s still in there, but the CDC changed its rules so that manufacturers only have to list it as an ingredient if it’s used as a preservative. That means if thimerosal is present because of the manufacturing process, it doesn’t have to be labeled. At least two other vaccines fall in this category.
Though thimerosal was taken out of most childhood vaccines, its replacements are not healthy alternatives, so those vaccines are still dangerous. Do you see how they use trickery to deceive the public? As the saying goes, the devil is in the details.
Is Thimerosal Safe?
Most doctors don’t know how little science there is backing up vaccine safety. The CDC makes it seem like vaccines are put through a stringent process before they’re approved for the market. The truth is they do a lot of the wrong kind of studies, just to confuse you and give them a leg to stand on when they purport vaccine safety.
I’ve created the video above to show you thimerosal hasn’t been studied as much as we’re led to believe. I show you proof straight from the FDA’s website admitting they’re “lacking definitive data” on the toxicology between methylmercury (which they admit is toxic) and ethylmercury found in vaccines (CDC says is less harmful because it’s excreted from the body faster). The FDA goes on to admit they consider the two different kinds of mercury to be equivalent in its risk assessment.
If the FDA considers the risks of both types of mercury to be equivalent, and methylmercury is well-known to be admittedly toxic, why do they allow us to be injected with this known neurotoxin without much scientific evidence showing it’s safe?
If the above video is too long to watch, I also created a shorter video that sums it up quicker. You can watch it here.
Inadequate Human Studies On Flu Shot In Pregnant Mothers
Perhaps those that take the highest risk with flu shots are pregnant and nursing mothers, due to the baby’s developing brain. Pregnant mothers are discouraged from eating fish due to the possible contamination of mercury, yet they’re still given flu vaccines that contain mercury. Is it safe to inject a substance that’s known to be very harmful, particularly to the brain, into a pregnant mother with a developing fetus? The truth is the answer is unknown because they’re not testing it on humans. However, many people have reasonable doubts of its safety. A little bit of common sense goes a long way here. It’s not a good idea to inject pregnant women with toxic substances. Even if it were, it should be thoroughly tested before implementing on the entire population.
In utero, babies are very vulnerable because it’s during their most early stages of development. Considering 1 in 6 kids have some type of neurological development disability, it’s clear we have a serious problem on our hands. Meanwhile, the mainstream medical community refuses to question the safety of giving flu shots to pregnant women, even though they’re not testing it on humans! Don’t believe me? Influenza vaccines are either category B or C drugs in the pregnancy categories, which means there aren’t adequate human studies demonstrating its safety to the fetus.
(See the chart below)
You can easily see which pregnancy category a vaccine is in by looking on the package inserts that come with the vaccines from the manufacturer, but the inserts aren’t shown to people before they’re given the vaccine. However, you can see the inserts online. Here is a link to an insert to one of the influenza vaccines. Go to section 8.1 on page 12 and see the exact wording for yourself. And it’s not just this particular vaccine that’s in category B or C, they all are! The insert say’s it should only be administered to pregnant women when it is “clearly needed.” When does a pregnant mother clearly need a flu shot?
Nursing Mothers Can Pass Live Virus To The Fetus
In the insert for FluMist Quadrivalent (a vaccine with a live flu virus) it says “because some viruses are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when FluMist is administered to a nursing women.” Is every single nursing mother told this before given this vaccine? I hope so, but doubt it. And that’s the flu vaccine that doesn’t contain thimerosal! It’s doesn’t contain thimerosal because the vaccine contains a live virus, and the mercury in thimerosal is so toxic it would kill the virus.
Though the CDC says the live virus can’t spread the flu, a 2011 study says otherwise. Because of the possibility of spreading the live virus, it’s recommended for those vaccinated with it to stay away from people with weakened immune systems for up to 3 weeks. Let’s recap before we move on: They’re injecting mercury and live viruses into pregnant mothers without doing any well-controlled studies on humans first.
If the flu vaccine has a live virus in it, it may put others at risk, including the non-vaccinated. Doesn’t that turn the herd immunity argument around? They argue that the unvaccinated people put those who vaccinated without success (because vaccines don’t always work) at risk? That argument largely forms the basis for their mandatory vaccination program, yet if the live vaccines can spread others, those vaccinated put the unvaccinated at risk. Not only can the live flu vaccine spread to others, but it can cause great harm to the person who took it. An indisputable way to know that the flu vaccine can cause harm is to look at all of the cases reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).
The 1976 Swine Flu Debacle
There are lots of cases of vaccine injuries reported to the VAERS, especially the influenza vaccine, which amounts to about half of all vaccine injuries. One notable incident of the flu vaccine causing harm is during the supposed 1976 swine flu outbreak. Even the CDC now admits the flu vaccine used at the time gave a “small increased risk” of getting Guillain-Barré (GBS) syndrome (see image on right). Since they don’t understand how it caused it, they say it’s inconclusive whether or not all flu vaccines can cause it.
The 1976 Swine Flu Outbreak Never Happened
The thing is the swine flu outbreak in 1976 never materialized. Only one person died from the flu that they thought looked similar to the swine flu of 1918, and as a precaution, the government urged millions of people to get vaccinated in a hurry. That vaccine quickly became known to cause an increased risk of Guillain-Barré syndrome. The vaccine is believed to have caused around 500 cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome, including at least 25 deaths. That means they enacted a mass inoculation program that costed $137 million dollars and damaged hundreds of people…over one death! The program would have continued, but within days cases of GBS were being reported, causing the vaccination program to end with a screeching halt after only 10 weeks.
The Swine Flu on 60 Minutes
If you’re interested in hearing more about this government-sponsored debacle, 60 minutes did a story on it. You can watch it in the video below.
The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act
Since the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act in 1986, vaccine manufacturers are not liable for any damages caused by their vaccines. This is the only case that I know of where a company can sell their products without being liable for damages caused. The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program was created to pay money to victims who have been harmed by the government’s recommended vaccination program. Billions of dollars have went to families that have won court cases showing that vaccines caused harm, even autism! All of this happens in an almost secret court, that was specially created for vaccine injuries and is very different from civil court. Yet, the pharmaceutical companies that make vaccines, along with the government, still tell us they’re safe.
Too bad there’s no financial interest for the vaccine manufacturers to ensure their vaccines are safe. Too bad government officials can leave congress and work for the drug companies, which many of them do, creating large financial incentives for them to be in favor of vaccination.
Insiders Against The Flu Shot
Dr. William Thompsonand even cases where pharmaceutical companies plead guilty to criminal charges of fraud. Can they really be trusted?
Dr. Geier MD has been working inside the vaccine industry and is a harsh critic of the flu shot. He’s not anti-vaccine, but he’s particularly against the flu vaccine in its current form. He makes a lot of great points in the video below. It’s well worth watching.
Does The Flu Shot Work?
Vaccines have never been claimed to work 100% of the time. The flu vaccine is even more tricky than other vaccines because they try to guess beforehand what the prominent strain will be next year. So they have less than a year to figure out their best guess for the following year’s predominant strains. This is hard to do because they’re guessing out of the thousands or millions of strains and the strains can also mutate. For that reason, some years the vaccine is more efficacious than others. However, we all know how easy it is to lie with statistics. As the article linked to above shows, they don’t have accurate influenza death statistics. Plus they attempt to overstate the numbers by lumping it in with pneumonia. It’s hard for me to believe any of the numbers they give us.
One of the ways they’ve convinced so many people that vaccines eradicated many infectious diseases is by simply starting their charts when the vaccine was introduced. The charts ignored the fact that the disease rates naturally declined to almost zero before the vaccine was introduced. You can read more about this interesting topic here and decide for yourself.
The CDC even admits the flu shot is only 19% effective during the years when the strain they vaccinated for isn’t a good match for the strain that’s circulation throughout the population. Even when the strain in the vaccine is a good match, that still doesn’t mean it’s going to work!
Studies Show Vaccines Don’t Work
Here is an example of a flu outbreak among healthy, fully-vaccinated individuals in the Navy, straight from the CDC’s own website. A large study done by the Cochrane group showed a small effect on influenza symptoms, but no effect on hospitalizations or complications such as pneumonia and transmissions.
This study in the Oxford Journals not only found no significant decrease in influenza, but shown the flu shot actually increased the chances of other infections!
Should You Get The Flu Shot?
Whether or not you should vaccinate is a personal choice. In a free country, you have the freedom of choice. We ought to have all of the information about the benefits and risks so we can make an informed decision. The problem is people aren’t given the legally required informed consent, such as showing people the inserts that disclose the possible side effects from the vaccines. On top of that, doctors aren’t as informed as they should be either. They’re inclined to trust the pharmaceutical industries and the regulatory agencies that regulate them, without questioning the conflicts of interest easily seen by the revolving door between the two, such as former director of the CDC, Julie Gerberding, going to work as the executive vice president of Merck, the largest producer of vaccines.
There is a lot of science showing vaccines may be harmful. Here’s a link to 127 studies suggesting a link between vaccines and autism. However, the CDC favors the science funded by the vaccine manufacturers themselves, which often conflicts with the science from third parties that aren’t tied to the pharmaceutical industry.
Vaxxed vs Unvaxxed
As much science as we have putting vaccination into question, perhaps the bigger problem is the science we don’t have. The U.S. refuses to study vaccinated vs unvaccinated children. They claim it’s unethical. The best way to tell if vaccines are doing well is to compare the vaccinated to those unvaccinated. If that’s not being done, how do we know vaccinated kids are healthier? We don’t. Probably because they’re not. If the CDC could prove vaccinated kids are significantly healthier, they would. And we’d all hear about it like we heard about vaccines supposedly eradicating polio.
To make matters worse, there are no studies on the cumulative effects of ALL the vaccines in the current schedule. How many doctors know this? Ask your doctor. If your doctor doesn’t know this, how can they give you informed consent? How can they inform you that it’s safe for your child to get so many vaccines in such as short time, when they haven’t been tested together – only individually? Personally, dosing myself with substances that are known to be toxic, in order to give me a theoretical reduced chance of getting the flu, doesn’t make sense to me.
If You Do Decide To Get The Flu Shot
There are some things I’d recommend you do if you decide to get the flu shot. First, read the vaccine insert before getting the shot. You can find vaccine inserts online here. Definitely opt for a thimerosal-free flu vaccine. There are thimerosal-free vaccines available, but they are limited so ask around. Write down what type of vaccine you get and the date you received it. Keep good notes to document the process, including how you feel afterwards. If you have any negative reactions, report them to the VAERS.
Flu Shot Alternatives
The best way to prevent the flu is to take preventative care such as taking care of yourself, avoiding those who are sick, and washing your hands often. Have you noticed the CDC doesn’t focus on building the immune system with nutrition? I used to get sick regularly, like most people, but ever since focusing on my health on a daily basis, I haven’t been sick enough to knock me out of commission. In fact, flu symptoms are so rare for me that I was only sick enough to notice them once. There are plenty of things that build the immune system, such as medicinal mushrooms, probiotics, and adequate vitamin D. There are also homeopathic flu vaccines. I’d suggest spending your money on alternative treatments, such as oxygen therapies.
I have no problem with other people choosing to vaccinate. That’s their choice to make. I do, however, have a problem with other people deciding if I should vaccinate myself and my family. It’s always the pro-vaxxers trying to get anti-vaxxers to vaccinate, not anti-vaxxers trying to prevent pro-vaxxers from vaccinating.
Pro-vaxxers blame us (anti-vaxxers) for the outbreaks, such as the small measles outbreak in Disneyland, which led to California being the first state to get rid of vaccine exemptions. Before this happened, like every other state, California allowed people to have the freedom to opt out of vaccines, through means such as religious exemptions. Now that they’re successful at removing the exemptions from California, they’re trying to enforce the same policy throughout the nation.
Very recently, they just made it mandatory for veterans to vaccinate or they lose their medical benefits. Ironically, the soldiers fighting for our freedom lost their freedom to choose whether or not to vaccinate.
Learn More About Vaccines
The liberty our forefathers fought for is eroding away. It has never been more important to educate yourself on the truth about vaccines. I encourage you to do your own research and come to your own conclusions, that way you can make an informed decision.
Learn about natural alternative and building your natural immunity. Watch documentaries like The Greater Good, Trace Amounts, and Silent Epidemic. Get involved with organizations like the National Vaccine Information Center. Empower yourself with self-education and spread the word!
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