Flu shots are a huge business and a huge threat. 94% of all flu shots avaialble for both children and adults contain mercury. The rest contain “trace amounts” of mercury which are still large enough to be toxic. All the rest of the components are toxic as well, although some are uncharacterized (for example, random bits of stray embryonic tissues, FDA acknowledged “steal viruses”, leukemia or other cancer-causing particles and viruses, etc.)
Despite the increasing number of situations and States in which flu vaccines are mandated (for all children 6 months and older in New Jersey, for example, each and every year after two vaccinations in the child’s first year of life), there is no convincing evidence to show that these shots are safe or effective.
In fact, the CDC and WHO (World Health Organization) literally guess sometime in the Spring what viruses will be circulating to cause a flu epidemic the next fall and winter. They guess wrong a great many times. Vaccines, even if they were effective, would provide no coverage or protection against a virus other than the one that they are made to deal with.
Live virus vaccines may well be dangerous to those who are vaccinated AND to those with whom they come in contact who are immunocompromised through medications like chemotherapy or steroids, are nursing mothers and babies, have a wide variety of diseases or develop the disease for which they have been vaccinated (a not uncommon occurance).
Despite the fact that flu deaths are wildly inflated in the US (since all pneumonia deaths are “counted” as flu deaths, whether they are or not), most cases of flu are similar to most cases of flu vaccination response – self limited fevers, muscle aches, headaches, malaise and weakness. In addition, getting the flu builds immunity to that species of virus without exposure to some of the most toxic chemicals and materials known once they are injected.
The article below calls into question the practice of vaccinating the elderly to protect them against flu. The same serious questions should be asked about vaccinating anyone else for flu.
Flu Shot Does Not Lower Mortality
By Marsha Quinn
(Best Syndication News) Canadian researchers say that the mortality rate among the elderly patients who receive the flu shot is no different than the rate of those who do not. Previous research suggested a benefit to receiving the influenza vaccine, but this new study suggests otherwise. They speculate that the previous research was skewed because of a “health user benefit” or a “frailty bias”.
The study involved about 700 matched elderly participants, of which about half received the vaccine and the other half did not. They accounted for many variables that were not considered in previous studies. “If present at all, (the benefit) was very small and statistically non-significant and may simply be a healthy-user artifact that they were unable to identify,” they reported.
Why Don’t Flu Shots Work?
It is possible that those who received the vaccine in previous studies were more concerned about their health. This means those individuals ate healthy and exercised regularly.
They believe that the “healthy-user effect” was responsible for the mortality benefit associated with influenza vaccination seen in observational studies. There should also be a significant mortality benefit present during the “off-season”, according to Dr. Dean T. Eurich,Ph.D. clinical epidemiologist and assistant professor at the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta.
“While such a reduction in all-cause mortality would have been impressive, these mortality benefits are likely implausible. Previous studies were likely measuring a benefit not directly attributable to the vaccine itself, but something specific to the individuals who were vaccinated-a healthy-user benefit or frailty bias,” said Eurich.
What is the Influenza Vaccine Made Of?
Flu shots are composed of dead viruses. [They may be so-called attenuated live viruses like “Flu Mist” – REL] They are not approved for children less than 6 years of age. They are approved from people with chronic medical conditions, according to the CDC. The flu vaccines prompt the formation of antibodies that protect the patient from the virus.
New Nasal Spray Vaccine
The new nasal-spray flu vaccine (LAIV for “live attenuated influenza vaccine” or FluMistÂ® LAIV (FluMistÂ®) is made up of live but weakened viruses. They do not cause the flu, according to the CDC, and are approved for “healthy” people from 2-49 years of age who are not pregnant.
The Study Results
They analyzed the records of 704 patients 65 years of age and older who were admitted to the hospital for community-acquired pneumonia during non-flu season. Of those patients, 12 percent died with a medium length of stay of 8 days. They matched the vaccinated patients with the non-vaccinated ones with similar demographics, medical conditions, functional status, smoking status and current prescription medications.
Consistent with previous studies, patients who were vaccinated were about half as likely to die as unvaccinated patients. “Controlling for those variables reduced the relative risk of death to a statistically non-significant 19 percent.”
“Over the last two decades in the United Sates, even while vaccination rates among the elderly have increased from 15 to 65 percent, there has been no commensurate decrease in hospital admissions or all-cause mortality,” Eurich said. “Further, only about 10 percent of winter-time deaths in the United States are attributable to influenza, thus to suggest that the vaccine can reduce 50 percent of deaths from all causes is implausible in our opinion.”
These results appeared in the September issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, a publication of the American Thoracic Society.