FLU SHOTS. FLU SHOTS. 18% EFFECTIVE and linked to Guillain-Barre and alzheimer’s, among other things.
The founder of the CDC, Dr. Alexander Langmuir, later Emeritus Professor at Harvard, was adamant when he stated:
“I would not take the flu vaccine, my wife doesn’t take the flu vaccine, no one should take the flu vaccine. And in fact, when I was head of the CDC, I wanted to make that as a public statement, and I refused to say that you should take the flu vaccine.” One reason being the flu vaccine is especially problematic in being recommended or required annually, and some brands still contain Thimerosal. That’s why I’m now a professor at Harvard.”
“There is no evidence that any influenza vaccine thus far developed 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.”
— J. Anthony Morris, PhD, former chief vaccine control officer and research virologist at the US Food and Drug Administration
Flu Vaccine Just 18% Effective
Feb. 26, 2015 — It’s no secret this year’s flu shots didn’t work as well as doctors had hoped. But the news got worse Thursday when the CDC revised its estimates of the flu vaccine’s effectiveness downward even further, from 23% to 18%. (By Brenda Goodman, MA. WebMD Health News).
That means for all ages, getting vaccinated cut the risk of needing medical treatment for flu symptoms by just 18%. “That’s crummy, at best. This year was a bum year,” says William Schaffner, MD, an infectious disease expert and a professor at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, TN.
From CDC website. CDC Presents Updated Estimates of Flu Vaccine Effectiveness for the 2014-2015 Season: On February 26, 2015, updated interim influenza (flu) vaccine effectiveness estimates for the current 2014-2015 season were presented to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. The updated vaccine effectiveness estimate against influenza A H3N2 viruses was 18%. When vaccine effectiveness against all influenza viruses was combined, the overall VE estimate was 19% (95% CI: 7%– 29%). In practical terms, this means the flu vaccine reduced a person’s risk of having to seek medical care at a doctor’s office for flu illness by 19%.
The presence of mercury in flu vaccines is not an internet myth, it is a stone cold FACT. Thimerosal, a mercury derivative, is still added to flu vaccines as a preservative. This is established and authoritative: Each 0.5-mL dose from the multi-dose vial contains 50 mcg thimerosal ( < 25 mcg mercury).
What’s crazy is that despite it being well known that mercury is a highly toxic substance – a cumulative neurotoxin – pro-vaccine advocates insist that the mercury in the vaccines is completely safe! I am sorry, but I do not think there is such a thing as a safe dose of mercury. The FDA’s maximum allowable limit in seafood is 1 part per million, and in drinking water 2 parts per billion.
“Particularly influenza vaccine causes a disorder called Guillain-Barré Syndrome. It’s an autoimmune system problem in which you attack your own nerves and you get paralysis, usually descending from the top to the bottom. It’s usually not fatal, usually you end up paralyzed, and you recover some of the mobility, but some people die. This was most famous in 1976 when they had that big influenza epidemic in which there was only 1 case, and it really wasn’t a case, but they tried to give 30 million people the shot. And by the way, they paid $8 billion in damages. It’s been known even before that influenza vaccine causes Guillain-Barré Syndrome.
… It turns out some flu vaccines are higher (in causing Guillain-Barré Syndrome) than others. It depends on the strain, and you understand one of the problem with flu vaccines… which is, our law says that to bring out a vaccine you have to do two double blind field trials to show efficacy, and you have to show long-term safety. That’s been done on DPT, DTaP all the other vaccines. How do you do it on influenza? Well, they (public health officials) meet in the spring or late winter, and they pick strains for the next year. How do you test whether that vaccine works against those strains that haven’t come yet? First, they might be wrong on which strains come, and even if they’re right, how do you test it ahead of time? And how do you do long-term safety tests. And the answer is, they don’t.
And when I confront them [about this], they say, you can’t do that. Well, my answer to that is, the law doesn’t say you should do it if it’s convenient, the law says you have to do it. And if you don’t do it, you have to tell people that it’s an experimental vaccine that’s never been tested. All they do is give a few people the vaccine to see if you make antibody. That has no prediction whatsoever whether it’s really going to work or not. First, you don’t even know if it’s the right strain. Secondly, even if it’s the right strain, you don’t know if it’s going to work. And third, you have about two weeks to evaluate its safety. So they don’t have any safety. So they want to give 300 million doses of influenza vaccines—that’s to every man, woman and child—with no safety testing and no efficacy testing.
And also there’s another issue… If you follow their recommendations, you take… pregnant women take the vaccine, so you get it as a fetus, then you get it at 6 months, then you get it at a year and 2 and 3 and 4 and every year for the rest of your life. So if you live to be 80, you’ve had 82 shots of influenza [vaccine]. Where’s the safety study that you can give the same vaccine, or similar type vaccine, 82 times safely? We all know the theoretical risk, you might become immune to it, you might become autoimmune to it. They have no such studies. They haven’t studied that at all. They’re just going to do it, cause they’re experimenting on our lives and our children. … It’s good for them, it makes them a lot of money.
And understand, the CDC is not in the vaccine industry, the CDC is in the business of giving flu vaccines. Surely, they do all the vaccines. But if you count them up, there’s 20 million (doses) childhood vaccines a year… There’s 300 million (doses) influenza vaccines a year. Which one do you think matters to them, monetarily and power-wise, the 20 million or the 300 million? So they’re promoting flu vaccines, and unfortunately flu is the wrong thing to vaccinate against. Vaccine 101, if you have a disease that’s a reasonably serious disease that, if you get it and you recover, you don’t get it again, you could possibly vaccinate a population and protect them. But if you have a [vaccine] that you get this year and it doesn’t protect you next year and doesn’t protect you the next year, you’re chasing your tail…”
— Mark Geier, MD, PhD in genetics
FLU SHOTS AND ALZHEIMER’S
“According to Hugh Fudenberg, MD (http://members.aol.com/nitrf), the world’s leading immunogeneticist and 13th most quoted biologist of our times (nearly 850 papers in peer review journals), if an individual has had five consecutive flu shots between 1970 and 1980 (the years studied) his/her chances of getting Alzheimer’s Disease is ten times higher than if they had one, two or no shots.
I asked Dr. Fudenberg why this was so and he said it was due to the mercury and aluminum that is in every flu shot (and most childhood shots).
The gradual mercury and aluminum buildup in the brain causes cognitive dysfunction. Is that why Alzheimer’s is expected to quadruple?
–Notes: Recorded from Dr. Fudenberg’s speech at the NVIC International Vaccine Conference, Arlington, VA September, 1997. Quoted with permission.
Alzheimer’s to quadruple statement is from John’s Hopkins Newsletter Nov 1998.” —-Ted Koren, D. C. http://www.odyssee.net/~expodome/autism.htm#Top Koren Publications (800-537-3001).
Vancouver neuroscientist Chris Shaw shows a link between the aluminum hydroxide used in vaccines, and symptoms associated with Parkinson’s, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease), and Alzheimer’s…..
“This is suspicious,” he told the Georgia Straight in a phone interview from his lab near Heather Street and West 12th Avenue. “Either this [link] is known by industry and it was never made public, or industry was never made to do these studies by Health Canada. I’m not sure which is scarier.”
Similar adjuvants are used in the following vaccines, according to Shaw’s paper: hepatitis A and B, and the Pentacel cocktail, which vaccinates against diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio, and a type of meningitis….“No one in my lab wants to get vaccinated,” he said. “This totally creeped us out.
We weren’t out there to poke holes in vaccines. But all of a sudden, oh my God—we’ve got neuron death!” —[Media 3/2006 Aluminium adjuvant]
Peter Doshi, a scientist at Johns Hopkins University, recently published a paper in the British Medical Journal (in May 16, 2013) raising serious questions about the benefits of the influenza vaccine. In his paper, he criticized the methodologies of the major studies on which America’s public health push is based, as well as pointing to statistics which indicated that there are more potential dangers to the vaccine than the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate. Some of the potential side effects are mercury poisoning, increased incidence in narcolepsy, even death.
Influenza is also a much more rapidly evolving virus….This means that scientists must attempt to predict the major flu strains for any given year in their vaccine creation, and that there is a chance that the vaccine will not, in fact, prevent the flu at all. It doesn’t seem to decrease the risk of complications, and likely only reduces the risk of illness by 1-9%.
In fact, Doshi’s statistics indicate that there is no benefit at all for young children. There are risks, though, from mercury toxicity to an increased incidence in narcolepsy to death. One of the most notoriously dangerous vaccines was the 1970s swine flu vaccine, which killed multiple people as the government continued to promote it and dismissed concerns.
The British Medical Journal release says, “Doshi argues that the vaccine might be less beneficial and less safe than has been claimed, and the threat of influenza appears overstated.”
The International Business Times has highlighted a scathing report written by Dr. Peter Doshi and the article attributes the CDC’s campaigns each fall, at least in part, to pressure from pharmaceutical firms, “which benefit financially from the sale of vaccines… ” It notes that “in 20 years, the volume of vaccines available in the U.S. has ballooned to 135 million doses from 32 million doses in 1995.”
Peter Doshi of Johns Hopkins has been picking apart the “evidence” supporting flu shot “safety and efficacy” after he and the Cochrane Review ripped apart the promotion of Tamiflu (here he is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU3PsTd5Bg0)
‘A Johns Hopkins scientist has issued a blistering report on influenza vaccines in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). Peter Doshi, Ph.D., charges that although the vaccines are being pushed on the public in unprecedented numbers, they are less effective and cause more side effects than alleged by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Further, says Doshi, the studies that underlie the CDC’s policy of encouraging most people to get a yearly flu shot are often low quality studies that do not substantiate the official claims.
Promoting influenza vaccines is one of the most visible and aggressive public health policies in the United States, says Doshi of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Drug companies and public officials press for widespread vaccination each fall, offering vaccinations in drugstores and supermarkets. The results have been phenomenal. Only 20 years ago, 32 million doses of influenza vaccine were available in the United States on an annual basis. Today, the total has skyrocketed to 135 million doses.
“The vaccine may be less beneficial and less safe than has been claimed, and the threat of influenza seems to be overstated,” Doshi says. Mandatory vaccination polices have been enacted, often in healthcare facilities, forcing some people to take the vaccine under threat of losing their jobs….’
(Read the full August 20, 2015 article “John Hopkins Univeristy scientist questions CDC push for flu vaccine” in the International Business Times and the May 16, 2013 press release “Expert questions US public health agency advice on influenza vaccines” from the British Medical Journal.)
“Below is a selection of decisions of the United States Court of Federal Claims awarding compensation to vaccine injured clients of the Maglio Christopher & Toale, PA Law Firm through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.”
Like any other drug, vaccines can cause injuries and death.