The Swine Flu

FLU SHOT FACTS

What is the Flu?

Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. the most common symptoms are: fever, headache, fatigue, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose and body aches as well as diarrhea and vomiting. The flu can cause complications such as pneumonia or dehydration and may aggravate existing conditions like asthma and heart disease. It is spread form person to person in respiratory droplets when people who are infected, cough or sneeze. 

 

What is the Flu Shot?

The flu shot is inactivated vaccine containing killed or stunned virus that is given with a needle, usually in the arm. The flu shot has been approved for use in people older than 6 months of age, including healthy people and people with chronic medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease.

What the CDC does not tell you

There are OTHER ingredients in the shot. included but not limited to the following:

  1. Ethylene Glycol — antifreeze.
  2. Phenol – a disinfectant and a dye.
  3. Formaldehyde – a known carcinogen (cancer – causing agent).
  4. Aluminum – associated with Alzheimer’s disease, Seizures, and has produced cancer in laboratory mice and is still being used as an additive.
  5. Thimersol – Mercury disinfectant / preservative that can result in brain injury and autoimmune disease.
  6. Neomycin and Streptomycin – used as antibiotics and have been known to cause allergic reactions in some people.

What are the Potential Side Effects of the Flu Shot?

There are always side effects to any flu shot. The CDC and other Health Care Organizations would have you overlook them for the supposed benefit of being inoculated. However, it is important to be at least familiar with these potential side effects.

Minor side effects but not limited to, are: soreness, redness or swelling at the injection site, low-grade fever, and other aches and pains.  

Severe Life Threatening Complications Side effects are  Allergic Reaction. Since the vaccine is grown in eggs, it is more dangerous to those who have had other reactions to vaccines.  These reactions can be: breathing problems, hoarseness or wheezing, hives, paleness, weakness, fast heartbeat, dizziness. The CDC advises that those who have had these reactions in the past do not take the vaccine and consult their health care professional.

Another more severe side effect is: Guillian-Barre Syndrome. This is a disease where the body damages its own nerve cells.resulting in muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis. While most people eventually recover, some people have permanent nerve damage. And 5-6% of those who contract GBS will die.

The American Academy of Paediatrics Warns:

The AAP guidelines for patients should not be vaccinated with the flu shot or nasal spray if any of the following applies:

  1. less than 6 months of age (shot).
  2. Less than 5 or older than 49 (spray).
  3. Moderate to severe febrile (fever) illness (both).
  4. History of Guillian-Barre Syndrome (both).
  5. Hypersensitivity, including anaphylaxis, to eggs, to any influenza vaccine dose or to any of its components (both).
  6. Asthma. reactive airway disease, chronic disorders of the lungs or cardiovascular diseases / systems (nasal spray).
  7. Any underlying / pre-existing medical conditions including but not limited to metabolic diseases such as diabetes, renal dysfunction and hemoglobin pathologies (nasal spray).
  8. Received other live vaccines within the past 4 weeks (nasal spray).
  9. Known or suspected Immune Deficiency Disease, or receiving Immuno-Suppressive therapies (nasal spray).
  10. Take aspirin (nasal spray).

Are The Side-Effects Worth It?

It is wise to weigh those risks with those of the flu. The CDC talks about the benefits of being vaccinated, but are those benefits backed up with the facts?  The vaccine is always changing because the flu strains change from one year to the next. (The Swine Flu is one such variation). The manufacturers of the vaccine take a shot in the dark and hope they will; hit the right strain each year.

Dean Burich, a clinical epidemiologist and professor at the school of public health at the University of Alberta, Canada recently reported that over the last 20 years, in the United States, vaccination rates among the elderly have increased from 15% to a whopping 65%. Yet hospital admissions and death rates from all causes have not declined proportionately over that time period.

Only about 10% of Winter time deaths in the United States are attributed to influenza thus to suggest that the vaccine can cut 50% of deaths from all causes is implausible in our opinion” Burich said.

Another study on the efficacy of the flu shot, this one conducted by Sumit Manjumdar, M.D., reached about the same conclusion. According to Dr. Manjumdar, the real benefit of the flu shot is “reduced to a statistically non-significant level of 19%.”

What About Flu Complications?

The CDC is very effective in communicating to the lay person that if they are proactive and vaccinate against the flu, it will help avoid the dangerous complications form the flu, such as pneumonia, but recent studies are DEBUNKING (emphasis mine) that theory. A recent article published in the Lancet suggests the flu vaccine is having LITTLE OR NO EFFECT (emphasis mine) on the number of elderly people who are developing pneumonia each year and a recent study held by Michael Jackson, M.D., of the Seattle-based group Health Center for Health Studies, that compared 1,173 pneumonia patients between the ages of 65 and 94 who had been vaccinated with 2,346 people who had not, determined that the risk of contracting the lung disease was not reduced in people who received the shot.

As Simple As Practicing Good Health Habits?

The CDC and the AAP (and probably your Mom when you were growing up) all advocate simple health habits to prevent the spread of illnesses like the flu. Take these following steps to decrease your risk:

1) Stay Well-Adjusted. A high percentage of people who survived the 1918 flu epidemic where millions died, were eating garlic and getting Upper Cervical Adjustments. This bolsters all organ systems and your immune system.

2) Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough/sneeze; throw the used tissue away.

3) Wash your hands OFTEN with soap & water as soon as possible after coughing and sneezing.

4) Keep yourself and any babies and children in your care away from people who are coughing or sneezing.

5) Attempt to not touch your eyes, nose and mouth.

6) Keep 2 bottles of Colloidal Siver on hand at all times.

7) Purchase 35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide. Call our office 909-337-2507 for instruction sheet.

8) Boost the Immune System. More on this later.

 

 

 

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