The Flu, the Vaccine and the Reality – What You Do not Know Can Harm You

The Flu, the Vaccine, and a few Information about every. The flu, quick for Influenza, is a contagious respiratory an infection attributable to a virus. Some signs of the flu may embody the chills, fever, sore throat, cough, muscle aches and fatigue. For most individuals these situations normally get higher after a number of days with just a few fluids and mattress relaxation.

So why is there all this fuss concerning the flu virus? How harmful is it actually?

The flu can result in some critical problems similar to pneumonia however these situations normally solely have an effect on excessive threat teams such because the aged and folks with preexisting medical situations. It’s potential for extreme problems from the flu to even result in dying.

Every year 1000’s of individuals catch the flu. It’s a mutating virus that modifications from yr to yr and might be unfold when individuals are in shut contact. However regardless of this reality only a few really develop any critical or deadly problems.

The Facilities of Illness Management publicly asserts that round 36,000 Individuals die every year from the flu. Nonetheless, in the event you have a look that the CDC’s official information they present that the precise figures for flu deaths are within the tons of and never the 1000’s.  To place this into perspective, in 2007, 457 individuals died due to the flu. That very same yr 3,355 individuals died of bronchial asthma (a illness that has been listed as a potential facet impact of vaccines) and a pair of,600 died of malnutrition. (MALNUTRITION!?! Is that this potential in a rustic that has one of many highest requirements of residing ever recognized.) The numbers are very related for yearly you wish to have a look at. That is all part of the general public document and you may see it for your self by studying the Nationwide Very important Statistics Report. 

However even one dying is basically an excessive amount of so having a vaccine to forestall the flu is a superb factor; Is not it?

Effectively let’s check out the flu vaccine. 

Within the U.S. there are 5 completely different flu vaccines out there. 4 are injections and one is a stay virus that’s squirted up your nostril. All 5 vaccines include the identical attenuated flu viruses.

To make the flu virus, scientists journey to Asia at first of every yr to see what strains of the flu virus are energetic. They assume these similar flu strains will arrive within the U.S. later within the yr for our flu season. The entire firms that make the flu vaccine are instructed to place these energetic flu strains into the brand new flu vaccines. 

To get began, the completely different flu viruses are grown in chick embryos for a number of weeks. The virus is then inactivated utilizing formaldehyde and preserved with thimerosal, a spinoff of mercury. (It has been proven that some flu vaccines have as a lot as 25mcg of mercury per dose.) The vaccine producer additionally provides another components similar to sodium phosphate, sodium chloride, and gelatin.

So principally your flu vaccine is a chick embryo based mostly concoction of poisons and viruses with some preservatives combined in to maintain it from spoiling and turning into ‘harmful’.

So we regarded on the potential risks of getting the flu virus, now let us take a look at among the potential uncomfortable side effects of the flu vaccine. 

Some potential critical reactions to the flu vaccine embody life threatening allergy symptoms and GBS (Guillain-Barre Syndrome). GBS can happen inside a number of weeks after getting the flu vaccine and is deadly for round 1 out of each 20 of the those that contract the illness. Different research accomplished on the flu vaccine have documented circumstances of encephalitis (mind irritation), varied neurological issues and thrombocytopenia, a critical blood dysfunction.

Wanting on the statistics for teenagers beneath 5 who died from the flu a significant statistic jumps out. From 1999 by means of 2002 (earlier than the CDC instructed it was a good suggestion to vaccinate younger kids) there was a median of lower than 20 flu fatalities per yr. In 2003, after the CDC really helpful that these children get the flu shot, the fatalities greater than quadrupled for this age group (90 children in 2003).

Here’s a quote instantly from the Fluvanol flu vaccine package deal insert for the 2009-2010 formulation:

” FLULAVAL is an influenza virus vaccine indicated for energetic immunization of adults 18 years of age and older in opposition to influenza illness attributable to influenza virus subtypes A and sort B contained within the vaccine. This indication relies on immune response elicited by FLULAVAL, and there have been no managed trials demonstrating a lower in influenza illness after vaccination with FLULAVAL.”

It bears repeating – “NO managed trials demonstrating a lower” in contracting the flu in any respect after vaccination! It goes on to say every dose incorporates 25 mcg of mercury. That is 250 instances the quantity thought-about secure by the EPA. So the corporate itself says the vaccine exhibits no lower in your threat of getting the flu but it surely does have pages filled with warnings and potential uncomfortable side effects. It is vitally fascinating studying if care about your well being and your physique…

However once more, most medication and medicines have some form of uncomfortable side effects, but when they’re saving lives it could be definitely worth the threat. 

The issue, the flu vaccine has a disproportionate quantity of issues in comparison with the potential advantages it may present. 

First, officers should guess months upfront what flu virus strains will find yourself right here within the U.S. In the event that they guess mistaken the flu shot is completely nugatory in stopping the flu. It’s only good for creating harmful uncomfortable side effects.

Second, even when they guess proper, the vaccine isn’t very environment friendly. In a research accomplished over the previous 40 years researchers discovered that in wholesome kids over 2 years outdated the flu vaccine was solely efficient on 33-36% of those that acquired the vaccine. And in kids beneath 2 years outdated the identical research discovered NO proof that the flu vaccine had any impact in any respect at stopping the flu.

The research regarded additionally checked out adults. For adults beneath the age of 65 the analysis confirmed that getting the flu vaccine didn’t have an effect on time away from work, size of hospitalization, or dying from the flu virus or its potential problems.  For these adults older than age 65, the research once more discovered that the flu vaccine was NOT efficient in opposition to the influenza virus.

None of this information helps the necessity for a “common immunization” of wholesome adults.

So all of the papers and analysis present that getting the flu shot actually is not an efficient strategy to forestall the flu. However what do the people who find themselves supposed to grasp illness and illness doing for themselves. 

Medical doctors, nurses and healthcare staff are imagined to be educated in illness prevention and so you’ll assume if the flu vaccine was useful, they’d be the primary to line up for the shot. I imply they’re uncovered to sick individuals on a regular basis and they might wish to shield themselves. However once more the information does not assist this…

70% of medical doctors and nurses do NOT get vaccinated for the flu and 62% of all healthcare staff do the identical. They DO NOT get the flu shot and are among the many least more likely to get vaccinated.

So if the flu shot is not a lot assist (and really might be extra harmful than the flu virus) than what can individuals do to assist them keep wholesome and keep away from getting sick.

First, there was a research accomplished in 2006 that confirmed a direct hyperlink between Vitamin D deficiency and a weakened immune system. A not quite perfect immune system creates susceptibility to the flu and actually any viral or bacterial an infection.

Second, a special research confirmed that interferon performs a key position in retaining your immune system working at peak efficiency ranges. It has been clinically examined and confirmed by 4 revealed human medical research {that a} mixture of immune-strengthening plant extracts can strengthen your immune response by boosting your physique’s pure interferon. Researchers have proven that interferon can forestall an infection and sickness when taken in the proper kind. There may be really a complement out there that’s confirmed to spice up your immune system and strengthen your immune response to viral infections.

In fact I’m not a health care provider and I’m not telling you what to do, I’m simply writing down details that may be discovered by anybody. Do not assume that simply because one thing is reported by the 5 o’clock information or the ‘authorities’ that it’s essentially true. 

Perform some research, speak along with your physician and resolve for your self what’s greatest for you and your scenario. There are various shades of reality however in the event you care about your well being and wellness it’s value it to get all the way down to the black and white details…

It’s undoubtedly one thing to consider!

Supply by Michael Tomberlin

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