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The flu shot has often be said to be one of the greatest scams in medical history. While this can be up for debate, let’s shed some light on why people feel that way based on the research available – there’s no shortage of it.

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Before we get to that, in an interview with Opie and Anthony on Sirius XM, Trump shared his opinion about flu shots and stated he feels they are “totally ineffective.”

“I’ve never had one. And thus far I’ve never had the flu. I don’t like the idea of injecting bad stuff into your body. And that’s basically what they do. And this one (latest flu vaccine) has not been very effective to start off with…. I have friends that religiously get the flu shot and then they get the flu. You know, that helps my thinking. I’ve seen a lot of reports that the last flu shot is virtually totally ineffective.“

Trump is right in this case – flu shots are the greatest medical fraud in history. They are full of “bad stuff” including formaldehyde and mercury – two powerful neurotoxins – and the vaccine industry even admits that laboratory tests prove the popular jab does not work.

Related: This One Thing Is Crucial To Preventing The Flu

Multiple studies found that flu vaccinations can cause harm to your heart, infant and fetus. The CDC recommends that all infants six months or older should receive flu vaccinations on top of a highly questionable vaccination schedule. You can check out the entire vaccination schedule here.

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A study published in the journal Vaccine found that flu vaccines can cause a measurable increase in inflammation in pregnant women. This can increase the risk of preeclampsia which can result in high blood pressure and an increased amount of protein in the urine. Preeclampsia can lead to eclampsia, which are life threatening seizers pregnant women can have during birth.

Another study published in the Journal of Paediatrics, found that 85 percent of newborn infants experienced abnormal elevations of CRP when given multiple vaccines and up to 70 percent in those given a single vaccine. CRP is a protein found in the blood, a rise in this protein is a response to inflammation. Overall, 16 percent of infants were reported to experience vaccine-associated cardiorespiratory events within 48 hours of immunization.

Last but not least, a study published in the International Journal of Medicine revealed something that you don’t hear to often. That flu vaccines results in inflammatory cardiovascular changes indicative of increased risk for serious heart-related events, like a heart attack.

Together with an inflammatory reaction, influenza A vaccine induced platelet activation and sympathovagal imbalance towards adrenergic predominance. Significant correlations were found between CRP levels and HRV (heart rate variability) parameters, suggesting a pathophysiological link between inflammation and cardiac autonomic regulation. The vaccine-related platelet activation and cardiac autonomic dysfunction may transiently increase the risk of cardiovascular events.

More people are choosing to opt our of their yearly flu vaccination due to new information surfacing that shows they can be harmful to your health. Instances like children in Europe developing Narcolepsy after the H1N1 pandemrix vaccine adds to the new decisions as well.doesn’t help either. Periodic infectious challenges are natures way of strengthening the immune system, but with such a rigid vaccine schedule from the onset of birth, our immune system becomes reliant and weak instead of strong and more developed. In fact, during the global pandemic that was declared by the World Health Organization in 2009, Canadians actually increased the rate of medically attended pandemic H1N1 infection. Vaccines, therefore, may actually decrease the resistance to viral infection via their immunosuppressive actions. The study was published in the US National Library of Medicine.

Over 200 viruses cause influenza and influenza-like illness which produce the same symptoms (fever, headache, aches and pains, cough and runny noses). Without laboratory tests, doctors cannot tell the two illnesses apart. Both last for days and rarely lead to death or serious illness. At best, vaccines might be effective against only influenza A and B, which represent about 10% of all circulating viruses (source)

Hopefully this information inspires you to further investigate before receiving your flu shots. We are often pushed and encouraged by health organizations and mass media to take the flu shot without taking a look at the evidence that supports it, and the evidence that works against it. Having a broad range of information is always better than having no information at all. I personally choose not to be vaccinated, I am a strong believer that our immune systems are capable of overcoming any type of illness especially when we take care of our health and have the right mentally in place. I also recommend taking a look at the ingredients within the vaccine you are considering, and researching the potential effects those can have on your body.

It is said that the seasonal flu kills between 250,000 to 500,000 people worldwide, a number that to some reading might sound incredibly high.[1] Perhaps this is why the flu vaccine is so heavily offered? The key question that is creating a great amount of controversy is whether or not the numbers we read about the amount of flu deaths are actually accurate?

When winter time rolls around we start hearing the term “flu season.” As a result, we are offered the flu vaccine as a means to protect ourselves from the flu. I was just reading a public health flyer the other day that stated the best way to protect yourself from the flu is to take the vaccine. It seemed odd that the whole public health flyer seemed focused on making sure people knew the flu vaccine was a must have. I could understand that, if the death stats were actually accurate.

What Are The Stats Based On?

The World Health Organization is the source of the death count annually that is seen above. The CDC states that about 36,000 people in the US die each year from the flu. Although to some these sources seem credible, where they are getting their information from could be much more of a PR move than a legitimate stat.[2]

According to the National Vital Statistics System in the U.S., annual flu deaths in 2010 were only 500 for the year. Ulcers, pregnancy, childbirth and hernias were all around double or more compared to the flu. This of course didn’t even compare to things like heart disease or cancer which ranged somewhere in the 500,000 range. The story is the same in Canada.

Interestingly, the CDC released a data paper in 2010 that shows how they categorize flu deaths. The stat is grouped with Pneumonia deaths. If one were to look, it states that 50,097 deaths were attributed to flu and pneumonia, but when that number is broken down, pneumonia is responsible for 49,597 and the flu only 500. [3] The CDC itself acknowledges and admits that there is only a slim relationship, stating “only a small proportion of deaths… only 8.5 per cent of all pneumonia and influenza deaths [are] influenza-related.”

In Canada the numbers are approximately the same, reported deaths of the flu have never surpassed 350 during a flu season. Some years were as little as 150 or so. Furthermore, hospitalizations from the flu never surpassed  7000 for the entire country in some of the worst recorded years. [4]

The interesting thing about the WHO is that in their estimations they show no measure of how they arrived at their numbers. This is why controversy is so heavy when it comes to actual flu numbers. This is perhaps also why many point to the numbers as a PR stunt to sell more vaccinations.

Multiple Sources Agree

To take it even further, the American Journal of Public Health and the British Medical Journal feel the number of 500 deaths in the US could even be too high. They state that only about 15-20 per cent of people who come down with flu-like symptoms actually have the influenza virus. It is believed that the other 80-85 per cent actually caught rhinovirus or other germs that are indistinguishable from the true flu without laboratory tests, which are rarely done.

“U.S. data on influenza deaths are a mess,” states a 2005 article in the British Medical Journal entitled “Are U.S. flu death figures more PR than science?” The article points to the fact that the claimed 36,000 yearly flu-death figure commonly claimed is overstated and incorrect. This makes calling pneumonia/influenza as the 7th leading cause of death incorrect as well.

 Is The Vaccine Even Effective?

The former Chief Vaccine Office at the FDA, Dr. Anthony Morris states: “there is no evidence that any influenza vaccine thus far developed is effective in preventing or mitigating any attack of influenza.”

Of course this statement has been attacked by many “science” blogs stating he isn’t an expert on the flu and that his opinion shouldn’t be trusted. A classic move by opposers where an attack is set out on statements made using emotional arguments attempting to make others feel unintelligent for questioning something.  Yet the opposers often provide no evidence to state the research or opinion is incorrect. This is perhaps one of the most dangerous aspects of parts of the scientific community. To think of how many things are ignored or shot down out of arrogance and fear of overturning old ideas is astonishing.

The prestigious Cochrane Library released a review in 2009 stating “There is not enough evidence to decide whether routine vaccination to prevent influenza in healthy adults effective.” [5]

Given the ineffectiveness of the vaccine and the potential side effects that go along with the vaccine, why put yourself at risk? The influenza does not appear to show any moderate risk of hospitalization or death and avoiding the flu can be done very easily with natural means.

Perhaps it’s finally time to end the hype and stop supporting the vaccine all together?

Sadly the CDC has created a mass market for the flu vaccine and enlisted doctors and the media to fear many into taking it. Since very few have questioned the efficacy of such a vaccine, the hysteria continues blindly.

Here’s an interesting look at the financial side of the flu vaccination.

Sources:

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/studies-find-flu-shots-can-harm-your-heart-infant-and-fetus

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20964738

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21945263

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17643770

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20386731

http://summaries.cochrane.org/CD001269/vaccines-to-prevent-influenza-in-healthy-adults

1. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs211/en/

2. http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=195750

3. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr61/nvsr61_04.pdf

4. http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/influenza/flu-stat-eng.php

5. http://www.thecochranelibrary.com/userfiles/ccoch/file/CD001269.pdf


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