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How My Life Changed After Cancelling Netflix For 60 Days

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Was it Netflix’s fault that I was not in alignment with things in my life? No, it was simply the action I took to get back on track.

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But, I see the dependance so many of us have on Netflix, movies, and entertainment in general. I personally live life owning up to my shit, not being afraid to admit things to myself about myself. For that reason I move forward in life very quickly, and you can too. Not to mention I went 17 days without eating food during this period. So here it goes, I’m going to tell you what changed and how I did it, it’s quite simple really.

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First, ask yourself, do you go home every night and watch movies? Shows? Do you spend 20+ hours a week watching TV or movies? Go ahead, count real quick before reading on…. If so, then this article is for you. It’s a challenge for you to take a few days and observe your patterns and habits, how you operate now, and ultimately ask yourself the question: Am I living the life I truly want to live deep down?

I’m not talking about being rich, or driving crazy expensive cars. I’m talking about living out a life that feeds your soul. Something you’re growing a lot from, living presently everyday. Working past your mind and ego’s desires regularly, doing things you love for your career, etc.

Before your mind goes off telling you how the last article you read on some mainstream millennial publication told you not to worry about any of these things and to just say YOLO – stop, breathe, and realize how much those publications challenge you to simply consume, follow trends, obsess over pop culture and be a cog in the machine. You’re a limitless soul having a human experience, you are much more than the clothes you wear, the car you drive, the cell phone you have, the gender you are, or what music you listen to. Stop selling yourself short to those things, you’re incredible. And Netflix is too! But we also have to observe something for a moment, getting there.

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The Common Objections

There’s nothing more common I hear from people than “you shouldn’t force change in your own life, go easy, it’s a journey, don’t rush.” Never in my life have I rushed, never in my life have I panicked about changing too slowly and although at times I didn’t stay present to the journey, I always made my way back to that. So why do we say things like “don’t force it” when we’re not? Could it be because we are resistant to change? And by telling ourselves over and over again that it’s not a rush and to not force it we are just allowing our minds to convince us not to change? How do we recognize the difference between actually not rushing and getting stuck in a stagnant state? I think it’s pretty simple, if you let nothing change for longer than 1 or 2 months, you’re stuck. WHAT?! Yes! if you go 30 – 60 days without doing anything about the challenges you know you have in your life or change nothing about the fact you are not doing things you love, you are stagnant. This isn’t a negative thing, this isn’t a criticism, it’s simply an observation with the power to help us become aware and start rolling forward.

I’ve done it myself. I’ve gotten stuck in states for a couple months that have me repeating cycles over and over. That leave me feeling distracted and without peace. This is what brought me to cancel my Netflix to begin with. So there I was, it was February of 2017. I had left a relationship 5 months prior and I was living on my own with my cats, first time in a while. My business (Collective Evolution) was going through the beginnings of a transition phase and we had a ton of projects on the go yet kept hitting walls with them. I was working a lot but felt like I wasn’t really going anywhere. I wasn’t learning new things, I wasn’t making time for me, my meditation, my own evolution or working out. I was stuck.

For the last 8 years I had always moved through challenges as they came. This is precisely why I move forward quickly and don’t have my life upside down regularly. Because we are each in control of that and I recognize that. When I reflect on my life while I took responsibility and action on it I see that I created a company bang on to my vision and it’s very ‘successful.’ I am in a relationship I love. I have great friends. I grow every month as a person and I am aligned with my soul purpose. And the reality is, you can too, we all can. But what I noticed before I cancelled my Netflix was, all the things I had done in the last 8 years that brought me to where I was today I wasn’t doing. But why?

It’s pretty simple really, I allowed myself to move more into allowing my mind to run my experience instead of my present awareness. Thoughts become fickle, distractions become attractive. Movies, shows and meaningless things become commonplace in the days that go by.

Why I Cancelled Netflix

I absolutely wouldn’t give my power up to Netflix to say it was the platform itself that was distracting me. I was! I was doing it to myself and Netflix was my vehicle to get me there. That’s part number one; if you find yourself blaming others, you wont’ see your situation clearly. It’s never anyone’s fault. Back to Netflix, the endless string of shows, movies and documentaries, that in one sense can be used minimally for a moment of relaxation or mind expansion, and in another sense can become a huge distraction when we let it get out of control and choose to start doing it everyday.

1. I started listening to podcasts

So I had some extra time each day but not a ton cause to be honest I wasn’t going that hard on Netflix. But let’s say an extra 3 hours a day or so. What did I do? I kept the TV off and started downloading podcasts again. I was choosing a few simple ones to listen to in order to get myself back into them. 30 minute episodes about one topic or another related to personal growth or spirituality. I recall listening to one about Shane Smith and how his vision of VICE had changed once he went from 13 to 2500 employees and suddenly couldn’t control the brand, the content that was going out, and how ‘useless’ the content became. I started to relate in a big way and it got me reflecting.

As CE grew from 4 writers to 15, I suddenly couldn’t watch or read every piece that went out. Was the message the same? Did it hold strong to the brand? It was tough to tell and it pushed me to start putting in further methods of staying as on-brand as possible. This was good action that was coming out of making a simple change, learning more!

2. I consumed 4 books in the first month.

Did I read them all? No, some were read and some were audiobooks. I drive a lot, so instead of music every time I listened to a lot of audiobooks. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t listen to top 40 music that often does more harm to your psyche and mental state than good, but regardless there can be more time made to listen and learn vs simply listening to music.

I read:

Ascension Mysteries by David Wilcock.
The Art of Peace by Morihei Ueshiba
The Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahamsa Yogananda
Professor Ehret’s Mucusless Diet
Kosmic Consciousness by Ken Wilber

Again based on the previous one, I was learning again. Feeding my mind with things it was curious about and allowing me to expand who I am and what I know, which can help me find where I want to go with certain things more clearly. Gaining more experience through consuming content and hearing other people’s stories can sometimes be used as a way to consider new experiences for yourself should they resonate with you.

3. I started to experience peace regularly again

As I started to slow down with distractions, life slowed down. I became more present again and remembered what it felt like to live each day, each moment, from the heart and in the moment. It didn’t matter that I had pretty well lived that way for almost 6 years, what mattered was I let myself get off that train. I didn’t judge myself for it, kick myself in the ass and call myself stupid. I simply observed it and took action as hastily because I know that’s what it takes at times in modern life.

Also I knew again what it felt like to be out of peace and that certainly wasn’t as enjoyable. Hopping back into that state (of peace) was where my heart wanted to go anyway.

4. I was healthier, more active, and meditating again

These things all come one day after another. Don’t expect it to be a “OK, today’s the day! I turn it ALL around today!” It might take a couple weeks for it all to start firing. If it’s a first time through, it might take a couple months. The point is, let one thing lead to the next and keep exploring! I made more time to make food, be active, and meditate because I was choosing to structure my time in ways that would cut out distractions and bring me to where I wanted to go.

Lost a bunch of weight and was incredibly energetic from my grape juice fast.

5. I aligned my life and welcomed in a new life partner

After a couple weeks of being back on track I started to get clear signs in my waking life and in my meditations about ‘someone’ who was going to show up in my life and how she was going to be important to my journey. It was clear that it would be a relationship, one that had aspects to it that I had longed for but had not yet been ready to experience due to various experiences I had to have first. Sure enough, as I continued to just take care of me, get into alignment with myself and continue to just be at peace with life, 5 weeks into this 60 day period, I met her. It was a very synchronistic meeting that took place in a different country and ultimately led us to where we are today which is having an incredible journey together of growth, expansion and joy.

6. I was clear on my soul’s goals and vision again

The more time I spent with ME, the more I explored things that were in alignment with what I wanted to create and do, and in turn the clearer my vision became for it all again. I started to put in place the means and methods to which I would shift many aspects of my life and my mission (which happens to be my business) to take them to a level I was being guided to take them to from within myself. It wasn’t based on monetary goals but on what I felt I needed to do based on how I’m inspired to contribute to the world at this time. By making enough time to go within myself in my life, I have always gotten clear on to truly find out what that is. Not someone else’s dreams, my dreams.

7. I fasted for 17 days, no food!

Within this whole journey, for 17 straight days I went on a fast to help reset many aspects of my body to take my health and wellness to another level as well. I drank 1L of organic concord grape juice each day for 17 days and did enemas along the way to help cleanse and flush things out. Even though I had been eating a vegetarian diet for almost 10 years and a vegan diet for most of those 10, I ate a standard Italian diet for the 20 years prior to that. The body can take time to fully reset, and fasting is one of the most effective ways to do it. This reset was incredible, and it took me to some incredible spiritual levels as well.

In the end, like I said before, cancelling Netflix was simply a means to help pull the biggest distraction in my life out completely. In all honesty, 90% of the people in my life have the exact same problem but may not see it. I could have totally used Netflix once a week and still did all these things, TOTALLY. But I chose not to. I grabbed the $14 bucks I was spending on Netflix and swapped it for Audible.

I wanted to tell this story because I know many people sometimes just need a push, a bit of encouragement to take things to the next level and commit to something. Hearing someone else’s story can be inspiring to start tapping into our own soul desires enough that we no longer need external motivation to keep on, but instead just dive into our passions and let that be the medicine that moves you forward.

We Can Get Lost in ‘Personal Development’ Sometimes

One final note. Personal development has almost become a neurotic obsession for many of us I notice.  It’s a great way to focus on making well intentioned shifts in our lives, but we often are not willing to do the actual work involved to move beyond the things that challenge us: being honest with ourselves, truly letting go of old habits, and staying aligned with our true selves. Not only that, but we are so often replacing old patterns and habits with new belief systems or stories in our mind as if we’re trying to program ourselves for success or riches. Even if that works for a year or two, it won’t forever. And you likely won’t ever have sustainable peace in your life unless we truly shift within.

All that said, personal development, or personal evolution as I like to call it, is a natural part of being a soul having a human experience on this planet. We just often work so hard to avoid it. It’s actually A LOT of work to avoid our own growth. Think about it – constant distractions, suffering, pain, and doing things we don’t love. We do a lot to avoid it.

These days, there is so much talk of being a successful entrepreneur and going out and hustling constantly to make it happen. While I admire the action and the desire to break out of cycles, we have to be aware to not let it lead us astray and move us away from what our soul desires truly are. We often move forward taking actions on someone else’s dream that we think is our own, but isn’t. In essence, we have no idea what we truly want deep down, and we are simply going off what we think we want or what everyone else has told us we want. I.e. chasing the American Dream. A dream dreamt up by someone else that we believe is our own but isn’t. Your dream is simple to find, your desires are simple to find, we just have to cut the distractions down and listen.

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These days, it’s not just knowing information and facts that will create change, it’s changing ourselves, how we go about communicating, and re-assessing the underlying stories, ideas and beliefs that form our world. We have to practice these things if we truly want to change. At Collective Evolution and CETV, this is a big part of our mission.

Amongst 100's of hours of exclusive content, we have recently completed two short courses to help you become an effective changemaker, one called Profound Realization and the other called How To Do An Effective Media Detox.

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New Research Adds Evidence That Weed Killer Glyphosate Disrupts Hormones

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New research is adding worrisome evidence to concerns that the widely used weed killing chemical glyphosate may have the potential to interfere with human hormones.

In a paper published in the journal Chemosphere titled Glyphosate and the key characteristics of an endocrine disruptor: A review, a trio of scientists concluded that glyphosate appears to have eight out of ten key characteristics associated with endocrine disrupting chemicals . The authors cautioned, however, that prospective cohort studies are still needed to more clearly understand the impacts of glyphosate on the human endocrine system.

The authors, Juan Munoz, Tammy Bleak and Gloria Calaf, each affiliated with the University of Tarapacá in Chile, said their paper is the first review to consolidate the mechanistic evidence on glyphosate as an endocrine-disrupting chemical (EDC).

Some of the evidence suggests that Roundup, Monsanto’s well-known glyphosate-based herbicide, can alter the biosynthesis of the sexual hormones, according to the researchers.

EDCs may mimic or interfere with the body’s hormones and are linked with developmental and reproductive problems as well as brain and immune system dysfunction.

The new paper follows publication earlier this year of an assortment of animal studies that indicated glyphosate exposures impact reproductive organs and threaten fertility.

Glyphosate is the world’s most widely used herbicide, sold in 140 countries. Introduced commercially in 1974 by Monsanto Co, the chemical is the active ingredient in popular products such as Roundup and hundreds of other weed killers used by consumers, municipalities, utilities, farmers, golf course operators, and others around the world.

Dana Barr, a professor at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health, said the evidence “tends to overwhelmingly indicate that glyphosate has endocrine disrupting properties.”

“It’s not necessarily unexpected since glyphosate has some structural similarities with many other endocrine disrupting pesticides; however, it is more concerning because glyphosate use far surpasses other pesticides,” said Barr, who directs a program within a National Institutes of Health-funded human exposure research center housed at Emory. “Glyphosate is used on so many crops and in so many residential applications such that aggregate and cumulative exposures can be considerable.”

Phil Landrigan, director of the Global Observatory on Pollution and Health, and a professor of biology
at Boston College, said the review pulled together “strong evidence” that glyphosate is an endocrine disruptor.

“The report is consistent with a larger body of literature indicating that glyphosate has a wide range of adverse health effects – findings that overturn Monsanto’s long-standing portrayal of glyphosate as a benign chemical with no negative impacts on human health,” said Landrigan.

EDCs have been a subject of concern since the 1990s after a series of publications suggested that some chemicals commonly used in pesticides, industrial solvents, plastics, detergents, and other substances could have the capacity to disrupt connections between hormones and their receptors.

Scientists generally recognized ten functional properties of agents that alter hormone action, referring to these as ten “key characteristics” of endocrine-disruptors. The ten characteristics are as follows:

EDC’s can:

  • Alter hormone distribution of circulating levels of hormones
  • Induce alterations in hormone metabolism or clearance
  • Alter the fate of hormone-producing or hormone-responsive cells
  • Alter hormone receptor expression
  • Antagonize hormone receptors
  • Interact with or activate hormone receptors
  • Alter signal transduction in hormone-responsive cells
  • Induce epigenetic modifications in hormone-producing or hormone-responsive cells
  • Alter hormone synthesis
  • Alter hormone transport across cell membranes

The authors of the new paper said a review of the mechanistic data showed that glyphosate met all of the key characteristics with the exception of two:  “Regarding glyphosate, there is no evidence associated with the antagonistic capacity of hormonal receptors,” they said. As well, “there is no evidence of its impact on hormonal metabolism or clearance,” according to the authors.

Research over the last few decades has largely focused on links found between glyphosate and cancer, particularly non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL.) In 2015, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer classified glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen.

More than 100,000 people have sued Monsanto in the United States alleging exposure to the company’s glyphosate-based herbicides caused them or their loved ones to develop NHL.

The plaintiffs in the nationwide litigation also claim Monsanto has long sought to hide the risks of its herbicides. Monsanto lost three out of three trials and its German owner Bayer AG has spent the last year and a half trying to settle the litigation out of court.

The authors of the new paper took note of the ubiquitous nature of glyphosate, saying “massive use” of the chemical has “led to a wide environmental diffusion,” including rising exposures tied to human consumption of the weed killer through food.

The researchers said that though regulators say the levels of glyphosate residue commonly found in foods are low enough to be safe, they “cannot rule out” a “potential risk” to people consuming foods containing contaminated with the chemical,  particularly grains and other plant-based foods, which often have higher levels than milk, meat or fish products.

U.S. government documents show glyphosate residues have been detected in a range of foods, including organic honey, and granola and crackers.

Canadian government researchers have also reported glyphosate residues in foods. One report issued in 2019 by scientists from Canada’s Agri-Food Laboratories at the Alberta Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry found glyphosate in 197 of 200 samples of honey they examined.

Despite the concerns about glyphosate impacts on human health, including through dietary exposure, U.S. regulators have steadfastly defended the safety of the chemical. The Environmental Protection Agency maintains that it has not found any human health risks from exposure to glyphosate.”

Written by Carey Gillam, research director of U.S. Right to Know, where it was originally posted. 

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Positive Association Found Amongst COVID Deaths & Flu Shot Rates Worldwide In Elderly

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  • The Facts:

    A recently published paper has found a positive association between COVID-19 deaths and influenza vaccination rates in elderly people worldwide.

  • Reflect On:

    Why does vaccine hesitancy continue to grow worldwide? What's going on? What information/factors are contributing to this hesitancy?

What Happened: A recently published study in PeerJ  by Christian Wehenkel, a Professor at Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango in Mexico, has found a positive association between COVID-19 deaths and influenza vaccination rates in elderly people worldwide.

According to the study, “The results showed a positive association between COVID-19 deaths and IVR (influenza vaccination rate) of people ≥65 years-old. There is a significant increase in COVID-19 deaths from eastern to western regions in the world. Further exploration is needed to explain these findings, and additional work on this line of research may lead to prevention of deaths associated with COVID-19.”

To determine this association, data sets from 39 countries with more than half a million people were analyzed.

The study was published on October 1st, and two weeks later a note from the publisher appeared atop the paper emphasizing that correlation does not equal causation, and that this paper “should not be taken to suggest that receiving the influenza vaccination results in an increased risk of death for an individual with COVID-19 as there may be confounding factors at play.”

The paper provides evidence from others which have recently been published that ponder if the flu shot could increase ones chance of contracting and dying from COVID-19.

For example, this study published in April of 2020, reported a negative correlation between influenza vaccination rates (IVRs) and COVID-19 related mortality and morbidity. Marín-Hernández, Schwartz & Nixon (2020) also showed epidemiological evidence of an association between higher influenza vaccine uptake by elderly people and lower percentage of COVID-19 deaths in Italy, which directly contradicts the author’s own findings and suggests that the flu shot may help prevent COVID-19 related deaths.

He goes on to mention another study:

In a study analyzing 92,664 clinically and molecularly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil, Fink et al. (2020) reported that patients who received a recent flu vaccine experienced on average 17% lower odds of death. Moreover, Pawlowski et al. (2020) analyzed the immunization records of 137,037 individuals who tested positive in a SARS-CoV-2 PCR. They found that polio, Hemophilus influenzae type-B, measles-mumps-rubella, varicella, pneumococcal conjugate (PCV13), geriatric flu, and hepatitis A/hepatitis B (HepA-HepB) vaccines, which had been administered in the past 1, 2, and 5 years, were associated with decreased SARS-CoV-2 infection rates.

So, its important to mention that correlations between the flu vaccine have also found that it may decrease ones chance of deaths from COVID-19.

But are there studies that have shown an increased chance of death or contracting other respiratory viruses as a result of getting the flu shot? Yes.

That’s also discussed in the paper. For example, he mentions a paper published in 2018:

In a study with 6,120 subjects, Wolff (2020) reported that influenza vaccination was significantly associated with a higher risk of some other respiratory diseases, due to virus interference. In a specific examination of non-influenza viruses, the odds of coronavirus infection (but not the COVID-19 virus) in vaccinated individuals were significantly higher, when compared to unvaccinated individuals (odds ratio = 1.36).

The study above found the flu shot to increase the risk of other coronaviruses among those who had been vaccinated for influenza by 36 percent. The study was conducted prior to COVID-19, so it’s not included and only applies to pre-existing coronaviruses. The study also found an even higher chance of contracting human metapneumovirus amongst those who had received the flu shot.

Below are some more studies regarding the flu shot and viral infections that hint to the same idea.

  • 2018 CDC study (Rikin et al 2018) found that flu shots increase the risk of non-flu acute respiratory illnesses (ARIs), including coronavirus, in children.
  • A 2011 Australian study (Kelly et al 2011) found that flu shots doubled the risk for non-flu viral lung infections.
  • 2012 Hong Kong study (Cowling et al 2012) found that flu shots increase the risk for non-flu respiratory infections by 4.4 times.
  • 2017 study (Mawson et al 2017) found vaccinated children were 5.9 times more likely to suffer pneumonia than their unvaccinated peers.

Why This Is Important: We live in an age where vaccinations are heavily marketed. We’ve seen this with the flu shot time and time again and we are also living in an age where a push for more mandated vaccines seems to be growing.

Dr. Peter Doshi is an associate editor at The BMJ (British Medical Journal) and also an assistant professor of pharmaceutical health services research at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. He published a paper in The BMJ titled “Influenza: Marketing Vaccines By Marketing Disease.”  In it,  he points out that the CDC pledges “to base all public health decisions on the highest quality of scientific data, openly and objectively derived,” and how this isn’t the case when it comes to the flu vaccine and its marketing. He stresses that “the vaccine may be less beneficial and less safe than has been claimed, and that “the threat of influenza seems to be overstated.”

This is a touchy subject that dives into medical ethics and the connections that big pharmaceutical companies have with our federal health regulatory agencies and health associations. Vaccines are a multi billion dollar industry.

At a recent World Health Organization conference on vaccine safety, it was expressed that vaccine hesitancy is growing at quite a fast pace, especially among doctors who are now becoming hesitant to recommend certain vaccines on the schedule. You can read more about that and find links to the conference here.

We have to ask ourselves, why is this happening? Is it because people and professionals are becoming aware of certain information that warrants the freedom of choice? Should freedom of choice with regards to what we put in our body always remain? Are we really protecting the “herd” by taking these actions?

In a 2014 analysis in the Oregon Law Review by New York University (NYU) legal scholars Mary Holland and Chase E. Zachary (who also has a Princeton-conferred doctorate in chemistry), the authors show that 60 years of compulsory vaccine policies “have not attained herd immunity for any childhood disease.” It is time, they suggest, to cast aside coercion in favor of voluntary choice.

When it comes to the flu shot, I put more information and science as to why so many people seem to refuse it, in this article if interested.

The University of California is currently being sued for mandating the flu shot for all staff, faculty and students. A judge has prevented them from doing so as a result until a decision has been made. You can read more about that here.

In South Korea, 48 people have now died after receiving the flu shot this season causing a lot of controversy. You can read more about that here.

The Takeaway: There are many concerns with vaccines, and vaccine injury is one of them. The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act has paid more than $4 billion to families of vaccine injured children. A 2010 HHS pilot study by the Federal Agency for Health Care Research (AHCR) found that 1 in every 39 vaccines causes injury, a shocking comparison to the claims from the CDC of 1 in every million.

Should these statistics alone warrant the freedom of choice? Should the government have the ability to force us into measures, or would it simply be better for them to present the science, make recommendations and urge people to follow them? When the citizenry is forced and coerced into certain actions, sometimes under the guise of good-will, there always seems to be a tremendous amount of uproar and people who disagree. Why are these people silenced? Why are they censored? Why are they ridiculed? Why don’t independent health organizations receive the same voice and reach that government and state “owned” or organizations do? What’s going on here? Do we really live in a free, open and transparent world or are we simply subjected to massive amounts of perception manipulation?

When it come to the flu shot there is plenty of information on both sides of the coin that point to its effectiveness, and on the other hand there is information that points to the complete opposite. When something is not 100 percent clear, freedom of choice in all places should always remain, in my opinion.

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These days, it’s not just knowing information and facts that will create change, it’s changing ourselves, how we go about communicating, and re-assessing the underlying stories, ideas and beliefs that form our world. We have to practice these things if we truly want to change. At Collective Evolution and CETV, this is a big part of our mission.

Amongst 100's of hours of exclusive content, we have recently completed two short courses to help you become an effective changemaker, one called Profound Realization and the other called How To Do An Effective Media Detox.

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Some South Korean Doctors & Politicians Call To Stop Flu Shots After 48 People Die

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  • The Facts:

    The number of South Koreans who have died after getting flu shots has risen to 48, but health authorities in South Korea have found no link between the vaccine and the deaths.

  • Reflect On:

    Is the flu shot as safe as it's marketed to be?

What Happened: It’s that time of year and flu shot programs are rolling out across the globe. The number of South Koreans who have died after getting the flu shot has now risen to 48 and some South Korean doctors and politicians have called to stop flu shots as a result, according to Reuters. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) has decided not to stop the program, and that flu vaccines would continue to be given and will reduce the chance of having simultaneous epidemics in the era of COVID-19.

Health authorities in South Korea have explained that they’ve found no direct link between these deaths and the shots. KDCA Director Jeong Eun-kyung said, “After reviewing death cases so far, it is not the time to suspend a flu vaccination programme since vaccination is very crucial this year, considering…the COVID-19 outbreaks.”

According to Reuters, “Some initial autopsy results from the police and the National Forensic Service showed that 13 people died of cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and other disorders not caused by the vaccination.”

The South Korean government is hopeful to vaccinate approximately 30 million of the country’s 54 million people.

Concerns Some People Have With The Flu Shot: One concern many people seem to have is the worry of a severe adverse reaction.

Dr. Alvin Moss, MD and professor at the West Virginia University School of Medicine emphasizes in this video:

The flu vaccine happens to be the vaccine that causes the most injury in this country. The vaccine injury compensation program, 40 percent of all vaccinations in this country are flu shots, but 60 percent of all the compensations are for the flu vaccine. So a disproportionate number of  vaccine related injuries are the flu shot.

Moss is one of many who believe that the flu vaccine is not as effective as it’s been marketed to be. For example,  A study recently published in Global Advances In Health & Medicine titled “Ascorbate as Prophylaxis and Therapy for COVID-19—Update From Shanghai and U.S. Medical Institutions outlines the following:

Recently outlined A recent consensus statement from a group of renowned infectious disease clinicians observed that vaccine programs have proven ill-suited to the fast-changing viruses underlying these illnesses, with efficacy ranging from 19% to 54% in the past few years.

Dr. Peter Doshi is an associate editor at The BMJ (British Medical Journal)  published a paper in The BMJ titled “Influenza: Marketing Vaccines By Marketing Disease.”  In it,  he points out that the CDC pledges “to base all public health decisions on the highest quality of scientific data, openly and objectively derived,” and how this isn’t the case when it comes to the flu vaccine and its marketing. He stresses that “the vaccine may be less beneficial and less safe than has been claimed, and that “the threat of influenza seems to be overstated.”

These are just a few examples out of many claiming that the flu shot has not really been effective, opposing others that claim it is.  Mercury that’s still present in some flu shots also seems to be a concern.

The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act has paid more than $4 billion to families of vaccine injured children. A 2010 HHS pilot study by the Federal Agency for Health Care Research (AHCR) found that 1 in every 39 vaccines causes injury, a shocking comparison to the claims from the CDC of 1 in every million.

Professor Heidi Larson, a Professor of Anthropology and the Risk and Decision Scientist Director at the Vaccine Confidence Project stated at a World Health Organization (WHO) conference that more doctors are starting to be hesitant when it comes to recommending vaccines.

The other thing that’s a trend, and an issue, is not just confidence in providers but confidence of health care providers, we have a very wobbly health professional frontline that is starting to question vaccines and the safety of vaccines. That’s a huge problem, because to this day any study I’ve seen… still, the most trusted person on any study I’ve seen globally is the health care provider…

This is no secret, and actions against mandates are being taken. The University of California was recently sued for making the flu shot mandatory. That trial will begin soon, and you can read more about it here, and find information regarding the claim that the flu shot can help in the times of COVID-19.

The Takeaway: We are living in an age of extreme censorship of information, no matter how credible or how much evidence is provided, information that goes against the grain always seems to receive a harsh backlash from mainstream media as well as social media outlets. Why is there a digital fact checker patrolling the internet? Should people not have the right to examine information openly and freely and determine for themselves what is and what isn’t?

As far as vaccines are concerned, despite the fact that there are many safety issues the scientific community  is bringing up, a push for vaccine mandates continues and the idea that we are protecting other people is usually the narrative that’s pushed hard. Vaccine skepticism is growing at a fast pace among people of all professions, and people aren’t stupid. There’s a reason why more and more people are starting to question what we’ve been told for years, and those reasons should be acknowledged and openly discussed amongst people on both sides of the coin.

Dive Deeper

These days, it’s not just knowing information and facts that will create change, it’s changing ourselves, how we go about communicating, and re-assessing the underlying stories, ideas and beliefs that form our world. We have to practice these things if we truly want to change. At Collective Evolution and CETV, this is a big part of our mission.

Amongst 100's of hours of exclusive content, we have recently completed two short courses to help you become an effective changemaker, one called Profound Realization and the other called How To Do An Effective Media Detox.

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