Hey Mom, Should Gramps and I get the Flu Vaccine?

Arrgh, I think that hit bone!

Arrgh, I think that hit bone!

Every year millions head to their doctor, Petco or Menard’s to receive the latest flu vaccine. But before you decide to name your first daughter Vaccinia, questions should be asked first whether one should get the flu vaccine in the first place and if the flu vaccine is safe and effective? If so does it apply to everyone including pregnant women, infants, the immunocompromised and the elderly?

Do you recall the figure that 36,000 elderly die each year from the flu? A sober analysis of the same CDC data reveals an underwhelming 753 flu deaths in 2002 and 257 the year before.[1] Furthermore, these patients died more as a result of their chronic illnesses such as COPD, malignancies and autoimmune diseases often leading to a fatal pneumonia. Nutritional status plays a key role here as well. Either way the death rate is not even close to what the “experts” keep telling us.

Another study by the NIH examined death rates of the elderly over the last 30 years and found no decrease in deaths despite increased flu vaccinations over the same period. This was published in the highly respected Archives of Internal Medicine.[2] In the same article they warn you that immunizing the elderly has its own set of problems and can be fraught with hazards because of the elderly generally having decreased immunity and chronic illnesses.

One question everyone should be asking is how safe are these vaccines? What safety studies do we have for pregnant mothers, infants, elderly, and the immunocompromised? Remember too that these vaccines still contain large amounts of both thimerosal and aluminum.

In 2005 the CDC recommended the flu vaccine for all children between the ages of 6-18 months and all children between 5-18 years old.[3] A study from the CDC found that 32% of the children that died from the flu suffered from severe cases of asthma not from the virus itself.[4] Furthermore, many children with asthma are also on corticosteroids which inhibit the immune response in several key areas important in viral diseases. It has already been demonstrated that vaccinating kids or adults with immune suppression from either drugs, cancers, or other immune suppressing diseases has uniformly been unsuccessful. Vaccines simply do not work in patients already immune suppressed.

One of the most despicable programs undertaken by the medical profession and CDC was to tell parents that small children were at the greatest risk of death. In fact, the medical data actually demonstrated that the death rate from H1N1 flu was lower among children below age 4 than during the previous two flu seasons. The same was true for pregnant women.[5]


Dear reader, you need to appreciate that one of the worst complications of repeated vaccination is low grade persistent brain inflammation of a chronic nature and its cellular damage through what has been aptly called The Bystander Effect:

As Dr Blaylock explains from the Dec. 2012 issue of Blaylock Wellness Report, when we get a natural viral infection our bodies mount an aggressive yet coordinated attack producing numerous inflammatory molecules such as chemokines and cytokines. These immune responses kill the virus by enveloping the invaders in a soup of these killer chemicals. Unfortunately, this poaching medium can migrate away from the action and cause collateral damage to surrounding tissues. Once the virus is contained the system revs down and finally stops producing these inflammatory molecules.

The problem with vaccines is that they activate the immune system but will not allow it to shut off often times for years. This low grade microglial (the brain’s immune cells) inflammation translates into a lot of Bystander Effect within the brain leading to neurological complications. One such complication was narcolepsy a devastating disease seen recently affecting hundreds of children from the shameful and reprehensible H1N1 campaign in 2009 for which the WHO was chastised for creating a pandemic that never was. Other diseases such as depression, seizures and multiple sclerosis have been associated with vaccines as I have clearly demonstrated in this chapter [the full chapter on vaccines].

In a transcript from Progressive Radio Network show, October 13, 2009, entitled Bracing Ourselves for More Sham Vaccine Studies. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease’s Addiction to Bad Science. Richard Gale and Gary Null explain:

…[T]o us an interview with Financial Times Dr Tom Jefferson.

Dr Jefferson

Dr Jefferson

Jefferson, one of the world’s most knowledgeable experts in vaccine research and head of the Vaccine Field Group at the Cochrane Database Collaboration, related that he found only a few dozen studies on the H1N1 vaccines without any proof that they are safe. Cochrane database is today’s gold standard for a library of sound medical research.

Dr Ian Chalmers

Dr Ian Chalmers

Sir Iain Chalmers, called the “maverick master of medical evidence” by The Lancet, founded the Collaboration in 1993 as an independent initiative, free of vested interests with private drug and vaccine makers, with the mission to undertake systematic reviews of existing healthcare medical trials. The Collaboration now includes over 10,000 volunteers from 90 countries busily analyzing decades of medical studies to pull out the kernels of sound scientific research and reliable conclusions from the chaff of pseudo-scientific waste that has become a trademark of drug and vaccine manufacturer trial methodologies in order to get their products quickly passed through government regulatory agencies’ relaxed requirements. [Emphasis mine].

On page five of Bracing Ourselves Gale and Null had this to say:

Dr. Tom Jefferson, head of the Cochrane’s Vaccine Field group, has shown that studies concluding flu vaccine’s efficacy were either poorly designed or “badly executed.” With respect to trials conducted on children under two years of age, the very sparse reliable studies show influenza vaccines are no more effective than a placebo. Dr. Jefferson has observed strong biases in the selection of trial participants throughout vaccine industry-conducted trials. His conclusions state that “evidence from systematic reviews show that inactivated [influenza] vaccines have little or no effect on the effects measured.” He has discovered that there is “gross overestimation of the impact of influenza, unrealistic expectations of the performance of vaccines, and spurious certainty of our ability to predict viral circulation and impact. The consequences,’ Dr. Jefferson states, “are seen in the impractical advice given by public bodies on thresholds of the incidence of influenza-like illness at which influenza specific interventions (antivirals) should be used.”…When it comes to identifying the infecting virus for any case displaying flu-like systems, only PCR [polymerase chain reaction-a molecular tool for identifying virus species] is very reliable, and there can be anywhere from 152-200 different infections contributing to flu-like symptoms. This reinforces an opinion by Dr. Anthony Morris, a former Chief Vaccine Officer at the FDA, “The producers of these [influenza] vaccines know they are worthless, but they go on selling them anyway.” We would add from a review of the CDC’s statistics on influenza threats, they are intentionally misleading and medically worthless. [Emphasis mine]

A recent Mercola article brings us up to date on the Shocking LACK of Evidence Supporting Flu Vaccines.

While the annual flu vaccine is touted as the “best” way to avoid catching the seasonal flu, what many fail to realize is that there’s virtually NO good scientific evidence to support it. Again and again, the Cochrane Database Review…has concluded that flu vaccines do not appear to have any measurable benefit either for children, adults, or seniors.

Take a look at these five Cochrane Database Reviews, published between 2006 and 2010, which call into serious question the claim that flu shots are the best way to stay healthy during the flu season.

  1. Last year, Cochrane reviewed the available scientific evidence that flu shots protect the elderly, and the results were abysmal. The authors concluded that:

“The available evidence is of poor quality and provides no guidance regarding the safety, efficacy or effectiveness of influenza vaccines for people aged 65 years or older.”

  1. Cochrane reviewers also evaluated whether or not flu shots given to health care workers can help protect the elderly patients in nursing homes with whom they work. The research did not find an effect from the vaccinations on laboratory-confirmed influenza.  Influenza vaccinations were also not linked to a reduction in either pneumonia or deaths from pneumonia. In conclusion, the authors state that:

“[T]here is no evidence that vaccinating health care workers prevents influenza in elderly residents in long-term care facilities.

  1. Ditto for children. A large-scale, systematic review of 51 studies, published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews in 2006, found no evidence that the flu vaccine is any more effective than a placebo in preventing influenza in children under two. The studies involved 260,000 children, age 6 to 23 months.
  2. Two years later, in 2008, another Cochrane review again concluded that “little evidence is available” that the flu vaccine is effective in preventing influenza in children under the age of two.
  3. As for the general adult population, Cochrane published the following bombshell conclusion last year:

“Influenza vaccines have a modest effect in reducing influenza symptoms and working days lost. There is no evidence that they affect complications, such as pneumonia, or transmission.

WARNING: This review includes 15 out of 36 trials funded by industry (four had no funding declaration). An earlier systematic review of 274 influenza vaccine studies published up to 2007 found industry funded studies were published in more prestigious journals and cited more than other studies independently from methodological quality and size. Studies funded from public sources were significantly less likely to report conclusions favorable to the vaccines.

The review demonstrated that reliable scientific evidence confirming that influenza vaccines are effective is thin and there is plenty of reason to suspect that there may be a manipulation of conclusions when the studies are funded by drug companies. The content and conclusions of this review should be interpreted in light of this finding.”

Did You Know? 100 People Must be Inoculated in Order to Prevent ONE Case of the Flu…

Cochrane also published the following telling statistics:

“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 percent of all circulating viruses. Each year, the World Health Organization recommends which viral strains should be included in vaccinations for the forthcoming season.

Authors of this review assessed all trials that compared vaccinated people with unvaccinated people. The combined results of these trials showed that under ideal conditions (vaccine completely matching circulating viral configuration) 33 healthy adults need to be vaccinated to avoid one set of influenza symptoms.

In average conditions (partially matching vaccine) 100 people need to be vaccinated to avoid one set of influenza symptoms. [Emphasis mine.]

[1] Russell Blaylock MD. Blaylock Wellness Report. May 2005. p. 9

[2] IBID. p. 9

[3] Russell Blaylock MD. Blaylock Wellness Report. May 2005. p. 6

[4] Russell Blaylock MD. Blaylock Wellness Report Dec 2012 p. 2

[5] IBID p. 4

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Dr. Christopher Rasmussen (aka Reality Renegade) is the author of his upcoming book, "InflaNATION: Industrial Diners & A Doc In The Box." By deliberately avoiding harmful industrial foods and the Commercial Sick Care System with its Pills and Procedures paradigm, Dr Rasmussen cured himself of a deadly disease-which became the reason for writing this book. In the book, he provides the facts you must know and the solutions to regain your health, maintain wellness, and outlive your parents' generation in an extraordinarily toxic world.

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