By Dr. Mark Sircus
January 14, 2012
Saying no to vaccines in the face of the gale wind of propaganda and governmentally supported vaccine campaigns is high treason punishable to the point of having your kids taken away if you happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
True medicine cries out against vaccines and all the harm they are doing to children and people around the globe, but we have medical authorities claiming them to offer deliverance when in reality they offer little of anything but further toxic attacks on the body and immune system.
Medical truth is obviously against deliberately poisoning people, but don’t tell that to anyone at the FDA whose staff falls all over itself to promote the most dangerous drugs ever known to mankind.
Vaccines are loaded with crude materials that will never make anyone well. Poisons usually have the habit of poisoning people and the amount of mercury in the influenza vaccine is dangerous no matter what these un-trustable medical officials say.
Mercury is much more toxic than lead but there is not a doctor in the world stupid or crazy enough to inject lead into children’s veins, yet there are plenty who will gladly with a smile inject mercury.
In this crazy world of ours, medicine has turned against the people’s wellbeing, meaning they have committed high treason against the sacred medical oath to do no harm to their patients.
A flu vaccine with mercury-based thimerosal used as a preservative is an insult to the public’s intelligence but unfortunately that intelligence has been buried under a thick wall of medical lies and propaganda meant to sell vaccines.
“Chronic mercury exposure is also a threat to our health and makes us especially vulnerable to flu infections.
It has been shown that “prolonged exposure of mammals (white mice) to low mercury concentrations (0.008-0.02mg/m3) leads to a significant increase in the susceptibility of mice to pathological influenza virus strains.
This is shown by a more severe course of infection. In the experimental group more mice died (86-90.3%) than in the unexposed animals (60.2-68%), additionally the experimental group died more quickly.
The significant difference was in the appearance and degree of pneumonia in the effected animals,” wrote Dr. I. M. Trakhtenberg in “Chronic Effects of Mercury on Organisms.”
The CDC recommends that everyone over six months of age get a flu shot, especially people in high-risk groups, such as those under five or over 65 and people with chronic medical conditions, such as asthma or heart disease.
Any competent biochemist would look at the structure of thimerosal and identify it as a potent enzyme inhibitor.
What is surprising is that the appropriate animal and laboratory testing was not done on the vaccines containing thimerosal (and aluminum) before the government embarked on a mandated vaccine program that exposed infants to the levels of thimerosal that occurred. – Dr. Boyd E. Haley
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. published in the Huffington Post a few years ago devastating evidence that implicated the CDC in a terrible scandal in regards to the unnecessary injection of millions of children with thimerosal a few years back, and this is important because again the CDC is going to allow mercury-containing thimerosal to be used in the swine flu shots as well as the regular flu shots in the fall of 2009.
Doctors like to educate parents about what influenza is and to emphasize that influenza is different from having a cold.
They think that it is really important for parents to understand when we are in flu season that, if their child is exhibiting signs of an influenza-like illness, they need to seek care from their pediatric provider and begin antiviral drug treatment if indicated.
There are many ways to approach and treat the complications of influenza in Natural Allopathic Medicine, whose basic protocol is made from rock-solid emergency room medicinals of non-pharmaceutical origin.
Special Note: Monday I will publish a comprehensive emergency protocol for influenza.
Dr. Mark Sircus, Ac., OMD, DM (P) (acupuncturist, doctor of oriental and pastoral medicine) is a prolific writer and author of some astounding medical and health-related books.
His books are heavily referenced, and for many years Dr. Sircus has been researching into the human condition and into the causes of disease; he has distilled many of the divergent medical systems into a new form of medicine that he has coined Natural Allopathic Medicine.
This article originally appeared on drsircus.com
Posted on: 7:40 am, January 14, 2013, by Shaul Turner
DENVER — The flu epidemic is hitting the United States hard. New York and Boston have declared a public health emergency because of the virus.
The flu has killed two children in Colorado, and has sent 506 people to the hospital. Last year, the flu hospitalized 543 Coloradans throughout the entire flu season, which typically lasts through March.
Many health clinics continue to see swamped waiting rooms, and doctors say there are some tips you can follow to help avoid getting sick.
Experts say the virus can live up to 18 hours on some surfaces, and one of the best things you can do at work and home is to wipe down surfaces.
Doctors also say it’s important to remind your kids to wash their hands frequently and for at least 30 seconds at a time. Something parents can do is to tell their kids to sing the alphabet twice, or sing the happy birthday song.
It is also best keep your distance from anything that may be contaminated.
Besides a flu shot, you should also cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough, and keep your hands away from your eyes, nose and mouth.
By Dan Goldberg/The Star-Ledger
on January 14, 2013 at 12:51 PM, updated January 14, 2013 at 4:11 PM
TRENTON — Hospitals across New Jersey are seeing their emergency rooms packed with patients complaining of flu-like symptoms, the state’s Assembly Health Committee learned today.
“This is my 21st year,” said Shelley Greenman, emergency physician at Cooper University Hospital, “and frankly I’ve never seen anything like this . . . record numbers of patients with flu like symptoms are seeking care.”
For the first week of January, the state saw more than twice the reported number of emergency room visits attributable to influenza as there were during the same week in 2012, according to the CDC.
The good news is the number was slightly lower than the previous week, indicating the possibility the season has peaked. It will take a few more weeks to know for certain.
The testimony before the Assembly today focused on how hospitals were dealing with the crisis.
Rick Hong, head of the Division of Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Medicine at Cooper University in Camden, said hospitals were considering emergency measures like treating patients in hallways or conference rooms.
It hasn’t reached that level yet, but it is being discussed, he said.
“This scares the public,” Hong said, “but in our position we need to do what we can and if we have to do it that way, we have to do it that way.”
Published Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 3:03PM EST
Last Updated Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 5:34PM EST
For the first time since the H1N1 pandemic, hospitals in Ottawa have activated a clinical command centre to help deal with the spread of flu cases in the capital. Hospitals cancelled some elective surgeries last week as emergency departments managed up to a 30 per cent increase in visits. Ottawa Pubic Health reports an additional 15 lab confirmed cases of the flu since Friday.
Dr. Doug Sider with Public Health Ontario says the worst may not be over.
“Certainly in the last couple of weeks, some places like Ontario we’ve seen them peak and hope less and less influenza cases. But other parts of the province aren’t at peak yet,” said Dr. Snider.
The 2012/2013 flu season has been one for the record books. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that this is the worst flu season in a decade, and it has now even reached epidemic proportions. You probably know someone who has gotten sick this winter with the flu. However, many people get confused and think the stomach bug that’s also going around this winter is the same as influenza. In actuality, they are totally different viruses.
You may hear it often, “oh I have the flu!” When you ask about your friend or loved one’s symptoms they tell you that they have vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, fever, and/or chills. All symptoms of the ‘stomach flu,’ also known as viral gastroenteritis. There are two main types of viruses that are responsible for making you feel miserable – the norovirus and the rotavirus. The norovirus is the most common virus in adults, where the rotavirus is most common in young children and infants. Both viruses are contagious and you will typically feel better within a few days. However, even when you feel better, you may still be contagious so it’s best to stay home and rest for at least three days if you’re an adult. Children are contagious even before they develop symptoms and can be contagious up to two weeks.
Do you have some symptoms? It may just be a severe cold. Despite the flu and the common cold both being respiratory illnesses, they are caused by two different viruses. It can be very difficult to tell the difference between a cold and the flu, however, as their symptoms are very similar. When you have a cold you may have a runny or stuffy nose, cough, sore throat, headache, and/or body aches.
When you have the flu you can have these exact same symptoms; however, symptoms will be more severe and include extreme fatigue, fever, and a dry cough. Unfortunately there isn’t a cure for the common cold. Resting, drinking lots of water, taking zinc and extra vitamin C, and yes, even eating some of mom’s chicken noodle soup can help ease the symptoms of the cold. You will feel better in a few days and the cold will go away within about a week.
“Only time will tell,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Thomas Frieden said on a conference call with reporters.
Following a week of reports about influenza vaccine shortages and jam-packed hospitals, CDC officials added a dose of perspective. They said the number of states reporting “high” levels of flu activity has actually dropped from 29 to 24 — although that could still change.
There’s been an uptick in states reporting some moderate activity, and the virus has spread nationwide — a total of 47 states reported regional or widespread outbreaks.
“It’s just about everywhere,” said Jeffrey Shaman, a professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. “It’s a very intense transmission season — probably the most intense we’ve seen in a decade.” That means the virus spreads aggressively — but experts are still divided on whether this year’s flu is especially dangerous. It’s still too early to know the full impact.
Experts recommend that if you haven’t gotten the flu vaccine yet, you still should. But before you go, check ahead. Many places have very little vaccine left, it any at all.
This year, the flu came on fast and furious, filling up emergency rooms and doctor’s offices with patients. Thousands of people across the country who had delayed or never planned on getting that flu vaccine headed out to finally get one last week.And that’s why this week, many places that administer the shot, like Wegmans pharmacies, are out of supply.
“Currently, most of our stores are out. We are out,” said Dick Standish, pharmacist at the Wegmans Latta Road pharmacy.
Last year, pharmacists at the Latta Road pharmacy administered about three to four flu vaccines a day. This year, that number was about 10 to 12.
In an effort to get as many people as possible immunized a few years ago, New York state began allowing trained pharmacists to administer the flu shot to adults. Over the weekend, Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a Public Health Emergency in New York because of the severe flu season we’re having and issued an executive order to now allow pharmacists to give that shot to patients under the age of 18.
The problem is now finding the shot. We called around to several other area pharmacies and they told us they either didn’t have any vaccine left or are about to run out.
Typically, there is a lot less vaccine this time of year, and it’s too late for pharmaceutical companies to start making new batches.
Wegmans spokesperson Jo Natale tells YNN that a new vaccine order has just arrived at its distribution center and will soon go out to stores around New York State. But that supply is limited.
Pharmacists say many stores do have Tamiflu in stock. It’s an antiviral drug taken to help ease some of the symptoms of the flu and the company says can help prevent someone from contracting the virus if he or she has been exposed.
While it may be late in the season, experts still recommend getting the vaccine. Just call ahead and make sure your pharmacy or doctor has it.
“It is in short supply but if you do find it, by all means, get it,” said Standish.
ATLANTA — The flu has reached epidemic levels in Georgia, the Georgia Department of Public Health has announced.
Flu activity is widespread throughout the state and the number of flu-related hospitalizations is high, according to a press release issued by the Department of Public Health. So far, two adult, flu-related deaths have been reported in Georgia.
While there is some decrease in flu activity, it is still at an epidemic level and the flu is unpredictable, said Patrick O’Neal, M.D., director of the Division of Health Protection, Georgia Department of Public Health.
Peak flu season typically does not happen until late January or early February so the worst may not be over, according to the Department of Public Health.
The Georgia Weekly Influenza Report, compiled by the Department of Public Health, for Dec. 29 through Jan. 5, shows that influenza activity decreased in the state. However, there were still 56 hospitalizations due to influenza infection in the metro area, bringing the total to 471 this flu season.
Of the 1,753 specimens tested and reported by the Georgia Public Health Laboratory and the National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System, 413, or 23.6 percent, were positive for influenza. The average percent positive of all laboratory confirmed tests was 24.6 percent, above the season onset threshold of 10 percent.
In the eight-county metro Atlanta area, which includes Cobb, Douglas, Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Gwinnett, Rockdale and Newton counties, for this particular week, the majority of confirmed cases — 173 — were for those in the over 65 age group.
There are 47 states with widespread flu outbreaks, and health officials blame the flu for at least 20 child deaths nationally. There have been no child deaths from the flu reported in Georgia.
2:12 p.m. CST, January 14, 2013
Illinois’ top doctor says the demand for flu shots has created some spot shortages, but he says that’s good news because it means people are getting the message to protect themselves and those around them.
Illinois Department of Public Health Director LaMar Hasbrouck says there’s no statewide shortage of vaccine. He spoke Monday in Chicago with Gov. Pat Quinn. Both men called on Illinois residents to get vaccinated against the flu, which is widespread and early this year.
Statewide, nearly 370 people have been admitted to hospital intensive care units with flu-related problems and 27 have died.
Flu vaccine is available at many drug stores, doctor’s offices and public health clinics.
Published: 13 January, 2013, 20:40
New York State has become the latest US region to declare a health emergency due to a flu epidemic, with the number of confirmed cases already four times higher than last year.
“We are experiencing the worst flu season since at least 2009, and influenza activity in New York State is widespread, with cases reported in all 57 counties and all five boroughs of New York City,” said governor Andrew Cuomo.
More than 19,000 cases of flu have been confirmed in laboratory analysis, up from 4,404 last year. But these numbers are thought to represent just a tiny fraction of those affected, as only the most severe cases usually get clinically tested.
At least two children and ten adults have died from influenza this season in New York City alone.
To combat the spread of disease, Cuomo has authorized pharmacists to vaccinate children as young as six months for the next 4 weeks. Usually, drug store staff can only give shots to adults.
“It’s a bad year,” the city’s health commissioner, Dr. Thomas A. Farley, said in a statement to the media.
“We’ve got lots of flu, it’s mainly type AH3N2, which tends to be a little more severe. Our message for any people who are listening to this is it’s still not too late to get your flu shot.”
Posted: 01/13/2013 12:04 pm EST | Updated: 01/13/2013 5:36 pm EST
As an especially severe flu epidemic sweeps the United States, with nearly 4,000 hospitalized since the beginning of October, people in the Bay Area are increasingly being affected by the disease.
While California is one of the in the places in the country least affected by the flu–one of the only a small handful of states rated on Google Flu Trends as having “high” rather than “intense” flu activity–the trend has pointed to exponential growth as the virus continues to spread.
“California is seeing an accelerated increase in flu activity over the past few weeks,” Dr. Ron Chapman, director of of the state’s Department of Public Health, said in a statement.
Dr. Chapman noted that the flu season is likely to go for at least a few more weeks — usually peaking in February or March — and urges people get take measures to prevent from getting infected.
“The best defense against the flu is getting vaccinated,” he explained. “This year’s vaccine is an excellent match against this year’s influenza strains.”
San Francisco General Hospital currently has five patients who have been admitted with the flu. This isn’t a particularly high number to have at any one given time; however, it is unusual for this early in the flu season.
Sayer Ji, Contributor
With the flu season ramping up, many are looking to vaccination as a “preventive” approach. Those who abstain are often accused of being uneducated, or worse, socially irresponsible. Nothing could be further from the truth.
As it presently stands, it is not sound medical science, but primarily economic and political motivation which generates the immense pressure behind mass participation in the annual ritual of flu vaccination.
It is a heavily guarded secret within the medical establishment (especially within the corridors of the CDC) that the Cochrane Database Review, considered by many within the evidence-based medical model to be the gold standard for assessing the effectiveness of common medical interventions, does not lend unequivocal scientific support to the belief and/or propaganda that flu vaccines are safe and effective.
To the contrary, these authoritative reviews reveal there is a conspicuous absence of conclusive evidence as to the effectiveness of influenza vaccines in children under 2, healthy adults, the elderly, and healthcare workers who care for the elderly.
What is even more disconcerting is that only one safety study on inactivated flu vaccines has been performed in children under 2 (the population most susceptible to adverse reactions), even though in the USA and Canada current guidelines recommend the vaccination of healthy children from six months old.
Another alarming finding following the global pandemic declared by the World Health Organization in 2009, is that receipt of the seasonal flu vaccine among Canadians actually increased the rate of medically attended pandemic H1N1 infection. Vaccines, therefore, may actually decrease resistance to viral infection via their immunosuppressive actions. View study.
Can Vaccination Replace Natural Immunity?
At the outset it should be acknowledged that there could be no medical justification for vaccination in the first place if it were not for the observation that periodic infection from wild type pathogens confers lasting, natural immunity. In a very real sense periodic infectious challenges are Nature’s immunizations, without which the very concept of vaccination would make absolutely no sense.
The vaccination process artificially simulates and co-opts a natural process, generating a broad range of adverse unintended consequences, many of which have been documented here. Vaccine proponents would have us believe that natural immunity is inferior to synthetic immunity, and should be replaced by the latter. In some cases they even suggest breastfeeding should be delayed during immunizations because it “interferes” with the vaccine efficacy. Sounds like naked economic incentives have trumped genuine, serious health concerns for the entire population, especially the very young, the elderly and the sick.
This warped perspective follows from the disingenuous standard vaccine researchers use to “prove” the “efficacy” of their vaccines. The chemical kitchen sink is thrown at the immune system in order to conserve the expensive-to-produce antigen and to generate a more intense immune response – a process, not unlike what happens when you kick a beehive. These chemicals include detergents, anti-freeze, heavy metals, xenotrophic retroviruses, DNA from aborted human fetuses (diploid cells) and other species, etc. Amazingly, vaccine researchers and manufacturers do not have to prove the antibodies actually have affinity with the antigens they are marketed to protect us against, i.e. they do not have to prove “effectiveness,” only “efficacy.”
This semantic trick is at the root of how the world has been deceived into accepting interventions so dangerous that their risk, like nuclear power, is underwritten by world governments, not private insurers who know they would go bankrupt paying out claims to the injured.
Also, recent research indicates in some cases no antibodies are required for immunity against some viruses, running diametrically opposed to orthodox vaccinology.
Another point that can not be understated is that the trivalent (3-strained) influenza vaccines are incapable of protecting us against the wide range of pathogens which produce influenza-like illness:
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. (Cochrane Database).
It is therefore exceedingly clear that it is a mathematical impossibility for influenza vaccines to be effective at preventing wild-circulating strains of influenza. Nutritional support, then, becomes the most logical and reasonable solution.
Immune Status Determines Susceptibility To Infection
The fact is that our immune status determines susceptibility. If the immune system is continually challenged with environmental toxicants, nutritional deficiencies and/or incompatibilities, chronic stress, influenza is far more likely to take hold. If your immune system is strong, many infectious challenges occur, are met with an appropriate response, and often go unnoticed. In other words, it is not a lack of a vaccination that causes infection, rather, the inability of the immune system to function effectively. [Note: In some cases, we may become infected and the ultimate outcome is that we enjoy even greater immunity.]
While there are a broad spectrum of natural substances which have been studied for their anti-influenza properties, vitamin D deserves special consideration due to the fact that it is indispensable to produce antiviral peptides (e.g. cathelicidin) within the immune system, and can be supported for pennies a day.
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2010, revealed that children receiving 1200 IUs of vitamin D a day were at 59% reduced risk for contracting seasonal Influenza A infection. Moreover as a secondary outcome, only 2 children in the treatment group versus 12 for the control group, experienced an asthma attack.
There are actually a broad range of preventive strategies that are evidence-based, and available without prescription.
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Janet C. Phelan
In an article entitled, “Flu reaches epidemic level in U.S., says CDC”, reporter Sharon Begley pumps up alarm concerning the virulent and epidemic nature of the current flu sweeping the country. However, the report admits it lacks documentation of the very numbers it purports to use to buttress its claims.
While the Reuters article, published on January 11, solemnly announces that a pandemic is officially at play when the flu achieves a rate of 7.2 % of deaths during a time period, it also earnestly states that there is no definitive count of the total deaths caused by the flu.
Wait a minute here. The lead paragraph of this story stated: “Influenza has officially reached epidemic proportions in the United States, with 7.3 percent of deaths last week caused by pneumonia and the flu, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday.”
So the exact percentage of deaths caused by flu is known but the number of flu deaths is not?
I wasn’t planning to go on a rant about the idiocy of our mainstream media at this juncture, but it does appear that a few things must be said. First of all, reporters must be schooled in statistics in order to complete a journalism graduate program. That course is not for wimps, I can assure you. While most J-school students are more verbally than mathematically inclined, anyone who had been in my class at the University of Missouri Graduate School of Journalism would have received a failing grade if they had produced this article.
Reporter Begley goes on to try to explain the inadequacy of the current flu vaccine by stating that the little virus buggers must be hiding somewhere in people’s bodies out of reach of the vaccine. You know, a kind of microscopic “hide and seek”….The article cites the CDC as calling this season’s vaccine “moderately effective” then goes on to say that four out of ten people who receive the vaccine and are exposed to the flu will get sick.
I am beginning to wonder if J-Schools are now mandating George Orwell’s classic 1984 as required reading, in order to further groom reporters as to how to say one thing while actually saying the opposite. And maybe Journalism 402 has been renamed “Advanced Doublespeak.”
Daisy Luther, Contributor
If you’re looking for a deeply scientific treatise on the flu shot, this isn’t it.
I’m not a chemist, a physician or someone with an advanced degree in biology. I’m just a mom with an Internet connection. I’m a person who has researched and compiled an assortment of worrisome facts that point in one direction: the flu shot is NOT beneficial.
Some of these reasons are backed up by science, and others are an acceptance of that little voice of reason whispering “Something just isn’t right about this.” As a reader, you are welcome to take my personal instinct with a grain of salt. I strongly encourage you to do your own independent research and come to your own conclusions. Look for sources that are not linked to the dollars being earned from these flu shots – no Big Pharma funded studies, no CDC, no FDA. Check out the funding for the studies that you cite and then judge the findings accordingly.
First of all, it just doesn’t work.
The propaganda machine will tell you that the flu shot is “60% effective”, but this is a blatant manipulation of the statistics. This article published last year at Natural News explains how the numbers are “massaged” to present the picture that Big Pharma (who funds the research) wants presented. In actuality, the flu shot prevents the flu in only 1.5 out of 100 adults. You can wade through the abstract at The Lancet here.
1.5%. Let that sink in. That means that you have a 98.5% chance it WON’T work. Why would anyone possibly have something foreign injected into his or her body with those odds?
Part of the reason it is ineffective it because it’s guesswork. Scientists must attempt to predict which 3 viruses (of the over-300 influenza viruses that have been identified) will be the most prevalent during a given year. If you get the flu shot and are then exposed to virus #4-300, you will have no additional immunity to those.
Secondly, there are horrible things in the flu shot.
The flu shot contains some incredibly nasty stuff. Obviously it contains the virus itself, either “dead” or “attenuated” (weakened). But it also contains a host of other harmful toxins. The inclusion of these toxins is not speculation – you can read the CDC’s ingredients lists of the common vaccines in the United States HERE. Following is a little primer giving some information on the toxic ingredients that you can find in the CDC’s ingredients lists. Take the time to cross-match these toxins to the vaccine that is given in your area. You have the right to request the ingredients insert before you take the vaccine or subject your child to it.
There is a risk of terrible side effects.
I’d honestly rather take my chances with the flu than to have myself injected with something that carries the risk of such side effects on the off-chance (the 1.5% off-chance) that I might avoid catching the 1% of viruses that the shot “protects” me from.
The CDC itself warns:
If these problems occur, they usually begin soon after the shot and last 1-2 days.
But what they don’t tell you is that not all adverse reactions are reported and that when they are, the statistics are doctored to keep the do-good reputation of the shot untarnished.
In searching the year 2011 on the CDC Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System website – (http://vaers.hhs.gov/index) – it was found that 51 deaths were caused by the flu vaccines, along with 232 life threatening events, 116 permanent disabilities, 739 hospitalizations, 109 prolonged hospitalizations, 4,039 ER visits, and 6,221 “not serious” reports. According to the National Vaccine Information Center, fewer than one percent of all adverse vaccine reactions are ever reported. Source
Also, consider cases like that of Desiree Jennings, the Washington Redskins cheerleader who suffered a paralyzing nerve disorder after receiving her seasonal flu shot. Not only did the industry refuse to compensate her for her trauma and enormous medical bills, vicious attempts were made to publically discredit her.
Jennings was a fit and healthy cheerleader up until August when she got a seasonal flu shot. Ten days after the shot she began experiencing flu like symptoms, followed by severe convulsions and black outs. After seeing around 60 doctors, Jennings was eventually diagnosed with dystonia, a paralyzing neurological disorder that causes the muscles to relentlessly contract and spasm, causing extreme difficulties with walking, talking and general body movements.
Despite the fact that doctors who vigorously examined her condition at both Fairfax Inova and Johns Hopkins confirmed that she was suffering from dystonia, and that the cause of the illness was her reaction to the flu shot, numerous apologists for big pharma have ludicrously claimed that her story is a hoax and that her disease is imaginary, citing no evidence whatsoever and having had no contact with Jennings at all.
Next, I do not trust the FDA.
FDA approval means less than nothing to me. If the FDA approves it, it just means that the company behind it has enough money and clout to get it approved. I do not trust the FDA to look out for the best interests of me, my children, or anyone else’s children, for that matter. I wrote an article last year regarding the FDA and here are some of the observations that really show the agenda of the agency:
MSM’s Constant Endorsement
And finally, when the media pushes it, I automatically decline. Seriously – anytime there is a big hype or something is made to be mandatory, my gut tells me “This isn’t good.” Look at all of the commercials for anti-depressants. Look at all the soothing newscasters telling us how “we don’t have to suffer.” Look at how GMOs are being promoted as the answer to world hunger. Real journalism is all but dead and can only be found in alternative media sources.
The mainstream media is Public Enemy #1, a group of corporate whores who put on make-up and a pretty outfit in order to seduce the public into believing what the puppet masters want them to believe. The media is owned by the same tie-wearing serial killers who own Big Pharma, government agencies and the financial industry.
It may sound illogical but I firmly believe the MSM is complicit in the overthrow of personal sovereignty. Therefore, if something is heartily endorsed by them I am immediately suspicious. I refuse to be submissively led along by the folks on the tube. When they repeat something over and over, at the very least it requires close and careful investigation, if not all-out rejection of what they are saying. There is nearly ALWAYS an agenda and that agenda is nearly always one that crushes liberty or health in the name of power or money.
Any mainstream article on the flu that you read states some form of the following: ”The best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot.” It is a not-so-subtle brainwashing. It hearkens back to the theories of Nazi Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels.
This programming has allowed many organizations to make the flu shot a term of participation, with little outcry from the public. Workplaces, schools and other activities across the US and Canada have instituted policies that force all participants to receive a flu shot. Longterm hospital employees have been fired for refusing to have the toxin injected into themselves. Children have been banned from pre-schools and daycares in 6 states. In brighter news, widespread refusal of healthcare workers in British Columbia has resulted in the province dropping the policy for the remainder of the year.
I don’t believe that all health care professionals and flu-shot advocates have ill-intent. I think that many of them have just sipped the mainstream media Kool-aid – the tale-spinners of Big Pharma have slipped in just enough truth to make their theories believable. Many people are deep-down decent and have difficulty believing that such a perverse money/power agenda could exist.
Mandatory policies of this nature always trigger a suspicious response from me. They whisper the ominous words “soft-kill eugenics” to me. No, I don’t have proof of this, but I’d rather err on the side of longevity. I’ll take the risk of illness that my healthy immune system can fight off over the risk of being forcibly inoculated with whatever toxins the creators of these vaccines choose to include. I’ll use my little arsenal of home remedies and come through it without the risk of long-term side effects that have yet to be discovered (or at least, have yet to be made public).
The United States is seeing its fair share of illness this winter.
The country is in the midst of a particularly bad flu season, the worst outbreak of whooping cough since 1955, and an emerging outbreak of norovirus (a stomach bug that causes diarrhea and vomiting.)
Despite the seeming inundation of illness, experts say there is no connection between the three outbreaks, or any reason why all three would be happening now.
“As far as we know, they’re completely coincidental and separate,” said Dr. Andy Pavia, chief of the University of Utah’s Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, and chair of the influenza advisory committee at the Infectious Disease Society of America.
It’s not at all surprising we’re seeing flu cases now, since the virus occurs around this time every year. But this season is looking like a serious one, with more people visiting the doctor for flu-like illness so far this season than at any point last season. The early start to this year’s season, as well as the particular strains in circulation, may be reasons why more people are sick this year. (See What You Can Do About the Raging Flu.)
Cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, have been on the rise in recent years, and in 2012, the number of illnesses soared to more than 41,000 — more than any other year since 1955. The increase could be related to a change in the type of whooping cough vaccine used. In 1997, doctors switched to a more purified version of the vaccine. While this vaccine is thought to be safer than the one previously used, it may not protect against the disease for as long a period. Dr. Paul Offit, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, said because so many cases of whooping cough were seen in 2012, higher numbers of people have presumably developed immunity to the virus after being infected. Because of this, he would guess that the number of cases will start to go down this year.
Each year seems to hit a new level of hype surrounding the seasonal flu. The pharmaceutical-media complex is drooling over the latest “outbreak,” which has resulted in Boston declaring a “Health Emergency” as highlighted in the video below and New York reaching epidemic proportions. Additionally, nurses are being denied the right to refuse flu vaccinations, even on religious grounds, and are being fired for any resistance.
However, fine details are normally not the strong suit of corporate media, so that is where we must look before we decide to go into full-blown panic mode and start lining up to get jabbed with the latest vaccine concoction. For instance, people are still getting sick and are dying even after getting the flu shot.
As even the Associated Press was forced to highlight:
Recent studies have shown that the flu vaccine as a whole is only about 59 percent effective at preventing the illness. NRP pointed out that the vaccine appears to be less effective for the elderly, which is a population often highly encouraged to receive the shot in the first place. (Source)
Perhaps one reason for the ineffectiveness of this year’s vaccine is that the most virulent strain of H3N2v is not included in the vaccine.
The increasing hype over a flu season that turns into a possible pandemic has terrorized a significant part of the population. This is important to keep in mind, as the CDC often reports the increased numbers of visits to doctors and hospitals based on “flu-like symptoms.” People who are on edge about contracting a life-threatening virus are likely to interpret every ache, pain, and sniffle into the most dreaded of possibilities after being bombarded by an onslaught of media reports.
Major media continues to support the flu shot, because, as CNN’s Sanjay Gupta states, “It’s better than nothing.” Sounds like a fine slogan for any product. The fact is that the Centers for Disease Control only has estimates of the numbers of deaths that occur each year from the flu. Their reasoning for not having exact figures is stated as follows:
CDC does not know exactly how many people die from seasonal flu each year. There are several reasons for this. First, states are not required to report individual seasonal flu cases or deaths of people older than 18 years of age to CDC. Second, seasonal influenza is infrequently listed on death certificates of people who die from flu-related complications. Third, many seasonal flu-related deaths occur one or two weeks after a person’s initial infection, either because the person may develop a secondary bacterial co-infection (such as bacterial pneumonia) or because seasonal influenza can aggravate an existing chronic illness (such as congestive heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Also, most people who die from seasonal flu-related complications are not tested for flu, or they seek medical care later in their illness when seasonal influenza can no longer be detected from respiratory samples. (Source)
The range of flu deaths as provided by the CDC over a roughly 30-year period has been 3,000-49,000 annually. We must also keep in mind that these are categorized as “flu-related deaths” which include those who had other serious or life-threatening illnesses and might have been pushed over the edge by contracting the seasonal flu.
Naturally the corporate media has been reporting that this year looks to be the worst ever. However, the CDC itself has said that this year looks to be within the normal range.
A greater concern for the health of Americans should be declining nutritional values, as well as an increasingly sedentary lifestyle, coupled with every imaginable food and environmental toxin; these elements contribute to far more sickness and death.
In fact, a recent study found that the average child is now chronically sick, and that vaccines themselves appear to be a contributing factor.
As reported by Gaia Health:
Overall, the study reported that 43% of children suffer from at least one of the 20 conditions considered—when obesity and developmental delays are not included. That is is over 32 million children whose health is damaged! (emphasis added)
Furthermore, the conditions include autism, asthma, diabetes, allergies and neurological disorders. Health writer, Heidi Stevenson, points out some additional facts:
So rather than look for the latest pill or jab, perhaps we should look to nature for some answers.
Please don’t miss this key article by Daisy Luther outlining strategies for how and why to avoid the pharmacy and ways to return to natural flu prevention and treatment.
And if you want to go down the rabbit hole about a possible over-arching agenda for the peddling of vaccines, please have a look at Catherine J. Frompovich’s article about vaccine taxes funding the U.S. deficit.
With so many corporate and governmental interests riding the wave of flu hysteria, it pays to keep a very healthy skepticism.
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