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Flu Vaccine Info

Posted: September 28, 2011
By: Drs. Dawn & Michael Falite

Chiropractic_Alpharetta_JohnsCreekThe Flu Vaccine: Yes or No?

          Influenza is defined as a viral infection, lasting 4 to 5 days and characterized by fever, body aches, and weakness.  In the vast majority of cases, people feel yucky for several days and then recover with no complications.  The CDC recommends that people 65 or over and anyone with a compromised immune system receive this vaccine.  Additionally, they say women who are in their second or third trimester of pregnancy during flu season should have the vaccine.  The elderly and others that have suppressed immune systems seem to have the most challenges associated with influenza recovery.  This is why this is the target group for vaccination.  However, does it make sense to give a toxic substance to someone whose immunity is already challenged?

          Influenza activity peaks around December and early January.  This is an interesting phenomenon considering that most people tend to gorge themselves on food and drink from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve.  Is it any wonder that people’s immune systems are run down and that they are more susceptible to manifesting the flu?  What about taking care of your body instead of abusing it for 5 weeks and then hoping that a vaccine will “save” you from the flu. 

          Did you know that the vaccine makers have to begin formulating the flu vaccine at least 9 to 10 months in advance?  It takes that long to grow the virus.  This is done in raw chicken eggs ~ those with egg allergies BEWARE.  Additionally, the vaccine contains thimerosal (the mercury derivative that was ordered out of the childhood “mandatory” vaccines) and formaldehyde.  So, the vaccine makers GUESS about which strain of the hundreds possible might be the prevalent one for the following year.  Does someone from the CDC sit on the west coast with binoculars to check for which strain is headed our way?  Come on!  Additionally, the influenza virus constantly mutates.  This is another reason that the vaccine is not very effective.  It is impossible to gauge which strain (Asian, Beijing, etc.) will be the one you “get” and how it will have mutated. 

          And where do they get these names for the various types of the flu?  Asian, Swine, Beijing, why isn’t there a North Carolina flu, or Nebraska flu?  Why do all the various influenza viruses seem to come from the Far East?  Is it some kind of conspiracy?  It must be those communists!  Soon we’ll be seeing an Iraqi variety.

There are many well-documented cases of children and adults developing encephalomyelitis following administration of the flu vaccine.  The flu vaccine of the late 1970’s was linked to Guillain-Barre Syndrome.  In 1976, President Ford was persuaded to sign over $135 million for a comprehensive influenza vaccination program.  Despite the evidence that the new strain of flu the government was vaccinating against showed no sign of epidemic capabilities, 40 million adults were vaccinated.  Within four months of administration, hundreds of those that received the vaccine developed symptoms of Guillain-Barre Syndrome and some even died!  $3 billion dollars was paid out in compensation to these people.  Despite all of that, people continued to get vaccinated the following year, and  doctors reported almost 600 people exhibiting Guillain-Barre Syndrome that year.

All of that aside, just how effective is the vaccine anyway?  A 1993 Dutch study compared vaccinated and non-vaccinated elderly living in a nursing home.  In this study, two-thirds off all the residents were vaccinated.  50% of the vaccinatedpeople got the flu, compared to 48% of the non-vaccinatedgroup.  This clearly shows that the vaccination status did not have a protective influence at all.  Numerous other studies have come to the very same conclusion.  Please remember, just because you get the flu vaccine doesn’t ensure that you won’t get the flu….also, just because you get the flu vaccine and don’t contract the flu does not mean that the vaccine worked!

The question is, “why risk the effects of a toxic vaccine to prevent a generally benign condition?”  Perhaps instead of relying on an outside force to protect us from the evil “bugs” lurking, we should look inward, become accountable, and maximize our health in natural ways!  By eating healthy foods, getting enough rest, moderately exercising, and GETTING ADJUSTED you can know that you’ve done everything possible to strengthen your immune system.

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