10 Reasons Why The Flu Shot is Worse Than Useless

  1. The number of “flu deaths” each year, used to scare people into getting vaccinated, is grossly inaccurate. There are several reasons for this, the main one being that so-called “flu deaths” are lumped in with deaths from pneumonia and ‘influenza-like illnesses’, and ‘respiratory and circulatory causes’ [1]. Out of all those deaths, the CDC ‘estimates’ how many were caused by influenza. Given that a) states are not even required to report flu cases or deaths in adults, and b) the ‘CDC feels it is important to convey the full burden of seasonal flu to the public’ (their words, not mine), one can just imagine how inflated their ‘guesstimates’ are!
  2. Seasonal flu vaccine makes you more susceptible to other respiratory infections [2].
  3. Influenza-related deaths have actually increased, as vaccination rates have increased [3].
  4. Numerous reviews have found that there is evidence of widespread manipulation of data in flu vaccine studies, and what’s more, no measurable benefits in vaccinating healthcare workers, young children, healthy adults, pregnant women or the elderly [4-8]. Actually, let’s just say that there are no measurable benefits for anybody [9].
  5. Flu vaccine induces auto-antibodies against gangliosides in the brain [10]. Gangliosides are found throughout the body, especially the central nervous system and play an important role in many cell functions.
  6. Flu vaccine makes people more susceptible to pandemic influenza strains [11].
  7. After three consecutive years, people who receive the annual flu vaccine, are more likely to get influenza [12].
  8. The prestigious Cochrane Review found that 71 people would need to be vaccinated in order to prevent one case of influenza…while at the same time concluding that only 10% of the studies included in their review had good methodological quality. Therefore, even this unimpressive finding is likely to be vastly over-inflated [4].
  9. Vaccines only target A and B strains of influenza, which account for approximately 10% of known circulating strains. Remembering that “efficacy” is based on ability to produce antibodies, which does not equal immunity anyway [4].
  10. Multidose flu vaccines (such as trivalent and quadrivalent vaccines) contain thimerosal, which is 50% ethylmercury by weight. Ethylmercury is highly toxic, converts to inorganic mercury, persists in the brain for many years. Oh, and it also suppresses the immune system… [13].

References:

[1] CDC. Influenza (Flu): Estimating seasonal influenza-associated deaths in the United States, https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/us_flu-related_deaths.htm. Accessed December, 2018.

[2] Cowling BJ, Fang VJ, Nishiura H, et al. Increased risk of non-influenza respiratory virus infections associated with receipt of inactivated influenza vaccine, Clin Infect Dis, 2012, 54(12):1778-1783.

[3] Simonson L, Reichert TA, Blackwelder WC, Miller MA, Benefits of influenza vaccination on influenza-related mortality among elderly in the US: an unexpected finding, Intern Cong Series, 2004, 1263: 163-167.

[4] Jefferson T, Di Pietrantoni C, Rivetti A, et al. Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy adults, Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 2010, 7(7): CD001269.

[5] Thomas RE, Jefferson T, Lasserson TJ. Influenza vaccination for healthcare workers who work with the elderly, Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 2010, 17(2): CD005187.

[6] Szilagyi PG, Faibrother G, Griffin MR, et al. Influenza vaccine effectiveness among children 6-59 months of age during 2 influenza seasons: a case-cohort study, Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2008, 162(10): 943-951.

[7] France EK, Smith-Ray R, McClure D, et al. Impact of maternal influenza vaccination during pregnancy on the incidence of acute respiratory illness visits among infants, Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2006, 160(12): 1277-1283.

[8] Osterholm MT, Kelley NS, Sommer A, Belongia EA. Efficacy and effectiveness of influenza: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Lancet Infect Dis, 2012, 12(1)36-44.

[9] Simonsen L, Reichert TA, Viboud C, et al. Impact of influenza vaccination on seasonal mortality in the US elderly population, Arch Intern Med, 2005, 165(3): 265-272.

[10] Nachamkin I, Shadomy SV, Moran AP, et al. Anti-ganglioside antibody induction by swine and other influenza vaccines: insights into vaccine-associated Guillain-Barre syndrome, J Infect Dis, 2008, 198(2): 226-233.

[11] Bodewes R, Kreigtz JH, Baas C, et al. Vaccination against human influenza A/H3N2 virus prevents the induction of heterosubtypic immunity against lethal infection with avian influenza A/H5N1 virus, PLoS One, 2009, 4(5): e5538.

[12] Skowronski D, Chambers C, Sabaiduc S, et al. A perfect storm: impact of genomic variation and serial vaccination on low influenza vaccination effectiveness during 2014-2015 season, Clin Infect Dis, 2016, 63(1): 21-32.

[13] Loison E, Poirier-Beaudouin B, Seffer V, et al. Suppression by thimerosal of ex-vivo CD4+ T-cell response to influenza vaccine and induction of apoptosis in primary memory T cells, PLoS One, 2014, 9(4): e92705

Vaccines: A Real Pain In The…BACK?

Vaccines cause back pain
My son told me recently that the nurses had been to his high school to administer HPV vaccines. He didn’t get one, but all his classmates did. He said many complained of having sore arms, and one boy was crying in class, because of severe pain in his back.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m 100% convinced that vaccines are nasty, and cause all kinds of problems, but really! Back pain, too?!
I mulled over it for a week or so, and the more I thought about it, the more it all began to make sense.
Back pain is one of the major symptoms of KIDNEY STRESS or DIS-EASE. This is fairly common knowledge in the world of medicine [1-3].
There are numerous reports and case studies in the scientific literature, of kidney problems and diseases following vaccination [4-6]. Dr. Suzanne Humphries was a nephrologist (kidney specialist) who began to question vaccines when she saw first-hand the damage they caused in her patients [7].
It seems fairly straightforward.
1)      The kidneys contain millions of microscopic little filters (known as glomerulus/glomeruli), which filter 140 – 180 litres of blood per day.
2)      Vaccines contain toxins, which end up in the bloodstream.
3)      The kidneys have to filter those toxins from the bloodstream.
But actually, that’s only part of the story.
The whole point of vaccines is to induce antibody production. The more the merrier! Those antibodies produced by the body (over the course of days/weeks/months following vaccination or infection) bind together with the antigen in vaccines, which then form antigen-antibody complexes. These are rather large (in the scheme of things), and tend to get stuck in small areas – like the blood vessels, the joints…and the tiny little filters in your hard-working kidneys. This causes inflammation and tissue damage in the kidneys [8].
This process is called Type III Hypersensitivity reaction, and can occur hours, days or even years after exposure to the original antigen [8].
But wait, there’s more!

The aluminium, contained in many vaccines, also form complexes with the antigen found in vaccines. Antigen-aluminium complexes are a higher molecular weight (24 – 83 kDa) than the molecular weight cut-off of the glomeruli (~18 kDa) [9]. So, then you end up with aluminium lodged in your kidneys, too, causing chronic inflammation.

With billions of vaccines being administered worldwide, maybe this partly explains why back pain is the leading cause of disability in the world [10]?

Or why more than $50 billion is spent every year, on back pain treatment, in the US alone [10]?

Or why 6 million people are dealing with chronic back pain in the US alone [10]?

And, why my son’s classmate was crying in agony following the HPV vaccination?

PS. Since the kidneys also regulate blood pressure, is it possible that vaccines are indirectly contributing to the epidemic of high blood pressure? Ah, that’s a whole other can of worms…

 

[1] Healthline: The Most Common Symptoms of Kidney Cancer, https://www.healthline.com/health/kidney-cancer-symptoms#takeaway. Accessed October, 2018.

 

[2] National Kidney Foundation: 3 Early Warning Signs of Kidney Disease, https://www.kidney.org/blog/kidney-cars/3-early-warning-signs-kidney-disease. Accessed October, 2018.

 

[3] MedicineNet: Kidney Pain (Location, Symptoms, Relief) https://www.medicinenet.com/kidney_pain/article.htm. Accessed October, 2018.

 

[4] Tan SY, Cumming AD. Vaccine related glomerulonephritis. BMJ : British Medical Journal. 1993;306(6872):248.

 

[5] NOVATI R, NEBIOLO PE, GALOTTO C, MASTAGLIA M, MANES M. Acute renal failure after influenza vaccination: a case report. Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene. 2014;55(1):31-32.

 

[6] Debiec, H. et al., 2011, Early Childhood Membranous Nephropathy Due to Cationic Bovine Serum Albumin,” NEJM. Jun 2;364(22):2101-10.

 

[7] Humphries S, Bystrianyk R. Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines and the Forgotten History, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013.

 

[8] Eggleton P. Hypersensitivity: Immune Complex Mediated (Type III). In eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, 2013.

 

[9] Exley C. Aluminium and Medicine. In Molecular and Supramolecular Bioinorganic Chemistry: Applications in Medical Sciences. Merce ALR, Felcman J, Recio MAL, Nova Biomedical Books: New York, 2009, pp 45 – 68.

 

[10] Pain Doctor: Chronic Pain Statistics, https://paindoctor.com/resources/chronic-pain-statistics. Accessed October, 2018.