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Flu Vaccine Warning: This Year’s Flu Vaccine Could be Harmful

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Here’s summary of last year’s failed pandemic, World Health Organization financial ties with the vaccine makers and how this year’s flu vaccines may affect your health.

Summary of Last Year’s Failed Swine Flu Pandemic

Last year the H1N1 swine flu pandemic was projected to have the number of casualties in the US to be between 60,000 to 90,000. The campaign to hype up the fear and force the untested, unproven pandemicflu-shot vaccine on the masses through any means reached previously unheard of proportions.

Despite this misrepresentation of the facts, last year's flu season turned out to be one of the mildest in recent years. Since 2003, the official government statistic on flu deaths has been an average of 36,000 deaths per year, but last year the CDC reported only 12,000 flu deaths. These deaths were not serologically confirmed to be influenza, which means the actual number of people who died as a direct result of the flu was even lower than that.

The fact that last season's flu mortality statistic was one-third of the average should serve as a valuable eye-opener to anyone who may still be panicking at the mere thought of the H1N1 swine flu.

World Health Organization Pandemic Advisors had Financial Ties to Vaccine Makers

The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that at least five of the key players who influenced the phase six pandemic declaration had financial ties to vaccine makers.

It appears that financial conflicts of interest between WHO pandemic advisors and the industry may have had a great deal to do with wasting our tax dollars on nonessential pandemic vaccines.

It’s not wise to take advice from people who have a financial stake in the outcome of the decision to declare a worldwide pandemic as recent history tells us.

On June 24th, the European Parliamentary Assembly criticized the lack of transparency and "grave shortcomings" in the decision-making relating to the pandemic, stating:

"The Parliamentary Assembly is alarmed about the way in which the H1N1 influenza pandemic has been handled, not only by the World Health Organization but also by the competent health authorities at the level of the European Union and at national level.

It is particularly troubled by some of the consequences of decisions taken and advice given leading to distortion of priorities of public health services across Europe, waste of large sums of public money and also unjustified scares and fears about health risks faced by the European public at large.” The Assembly notes “that grave shortcomings have been identified regarding the transparency of decision-making processes relating to the pandemic which have generated concerns about the possible influence of the pharmaceutical industry on some of the major decisions relating to the pandemic."

The swine flu pandemic of 2009 was a perfect example of just how devastating such 'secret lobbying' can be.

CDC Director Admits Flu Vaccine Does Not Prevent Death in Elderly

What the pharmaceutical industry would love for us to believe is that the flu vaccine is going to somehow protect you from dying from the flu, when the evidence is clear that it doesn't work at all in the elderly! And the data is flimsy at best when it comes to children and adults.

In fact, in April, Michael Osterholm, director of the national Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), publicly admitted that flu shots don't work in the elderly.

The flu vaccine is also has possible side effects and health complications, so many people are literally receiving zero benefit and all risk when getting this vaccine!

Warning about This Year’s Flu Vaccine

In February of 2009, the CDC announced that every single American healthy or sick from the age of 6 months through the year of death should get an annual flu shot. In March of 2009, a mysterious H1N1 bird-pig-human hybrid influenza virus was discovered. So the flu vaccine you'll get this fall will be a combination vaccine that contains both the regular flu- and the swine flu vaccines – you will not be given the choice to take them individually.

Here we are, going into the flu season of 2010-2011 and the CDC has decided that in the annual influenza shot for this year, there will be three, type A or type B viruses, and one will be H1N1.

This is the same type of vaccine that Australia recently suspended for use in children under the age of five because it caused a surprisingly high number of reports of children suffering high fevers, vomiting and febrile convulsions. But children aren't the only group that seem to react more violently to the trivalent vaccine that contains the H1N1 component.

A special government committee was created to investigate last year's H1N1 monovalent vaccine found out there were three signs of trouble with the H1N1 swine flu vaccine used last year.

One was Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), which we know has been associated with influenza vaccine since 1976 when the first swine flu vaccine was used. There is [also] a sign of a blood disorder called thrombocytopenia. The other is Bell's palsy. That's a facial paralysis. It's a neuroimmune reaction.

The government is saying they don't know if these are true signals or not, but there were some red flags that were raised.

Quadrupled the Flu Vaccine for Seniors for No Apparent Reason

When H1N1 first hit last year, the CDC explained that seniors weren't included in the first round of shots because studies indicated the risk of infection in this age group was less than for younger groups.

But now that H1N1 is part of the seasonal shot, the CDC and WHO have some hefty plans for the same seniors who, last year, they said were less likely to get H1N1 flu.

In the ACIP Provisional Recommendations for the Use of Influenza Vaccines, dated February 24, it states:

"A higher dose formulation of an inactivated seasonal influenza vaccine (Fluzone High-Dose, manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur, licensed by FDA on December 23, 2009) for use in people age 65 years and older will be available in the 2010-11 influenza season.

"Fluzone High-Dose contains four times the amount of influenza antigen compared to other inactivated seasonal influenza vaccines. …

Studies are underway to assess the relative effectiveness of Fluzone High-Dose compared to standard dose inactivated influenza vaccine, but results from those studies will not be available before the 2010-11 influenza season."

So, if you're age 65 or older, the CDC wants you to take a flu vaccine this fall that not only contains an antigen they previously said you probably already have antibodies to (H1N1), but that is also four times as potent, with no safety evaluation whatsoever until AFTER the season is underway. Again, the CDC is asking you to be a part of a large public health experiment.

Another mind-bending irony is that unused or expired flu vaccines that contain the mercury preservative thimerosal can not by law be disposed of in regular garbage because it's considered hazardous waste. Yet it's deemed to be safe to inject into your body – in the case of the flu vaccine, once a year, each and every year of your life!

No One Knows if the Vaccine is Safe for Pregnant Women

We now have the policy in place that every single American is supposed to get a flu shot this coming year. That means every clinic; every doctor who has that flu vaccine is going to be pushing hard for it. Even in pregnant women.

Last summer the National Institutes of Health announced that they were doing studies in children, adults and in pregnant women with the H1N1 swine flu vaccine. About 120 pregnant women were supposed to be enrolled in a study in early September… We have yet to see any announcement of what the results of those studies were.

It's shocking to think that pregnant women are advised to take a vaccine that has no scientific backing for its safety for either the mother or the unborn child.

Cradle to Death Approach to Flu Vaccine

It seems like every single time the CDC recommends a vaccine for universal use by children, and now by adults, there is an issue of whether or not it should be required.

We really need to take a hard look at this cradle to death approach for the influenza vaccine. We need to demand that the proper scientific studies to be done. For those people who want to use influenza vaccine, they deserve no less.

Bottom Line on Flu Vaccines

Fortunately the H1N1 vaccine was not made mandatory last year. That was a major victory for the freedom of choice. This year before deciding on the flu vaccine, you’re encouraged to get educated and to spread the word. Let your friends and relatives know about this year’s flu vaccine plan, because they are not going to hear it from the media.

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