As winter rolls in, it’s time for those flu vaccinations again. I know because my own father will go and get his shot to make sure he is protected from this deadly virus that kills thousands each year. Or so we are told.
We hear various numbers banded about as to seasonal flu related deaths. The government website direct.gov.uk states “flu contributes to over 25,000 excess winter deaths every year and thousands of people are hospitalized due to serious complications.” They also advise that everybody get a flu vaccination as “many children and adults under the age of 65 are putting themselves at just as much risk to the effects of the virus.” In the US the CDC puts the yearly death toll at 36,000.
But how accurate are these figures? The CDC in America admits that their figure is obtained using a statistical model, because actually collecting all the relevant information is impossible. They also do not distinguish between flu deaths and flu associated deaths. According to the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), “influenza and pneumonia” took 62,034 lives in 2001—61,777 of which were attributed to pneumonia and 257 to flu, and in only 18 cases was the flu virus positively identified. So flu killed only 18 people?
The American lung association however, keep very detailed reports on flu deaths. In 2006 the death toll was 849. So a lot less than the 36,000 that is repeated yearly. So if 849 people die each year in the US then it has to be less here right?
Well we don’t actually know, because there are no detailed figures published that I can find, only various numbers banded about, such as the above 25,000. At present I have a freedom of information request going through regarding these figures.
Where the high number likely comes from is the natural excess winter deaths. What happens is that the government looks at the figures for death during the summer months and then compares that number to the amount of people who died during the winter months. For 2009 the Office for National Statistics calculated there were 36,700 excess deaths. So out of this number they pick the amount that they believed died from the flu. The majority of these deaths however are a direct result of fuel poverty and older people dying from lack of heating during the winter time. With increased energy bills and less welfare available we can only expect that this number will stay high.
The CDC collects figures of how many people go to the doctor with flu and how many of them actually have the flu. Every lab report result is recorded. It turns out that 86% of people who went to the doctor and were tested didn’t have the flu virus and were carrying an influenza like illness (ILI). Only 14% actually had the real flu, the rest just had “man flu” or a cold.
In the UK the HPA collects lab data of positive flu test results. In 2009 there were approximately 3000 influenza A test results and approximately 300 influenza B tests. There were about 105,000 cases of influenza like illnesses. So in comparison flu only made up 3% of flu like illnesses in the UK.
To summarize you are far more likely to catch a flu like illness rather than the flu, 97% of all ILI are not flu! Out of those 3300 who caught flu last year how many died? We don’t know because those details weren’t published in the HPA report. But the mortality rate of seasonal flu is 1% so can we assume 33 people died? So are we getting vaccines to prevent ourselves being one of the 33? Wow that’s playing it safe!
It’s also worth noting that WHO and the drug companies select the 3 viruses that they think will be prevalent during the coming flu season. It’s a wild guess.
These are the 3 viruses that will be included in all shots. So the 3 viruses selected may not even be the right ones to protect you. If you come into contact with a different virus or a ILI then you have no protection. So if you are one of the 3 percent, the vaccine may not even contain the correct strain.
When the vaccine is created the virus is combined with a lab strain of influenza that grows in eggs. These two variants then create 256 strains of virus within the egg. When the viruses have reached maturity they then have to sift through all those 256 strains to find one that includes the same H(hemaglutinin) as the virus they are trying to vaccinate against. If they get this wrong then the vaccine will be ineffective. This is only guess work they are working with here remember and humans do make mistakes. The CDC even admit “how well the flu vaccine works each year depends in part on how closely related (or “matched”) the viruses in the vaccine are to the flu viruses circulating that year.” They also freely admit that there are years when the match is good and years when it is bad. So you could well be taking a vaccine that offers no protection.
Once the viruses have been produced they are cleaned and inactivated by using a variety of chemicals. One of the common chemicals used to inactivate the virus is formaldehyde, a known cancer causing agent. Don’t forget the lovely chicken DNA you will also be injecting into your body.
But what if the vaccine does more damage than what the flu might do to us. Do we know what’s being injected into us? When we choose food we may look at the ingredients but have you ever checked the ingredients of the thing they are shooting into your body?
If not then I’ll fill you in on a few of the chemicals that may make their way into your body this season.
First is Triton X-100 which can be found in several types of cleaning compound, ranging from heavy-duty industrial products to detergents. It is known to alter metabolic activity of cells in the body and damage cell membrane. This toxin damages the mitochondria in the cells. These are the power plants of cells and generate their energy. Recent research has shown that there a link between mitochondria damage and autism. In March 2008 in the US an important court case stated that “a child’s underlying mitochondrial disorder predisposed her to autism-like symptoms when she received a total of nine vaccinations in a single day. This settlement has alerted parents to the possibility of a significant link between mitochondrial disorders and autism — and seems to suggest that vaccines could be a factor in setting off severe developmental problems in a child with undetected mitochondrial disease.”
Polysorbate 80 we actually eat, drink and inject. It is an emulsifier in food products, cosmetics, vitamins, medicines, and vaccines. A study in 1993 showed that injection of Polysorbate 80 into baby rats resulted in malformed reproductive organs and therefore infertility.
Formaldehyde I mentioned above but will give more detail here. In the UK it has been assigned a maximum exposure limit(MEL) of 2ppm (parts per million). In the US it is 0.75ppm and in Germany it is 0.1ppm. So the UK MEL is pretty high. The average amount found in a flu shot and other vaccines is about 50ppm. Formaldehyde weakens the immune system, causes neurological system damage, genetic damage, metabolic acidosis, circulatory shock, respiratory insufficiency and acute renal failure.
Sodium Deoxycholate is a detergent like triton x-100. It has been proven to promote both breast and colon cancer.
Here is the big one, Thimerosal. This is made of sulfur, mercury and sallcylate. Now we all know that mercury is a bad thing to have in your body, and it accumulates, your body can’t process and expel it. It is a neurotoxin and leads to various neurological disorders. The safe level of mercury for daily consumption in food is 1.5mcg(micrograms) according to WHO. In a dose of vaccine there is 25mcg.
Vaccines contain gelatin and sallcylate (thimerosal) and are injected into the bodies of children numerous times during their infanthood. Sallcylate is basically aspirin and can be found in natural foods, as of course can gelatin which is added to vast amounts of food. Has nobody stopped to wonder why so many children have food allergies these days? When children are injected with these ingredients, what effect does it produce on the body? Sallcylate can be found in many fruits and vegetables and in nuts, such as peanuts.
You have to remember that these ingredients are being taken many many times, specially by young children who are being injected with vast amounts of vaccines. On top of that many children now yearly get a flu shoot.
So Is the jab worth the risk? You are more likely to get an ILI than the flu. If you do encounter the flu, it might be a different strain to the 3 in the vaccine. Also if the vaccine strains aren’t an exact match to the strains they are trying to stop then they won’t be effective. It seems to me that the vaccine provides next to no protection against a virus you probably won’t encounter. If you do encounter flu your body produces anti bodies, making you immune to future attacks from that strain. If you take the shot you are injecting dangerous amounts of harmful chemicals into your body, and you are doing it every year. For children this is especially dangerous. To be having these chemicals building up from such a young age really is frightening.
Can rising levels of food allergies, autism, ADHD and cancers be traced back to these chemicals? It would certainly seem so if you take the time to look at the science and not the propaganda.
And don’t forget, if you’re in the UK, this year’s regular flu shot will include a dose of Swine Flu vaccine at the same time!