…While You Still Have Your Health
By: Guest Blogger KC Craichy
I am greatly concerned by newspaper articles and television news reports urging people to get their flu shots early. The articles are almost always one-sided; presenting only the viewpoints of government health officials, pharmaceutical companies that manufacture flu vaccines, and drug stores that sell them. The tone is the same: get your flu shot or you could die.
As we’ve seen in previous years, people see these reports and needlessly run out to get vaccinated without knowing the facts about the flu or vaccines. And if this isn’t bad enough after last year’s fiasco of “the sky is falling” warnings, pharmacists and others who sell vaccines, along with public health departments that are supposed to inform the public about real health issues, are warning more people to get their vaccinations even earlier this year.
The facts are that flu vaccines have a negative impact on the health of people of all ages and the government knows it! Even the CDC’s own website about influenza and flu vaccine includes a section about who should not be vaccinated against season flu: including people who have had a severe reaction to an influenza vaccination in the past, and people who developed Guillian-Barre syndrome (GBS) within 6 weeks of getting an influenza vaccine previously (www.cdc.gov/flu/keyfacts.htm). One of our primary national public health organizations says people can get Guillian-Barre syndrome from flu vaccines!
And what about the fact that other countries have already banned the flu vaccine? Finland’s National Institute for Health and Welfare ordered a stop to using the Pandemrix swine flu vaccine due to the “probable link to narcolepsy in children.” Sweden’s Medical Products Agency is investigating flu vaccine made by GlaxoSmithKline because it’s suspected of provoking narcolepsy. France is also investigating reports of people who experienced narcolepsy with cataplexy after being injected. Seasonal flu vaccinations across Australia for children under five were suspended months ago after 23 children in Western Australia were admitted to hospitals because they experienced convulsions after they were vaccinated.
Do you know what is in a flu vaccine? You may have heard that there is no longer mercury in vaccines, but that is not the case for flu vaccines. Mercury (thimerosal, 49% mercury by weight, is used to disinfect the vaccine – mercury is a neurotoxin with a toxicity level one-thousand times the level of lead), formaldehyde (known cancer-causing agent), aluminum (neurotoxin suspected as playing a role in Alzheimer’s disease), ethylene glycol (antifreeze), carbolic acid, polysorbate 80, Triton X-100 (detergent), and a variety of antibiotics, to name some of the ingredients. Donald Miller, M.D. (Cardiac Surgeon and Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the Seattle VA Medical Center) said this about the flu vaccine: “… all are at risk from being harmed by the vaccine, particularly from the mercury, aluminum, and formaldehyde in it.” Dr. Miller is a strong proponent of people taking Vitamin D instead of getting a flu vaccine shot. You can read more about his research and advice at http://www.lewrockwell.com/miller/miller27.html.
Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D. recently quoted from a 30-year medical study of adults that showed that flu vaccines did not reduce hospitalizations or death at all. “From all of the other vaccines during flu seasons we’ve found there is virtually little or no protection whatsoever, but many of these vaccines are heavily contaminated.” Dr. Blaylock has written extensively on concerns about the flu vaccine (http://www.russellblaylockmd.com/). Sherri Tenpenny D.O. wrote, “I really can’t recall a single person who has truly investigated vaccine science and examined what is in the vaccines and then has chosen to continue to vaccinate. Vaccines cause harm. The risks are substantial and evidence is growing. The long term risks outweigh the short term benefit of eliminating childhood diseases that were Rights of Passage only a few years ago” (http://drtenpenny.com).
The CDC admits on its own website that the Public Health Service agencies and American Academy of Pediatrics asked vaccine manufacturers to reduce or eliminate thimerosal in vaccines back in 1999. Does that mean thimerosal is no longer used in the manufacture of flu vaccines? This is from the CDC website (http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/thimerosal.htm) – “Today, all routinely recommended licensed pediatric vaccines that are currently being manufactured for the U.S. market, with the exception of influenza vaccine, contain no thimerosal or only trace amounts.” Thimerosal has been removed from all routine vaccines “with the exception of influenza vaccine.” Does that not cause you great concern about children getting the flu vaccine? It should!
Robert Mendelsohn, M.D. wrote, “there is no convincing scientific evidence that mass inoculations can be credited with eliminating any childhood disease.” That explains why thousands of medical doctors in the United States and other nations will not allow their own children to receive the flu vaccine. They know the lack of good science behind vaccinations and want no part of it for their own families. That fact alone should cause parents to question what the government is telling them about the importance and safety of getting their children vaccinated against influenza.
So, what is a parent to do to protect their children from influenza? Did you know that thousands of doctors recommend larger doses of Vitamin D to children and adults during the flu season with great results? Vitamin D, also known as the “sunshine vitamin,” has good science behind it to show how necessary it is to helping the body protect itself against illness, including seasonal colds and flu. You can learn more about Super Immunity at http://www.livingfuel.com/Health_Alert_043009.aspx.
Another excellent resource for parents is the National Vaccine Information Center located near Washington D.C. They have a section on their website called “Before You Vaccinate Ask Eight,” which gives parents eight important questions to ask before they allow their children to receive the flu vaccine. The NVIC website is located at http://www.nvic.org/.
Here’s to your Super Health!
Author of Super Health 7 Golden Keys to Unlock Lifelong Vitality