A new study contends that the effectiveness of annual flu shots has been exaggerated; they have little or no effect on many influenza campaign objectives, including reducing the number of hospital stays, time off work, and death from influenza and its complications.
Influenza vaccination programs in place are said to reduce the number of cases of flu, in addition to related hospital admissions and deaths. In the United States, authorities recommend flu vaccine for all children 6 months to 5 years old, anyone 50 or older, those with chronic health conditions, and health-care professionals and caregivers.
The effects of flu programs could be exaggerated due to a conflation of influenza with other influenza-like respiratory illnesses in published reports. In addition, much of the data being used to argue the effectiveness of flu vaccines is flawed because flu strains mutate from year to year, making it difficult at best to measure how well vaccines truly work.
With fall temperatures dropping in the Northern Hemisphere, conventional medical minds turn their attention to seasonal flu and promoting the heck out of worthless, dangerous vaccines filled with "trick-or-trick" additives -- think mercury and aluminum hydroxide -- that your mind and body certainly don't need.
Considering the large amounts of time and money wasted on promoting vaccines, this new study argues, wisely, there's little hard evidence to support their use.
Scientists discovered flu vaccines had little impact on mortality rates and hospital stays for patients under age 65. And this research doesn't take into account all the damage done to babies and young children thanks to autism either.
So why do so many "experts" trumpet the safety and effectiveness of these vaccines?
How did they get approved by the FDA?
Because of pure, simple corporate greed and rampant conflict of interest. Sixty percent of the members of the FDA vaccine advisory committee had ties to the vaccine industry.
Meanwhile, the drug industry employs almost 1,274 lobbyists, including 40 former members of Congress, and have spent $750 million over the past seven years on lobbying alone, more than any other industry, in order to influence laws and government agencies in their favor.
The conflicts of interest involved with vaccines makes the Vioxx scandal that killed 55,000 people like a picnic. This is most likely one of the worst scams ever implemented on the American public. The potential to negatively impact the public is profound beyond belief.
If the average American were aware of the common components of flu vaccines, they may think twice before considering them. In addition to the mercury and aluminum mentioned above, they can contain:
Vaccine fillers and preservatives can literally kill you. Please don't be fooled into believing the only way to prevent death from the flu is to get a dose of the vaccine. The significant number of deaths associated with the flu is as outrageously exaggerated as the effectiveness of the flu vaccine itself.
The people who actually die of the flu do so because they are already sick and have compromised immune systems, and that certainly doesn't have to include you. The following tips are surefire ways to improve the function of your immune system and greatly reduce your chances of getting the flu this coming winter: