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U.S. Government Ignores Flu Vaccine Death

July 15, 2008 | 66,125 views

child, flu vaccineU.S. federal health officials gathered to discuss the controversial case of 9-year-old Hannah Poling, who became autistic after receiving numerous vaccinations, but the government has so far kept quiet about a second case that some say is even more disturbing.

On January 11, a 6-year-old girl from Colorado received FluMist, a flu vaccine, and about a week later “became weak with multiple episodes of falling to the ground.” The girl grew increasingly weak and feverish, was hospitalized, and underwent surgery. She died on April 5.

Both the 9- and 6-year-olds had mitochondrial disorders, a spectrum of genetic diseases that have received almost no attention from federal health officials.

The possibility that mitochondrial disorders could be triggered or worsened by vaccinations, and that the disorders might be linked to autism, prompted the health officials’ meeting. Despite this, when The New York Times contacted the meeting’s presenters, they said they knew nothing of the Colorado case.

Dr. Mercola's Comments:

Here you had some of what The New York Times called the “world’s leading experts” on mitochondrial disorders and vaccines, all in the same place. But they did not bring up a tragic case of a 6-year-old girl with a mitochondrial disorder who died after receiving a flu vaccine earlier this year?

Would this not have been commonsense and, more specifically, necessary clinical information for these experts to consider?

I continue to be baffled at how often the U.S. government drops the ball, but I suppose I should be getting used to it by now.

Case in point, when Dr. Julie Gerberding, the CDC’s director, was interviewed by CNN she stated that she had not yet reviewed all the files from the Hannah Poling case herself. This was despite the fact that five months had passed since the Poling case was conceded. And also in spite of the fact that Dr. Gerberding had called autism an “urgent” epidemic. Surely reviewing the details of this landmark case should have also been urgent.

It would be bad enough if ignoring the flu vaccine death was a matter of true incompetence. But more likely it may have been a matter of protection … for the vaccine makers. After all, why let the cat out of the bag when it’s so much easier to just keep quiet?

Vaccine Makers Have ZERO Liability

Most people don’t realize that over two decades ago the powerful drug lobby carefully manipulated the U.S. Congress to make it impossible for any U.S. citizen to sue vaccine manufacturers. The only option they have is to use National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, which is notoriously difficult -- nearly impossible -- to collect on because they rigged the system.

However, even with these terrible odds of being awarded a settlement, over $1.5 billion has been awarded to families of injured or killed children.

Children and Flu Vaccines

It’s the middle of the summer in the United States, and I know the last thing on most people’s mind is flu season. But this tragic story deserves some attention. This child reportedly had a mitochondrial disorder, a condition that may affect up to 1 in 50 children. So it’s not a rare disorder by any means.

These disorders are the same ones that the U.S. government conceded may be aggravated by vaccines to the extent that it causes autism.

Flu Vaccines Are Recommended EVERY YEAR

You might not realize this but these ineffective and potentially life-threatening vaccines are recommended to be given to children and adults not once, not twice, not even three times, but EVERY year. Pure insanity considering they don’t even work

Even if the flu vaccine DID prevent getting the flu, there have been several examples in past years where government health officials have totally missed choosing the correct influenza strains circulating in the U.S..  In 2004, the National Vaccine Information Center described how CDC officials told everyone to line up for a flu shot that didn't even contain the influenza strain causing most of the flu that year.

Flu vaccines, meanwhile, are one of the vaccines that still contain mercury. The majority of flu shots actually contain 25 micrograms of mercury, an amount considered unsafe for anyone weighing less than 550 pounds.

By now, most people are well aware that children and fetuses are most at risk of damage from this neurotoxin, as their brains are still developing. Yet, the CDC recommends that children over 6 months and pregnant women receive the vaccine each year. Clearly, something doesn’t add up here.

It begins to make a bit more sense when you consider that a Dr. Jay Lieberman, who made a presentation for the CDC regarding the suspect recommendation, ignored the bulk of peer-reviewed research, and instead focused on a small number of highly criticized and flawed studies that have found no harmful associations.

Not to mention that Dr. Lieberman has been a consultant to Merck, GlaxoSmithKline, and Sanofi-Pasteur, all of which currently use thimerosal (the mercury preservative) in their products.

Who Can You Trust?

My main point in sharing this information with you is to make you think twice before accepting any information about your health, even when it comes from “the experts.”

There are so many political and monetary motives at play that, sadly, what’s best for your health is often no longer the top priority of federal officials.

The only person who can really look out for your, and your child’s, health is you.

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