The new policy is controversial, especially among nurses. Many nurses don't want to be forced to get a shot that carries health risks of its own and doesn't always work, according to the nurses' union.
Nationally, fewer than half of health care workers receive flu vaccines. Before this year at Providence, about 40 percent of employees were vaccinated.
The nurses' union has filed a grievance protesting the policy.
Conspicuously absent from this article is any discussion of how many patients are actually infected with the flu each year during a hospital stay.
When a hospital mandates a dangerous vaccine as a condition of employment, shouldn’t administrators at least soften the blow with statistics that point to an expected reduction in patient infection rates?
The truth is there are no such statistics, because:
- the majority of health care workers do not get a flu shot, and
- there are very few documented cases of flu outbreaks caused by health care workers
Are mandatory flu vaccinations becoming a trend?
If so why?
Where’s the benefit – and for whom?
What’s Behind the Strong Arm Tactics?
In a single word, money.
The CDC’s well-orchestrated annual campaign to frighten you into getting vaccinated against the influenza virus isn’t the resounding success they hoped for.
Is it just a coincidence news reports about mandated vaccine programs are starting to pop up? Is it possible the vaccine manufacturers and other financially interested parties think there’s too much money being left on the table?
What other explanation could there be when institutions like hospitals and schools begin issuing ultimatums to get vaccinated or get out?
The flu vaccine has not only proved ineffective, it also contains highly toxic substances that can be very dangerous to your health and the health of your family.
A Few Facts About Flu Shots
There is no conclusive proof that the flu vaccine prevents flu-related deaths among the elderly, despite the fact that 75 percent of flu-related deaths occur in that age group. Flu shots are thought to be less effective in older people due to lowered immune activity.
The CDC recommends that pregnant women, infants and children receive flu vaccines containing thimerosal. Thimerosal contains almost 50 percent ethyl mercury by weight, and is highly toxic.
The CDC’s recommendation is reckless, especially since the Institute of Medicine has warned that these specific demographic groups should not be injected with thimerosal. Most flu vaccines contain 25 micrograms of mercury, an amount unsafe for anyone weighing less than 550 pounds.
Fillers commonly used in the manufacture of flu vaccines include:
- Ethylene glycol (antifreeze)
- Phenol (carbolic acid)
- Formaldehyde – a known cancer causing agent
- Aluminum – a neurotoxin linked to Alzheimer’s disease
- Neomycin and streptomycin (antibiotics)
As part of the CDC’s campaign to promote flu vaccines, it employs the use of a slippery statistic regarding flu-related deaths. Lumped together in this statistic are deaths from flu and deaths from pneumonia. Actual flu deaths are a very small percentage of the total deaths in this category.
Pneumonia, which is not the same illness as influenza, is responsible for the vast majority of deaths the CDC would have you believe are flu-related.
How to Protect Yourself from the Flu
There is growing evidence that if you come down with the flu, you could be vitamin D deficient. The flu is primarily an illness of winter, when there are fewer hours of sunshine, and your exposure to the sun is often very limited.
It works like this. Vitamin D supports your immune system. If your vitamin D level is too low, your immune system has a reduced ability to fight bacteria and viruses. That circumstance can result in a “flu bug” taking you over.
One of the first things you should do to protect yourself from the flu virus is to optimize your vitamin D levels.
Other important ways to stay healthy during the winter months (and year round):
- Eat right for your nutritional type
- Eliminate sugar from your diet
- Eat garlic regularly
- Consume a high-quality krill oil daily
- Get adequate sleep
- Address emotional stress
- Wash your hands regularly (but not excessively)
If You Already Have the Flu …
You can also use vitamin D to treat your symptoms. It is best to read the entire article and view the videos, but the general recommendation is to take 2,000 units per kilogram of body weight (one pound = 0.45 kg), once daily for three days.