December 6, 2010

Flu Shots – Fact Vs. Fiction

Scranton,-Rob-colorBy Robert Scranton, D.C.
Fibromyalgia Centers of America

Everyone knows about the flu and the flu vaccine. What people do not know is that flu vaccines are nearly useless in preventing flu, they will cause the flu, and they often result in nervous system damage that can take years for the body to repair. Other nations chuckle at Americans’ infatuation with the flu vaccine. The joke would indeed be funny, if it weren’t for the damaging effects caused by the vaccine.

The history of the flu vaccine reads like one stumbling fiasco after another. Take an example. Ever wonder how the particular viruses are chosen for next year’s vaccine? The answer could be drawn from a 1930s film noir of Shanghai villainy. Scientists kill migrating ducks in Asia, culture the viruses and put those in next year’s vaccine, because they have seen an association between bird and pig viruses and the following year’s human flu epidemics. Perhaps this desperate guesswork is responsible for so many years when the flu vaccine’s viruses had nothing in common with circulating viruses. According to a CDC report of the 1994-1995 flu season, 87 percent of type A influenza virus samples were not similar to the year’s vaccine, and 76 percent of type B virus were not similar to the virus in that year’s vaccine. During the 1992-1993 season, 84 percent of samples for the predominant type A virus were not similar to the virus in the vaccine.

Here is a list of the most common side effects of the flu vaccine as stated by the CDC – fever, fatigue, muscle aches, and headache. Sound familiar? (The Vaccine Guide –2002)

Let’s leave emotion out of the question for the moment. Don’t get defensive or angry by saying ‘but my doctor told me to get my shots!’ or ‘but I’ve always got a flu shot and I’m ok’ – instead let’s just review some facts with sources so you can do what every American has the right to do. Look it up yourself and use your brain to come to your own conclusion. I am not smart enough to just make this stuff up folks!

According to Hugh Fudenberg, MD, the world’s leading immunogeneticist and 13th most quoted biologist of our times (nearly 850 papers in peer review journals):

If an individual has had five consecutive flu shots between 1970 and 1980 (the years studied) his/her chance of getting Alzheimer’s Disease is 10 times higher than if he/she had one, two or no shots. Dr. Fudenberg said it was due to mercury and aluminum that is in every flu shot (and most childhood shots). The gradual mercury and aluminum buildup in the brain causes cognitive dysfunction.
{ – 2002}

Congress and the American taxpayer have been defrauded about the alleged advantages of flu shots. Instead of being an effective prevention, evidence indicates that flu shots may be worthless. The benefit is for those who make money from them.

{“Flu shots? Do they really Work?” Dr. Kristine Severyn, RPh, PhD, founder and Director of Vaccine Policy Institute}

The Wall Street Journal suggested that there isn’t as much flu as there is advertising about the flu. Some doctors think it is less a matter of medicine than of marketing, and consumer groups say it’s all hype. They argue that the new drugs are expensive and they don’t even work very well. Dr. Sydney Wolfe says the drug companies are inflaming people’s worries about the flu in order to sell their drugs. Doctors agree that the flu is serious, but some say the drug companys’ campaign has reached epidemic proportions.

{“Flu Epidemic May Be Just a Flu Advertisement,” ‘Outrage of the Month,’ Public Citizen’s Health Letter. Taken from ABC World News Tonight story on Jan.11, 2000, with Peter Jennings and Ned Potter}

Remember those who stand to profit from vaccination programs discourage opposition and are using their clout to convince the public to participate in ‘getting their shots.’ Although there are those who use fear and intimidation to convince the public that we would be worse without the vaccinations, there are a growing number who now oppose vaccines because of the harm done and the fact that there hasn’t been enough research. Anti-vaccine articles are almost impossible to get published.

During the massive flu epidemic of 1918, medical doctors in Davenport , Iowa treated 93,590 patients with 6116 deaths ( 6.5% fatality rate) The Palmer Chiropractic Clinic adjusted 1635 cases and had only 1 death ( 0.06% fatality rate). People were dying under medical treatment at 100 times the rate of chiropractic patients. YOUR HEALTH, YOUR CHOICE. Get adjusted and have natural immunity.