Do flu shots work?
The following eye-opening studies and information should make you think twice before rolling up your sleeve!
Deaths attributed to the flu are largely not from the virus as claimed but from a secondary bacterial infection that causes pneumonia.
1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic
Predominant role of bacterial pneumonia as a cause of death in pandemic influenza: implications for pandemic influenza preparedness1
Conclusions: The majority of deaths in the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic likely resulted directly from secondary bacterial pneumonia caused by common upper respiratory-tract bacteria. Less substantial data from the subsequent 1957 and 1968 pandemics are consistent with these findings. If severe pandemic influenza is largely a problem of viral-bacterial copathogenesis, pandemic planning needs to go beyond addressing the viral cause alone (e.g., influenza vaccines and antiviral drugs). Prevention, diagnosis, prophylaxis, and treatment of secondary bacterial pneumonia, as well as stockpiling of antibiotics and bacterial vaccines, should also be high priorities for pandemic planning.
Calling the CDC’s flu statistics false and misleading, Stoller points out that the CDC claims an annual flu death toll of 36,000 Americans, based on conflating flu and pneumonia deaths. Yet, for 2001, the number of influenza and pneumonia deaths totaled 62,000, of which only 257 were attributed to the flu and only 18 were positively identified as flu. From 1979 – 2,000, there were an average of 1348 flu deaths per year, ranging from between 257-3006. There are many problems with the way the CDC derives their figures. The 36,000 figure we are all familiar with, it turns out, is an estimated model of flu-associated deaths. but even that association, William Thompson of the CDC admits, isn’t necessarily the underlying cause of death.
Influenza-like illness was more common in children vaccinated against influenza in this observational study, but prior health-seeking behaviour may have contributed to this difference.
This means that children whose families are more health conscious may be less susceptible to illness.
According to the CDC:
Transmission of shed LAIV vaccine viruses from vaccine recipients to unvaccinated persons has been documented, but has not been reported to be associated with serious illness.2
From the FluMist Quadrivalent package insert
12 CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY
12.1 Mechanism of Action
Immune mechanisms conferring protection against influenza following receipt of FluMist Quadrivalent
vaccine are not fully understood; serum antibodies, mucosal antibodies, and influenza-specific T cells
may play a role.
FluMist and FluMist Quadrivalent contain live attenuated influenza viruses that must infect and replicate
in cells lining the nasopharynx of the recipient to induce immunity. Vaccine viruses capable of infection
and replication can be cultured from nasal secretions obtained from vaccine recipients (shedding) [see
Clinical Pharmacology (12.2)].3
Recipients of the FluMist nasal spray influenza vaccine shed the disease for up to 4 weeks following vaccination.4
Flu shot shedding: “In adjusted models, we observed 6.3 (95% CI 1.9–21.5) times more aerosol shedding among cases with vaccination in the current and previous season compared with having no vaccination in those two seasons.”5
From the conclusions: “. . . Examining virus interference by specific respiratory viruses showed mixed results. Vaccine derived virus interference was significantly associated with coronavirus and human metapneumovirus; however, significant protection with vaccination was associated not only with most influenza viruses, but also parainfluenza, RSV, and non-influenza virus infections.” (Emphasis added.)6
This study shows that recipients of the flu vaccine were more likely to get sick with coronavirus and metapneumovirus
Outbreaks in highly vaccinated populations
Lack of effectiveness
The Influenza Vaccine Mess – Stanley Plotkin “The Godfather of Vaccines”
The Compelling Need for Game-Changing Influenza Vaccines – The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), University of Minnesota
This study, although very pro-vaccine, basically dismantles all of the “evidence” used to promote the efficacy and necessity of the flu shot and its use in “vulnerable populations” and healthcare workers. It also outlines that the Pharma companies won’t develop a “better” shot because that would cut their yearly profits and target market of 7.5 billion people yearly.
Universal Flu Vaccine – Video with Dr. Anthony Fauci on a panel discussing the need for and difficulties with developing a universal flu vaccine. Note the moderator’s suggestion that they “blow up the system”.
Retrospective – Mike Wallace’s CBS expose of the 1976 Swine flu vaccine disaster
Ingredients in the flu vaccine? (A little bit of humor)