I Never Get Flu Shots or Snorts
December 9, 2012
diagnose or prescribe, and what you do with your body remains entirely
up to you and your doctor (if you still turn the responsibility for
your health over to some man or woman in a white smock), but I'll
gladly tell you what I do regarding flu shots and flu snorts...
avoid them like the plague!
fact, at age 64, I've never had a flu shot, and it would take a Marine
nurse and at least four burly wrestlers the size of Jesse Ventura
to hold me down for such an injection.
have to add Mike Tyson to the above list to get a snort of FluMist
in me since I think you'd have to be out of your mind to purposely
accept delivery of a live virus that close to your brain.
you already sense I have negative feelings about flu shots and flu
right, I do.
feelings stem from personal opinion, reading, and a little common
I don't think toxic chemicals and virus strains grown on living
tissue and/or genetically modified in sterile laboratories belong
in the human body, even when they're packaged in glass vials or
nasal inhaler mechanisms and "delivered" into your body
by a medical doctor, registered nurse, or licensed pharmacist.
enough, I'm not alone in this thinking.
in the fall of 2006 the prestigious British
Medical Journal published a paper by respected vaccine researcher
Dr. Tom Jefferson. Entitled Influenza
vaccination: policy versus evidence, the paper supported my
long-held personal opinion that flu vaccine programs may be worthless.
Flu Vaccines Pointless?
see if Dr. Tom Jefferson, Cochrane
Vaccines Field, Rome, Italy, can't help us answer that important
paper "Influenza vaccination: policy versus evidence"
Jefferson concluded that influenza vaccination programs, which cost
nations hundreds of millions of dollars every year, could be a waste
of time and money.
examined all the research previously published in the world on the
effects of inactivated vaccines (vaccines with dead viruses).
did Dr. Jefferson learn?
children under 2 years inactivated vaccines had the same field efficacy
as placebo, and in healthy people under 65 vaccination did not affect
hospital stay, time off work, or death from influenza and its complications
be sure these findings cemented in concrete my annual decision to
avoid a flu shot!
URGE parents whose doctors are telling them their babies
or children need a flu shot to consider Jefferson's eye-opening conclusions.
let's take a look at FluMist, shall we?
I'll Never Snort FluMist
the fall of 2003, MedImmune's FluMist
to be the next big thing, but, thank God, it flopped like a cow paddy
on a dry pasture, and the company ended up giving away millions of
to a 2003 Washington
Times story, "The Gaithersburg-based company has cut the
price in half for the vaccine, hoping to eliminate a major barrier
to sales from last year, and plans to produce about 1 million doses
in the fall of 2005, MedImmune was still trying to figure
out how to get the public to accept FluMist.
a move that to me smacked of desperation, I read stories in Google
News (search with keyword flumist) in October of 2005 that
MedImmune was going to give away enough doses to immunize
53,000 students in the Knox County public schools in Tennessee
and more than 100,000 doses to students in Palm Beach County
the fall of 2006, I once again googled keyword flumist and
learned that schools in Florida and North Dakota were making this
stuff available for free to unsuspecting children in the public schools.
guess if you can't find a marketing plan that will sell a potentially
dangerous vaccine, it's better to give it away than to throw it away,
but I sure hate to think about the tens of thousands of children serving
as guinea pigs for a pharmaceutical company.
parents will have to sign an informed consent letter before
the school systems can spray this live virus stew up the nostrils
of children, so let's hope enough parents have enough sense to just
say no to FluMist and that this public
school marketing approach of MedImmune's will fail.
the bottomline for me concerning FluMist...
medically-sanctioned drug or vaccine appears to be dangerous for
just about everyone except those with the constitution of Genghis
Khan, it seems obvious to me to not let a "health care professional"
shoot the stuff up my nose.
okay, so what often seems obvious to me isn't so obvious to others.
one of those people who think I'm exaggerating, you'll find interesting
the official answer to the question Who
should not get vaccinated with FluMist (you'll
have to click on the Patient Information link at the bottom
of this page to read the PDF file listing all the potential problems).
to the official FluMist Patient Information PDF, you
should not receive FluMist if you:
less than 5 years of age. In one study, an increase in asthmatic
events was seen in children under 5.
50 years of age or older.
an allergy or history of allergic reaction to chicken eggs or egg
products or any component of the vaccine (see Additional Information).
Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction may include shortness of
breath, wheezing, or difficulty breathing; swelling of the face,
lips, tongue, or other parts of the body; skin rash, itching, or
a child or adolescent who regularly takes aspirin, or products containing
a history of Guillain-Barré syndrome.
a known or suspected immune deficiency disease or condition such
as combined immunodeficiency, agammaglobulinemia, HIV infection,
thymic abnormalities, malignancy, leukemia, or lymphoma.
immunosuppressed or have altered or compromised immune status due
to treatment with systemic corticosteroids, alkylating drugs, antimetabolites,
radiation or other immunosuppressive therapies
a history of asthma or reactive airways disease
underlying medical conditions such as but not limited to chronic
disorders of the lungs and heart; or have had regularly scheduled
follow-up visits or have been hospitalized in the past year because
of chronic metabolic diseases (including diabetes), kidney dysfunction,
or a hemoglobinopathy such as sickle cell disease.
the above doesn't give you pause, we're then told by the manufacturers
to the possible transmission of vaccine virus, FluMist
recipients should avoid being in close (for
example, within the same household) contact with immunocompromised
individuals for 3 weeks following vaccination.
weeks? Twenty-one days? Three quarters of a month?
know about you, but I don't want to be within five miles of any "live
virus" vaccine that can be transmitted for three weeks.
cynics reading this who think I'm a wack case about FluMist,
do yourself a favor and click
here to read the FluMist Patient Information PDF file in its
reading the official FluMist Patient Information PDF
file you're still thinking about having a "health care professional"
deliver FluMist up your nose, click
here to read an article by Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, who makes what
I've written above seem mild.
I don't mean to just pick on poor old FluMist because
personally I don't want any kind of flu remedy cranked out in a sterile
lab in my body.
I Avoid Flu Shots Too
want any of the following typical vaccine constituents injected into
also known as carbolic acid (this is used as a disinfectant,
a known cancer-causing agent
which is associated with Alzheimer's disease and seizures and also
cancer producing in laboratory mice (it is used as an additive to
promote antibody response)
(used as a mercury disinfectant/preservative) can result in brain
injury and autoimmune disease
and Streptomycin (used as antibiotics) have caused allergic
reaction in some people.
vaccines are also grown and strained through animal or human tissue
like monkey kidney tissue, chicken embryo, embryonic guinea pig
cells, calf serum, and human diploid cells (the dissected organs
of aborted human fetuses as in the case of rubella, hepatitis A, and
is prepared from the fluids of chick embryos inoculated with a specific
type(s) of influenza virus. The strains of flu virus in the vaccine
are inactivated with formaldehyde and often preserved with Thimerosal,
which is a mercury derivative.
I refuse to put any or all of the above in my body, and I hope when
your doctor starts telling you it's time for your annual flu shot
or flu snort that you'll require him to defend the annual injection
or nasal delivery. You or your insurance company is probably paying
at least eighty bucks for an office visit, so get your money's worth.
your doctor read you the insert that comes with the vaccine.
have him/her explain why it makes sense to inject toxic chemicals
into the human body and how such substances can aid the delicate immune
are he/she will fall back on questionable statistical and demographic
explanations that the medical establishment has used for decades to
engage your doctor in a non-confrontational discussion because this
is an opportunity for him/her to actually give some serious thought
to what he/she is injecting or nasally delivering into the bodies
of patients day after day after day.
traditional doctors who haven't studied diet and life style aren't
going to change unless we help to educate them to what drugs and vaccines
may really be doing long-term to people.
I'm a realist so if I were still thinking traditionally, part of me
would almost buy into the typical rationale for flu vaccines:
so many people are spared the annual flu and
a few die or
their lives ruined after being injected.
into that if I were convinced that injecting or nasally delivering
a toxic and/or genetically modified live virus into the body actually
one digs into the vaccine history (click
here to read about the Swine Flu vaccine of 1976 if you want a
true vaccine horror story) and scientific research (especially in
Europe), it quickly becomes apparent that nobody really knows what
these toxic stews of chemicals and microorganisms do in the human
at another disturbing possibility, click
here to read an account written by a CFIDS sufferer, a
narrative that shows the cause and effect connection between flu vaccines
and terrible immune disorders.
readers and a few medical professionals have called me a simple-minded
dolt on more than one occasion, but since 1993 I've approached the
yearly flu shot hype with the understanding that if I eat and live
properly, I won't have to worry much about catching the flu.
vaccine I use -- eating and living as healthfully as I can
-- actually works.
that, but it doesn't cost a dime, and nobody's going to have his/her
life ruined because of a "bad batch" of vaccine that triggers
some mysterious autoimmune disease that lays a person out of commission
say you eat and live conventionally.
I can understand that, but my next question would be "Which is
better? Some rest time with the flu or having toxic chemicals injected
into your bloodstream or nasally delivered?"
seriously, before I got healthy I almost looked forward to a yearly
bout with influenza because it meant I could go to bed and get some
rest instead of working practically every waking moment of my life.
add that I haven't missed more than two consecutive days of work from
an illness for over fourteen years as I write this update in December
of 2012, so a non-vaccine approach does work for me.
non-drug approach has resulted in a level of health that continually
amazes me, especially when I see other men and women my age who are
miserable and without energy. Men and women who spend all too much
of their time drifting from doctor to doctor in endless pursuit of
solutions that don't get to the cause of their problems -- diet and
thinking about taking a flu shot or a flu snort?
a favor and think twice, and before taking that jab in the arm or
nasal delivery, review some natural approaches to building health
by clicking here.
lest anyone accuse me of being one-sided, for the status quo rationale
for why the flu shot or snort must be taken every year, courtesy of
the Center for Disease Control, click
the decision regarding a flu shot or snort is yours to make, but I
urge you to make that decision from a position of strength and knowledge.
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