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Tis' the "season" for the flu shot. It comes around every year - September turns into October and germs get the memo that your body is up for business, or maybe it's the government, CDC, and pharmaceutical companies that think your wallet is up for business and the organ you use for common sense and reasoning is on hiatus. I'm really not sure.

The only notice I get of "flu shot season" is a stack of masks my husband brings home for our family to decorate. We take great pleasure in searching "Google Images" for the year's latest fashions and we create the most eye-popping pieces so that people take notice, ask questions, and my physician husband gets the opportunity to inform others that he does not and will not get a flu vaccine. If you see someone selling insanely ingenious flu mask creations, know that it was my idea first.

You might think we're the only ones protecting our bodies from assault this flu season but truth be told, with the pressure from the government to improve the influenza vaccination rate, nurses, physicians, and parents at large are pushing back. Nobody wants this viral mystery concoction.

You might think it's no big deal. It's just a little flu shot right? And they make it look so fun when you can get incentives for shooting yourself up with viruses. You can even "drive by" and fill up with the flu on your way home from work. You want a side of mercury with that? You don't even have to have qualifications to jab your neighbor. You can increase their risk of Alzheimer's...for FREE.

Remember those police "check points" they had when we were growing up where they checked our cars for booze? The ones we all tried to drive 10 miles out of our way to avoid? Like the faithful friend who tipped you off and warned you to avoid that street (or chuck the booze altogether), I'm tipping you off about the flu shot.

The CDC asserts that a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older is the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease,but it's not.

Somebody needs to inform the CDC that germs only live in environments conducive to their growth. Have you ever seen a maggot or parasite hanging out in your clean house? No, you find them in trash cans where you'll also find dirt, poop, rotting food, and bugs. They are opportunistic scavengers by nature and cannot exist in a healthy body. Why do you think all infectious diseases are more prevalent in 3rd-world countries where conditions are unsanitary and nutrition is lacking? Same germ, different environment.

True disease prevention occurs by making the body so healthy that no germ can survive in it. Seriously, I suggest looking up the research from one of the world's greatest scientists of all time (Dr. Antoine Bechamp); instead, of pushing around a dead, partially plagiarized germ theory and using it as the foundation and justification for assaulting people with harmful and ineffective flu shots.

You might think you'll prevent the flu if you get the influenza vaccine, but you won't.

Just like we pretend immunization and vaccination are synonymous terms, everyone likes to pretend that the "flu" and "influenza" are the same thing. They're not. All influenza is the flu but not all flu (or flu-like sickness) is influenza. It's clever marketing not to distinguish the two so that every time you get sick you think it could have been prevented by a "flu shot." Truth be told you probably just had "the flu" from one of several hundred flu viruses for which the influenza vaccine does not "protect" against.

Influenza is not a serious disease unless...

you're pretending that all "flu-like" illnesses are influenza and you're using statistics from a hundred years ago. Currently influenza/pneumonia is the 8th leading cause of death. It's funny how they lump two "illnesses" in together like that to entice people to run out and get a flu shot. According to the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics, 62,034 people died from "influenza and pneumonia" in 2001; yet only 257 people actually died from the "flu" and of those, only 18 cases were connected to the influenza virus. The other 61,777 people died from pneumonia.

Of course they use that as a justification to push the flu shot too because pneumonia is an influenza related complication right? Maybe, but pneumonia is a factor in all sorts of medical conditions entirely unrelated to "influenza" and can also be caused by any number of pathogens, flu-like sicknesses, antibiotics, over-use of antibiotics (which wipe out good bacteria your body needs to prevent disease), vaccinations, and...wait for it...the flu shot.

The truth is, more people die from unintentional injuries like taking the stairs two-at-a-time, falling out windows, tripping over cracks in the sidewalk, and aspirating on orange juice, than they do from influenza. More people die from chronic lower respiratory infections (a listed adverse reaction of the flu shot), Alzheimer's (which flu shots contribute to), and cancer, strokes, heart attacks, and diabetes, all conditions that could be prevented with a healthy diet. Hey, do you know what else can be prevented by a healthy diet? Influenza. If "the flu" is something to sneeze about, you should ditch the flu shot and up your broccoli intake.

Comment: Even better switch to a ketogenic diet to boost your immunity.

You're told the influenza vaccine is effective.

It is, if effective means cars can run on Oreos instead of gas.
An "effective" flu vaccine is one that introduces an antigen that triggers an antibody response that increases one's titers against a particular flu strain. It all sounds great doesn't it? Except that "effectiveness" varies from year to year and scientists have to "predict" which strains are going to be prevalent each season and they rarely make the mark. Even if you get titers to a particular strain, that doesn't mean you won't get sick from it or the 200 other circulating flu strains, which means you put yourself through an increased risk of brain damage, Alzheimer's, and death for nothing.

Flu shots are safe...

said nobody who ever read the package insert, the ingredient list, or looked at the horribly lacking (non-existent) safety studies. Flu shots aren't safe for you, me, our children, Grandma, or pregnant women. Here are just a few of the adverse reactions you're subjecting yourself to if you opt out of the almost non-existent chance you'll get the strain of flu contained in the flu shot:
Exacerbation of mitochondrial encephomyalopathy, Guillain-Barré syndrome, Bell's Palsy, meningitis, eosinophilic meningitis, vaccine-associated encephalitis, respiratory disorders, rash, fever, vomiting, chills, muscle aches, anaphylaxis, convulsions, myelitis, optic neuritis, pharyngitis, rhinitis, cough, wheezing, throat tightness, Steven-Johnson Syndrome, encephalomyelitis, asthma, respiratory distress, and death.
For the flu shot to be deemed effective and safe, a double-blind, saline placebo-controlled study (preferably before licensure) is required (by an unbiased source might be asking too much). Finding one of these jewels is like searching for King Tut's Tomb in an Iowa corn field.

You can get the flu from the flu shot.

The CDC says, "You cannot get the flu from a flu shot." The package inserts say you could experience a runny nose, congestion, chills, headaches, muscle aches, sore throat, respiratory issues, cough, and fever higher than 100 degrees. Is there another name for the "flu" we don't know about?

You could also increase your risk for other non-influenza illnesses like respiratory infections (which could lead to pneumonia), rhinovirus, and coxsackie/echovirus infections.

The flu shot isn't safe or effective for infants or toddlers.

Would you strap your baby into a car seat that had not been crash-tested approved? Would you allow your child to be the test subject of Monsanto's newest sweetener? Would you mash up a bunch of dead viruses, some egg, monkey or doggy cells, acid, and MSG and rub it into their skin? Of course not.

Cochrane found only one study regarding the most commonly given flu vaccine in children under two despite the current recommendations to vaccinate children from six months of age. There was no safety data. Zip. Zero. Nada.
If immunisation in children is to be recommended as a public health policy, large-scale studies assessing important outcomes, and directly comparing vaccine types are urgently required.
Cochrane also found that the trials were funded by the industry, manipulated, and were cited over independent and publicly done studies that were less favorable towards vaccines. Oh yeah, they also found that the flu shot was no more effective than the placebo but did cause narcolepsy and febrile convulsions. Yet the Center for Death Control (CDC) says, that "the most important thing is for all people 6 months and older to get a flu vaccine every year."

Hello? Anyone?

Pregnant women should not get the flu shot.

It makes zero sense to inject a pregnant woman who is already in a state of immune suppression with something that could trigger an immune response and cause spontaneous abortion. Flu shots have not been tested or proven safe for pregnant women. Rats don't count.

Elderly people should not get a flu shot.

There is no credible data to suggest that pushing flu vaccines on the elderly is safe or effective - unless you count that one trial that showed a 50% efficacy in healthy older adults. (Most adults over 65 are not healthy.) Although elderly people are more likely to get "influenza," they're far more likely to get Alzheimer's (linked to flu shots)...the sixth leading cause of death.

Physicians and nurses do not have to get the flu shot to "protect their patients."

To date, there is no accurate data on rates of laboratory-proven influenza in healthcare workers, and live flu vaccines shed and can infect the most at-risk populations including the elderly and immunocompromised. That aside, there's a reason why medical professionals are opting out of flu shots and nurses are suing hospitals implementing mandates - they are dangerous and they don't work. You know what does according to the data? Hand-washing, masks, early detection of influenza with nasal swabs, antivirals, quarantine, restricting visitors, and not coming to work if you feel sick.

If you have to get a flu shot, it's not because someone cares about your patient's health (or your rights), it's because "The Not So Affordable Healthcare Act" ties reimbursement to employee vaccination rates.

You're told flu shots don't shed, but some do.

Live vaccines including the FluMist nasal spray they want to mandate for your school-aged children shed. Vaccinated children can get sick from the influenza vaccine and unvaccinated children (and the majority of children whose flu shot didn't provide "protection") are at risk of getting sick from vaccine associated viral shedding. But we'll blame the increase in flu outbreaks on the unvaccinated, instead of the viral shedding vaccine itself. I can't make this stuff up. Read the inserts.

But it's just a "weaker" virus though right? I'm sorry...I don't want ANY virus. No flu for me please...not even a sort-of-kind-of less-than version. Aint' nobody got time for that.

Here's a brief synopsis of why you should forget the flu shot from the CDC: It's not possible to predict what this flu season will be like.
  • Flu viruses are constantly changing so it's not unusual for new flu viruses to appear each year.
  • [The] CDC received reports of some people who became ill and tested positive for the flu even though they had been vaccinated. This occurs every season.
  • And my personal favorite: "There is still a possibility you could get the flu even if you got vaccinated."
So we've got a widespread practice based on prediction, that hasn't been proven safe, doesn't meet the standards of evidenced-based medicine, doesn't work, involves repetitively assaulting people with harmful ingredients, and is founded upon a horribly lacking germ theory they believes you're defenseless against pathogens.

Speaking of Pasteur, the prized accolade of the germ theory upon which infectious disease medicine is founded upon said this on his deathbed:
"Le germe n'est rien, c'est le terrain qui est tout."

Translation: The microbe is nothing, the soil [or inner terrain] is everything.
While we are talking about famous quotes from dead people, how about this one from the father of cellular pathology, Dr. Rudolph Virchow,
"If I could live my life over again, I would devote it to proving that germs seek their natural habitat - diseased tissues - rather than causing disease.
There you have it. If you want to prevent influenza (or the flu), it doesn't get more simple than this: Get some sunshine. Breathe fresh air. Eat good. Sleep well. Wash your hands. Flush your poop. Don't pick your nose and don't inject yourself with toxins and mysterious viral concoctions that are ineffective, not safe, can infect other people, and are founded upon a theory that is flawed at best.