Monday, 29 October 2007

'Proof still needed' for flu jab - swine flu

In the light of all the publicity about 'swine flu' this may be of interest:

There is not enough evidence to support the effectiveness of immunising older people against flu, fresh research in the US has concluded.

Researchers from George Washington University, Washington DC, say the benefits in reducing deaths among over 70s have been "greatly exaggerated".
The research led by Dr Lone Simonson, showed that in the US - despite an increase in vaccination coverage from 15% to 65% since 1980 - excess mortality among elderly people actually increased during the 1980s and 1990s.
The findings echo a 2006 British Medical Journal study, and they also cited an Italian study, which found no decline in flu-related mortality rates, even as vaccine coverage rose from 5% to 65%.

More worrying according to a leading anti-vaccine campaigner, Dr Tedd Koren:
"Do You Know What's In A Flu Shot?
Flu shots can cause rare epilepsy and mental retardation.
The flu vaccine contains one of the most poisonous substances known to man, and can damage DNA and cause cancer.
Did you know:
how the flu shot is linked to Alzheimer's?
how many really die from the flu?
how the flu shot damages the immune system ?"
"According to Hugh Fudenberg, MD, the world's leading immunogeneticist and 13th most quoted biologist of our times, if an individual has had five consecutive flu shots between 1970 and 1980 (the years studied), his/her chances of getting Alzheimer's Disease is ten times higher than if they had one, two or no shots. I asked Dr Fudenberg why this was so and he said it was due to the 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. Is that why Alzheimer's is expected to quadruple?"

(This was quoted from Dr. Fudenberg's speech at the NVIC International Vaccine Conference, Arlington VA, September 1997).

Mercury and aluminum are directly toxic to brain cells and also over-stimulate the brain’s immune system. There is compelling evidence that this mechanism can trigger Alzheimer’s dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease and autism spectrum disorders, as well as Gulf War Syndrome.

The greatest risk of vaccinations triggering brain disorders is among those with impaired immunity. We know that as we age, the immune system becomes compromised, primarily because of poor nutrition.

In addition, the mercury in childhood vaccines, as well as adult vaccines such as flu vaccines, accumulates in the brain and is very difficult to remove. The idea of having yearly mercury injections is insane, to say the least, but millions still willingly line up for their annual flu shot.

Are there alternatives to vaccination? Absolutely. We know that there is a solid connection between a strong immune system and nutrition. Several studies have shown that age-related immune problems can be corrected with nutrients such as selenium, vitamins E and C, zinc and the carotenoids. In addition, vitamin D3 helps prevent ovr-reaction of the immune system as seen in these devastating diseases.

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