New York Times – Flu Vaccine Does Not Work – Yet More Research Says

Republished from Infomail 7/Nov/12 from NY USA charity Alliance for Human Research Protection – www.ahrp.org [AHRP ]
Advancing Honest and Ethical Medical Research

AHRP writes:

Last month we reported that respected international scientists–such as Dr. Tom Jefferson who have examined the evidence about the efficacy of the influenza vaccine–concluded that annual flu shots “are likely an utter waste of time and money.”  See, http://www.ahrp.org/cms/content/view/879/9/

Yesterday, the New York Times reported that US public health policy, urging everyone over 6 months of age to be vaccinated against the flu annually, has provided “a multibillion-dollar global business bonanza” for vaccine manufacturers.

However, the Times reports that yet another independent assessment about the effectiveness of the flu vaccine, by scientists at the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, found that flu vaccines provide “only modest protection for healthy young and middle-age adults, and little if any protection for those 65 and older, who are most likely to succumb to the illness or its complications.

Moreover, the report’s authors concluded, “federal vaccination recommendations, which have expanded in recent years, are based on inadequate evidence and poorly executed studies.

We have overpromoted and overhyped this vaccine,” said Michael T. Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, as well as its Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance.

It does not protect as promoted. It’s all a sales job: it’s all public relations.

The Times reports that Dr. Osterholm comes from the world of public health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A bioterrorism and public health preparedness adviser to Tommy Thompson, the former health and human services secretary, he served on the interim management team during a transition period at the C.D.C. in 2002.

I’m an insider,” Dr. Osterholm said. “Until we started this project, I was one of the people out there heavily promoting influenza vaccine use. It was only with this study that I looked and said, ‘What are we doing?’ ”

The Times reports that “C.D.C. officials acknowledge that the vaccines do not work as well in the elderly population as they do in younger healthy adults.

So, when you’re offered to be vaccinated against the flu, just say, “no thank you

See, “Reassessing Flu Shots as the Season Draws Near?” By RONI CARYN RABIN, THE NEW YORK TIMES

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4 Responses

  1. “It does not protect as promoted. It’s all a sales job: it’s all public relations.”

    Actually it is FAR worse.

    The “flu shot” is putting 25 mcgs of the extremely neurodegenerative mercury in almost 100 million Americans including pregnant women and six month old babies.

    Know one simple fact and you will KNOW the “flu shot” CANNOT even in theory protect you from at least 86% of the “flu episodes” you may suffer.

    86% of the time during “flu season” when you come down with “flu symptoms” it is NOT from the influenza A or B virus but by some other 200 or so virus inhabiting your body.

    The “flu vaccine” only sometimes, in theory, “protects” against influenza A and B viruses. Thus even in theory the “flu vaccine” cannot “protect” you from 86% of flu episodes.

    Honest examination of “flu vaccine” testing has found the “seasonal flu vaccine” to be completely and totally WORTHLESS when corrected for testing biases. Honest independent testing shows “benefits” negative or too low to measure with any confidence

    The “seasonal flu” and more importantly all viral flu is caused primarily by the seasonal low in our vitamin D levels. Thus the “cure” for seasonal flu and all viral flu is sunshine and vitamin D.

    Almost all forms of the “flu vaccination” contain the extremely neurodegenerative mercury most often 25 mcg. All forms include the exceedingly toxic IMO “H1N1 vaccine”

    http://healthyprotocols.com/2_flu_shot_intro.htm

    [ED: thanks for the comment. Regarding vaccines containing 25 microgrammes of mercury the current US ones appear to be listed in the US CDC document:

    TABLE. Influenza vaccine information, by age group — United States, 2012–13 influenza season*]

    Mercury is toxic and neurotoxic in parts per billion. To be within the US EPA’s reference dose, for a dose of a droplet of methylmercury weighing a gramme an infant would have to weigh nearly 10,000 metric tonnes. Nice that. Not seen too many infants that heavy.

    The form of mercury used in vaccines [Thiomersal/Thimerosal] is also a medically known cause of allergies – so if you wondered where you child got his asthma or allergies from – mercury in vaccines can be one known cause:

    The European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products – Medicines Evaluation Unit – Safety Working Party Assessment of the Toxicity of Thiomersal in Relation to Its Use in Medicinal Product SCPMP/SWP/I898/1998 – 8 September 1998

    Vaccines, Autism and Your Child’s Allergies

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