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Interesting Information: Mercola Post: Should You Get the Flu Shot?

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November 14, 2017

Mercola Post:  Should You Get the Flu Shot?

As I noted in the previous post, I will be 73 in March 2018.

The subject of the flu and shingles vaccines comes up frequently in my network of senior citizens.

Please read the section in the previous post about why our doctors are pushing these two vaccines for seniors.

This Mercola post provides much-needed information.

Here is a synopsis, and the link, which has a lot of information beyond the synopsis, is below.

Story at-a-glance

  • At the end of 2015, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analysis revealed that, between 2005 and 2015, the influenza vaccine was less than 50 percent effective more than half of the time
  • During the 2015/2016 flu season, FluMist, the live virus nasal spray, had a failure rate of 97 percent. The CDC did not recommend it last year and still recommends against using it during the 2017-2018 flu season
  • Shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration, which includes chronic pain, limited range of motion, nerve damage and frozen shoulder, are typically the result of the injection being administered too high on the arm
  • The 2016-2017 flu vaccine, which was very well-matched to circulating viral strains and hailed as “one of the most effective in years,” turned out to be another dismal failure
  • The vaccine had no clear effect in those between the ages of 18 and 49. Ditto for the elderly. Among young children, the effectiveness was about 60 percent. In other age groups, the effectiveness topped out at 42 percent

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/11/09/2017-2018-flu-vaccine-update.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20171109Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM165078&et_rid=112632491

 

Additionally, the flu shot still has mercury in it.

Drug store employees are not properly trained in all cases to administer the shot and would likely have no training of what to do if there is a dangerous reaction.

There is mounting evidence that multiple flu shots reduce your ability to handle the flu.

Immunologists are quite clear that they do not fully understand the human immune system.

Vaccines have many, many unintended consequences that are detrimental to human health.  These consequences are well documented, but are not discussed widely by mainstream media.

One of the better vaccine informational sites is the National Vaccine Information Center,  NVIC.org.

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November 14, 2017 at 2:21 pm

Interesting Information: What About Getting the Chicken Pox and Shingles Vaccines?

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Interesting Information:  November 14, 2017

What About Getting the Chicken Pox and Shingles Vaccines?

I will be 73 in March 2018.

The topic of flu shots and shingles vaccines comes up often in my network of senior citizens.

I had chicken pox as a child, but I got shingles last May.  And let me tell you that shingles is NO FUN.  I still have nerve damage and itching.

The flu and shingles vaccines are heavily promoted by doctors and nurses for those in my age range.  The “why” of that is complicated and isn’t about human health.  Doctors and nurses are now workers in an industry where actual science is often no competition against profit.  There is, also, a monopoly formation going on in medicine in which outside businesses are buying up hospitals and doctors’ practices, and they are calling the medical shots.  Big Pharma profits from all vaccines and is trying to expand its market share.  Further Big Pharma and doctors cannot be sued for any vaccine damage–and there is plenty.  The so-called “vaccine court” has paid out billions of dollars for damage incurred by individuals from vaccines.  Big Pharma has created pretty lucrative incentives for individual doctor practices and hospitals.  Big Pharma has even been able to get the US government to write laws that incentivize hospitals to give vaccines.  The higher percentages of vaccines given, the bigger payout the hospital gets from medicare.  Insurance companies incentivize individual practices.  It is a rigged system.  And if you are not aware of it, and most aren’t, you just go along, mostly because we should be able to trust our medical personnel.  They are, many times, good medical people.  But they, too,  are trusting of “the system.”  Or their hands are tied as they are, now, just workers in the system and would be fired if they do not follow the “standards of care,” which has been crafted by industry.  Let’s just remember that doctors are NOT SCIENTISTS.  They are practitioners who know only what they are taught unless they decide to research for themselves.  And most don’t.  Besides, as I said, it is a very lucrative system for them for the most part.

The link below takes you to a comprehensive GOVERNMENT study out of the National Institutes of Health that concludes that the chicken pox and shingles vaccine (they are the same thing) have created significant unintended consequences, don’t work permanently, are creating unnecessary and significant expenses for people, and are creating a cycle of treatment and disease.  THIS VACCINE SHOULD BE STOPPED.

The cycle of treatment and disease derives in part from the fact that shingles is a LIVE virus and sheds to other people from someone who got the vaccine.  Those test tube strains are most likely not the same strain as the wild virus I got as a child.  So, I was unprotected and got shingles.

Here is the conclusion from the study:

15. Conclusion

Prior to the universal varicella vaccination program, 95% of adults experienced natural chickenpox [162](usually as pre-school to early elementary school children)—these cases were usually benign. In the prelicensure era, the periodic exogenous boosting that adults received from those shedding VZV resulted in long-term immunity. This high percentage of seropositive individuals and their long-term immunity have been compromised by the universal varicella vaccination of children which provides at best 70–90% protection [142,163–166] that is temporary and of unknown duration—shifting chickenpox to a more vulnerable adult population which, as Dr. Jane Seward cautioned in 2007, carries 20 times more risk of death and 10–15 times more risk of hospitalization compared to chickenpox in children [167]. Thus, the proponents for universal varicella vaccination have failed to consider increased HZ-related morbidity as well as the adverse effects of both the varicella and HZ vaccines which have more than offset the limited benefits associated with reductions in varicella disease. The universal varicella (chickenpox) vaccination program now requires a booster vaccine for children and an HZ vaccine to boost protection in adults. However, these are less effective than the natural immunity that existed in communities prior to licensure of the varicella vaccine. Hence, rather than eliminating varicella in children as promised, routine vaccination against varicella has proven extremely costly [60,62,168] and has created continual cycles of treatment and disease.

Here’s the link:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3759842/

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November 14, 2017 at 2:03 pm

Turkey Tracks: Hats to Donate for Children

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Turkey Tracks:  November 14, 2017

Hats to Donate for Children

I am always appreciative of and amazed with the number of donated winter hats, mittens, and scarves that our Maine local women make for our community children.

Margaret Elaine Jinno, of Coastal Quilters (Maine), came to our CQ Sit and Sew last Wednesday with this batch of colorful hats she had made for school children–hats requested by someone at the elementary school who wanted some extras to protect the heads of forgetful children:

I liked them all, but I loved this one:

Here they all are:

Go Margaret Elaine!

Written by louisaenright

November 14, 2017 at 1:25 pm