Loe Fisher, founder of the National
Vaccine Information Center, discusses the outcome of last
year’s swine flu debacle, and the potentially harmful changes
that are being made to this season’s flu vaccine as a result.
And, of course,
vaccine makers made millions off their novel H1N1 vaccines.
For those in
the southern hemisphere, like Australia, the flu season has already
begun, and the health hazards of this year's seasonal trivalent
vaccine have already become evident.
For the rest
of you, the flu season is nearing, and another round of advertisements
for flu vaccines are about to hit the media.
a Failed Pandemic
Last year the
United States contracted for the manufacture of over 170 million
doses of swine flu vaccine. Probably the most significant accomplishment
of this website was that we were able to contribute to the fact
that only 90 million doses were used in the United States.
the facts, less than one-third of the US population fell for the
became very clear that this was in fact a very mild disease that
was not going to kill people in large numbers. Yet the projected
number of casualties in the US alone was declared to be between
60,000 to 90,000! And the campaign to hype up the fear and force
the untested, unproven pandemic vaccine on the masses through any
means reached previously unheard of proportions.
Within a week
of Australia reporting that the virus appeared to be 40 times less
lethal than originally feared, the WHO instructed countries to simply
stop lab confirming suspected H1N1 cases, which meant that
any and all flu-like symptoms were reported as pandemic influenza,
padding the statistics.
this misrepresentation of the facts, last year's flu season turned
out to be one of the mildest in recent years!
the official government statistic on flu deaths has been an average
of 36,000 deaths per year (although as previously reported, this
number is also far from the truth as it includes pneumonia deaths,
which account for most of these deaths), but last year the CDC reported
only 12,000 flu deaths – a mere one-third of the average!
were also not serologically confirmed to be influenza, but included
pneumonia and other flu-like illness, which means the actual number
of people who died as a direct result of the flu – let alone
H1N1 was even lower than that.
you see flu mortality statistics, you need to beware that the number
includes secondary respiratory complications such as pneumonia,
which may or may not have been preceded by a bout of flu. This is
sort of a catchall category that has been conveniently ascribed
to influenza when, oftentimes, that's just the precipitating trigger.
one of the common mechanisms of death as you get older is respiratory
infections. The influenza doesn't actually kill the person, the
secondary pneumonia does, and it does so because their immune system
is too compromised, whether due to age or underlying poor health.
the fact that last season's flu mortality statistic was a mere one-third
of the average should serve as a valuable eye-opener to anyone who
may still be panicking at the mere thought of the H1N1 swine flu.
Key WHO Pandemic
Advisors had Financial Ties to Vaccine Makers
This was perhaps
suspected, but when the World Health Organization finally released
of its pandemic advisors, it finally confirmed that at least
five of the key players who influenced the phase six pandemic declaration
indeed had financial ties to vaccine makers.
As we now know,
our tax dollars were completely wasted on these nonessential pandemic
vaccines, and it appears as though financial conflicts of interest
between WHO pandemic advisors and the industry may have had a great
deal to do with it.
Is it really
wise to take advice from people who have a financial stake in the
outcome of the decision to declare a worldwide pandemic?
I think recent
history tells us the answer is clearly NO!
On June 24th,
European Parliamentary Assembly criticized the lack of transparency
and "grave shortcomings" in the decision-making processes relating
to the pandemic, stating:
Assembly is alarmed about the way in which the H1N1 influenza
pandemic has been handled, not only by the World Health Organization
(WHO) but also by the competent health authorities at the level
of the European Union and at national level.
It is particularly
troubled by some of the consequences of decisions taken and advice
given leading to distortion of priorities of public health services
across Europe, waste of large sums of public money and also unjustified
scares and fears about health risks faced by the European public
notes that grave shortcomings have been identified regarding the
transparency of decision-making processes relating to the pandemic
which have generated concerns about the possible influence of
the pharmaceutical industry on some of the major decisions relating
to the pandemic."
They also remarked
Recommendation 1908 (2010) on lobbying in a democratic society
(European Code of conduct on lobbying), the Assembly noted that
unregulated or secret lobbying may be a danger and can undermine
democratic principles and good governance."
I believe the
swine flu pandemic of 2009 was a perfect example of just how devastating
such 'secret lobbying' can be.
Does Not Prevent Death in Elderly, CDC Director Admits
the pharmaceutical industry would love for you to believe is that
the flu vaccine is going to somehow magically protect you from dying
from the flu, when in fact the evidence couldn't be more clear
It doesn't work at all in the elderly! And the data is flimsy at
best when it comes to children and adults.
In fact, in
April, Michael Osterholm, director of the national Center for Infectious
Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), publicly
admitted that flu shots don't work in the elderly.
We also know
the flu vaccine is fraught with side effects and health complications,
so many people are literally receiving zero benefit and all risk
when getting this vaccine!
There is a
massive attempt to defraud and deceive people to generate profits
from flu vaccines. Fortunately, we are able to penetrate this veil
of misinformation, as we did so effectively last year. And this
year, we want to start early by warning people about the new plan...
Year's Flu Plan
The news for
this year is that the
flu vaccine you'll get this fall will be a combination vaccine
that contains both the regular flu- and the swine flu vaccines –
you will not be given the choice to take them individually.
of 2009, the CDC announced that every single American from
the age of 6 months through the year of death should get an annual
flu shot every single one of us, whether we're healthy
or we're sick.
of 2009, this mysterious H1N1 bird-pig-human hybrid influenza
virus was discovered.
So here we
are… Everyone is supposed to get a flu shot every year. We're
going into the flu season of 2010-2011…. [But] they have decided
that in the annual influenza shot for this year, there will be
three type A or type B viruses, and one will be H1N1."
This is the
same type of vaccine that Australia recently suspended for use in
children under the age of five because it caused a surprisingly
high number of reports of children suffering high fevers, vomiting
and febrile convulsions.
aren't the only group that seem to react more violently to the trivalent
vaccine that contains the H1N1 component.
A special government
committee has been created to investigate last year's H1N1 monovalent
vaccine for signs that it may be associated with a higher rate of
certain kinds of reactions. What the committee found out provisionally
is that there were three signs of trouble with the H1N1 swine flu
vaccine used last year.
Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), which we know has been associated
with influenza vaccine since 1976 when the first swine flu vaccine
was used. There is [also] a sign of a blood disorder called thrombocytopenia.
Thrombocytopenia is when your blood cannot produce enough platelets.
It's an autoimmune type reaction.
is Bell's palsy. That's a facial paralysis. It's a neuroimmune
is saying they don't know if these are true signals or not, but
there were some red flags that were raised."
So now we're
moving into the 2010-2011 flu season with a vaccine that may be
"I am concerned,"
Fisher says, "We have over 300 million people [in the US] which…
are supposed to get this influenza vaccine. And we have a very
aggressive push by the media and others who are following the
lead of the government, so we could have a bad situation."
Doesn't Work for Seniors, So Their Dose is Quadrupled!
the news may be even more dire.
When H1N1 first
hit last year, the CDC explained that seniors weren't included in
the first round of shots because studies indicated the risk of infection
in this age group was less than for younger groups.
But now that
H1N1 is part of the seasonal shot, the CDC and WHO have some hefty
plans for the same seniors who, last year, they said were less likely
to get H1N1.
dose formulation of an inactivated seasonal influenza vaccine
(Fluzone High-Dose, manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur, licensed by
FDA on December 23, 2009) for use in people age 65 years and older
will be available in the 201011 influenza season.
High-Dose contains four times the amount of influenza
antigen compared to other inactivated seasonal influenza vaccines.
underway to assess the relative effectiveness of Fluzone High-Dose
compared to standard dose inactivated influenza vaccine, but results
from those studies will not be available before the 2010–11 influenza
season." [Emphasis mine.]
Yes, you read
that right: if you're age 65 or older, the CDC wants you to take
a flu vaccine this fall that not only contains an antigen they previously
said you probably already have antibodies to (H1N1), but that is
also four times as potent, with no safety evaluation
whatsoever until AFTER the season is underway!
CDC is asking you to be a part of a large public health experiment.
This is why
we're warning you early, because for the most part, none of this
is really known. It's not been announced. It certainly has not received
irony is that unused or expired flu vaccines that contain the mercury
preservative thimerosal can by law not be disposed of in regular
garbage because it's considered hazardous waste.
Yet it's deemed
to be safe to inject into your body – in the case of the flu vaccine,
once a year, each and every year of your life!
Is the Vaccine
Safe for Pregnant Women? Nobody Knows!
We now have
the policy in place that every single American is supposed to get
a flu shot this coming year, from six months of age through the
year of death. That means every clinic; every doctor who has that
flu vaccine is going to be pushing hard for it. Even in pregnant
"I am very
concerned about the issue of pregnant women getting influenza
shots, particularly this one," Fisher says. "We don't have enough
scientific studies that have looked at the effects of giving influenza
vaccine, particularly this H1N1 vaccine, to pregnant women.
the NIH announced that they were doing studies in children, adults
and in pregnant women with the H1N1 swine flu vaccine. About 120
pregnant women were supposed to be enrolled in a study in early
September… We have yet to see any announcement of what the results
of those studies were."
I agree. It's
shocking to think that pregnant women are advised to take a vaccine
that has no scientific backing for its safety for either the mother
or the unborn child.
to Grave Approach to Flu Vaccine – Is it Wise?
that we really need to take a hard look at this cradle to grave
approach for influenza vaccine. We have to certainly demand that
the proper scientific studies be done.
people who want to use influenza vaccine, they deserve no less.
But we certainly shouldn't be in the business of mandating the
use of influenza vaccine in this country. It seems like every
single time the CDC recommends a vaccine for universal use by
children, and now by adults, there is this issue of whether or
not it should be required.
I am very
concerned about that because we should all have the right to make
free choices about the kind of healthcare we want, and the kind
of products that we want to use, and that should go for vaccines
products like vaccines that contain additives like mercury and aluminum
can cause brain damage, or even death. If you happen to have certain
genetics or biological high risk factors that put you at greater
risk than others for suffering vaccine induced harm, you're out
In truth, we
have no understanding of what the acute implications are, let alone
the long-term ramifications to the second and third generations.
we fought back and the H1N1 vaccine was not made mandatory last
year. That was a major victory for the freedom to choose. So now,
I encourage you to spread the word, to get educated, and to let
your friends and relatives know about the flu plan for this year
because they are not going to hear this from the conventional media.
In order to
make an informed choice, you need to have the facts of what you're
up against; including all the risks and the benefits.
can play a huge role in preserving you and your family's freedom
and protecting innocent children from undue harm. Let's make sure
that we are never in a position where we are forced to get an influenza
vaccine that has not been proven safe, effective, or necessary.
One More Time
– Vitamin D to the Rescue
about the benefits of vitamin
D to ward off the flu in the past, and I'm pleased to announce
that more and more studies about how Vitamin D can prevent infections,
disease, and flu are coming out.
if you're pregnant or planning to become pregnant, you'll be pleased
to know that an article published
May 1 in the American Academy of Pediatrics News recommends
pregnant women take 4,000 IUs of Vitamin D daily to fight infection
and disease, to maintain good health, and to deliver healthier,
But even this
seemingly large amount may be seriously inadequate in many women.
Some may need more than 10,000 units per day and the only way to
know for sure is to have
your vitamin D level tested.
a look at this
Japanese study from last year, which showed that a group of
children taking Vitamin D3 was 58 percent less
likely to catch influenza A. That's a higher effectiveness
than any flu vaccine can claim, and doesn't come with a
barrage of potentially devastating side effects!
Since we already
know that most children and teenagers are Vitamin D-deficient, I
urge you to get your children's vitamin
D levels tested, and if found deficient, follow my recommendations
for optimizing their levels. Do this, and they'll be far less likely
to catch any cold or flu this year.