The Polio Virus and the Vaccine

Polio – The Virus and It’s Effect

“Polio spreads from person to person invading the brain and spinal cord and causing paralysis (inability to move). ” – CDC, 2014

“Most people who get infected with poliovirus (about 72 out of 100) will not have any visible symptoms.” – CDC, 2014

“Most people with polio have no symptoms; minor symptoms such as limb pain, fatigue and nausea affect about 4% to 8% of patients, according to the CDC. Fewer than 1% of cases lead to patients becoming permanently paralyzed, usually in the legs.” – CNN, 2012

“Paralysis is the most severe symptom associated with polio because it can lead to permanent disability and death. Between 2 and 10 out of 100 people who have paralysis from poliovirus infection die because the virus affects the muscles that help them breathe.” – CDC, 2014

 Annual U.S. Mortality Rate for Polio

Less than 1 death per year – CDC, 2014


Polio Diagnosis Declined Due to Change in Criteria, not the Vaccine’s Efficacy

“The fact that dubious tactics were used to fabricate efficacy rates was corroborated by Dr. Bernard Greenberg, chairman of the Committee on Evaluation and Standards of the American Public Health Association during the 1950s. His expert testimony was used as evidence during Congressional hearings in 1962. He credited the “decline” of polio cases not to the vaccine, but rather to a change in the way doctors were required to report cases: “Prior to 1954 any physician who reported paralytic poliomyelitis was doing his patient a service by way of subsidizing the cost of hospitalization… two examinations at least 24 hours apart was all that was required… In 1955 the criteria were changed… residual paralysis was determined 10 to 20 days after onset of illness and again 50 to 70 days after onset… This change in definition meant that in 1955 we started reporting a new disease… Furthermore, diagnostic procedures have continued to be refined.” – Neil Z Miller – The Polio Vaccine: A Critical Assessment of its Arcane History, Efficacy, and Long-term Health-related Consequences, 2004


Dr. Maurice Hilleman’s Admissions to Polio Vaccine Causing Cancer

As the developer of Merck’s vaccine program, Dr. Maurice Hilleman developed more than three dozen vaccines, which is more than any other scientist in history. In this archived interview excerpt recorded by WGBH, Boston’s Public Broadcasting Station, you will hear his own admission that, “vaccines have to be considered the bargain basement technology for the 20th Century.” This is quite a statement from someone who should be the proudest and utmost progenitor of vaccines’ safety and effectiveness.Dr. Maurice Hilleman

When he spoke about bringing the monkeys over from Africa, which they used to manufacture the polio vaccine, he had this to say, “I brought African greens in. I didn’t know we were importing AIDS virus at the time.” And following the two reporters’ outburst of laughter, Dr. Hilleman replied, “This is the real story.

A little later in the interview, Dr. Hilleman stated, “Yellow fever vaccine had leukemia virus in it. This was in the day of very crude science.” He continues, by telling of his conversation with Dr. Albert Sabin, the creator of the oral Polio vaccine, over the effect it was having on their test population, the Russians. He said, “I have a feeling in my bones that this virus is different. I don’t know why I am telling you this, but I’ve been around biology a long time. But I just think this virus may have some long term effects. And he just said what? And I said, “Cancer.


Polio Vaccine Caused Cancer

A cancer-causing monkey virus grown in their kidneys – SV-40 – was administered to millions between 1955-1961. In fact, “our analysis indicates increased rates of ependymomas (37%), osteogenic sarcomas (26%), other bone tumors (34%) and mesothelioma (90%) among those in the exposed as compared to the unexposed birth cohort.” – AntiCancer Research, 1999

Presence of simian virus 40 (SV-40) DNA sequence in human lymphomas might be a pathogenesis of non-Hodgkins lymphomas. “SV40 is significantly associated with some types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. These results add lymphomas to the types of human cancers associated with SV40.” – The Lancet, 2002

“These results establish that SV40 is associated significantly with brain tumors, bone cancers, malignant mesothelioma, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.” – American Journal of Medicine, 2003

“We conclude that SV40 is significantly associated with some types of NHL (non-Hodgkins Lymphomas) and that lymphomas should be added to the types of human cancers associated with SV40.” – Leuk Lymphoma, 2003


People Receiving Polio Vaccine Increased Likelihood of Contracting Polio

“In 1995, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study showing that children who received a single injection within one month after receiving a polio vaccine were 8 times more likely to contract polio than children who received no injections.” – Neil Z Miller – The Polio Vaccine: A Critical Assessment of its Arcane History, Efficacy, and Long-term Health-related Consequences, 2004

 “The live attenuated strains used in the oral poliovirus (OPV) … strains replicate in the human gut and are excreted for several weeks after immunization…This may, in rare cases, cause vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis (VAPP) in vaccinees or result in transmissible and neurovirulent circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) strains.” – Vaccine, 2009

Polio Cases in States

So, let’s take a look at the data. Did the cases of polio decrease after the vaccine? Well, in fact, no. The chart to the left shows 5 states (MA, CT, NH, RI, VT) that were sampled show an increase in polio after the vaccine ranging from (266% – 642%). – Neil Z Miller – The Polio Vaccine: A Critical Assessment of its Arcane History, Efficacy, and Long-term Health-related Consequences, 2004 via US Government Statistics


The Polio Vaccine Created New Cases of Polio

In fact, according to CDC figures, every case of polio in U.S. since 1979 was caused by the polio vaccine or from foreigners bringing wild polio into the U.S.CDC – Morbidity and Mortality Report, 1999

The wild polio virus brought about the development of polio vaccines, which spawned mutations of the polio virus, resulting in new “vaccine-derived” polio viruses. – The Lancet, 2001; CDC –Poliomyelitis Prevention in the United States, 1990Polio Wild Virus

On September 24, 1976, The Washington Post, 2006 reported Dr. Jonas Salk’s assertion that the live oral virus vaccine of Dr. Albert Sabin had been the cause of reported polio cases in the US since 1961.

Vaccine-derived polioviruses (VDPVs), strains of poliovirus mutated from the oral polio vaccine, pose a challenge to global polio eradication. Immunodeficiency-related vaccine-derived polioviruses (iVDPVs) are a type of VDPV which may serve as sources of poliovirus reintroduction after the eradication of wild-type poliovirus.” – Vaccine, 2015

“The oral vaccines are inexpensive, costing about 12 cents per dose, and simple to administer. But they are not foolproof. In one out of every few million recipients, they cause polio paralysis. Immune-impaired individuals can become long-term shedders of the virus.” – Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, 2008


The Polio Vaccine Can Shed

“Maximum viral shedding occurs in the first 1–2 weeks after vaccination, particularly after the first dose. Vaccine viruses may spread from the recipient to contacts. Persons coming in contact with fecal material of a vaccinated person may be exposed and infected with vaccine virus…Infected persons without symptoms shed virus in the stool and are able to transmit the virus to others.” – CDC, 2010

Fecal shedding of virulent revertant polioviruses was examined in isolates from infants previously immunized with > or = 1 dose of orally administered live attenuated polio vaccine (OPV) alone, enhanced-potency inactivated polio vaccine (EIPV) alone, or a combination of both.” – The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 1993

“A Staten Island man stricken with polio after changing his daughter’s diaper 30 years ago won a multimillion dollar judgment from the maker of the oral vaccine that passed through her stool.” He “was awarded $22.5 million. The jury determined that the Orimune vaccine his daughter, Diana, received was “unreasonably dangerous” and that drugmaker Lederle Laboratories was “100% liable” for his injuries.” – NY Daily News, 2009

Whooping Cough (Pertussis) and The Vaccine (DTaP/DTP)

Pertussis – The Virus and It’s Effect

“Pertussis is known for uncontrollable, violent coughing which often makes it hard to breathe. After fits of many coughs, someone with pertussis often needs to take deep breaths which result in a “whooping” sound.” – CDC, 2014

“Pertussis most commonly affects infants and young children and can be fatal, especially in babies less than 1 year of age.” – CDC, 2014

Annual U.S. Mortality Rate for Whooping Cough

Between 10-20 deaths per year

“Now we see about 10,000–40,000 cases reported each year and unfortunately about 10–20 deaths.” – CDC, 2014

 Pertusis Outbreaks the Last DecadeAbove is the trend line of Whooping Cough cases and deaths for over the last decade in the U.S. – USA Today, 2014

Two Types of Vaccine: Whole-cell (DTP) and Acellualar (DTaP)

According to the FDA, 2013, “there are two types of pertussis vaccines, whole-cell and acellular. Whole-cell pertussis vaccines contain a whole-cell preparation, which means they contain killed, but complete, B. pertussis bacteria. The acellular pertussis vaccine is more purified and uses only selected portions of the pertussis bacteria to stimulate an immune response in an individual.” The whole-cell whooping cough vaccine, DTP, is no longer in production in the U.S. because children were always getting sick from the vaccine within 3 days of it’s injection. In fact, doctors had to give an antipyretic, an agent that reduces fever, because it was so bad. So, today the DTaP is the vaccine that is being administered, but it is definitely full of short-comings as well. In recent scientific studies, DTaP is not providing protection from acquiring the disease nor lowering the spread of the disease to others.

Acellular pertussis vaccines licensed by FDA “may not prevent the bacteria that causes whooping cough in those vaccinated or its spread to other people.” – FDA.gov, 2013

“The observation that aP, which induces an immune response mismatched to that induced by natural infection, fails to prevent colonization or transmission provides a plausible explanation for the resurgence of pertussis.” – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2014

“Whole-cell vaccination was able to prevent transmission, but an acellular vaccine that effectively controls disease failed to control shedding and transmission. Our results highlight discrepancies between whole-cell and acellular vaccination that could contribute to the increased incidence of B. pertussis infection since the transition to the use of acellular vaccination.” – The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2014

People Vaccinated Can Be Carriers of Pertussis

“We tested 46 fully vaccinated children in two day-care centers in Israel who were exposed to a fatal case of pertussis infection. Only two of five children who tested positive for Bordetella pertussis met the World Health Organization’s case definition for pertussis. Vaccinated children may be asymptomatic reservoirs for infection.” – CDC, 2000

“The research suggests that while the vaccine may keep people from getting sick, it doesn’t prevent them from spreading whooping cough — also known as pertussis — to others.” – NBC News, 2013

“But that might not be the whole story, suggests a new study published in BMC Medicine by Santa Fe Institute Omidyar Fellows Ben Althouse and Sam Scarpino. Their research points to a different, but related, source of the outbreak — vaccinated people who are infectious but who do not display the symptoms of whooping cough, suggesting that the number of people transmitting without symptoms may be many times greater than those transmitting with symptoms.” – Science Daily, 2015

Vaccine “Wears off”

 According to the CDC’s recommended pediatric vaccine schedule, children under 6 need to receive 5 doses of DTaP. So, how effective is the vaccine? Fully vaccinated children having had 5 doses of the vaccine by age 6 “could still be vulnerable by age 10” according to a study in The New England Journal of Medicine in 2012 – USA Today, 2013Whooping Cough

Dr. Marc Siegel Associate Professor of Medicine at NYU admits on Fox News the vaccine wears off. And he encourages that people get the vaccine even though the mother in the video tells a very compelling story of how the DTaP vaccine caused hospitalization and autism in her son.


Vaccinated People Get Whooping Cough

In each of the below cases spread throughout the country, the majority of those who came down with whooping cough had been up to date on their vaccinations according to the mainstream reports and scientific studies. So, does the vaccine work? Is it worth taking to begin with?

The Whooping Cough Cases

  • In San Diego, California “so far this year, 1,855 positive cases have been recorded, with more than 80 percent of the people up to date on their whooping cough shots.” – KPBS News, local San Diego news, 2014
  • 522 cases in Vermont, “a majority were vaccinated children,” 90% were vaccinated.USAToday, 2012
  • In California 2010, of the 132 patients with whooping cough under 18, 81% were fully up to date on their recommended vaccinations.Reuters, 2012
    • “…Records for 132 Kaiser Permanente patients… the bulk of the cases were in fully vaccinated children between eight and 12 years old.” – Scientific American, 2013whooping cough in MA
  • 15 High Schoolers in Cape Cod, Massachusetts have come down with whooping cough and “in this case, a school official tells WBZ that all the students had been immunized.” – CBS News, Boston, 2014
  • “This report describes a statewide outbreak of pertussis in Vermont (1995 population: 584,771) in 1996 in a highly vaccinated population, affecting primarily school-aged children and adults, and underscores the need to include pertussis in the differential diagnosis of cough illness in persons of all ages.” – CDC, 1997
  • “PARK CITY, Utah — A whooping cough outbreak is causing concern in Summit County as 19 children have been diagnosed, and it’s the first time in years Park City schools have seen a case of pertussis. Officials said all of the children who have been diagnosed were vaccinated against the illness.”  – Fox 13 News, Salt Lake City, 2015
  • “The Washington State Secretary of Health declared a pertussis epidemic on April 3, 2012…Valid vaccination history was available for 1,829 of 2,006 (91.2%) patients aged 3 months–19 years. Overall, 758 of 1,000 (75.8%) patients aged 3 months–10 years were up-to-date with the childhood diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis (DTaP) doses.” – CDC, 2012
  • In 2004, Wisconsin had “261 pertussis cases among county residents…Among 156 case patients with reported vaccination histories, 84% had received 5 or more doses of pertussis-containing vaccine.” – Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 2008
  • SALINAS, Calif. In less than one month, four students at Monterey Park School have been diagnosed with pertussis, or whooping cough…School officials said of the 524 students at Monterey Park, 99.5 percent are vaccinated, including the four students who have been diagnosed.” – NBC News 8 KSBW, 2015
  • In North Carolina, “A blood test confirmed that it was whooping cough, so it was reported to the health department which investigated and said that’s what Dean likely had, and Lisa then got it from him. But, the news came as a shock since they’d both been vaccinated.” – ABC News, WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham, 2015
  • In Massachusetts, “Landers said that since March 4 the Marion County Health Department has investigated 11 cases of whooping cough – six at the unidentified school, four at Sprague and a single case at a third school. All students except one were up to date on their vaccines.” – Statesman Journal, 2015

Health Officials Admissions

These individual outbreaks cases happened despite high levels of vaccination. Perhaps, the vaccinations themselves help facilitate whooping cough. Health officials try shrug off this glaring correlation (possible causation), but they have to make some admissions.

“While some parents around the country have taken a stand against childhood vaccines, the outbreak is not being driven by unvaccinated children, according to the CDC. Most of the illnesses are in vaccinated youngsters, officials said.” – CBS News, 2012

“Vaccination helped clear Bordetella pertussis but resulted in an approximately 40x fold increase in B. para-pertussis… Further, we show that aP vaccination impedes host immunity against B. para-pertussis” – The Royal Society, 2010

“There were 48,000 cases reported last year despite high rates of vaccinations…this resurgence suggests a need for research into the causes” says Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.FDA, 2013


Infant Deaths

Infanrix Hexa – DTP vaccine by GlaxoSmithKline
36 infants died between 2009 – 2011; 72 total since 2000 – Biological Clinical Safety and Pharmacovigilance, page 603

Tripedia – DTP vaccine by Sanofi Pasteur Inc
Reported rate of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) in US between 1.5/1,000 between 1985 – 1991 – FDA.gov, 2005


Other DTP/DTaP Dangers

Many of the dangers of these vaccines have been discussed on the Diphtheria and Tetanus pages. So, as to not double up, here are other documented adverse events from taking these vaccines, which we now know, doesn’t even work despite requiring 5 doses before age 6.

As far as the efficacy of DTaP Vaccine in Infants, “the studies have not demonstrated a direct correlation between antibody responses and protection against pertussis disease.” – CDC – Pertussis Vaccination: Use of Acellular Pertussis Vaccines Among Infants and Young Children, 1997 pg. 4

“Hypotonic-Hyporesponsive Episode (HHE). HHE is an uncommon response to the pertussis component and occurs within 48 hours of the injection in children under 2. The child usually starts out feverish and irritable and then becomes pale, limp, and unresponsive. Breathing is shallow, and the child’s skin may turn bluish.” – NY Times, 2012

“Neurologic Effects in Pertussis Component. Of concern have been a few reports of permanent neurologic abnormalities that have occurred after children have been vaccinated. Such reports include attention deficit disorder, learning disorders, autism, brain damage (encephalopathy), and even death.” – NY Times, 2012

Possible Adverse Reactions – Sanofi Pasteur Inc (Their Own Admissions)

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic pupura, SIDS, anaphylactic reaction, cellulitis, autism, convulsion/grand mal convulsion, encephalopathy, hypotonia, neuropathy, somnolence and apnea, peripheral mononeauropathy – a single nerve that affects sensation, movement, gland or, or organ function – FDA.gov, 2005

Tetanus and It’s Effect

 Tetanus

“The bacteria are usually found in soil, dust and manure and enter the body through breaks in the skin – usually cuts or puncture wounds caused by contaminated objects.” – CDC, 2013

“Today, tetanus is uncommon in the United States, with an average of 29 reported cases per year from 1996 through 2009.” – CDC, 2013

Annual U.S. Mortality Rate for Tetanus

Less than 4 deaths per year

“233 tetanus cases were reported during 2001–2008; among the 197 cases with known outcomes, the case-fatality rate was 13.2%” or 4 deaths per year – CDC, 2011

“Doctors can diagnose tetanus by examining the patient and looking for certain signs and symptoms. There are no hospital lab tests that can confirm tetanus.” – CDC, 2013

Adverse Effects of DTP

“DTP or tetanus vaccination appears to increase the risk of allergies and related respiratory symptoms in children and adolescents…The odds of having a history of asthma was twice as great among vaccinated subjects than among unvaccinated subjects (adjusted odds ratio, 2.00; 95% confidence interval, 0.59 to 6.74).” – Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 2000

The committee concluded the evidence convincingly supports 14 specific vaccine–adverse event relationships. In all but one of these relationships, the conclusion was based on strong mechanistic evidence with the epidemiologic evidence rated as either limited confidence or insufficient.” Of these “14 specific vaccine-adverse event relationships,” 1 of them are from the tetanus vaccine.  The symptom that have been confirmed to be convincingly supportive of causal are “Anaphylaxis.” – Committee to Review Adverse Effects of Vaccines; Institute of Medicine, TABLE S-2 – Summary of Causality Conclusions, 2011

For more info on the many dangers of the DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, & Pertussis (whooping cough)) and DTaP vaccines, please visit the Whooping Cough (Pertussis) and The Vaccine (DTaP/DTP) page.

Diphtheria and The Vaccine

Diphtheria– The Virus and It’s Effect

“Diphtheria causes a thick covering in the back of the throat. It can lead to difficulty breathing, heart failure, paralysis, and even death.” – CDC, 2013

“Diphtheria is spread (transmitted) from person to person, usually through respiratory droplets, like coughing or sneezing.” – CDC, 2013

Annual U.S. Reported Cases for Diphtheria

“…only 6 cases were reported in the United States between 2000 and 2003.” – NY Times, 2012

“Between 2004 and 2008, no cases of diphtheria were recorded in the U.S.” – CDC, 2014

Annual U.S. Mortality Rate for Diphtheria

Less than 1 death per year – CDC, 2008

“The overall case-fatality rate for diphtheria is 5%–10%.” – CDC, 2014


DTP & DTaP Vaccines (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis)

“Focusing on very narrow time intervals following immunization, we found the SIDS mortality rate in the period zero to three days following DTP to be 7.3 times that in the period beginning 30 days after immunization (95 per cent confidence interval, 1.7 to 31).” – American Journal of Public Health, 1987

“Of these 53 (SIDS), 27 had received a DTP immunization within 28 days of death. Six SIDS deaths occurred within 24 hours and 17 occurred within 1 week of DTP immunization…These data suggest a temporal association between DTP immunization, physician visits without DTP immunization and SIDS.” Pediatric Infectious Disease, 1983

For more info on the many dangers of the DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, & Pertussis (whooping cough)) and DTaP vaccines, please visit the Whooping Cough (Pertussis) and The Vaccine (DTaP/DTP) page.

The Flu Virus and the Vaccine

Influenza – The Virus and It’s Effect

Three Types

“There are three types of influenza viruses: A, B and C. Human influenza A and B viruses cause seasonal epidemics of disease almost every winter in the United States.” – CDC, 2014

“Influenza B and C viruses mainly affect humans, whereas influenza A viruses infect a range of mammalian and avian species.” – WHO, 2014

“Over 200 viruses cause influenza and ILI” (Influenza-Like Illness) – The Cochrane Collaboration, 2013

“So far, 16 HA and 9 NA subtypes of type A influenza virus have been identified and more than one hundred of the possible 144 HA-NA combinations have been found.” – PLOS One, (Public Library of Science, a peer-reviewed weekly medical journal), 2010

“Influenza A (H1N1), A (H3N2), and one or two influenza B viruses (depending on the vaccine) are included in each year’s influenza vaccine.” – CDC, 2014


U.S. Annual Mortality Rate for Flu

Between 500 – 1500 die in U.S. 2010-2012 – National Vital Statistics System, 2014

3,000 – 49,000 die in U.S. 1976–2007 – CDC, 2013

As you can see from the above statistics, there is a vast discrepancy in the range of influenza deaths in America.

According to the British Medical Journal, 2005, “US data on influenza deaths are a mess. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) acknowledges a difference between flu death and flu associated death yet uses the terms interchangeably. Additionally, there are significant statistical incompatibilities between official estimates and national vital statistics data. Compounding these problems is a marketing of fear—a CDC communications strategy in which medical experts “predict dire outcomes” during flu seasons.”

“The considerable similarity in mortality seen in pandemic and nonpandemic influenza seasons challenges common beliefs about the severity of pandemic influenza. The historical decline in influenza-classed mortality rates suggests that public health and ecological factors may play a role in influenza mortality risk. Nevertheless, the actual number of influenza-attributable deaths remains in doubt.” – The Journal of the American Medical Association, 2008

Examples of Flu Vitals Calculated With and Without Pneumonia

The CDC gives an absurdly high range of flu related deaths by including Pneumonia deaths and Flu deaths together. This is a scare tactic driving people to get vaccinated each year with the latest strain of flu. Below are figures taken from the Nationals Vital Statistics System, which meticulously calculates all the death certificates in America. These figures encompass all Americans from all age groups.

According to the National Vital Statistics System, pg. 39, 2013, the annual flu deaths in 2010 census data was just 500.

Flu 500 Deaths Pt. 2

Likewise, based on 2011 data the National Vital Statistics System, pg. 23, found influenza to be the cause of death for just 1,532.

Flu 2010 Deaths

And 2012’s Influenza causalities? National Vital Statistics System put that death toll figure at 1,106.

2012 Flu Deaths

These figures fall well short of the CDC’s 3,000 – 49,000 range. So, to demonstrate this, take a look at 2004, a year that falls between 1976 – 2007. National Vital Statistics System figure where flu and pneumonia figures are put together. The number is 59,664.

2004 National Vital Statistics


The Vaccine Not Attributable to Decrease in U.S. Flu Mortality Rates

Flu DeathsThe flu vaccine was not distributed to the American public until the 1950’s, and taking a look at the Influenza mortality rates on the chart to the right. By the ’50’s, the mortality rate had leveled off. So, the flu vaccines were not the reason for the decrease in influenza related mortality in America.  The British Medical Journal, 2013

“By the 1950s, vaccine makers were able to prepare and routinely release vaccines which could be used in the prevention or control of future pandemics. ” – Flu.gov, 2014


Flu Vaccine Increases Chance of Flu and Non-influenza Respiratory Virus Infections

Many people find anecdotally that within their circle of friends those who came down with the flu had received the flu vaccine for that season. How could this be? The flu vaccine is championed as the best defense one can take against the flu. Yet, there are documented observational studies showing that the flu vaccine may not only provide little protection against the flu, but may actually enhance your chances of contracting the virus.

“When VE (Vaccine Effectiveness) against all influenza viruses was combined, the overall VE estimate was 19% (95% CI: 7%– 29%). In practical terms, this means the flu vaccine reduced a person’s risk of having to seek medical care at a doctor’s office for flu illness by 19%.” – CDC, 2015

People who received the H1N1 (trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine) in ’08-’09 doubled their chance of getting the flu after taking the flu vaccine according to four observational studies from Canada. – PLOS Medicine, 2010. The studies stated,

In contrast, estimates from the sentinel and three other observational studies, involving a total of 1,226 laboratory-confirmed pH1N1 cases and 1,505 controls, indicated that prior receipt of 2008–09 TIV was associated with increased risk of medically attended pH1N1 illness during the spring–summer 2009, with estimated risk or odds ratios ranging from 1.4 to 2.5.

“On February 10, 2014, the USS Ardent, a U.S. Navy minesweeper, was moored in San Diego, California, while conducting training. Over the course of 3 days, 25 of 102 crew members sought medical care because of influenza-like illness (H3N2)…At the time of the outbreak, 99% of the crew had received influenza vaccine.” – CDC, 2014

“Vaccines given to fight this year’s flu appear to be about 62 percent effective overall” and “Of people who got the flu, 32 percent were vaccinated” according to the CDC in 2013. – NBC News, 2013

Only 55% effective against influenza A strains; the more severe cases, and only 70% effective against influenza B, which is usually less serious.

“We randomized 115 children to trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (TIV) or placebo. Over the following 9 months, TIV recipients had increased risk of virologically-confirmed non-influenza infections (relative risk: 4.40; 95% confidence interval: 1.31-14.8). Being protected against influenza, TIV recipients may lack temporary non-specific immunity that protected against other respiratory viruses.” – Oxford Journals – Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2012

Repeated Yearly Flu Vaccinations Weaken Immunity Against Flu

In fact, receiving the flu vaccine a couple years in a row or more has been proven to provide no protection against the flu, and instead, linked to increasing the risk of other infections.

“Current-season VE (vaccine effectiveness) against H3N2 was significantly higher (65%; 95% CI, 36%–80%) among nonvaccinees (ie, those vaccinated in the current season but not during the prior 5 years) compared with frequent vaccinees (24%; 95% CI, 3%–41%; P = .01).” – Clinical Infactious Diseases, 2014

Flu shot 2 years in a row provided no protection against flu for 328 Michigan households. – CIDRAP.umn.gov, 2013

“Antibody titers to influenza HA and NA antigens may persist over multiple seasons; however, antigenic drift of circulating viruses may still necessitate annual vaccination. Vaccine seroresponse may be impaired with repeated vaccination.” – The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2014

“Previous vaccination against seasonal influenza increased the risk of infection with the antigenically distinct influenza A/H1N1 pandemic virus in children and the risk of medically attended illness caused by this virus in adults.” – Journal of Virology, 2011

“… Pigs vaccinated against one strain of influenza were worse off if subsequently infected by a related strain of the virus.” – MedicalExpress.com, 2013 via study at Science Translational Medicine, 2013


Other Risks of Receiving Flu Vaccine

Ok, so the vaccine may not be effective at preventing the flu, but what’s the harm in giving it a shot? (See what I did there?) Turns out, there are tremendous adverse reactions that have been documented to correlate following vaccination from the oblivious pain and swelling at the injection site to far more irreparable harm, including death.

Increased Adverse Effects Quick Facts

  • Non-influenza Respiratory Virus Infections
  • Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Events
  • Narcolepsy
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Febrile Seizures
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Dystonia, a neurological movement disorder
  • Autism

The Sources

Non-influenza Respiratory Virus Infections

“We randomized 115 children to trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (TIV) or placebo. Over the following 9 months, TIV recipients had increased risk of virologically-confirmed non-influenza infections.” – Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2012

Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Events

“Together with an inflammatory reaction, influenza A vaccine induced platelet activation and sympathovagal imbalance towards adrenergic predominance. Significant correlations were found between CRP (C-reactive protein) levels and HRV (heart rate variability) parameters, suggesting a pathophysiological link between inflammation and cardiac autonomic regulation. The vaccine-related platelet activation and cardiac autonomic dysfunction may transiently increase the risk of cardiovascular events.” –   The Association for the Publication of the Journal of Internal Medicine, 2011Dr. Mark Geier, MD and PhD

Guillain-Barre Syndrome

In the video to the right, Dr. Mark Geier, MD and PhD in genetics worked for a decade at the National Institute of Health says the following on the flu vaccine, “First, let’s start with the indisputable facts: the seasonal flu vaccine causes Guillain-Barre Syndrome… If you go to an emergency room with sudden onset of GBS symptoms, the first question the doctors will ask you is: ‘Did you recently get the flu shot?'”

“Researchers discovered that 77 people developed GBS up to 91 days after receiving the “swine flu” vaccine, amounting to 1.6 extra cases of GBS (Guillain-Barre syndrome) per 1 million people vaccinated.”  – CBS News, 2013

Narcolepsy

“In 2010, 54 children under age 17 were diagnosed with narcolepsy (5.3/100 000; 17-fold increase)…We consider it likely that Pandemrix vaccination contributed, perhaps together with other environmental factors, to this increase in genetically susceptible children.”PLOS One, 2012

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“For those under the age of 21, the risk of contracting narcolepsy was 3x higher for those who were vaccinated with Pandemrix, where as those aged between 21 and 30 had double the risk.” – The Local, Sweden’s News in English, 2013

“She falls asleep on average 40 times a day”…Lucy Tonge “discovered that her sleeping disorder was very likely to have been triggered by the swine flu vaccine, which she had received in 2009 a couple of months before her symptoms first emerged.” – The Guardian, 2015

Alzheimer’s

“According to Dr. Hugh Fudenberg, a leading immunogeneticist, those who consistently get the flu vaccine increase their risk of Alzheimer’s disease by 10 fold. He believes this is due to the toxic combination of aluminum and mercury in the vaccine.” – Examiner.com, 2012

Anaphylaxis

The committee concluded the evidence convincingly supports 14 specific vaccine–adverse event relationships. In all but one of these relationships, the conclusion was based on strong mechanistic evidence with the epidemiologic evidence rated as either limited confidence or insufficient.” Of these “14 specific vaccine-adverse event relationships,” 1 of them are from the influezna vaccine.  The symptoms that have been confirmed to be convincingly supportive of causal is “Anaphylaxis.Committee to Review Adverse Effects of Vaccines; Institute of Medicine, TABLE S-2 – Summary of Causality Conclusions, 2011

Febrile Seizures

“Up to one in 100 children given the jab, made in Australia by CSL and marketed in the UK by Pfizer, suffered febrile convulsions in the following hours and days.” – London Telegraph, 2010

CSL’s Fluvax vaccine was associated with an elevated rate of febrile seizures and febrile reactions within the first 24 hours after vaccination among children aged 6 months to <5 years…febrile seizures was up to 9 per 1,000 doses (up to 1 in every 110 doses). – FDA, 2011

Mary Sue Paralyzed Flu Shot

On Fox News’ program Fox & Friends, they speak to the mother of Mary Sue, a 9 year old girl, who became paralyzed 3 days after taking the flu shot and is now confined to a wheel chair.

Serious Adverse Event

Dystonia

Desiree Jennings had a serious reaction to the annual flu shot resulting in a medical condition called Dystonia. Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder, in which sustained muscle contractions cause twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures. – Fox News DC, 2009

Fox newsAutism

Dr. Kent Holtorf, an Infectious Disease Expert won’t give his kids the swine flu vaccination, and he speaks on the fact that vaccine is more dangerous than the flu itself because of all the adjuvants and it’s rush to market. Dr. Holtorf goes on to stay that the thimerosal has been linked to autism in kids with mitochondrial dysfunction. The vaccine has been proven to be a neurotoxin with 25,000 times the level of mercury acceptable if it was in foods or water. – Fox News, 2009


Children and the Flu

Health Officials Admit Vaccine Ineffectiveness

There are numerous documented reports finding children that receive the flu vaccine were provided no additional protection from the flu. Yet, the CDC and most likely your chosen pediatrician continue to not only offer you the vaccine each, but in many cases, strongly push it on you. They ought to read the following studies if they haven’t. If they have read these studies, they ought to refer you to them as well.

“For kids under age 2, the licensed vaccines are not significantly more efficacious than placebo,” according to Scientific American via Cochrane Collaboration, 2012

“Influenza vaccines are efficacious in children older than two years but little evidence is available for children under two…it was surprising to find only one study of inactivated vaccine in children under two years.” – PubMed – National Center for Biotechnology Information, 2006

“In 2 seasons with suboptimal antigenic match between vaccines and circulating strains, we could not demonstrate VE (vaccine effectiveness) in preventing influenza-related inpatient/ED (emergency department) or outpatient visits in children younger than 5 years. Further study is needed during years with good vaccine match.” – Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 2008

“They found that children who had received the flu vaccine had three times the risk of hospitalization, as compared to children who had not received the vaccine. In asthmatic children…” – ScienceDaily, 2009

“TIV (trivalent seasonal influenza vaccine) did not provide any protection against hospitalization in pediatric subjects, especially children with asthma. On the contrary, we found a threefold increased risk of hospitalization in subjects who did get the TIV vaccine.” – Allergy and Asthma Proceedings, 2012

Influenza Viral Shedding in Children

Viral shedding refers to the expulsion and release of virus progeny following successful reproduction during a host-cell infection. Once replication has been completed and the host cell is exhausted of all resources in making viral progeny, the viruses may begin to leave the cell by several methods.

“TIV (trivalent seasonal influenza vaccine) was not observed to ameliorate (make better) clinical symptoms or viral shedding among vaccine failures compared with infected placebo recipients.” – The Pediatric Infection Disease Journal, 2014

“Among subjects aged 5-8 years, 9-17 years, and 18-49 years, 44%, 27%, and 17% of subjects, respectively, shed vaccine virus after vaccination, and the mean number of positive samples per subject was 2.2, 1.8, and 1.5, respectively. Shedding occurred on days 1-11 postvaccination” for the Live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) – Vaccine, 2008

Most children 6-59 months of age vaccinated with Ann Arbor strain LAIV shed ≥ 1 vaccine virus within 11 days of vaccination.” – Vaccine, 2011

Ann Arbor strain LAIV – FluMist was originally developed by Hunein “John” Maassab, Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health in Ann Arbor, Michigan

“During an epidemic of influenza B, 43 ambulatory children were prospectively followed to determine the quantitative shedding patterns of influenza B viral infection…For the first three days of illness, greater than or equal to 93% of the children shed virus, and 74% shed on day 4.” – The Journal of Infectious Disease, 1979

Influenza-Associated Pediatric Deaths

Averaging the last 3 complete flu seasons, we find that on average there are 105 flu related deaths for persons aged less than 18 years.

Pediatric Influenza and Pneumonia CDCSource: CDC, 2014 – based on 2010 U.S. census numbers for persons aged less than 18 years

Children Get Sick Because They Go the Doctor’s Office

Well-child visits linked to more than 700,000 subsequent flu-like illnesses. – ScienceDaily, 2014


Flu Vaccine & Elderly

Another segment of the population that is strongly urged to get a flu vaccine other than children is the elderly. But just how successful is the vaccine in preventing illness and death in this population?

“Evidence for protection in adults aged 65 years or older is lacking.” – The Lancet, 2011

“Over the last 2 decades in US, while flu vaccination rates among the elderly have increased from 15 to 65%, there has been no decrease in hospital admissions or all-cause mortality,” said Dr. Dean T. Eurich. – Reuters, 2008

“…Those aged at least 70 years, the age group that accounts for 3/4 of all influenza deaths,” have revealed using “recent excess mortality studies unable to confirm a decline in influenza-related mortality since 1980, even as vaccination coverage increased from 15% to 65%.” – The Lancet, 2007

“1173 cases and 2346 controls were included in the study. After we adjusted for the presence and severity of comorbidities, as defined by chart review, influenza vaccination was not associated with a reduced risk of community-acquired pneumonia (odds ratio 0.92, 95% CI 0.77-1.10) during the influenza season.” – The Lancet, 2008


Pregnancy & the Flu Vaccine

For many decades since the advent of vaccination in our culture, it was understood not to vaccinate pregnant women because of many potential risk of adverse reactions that could happen to the developing fetus. Today, standard modern medicine has thrown casution to the wind, and each are pushing more vaccines on pregnant women. Only time will tell since it is only recently that pregnant women have begun receiving the flu vaccine. More study will show the irreparable damage and harm done, but for now, we know the following.

Trivalent influenza virus vaccination elicits a measurable inflammatory response among pregnant women.” – Vaccine, 2011

“Based on analysis of data from two different sources, the 2009-A-H1N1 inactivated-influenza vaccination program contributed to an estimated 1,588 miscarriages and stillbirths among women 17 to 45 years of age.” – NCOW (National Coalition of Organized Women) from VAERS database reports, 2006

“The 1.8-fold increase in female AEs (Adverse Events) reports to VAERS following administration of pandemic A-H1N1 vaccine relative to seasonal TIV in the 2009/2010 influenza season is too small of a Weber-like increased reporting effect to account for the more than 40-fold increase in fetal-loss reports. Thus, the concomitant administration of the seasonal influenza and pandemic A-H1N1 vaccines during 2009/2010 suggests a synergistic toxicity and a statistically significant higher rate of fetal loss reporting relative to the single-dose seasons.” –  Human & Experimental Toxicology, 2013


Overestimated, Hype

So, we now know that the vaccine is significantly ineffective, if it works at all, and we know it causes irreparable harm and damage in some of those who receive it. Certainly medical professionals and the mainstream media see this as well, correct? Well, despite their best efforts in toting the flu shot’s miraculous effect, it has been noted and documented to be over hyped and ineffective in medical literature and reports.

“The flu vaccine, which hasn’t worked well to protect Americans against influenza, isn’t helping in Europe, either. The same mutated version of flu is circulating in Britain and other European countries this winter, and it’s only protected about 3 percent of those vaccinated, British health officials estimate. That’s even worse than in the U.S., where federal health officials say the vaccine reduced disease risk by 23 percent.” – NBC News, 2015

We could not correlate increasing vaccination coverage after 1980 with declining mortality rates in any age group. Because fewer than 10% of all winter deaths were attributable to influenza in any season, we conclude that observational studies substantially overestimate vaccination benefit.” – The Journal of the American Medical Association, 2005

“Over 200 viruses cause influenza and ILI, producing the same symptoms (fever, headache, aches, pains, cough and runny noses). Without laboratory tests, doctors cannot distinguish between them as both last for days and rarely lead to death or serious illness. At best, vaccines may only be effective against influenza A and B, which represent about 10% of all circulating viruses.” – The Cochrane Collaboration, 2013

“Influenza vaccines can provide moderate protection against virologically confirmed influenza, but such protection is greatly reduced or absent in some seasons.” – The Lancet, 2011

Virologist and Manufacturers Guess Wrong Strain

In fact, most years the vaccine contains the wrong strain or the wrong mutation of the influenza virus that was administered to the public. Since the manufacturers have to work on the vaccine a year in advance in preparation for the next year’s flu vaccine to hit the market, they often guess the wrong strain.

“The U.S. health agency (CDC) issued an advisory to doctors noting that flu virus samples the agency took from Oct. 1 through Nov. 22, showed that just under half were a good match for the current influenza A (H3N2) component contained in flu shots for the 2014-2015 season, suggesting the virus has drifted.” – Fox News, 2014

“The results reveal a pattern that surprised a number of health care professionals we consulted. The vast majority of cases were negative for H1N1 as well as seasonal flu, despite the fact that many states were specifically testing patients deemed to be most likely to have H1N1 flu” ranging from 83% – 97% negative for H1N1. – CBS News, 2009

H1N1 flu


Public Health Officials Admit Hype

The type of deception that the modern medical system pushes into the mainstream reminds me of a few lines from John F Kennedy’s famous speech, “Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed.” Those in the industry that are put on TV or are quoted in the papers imploring us to get the flu vaccine also speak out of the other side of their mouth when it comes to speaking about it’s efficacy. Big pharma and the CDC admit that they have caused alarms and panic feeding an industry that results in numerous negative consequences to those that heed their advice. Fortunately, some truth does surface, and here are admissions to the hype.

“The CDC recommends anyone over six months old get a flu shot, and says the vaccine’s effectiveness wears off so those who got shots last year still need them this year.” – The Wall Street Journal, 2011

“…and vaccine-induced protection was greatest for individuals not vaccinated during the prior 5 years.” – Oxford University Press via the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2014

“A CDC spokesman warned last spring that creating “alarms” and “dire outcomes” from the flu fueled the demand for flu shots last season.” – The Washington Times, 2004

WHO redefined the term “pandemic” on June 11th, 2009 right before the H1N1 flu outbreak in order raise alarms and sell vaccines. – Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg – Hearing on “The handling of the H1N1 pandemic: more transparency needed?”

Dr. Oz Won't Give His Kids H1N1Dr. Oz admits that he won’t give his own family the H1N1 virus. And he admits that there will be problems with this vaccine for some people who will have adverse effects. Feel free to fast forward the youtube video 5:02 to hear it yourself. “I will tell you, my wife’s not getting immunized and neither is my kids because I got four of them and when I go home I’m not Dr. Oz; I’m Mr. Oz.” – Dr. Mehmet Oz, CNN, 2009

“…the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV, or the “nasal spray vaccine”) and inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV or “the flu shot). During 2013-2014 there was no measurable effectiveness for LAIV against influenza A (H1N1) among children enrolled in the study.” – CDC, 2014

“The chief avian flu coordinator for the United Nations, Dave Nabarro, said last fall he was “almost certain” a bird flu pandemic would strike soon, and predicted up to 150 million deaths.” – NBC News, 2006

1976 Swine Flu Vaccine Failure

The Vaccine – killed 25 people and gave 500 people Guillian-Barre
The Swine Flu Virus – killed 1 person and only 200 even got the Flu

“The $137-million program began in early October, but within days reports emerged that the vaccine appeared to increase the risk for Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare neurological condition that causes temporary paralysis but can be fatal…More than 500 people are thought to have developed Guillain-Barre syndrome after receiving the vaccine; 25 died.” – Los Angeles Times, 2009

“However, the pandemic, which some experts estimated at the time could infect 50 million to 60 million Americans, never unfolded. Only about 200 cases of swine flu and one death were ultimately reported in the U.S., the CDC said.”- Los Angeles Times, 2009H1N1 Flu Vaccine Experiment

Tune in to this ABC News interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dir, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases around 4 minutes in where they discuss the false pandemic and the 25 avoidable deaths due to the ’76 swine flu vaccine.

Americans Realizing the Hype

flu-3There is a measurable backlash from all of the pushing of the flu vaccine on the public leading the majority of Americans, 64.8%, turning down the flu shot. – Washington Post, 2013

The majority (56%) of reason for those who have decided to go unvaccinated site either that they: “don’t need it,” “don’t believe in it,” or “think they will get sicker.”


Different Types of Vaccines & Viruses

“Germany has two types of H1N1 flu vaccines; one for “top government officials in Berlin will be injected with an alternative vaccine — one widely seen as safer” and one that “increase(s) the risk of side effects from the flu vaccine such as fevers and headaches” for everyone else. – Spiegel, 2009

“…offering one vaccine believed to have fewer side effects to civil servants, politicians and soldiers, and another, potentially riskier vaccine to everyone else.” – Time, 2009

“The United Nations (UN), through the UN Environment Programme, began negotiations to write the global, legally binding Minamata Convention…condoning a two-tier standard of vaccine safety: a predominantly no-thimerosal and reduced-thimerosal standard for developed nations and a predominantly thimerosal-containing one for developing nations.” – PubMed – National Center for Biotechnology Information, 2014

“Some influenza researchers are trying to make the H5N1 bird-flu virus more dangerous to humans by repeatedly infecting laboratory ferrets.” – Independent.co.uk , 2013

“A controversial scientist who carried out provocative research on making influenza viruses more infectious has completed his most dangerous experiment to date by deliberately creating a pandemic strain of flu that can evade the human immune system.” – The Independent, 2014

“The vaccine is made without growing the influenza virus in chicken eggs, which is the way that flu shots were made for more than four decades. Instead, Flucelvax is grown in kidney cells from dogs.” – Time, 2014