Flu Shots for The Elderly- What you Need to Know
Science teaches that oil and water don’t mix. However, the Food and Drug Administration just fast-tracked Novartis’ oil-in water, squalene adjuvant flu shot for approval in individuals 65 and older. The squalene emulsion cocktail is approved for use in the U.S. one year after Italian regulators temporarily banned the squalene Fluad vaccine following 19 elderly deaths reported after vaccination.
Real Science Asks Questions
During a September 2015 public comment period, Barbara Loe Fischer, founder of the National Vaccine Information Center, questioned the study protocol, safety, and fast tracking of this experimental vaccine when there are nine other flu vaccines approved for the elderly, including two high-dose options:
“There is public concern that fast tracking Fluad is really about fast tracking MF59 to licensure so it can be added to lots of new vaccines targeting infants, pregnant women and every American without adequate evidence for safety or effectiveness.”
Adjuvants are added to vaccines to hyper-stimulate the immune system. They are designed to remain in the body for a prolonged reaction. New adjuvants are composed of phospholipids which are part of the membrane of every cell. When injected, these adjuvants cause the body to mount an autoimmune attack (i.e., antiphospholipid syndrome) against it’s own cell’s. It’s a game of “Russian Roulette” resulting in unpredictable adverse side effects ranging from heart attacks, stroke, myelitis and blindness to cognitive disfunction, skin disorders, miscarriages and fetal death.
In similar “seek and destroy” fashion, squalene, when injected, opens the blood-brain barrier to other vaccine contaminants and causes the body to mount an antibody response against naturally occurring squalene oil found in the brain and nervous system tissue. Between all the adjuvants and severe overlapping effects, how can anyone make a clear cause-and-effect case?
The Squalene Experiments
In 1991, the squalene-adjuvanted
A similar oil-in-water emulsion ASO3 adjuvant was licensed in Europe in 2009. In Finalnd, the Pandermix H1N1 “bird flu” vaccine was associated with a 9-fold increased incidence of narcolepsy, a disorder caused by the brain’s inability to regulate sleep/wake cycles. In 2003, the U.S. approved the first ASO3-vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline (Q-Pan) for H5N1 bird flu, but did not make it available for widespread use. It was, instead, added to the U.S. vaccine emergency stockpile for a potential future H5N1 pandemic emergency.
False Claims and Contradictions
To prepare for a future pandemic of H5N1 means the U.S. government has the ability to predict future viruses circulating in the population. However, the poor track record of the flu shot’s effectiveness, year after year, negates this precognitive ability. To know of a specific future virus suggests that said virus is a deliberate laboratory creation.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) target the youngest, the oldest, and cancer patients, groups whose immune systems are the most vulnerable. They claim that people over 65 are more susceptible to flu complications due to their reduced responses to vaccines. Yet they push flu shot which is known to compromise immunity. According to Dr. Russell Blaylock, vaccines create an uptick in cytokine molecules (cytokine storms) that result in inflammation, the heart of all disease.
The CDC claims that 36,000 Americans die annually from the flu, when actual testing shows only a small portion of flu cases (7%) can ever be ascribed to the influenza virus. Flu is a syndrome or group of symptoms that can be caused by other viruses and bacteria resulting from poor diet, and exposure to toxins. Most flu-related deaths are due to secondary pneumonia.
How Many Adjuvants Does It Take To Make A Vaccine?
A vaccine is already an adjuvant because the antigens (and excipients) it contains stimulate an immune (anti-body) response. It is redundant to add one adjuvant to another to hyper-stimulate an overstimulated immune system when nature designed the common flu as the original vaccine. Once upon a time, doctors believed that acquiring viruses naturally was the safe and effective challenge to boost immunity and strengthen the body. Recovery from the flu demanded a good rest, chicken soup, and an old B-movie. The end.
The current adjuvant added to vaccines is aluminum, a known neurotoxin, which has no biological benefit in the body. It attaches to Polysorbate 80, a common surfactant and emulsifier in vaccines to pass through the blood-brain barrier where it accumulates in the brain to target the cerebellum and autonomic nervous system. Polysorbate 80 may explain why MMR antibodies are found in 60 percent of autistic kids (0 in control group), with 90 percent of the autistic kids producing antibodies to their own brains.
There is a direct correlation between aluminum toxicity, brain inflammation, and common neurological disorders including dementia, depression, motor and cognitive impairments, and diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Features of neuron degeneration and memory deficits are known complications of aluminum adjuvants. With each flu shot, we are diving our old people into Alzheimer’s.
In 2013, Sanofi Pasteur Pharmaceutical created a high-dose flu shot (Fluzone) for the elderly containing four-times the amount of antigens to hyperstimulate the immune system which resulted in greater side effects. According to the package insert, during the study, a total of 23 deaths were reported in two groups during the period Day 28-180 post-vaccination. “Approximately 20% of subjects in both groups had a solicited systemic adverse event present beyond Day 3 post-vaccination.”
Aluminum does not replace mercury in vaccines. Ethyl mercury, as the preservative Thimerosal, is still added to vaccines according to FDA’s website: “Thimerosal has been removed from or reduced to trace amounts in all vaccines routinely recommended for children 6 years of age and younger, with the exception of inactivated influenza vaccine.”
The multi-dose flu shot contains mercury as Thimerosal (25-75 ug) in concentrations of 51 parts per million, or 25,000 times the legal maximum for drinking water established by the Environmental Protection Agency. The total amount of mercury in the flu shot far exceeds the amount of mercury allegedly subtracted. Mercury is listed by the EPA as a neurotoxin known to cause brain and nervous system disorders, gastrointestinal problems, respiratory illness, kidney failure, and death. No amount of mercury in the body is safe or therapeutic. Ethyl mercury (Thimerosal) converts to inorganic mercury, which remains in the brain much longer than organic mercury to do damage.
Taken together these adjuvants, antigens, and toxins take a toll on immune system function. Heavy metals and chemicals deplete minerals, which are required by every cell in the body. Aluminum impairs a powerful antioxidant and detoxifier in the body known as glutathione, which is needed by cells to remove mercury. Therefore, if you choose to get a flu shot each year, or multiple vaccines, you are shutting down your body’s ability to excrete toxins and predisposing yourself to neurological deficits.
Less is More
Be advised that as the number of flu shots goes up, effectiveness goes down. Wisconsin’s Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation reported that children who had been vaccinated annually over a number of years were more likely to contract the flu than kids who were vaccinated one time during the study period.
As researchers question the effectiveness of the flu shot, they are caught between a rock, and a hard place called the U.S. government, which continues to ignore contrary evidence. An independent meta-analysis by the independent Cochrane Collaboration found that evidence from 50 published reports refutes claims that the flu vaccine prevents the flu. Even so, the CDC continues to declare that “your best protection against the flu is to get vaccinated.”
Science asks the questions. But there are few answers to be found. When questions are openly ignored by policy-makers, then vaccination policy is grounded in coercion, manipulation, hegemony, and medical tyranny. A 2012 Cochrane Review concluded:
“The review showed that reliable evidence on influenza vaccines is thin but there is evidence of widespread manipulation of conclusions and spurious notoriety of the studies.”
Why inject another adjuvant when there is no criteria to verify the effectiveness or safety of influenza vaccines with or without squalene? If the flu shot were a TV commercial, it would come with a long list of side effects including: Influenza,
Pick Your Poison
With squalene or without? Why not choose not to inject? Saying no to the unproven flu shot may not be what the doctor ordered but it is just what a group of college students recently expressed at Ball State University. Opting out of vaccines is a peaceful way to stand up for your beliefs and to consciously control what goes into your body, just as another group of students at the University of Maine demonstrated when they refused to turn in vaccine papers.
Treatment with Colloidal Silver works as a safe catalyst to disable the enzyme of viruses without damaging healthy cells so your own immune system can clear the debris. Colloidal silver is now being added to antibiotics to make them thousands of times more effective. Go figure. Human Nature means humans are 10:1 bacteria to human cells and 8 percent viral. What we do to our microbes we do to ourselves.
If you are fortunate enough to be active and vital at age 65 and beyond, chances are you got there without multiple flu shots. According to holistic doctor Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. “Taking zinc and vitamin D are better ways to boost your immune system and protect yourself against the flu.” If you have a blender, you can boost lost minerals with nature’s flu shot by blending lemon, garlic, turmeric, cayenne pepper, ginger, pineapple juice, and raw honey.
A lack of real scientific inquiry has all but demolished the theory that the flu shot is safe and effective. It is far safer to strengthen immunity with rest, nutritional support, exercise, and silicon-rich water. According to aluminum researcher Christopher Exley, PhD, silicon-rich water may chelate aluminum from the body. Exercising free will and free choice to refuse the flu shot, or any shot no matter what any theory claims or denies, is the surest way to preserve health.
Rosanne Lindsay is a Naturopath, Earth Keeper, and author of the book The Nature of Healing, Heal the Body, Heal the Planet. Find her on Facebook at Natureofhealing and at natureofhealing.org.