Facts about Influenaz…

October 17, 2006 at 8:03 pm

Dear Chrissy,

These are some facts about influenza you should know…and you know I would not lie to you:

For several years the CDC has employed behaviorists and communications specialists to instill fear and anxiety in the public about infectious diseases in order to promote mass vaccination. But the rhetoric about flu risks have been especially exaggerated. Example: The CDC says there will be between 36,000 – 70,000 or more deaths in the U.S. caused by the flu each year. Do you know how many people died from influenza in 2002? Would you believe 753…and only 257 in 2001? Google up: American Lung Association “Trends in Pneumonia and Influenza/Morbidity and Mortality” look on page 9. Over the last 23 years (every other year stats) the average U.S. death rate is about 1,200 per year from influenza. So, how does the CDC come up with 36,000 – 70,000 deaths from influenza? They add influenza and pneumonia together, but influenza is not a direct cause of pneumonia.

You may hear health professionals attempt to justify the legitimacy of combining flu deaths with pneumonia deaths with the statement that “influenza leads to pneumonia.” The facts do not support this frequent, broad misstatement by health professionals.
The American Lung Association (ALA) describes pneumonia as having over 30 different causes (one being the influenza virus). Neither the CDC nor ALA know the specific causes of the pneumonias that resulted in death. However, we do know that influenza is not the major cause.

Keep in mind that the influenza vaccine provides no protection from bacterial infections. The National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Disease as well as other health agencies estimate that the single bacteria – streptococcus pneumoniae – is responsible for 15% to 50% of all cases of pneumonia in the US, including up to 40,000 deaths annually.

Pneumonia is also caused by other bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus (staph), Pertussis (whooping cough), Streptococci, and Mycoplasma pneumoniae (a common cause of walking pneumonia). There are also many non-infectious causes of pneumonia such as asthma, aspiration of fluids, immunodeficiency, etc. So, it stretches credibility to assert that the flu causes pneumonia when, in fact, the data shows that it only causes a small minority of cases.

Because of the recent flu vaccine shortage The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said that healthy people under the age of 65 should do without a flu shot. But, there is also data that shows there is little, if any, benefit in those over age 65…in preventing influenza, hospitalization, length of hospitalization, and death. In fact, some studies show an increase in risks for those over age 65.

So even if there were enough flu vaccines, why would You be urged to get one? The CDC just said that healthy people under the age of 65 can do without a flu shot. Those of you who take care of your immune system Year ’round don’t have anything to worry about.

The question you want to ask yourself is “Do I really want to have a vaccine injected into my body when my immune system is not in the best of shape?” Before you decide just how easy this decision is to make, Let me explain a few things which will make the decision a little easier.

This year’s flu strains were decided in Feburary – See, that gives the vaccine manufacturers time to produce the vaccine. This is real rocket science…this is for people that will get the flu in December-January, and based on a “Crystal Ball” from about 30 “experts” based on what flu viruses invaded the US last year…what viruses? We didn’t have any.

The biggest problem you face with flu shots is that you are being injected with a number of toxic additives. How would you like to have antifreeze injected into Your body? Don’t worry, they call it ethylene glycol. Makes it sound better doesn’t it? Or formaldehyde? (to kill Viruses). Here’s the best one – a mercury derivative called Thimerosal (used as a preservative). And this additave must be undercover – A chemical mixture called MF-59. A H9N2 avian influenza vaccine adjuvant (added to produce a high antibody response) – not the H5N1 virus currently feared as a potential Bird Flu pandemic strain. Make sure you read [url]http://whale.to/vaccines/sherri.html[/url]

Are there safer alternatives to vaccines? Of course there are. Let’s go over some of the most effective proven, safe and natural ways to keep your immune system healthy no matter what season it is. Lose the sweets. That’s right, sugar compromises the immune system. Eat a healthy diet with plenty of vegetables, fruits and fresh organic meat protein. Wash your hands more often…as many people are walking around with colds, you may be shaking hands and touching things others have. How about zinc…50 mg/day all seasons will help prevent colds and flu.