Friday, January 11, 2013

Flu (Scare) Season Goes Into Overdrive

John Galt
Activist Post

Each year seems to hit a new level of hype surrounding the seasonal flu. The pharmaceutical-media complex is drooling over the latest "outbreak," which has resulted in Boston declaring a "Health Emergency" as highlighted in the video below and New York reaching epidemic proportions. Additionally, nurses are being denied the right to refuse flu vaccinations, even on religious grounds, and are being fired for any resistance.

However, fine details are normally not the strong suit of corporate media, so that is where we must look before we decide to go into full-blown panic mode and start lining up to get jabbed with the latest vaccine concoction. For instance, people are still getting sick and are dying even after getting the flu shot.

As even the Associated Press was forced to highlight:
Recent studies have shown that the flu vaccine as a whole is only about 59 percent effective at preventing the illness. NRP pointed out that the vaccine appears to be less effective for the elderly, which is a population often highly encouraged to receive the shot in the first place. (Source)
Perhaps one reason for the ineffectiveness of this year's vaccine is that the most virulent strain of H3N2v is not included in the vaccine.

The increasing hype over a flu season that turns into a possible pandemic has terrorized a significant part of the population. This is important to keep in mind, as the CDC often reports the increased numbers of visits to doctors and hospitals based on "flu-like symptoms." People who are on edge about contracting a life-threatening virus are likely to interpret every ache, pain, and sniffle into the most dreaded of possibilities after being bombarded by an onslaught of media reports.


Major media continues to support the flu shot, because, as CNN's Sanjay Gupta states, "It's better than nothing." Sounds like a fine slogan for any product. The fact is that the Centers for Disease Control only has estimates of the numbers of deaths that occur each year from the flu. Their reasoning for not having exact figures is stated as follows:
CDC does not know exactly how many people die from seasonal flu each year. There are several reasons for this. First, states are not required to report individual seasonal flu cases or deaths of people older than 18 years of age to CDC. Second, seasonal influenza is infrequently listed on death certificates of people who die from flu-related complications. Third, many seasonal flu-related deaths occur one or two weeks after a person’s initial infection, either because the person may develop a secondary bacterial co-infection (such as bacterial pneumonia) or because seasonal influenza can aggravate an existing chronic illness (such as congestive heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Also, most people who die from seasonal flu-related complications are not tested for flu, or they seek medical care later in their illness when seasonal influenza can no longer be detected from respiratory samples. (Source)
The range of flu deaths as provided by the CDC over a roughly 30-year period has been 3,000-49,000 annually. We must also keep in mind that these are categorized as "flu-related deaths" which include those who had other serious or life-threatening illnesses and might have been pushed over the edge by contracting the seasonal flu.

Naturally the corporate media has been reporting that this year looks to be the worst ever. However, the CDC itself has said that this year looks to be within the normal range.

A greater concern for the health of Americans should be declining nutritional values, as well as an increasingly sedentary lifestyle, coupled with every imaginable food and environmental toxin; these elements contribute to far more sickness and death.

In fact, a recent study found that the average child is now chronically sick, and that vaccines themselves appear to be a contributing factor.

As reported by Gaia Health:
Overall, the study reported that 43% of children suffer from at least one of the 20 conditions considered—when obesity and developmental delays are not included. That is is over 32 million children whose health is damaged! (emphasis added)
Furthermore, the conditions include autism, asthma, diabetes, allergies and neurological disorders. Health writer, Heidi Stevenson, points out some additional facts:
So rather than look for the latest pill or jab, perhaps we should look to nature for some answers.


Please don't miss this key article by Daisy Luther outlining strategies for how and why to avoid the pharmacy and ways to return to natural flu prevention and treatment.

And if you want to go down the rabbit hole about a possible over-arching agenda for the peddling of vaccines, please have a look at Catherine J. Frompovich's article about vaccine taxes funding the U.S. deficit.

With so many corporate and governmental interests riding the wave of flu hysteria, it pays to keep a very healthy skepticism.



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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, it is getting old. Practically every person around me is freaking out about this. Fear stops all rational thought.

Anonymous said...

What a coincidence, an untreatable flu epidemic at the same time as abolishing the constitution and just months away from collapse. Just sayin

Anonymous said...

"For instance, people are still getting sick and are dying even after getting the flu shot." I think he meant to say "people are getting sick and dying immediately after getting the flu shot."

I haven't had the flu in 3 years. I never got it much. Suppose I mention someone who used to get it 4 times a year but now, avoiding smokey environments, eating garlic daily (organic garlic), and drinking apple cider vinegar routinely, no flu in a year? Ah, everyone on this site knows what I mean. What can you tell someone dumb enough to not get this is a scam. You better learn to bahhhh like a sheep or moo like a cow because they won't understand you if you don't.

Flu Guy said...

The influenza (“flu”) season appears to be ebbing. For the week ending Jan 5, there were 4,222 laboratory confirmed cases reported to the CDC (source: FluView http://gis.cdc.gov/grasp/fluview/fluportaldashboard.html).

Out of a US population of 312 million, your chances of getting the flu are approaching zero.

But, the drumbeat of the flu scare marches on.

Approximately 130 million doses of the flu vaccine have been administered. Millions of prescriptions for antivirals, like Tamiflu, have been written (even though the effectiveness this treatment has been called into question).

And, although nearly 27,500 people went to the hospital for flu-like symptoms, only 1/6 actually had the flu, so the vast majority of these symptoms were for something else.

By the numbers --

Laboratory confirmed cases reported to the CDC for the week ending Jan 5, 2013:




A (subtyping not performed), 1,550

A (H3) 1,783

A (H1) 0

B, 853

2009 H1N1 36

H3N2v 0

Total: 4,222

http://flucrazy.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

"It's better than nothing." Sounds like a fine slogan for any product.

Funny stuff. However, if you are young and healthy, by all means get the flu. It's going to suck for a couple of days, but you'll have updated your immunity for life. I wonder if getting the population dependent of vaccinations will mean that flu becomes more dangerous as this population ages.

Anonymous said...

And this year's flu strain hasn't been added in... what?! jumpin jeebus.

Anonymous said...

Go to www.cdc.gov and download Vaccine Media and Excipients. There you can see all the toxins they ADMIT are in these shots. Would you shoot yourself or your child up with: aborted fetal cells? 12 shots have this. Mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde-sometimes in combination which makes them 100X more toxic are in most shots. The nasal Flumist is full of MSG and makes you CONTAGIUOS to those around you for 6-8 weeks [isn't that what you were trying to avoid] Flumist is also a LIVE virus squirted up your nose just inches from your brain. Some other things you will find are industrial detergents [Triton X 100], Polysorbate 80 [surficants used to cause inflammation & sterylize lab rats], "topical only antibiotics", and of course the blood or cells from cows,pigs,chickens,dogs,monkeys,and now INSECTS. One of the reasons we are seeing so much illness is these cells carry diseases that can mutate & cause cancer etc. [see www.sv40foundation.org]
They also admit on the product package labeling of all vaccines that they have never been tested for mutagenicity, carcenogenicity or fetal harm [yet they want pregnant woment & infants to take flu shot with 25mcg of mercury--not thimerisol -mercury].

AnnieC said...

"There is no credible explanation for sudden infant death syndrome other than vaccinations."

This is an incredibly ignorant statement and shows an abject lack of research. SIDS (which used to be called "crib death") certainly predates modern vaccinations. It was first recognized as its own separate cause of death in the 1940s, but has been written about for much, much longer.

When such ill-informed statements are included in an article, then the tendency is to dismiss the rest of the article, even if it contains truths.

Anonymous said...

Hey everybody,
There is a food product. Hat is well researched to prevent you from getting sick with the flu. A woman Doctor in Isreal did much research regarding Elderberry and flu. She found that elderberry is very effective in preventing you from being sick due to influenza. I have used elderberry for almost 10 years now, and have told many other people to use it also. Those people who use it have EVER been sick with the flu.
Go to your nearest health food store and look for a product, elderberry syrup, made by a company named FLORA. You can buy the syrup in large bottles. Their largest bottle costs $34 .....it really is a BIG bottle. All you do is take a tablespoon in the AM and again in the PM. If you are around people that you know are actively coming down with the flu, add some extra doses for a few days.
If your health food store doesn't have it then ask them to call FLORA and get it. Ask if they will order you a full case of it and sell it to you for a small mark up above their cost. The wholesale price is 1/2 of the shelf price.
If you have a friend who is a nurse then he/she can set up a wholesale account at Flora and get the stuff for all the relatives and friends at wholesale pricing.
This syrup tastes GREAT! The kids will love it also.
DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY BUYING SAMBUCOL OR SAMBUGUARD. These are elderberry syrup with some echinasia and vit. C added. It is a lot more expensive and you do not need that addition to the syrup.
There you go........An amazingly effective flu preventive food.

Anonymous said...

vaccinating yourself stupid. the flu never dies out because of this reason and each year the severity increases because peoples immune system is artificially overloaded and in comes the mutations with a little extra help from GMO, fluoride, chemtrails, environmental toxins, pharma, and so forth. your blood type and health of your blood as its been diluted down thru generations helps them to guage diseases most prevalent among varying races until now everyone eventually gets cancer. whatever happened to people dying from old age

"sids or crib deaths predates yada yada" more like post vaccination crib death and or sids death increased substantially. hence, fever, convulsions, stop breathing etc...

Anonymous said...

I know 4 people what had Type A (they were tested) and the flu vaccine didn't cover that. What a joke!

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