|Vaccine propaganda for Swine Flu
Karen De Coster, Contributing Writer
The flu paranoia season is upon us, and, as usual, the government-medical complex is ramping up its fear mongering over … the flu. Coughing, sneezing, sore throat, diarrhea, fever, and other simple stuff has been elevated to life-and-death status. When I was a child, no one thought much about the flu – no one wanted to be sick, but if you got the flu you did your best to plow through it and get over it. Sure, the flu can kill some folks whose immune systems are not prepared for the onslaught, as can many other minor seemingly minor events, but healthy people also die falling off of porches and ladders in an unexpected manner.
I wrote about this issue at great length during the 2009-2010 scare campaign, pointing out that the whole crusade – first the swine flu, and then the seasonal flu – was driven by special interests (Big Pharma rent-seeking) and government control (growing federal power/bureaucracy and promoting collective health as superseding the individual). Additionally, the whole campaign was undergirded by scientific misinformation (studies promoted and funded by the beneficiaries of flu shots) and media acceptance of the falsehoods and folly.
Back in August, when the flu shot fear mongers began to flaunt the propaganda, USA Today produced this article: “CDC: Don’t Skip This Year’s Flu Shot.” “Don’t skip” points to the fact that after the swine flu hysteria fail of the 2009-2010 season, a declared pandemic that was nothing more than a spit in the wind, the general public caught on to the dog-and-pony show. Overall, in spite of those folks who still live their lives on sounds bites from the government-media propaganda machine, many people began to reject the nonsense, and therefore they spurned the flu shot. The government did not expect that after all of its purposeful misinformation and spin, people would “skip” the all-important flu shot because they began to question the hype. The perfidious pandemic and its propaganda promotion quickly became a bust, a flop, a non-pandemic.
For the 2011-2012 flu season, the flu shot promoters will have to line up a better campaign to overcome the skepticism and brush-off from much of the general public. The article from USA Today notes that the CDC says it is not okay to skip your flu shot this year.
“All people aged 6 months and older should be vaccinated,” said Dr. Carolyn Bridges, an associate director for adult immunization at the CDC‘s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.
Protection wanes over the course of a year, so “even people who got a flu vaccine last year should get one again to make sure they are optimally protected,” she said.
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Since at least August, all of the drug stores – Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid – have had advertisements plastered all over their stores and outdoor signs, luring people in for flu shot bargains.
Dr. David Brownstein, from the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Michigan, has published a blog – “Should You Get a Flu Shot?” Dr. Brownstein points out the various studies showing that flu shots are not effective, but he really adds value when he tells you why you should not get a flu shot.
Before you vaccinate for the flu, you should understand what is in the vaccine. The flu shot contains a mixture of egg proteins including bird contaminant viruses. It also contains polysorbate 80 (associated with infertility in animals), formaldehyde (a known carcinogen), Triton X100 (detergent), sucrose (sugar), and thimerisol (50% mercury by weight). The multi-dose flu vaccines still contain mercury which is the third most toxic item known to mankind. You should not ingest or inject any mercury containing products. Looking at this cornucopia of toxic ingredients should make it clear that it is best to avoid injecting the flu vaccine in any living being. Flulaval, the most commonly prescribed flu vaccine on the market, contains 25ug of mercury per dose along with formaldehyde.
Formaldehyde, as stated above, is a known carcinogen. In fact, this dose of thimerosol exceeds the EPA’s safety limit of mercury exposure by over 250 times. Mercury is a known neurotoxin and is the third-most toxic element known to mankind. Injecting mercury into any living being should be outlawed.
Yet public health officials, who have their own interests to move forward, keep repeating that the benefits of the flu shot (not getting the flu for a few days?) outweighs any potential risk (destroying your body and/or brain due to nerve cell damage, neurological damage, immune function impairment, damaged DNA etc). I would expect that any reasonable human being blessed with a head upon his shoulders can understand that this is a twisted rationale, and only someone with some very heavy skin in the profit-and-power game would dare to make such a pronouncement.
Karen De Coster, CPA is a libertarian accounting/finance professional and freelance writer covering food freedom, regulatory abuses and free market economics. Please visit and support her personal blog at KarenDeCoster.com and follow her on Twitter @karendecoster.