A formerly healthy 19-year-old boy is dead from what the hospital says are undetermined causes. His bereaved mother, Lori Webb, is convinced that his death is directly related to the influenza vaccine he received just hours before becoming ill.
Chandler Webb died from cerebral swelling that was so great it crushed his brain stem.
Chandler Webb received the shot on October 15 during a routine physical, after he had decided to go on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The day after the exam, Chandler became extremely ill – suffering from vomiting and headaches. A little more than a week later, Chandler slipped into a coma and spent nearly a month on life support at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah.
While at the hospital, Chandler underwent a variety tests, but his doctors couldn’t confirm what had caused his illness.
Chandler was eventually taken off life support and died early Tuesday morning. His mother, Lori Webb, said that his direct cause of death was swelling of the brain – something she believes was the result of an adverse reaction to the influenza vaccination
“What attacked his brain happened so quickly within 15 hours,” Webb said on Fox and Friends. ”From one CT scan to the next, there was so much pressure and swelling on the brain that it crushed his brain stem.” (source)
According to Tom Hudachko, a spokesman for the Utah Department of Health, no one in the state has ever died from the flu shot. His carefully worded statement does not rule out the possibility, though.
Like with other medical procedures, there can be side effects and adverse reactions. In the vast majority of those cases the side effects are not very severe — soreness at the injection site, low fever, achiness. Occasionally, yes, there are more severe side effects from receiving the vaccine.
Although numerous tests were run on Chandler during his illness, no definitive reasons were discovered.
Chandler’s medical team, which included six neurologists at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, tested him for every conceivable illness – including Lyme disease and sexually transmitted ones.
“They checked every virus, every fungus, ever tick, West Nile, they even checked for rabies,”said Webb. ”And they can’t find anything…it was the most senseless, senseless, death.” (source)
Despite the risks, the propaganda machine is in high gear, churning out the fear in order to get everyone lined up for their annual flu shots. Widely trusted websites like the CDC, Flu.gov, and the Mayo Clinic are all trumpeting the necessity of this year’s vaccination and proclaiming it to be the best way to stay healthy. Advertising campaigns like The Flugitives attempt to shame people into having the shot, and a holiday themed campaign has also begun.
Sadly, Chandler’s case is not unique. The commercials don’t mention the 23 senior citizens who died from the same injection given at pharmacy counters across the country, and doubtless young Chandler Webb will not be featured in these ads either.
The ads also won’t tell you that not all adverse reactions are reported and that when they are, the statistics are doctored to keep the do-good reputation of the shot untarnished.
In searching the year 2011 on the CDC Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System website – (http://vaers.hhs.gov/index) – it was found that 51 deaths were caused by the flu vaccines, along with 232 life threatening events, 116 permanent disabilities, 739 hospitalizations, 109 prolonged hospitalizations, 4,039 ER visits, and 6,221 “not serious” reports. According to the National Vaccine Information Center, fewer than one percent of all adverse vaccine reactions are ever reported. (Source)
Thus far, in Chandler Webb’s case, there is no hard evidence yet that the flu shot caused his death. State health officials denied the tie between brain swelling and the flu shot in this statement:
Our epidemiology staff have commented that although they have no evidence of a flu vaccine, or any other kind of vaccine, causing this type of reaction/outcome, they take these reports very seriously and they are thoroughly investigated by the (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). (source)
Lori Webb hopes that a brain biopsy will confirm the reason that her son died. She has declined an autopsy.
Daisy Luther is a staff writer for The Daily Sheeple, where this first appeared. She lives on a small organic farm in the Pacific Northwestern area of the United States. Daisy is the creator of The Organic Prepper where she writes about healthy prepping, homesteading adventures, and the pursuit of liberty and food freedom. You can follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. She can be contacted at [email protected]. Wake the flock up!