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Influenza (the flu) is a common viral infection that affects the lungs, nose and throat. There are around 3 million cases each year.
Influenza is spread by airborne respiratory droplets (coughs, sneezes), touching contaminated surfaces, saliva, or skin-to-skin contact.
Symptoms include: fever, chills, muscle aches, cough, congestion, runny nose, sore throat, headaches and fatigue. Source: https://www.mayoclinic.org/.../symptoms.../syc-20351719...
Seasonal influenza vaccines are supposed to protect against the three or four flu virus strains that research indicates will be most common during the season. This is an educated guess, so if the researchers get the strains wrong, the flu shot will not be as effective.
There are several types of influenza vaccines: inactivated influenza vaccine [IIV], recombinant influenza vaccine [RIV], or live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV).
There is also a high-dose flu vaccine. Fluzone High-Dose is three-component (trivalent) flu vaccine. Fluzone High-Dose is licensed specifically for people 65 years and older. Fluzone High-Dose contains four times the antigen (the part of the vaccine that is supposed to help your body build up protection against flu viruses) of standard-dose inactivated influenza vaccines. The higher dose of antigen in the vaccine is intended to give older people a better immune response, and therefore, better protection against flu. These vaccines are inactivated vaccines.
In 2012, an intradermal flu vaccine was licensed. This is injected under the skin, instead of into the muscle, as the other flu shots are. It uses a smaller needle than the intramuscular flu vaccine and requires less antigen to be as effective as the regular flu shot.
Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine:
The nasal spray flu vaccine (FluMist) is a live attenuated flu vaccine that is sprayed up the nose. There is a relatively long list of people who should not receive the flu mist (children under 2, adults over 50, pregnant women, people with weakened immune systems or certain chronic diseases), as it is a live vaccine and could shed.Source
Flu Vaccine Ingredients:
There are many concerning ingredients in flu vaccines. Although the exact formulation of each vaccine differs, here are a few ingredients from the Afluria vaccine:
Chicken embryos (the virus is grown on them)
Beta-propiolactone (to inactivate it) (an animal carcinogen with a high potential for toxicity)
Sodium taurodioxycholate (an irritant, May cause organ toxicity)
Thimerosal (mercury based preservative, only the multi dose vial)
Polymyxin B (antibiotic)
Other flu vaccines contain Polysorbate 20, Polysorbate 80, viral debris, and residual cellular DNA.
A note about Thimerosal:
The Afluria vaccine contains 24.5 mcg Of Thimerosal in the .5 ml dose and 12.25 mcg in the .25ml dose. See the Thimerosal section of this unit for more information on the dangers/safe levels of mercury.
Here is the vaccine excipients list from the CDC:
Most flu shots and the nasal spray flu vaccine are manufactured using egg-based technology. Because of this, they contain a small amount of egg proteins, such as ovalbumin. Because of this, the flu shot could have enough egg protein to cause the development of egg allergy (sensitization).
Flu Vaccine Manufacturers Inserts:
Fluzone High Dose: https://www.fda.gov/media/119870/download
Fluzone Intradermal: https://www.fda.gov/media/106170/download
The safety and efficacy of the Influenza Vaccine or the lack of is stated very clearly via the CDC and from the vaccine manufactures package inserts. The safety information is only noted within 7 days of the vaccine and all other reactions are to be reported to VAERS and it said to be only 1% report to VAERS. The United States Government established this means of post vaccination adverse effects reporting yet the CDC considers this information to be non reliable.
Some of the information you can find in the link above from the CDC is as follows…
Abbreviations: ACIP = Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices; FDA = Food and Drug Administration; IIV = inactivated influenza vaccine; LAIV4 = live-attenuated influenza vaccine, quadrivalent; RIV4 = recombinant influenza vaccine, quadrivalent.
* Vaccination providers should check FDA-approved prescribing information for 2019–20 influenza vaccines for the most complete and updated information, including (but not limited to) indications, contraindications, warnings, and precautions. Package inserts for U.S.-licensed vaccines are available at https://www.fda.gov/
History of severe allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) to egg is a labeled contraindication to the use of most IIVs and LAIV4.
However, ACIP recommends that persons with a history of egg allergy may receive any licensed, recommended influenza vaccine that is otherwise appropriate for their age and health status. Those who report having had reactions to egg involving symptoms other than urticaria (e.g., angioedema or swelling, respiratory distress, lightheadedness, or recurrent emesis) or who required epinephrine or another emergency medical intervention should be vaccinated in an inpatient or outpatient medical setting (including, but not necessarily limited to, hospitals, clinics, health departments, and physician offices). Vaccine administration should be supervised by a
health care provider who is able to recognize and manage Severe allergic reactions.
Note: Salicylate containing therapy is Acetaminophen also known as Tylenol and Ibuprofen also known as Motrin. Thea are only referened as they are the most commonly are recommended by the OBGYN when pregnant as “safe” then again from Pediatricians to be given to your children right before you come for a vaccination or right after to help with “pending fever and pain.”
For one of the many forms of the flu vaccine is Fluzone Quadrivalent the recommended dosing taken from cited report for children aged ≥36 months (≥3 years) and adults should receive 0.5 mL per dose. (The average weight of a 3 yr old boy and girl is 25 to 35 as per livestrong.com and the average weight for a man according to healthline.com is 197 pounds. That means according to the CDC the same vaccination is administered for a mere 25 pounds to a heavyweight thats over 200 pounds.
Under “Guidance for Use in Specific Populations and Situations:
The following is taken from the Vaccine insert Fluzone
John Hopkins University a reputable source of information included below in the link that shows the ingredient list of the Flu Vaccine and many more vaccinations.
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As stated in the last three lines above:
*This vaccine may contain trace amounts (<0.3 mcg) of mercury left after postproduction thimerosal removal;
If you look at the chart the amount for Fluvirin Prefilled syringe has less then or equal to 1 mcg per 0.5 mL dose
Mercury in any form is poisonous, with mercury toxicity most commonly affecting the neurologic, gastrointestinal (GI) and renal organ systems. Poisoning can result from mercury vapor inhalation, mercury ingestion, mercury injection, and absorption of mercury through the skin. (See Etiology and Prognosis.)
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In the 1800’s the phrase “the mad hatter” was given to those who worked in the hat making factories where they were exposed to chronic mercury and displayed rapid oscillatory tremors.
Then in 1940 cognitive impairments, such as inattention, excitement, and hallucinosis were added to chronic Mercury exposure by 1961 elevated urinary mercury levels was discovered as correlating to the “mysterious” Minamata Disease that had devastating neurologic consequences as a primary outcome of methyl mercury intoxication; unfortunately, these are relatively resistant to treatment. Complications include and were resistant to treatments present in the following ways:
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Despite the low clinical relevance of thimerosal allergy, the rate of thimerosal sensitivity has increased during the last decade, probably because of the increase in vaccines administered during infancy. With the initiation of a mass vaccination campaign in Austria in 1981, the administration of thimerosal-containing vaccines for tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) increased from 6% in 1980 to 86% in 2001. The growing number of people immunized to TBE has been concomitant with an increase in thimerosal-sensitized individuals in Austria.[14,20] Bruckner and colleagues investigated the prevalence of positive patch-test results using the TRUE Test system (Mekos Laboratories A/S, Hillerød, Denmark) on children under 5 years of age to determine whether sensitization to contact allergens was common in infancy. In this study, 24.5% of asymptomatic children from 6 months to 5 years of age were sensitized to one or more contact allergens, and thimerosal was the second most prevalent allergen (after nickel).
Vaccines thus appear to sensitize children to thimerosal at a younger age than expected, given the unlikeliness of contact exposure in this age group to other thimerosal-containing products. Osawa and colleagues also demonstrated this phenomenon by associating DTP vaccination with thimerosal sensitivity in a guinea pig model.
According to the CDC, most people who get sick with the flu will have a mild illness, will not need medical care or antiviral drugs, and will recover in less than two weeks. Some people, however, are more likely to get flu complications that can result in hospitalization and sometimes death. Pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus infections and ear infections are examples of flu-related complications. Flu also can make chronic health problems worse. For example, people with asthma may experience asthma attacks while they have flu and people with chronic congestive heart failure may experience a worsening of this condition triggered by flu.
•Fast breathing or trouble breathing
•Bluish lips or face
•Ribs pulling in with each breath
•Severe muscle pain (child refuses to walk)
•Dehydration (no urine for 8 hours, dry mouth, no tears when crying)
•Not alert or interacting when awake
•Fever above 104°F
•In children less than 12 weeks, any fever
•Fever or cough that improve but then return or worsen
•Worsening of chronic medical conditions
•Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
•Persistent pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
•Persistent dizziness, confusion, inability to arouse
•Severe muscle pain
•Severe weakness or unsteadiness
•Fever or cough that improve but then return or •worsen
•Worsening of chronic medical conditions
In the 2019-2020 flu season, according to the CDC, there were 39-56 million flu illnesses, 18-26 million flu medical visits, 400,000-700,000 flu hospitalizations and 24,000-62,000 deaths.
Flu Vaccine Risks:
The following is a list of risks/adverse events listed on some of the flu vaccine inserts. (This is not a complete list of adverse events listed.) Of course, the risk depends on which vaccine is given.
Brachial plexus neuropathy
Cranial nerve paralysis
Extensive limb swelling
Nerve damage (neuropathy)
Numbness and tingling
Partial facial paralysis
SIRVA (Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration)
Spinal cord inflammation
Syncope and pre-syncope (fainting)
Tonic-clonic limb movements
Upper respiratory tract infection
Vasculitis with transient kidney involvement
Other studies showing risks:
Flu vaccine dramatically increases children’s risk of hospitalization for flu: https://www.sciencedaily.com/rel.../2009/05/090519172045.htm
Flu vaccine increases your risk of contracting Corona viruses:
Flu vaccine and autoimmunity:
Increased risk of non-influenza respiratory virus infections after flu vaccine:
Flu vaccine virus shedding:
Flu vaccine and miscarriage:
Link to a page with many more flu studies:
Thimerosal/Mercury in the Flu Vaccine:
**Note: Thimerosal is only used in the multi dose vials of the flu shot, not the single dose. It is also used in the manufacturing of some vaccines,
and later filtered out, which could result in “trace amounts”
being left in the vaccine.
What is mercury?
Mercury is a naturally-occurring chemical element found in rock in the earth's crust, including in deposits of coal. On the periodic table, it has the symbol "Hg" and its atomic number is 80. It exists in several forms:
elemental (metallic) mercury,
inorganic mercury compounds, and
methylmercury and other organic compounds.
Elemental (Metallic) Mercury:
Elemental or metallic mercury is a shiny, silver-white metal, historically referred to as quicksilver, and is liquid at room temperature. It is used in older thermometers, fluorescent light bulbs and some electrical switches. When dropped, elemental mercury breaks into smaller droplets which can go through small cracks or become strongly attached to certain materials. At room temperature, exposed elemental mercury can evaporate to become an invisible, odorless toxic vapor. If heated, it is a colorless, odorless gas. Learn about how people are most often exposed to elemental mercury and about the adverse health effects that exposures to elemental mercury can produce.
Elemental mercury is an element that has not reacted with another substance. When mercury reacts with another substance, it forms a compound, such as inorganic mercury salts or methyl mercury.
In its inorganic form, mercury occurs abundantly in the environment, primarily as the minerals cinnabar and metacinnabar, and as impurities in other minerals. Mercury can readily combine with chlorine, sulfur, and other elements, and subsequently weather to form inorganic salts. Inorganic mercury salts can be transported in water and occur in soil. Dust containing these salts can enter the air from mining deposits of ores that contain mercury. Emissions of both elemental or inorganic mercury can occur from coal-fired power plants, burning of municipal and medical waste, and from factories that use mercury. Inorganic mercury can also enter water or soil from the weathering of rocks that contain inorganic mercury salts, and from factories or water treatment facilities that release water contaminated with mercury.
Although the use of mercury salts in consumer products, such as medicinal products, have been discontinued, inorganic mercury compounds are still being widely used in skin lightening soaps and creams. Mercuric chloride is used in photography and as a topical antiseptic and disinfectant, wood preservative, and fungicide. In the past, mercurous chloride was widely used in medicinal products, including laxatives, worming medications, and teething powders. It has since been replaced by safer and more effective agents. Mercuric sulfide is used to color paints and is one of the red coloring agents used in tattoo dyes.
Human exposure to inorganic mercury salts can occur both in occupational and environmental settings. Occupations with higher risk of exposure to mercury and its salts include mining, electrical equipment manufacturing, and chemical and metal processing in which mercury is used. In the general population, exposure to mercuric chloride can occur through the dermal route from the use of soaps and creams or topical antiseptics and disinfectants. Another, less well-documented, source of exposure to inorganic mercury salts among the general population is from their use in ethnic religious, magical, and ritualistic practices and in herbal remedies.
When inorganic mercury salts can become attached to airborne particles. Rain and snow deposit these particles on land. Even after mercury gets deposited on land, it often returns to the atmosphere, as a gas or associated with particles, and then redeposits elsewhere.
As it cycles between the atmosphere, land, and water, mercury undergoes a series of complex chemical and physical transformations, many of which are not completely understood. Microscopic organisms can combine mercury with carbon, thus converting it from an inorganic to organic form. Methylmercury is the most common organic mercury compound found in the environment, and is highly toxic.
Health Effects Associated with Exposure to Mercury:
Mercury exposure at high levels can harm the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs, and immune system of people of all ages.
High levels of methylmercury in the bloodstream of babies developing in the womb and young children may harm their developing nervous systems, affecting their ability to think and learn.
What is Thimerosal?
Thiomersal, or thimerosal is an organomercury compound. This compound is a well-established antiseptic and antifungal agent. The pharmaceutical corporation Eli Lilly gave thiomersal the trade name Merthiolate. It has been used as a preservative in vaccines, immunoglobulin preparations, skin test antigens, antivenins, ophthalmic and nasal products, and tattoo inks.
Thiomersal is very toxic by inhalation, ingestion, and in contact with skin, with a danger of cumulative effects. It is also very toxic to aquatic organisms and may cause long-term adverse effects in aquatic environments .
Studies on the negative effects of Thimerosal:
Problems with research supposedly showing Thimerosal is safe: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24995277/
MSDS Data Sheet for Thimerosal: https://www.nwmissouri.edu/naturalsc.../sds/t/Thimerosal.pd
Since the flu is spread mainly by respiratory droplets, basic hygiene practices are the first line of defense against the flu.
Natural supplements to boost immune system:
According to the CDC, there are antiviral drugs that can be used to treat the flu. Antiviral drugs are prescription medicines (pills, liquid, an inhaled powder, or an intravenous solution) that fight against flu viruses in your body. Antiviral drugs are not sold over-the-counter. You can only get them if you have a prescription from a health care provider. Antiviral drugs are different from antibiotics, which fight against bacterial infections. These drugs include: Tamiflu, Relenza, Rapivab, and Xofluza.
Some information about Tamiflu:
As with any topic you research, it’s important to start at the source. Here is the link to the official Tamiflu website that contains both “consumer information” and actual helpful information, like the insert. This will give you an idea of what you might expect to hear from a doctor who may offer to prescribe Tamiflu for you or your child: https://www.tamiflu.com/
Side effects - • Serious skin/hypersensitivity reactions such as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis and erythema multiforme: Discontinue TAMIFLU and initiate appropriate treatment if allergic-like reactions occur or are suspected. (5.1)
• Neuropsychiatric events: Patients with influenza, including those receiving TAMIFLU, particularly pediatric patients, may be at an increased risk of confusion or abnormal behavior early in their illness. Monitor for signs of abnormal behavior. (5.2)
(see full document here: https://www.gene.com/download/pdf/tamiflu_prescribing.pdf)
Tamiflu is a Category C in pregnancy - doctors will still prescribe it, but it is unknown what effects it may have on a developing baby because not enough studies have been done.
Tamiflu DOES pass through breastmilk. Again, doctors will still prescribe it because they say the amount is minimal.
The effect of Tamiflu on immunocompromised individuals is unknown.
Active ingredient: oseltamivir phosphate
TAMIFLU capsules: croscarmellose sodium, povidone K30, pregelatinized starch, sodium stearyl fumarate, and talc
30mg capsule shell: gelatin, red iron oxide, titanium dioxide, and yellow iron oxide
45mg capsules shell: black iron oxide, gelatin, and titanium dioxide
75mg capsules shell: black iron oxide, gelatin, red iron oxide, titanium dioxide, and yellow iron oxide
TAMIFLU for oral suspension: monosodium citrate, saccharin sodium, sodium benzoate, sorbitol, titanium dioxide, tutti-frutti flavoring, and xanthan gum.
Helpful Articles/Links on Tamiflu
Here are some FAQ’s about Tamiflu:
What is Tamiflu?
Tamiflu is advertised as a prescription antiviral drug used to treat the flu.
What is Tamiflu prescribed for?
Lessening the symptoms of the flu such as runny nose, sore throat, cough, fever, chills, and body aches.
Are all flu strains recommended to be treated with Tamiflu?
Flu strains type A and B are typically prescribed Tamiflu. Flu type C is not. This is explained as type C being much less severe Than A and B, therefore not needing the prescription of Tamiflu.
How effective is Tamiflu?
Some Studies have found that only 3 out of 100 who took it proactively actually prevented flu symptoms. It also was found to only shorten the flu symptoms by less than a day, and unlikely to work in a flu epidemic.
This study found Tamiflu to only have a “modest efficacy”
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4375804 “CONCLUSIONS: These data suggest Tamiflu use could induce sudden deterioration leading to death especially within 12 hours of prescription. These findings are consistent with sudden deaths observed in a series of animal toxicity studies, several reported case series and the results of prospective cohort studies.
From "the precautionary principle" the potential harm of Tamiflu should be taken into account and further detailed studies should be conducted.”
Flu symptoms lessened by less than a day-
Interestingly, Tamiflu is not to be prescribed within two weeks of having received the nasal flu vaccine itself due to severe complications.
What are the side effects of Tamiflu?
( Common side effects per RXlist.com): nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, nosebleed, eye redness or discomfort, sleep problems (insomnia), or cough or other respiratory problems.unusual behavior, including confusion, agitation, or self-injury
For more on the potentially harmful hallucinations that Tamiflu causes please see this post:
and these articles :
Is there any group of the population that should not be taking Tamiflu?
Currently, Tamiflu is prescribed for anyone 2 weeks of age or older that has shown flu symptoms. It is available in a pill or liquid form.
Who owns the rights on Tamiflu?
Roche. Roche is a Swiss based multinational company the third largest pharmaceutical company in the world.
To tie this back in with our greater interest, Roche owns Genentech, which is currently involved in R&D to produce a personalized vaccine for cancer.
More discussion on the cancer vaccine here: http://bit.ly/2BdiS96
Other Tamiflu published studies
•Can cause rapid deterioration leading to death. https://content.iospress.com/.../international.../jrs545
•Can tamiflu prevent complications?
•Tamiflu clinical studies
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