If the vaccine was really beneficial for anyone but big pharma, would it really be tax payer funded? Makes me think of the troubles with the disgraceful wind turbines. No one wants them. They aren't necessary. The electricity isn't needed. And yet they too are tax payer funded! Sure, someone's benefiting, but, it ain't me!
|Because flu shots don't make you immune|
This should come as a surprise to no one-
Every year, those who swear by the influenza vaccine eagerly get jabbed. Others vehemently maintain that flu shots are either useless or do more harm than good. The latter camp, however, may now have some additional ammunition.
Although doctors maintain that flu shots are life-savers that everyone should receive, some researchers are uncovering hints that "serial vaccination" -- that is, consistently receiving annual flu shots -- may in fact limit one's ability to fight the virus in the future.
"Nothing surprises me anymore with influenza," Dr. Danuta Skowronski, an epidemiologist at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, told CTV News. "It's such a changeable virus."
Although flu season typically starts in late November and peaks towards the end of December, influenza cases have already been reported across Canada, with spikes occurring over the past month in southern British Columbia, western Manitoba and southwestern Ontario though numbers remain low.
New evidence, however, is raising the spectre that the more influenza vaccinations you receive in your lifetime, the less protection you have from the virus in subsequent seasons.
Skowronski published a study earlier this year showing that people who were vaccinated consecutively in 2012, 2013 and 2014 appeared to have a higher risk of being infected with new strains of the flu.
"If we're seeing some signals of declining vaccine protection, we want to respond to that -- but we don't want to overreact," Skowronski cautiously says.
Skowronski's study, however, is one of several that suggest a similar troubling pattern.
|big pharma only wants to make profits|
In the aftermath of 2009's H1N1 flu epidemic, the Canadian flu surveillance network reported that Canadians who had received a flu shot in late 2008 were between 1.4 and 2.5 times more likely to contract an H1N1 infection that required medical attention, compared with those who didn't get a shot.
The more flu shots you received the more likely you were to get the flu! Obviously a compromised immune system is at play.
A more recent report even states that during the 2014-2015 flu season, those who had not been vaccinated the previous year were more likely to benefit from flu shots than those who received them two years in a row.Annual flu shots make it harder for the immune system to fight off 'new' strains of the virus aka mutated viruses- Again compromised immune system...
To discuss these troubling findings, Skowronski convened a meeting in Vancouver in mid-October with 40 scientists from around the world.
"The actual implications of current findings are unclear -- but important enough to warrant investigation -- to differentiate signal from noise," Dr. Mark Loeb, a scientist with McMaster University who is conducting research into the question, said in an email to CTV News.
Although more research is needed, it's now believed that annual flu shots may make it harder for the immune system to fight off new strains of the virus that show up after immunization. More studies are underway in Canada, the U.S. and Europe to determine this. Quebec, however, has already put its multi-million dollar flu vaccination program under the microscope.
Post flu immunity better then vaccine
People who were infected in the '30's still have immunity to the viruses they were exposed to!
When a flu virus enters the body, the immune system fights the infection by producing a robust antibody response that can spring into action if the same strain of the virus returns. That protection can, in some cases, last a lifetime. "The evidence we have is that people who were infected back in the '30s still have immunity to those viruses," said Dr. Alicia Fry, a medical epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Before their immune systems were compromised by the endless push for flu vaccines?
The article then goes on to downplay your ability to gain natural immunity over time, that would protect you when your older, without mentioning this would apply equally to vaccine exposure to viruses!
A 2011 study in PLoS One, for example, found that just over half of patients infected with the 2009 H1N1 flu still had an antibody response after six months, while only about a third of vaccinated subjects did.
"Finally, there's no guarantee you'll get a robust immune response from infection. It depends on several factors, including your previous exposure to flu viruses, your body's ability to respond and how much of the virus you're exposed to, according to Dr. Suryaprakash Sambhara, an immunologist at the CDC"There is much less of a guarantee you will garner a robust immune response from the vaccine.
Pro pharma pieces won't mention it, but I will!