If you pay attention to the national news, it's likely you're frightened out of your wits! There isn't enough flu vaccine to go around! A shortage has made it very difficult, if not impossible, to get the shot. So the media is in a frenzy; the public is scared silly; and your health is at serious risk. Or is it?
From my perspective, and as William Shakespeare titled his play, it's all "Much Ado About Nothing."
I'm convinced flu shots are not only worthless for preventing the flu, but are also dangerous to your health. In fact, there are 3 very good reasons you should avoid the flu shot. And what's more, you can do so and still avoid the flu!
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(1) It dramatically increases your risk of getting Alzheimer's! You read that right! Let me explain. The vaccine comes in multi-dose vials requiring preservatives and other "additives." These include ethylene glycol (antifreeze), formaldehyde (an embalming fluid and known cancer-causing agent), aluminum (which is associated with Alzheimer's disease and seizures and is also cancer producing in laboratory mice), thimerosal (a mercury disinfectant/preservative -mercury is implicated in autoimmune diseases and Alzheimer's).
How dangerous are these additives? Listen to what Hugh Fudenburg, MD considered the world's leading geneticist with hundreds of original publications, has to say about it:
"If an individual has had five consecutive flu shots between 1970 and 1980 (the years studied) his/her chances of getting Alzheimer's disease are 10 times higher than if they had one, two or no shots."
The cause, according to Dr. Fudenburg, is the mercury and aluminum that's in every flu shot. The gradual mercury and aluminum buildup in the brain causes cognitive dysfunction, which is better known as Alzheimer's.
(2) It often doesn't work! Influenza viruses mutate at a high rate. Unlike the measles, which confers life-long immunity to a stable virus, the flu virus changes from year to year. When the flu comes around next season, it can look totally different to your immune system, so there might not be any immunity from past years.
This rate of mutation is quite variable. Scientists must guess which specific strains will be out there well in advance to prepare adequate stocks of vaccine. There's no guarantee they will be even close to the real thing. It's only a best guess scenario. And, by the time they do know, it's way too late to prepare a vaccine for the specific virus.
(3) If you're healthy, the flu isn't life-threatening! You've heard from the mainstream press that an estimated 36,000 people die in the United States yearly because of influenza, with 200,000 hospitalizations.