Loe Fisher, founder of the National
Vaccine Information Center, discusses the outcome of last year’s
swine flu debacle, and the potentially harmful changes that are being made
to this season’s flu vaccine as a result.
of course, vaccine makers made millions off their novel H1N1 vaccines.
those in the southern hemisphere, like Australia, the flu season has already
begun, and the health hazards of this year's seasonal trivalent vaccine
have already become evident. For the rest of you, the flu season is nearing,
and another round of advertisements for flu vaccines are about to hit the
Summary of a Failed Pandemic
year the United States contracted for the manufacture of over 170 million
doses of swine flu vaccine. Probably the most significant accomplishment
of this website was that we were able to contribute to the fact that only
90 million doses were used in the United States.
with the facts, less than one-third of the US population fell for the fear
quickly became very clear that this was in fact a very mild disease that
was not going to kill people in large numbers. Yet the projected number
of casualties in the US alone was declared to be between 60,000 to 90,000!
And the campaign to hype up the fear and force the untested, unproven pandemic
vaccine on the masses through any means reached previously unheard of proportions.
a week of Australia reporting that the virus appeared to be 40 times less
lethal than originally feared, the WHO instructed countries to simply stop
lab confirming suspected H1N1 cases, which meant that any and all flu-like
symptoms were reported as pandemic influenza, padding the statistics.
despite this misrepresentation of the facts, last year's flu season turned
out to be one of the mildest in recent years!
2003, the official government statistic on flu deaths has been an average
of 36,000 deaths per year (although as previously reported, this number
is also far from the truth as it includes pneumonia deaths, which account
for most of these deaths), but last year the CDC reported only 12,000 flu
deaths – a mere one-third of the average!
cases were also not serologically confirmed to be influenza, but included
pneumonia and other flu-like illness, which means the actual number of people
who died as a direct result of the flu – let alone H1N1 -- was even
lower than that.
whenever you see flu mortality statistics, you need to beware that the number
includes secondary respiratory complications such as pneumonia, which may
or may not have been preceded by a bout of flu. This is sort of a catchall
category that has been conveniently ascribed to influenza when, oftentimes,
that's just the precipitating trigger.
typically, one of the common mechanisms of death as you get older is respiratory
infections. The influenza doesn't actually kill the person, the secondary
pneumonia does, and it does so because their immune system is too compromised,
whether due to age or underlying poor health.
way, the fact that last season's flu mortality statistic was a mere one-third
of the average should serve as a valuable eye-opener to anyone who may still
be panicking at the mere thought of the H1N1 swine flu.
Key WHO Pandemic Advisors had Financial Ties to Vaccine Makers
was perhaps suspected, but when the World Health Organization finally released
of its pandemic advisors, it finally confirmed that at least five of
the key players who influenced the phase six pandemic declaration indeed
had financial ties to vaccine makers. As we now know, our tax dollars were
completely wasted on these nonessential pandemic vaccines, and it appears
as though financial conflicts of interest between WHO pandemic advisors
and the industry may have had a great deal to do with it.
it really wise to take advice from people who have a financial stake in
the outcome of the decision to declare a worldwide pandemic? I think recent
history tells us the answer is clearly NO!
June 24th, the European
Parliamentary Assembly criticized the lack of transparency and "grave
shortcomings" in the decision-making processes relating to the pandemic,
Parliamentary Assembly is alarmed about the way in which the H1N1 influenza
pandemic has been handled, not only by the World Health Organization (WHO)
but also by the competent health authorities at the level of the European
Union and at national level.
It is particularly troubled by some of the consequences of decisions taken
and advice given leading to distortion of priorities of public health
services across Europe, waste of large sums of public money and also unjustified
scares and fears about health risks faced by the European public at large.
The Assembly notes that grave shortcomings have been identified regarding
the transparency of decision-making processes relating to the pandemic
which have generated concerns about the possible influence of the pharmaceutical
industry on some of the major decisions relating to the pandemic."
also remarked that:
1908 (2010) on lobbying in a democratic society (European Code of
conduct on lobbying), the Assembly noted that unregulated or secret lobbying
may be a danger and can undermine democratic principles and good governance."
the swine flu pandemic of 2009 was a perfect example of just how devastating
such 'secret lobbying' can be.
Vaccine Does Not Prevent Death in Elderly, CDC Director Admits
what the pharmaceutical industry would love for you to believe is that the
flu vaccine is going to somehow magically protect you from dying from the
flu, when in fact the evidence couldn't be more clear -- It doesn't work
at all in the elderly! And the data is flimsy at best when it comes to children
fact, in April, Michael Osterholm, director of the national Center for Infectious
Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), publicly
admitted that flu shots don't work in the elderly.
also know the flu vaccine is fraught with side effects and health complications,
so many people are literally receiving zero benefit and all risk when getting
is a massive attempt to defraud and deceive people to generate profits from
flu vaccines. Fortunately, we are able to penetrate this veil of misinformation,
as we did so effectively last year. And this year, we want to start early
by warning people about the new plan...
This Year's Flu Plan
news for this year is that the
flu vaccine you'll get this fall will be a combination vaccine that
contains both the regular flu- and the swine flu vaccines – you will
not be given the choice to take them individually.
Loe Fisher explains:
of 2009, the CDC announced that every single American from the age
of 6 months through the year of death should get an annual flu shot --
every single one of us, whether we're healthy or we're sick.
In March of 2009, this mysterious H1N1 bird-pig-human hybrid influenza
virus was discovered.
So here we are… Everyone is supposed to get a flu shot every year.
We're going into the flu season of 2010-2011…. [But] they have decided
that in the annual influenza shot for this year, there will be three type
A or type B viruses, and one will be H1N1."
is the same type of vaccine that Australia recently suspended for use in
children under the age of five because it caused a surprisingly high number
of reports of children suffering high fevers, vomiting and febrile convulsions.
children aren't the only group that seem to react more violently to the
trivalent vaccine that contains the H1N1 component.
government committee has been created to investigate last year's H1N1 monovalent
vaccine for signs that it may be associated with a higher rate of certain
kinds of reactions. What the committee found out provisionally is that there
were three signs of trouble with the H1N1 swine flu vaccine used last year.
was Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), which we know has been associated with
influenza vaccine since 1976 when the first swine flu vaccine was used.
There is [also] a sign of a blood disorder called thrombocytopenia. Thrombocytopenia
is when your blood cannot produce enough platelets. It's an autoimmune
The other is Bell's palsy. That's a facial paralysis. It's a neuroimmune
The government is saying they don't know if these are true signals or
not, but there were some red flags that were raised."
now we're moving into the 2010-2011 flu season with a vaccine that may be
am concerned," Fisher says, "We have over 300 million people
[in the US] which… are supposed to get this influenza vaccine. And
we have a very aggressive push by the media and others who are following
the lead of the government, so we could have a bad situation."
Vaccine Doesn't Work for Seniors, So Their Dose is Quadrupled!
seniors, the news may be even more dire.
H1N1 first hit last year, the CDC explained that seniors weren't included
in the first round of shots because studies indicated the risk of infection
in this age group was less than for younger groups.
higher dose formulation of an inactivated seasonal influenza vaccine (Fluzone
High-Dose, manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur, licensed by FDA on December
23, 2009) for use in people age 65 years and older will be available in
the 2010-11 influenza season.
"Fluzone High-Dose contains four times the amount of influenza antigen
compared to other inactivated seasonal influenza vaccines. …
Studies are underway to assess the relative effectiveness of Fluzone High-Dose
compared to standard dose inactivated influenza vaccine, but results from
those studies will not be available before the 2010-11 influenza season."
you read that right: if you're age 65 or older, the CDC wants you to take
a flu vaccine this fall that not only contains an antigen they previously
said you probably already have antibodies to (H1N1), but that is also four
times as potent, with no safety evaluation whatsoever until AFTER the season
the CDC is asking you to be a part of a large public health experiment.
is why we're warning you early, because for the most part, none of this
is really known. It's not been announced. It certainly has not received
Another mind-bending irony is that unused or expired flu vaccines that contain
the mercury preservative thimerosal can by law not be disposed of in regular
garbage because it's considered hazardous waste.
it's deemed to be safe to inject into your body – in the case of the
flu vaccine, once a year, each and every year of your life!
the Vaccine Safe for Pregnant Women? Nobody Knows!
now have the policy in place that every single American is supposed to get
a flu shot this coming year, from six months of age through the year of
death. That means every clinic; every doctor who has that flu vaccine is
going to be pushing hard for it. Even in pregnant women.
am very concerned about the issue of pregnant women getting influenza
shots, particularly this one," Fisher says. "We don't have enough
scientific studies that have looked at the effects of giving influenza
vaccine, particularly this H1N1 vaccine, to pregnant women.
Last summer the NIH announced that they were doing studies in children,
adults and in pregnant women with the H1N1 swine flu vaccine. About 120
pregnant women were supposed to be enrolled in a study in early September…
We have yet to see any announcement of what the results of those studies
It's shocking to think that pregnant women are advised to take a vaccine
that has no scientific backing for its safety for either the mother or the
to Grave Approach to Flu Vaccine – Is it Wise?
think that we really need to take a hard look at this cradle to grave
approach for influenza vaccine. We have to certainly demand that the proper
scientific studies be done.
For those people who want to use influenza vaccine, they deserve no less.
But we certainly shouldn't be in the business of mandating the use of
influenza vaccine in this country. It seems like every single time the
CDC recommends a vaccine for universal use by children, and now by adults,
there is this issue of whether or not it should be required.
I am very concerned about that because we should all have the right to
make free choices about the kind of healthcare we want, and the kind of
products that we want to use, and that should go for vaccines as well."
that products like vaccines that contain additives like mercury and aluminum
can cause brain damage, or even death. If you happen to have certain genetics
or biological high risk factors that put you at greater risk than others
for suffering vaccine induced harm, you're out of luck…
also the issue of contamination, such as the rotavirus vaccine that was
recently found to contain potentially dangerous pig viral DNA.
we have no understanding of what the acute implications are, let alone the
long-term ramifications to the second and third generations.
we fought back and the H1N1 vaccine was not made mandatory last year. That
was a major victory for the freedom to choose. So now, I encourage you to
spread the word, to get educated, and to let your friends and relatives
know about the flu plan for this year because they are not going to hear
this from the conventional media.
order to make an informed choice, you need to have the facts of what you're
up against; including all the risks and the benefits.
involvement can play a huge role in preserving you and your family's freedom
and protecting innocent children from undue harm. Let's make sure that we
are never in a position where we are forced to get an influenza vaccine
that has not been proven safe, effective, or necessary.
More Time – Vitamin D to the Rescue
written about the benefits of vitamin
D to ward off the flu in the past, and I'm pleased to announce that
more and more studies about how Vitamin D can prevent infections, disease,
and flu are coming out.
example, if you're pregnant or planning to become pregnant, you'll be pleased
to know that an article published
May 1 in the American Academy of Pediatrics News recommends pregnant women
take 4,000 IUs of Vitamin D daily to fight infection and disease, to maintain
good health, and to deliver healthier, stronger babies.
even this seemingly large amount may be seriously inadequate in many women.
Some may need more than 10,000 units per day and the only way to know for
sure is to
have your vitamin D level tested.
take a look at this Japanese
study from last year, which showed that a group of children taking Vitamin
D3 was 58 percent less likely to catch influenza A. That's a higher effectiveness
than any flu vaccine can claim, and doesn't come with a barrage of potentially
devastating side effects!
we already know that most children and teenagers are Vitamin D-deficient,
I urge you to get your children's vitamin
D levels tested, and if found deficient, follow my recommendations for
optimizing their levels. Do this, and they'll be far less likely to catch
any cold or flu this year.