The flu vaccine is recommended by doctors and health professionals all over the world, but how safe they are has come into contention.
There have been arguments in the past about the safety of the flu – and indeed many other vaccines. Millions people each year are given vaccines that are said to ‘protect’ them from viruses that many people would never normally come into contact with.
The flu vaccine can have dangerous reaction is certain people especially small children and babies, and some children are left worse off after having the vaccine than in the first place.
And now new fears for the safety of the vaccines approved in 2015 have been brought up.
Certain batches of vaccines approved in 2015 contain the ingredient adjuvant, which has been linked to auto-immune disease and can cause fatigue, muscle problems and neurological damage.
A scientist from the John Hopkins School of Medicine has released a report with worrying implications for these vaccines.
Yournewswire.com have reported that Peter Doshi’s report contains damning words against the vaccine, he says:
“The vaccine may be less beneficial and less safe than has been claimed, and the threat of influenza seems to be overstated.”
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The main assertion of the CDC that fuels the push for flu vaccinations each year is that influenza comes with a risk of serious complications which can cause death, especially in senior citizens and those suffering from chronic illnesses. That’s not the case, said Doshi.
When read carefully, the CDC acknowledges that studies finding any perceived reduction in death rates may be due to the “healthy-user effect” — the tendency for healthier people to be vaccinated more than less-healthy people. The only randomized trial of influenza vaccine in older people found no decrease in deaths. “This means that influenza vaccines are approved for use in older people despite any clinical trials demonstrating a reduction in serious outcomes,” says Doshi.
Even when the vaccine is closely matched to the type of influenza that’s prevalent, which doesn’t happen every year, randomized, controlled trials of healthy adults found that vaccinating between 33 and 100 people resulted in one less case of influenza. In addition, says Doshi, no evidence exists to show that this reduction in the risk of influenza for a specific population — here in the United States, among healthy adults, for example — extrapolates into any reduced risk of serious complications from influenza, such as hospitalizations or deaths, among seniors.
“For most people, and possibly most doctors, officials need only claim that vaccines save lives, and it is assumed there must be solid research behind it,” says Doshi.
Unfortunately, that’s not the case, he says.
Although the CDC implies that vaccinations are safe and there’s no need to weigh benefits against risk, Doshi disagrees. He points to an Australian study that found one in every 110 children under the age of five had convulsions following vaccinations in 2009 for H1N1 influenza. Additional investigations found that the H1N1 vaccine was also associated with a spike in cases of narcolepsy among adolescents.
Neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock has backed up Doshi’s claim, echoing:
“The vaccine is completely worthless, and the government knows it.
There are three reasons the government tells the elderly why they should get flu shots: secondary pneumonia, hospitalization, and death. Yet a study by the Cochrane group studied hundreds of thousands of people and found it offered zero protection for those three things in the general community.
It offered people in nursing homes some immunity against the flu — at best one-third — but that was only if they picked the right vaccine.”
These doctor’s claims are shared by many across the world who are skeptical about the aggressive way vaccines are pushed on us, and how much money we know the pharmaceutical industry makes from them.