When it comes to vaccines, I believe parents should look into each vaccine, and the disease it may prevent, and make a fully informed, wise decision for themselves and their child. These are just some recent headline news videos from some well known doctors (the first - Dr. Holtorf - has a specialization in infectious disease).
I am a bit surprised that everyone is encouraging pregnant and nursing mothers and babies under the age of 2 to get the H1N1 vaccine when these are the exact groups that the vaccine has especially not yet been shown safe to administer to. The package insert of the H1N1 vaccine states, "Safety and effectiveness of Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine have not been established in pregnant women, nursing mothers, or in persons less than 18 years of age."
Dr. Mehmet Oz, talk show host and Vice-Chair and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University is perhaps the most well-known doctors in the U.S.
In the first video, a Walgreens pharmacist gives Dr. Oz a flu shot -- which was also given to everyone in his studio audience. He states that he’s been getting the seasonal flu vaccine every year for about ten years.
But what you didn’t see in that clip was Dr. Oz stating that when it comes to the swine flu shot, neither his wife nor his four children will get the vaccine. This comes up during his interview on CNN, shown in the second video.
It’s amazing how many doctors have been hoodwinked into believing that the flu shot is a necessity. It’s also interesting to note that when employment is not on the line the doctor acquiesces to a far healthier approach, and his wife and children will be spared the toxic burden and other potential health hazards inherent with the swine flu vaccine.
It’s far less surprising how many corporations are happy to promote the belief that you need a flu shot every year, given how much money they’re making off of useless flu vaccines.
Study after study keeps coming to the same conclusion: Flu vaccines DO NOT WORK, and in many cases do more harm than good.
In fact, before the CDC advocated vaccinating children under the age of five, the number of children dying from the flu was very low, and on the decline. Then, in 2003, just after children aged five and under started getting vaccinated, the number of flu deaths skyrocketed.
For this year’s flu season, five biopharmaceutical companies have been awarded massive contracts by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for development and production of more than 195 million doses of swine flu vaccine, in addition to the seasonal flu vaccine.
The companies -- Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, MedImmune, Australian drug maker CSL, and Sanofi-Pasteur -- will likely make a great deal of money.
CSL has contracts to supply $180 million worth of bulk antigen to the U.S. MedImmune will supply 40 million doses of its live attenuated nasal spray swine flu vaccine for more than $450 million. And Sanofi-Pasteur is providing more than 100 million doses of monovalent swine flu vaccine, a $690 million order.
More on H1N1 and vaccines:
Interesting Interviews on Seasonal Flu, H1N1, and Vaccinations Here