The flu season is upon us, along with good and bad news.
The swine flu epidemic of last year was warned to be an immense disaster and the end result showed it was milder than what had been forecast.
The mortality rate of last years flu have estimates showed it turned out to be one-third of a normal year, despite the news of the new human-bird-pig influenza virus known as swine flu. No flashing lights, red flags or disasters occurred.
The United States last year had contracted the manufacturing of greater than 170 million doses of the swine flu vaccine and only 90 million were actually used.
Everyone needing flu shots
Over the past few years health practitioners in America have been insistent that each child aged 6 months to 18 years old have a yearly flu shot. Health officials have now heightened that with informing everyone six months and older to get the shot regardless of health status
Health officials have gone ahead advocating flu shots for every person even without studies being conducted. Basically, you are the unwitting participant in a laboratory study.
No matter what side effects of flu vaccines will happen in Americans
This year we are not having the run of the mill average flu shot, it's the new three in one version which can cause more reactions than just the single version. This vaccine contains influenza A, B and 2009 swine flu(H1N1) strains.
By giving this highly questionable mix to 300 million persons can have the probability to lead to unfavorable indications. Warning signal were already on the horizon last year, this years flu season has just added more.
The flu season in Australia leads ours so we can observe them for a preview of issues with the vaccine.
June 2010, produced over 1,000 negative reactions in children under the age of five which had caused the government of Australia to prohibit flu vaccines in that age group. Among the reactions noted were high fever, vomiting and convulsions were the most reported which are linked with enduring negative health outcomes.
CLC's Fluvax appears to be the main reason. CLC however, disagreed about taking the blame only, noting that any of the other three vaccines out could have done the damage.
As like the events in Australia last year with the swine flu was repeated exactly in the United States. The same exact thing can happen again in the fall, winter and spring in the U.S..
Recently the Sydney Morning Herald reported that Australian public health experts are using an independent boy to observe drug safety after it had came out that young child could very well end up in the hospital due to adverse reactions from the flu vaccine instead of the flu its self. The information differs the advice of safety from the government stating that any harm did not outweigh the risks.
It is in all possibility that the United States will have the same event and down the road news media will be reporting that children receiving the vaccine have a good chance of being hospitalized more than those who have the flu.
H1N1 reactions still coming in
The 2009, swine flu vaccine has been added into this years combination vaccine and many ongoing reports linked to overwhelming side effects:
Finland, France and Sweden have reports of narcolepsy being reported in teenagers in reaction to Pandemrix monovalent swine flu vaccine, the Finnish government has now stopped its use.
Korea has had 2,600 side effects reported from the swine flu vaccine as of August this year, the reactions spanned from allergic reactions to headaches to fevers and ten deaths were reported.
Children alone do not only suffer the side effects more strongly to the 2009 H1N1 component.
Noted by Barbara Loe Fisher from the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) which is a special government committee that was created to examine last years H1N1 vaccine for signs it could be linked with more negative reactions. So far the committee tentatively has found three signs of concern with the H1N1 vaccine used last year.
The outline from Ms. Fisher reports these three concerns:
Gulliain-Barre syndrome (GBS) autoimmune disease which has been linked with the influenza vaccine since 1976. Earlier this month the British government health experts admitted the association between the vaccine and a higher risk of GBS.
Idiopathic thrombocytopeia purpura (ITP) autoimmune disorder, blood clotting disorder noted by insufficient platelets.
Bell's Palsy reaction which produces temporary paralysis of the face.
Vaccines damage the immune system
All vaccines suppress the immune system. It can take weeks or months before it returns to normal.
Here are a few ways that they harm or change the immune system reaction:
Some of the vaccines are neruotoxic and could degrade the immune and brain function.
Vaccines can change t-cell function and cause chronic illness.
Vaccines can set off allergies by bringing immense foreign protein molecules into the body which are not correctly broken down by the digestive tract. This can result in an allergic reaction.
In 2007, the Annals of Medicine reported a study that showed it could cause immediate risk on the cardiovascular system.
Caution for seniors
The flu vaccine this season can be one of the most hazardous to seniors. Seniors most likely will receive a vaccine that is four times as strong as the ones given to the general populace this had been reported by the Chicago Tribune.
ACIP Provisional Recommendations for the use of the vaccine dated February 24th notes:
A higher dose produced by Sanofi Pasteur, FDA licensed December 23, 2009, states for use in persons 65 years of age and older will be available for the 2010-2011 influenza season.
The Fluzone high dose has four times more the amount of influenza antigen than other inactivated seasonal influenza vaccines.
Studies are going on to determine the effectiveness of Fluzone High Dose saw compared to standard influenza doses. Results will not be available for the 2010-2011 flu season.
Basically, the CDC is suggesting seniors take the high dose which is four times as strong without a current safety evaluation but to have it while they are studying the vaccine.
Due to the lacking of scientific evidence it is unclear if it is safe for pregnant women to take the vaccine. Currently there is no evidence to prove its safety.
The flu shots weaken your immune system, expose the body to toxins, cause allergies and negative reactions.
It is important to note that around only 20% of flu like illnesses are caused by Influenza A or B stated by the CDC. The remaining 80% can be caused by 200 bugs like rhino virus.
If you do get influenza and have a good immune system recovery should be quick. Respiratory infections increase with age. When someone over 65 dies from respiratory failure after a flu type illness most of the time it was caused bacterial pneumonia.
The best flu prevention is healthy lifestyle and nutrition. Consuming enough vitamin D, stress reduction and sufficient sleep.
There are some natural ways to treat the cold and flu. Here are a few:
Echinacea stimulates the immune system. Take one dose of 250-500 mg daily.
Garlic will detoxify the body. Take 500 mg three times a day for five days.
Ginger tea acts as antiviral. It will break up mucus and congestion. Boil two teaspoons of fresh ground ginger in two cups of water for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to stand for 10 minutes then drink. Use as needed.
Catnip or Elderflower made into a tea for fever.
At the onset of the flu drink rose hip tea.
Chinese herbal formulas
Gan Mao Dan cold and flu pills decrease fever, eases chest congestion and stops coughing.
Elderberry is used in flu treatment. It has two components that fight the flu and prevents the virus from spreading to respiratory tract cells.
Under the name Sambucol. Clinical studies have proven it shows great reduction of fevers, muscle aches and other symptoms within 24 hours. Within three days 90% of persons feel far better. You can take the medicine or make a tea with the herb.