Big Drop In Reported Flu Cases
Less than half of the residents in Windsor-Essex have received their flu shot this season, but the local health unit is reporting a drop in the number of influenza cases.
The opening sentence really tells us a lot (not all, but a lot) of what we need to know. Lots of residents aren’t getting a flu shot, lots or residents aren’t getting the flu. Valid? Not totally, but that’s a decent start. We now find out that there is a 94% decrease in confirmed flu cases from the prior year. What do we also know? I remind you, less than half of residents got a flu shot. So what conclusion is drawn by health officials? That flu shots are helping stave off the flu.
The sentence which follows this ridiculous conclusion is none other than verifiable stats backing up the low number of flu shots, citing 40%. Let’s abort the premise that this article is a ridiculous fallacy and move on to more grand concepts. First, if flu cases are down to minuscule occurrences, wouldn’t it be best to simply stay the path? Why try to fix something which isn’t broken? Clearly, that’s rhetorical on my part because I know the answer to be for pharmaceutical companies to create revenue. That answer hides in plain site. How could you even deny it? There are hardly any flu cases. People aren’t getting flu shots. So your suggestion is to give people more flu shots. What else besides egregious profiteering exist here?
The above article is a perfect example of agenda-ridden garbage. I can’t say that the media outlet itself intentionally conspires in nefarious ways, I think it actually might be utter stupidity on behalf of an editorial staff which is exposed by national health agencies. The article is embarrassing but consistent with worldwide journalistic ineptness. But the worst part is that people will read this and interpret logic. And this is far from logic.
What is FLUAD™?
FLUAD™ is a standard-dose, three-component (trivalent) inactivated flu vaccine that contains an adjuvant. It is manufactured using an egg-based process (like most flu vaccines), and is formulated with the adjuvant MF59. An adjuvant is an ingredient added to a vaccine that helps create a stronger immune response to vaccination.
What is MF59?
MF59 is an oil-in-water emulsion of squalene oil. Squalene, a naturally occurring substance found in humans, animals and plants, is highly purified for the vaccine manufacturing process. FLUAD™ is approved for use among people 65 years and older, who often have a lower protective immune response after flu vaccination compared to younger, healthier people.
Highly toxic squalene MF59 adjuvant that caused Gulf War syndrome in military servicemen now being added to some civilian flu vaccines
At a 2010 gathering of the American Rally for Personal Rights in Chicago, registered nurse and retired Air Force Captain Richard Rovet warned his listening audience about the dangers of squalene MF59, the devastation and horrors of which he witnessed first hand during his time in the service. The experimental oil-in-water adjuvant, which was forced on all servicemen beginning in 1999 via the mandatory anthrax vaccine, caused many of Capt. Rovet’s comrades to suffer severe and permanent side effects. One of Capt. Rovet’s closest friends, in fact, was actually killed as a result of squalene MF59.
“For the past 64 years, the United States Military and other agencies within our government have used our servicemen and women as test subjects, oftentimes in secret and without informed consent,” explained Capt. Rovet. “In December of 1994, the United States Senate released a report titled, ‘Is military research hazardous to a veteran’s health? Lessons spanning half a century’ … [that] outlines the unethical use of servicemen and women as test subjects, guinea pigs.”
After establishing that squalene MF59 was admittedly experimental, Capt. Rovet went on to explain how the U.S. government willfully ignored all documented evidence showing that the anthrax vaccine, and squalene MF59 in particular, was directly responsible for triggering an epidemic of Gulf War syndrome that left hundreds of thousands of servicemen seriously injured or dead. Not only this, but the U.S. Department of Defense actually ordered that both the anthrax vaccine and a related botulism toxoid vaccine, both of which contained experimental squalene MF59, not be annotated in soldiers’ medical records — they were instead generically identified as “Vac A” and “Vac B” in order to conceal their identity.
“Roughly one in four of the 697,000 veterans, my brothers and sisters who served in the first Gulf War, are afflicted with Gulf War illness … [and] study after study shows a higher rate of Gulf War illness in vaccinated veterans. That’s a fact,” added Capt. Rovet. “Military members can be ordered to take medicines and vaccines against their will, or be imprisoned and discharged from the armed forces with a criminal record for the rest of their lives, right up there with rape perpetrators.”
Gulf war syndrome linked to a toxic vaccine ingredient
Squalene was used as an adjuvant in compulsory anthrax vaccinations given to servicemen during the Gulf War. Adjuvants are substances added to vaccines to create a stronger immune response to the vaccine. The anthrax vaccines used an oil-in-water emulsion of squalene known as MF59.
Many health activists maintain that the U.S. government willfully ignored evidence showing that MF59 in anthrax vaccine triggered Gulf war syndrome. Initially the Department of Defense denied squalene’s presence in the compulsory vaccines, but the FDA found evidence of the substance, and tests detecting anti-squalene antibodies in Gulf War Syndrome patients provided a clear link.
How does squalene harm the human body?
Squalene is a naturally occurring substance in animals, plants and humans. Found in abundant supply throughout the nervous system and brain, squalene is actually a beneficial antioxidant when consumed.
But, injecting squalene as an adjuvant is a different story. Adjuvants enhance the immune response and cause the immune system to overreact to the introduction of the organism being vaccinated against. Experts report that the immune system is triggered to attack squalene throughout the entire body – even where it is vital to the nervous system. In truth, studies confirm that adjuvants like squalene can generate long-term, concentrated and unremitting immune responses.
In a study published in the American Journal of Pathology in 2000, a single injection of squalene caused rheumatoid arthritis – an autoimmune disease – in rats. Is it surprising in any way that an overwhelming amount of Gulf war syndrome patients suffer from autoimmune diseases?
Incidentally, adjuvants are used to make it possible to use smaller amounts of a flu vaccine, thus allowing for a greater amount of individual doses – and greater profits for the pharmaceutical companies.
Liz Phenneger, a nurse who used to work at Deaconess Hospital, is currently recovering from Guillain-Barré at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute.
She started feeling weak following a flu vaccine and was diagnosed on Oct. 24.
Phenneger spent almost two weeks at Sacred Heart before moving to St. Luke’s for recovery and said she still has limited strength. At times, she feels like she’s “holding on to an electrical wire.”
“I can’t bend my feet, it just feels like I’m wearing big boots or something,” she said.