I read a story on Wsaz.com about the "Swine Flu Frenzy." I left a comment there that this mass hysteria about the swine flu is caused by the media and pharmaceutical companies and that people should educate themselves before they blindly follow the media. 2 people were nice enough to leave comments that I was an idiot. Well, that may be so but at least I am an informed idiot. I am not one of those people who are gonna say "I have never had a flu shot and never had the flu." I have had the flu shot and I have also had the flu.
Does the flu shot actually prevent the flu? No. The flu shot actually contains the flu virus. You are tricking your body into thinking it is already sick, so it will make antibodies. So, you are injecting yourself with a virus you may or may not get to begin with.
What are the ingredients in a flu shot? Below is a comical but deadly truthful skit about the flu vaccine ingredients. I will break them down below.
Beside chicken embryos (eggs) the flu vaccine contains the actual virus you are so afraid of. It also contains formaldehyde. Which according to the CDC is "Carcinogenic to humans" and until 1982 was used in the making of insulation and other building materials. Now it is not. I wonder why? and I wonder why we are now not inhaling it but injecting it into our bodies? According to the National Cancer Institute prolonged exposure (ex. embalmers) to formaldehyde meant an increased risk to leukemia and brain cancer. I would consider 1 to 2 shots per year for 40+ years prolonged exposure!
The flu vaccine also contains Ether (used to purify gasoline, I might add). Again, the CDC says that short-term exposure to ether can cause irritation to the eyes, nose and throat. It may also cause dizziness, drowsiness, unconsciousness and death. Long-term exposure can cause loss of appetite, dizziness, drowsiness, headache and mental disturbances.
Detergent? The exact detergent used in the flu vaccine is called Triton X-100 and according to Wkipedia is used in almost all cleaning compounds. I couldn't find anything on the web confirming why the agent is actually used in a flu shot other than s an "additive."
Mercury. The exact name for the mercury contained in flu shots is called Thimerosal. Again, Wikipedia states that Thimerosal is very toxic by inhalation, ingestion, and in contact with skin, with dangerous cumulative effects. We have all heard about the theories linking Autism with vaccines containing mercury. While the Center for Disease Control states "There is no convincing evidence of harm caused by the low doses of thimerosal in vaccines". Wikipedia tells us "Few studies of the toxicity of thiomersal in humans have been performed."
BUT the CDC does tell us here that the same Swine Flu vaccine you are getting today is linked to people getting Guillain-Barré Syndrome in the 70's, when Swine Flu broke out in 1976. GBS is a neurological disorder in which the body attacks it's own nerve cells.
Alzheimer’s Disesase is now being linked to vaccinations, specifically to flu shots. You can read a study here saying that your chances of getting the disease are 10 times higher if you had 5 or more consecutive Flu shots. "Alzheimer’s does not develop immediately after taking the shot, then the link can not be proven." Hopefully more testing can be done!
Flu season begins in October and generally runs through May. The CDC says the flu kills 36,000 people each year in the U.S. alone. FluCount.org says that 58 people are dying daily, WORLDWIDE from H1N1. Let's take that 58 people and times that by the 240 days of the Flu season. That results in less than 14,000 WORLWIDE !!! Strange these numbers don't add up in anyway huh?
Most of us are smart enough not to play Russian roulette but yet this is just another form of the game is it not? If you went to an amusement park and you were told that the "Swine Ride" was going to break and cause x number of deaths and x number of brain disorders BUT they were pretty sure it wasn't going to be the time you ride. Would you still get on?
I am certainly not advocating either side of this dilemma. I am telling you to be informed and stop following blindly. Do your own research.