by: J. D. Heyes
It must be the winter holiday season, because the push to poison Americans with flu shots is once again in full force.
And, as usual, they are being sold as the ultimate public health and public safety tool, even though predicting which strain of flu is going to hit this year is a bit like guessing Powerball numbers.
But no matter. The call has gone out far and wide: “Get your flu shot now! Protect yourself! Hurry – time’s-a-wastin’!”
Cue the fearmongering
As reported by Newsday on Nov. 14, under the headline, “Be Thankful and Get a Flu Shot Now”:
Thanksgiving is a week from Thursday, so you might want to put getting a flu shot at the top of your to-do list if you plan to be with family and friends for the holiday. For those who haven’t gotten the vaccine yet, it’s even more crucial if you expect to be mingling with a crowd of sneezing, coughing shoppers at the malls, hunting for bargains on Black Friday.
None of this, of course, comes without the required fearmongering, from no less than “official” government sources:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults 65 and older get a flu shot each year because seniors are at the greatest risk of serious complications if they get the virus. Since it takes about 10 days to build up immunity after receiving a flu shot, getting vaccinated now should protect you through the entire holiday season.
They are even making it easier than ever to get the poisonous flu shot. You no longer have to go to your doctor’s office or the county clinic; you can visit any number of retailers with pharmacies like Walgreen’s, RiteAid and Target for your shot.
And, of course, if you happen to have a cash flow problem, well, the government’s got a solution for that, too:
Flu shots are covered by Medicare and many private health insurance plans. In most cases, you will have little to no out-of-pocket costs. Still, call the site first to make sure it has the vaccine available and ask whether your insurance will be accepted.
What is not being told to the general public is this: Flu vaccines still contain mercury, which is a neurotoxin.
Now, the “medical establishment” and the government have pooh-poohed this fact, brushing it off as a wild conspiracy theory. But in truth, study after study has shown that even the trace amounts of mercury-containing thimerosal, which is found in flu shots, can be harmful.
‘Mercury is known to cause serious harm’
In 2011, the Coalition for Mercury-free Drugs published details of a Brazilian study that confirmed what earlier studies had shown:
Yet another peer-reviewed, scientific study proving the connection between the mercury in medicine and human illnesses has just been released. The latest study is the sixth one published in recent months. This report specifically examines the harm inflicted on developing fetuses and children by Thimerosal, a mercury-based compound routinely used as a preservative in flu shots.
The study’s author, Dr. Jose Dorea, reviewed the published science which demonstrates that infant exposure to the amount of thimerosal in vaccines is toxic to human brain cells.
“Mercury is known to cause serious harm, especially to fetuses and children because of their smaller size,” said Rev. Lisa Sykes, President of CoMeD and mother of a mercury-poisoned child. “Why remove Thimerosal from pediatric vaccines only to inject it into pregnant women and children with recommended flu shots? They removed Thimerosal from other vaccines, so it should also be removed from flu shots.”