The Australian Department of Health reported the Flu Vaccine is only 10% effective against the predominant strain of Influenza A (H3N2). (1-2) This doesn’t exactly inspire confidence in our Flu vaccine, which is the same one as Australia’s.
Twenty Two Thousand Nurses Refused Flu Shot
Twenty Two thousand nurses refused mandatory flu vaccination as precondition for hospital employment.(6)
Suing the Hospital
The nurses union at Harvard’s Women and Brigham’s hospital is suing the hospital to overturn mandatory Flu Shots for nurses.(5)
David Brownstein says: FUGETABOUTIT !!
As Dr David Brownstein has said many times, “why would anyone want a Flu Shot that fails most people who get them?”(3-4)
Why Influenza Vaccines Fail (7-8)
Influenza A is an RNA virus present in birds and pigs, which mutates and changes rapidly.(7-8) The situation is made worse by overcrowding of animals by “modern industrial farming practices also called “Factory farming”. “The stress and unsanitary conditions…weaken animals’ immune systems, making them more susceptible to infection.“(Quote from The Week) The influenza virus may breed and mutate in animals, and then transmitted back to humans.(reference the CDC)
Dr Stephen Harrod Buhner has a nice description of what happens in his book: Herbal Antivirals:Natural Remedies for Emerging Resistant and Epidemic Viral Infections by Stephen Harrod Buhner.
“While DNA viruses make billions more of themselves, RNA viruses make billions of similar but not identical viruses. It is something like a swarm of honeybees — all similar but all different. In fact it is much more accurate to think of an RNA infection as infection by a viral swarm.”
The virus is a not a static genome. Rather, it is a rapidly mutating genome. As you can well imagine, it is virtually impossible to come up with an effective vaccine against such a moving target. This is especially true if last years viral strain is used as a template for a new vaccine. The virus has already changed.
Above header image Flu shot sign in front of Walgreens courtesy of Coronado Times.
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Links and References:
1) Perspective Chasing Seasonal Influenza — The Need for a Universal Influenza Vaccine Catharine I. Paules, M.D., Sheena G. Sullivan, M.P.H., Ph.D., Kanta Subbarao, M.B., B.S., M.P.H., and Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. November 29, 2017DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1714916
according to the Australian Government Department of Health. Influenza A (H3N2) viruses predominated, and the preliminary estimate of vaccine effectiveness against influenza A (H3N2) was only 10%.
The most common flu strain there was the influenza A virus known as H3N2, and the vaccine given to Australians had an effectiveness of only 10%, according to preliminary estimates.
The vaccine now being administered to Americans uses the same formulation. Even worse, nearly three-quarters of the 1,544 laboratory-confirmed cases of flu seen in the U.S. since Oct. 1 were of the H3N2 variety, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
3) Time For A Flu Vaccine? Fugetaboutit! By Dr. David Brownstein
Dr. Brownstein’s Holistic Medicine September 25, 2017
4) Dr. Brownstein: Flu Vaccines Fail Nearly all Who Get Them
Flu vaccines fail nearly all who get them. It is a ludicrous argument to mandate flu vaccines for health care workers and others. The Big Pharma Cartel wants all 350 million of us to get vaccinated yearly in order to prevent the flu. That might be reasonable if the flu vaccine is beneficial to most who receive it. It is not.
5) Brigham and Women’s mandatory flu shot policy prompts nursing suit: 7 things to know Written by Kelly Gooch | September 27, 2017 |
A union representing nurses at Boston-based Brigham and Women’s Hospital is standing up against the facility’s new policy mandating flu vaccines for employees, reports The Boston Globe.
6) 22,000 Nurses Refuse *Mandatory* Vaccinations Fighting for the right to choose Christina Sarich by Christina Sarich January 9, 2016
7) Why flu vaccines so often fail By Jon CohenSep. 20, 2017 , 2:30 PM
8) Resa-Infante, Patricia, et al. “The influenza virus RNA synthesis machine: advances in its structure and function.” RNA biology 8.2 (2011): 207-215.