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Flu Shot: You’ll Be Glad You Did

January 15, 2013

We Western New Yorkers are a hearty bunch. Surely, a sniffle and a cough is nothing to worry about, right? Wrong. On Friday, Gov....

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formerlyphil

Jan-15-13 12:04 PM

negative. never had one in my entire life. haven't had the flu (or even a simple chest cold, etc.) in over 3 years.

it's all about diet & exercise baby!

until you're in your 50s & the previously mentioned start slipping. then you might wanna consider a flu shot.

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Goldenwoman

Jan-15-13 1:11 PM

I have not been sick in years. This year I listened to my Doctor and got the flu shot. 2 weeks later I got more sick than I have ever been in my life. Then he told me I had better have the pneumonia shot. Ok, I said it will either kill me or cure me. Within 3 days I was fighting bronchitis, severe laryngitis that I still haven't gotten rid of (it has been over 3 weeks now). Flu shots, NO THANK YOU, NEVER AGAIN.

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Jazzie

Jan-15-13 3:43 PM

Is the PJ a licensed medical facility now? Flu shots don't work on everyone.

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MacKenzie

Jan-15-13 3:59 PM

So Andrew-the-Cuomo is a medical expert now? Oooh, the worst flu season is 4 years. How did we ever survive before he was our exalted state leader? This is just another dictatorial edict from our control-freak, idiot governor. Wants to make himself look significant.

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critix

Jan-15-13 7:43 PM

The FLU SHOT .... One of the biggest farces / scams in history. And the masses keep coming back. and keep coming back. and keep coming back . . . .

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Likert01

Jan-19-13 3:01 PM

My opinion and modest experience with flu shots? It only makes the real strain, for the current year, of virus angry. I mean really angry! Could you imagine buying a new house only to find a bunch of 80 year olds trying to kill you with their excrement? T-cells? They're busy fighting the real stuff! I'd be angry as a T-cell as well! "Ok soldiers, listen up. I know you have been fighting really super hard, but we have to take some time to learn about what your enemey may look this year." LOL

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Likert01

Jan-19-13 3:11 PM

I get one every year and would tell everyone to do as well!

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ladyluck

Feb-01-13 1:25 PM

flu shots contain the highest amounts of mercury, aluminum, and are a major contributor to Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia then keep getting your flu shots. *******articles.mercola****/sites/articles/archive/2011/10/31/flu-vaccination-epa-safety-limit-for-mercury.aspx *******articles.mercola****/sites/articles/archive/2010/05/01/regular-flu-vaccine-actually-increases-risk-of-swine-flu.aspx

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ladyluck

Feb-01-13 1:26 PM

In September 2009, news stories reported that researchers in Canada had found an increased risk of pandemic H1N1 (pH1N1) influenza in people who had previously been vaccinated against seasonal influenza.

In a school outbreak of pH1N1 in spring 2009, people with cough and fever were found to have received prior seasonal flu vaccination more often than those without.

Several public health agencies in Canada therefore undertook four additional studies during the summer of 2009 to investigate further. Taken together, the four studies included approximately 2,700 people with and without pH1N1.

The first of the studies found the seasonal vaccine to be associated with an increased risk of approximately 68 percent for pH1N1 disease.

The further 3 studies similarly found between 1.4 and 1.5 times increased likelihood of pH1N1 illness in people who had received the seasonal vaccine compared to those who had not. WHO Finally Admits They Screwed up on Swine Flu

In related news, the

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ladyluck

Feb-01-13 1:27 PM

In related news, the World Health Organization (WHO) has admitted that it made mistakes in its response to H1N1 swine flu.

WHO influenza expert Keiji ***uda conceded that the six-phase system for declaring a pandemic was confusing, and resulted in widespread panic about an illness which proved to be even less deadly than the similarly overhyped bird flu.

Critics have pointed out WHO's links to the pharmaceutical industry. Many drug companies made huge profits when governments bought enormous stockpiles of H1N1 vaccine, much of which has gone unused

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ladyluck

Feb-01-13 1:28 PM

By Dr. Mercola

Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) is not contagious.

It is an autoimmune disorder that develops when a person's own immune system attacks and damages the myelin sheath of the body's nerves, causing muscle weakness and paralysis.

GBS symptoms can last for a few weeks or months or can become permanent.

In rare cases, people die from GBS, usually because they cannot breathe.

In the U.S., an estimated 3,000 to 6,000 people develop GBS annually.

Some healthy people, who develop GBS, have recently recovered from a viral or bacterial infection within the previous 4-8 weeks but others have recently been vaccinated.

The inactivated influenza vaccine has been associated with development of GBS since 1976, when an inactivated "swine flu" shot given to millions of healthy Americans caused GBS in several hundred previously healthy Americans and there were 30 deaths.

The CDC says: "In 1976 there was a small increased risk of GBS foll

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ladyluck

Feb-01-13 1:29 PM

The CDC says: "In 1976 there was a small increased risk of GBS following vaccination with an influenza vaccine made to protect against a swine flu virus. The increased risk was approximately 1 additional case of GBS per 100,000 people who got the swine flu vaccine. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) conducted a thorough scientific review of this issue in 2003 and concluded that people who received the 1976 swine influenza vaccine had an increased risk for developing GBS.

Scientists have multiple theories on why this increased risk may have occurred, but the exact reason for this association remains unknown."

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ladyluck

Feb-01-13 1:31 PM

Getting Flu Shot at Pharmacy is a Risky Proposition

While many have become used to vaccines being considered "routine," there's really nothing routine about them. Each and every vaccine carries an inherent risk of causing a reaction, injury or death that can be greater for some individuals than others. The seasonal flu vaccine is no exception when it comes to serious health risks, both short- and long-term, for some people. This is why the trend of getting your flu shot at the local drugstore, grocery store or other non-medical setting is so troubling.

According to a recent article in NPR:

"In 2010, 18.4 percent of adults who were immunized received the flu vaccine at a supermarket or drugstore, just edging out workplace vaccinations for the second most popular venue, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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ladyluck

Feb-01-13 1:32 PM

[W]hile more people are going to the pharmacy, the number of Americans who get the flu vaccine each year has remained fairly constant at about 40 percent of all adults. Drugstores and supermarket pharmacies are eager to stake out a bigger piece of that market. Nationwide, the number of pharmacists trained to deliver vaccines has nearly quadrupled since 2007, from 40,000 to 150,000."

While pharmacists are trained to administer the vaccine, they're not necessarily trained to address a sudden and life threatening health emergency that may arise after the shot is given. It's important to understand that ALL vaccines carry a risk for provoking an acute adverse reaction, such as fainting or having a seizure, which could be truly life threatening if you're driving a car or crossing a street after you have left the store, for example.

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ladyluck

Feb-01-13 1:33 PM

All Vaccines Suppress Your Immune System

Vaccines can also be immune suppressive—that is, they can suppress your immune system, which may not return to normal for weeks to months. Here are just some of the ways vaccines can impair and alter your immune response:

Some components in vaccines are neurotoxic and may depress your immune response or cause brain and immune dysfunction, particularly heavy metals such as mercury preservatives and aluminum adjuvants The lab altered vaccine viruses themselves may also affect your immune response in a negative way Vaccines may alter your t-cell function and lead you to become chronically ill Vaccines can trigger allergies or autoimmune disorders. Vaccines introduce large foreign protein molecules into your body.

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ladyluck

Feb-01-13 1:34 PM

Vaccines can trigger allergies or autoimmune disorders. Vaccines introduce large foreign protein molecules into your body. Your body can respond to these foreign particles in a way that causes an allergic reaction or triggers autoimmunty, especially in persons genetically or biologically vulnerable to allergy and autoimmunity

The flu vaccine may also pose an immediate risk to your cardiovascular system due to the fact that they elicit an inflammatory response. One 2007 study published in the Annals of Medicine concluded that:

"Abnormalities in arterial function and LDL oxidation may persist for at least two weeks after a slight inflammatory reaction induced by influenza vaccination. These could explain in part the earlier reported increase in cardiovascular risk during the first weeks after an acute inflammatory disorder."

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ladyluck

Feb-01-13 1:34 PM

Mercury is a Well-Known Neurotoxin

Thimerosal, which is 49 percent mercury by volume, is a widely used vaccine preservative.

It is present in many different vaccines used in the U.S., including the majority of seasonal flu vaccines, although there are a few million doses of thimerosal-free single dose vials of influenza vaccine manufactured by drug companies that are supposed to be reserved for infants and pregnant women.

However if you are pregnant or have an infant and want to get a flu shot, be aware that you may have to specifically insist on getting the thimerosal-free single vial version as many health practitioners and pharmacists are still clueless about the health risks associated with thimerosal.

Some don't even know that thimerosal is a mercury derivative!

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ladyluck

Feb-01-13 1:35 PM

A typical dose of thimerosal-containing flu vaccine contains 25 micrograms thimerosal. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the safe limit for human exposure to mercury is 0.1 mcg per kilo of weight per day.

Since almost half of the thimerosal is mercury, this means that each flu shot contains just over 12 mcg's of mercury, which would be considered unsafe for anyone weighing less than 120 kilos, or just under 265 pounds.

There's really no debate about whether or not mercury is a neurotoxin. It's a well-established fact that it is. It's also well understood that mercury is particularly damaging to young, developing brains, and this is one of the core concerns about vaccines. If it's unsafe to breathe or ingest mercury, why would it suddenly become harmless when injected directly into your body, bypassing all of your body's natural detoxification pathways?

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ladyluck

Feb-01-13 1:36 PM

watch this video on you tube ***********youtube****/watch?v=IHqVDMr9ivo&feature=player_embedded

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ladyluck

Feb-01-13 1:36 PM

watch this video on you tube called Brain Neuron Degeneration via Mercury

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ladyluck

Feb-01-13 1:38 PM

for more information on the useless flu vaccines check out dr.mercola on the web.

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