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SWINE FLU – SHOULD YOU VACCINATE?
Dr. Sharon Rabb
One of the big health questions facing Americans is whether or not to receive a swine flu vaccine. I do not recommend ANY flu vaccine for anyone at any age at any time. Most, if not all, vaccines cause more harm than good and carry the potential of death or permanent damage. If you gather scientific evidence from the CDC and research studies from other institutions on this subject you will be amazed at what you find. Just a few are listed below.
1) The polio vaccine:
The CDC’s report of the 1992 “Epidemiology of Polio in the US ” claims that every case of polio in the US from 1982 to 1992 with the exception of imported cases was CAUSED by the vaccine itself.
2) The swine flu immunization of 1976:
The last swine flu immunization was a disaster and the predicted pandemic never happened. There were some deaths, thousands of side effects, and at least 500 reported cases of permanent paralysis due to Guillain-Barre syndrome, and not to mention the unreported deaths or other cases of neurological damage. Other reasons for death might have been actually reported when the real reason was the flu possibly caused by the vaccine.
3.) The gulf war experience:
Researchers have found a high correlation between Squalene and the Gulf War syndrome. All individuals that had been immunized for deployment to the Persian Gulf and experienced symptoms of Gulf War Syndrome (GWS) had antibodies to Squalene, a chemical in the vaccine. Some of the soldiers that were vaccinated but did not deploy to that area still experienced GWS, and they too had the antibodies. However, none of the healthy, symptom free, deployed Persian Gulf soldiers had antibodies to squalene (from abstract “Antibodies to squalene in Gulf War Syndrome”, Exp Mol Pathol, 2000 Feb., 68, 1, p.55-64).
GWS is a multi-systems disease with severe neurological damage. Evidence from the federally mandated Research Advisory Committee on the Gulf War Syndrome stated that out of the 697,000 people who served in the Persian Gulf that 1 in 4 of those vaccinated were permanently disabled because of the vaccine. THERE IS SQUALENE IN THE SWINE FLU VACCINE. All vaccines contain poisons like mercury, tin, aluminum (associated with Alzheimer’s), formaldehyde, other toxins, other antibiotics, and even worse, other viruses. Also, many diseases are under investigation to possibly being caused from cross reactions of antibodies in the body to the vaccines themselves; juvenile diabetes is one. It is my belief that vaccines cause more side effects than is commonly reported to patients. In a study of 263 kids reported at the 105 th International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, some with and some without asthma, were three times more likely to be hospitalized if they had had a flu vaccine than those that did not receive one. This study took place over 8 years and all children were evaluated at the Mayo clinic in Rochester , MN . This is contrary to statements made from traditional medicine that children are less likely to be hospitalized if they have the vaccine. The Cochrane Collaboration, a respected research organization, showed in their Database of Systemic Reviews of 260,000 children between the ages of 23 months to 6 years that ”flu vaccine is no more effective than a placebo”. In other words, flu vaccines do not work. The risks far out-weigh the doubtful benefits for vaccines, especially the swine flu vaccine. Also, less healthy individuals are probably far more likely to experience negative reactions than healthy ones .The cost of the vaccination to every person in the US will be staggering and the bill will be passed down to the American public. Have we finally crossed the line into insanity? Your government officials certainly either know this information or at least have access to it. The big question is why anyone would even consider forcing or recommending vaccines? Of course, the answer is as always, MONEY. A few questions to ask are who stands to make the most money, who holds the patents for the vaccines, and which companies benefit. Is there any connection to a government body with these companies? Trace a money trail and you will discover eye opening truths.
The most effective modality for flu prevention and or support of active cases is to strengthening the body’s own immune system. We do this with good life style practices like healthy nutrition and whole food supplements that include thymus, spleen and adrenal glandulars and the appropriate protomorphogens or PMG’s (see articles on PMG). The Immune system needs copious amounts of WHOLE vitamin A and C, not ascorbic acid, to effectively mount an adequate immune response. It also needs sufficient energy to sustain immune function, this is why rest is needed when our body is sick and why energy medicine techniques like the Rife machine, the biomodulator, Pranic healing, or cranial sacral might be of benefit in stimulating the body’s own energy field to facilitate healing. Energy modalities work synergistically when coupled with whole food supplements. We also need sunshine and fresh air to maintain health. Artificial and or synthetic vitamins DO NOT WORK and can cause harm. Ascorbic acid is NOT vitamin C, beta carotene is not vitamin A, alpha-tocopherol is not vitamin E, etc. These synthetic vitamins are only small fragments of the total functional vitamin molecules that make up a living vitamin system. My arm is a living system and if someone cut it off and handed me a plastic one claiming it to be “just like the living one” I would say, ”yes, it looks just like my real arm, however, it does not FUNCTION like the real one”. This analogy is applicable to the synthetic vitamin concept. They simply do not function like the real whole food vitamin complexes found in either foods or whole food vitamin supplements. Not only do they function differently, they can cause harm at high doses as demonstrated by various research studies. These studies have never been made public, but can be researched. Supporting and balancing the endocrine system with whole food supplements is extremely important in both prevention of infectious disease and in supporting the individual with the acute illness. Thymus, spleen and adrenal glandulars are highly effective and are natural antibiotics that aid the immune system in selectively killing harmful parasites and not the entire bacterial population.
Most infections are treated with antibiotics and it is very questionable whether these drugs are effective against a virus. Indeed, antibiotics are not effective against most bacteria since they could be immune to it. Constant use of antibiotics destroys future immune response and causes other negative side effects. I am not saying never use an antibiotic, I am saying that over use is common and should be avoided if possible. There is also widespread recognition that Tamiflu or Relenze do not work. According to the July copy of the journal “Euro Surveillance”, volume 14, issue 30, 50 % of children taking them experience side effects. I have found that my patients rarely become ill with infections because they are on a HOLISTIC program that facilitates their own immune system to keep them healthy. Even if they do experience symptoms of flu their body “throws” it off in a day or two. Health is a way of life and not just about taking a drug when ill. There will never be a drug cure for any disease because illness is not a drug deficiency state but usually a nutrient deficient one. Deficiency states lead to toxicity and other negative issues which ultimately contribute to the disease.
Diet is very important when experiencing infectious illnesses. Refined sugar should be avoided at all cost because it agglutinates the blood making it much harder for phagocytes to fight the infection. This does not include fruits as they are beneficial. Actually, fasting on raw fruit and vegetable juices is very healing allowing the energy to heal the body instead of digesting the food and provides whole food nutrients as well. So, knowing what to avoid and what to add to the diet facilitates the healing process. When you combine diet, whole food supplements and an energy modality healing can be very fast. Herbs can greatly help in restoring health, but the herbs need to be high quality, and quality herbs are hard to find in this country. I use herbs from Australia because they are highly regulated there and I know I can count on their quality. St. John’s wort can actually kill certain forms of viruses while other herbs such as Echinacea, astragalus, an andrographis boost immune function significantly. There are many factors to take into consideration when designing an individual program for patients that seek alternative healing modalities; this is why a cookbook approach is probably not very beneficial. As a side note, I received a phone call last night from a dear friend advising me that the son of one of his mother’s friends died of a swine flu vaccination last week. In closing, I would like to add a word of encouragement and advice not to let the media or anyone else install fear of disease in your consciousness because that can add the additional stress that might just lead to the very illness you fear. Instead, take positive action in restoring and maintaining health. Stay positive and in joy forever more.
Here is Dr. Marcola’s Article on the subject.
Squalene: The Swine Flu Vaccine’s Dirty Little Secret Exposed
Posted by: Dr. Mercola
August 04 2009
By Dr. Mercola
Squalene Update as of October 2009:
According to Barbara Loe Fisher, founder of the NVIC, none of the H1N1 vaccines being distributed in the United States contain squalene or other oil in water adjuvants.
We successfully made enough fuss about the potential danger of fast tracking licensure of squalene adjuvants into US H1N1 vaccines under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) that can be invoked during a declared public health emergency that the FDA has NOT licensed these adjuvants for the U.S.
There is squalene in H1N1 vaccines licensed in Europe but not yet in the U.S. That is not to say the vaccine manufacturers will not try to get the adjuvants inserted into vaccines in the future, but for now we have won on this point.
According to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, your children should be the first target for mass swine flu vaccinations when school starts this fall.[i]
This is a ridiculous assumption for many reasons, not to mention extremely high risk.
In Australia, where the winter season has begun, Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon is reassuring parents the swine flu is no more dangerous than regular seasonal flu. "Most people, including children, will experience very mild symptoms and recover without any medical intervention," she said.[ii]
Sydney-based immunization specialist Robert Booy predicts swine flu might be fatal to about twice as many children in the coming year as regular influenza. Booy estimates 10-12 children could die from the H1N1 virus, compared with the five or six regular flu deaths seen among children in an average year in Australia.[iii]
“Cure the Disease, Kill the Patient”
Less than 100 children in the U.S. die each year from seasonal flu viruses.[iv] If we use Australia’s math, a very rough estimate would be another 100 children could potentially die of swine flu in the United States in the coming year.
If children are the first target group in the U.S. per Sebelius, that means we’re about to inject around 75 million children with a fast tracked vaccine containing novel adjuvants, including dangerous squalene, to prevent perhaps 100 deaths.
I’m not overlooking the tragedy of the loss of even one child to an illness like the H1N1 flu virus. But there can be no argument that unnecessary mass injection of millions of children with a vaccine containing an adjuvant known to cause a host of debilitating autoimmune diseases is a reckless, dangerous plan.
Why are Vaccinations Dangerous?
The presumed intent of a vaccination is to help you build immunity to potentially harmful organisms that cause illness and disease. However, your body’s immune system is already designed to do this in response to organisms which invade your body naturally.
Most disease-causing organisms enter your body through the mucous membranes of your nose, mouth, pulmonary system or your digestive tract – not through an injection.
These mucous membranes have their own immune system, called the IgA immune system. It is a different system from the one activated when a vaccine is injected into your body.
Your IgA immune system is your body’s first line of defense. Its job is to fight off invading organisms at their entry points, reducing or even eliminating the need for activation of your body’s immune system.
When a virus is injected into your body in a vaccine, and especially when combined with an immune adjuvant like squalene, your IgA immune system is bypassed and your body’s immune system kicks into high gear in response to the vaccination.
Injecting organisms into your body to provoke immunity is contrary to nature, and vaccination carries enormous potential to do serious damage to your health.
And as if Vaccines Weren’t Dangerous Enough on Their Own …
… imagine them turbocharged.
The main ingredient in a vaccine is either killed viruses or live ones that have been attenuated (weakened and made less harmful).
Flu vaccines can also contain a number of chemical toxins, including ethylene glycol (antifreeze), formaldehyde, phenol (carbolic acid) and even antibiotics like Neomycin and streptomycin.
In addition to the viruses and other additives, many vaccines also contain immune adjuvants like aluminum and squalene.
The purpose of an immune adjuvant added to a vaccine is to enhance (turbo charge) your immune response to the vaccination. Adjuvants cause your immune system to overreact to the introduction of the organism you’re being vaccinated against.
Adjuvants are supposed to get the job done faster (but certainly not more safely), which reduces the amount of vaccine required per dose, and the number of doses given per individual.
Less vaccine required per person means more individual doses available for mass vaccination campaigns. Coincidentally, this is exactly the goal of government and the pharmaceutical companies who stand to make millions from their vaccines.
Will There Be Immune Adjuvants in Swine Flu Vaccines?
The U.S. government has contracts with several drug companies to develop and produce swine flu vaccines. At least two of those companies, Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline, are using an adjuvant in their H1N1 vaccines.
The adjuvant? Squalene.
According to Meryl Nass, M.D., an authority on the anthrax vaccine,
“A novel feature of the two H1N1 vaccines being developed by companies Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline is the addition of squalene-containing adjuvants to boost immunogenicity and dramatically reduce the amount of viral antigen needed. This translates to much faster production of desired vaccine quantities.”[v]
Novartis’s proprietary squalene adjuvant for their H1N1 vaccine is MF59. Glaxo’s is ASO3. MF59 has yet to be approved by the FDA for use in any U.S. vaccine, despite its history of use in other countries.
Per Dr. Nass, there are only three vaccines in existence using an approved squalene adjuvant. None of the three are approved for use in the U.S.
What Squalene Does to Rats
Oil-based vaccination adjuvants like squalene have been proved to generate concentrated, unremitting immune responses over long periods of time.[vi]
A 2000 study published in the American Journal of Pathology demonstrated a single injection of the adjuvant squalene into rats triggered “chronic, immune-mediated joint-specific inflammation,” also known as rheumatoid arthritis.[vii]
The researchers concluded the study raised questions about the role of adjuvants in chronic inflammatory diseases.
What Squalene Does to Humans
Your immune system recognizes squalene as an oil molecule native to your body. It is found throughout your nervous system and brain. In fact, you can consume squalene in olive oil and not only will your immune system recognize it, you will also reap the benefits of its antioxidant properties.
The difference between “good” and “bad” squalene is the route by which it enters your body. Injection is an abnormal route of entry which incites your immune system to attack all the squalene in your body, not just the vaccine adjuvant.
Your immune system will attempt to destroy the molecule wherever it finds it, including in places where it occurs naturally, and where it is vital to the health of your nervous system.[viii]
Gulf War veterans with Gulf War Syndrome (GWS) received anthrax vaccines which contained squalene.[ix] MF59 (the Novartis squalene adjuvant) was an unapproved ingredient in experimental anthrax vaccines and has since been linked to the devastating autoimmune diseases suffered by countless Gulf War vets.[x]
The Department of Defense made every attempt to deny that squalene was indeed an added contaminant in the anthrax vaccine administered to Persian Gulf war military personnel – deployed and non-deployed – as well as participants in the more recent Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program (AVIP).
However, the FDA discovered the presence of squalene in certain lots of AVIP product. A test was developed to detect anti-squalene antibodies in GWS patients, and a clear link was established between the contaminated product and all the GWS sufferers who had been injected with the vaccine containing squalene.
A study conducted at Tulane Medical School and published in the February 2000 issue of Experimental Molecular Pathology included these stunning statistics:
“ … the substantial majority (95%) of overtly ill deployed GWS patients had antibodies to squalene. All (100%) GWS patients immunized for service in Desert Shield/Desert Storm who did not deploy, but had the same signs and symptoms as those who did deploy, had antibodies to squalene.
In contrast, none (0%) of the deployed Persian Gulf veterans not showing signs and symptoms of GWS have antibodies to squalene. Neither patients with idiopathic autoimmune disease nor healthy controls had detectable serum antibodies to squalene. The majority of symptomatic GWS patients had serum antibodies to squalene.”[xi]
According to Dr. Viera Scheibner, Ph.D., a former principle research scientist for the government of Australia:
“… this adjuvant [squalene] contributed to the cascade of reactions called "Gulf War Syndrome," documented in the soldiers involved in the Gulf War.
The symptoms they developed included arthritis, fibromyalgia, lymphadenopathy, rashes, photosensitive rashes, malar rashes, chronic fatigue, chronic headaches, abnormal body hair loss, non-healing skin lesions, aphthous ulcers, dizziness, weakness, memory loss, seizures, mood changes, neuropsychiatric problems, anti-thyroid effects, anaemia, elevated ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis, ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), Raynaud’s phenomenon, Sjorgren’s syndrome, chronic diarrhoea, night sweats and low-grade fevers.”[xii]
Post Vaccination Follow-Up Might as Well Be Non-Existent
There is virtually no science to support the safety of vaccine injections on your long-term health or the health of your children. Follow-up studies last on average about two weeks, and look only for glaring injuries and illnesses.
Autoimmune disorders like those seen in Gulf War Syndrome frequently take years to diagnose due to the vagueness of early symptoms. Complaints like headaches, fatigue and chronic aches and pains are symptoms of many different illnesses and diseases.
Don’t hold your breath waiting for vaccine purveyors and proponents to look seriously at the long-term health consequences of their vaccination campaigns.
What You Can Do Right Now
Visit the National Vaccination Information Center (NVIC) site and join in the fight against mandatory swine flu vaccinations.
Educate yourself about influenza strains, vaccination risks, and the public health laws in your state that may require you or your children to undergo either mandatory vaccination or quarantine.
Take care of your health to reduce or eliminate your risk of contracting the flu. The key is to keep your immune system strong by following these guidelines: