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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Breaking News #2: Evidence That Flu Vaccine Makes H1N1 Worse

Breaking News!
In a nutshell:  
A recent death, and additional hard-core 
science provides evidence that the flu vaccine
 actually makes you more vulnerable to H1N1.

Part of science is a willingness to look at the data, even the data that makes us uncomfortable.  
This data is very discomforting.  

It is especially disturbing because many of us have personally observed a chain of infection where influenza skipped over the vaccinated individuals, or touched them only lightly.  It is clear that sometimes the flu vaccine works as intended for some individuals.  But not always.

In fact, we're starting to see evidence that the flu vaccine may have some unexpected effects - and we are NOT just talking about reactions to the vaccine itself.  This news report begins with the story of a young boy's unexpected death, but what follows has serious ramifications for every person vaccinated by the flu vaccine who then comes into contact with H1N1...which is currently making a resurgence in the USA this flu season! 

This article contains links to multiple well-designed studies, such as:
  • Infectious diseases expert Professor Peter Collignon in Australia
  • Researchers in Hong Kong who conducted a double-blind placebo-controlled trial on children with the trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine with results published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases in 2012
  • A study conducted in the U.S. and published in 2013, by microbiologist Dr. Hana Golding of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at Bethesda in Maryland, who conducted a study on piglets vaccinated for H1N2, and then later exposed to H1N1
This is the kind of scientific research we need.
Even when such studies produce unexpected results.  
Because, science does that sometimes.

Link to news report and ongoing research from around the world:

1 comment:

  1. H1N1 has always been a weird virus. Influenza that hits young adults harder than seniors? Influenza that causes digestive problems? Weird.

    There is one theory that H1N1 actually turns your own body's immune system against you. This new vaccine research may shed some light on that theory. Interesting science.


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