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The flu shot doesn't seem to work.
The flu shot doesn't seem to work.

Notice the influenza vaccine the only vaccine sold that does not actually prevent the disease it's meant to stop. So, forget this "herd immunity" idea.

Vaccinated people can spread the disease[1] and the vaccine selects for more pathogenic[2] versions of the virus.

Selenium is what you want instead, if you have enough in you, you're immune to it, too little and you can get the flu,shot or no shot and low selenium makes the virus more pathogenic.

For ten years we immunized up to 65% of people. The expected death rate decline did not materialize and go down, instead it went up. Worse, the shot made you more suspect to death from the flu, instead the more shots you get the more likely you were to die from flu.

Two brazil nuts a day will protect you than the best flu shot ever made Wjc was 1946. On 1947 it offered no protection at all and in 1976 the shot killed more people (thirty two) than the flu killed only one.


"The flu shot this year also has little protection"

The flu shot this year also has little protection against the strain influenza A, which has contributed to its spread and severity since mid-February.

As of the past few weeks, nearly every state and U.S. territory has reported widespread flu. So far, Oregon has reached the 2016-17 flu season levels and could exceed it to be closer to last year’s uncommonly bad year.

Nearly 99 percent of all people in Oregon who have gotten the flu this year have had influenza A. A Friday report from the Oregon Health Authority said that one child died from the flu the first week of March. The report for the week of Stephanie and her baby’s death has not come out yet. Oregon Health Authority officials declined to say how many children died this week. The state does not track adult flu deaths.


Practitioners are paid for each flu shot they administer

See also 2017 performance figures


Here is why it is a big deal that the flu shot does not work.

1) H5N1
2) Human to human transmissibility was achieved in 2017


How vaccines became big business

Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009

Given the funding of public health agencies from the vaccine industry it's difficult to imageine they "weren't making much before flu". But that's the message here. Apparently.


Methodology


More data

More data about the flu shot can be found here.



Global vaccine market revenues from 2014 to 2020

The global vaccine market is showing some escalating growth and it is expected that it will reach total revenues of nearly 60 billion U.S. dollars by 2020. That would be almost double the size the market had back in 2014. Driver of the growth is the increase of various infectious diseases like influenza, swine flu, hepatitis, tuberculosis, diphtheria, Ebola, and meningococcal and pneumococcal diseases. Leading manufacturers of vaccines are big pharma companies...


Last Flu Season's Vaccine Only 29% Effective: CDC

June 28, 2019 -- The overall effectiveness of last flu season's vaccine was only 29% because it didn't protect against a flu virus that appeared later in the season, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

It said the vaccine was 47% effective into February, but that dropped to just 9% after the late strain showed up, the Associated Press reported.


Study predicts 2018 flu vaccine will likely have 20 percent efficacy

"The vaccine has been changed for 2018-19, but unfortunately it still contains two critical mutations that arise from the egg-based vaccine production process," said Michael Deem, Rice's John W. Cox Professor in Biochemical and Genetic Engineering and professor of physics and astronomy. "Our study found that these same mutations halved the efficacy of flu vaccines in the past two seasons, and we expect they will lower the efficacy of the next vaccine in a similar manner."


Vaccine no match against flu bug that popped up near end

"This season's vaccine was one of the least effective in recent years."

June 27, 2019, 12:11 PM EDT
By Associated Press
The flu vaccine turned out to be a big disappointment again.

The vaccine didn't work against a flu bug that popped up halfway through the past flu season, dragging down overall effectiveness to 29 percent, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.

The flu shot was working well early in the season with effectiveness put at 47 percent in February. But it was virtually worthless during a second wave driven by a tougher strain, at just 9 percent.

There was "no significant protection" against that strain, said the CDC's Brendan Flannery.


Poor late-season protection limited flu vaccine impact for 2018-19

"The flu vaccine offered no protection against the H3N2 strain that dominated at the end of the 2018-19 US flu season, federal officials said last week, leaving overall protection from the disease at only 29%."


Summary:
For the past decade+ doctors and particularly epidemiologists have been frustrated they cant get information about how effective it is. See Ben Goldacre's Ted Talk on Battling Bad science for a concise explanation, Ben is an MD and an Epidemiologist.

In 2005 a paper came out that showed the flu shot becomes less effective the more you get it, and in the elderly, increases, not decreases the risk of death. [1]

In 2012 Canada, noticing the US had no way to measure flu deaths, instead they estimated so Canadians invented a way (by counting flu deaths) and got some big award for it. [2] On a personal note my ex wife, Tressa Kirby, died of flu in 2011, the coroner's report said H1Na Flu, yet she was not among those counted. Our country reported zero H1N1 flu deaths that year. So I'm not sure if records haven't been updated yet or the system is less than perfect. Any system involving humans is subject to 20% error on average, these things happen - rjs)

The 2015 flu shot was mismatched and didn't offer any protection. The 2016 shot was matched and even offered less. At this point our health people had begun to give up on it.

By the US government own tests, even a small dose of vitamin C worked better [4]. Tamiflu works less well (Cheney's company convinced governments worldwide to stockpile it. Ooops) [5]

The Atlantic had an article on it in 2009 [6], the CBC covered all the major details over the years. If you think all doctors suggest the shot you'd be wrong. Dead wrong. Many have been complaining about it for a while.

Note that I am personally not anti-vax. I vaccinated all four od my kids and myself and If I was gong to a place with Yellow Fever I'd get the shot for it. But I have only had maybe 2 flu shots at best over all these years. The ones that are safe and effective are good things. The flu shot is neither though I'm afraid. Not by the numbers, anyway, now that we have accurate ones finally.

A blanket condemnation (or promotion!) of vaccines is inappropriate, as is the insistence of a mono-culture of it. The myth there is nothing we can do about viruses was debunked just after WWII and the decisions made can be shown to have based on politics not not science. [7]

The H1N1 flu went through here in 09/10. I did as these vitamin guys suggest and was only sick for two days with it then back to work. Either that or I experienced spontaneous remission. it doesn't matter what you call it - ignore labels and examine th evidence.

My mum and youngest daughter went downhill for two weeks and when given a choice of emerg or vitamins, were suddenly better the next day in both cases when they chose the latter. The ex, stubborn little thing she was died of it after going downhill for 6 weeks; the coroner's report said H1N1. That's a lot of coincidental spontaneous remission. But it is consistent with a plethora of other clinical reports over the past 75 years, citations in Medline given in Levy. [8]

So, until there is clinical evidence the shot works and no longer increases the risk of death, there is no reason to get one and every reason to take vitamins instead. In short: C, B1, B3, D. Brazil nuts help because of the selenium, they're cheaper than pills.

Nobody died of flu with ascorbate in their blood. It's a medical impossibility. Just that one drug alone has brought people back from the brink of death from flu. Imagine how that could change people's lives.

Refs:

[1] http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=486407

[2] http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/flu-deaths-reality-check-1.1127442

[3] http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/flu-vaccine-only-23-effective-in-u-s-even-less-effective-in-canada-1.2902091

"That's lower than we would like to see, but it's an improvement over the previous year, because it couldn't be worse, frankly"

Skowronski said the vaccine was well-matched, but overall, the protection was disappointing

'There's no use promoting a vaccine that isn't working well.' - Dr. Danuta Skowronski, BC Centre for Disease Control

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/canada-flu-shot-vaccine-skowronski-h1n1-1.3669427

[4] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10543583

[5] http://www.ted.com/talks/ben_goldacre_battling_bad_science

[6] http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2009/11/does-the-vaccine-matter/307723/

[7] "Klenner's paper (Klenner FR. The treatment of poliomyelitis and other virus diseases with vitamin C. J. South. Med. and Surg., 111:210-214, 1949.) on curing 60 cases of polio in the epidemic of 1948 should have changed the way infectious diseases were treated but it did not." - Robert Cathcart

[8] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1kD3BolXnE

ChildAndMom2019: "The flu shot this year also has little protection"
https://www.oregonlive.com/health/2019/03/flu-kills-portland-woman-37-and-unborn-child.html


chcs: Practitioners are paid for each flu shot they administer
http://www.chcs.org/media/BGILBERT.pdf


avian: Here is why it is a big deal that the flu shot does not work.
http://www.healthmap.org/site/diseasedaily/article/human-human-h7n9-transmission-72417


business: How vaccines became big business
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/conditions/how-vaccines-became-big-business/article572731/


cdc 2019: Methodology
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/68/wr/mm6806a2.htm


imm: More data
https://alethonews.wordpress.com/2015/05/02/harvard-trained-immunologist-demolishes-california-legislation-that-terminates-vaccine-exemptions/


market: Global vaccine market revenues from 2014 to 2020
https://www.statista.com/statistics/265102/revenues-in-the-global-vaccine-market/


2019 WebMD: Last Flu Season's Vaccine Only 29% Effective: CDC
https://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/news/20190628/last-flu-seasons-vaccine-only-29-effective-cdc


2018 Rice: Study predicts 2018 flu vaccine will likely have 20 percent efficacy
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180419131015.htm


nbc 2019: Vaccine no match against flu bug that popped up near end
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/vaccine-no-match-against-flu-bug-popped-near-end-n1023246


umn 2019: Poor late-season protection limited flu vaccine impact for 2018-19
http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2019/07/poor-late-season-protection-limited-flu-vaccine-impact-2018-19