With Flu Season Over, Canada Shows Flu Vaccinations To Be Worse Than Worthless
Last September, a large study by Canadian scientists Danuta Skowronski and Gaston De Serres threw Canada into an uproar with their findings showing people who had prior "seasonal flu" shots were much more likely to come down with newly appeared H1N1 (Swine) flu illness.
When the dust had settled every Provincial Health Department but one, New Brunswick, declared seasonal flu shots would not be given until perhaps January of the new year, with only the new H1N1 vaccine immediately rushed into service. As it turned out by January first new flu cases had sunk to essentially zero so the seasonal flu shot became a moot point, having little appeal.
All this was front page in newspapers across Canada, yet was completely ignored by the U.S. Health establishment and news media, illustrating the usual policy by officials at the the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to keep the American public in the dark. In other words just follow orders from CDC Generals, don't ask questions, and in the immortal words of NBC's Dr. Nancy Snyderman on national TV, "just take your damn flu shot."
Nevertheless, Canada with no effort at all became the perfect National Trial to illustrate the benefits, or risks, of the usual seasonal flu shot so zealously recommended by American authorities, a vaccination policy that has expanded like a cancer, from limited use a few years ago to now virtually the entire population, and with the first week of every December proclaimed by the CDC to be National Flu Vaccination Week.
The results are in, and shatter the touted benefit claimed by flu shot advocates. New Brunswick's populace, the only Province in Canada urging people to take the seasonal flu vaccine early last October, came down with 50% higher flu sickness compared those Provinces that did not take the shot. This is shown by the prior four years flu data compiled weekly by the Public Health Agency of Canada, and comparing all of Canada's flu cases to cases only in New Brunswick. Anybody can access the informative official website called Canada Fluwatch and check for themselves, though it's a sure bet U.S. CDC officials will not even peek at anything across the border and counter to their in-house dogma.
In fact, last October in a world-wide teleconference to discuss Skowronski's and De Serres' Canada Study, U.S. CDC participants said they could not find any flaws in the Canada Study but nevertheless, no matter, Skowronski and De Serres just had to be incorrect. Is it not wonderful American citizens have such inquisitive, open minds at CDC? -- "just take your damn flu shot."
The analysis is straightforward: Prior to this last flu season, New Brunswick (with a population 2.27% of Canada) for years has comprised 3.41% of Canada's flu cases There is this consistent, distinctly higher rate as weather patterns are distinctly different for the Maritime Province of New Brunswick compared with the inland Provinces, and because sunshine exposure (providing Vitamin D) proven to be a direct correlation to flu sickness, thus different sun exposure results in different immunity conferred by Vitamin D.
Last September, with the new H1N1 flu strain added into the mix, only New Brunswick citizens were urged to take the regular shot. With flu season now over, they have registered 5.13% of all Canada's 2009 - 2010 flu cases, a 50% increase over their historical record (5.13% compared to 3.41%). But, this dramatically higher flu sickness for New Brunswick is actually understated. Why? Because, despite urging, perhaps half the New Brunswick citizens always decline flu shots. Thus, it can logically be argued that if everybody in New Brunswick took the shot (not just half the people) then flu percentage rates would have risen even higher over the rest of Canada than they in fact did.
What New Brunswick also illustrates is that not only are billions of dollars uselessly spent every year in the U.S. for flu shots themselves, but many more billions of dollars are spent for illness and hospitalization actually caused by the flu shots, and almost certainly unnecessary vaccine-originated flu associated mortality, along with other untold illness and physical damage.
As most Americans can testify, even into April there have been public service announcements still urging Americans to go get a flu shot, as there are literally 300 million unused doses sitting on the shelf. Yet, for decades it has been proven, and ignored by U.S. Health Authorities that a depletion of Vitamin D comes about in early/mid Winter, and with this depletion the body's defenses weaken and allow flu and colds to manifest. It is willful negligence for authorities to ceaselessly advocate toxic, mercury-laden flu shot agenda to virtually everybody including 6-month old babies, while at the same time never mentioning a single word about nutrition, sunshine, and Vitamin D. "Just take your damn flu shot."
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Canadian Schedule Part 1:
THE GROUP, not a province, not a country, the GROUP investigating asthma/delaying vaccinations was from the University of Manitoba - and you'll see below where that went in the discussion below the pubmed abstract...
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2008 Mar;121(3):626-31. Epub 2008 Jan 18.
Delay in diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus vaccination is associated with a reduced risk of childhood asthma.
McDonald KL, Huq SI, Lix LM, Becker AB, Kozyrskyj AL.
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2008 Sep;122(3):656; author reply 657-8.
BACKGROUND: Early childhood immunizations have been viewed as promoters of asthma development by stimulating a T(H)2-type immune response or decreasing microbial pressure, which shifts the balance between T(H)1 and T(H)2 immunity. OBJECTIVE: Differing time schedules for childhood immunizations may explain the discrepant findings of an association with asthma reported in observational studies. This research was undertaken to determine whether timing of diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus (DPT) immunization has an effect on the development of childhood asthma by age 7 years. METHODS: This was a retrospective longitudinal study of a cohort of children born in Manitoba in 1995. The complete immunization and health care records of cohort children from birth until age 7 years were available for analysis. The adjusted odds ratio for asthma at age 7 years according to timing of DPT immunization was computed from multivariable logistic regression. RESULTS: Among 11, 531 children who received at least 4 doses of DPT, the risk of asthma was reduced to (1/2) in children whose first dose of DPT was delayed by more than 2 months. The likelihood of asthma in children with delays in all 3 doses was 0.39 (95% CI, 0.18-0.86). CONCLUSION: We found a negative association between delay in administration of the first dose of whole-cell DPT immunization in childhood and the development of asthma; the association was greater with delays in all of the first 3 doses. The mechanism for this phenomenon requires further research.
So - let's go to Manitoba's vaccination schedule:
Hit this link "Manitoba Immunization Schedules - Reference Guide for Public Health Professionals" and you'll get...
2 months DTaP-IPV-Hib+ Pneu-C-7 IM
4 months DTaP-IPV-Hib+ Pneu-C-7 IM
6 months DTaP-IPV-Hib+ Pneu-C-7+Inf†(each Fall) IM
12 months MMR+Var SC
+ Men-C (Infant program starting Jan. 1, 2009) IM
18 months DTaP-IPV-Hib+ Pneu-C-7 IM
4-6 years DTaP-IPV IM
(preschool) +MMR+Var* SC
High Risk See recommended vaccines for this group at: www.gov.mb.ca/health/publichealth/cdc/
Var*: Offer vaccine if susceptible. Consult the Canadian Immunization Guide (Varicella chapter) for determining susceptibility.
Inf†: Influenza vaccine to be offered to eligible infant or child no earlier than 6 months of age.
9 years HB+Men-C IM (Grade 4) + Var* SC
12 years HPV IM (Grade 6 female students)
14-16 years Tdap◊ IM (Grade 9)
High Risk See recommended vaccines for this group at: www.gov.mb.ca/health/publichealth/cdc/
So, the answer is nowhere. The paper had no impact on the schedule.
The only GOOD thing about Manitoba's schedule (or better thing) is that the Hep-B isn't given until age 9 (grade 4) and not at birth.
Note: this is news to me... The last time I checked, all provinces gave the Hep-B at 12 years old (except BC - which bundles it with the dpt/hib/polio/pnemonia 2,4,6 month flood-fest).
Posted by: Henderson | May 18, 2010 at 01:09 PM
mom2Dan: In our county, they just launched a free H1N1 vaccine effort to come to your house and vaccinate you there. The program is aimed at everyone who is disabled or unable to get to a vaccination location. The elderly woman who was shown on TV "very thankful" about getting the shot,from multidose vials. They took advantage of her (diminished) mental capacity and trust, to dispose of one more dose of H1N1 in her body. This is exactly the stereotype elderly person who gets scammed out of their savings as well.
On another note, Canadian data is also showing fluoridation to make little difference in tooth decay. Another area where the CDC's scientific corruption is in full bloom; where media types are saying, "Just drink the damn water."
Posted by: michael framson | May 17, 2010 at 10:38 PM
Just today, I was stunned to hear a last resort desperate commercial telling listeners on the radio that it's still not too late to get vaccinated for H1N1 and to ensure their safety!!! What??? I couldn't believe it! Apparently, there are still some people out there that see this as a threat. Mostly, I think they'd rather inject it into as many unenlightened people as possible to make money and to avoid having to discard it! All I can say is wow.
Posted by: mom2Dan | May 17, 2010 at 08:09 PM
Dear L Brasher, The keywords 'Canada' and 'Fluwatch" go right to the source. You could also add years such as '2010' or flu season phrases such as "2009 - 2010"
However, what is provided by Fluwatch are the wonderful tabulations of all the Provinces in Canada, the respective flu seasons, cases per Province, etc.
It is me, the author of the piece, that uses these facts, and makes deductive analyses, and conclusions. Canada's Public Health System, like the U.S. CDC actually believes it is good to give flu shots (tho they are rethinking in light of Skowronski and De Serres).
Hope this helps -- David Burd
Posted by: david burd | May 17, 2010 at 05:30 PM
I am on your side; that is, I know that vaccines (and especially mercury) can and do cause autism; and I think that most vaccines could be skipped, although some are very useful.
However, I also think there needs to be more clarity about the 'regular' flu and the H1N1.
I've had both of these, years apart, of course. Regular flu at least twice, and H1N1 at least twice -- (we were very early adopters, and didn't know what had hit us until it began appearing in newspapers etc.)
The regular flu makes my body send me a message. And the message from my body was: "We're dying here, you're dying, this is going to kill you!" But even I, with a pitiful immune system, got over it. After about 3 days in bed, as I recall.
So I never never get those shots (or 'jabs' as they say in the UK). If it becomes bad enough, the ER and hospital can provide support by way of oxygen, fluids, whatever. And when I get to be 85 and die from the flu, who can say that's a bad thing? Probably not me...
The H1N1 was quite different, and as between the 2 people in our house, very different expericence for each. For me, it was chest and "upper respiratory" and for SO it was GI and digestive tract. For each, it lasted a long time . . . a long, long time. And was no fun.
But didn't come close to killing us, even though I would be voted Most Likely to Die from Any Influenza.
And the second time, it was much less bad. For SO, it was only a glancing blow. For me, kind of like a bad cold.
So neither of us recommend getting vaccinated against it. If the body has any immune capability, it looks like we are N=2 where the immune system learns.
There is one more thing: I found something which helps a lot, and presumably would help with any influenza. And it's GRAS (generally recognized as safe) and it's considered to be a fairly ordinary food item.
AND it's one of the few food-cure type things which probably work in the way that "medications" are ordinarily thought to work -- at the last minute, and taken frequently for a week or less.
If anyone wants to know what this is, I'm interested in feedback -- just post a brief message saying, "Tell me."
Posted by: OneMoreTime | May 17, 2010 at 05:14 PM
what a waste of public monies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: jen | May 17, 2010 at 01:49 PM
Whenever someone says so me "do you honestly believe that the government could carry out a conspiracy?" I say three words-swine flu pandemic and they immediately shut up.
Posted by: Maggie | May 17, 2010 at 01:14 PM
oops! I'd "love to" pass along in my comment above, not "live to"...oh, the perils of spellcheck!
Posted by: L Brasher | May 17, 2010 at 09:39 AM
Request for authors: For those of us interested in original sources, please reference the source of studies referred to and please provide urls that lead to specific pages such as the Canada Fluwatch website mentioned in this article. I think I found the correct website by googling, but several hits were returned. I also was not able to glance at the home page and find the specific information mentioned.
I'd live to pass along articles such as these to skeptical friends in the field of science, but know without sources, they will not take the articles seriously. And it is frustrating to take time to try to recreate an author's sources. Even spending much time and effort to track down sources, it's often necessary to preface them with "I think this is the source but am not positive."
Thanks in advance for those who will begin doing this! It will save your readers a lot of time!
Posted by: L Brasher | May 17, 2010 at 09:37 AM
The unused vaccines are also “worse than worthless” from the standpoint of the cost for proper disposal of the flu vaccines with Thimerosal mercury. They are classified as D009 hazardous waste in the United States.
This product is classified as so toxic that normal waste disposal, such as down a sewer drain or in a municipal waste garbage dump, is illegal. It has to go to special disposal facilities.
“A partially administered syringe containing flu vaccine that either has thimerosal added as a preservative or has trace amounts leftover from the manufacturing process is a RCRA hazardous dual waste with a waste code D009.”
See http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/hwtr/pharmaceuticals/pages/dualwaste.html .
Approximately 56 percent, 65 million doses of seasonal flu vaccine, of the projected supply of 2009-2010 seasonal flu shots contain Thimerosal.
Posted by: Jim Thompson | May 17, 2010 at 08:32 AM
"Amazing how the sock-puppets never fail to remind their dwindling viewers about the supposed discredited Dr. Wakefield .. yet .. Dr. Paul Thorsen is a name the sock-puppets not dare to speak."
Oh they'll speak it when you bring him up in conversation... but they say that he was not an integral part of the research so his malfeasance has no bearing on the findings.
Posted by: anon | May 17, 2010 at 08:04 AM
If I remember correctly, Canada also researched delaying vaccines and reported a 2 month delay decreased asthma significantly.
So, I think it safe to suspect .. had Canada issued a report strongly recommending annual flu shots .. the recommendation would have been widely disseminated by the usual "sock puppets" (Nancy Synderman) throughout the U.S.
Still waiting for "America's Most Wanted" to feature that runaway scoundrel .. Dr. Paul Thorsen .. the central figure behind the CDC's disputing the link between vaccines and autism .. who absconded with almost $2 million he supposedly spent on research. Amazing how the sock-puppets never fail to remind their dwindling viewers about the supposed discredited Dr. Wakefield .. yet .. Dr. Paul Thorsen is a name the sock-puppets not dare to speak.
Posted by: Bob Moffitt | May 17, 2010 at 07:24 AM