H1N1 Flu: To Vaccinate or not? (Part One)

by redblossom on October 21, 2009

This is the first half of my letter, regarding some alternate views of this H1N1 flu season.

The following half will be devoted to natural medicines used to prevent and treat the flu.  (That is, ones you should get now in case the flu strikes at 10 pm….)


Flu Season Preparedness

October 21, 2009

Dear Friends and Family,

The purpose of this letter is to balance the information we are receiving from the media regarding swine flu and the vaccine.  I also want to give you a plan for preventing the flu, or successfully fighting the flu, if you should get it.

As you probably know, I am very concerned with the quality of health of our children.  1 in 100 children has neurological damage, usually named autism.  Autism, when I was a child in the 70s was considered rare, a condition that a general physician would probably never see in his lifetime of practice (1 in 10,000).  Today, it is common. I believe these neurological disorders are a combination of digestive microbial imbalance, with added injury to the brain from vaccines. I believe that with the over-use of vaccinations and antibiotics, we have traded the hot infectious diseases for cold diseases like cancer, neurological and immune system disorders.  Most of all, I believe in the goodness of nature, and I am wary of the Public Health authorities, drug companies and the media who are demonstrating limited view of how the immune system functions (immunology). Before you continue to read my letter, I want to be clear about my position on the topic of vaccination.  I believe they are very powerful medicines, to be used judiciously based upon the health of the individual.  Powerful medicines should be used carefully.

Most of my specific H1N1 information was gleaned from the website of Dr. Russell Blaylock, MD.  He is new to my list of critically thinking experts. He is a board certified neurosurgeon and has recently retired to devote his time to nutritional studies and research. His knowledge is grounded in the “hard sciences” of Immunology and Neurology.  He is sifting through the research published in the most respected medical journals to illuminate the mysteries of our new generation of neurologically damaged children.   www.russellblaylockmd.com/

Swine Flu is Not that Bad

  • In my words:  Swine flu is not that intense when you get it, so most people are not going to the doctor to have the type of flu tested, or for treatment.  The CDC only keeps diligent records of hospitalizations and deaths.  Think of how many people you know who have had the flu in the past 7 months, who found the flu so mild they didn’t seek medical attention.  This means that there is a problem with the data, because total numbers of illness are not being tracked, and placed in contrast to hospitalizations. Remember this, when the Nightly News drums are beating.
  • CDC: “The proportion of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza (P&I) based on the 122 Cities Report was low and within the bounds of what is expected at this time of year.” [1]
  • Dr. Blaylock, MD: “Only 43,771 cases have been reported in the United States. Because of poor reporting the CDC estimates that true numbers indicate that one million have been infected. Many people did not get sick enough to go to a doctor. Likewise, not all people are tested who go to a doctor.”[2]
  • Dr. Blaylock, MD: “Since the CDC estimates that one million have been infected, [rather than approx. 45,000] we must recalculate death rates. Using this more accurate figure, the death rate is in truth 0.03%, which means 99.97% will not die from this flu. Your chances of dying are incredibly low.”[3] For reference, the death rate from the 1918 flu was 3-6%.
  • Using the 50% infection rate from the CDC, the Media is projecting that 45,000 Americans will die from H1N1. But 7 months into the H1N1 flu, virologists have determined the infection rate is more like 6%.  Another important thing to remember is that the number of elderly and children who died from H1N1 in the first few months of the disease will be disproportionately higher, because it is the immune compromised will fall ill to the disease first with any infectious disease.  The CDC is using the data from the first few months to project their numbers.  With the latest data, it is more likely that 5,436 Americans will die from H1N1, which is a normal number of people who die from the flu every year, in fact, it is lower than normal!
  • Dr. Blaylock, MD: “A study by the CDC found that 32% of the children dying from H1N1 flu had asthma, when the incidence of asthma in the general population was 8 percent. Two thirds of the children who died had neurological disorders, such as seizures and cerebral palsy. So, the vast majority of children who are dying have one of a number of chronic health conditions, yet the media gives us the impression that perfectly healthy children are dying.”[4]
  • The people who are dying have other immune compromising conditions: diabetes, direct immune dysfunction, dietary deficiencies of critical immune-supporting nutrients, chronic pulmonary disease, heart disease or a cancer.
  • Between April 15 and June 15 of 2009, 34 pregnant women were diagnosed with swine flu, and 6 have died due to pneumonia as a complication of the flu.  If you are hearing that pregnant women have the highest risk of dying from H1N1 flu, remember that in the first half of the course of this illness, only 6 American women have died.[5] I cannot find more data on the numbers of pregnant women dying from June to the present.

The Seasonal Flu Vaccines are Not that Effective

We don’t know yet about the HINI vaccine…

  • Dr. Blaylock, MD: “In a review of 48 reports including more than 66,000 adults,  “Vaccination of healthy adults only reduced risk of influenza by 6%  and reduced the number of missed work days by less than one day (0.16) days. It did not change the number of people needing to go to hospital or take time off work.”  Reference: “Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy adults.” The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.  1(2006).  [6]

The HINI Flu Vaccine Has Risks that are not properly explained in mainstream media

  • The Nasal Spray H1N1 vaccine has been made with live virus, without thimerosal.
  • Most of the H1N1 vaccines are made with thimerosal (mercury preservative) while only some are not.[7] The ones without thimerosal are reserved for children, which is good for children.  Even pregnant women will not be offered the thimerosal-free vaccine.
  • The H1N1 vaccine has been tested without the proposed adjuvant Squalene. Independent studies of Squalene show that it causes MS-like symptoms, and autoimmune disorders like Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis in lab rats 100% of the time.  There are 3 studies that promote the safety of Squalene.  One was funded by the manufacturer of Squalene (Chiron), one was funded by the drug company who is making our H1N1 vaccine (Novartis), and the last one was funded by the Dept of Defense.  I have been diligently reading the product inserts (aka ingredient list) of the 4 flu vaccines available, and it seems that this flu vaccine will be created without an adjuvant at all, which is strange for an attenuated virus vaccine.  (nb. When the virus is “killed” or “attenuated” by formaldehyde in the lab, an “adjuvant” needs to be added in order for the individual’s immune system to take note of the vaccine injected).  I am not sure why this vaccine is made without an adjuvant, and not sure of the efficacy of the vaccine.[8]
  • Dr. Fauci, the director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, admits that most of the safety testing is being done in secrecy by the Vaccine Manufacturer.[9] (See Nature Vol 460/30 July 2009, p 562 for the interview.)

Vaccine Companies are Completely Exempt from Compensating You if You are Injured by the Vaccine per the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act .[10]

So the vaccine being administered is not the one being tested, there are only 5 clinical trials that are being “rushed”, the other trials are done in secrecy by the manufacturer, and the manufacturers are protected from law suits by the National Childhood Vaccine Act and by the Defense Appropriations Bill HR 2863. Hmmm….

The H1N1 or seasonal Flu Vaccine is not the only way to protect yourself!

  • The current belief that vaccines are the best and only way to protect yourself and your family from illness is wrong.  Otherwise, How did people exist before vaccines?

[1] CDC website: www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/update.htm

[2] Russell Blaylock, MD: www.russellblaylockmd.com/

[3] IBID

[4] IBID

[5] CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/H1N1Pregnancy.htm

[6] IBID

[7] CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/vaccination/thimerosal_qa.htm

[8] CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/vaccination/vaccine_safety_qa.htm

[9] IBID

[10] Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Childhood_Vaccine_Injury_Act


{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Genevieve November 6, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Hi Sarah,

Regarding the Vitamin D testing is that D2 or D3 or both?

redblossom November 8, 2009 at 2:56 pm

Dear Genevieve,
Vitamin D can be somewhat confusing.
Vitamin D3 and D2 refer to the form of the vitamin. But we test for 1,25-hydroxyvitamin D and 25-hydroxyvitamin D. The 25-hydroxyvitamin D is the better test for Vitamin D levels.
Vitamin D3 is the form of supplementation that is best to take. Vitamin D2 has more toxicity risks.
In summary: test for 25-hydroxyvitamin D (aka 25(OH)D ) and supplement with Vitamin D3.

My preferred brand is a product from Seroyal called “D-Mulsion 1000”.

Genevieve November 23, 2009 at 1:42 pm

Hi Sarah,

Thanks for the support and info!
I must have accidentally erased the e-mail you had sent me for it is no longer in my inbox…bummer
I live in Quebec, Canada and don’t get much sun in the winter..so I will definitely consider taking vit. D3

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