October 4, 2010 at 7:00 pm in INFORUM
There’s plenty to go around, officials say BISMARCK State health officials encourage North Dakotans to get an influenza vaccination this fall, saying there are more than enough doses available. Continue Reading
Tags: Health, influenza, North Dakota, pneumonia, vaccines 19 Comments »
This is more hype than reality. Remember last year, how H1N1 Swine flu was going to wipe out the world if you didn’t get the shot? In the end, half the population didn’t get the shot and they were just as healthy as the ones that got the shot. Besides, why would you want to be injected with a virus anyway? Skip the shot and eat right.
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I would never take the flu shot or give it to my children. It contains thimerosal (mercury), formaldehyde, detergent, MF-59 (an oil-based adjuvant), and other toxins.
Evidence shows that it causes the flu and does not prevent it.
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German shepherd and Jeff Healey — there’s nothing wrong with ignorance per se — after all, most of us are ignorant about most things! However, it IS a problem when you are ignorant about a topic (in this case about flu shots) and you pretend to have some level of expertise.
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The source is doctor. I guarantee you that she knows more than both of us do.
If you choose to believe the government, who is run by people, is perfect and you believe it is safe, go ahead and inject your children and yourself. I just hope you make an informed decision and don’t assume just because the government and medical community says its safe… it must be.
Vaccines originally had great purpose. They eliminated lethal diseases like polio. Problem is it has turned into a big business and they are being developed to make money. Where there is money there is corruption.
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Jeff, your “source is doctor” Sherri Tenpenny is an “alternative medicine practitioner” who will probably sell you a homeopathic cure for gullibility if you send her some money! My sources are peer reviewed papers in the scientific literature (but I know — it’s all a government conspiracy!).
She is a doctor and a physicician. She is very credible source.
Why do we discredit her but trust the FDA and medical doctors of the USA? The FDA may possibly kill more people this year than alcohol, tobacco, and firearms combined! Medical Doctors? They prescribe the drugs they know nothing about. I have a friend who is a medical doctor and he once described his job as “a legal drug dealer.”
The FDA approves food additives that are illegal in most other countries in the world. I guess the rest of the world must be wrong even though cancer is higher in the US? Now they may allow “High Fructose Corn Syrup” to be rebranded as “Corn Sugar.” Could they be receiving bribes or are they just ignorant?
Just because it’s approved by the FDA and Medical world does not mean it’s legit.
Cancer higher than which countries Jeff? Give us some data to show if there’s any substance in your words.
Jeff Heale: Well, your ignorance is certainly showing. What happened last winter with the H1N1 that was supposed to wipe out everyone who didn’t get the shot? It was all a big bust and all for nothing. Every day you hear of some drug that is pulled from the market because of dangerous side effects. Sooner or later they will find out how dangerous the flu shot is too.
Sorry Jeff Healey, I meant to post the above reply to justasec You are right Jeff, avoid the shot
It’s also a well known fact that Obama is using flu shots to implant us with ID chips so he can track us and control our minds. If the Republicans don’t take back congress this November it’s because people who have gotten a flu shot have been “activated” to vote straight-party Democrat. This is why Rahm left the white house. They’ve got Pelosi on the Left-Coast and B. Hussein Obama on the east, so they needed someone to manage the mid west. Of course you’ll never hear about this in the Lame-Stream Media.
I found a link on the Intertubes so it must be true.
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Yeah we know how this is a liberal attempt at injecting Republican males with a chemical that will render them brain dead and unable to reproduce so please don’t get vacinated. But please put a red spot on your forehead so I know who you are and so I can avoid you. I don’t want your germs.
I hate to break it to you but there is no difference between republicans and democrats. They agree on all the issues that matter but throw out a few emotional issues to give you the illusion that you have a choice. Like guns rights and gay marriage. While we are fighting with each other over petty things, they create laws to let the rich run off with all the money.
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There are 196 countries in the world. Per capita, the US ranks #9 in the world in cancer. Here is a link.
The lowest recorded incidences of cancer are in the developing countries.
Since cancer is caused by things we put in our body, who controls what goes in our body? The FDA? The governement? Do you REALLY trust them?
Jeff wrote: “The lowest recorded incidences of cancer are in the developing countries. ” Exactly — the lowest rates are in the countries where people don’t live long enough to get cancer! Most cancers are strongly age-related. If we live long enough all of us will get cancer. Who do I trust? Mostly, I trust the scientists who conduct the best studies — and these show the benefits of vaccinations.
Actually we don’t live much longer than the rest of the world. We are currently #38 The Asian Countries like Japan and Hong Kong are living longer and healthier lives. Why is that? Why do Cubans live longer than Americans?
We are best at surviving cancer. Of course it would be much better to just not get it to begin with. If underdeveloped countries had our cancer treatment the numbers would even look more lopsided. But 3rd world countries allow people to die from things like hang nail infections. They are lacking basic medical needs but the don’t get cancer like we do. If they lived longer, odds are they would not die of cancer like we do.
FDA- Take note of what other nations eat. They don’t allow them to rebrand things that kill you.
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Really? What do they call melamine in China? Baby formula? Pet food?
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I’m not getting one. My wife works in an ER and was mandated to receive one.
The USA is in the ballpark with the longest living populations (80 plus or minus a year or two). Contrast the USA with India — which has much lower death rates from prostate cancer — largely because Indians die 15 years younger than Americans. Now Jeff, it’s abundently clear that you are deeply suspicious of government! However, if you think that even the biggest government conspiracy could enlist the majority of scientists to go along with the deception, then you don’t know many scientists! Bottom line: Flu shots are not always perfect, but their benefits vastly outweigh the risks/costs. In case you were wondering, I base that view (and my decision to get the shot each year) on the published peer reviewed research (not the same as the opinions of maverick “alternative medicine” doctors).
Autism Speaks supports the vaccination of kids in general (http://www.autismspeaks.org/science/overview/policies/vaccine_research_safety_statement.php). Why? Because scientific research doesn’t support the link between the vaccines and the reported problems in multiple science based studies (http://health.yahoo.net/news/s/hsn/moreevidencethatvaccinesdontcauseautism). And the real kicker is that Thimerosal is not even used as a preservative anymore with a few exceptions of it being used in small quantities when no other option exists, which are few and far between these days.
So, the only thing that happens when people who can have a vaccine but don’t is that the flu is unnecessarily spread to at-risk people who cannot have the vaccine because of egg allergies or age – especially if you work in the health industry.
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