It was a pleasant afternoon; I had completed my appointments for the day and stopped into our local family-owned grocery store to pick up a few items. I was greeted by “the crackers and cheese lady as I passed the deli and moving on to the produce dept. I saw a card table set up between the potatoes and onions. When I asked the lady what she was offering, she said, “the flu shot”. I said, “What? Right here between the potatoes and onions?” She asked me if I wanted one and I told her, “Perhaps when pigs fly.” We talked a while and I asked her if I could have one of the inserts from the vaccine package. She tore off a sheet of paper from a pad and handed it to me. I looked at it and explained that I was interested in the actual insert that comes in the package from the pharmaceutical company. She was very pleasant and opened a box and found one for me. I thanked her and left, clutching a fake
insert and a real
insert in my greedy little hands. I was anxious to read them to see if the two concurred. Why would they go through the trouble of making two inserts? Perhaps the one is a simple version for us dummies
Upon returning home I discovered I had an insert for FLULAVAL, (it sounds so friendly – Flu-Love-All) it’s manufactured by Biomedical Corp. of Quebec and distributed by GlaxoSmithKline.
The reading got interesting right away, stating, “FLULAVAL is approved for persons 18 years and older
”. Hmmm that’s odd (here’s where you’ll need to put on your intellectual seatbelts) because the fake
insert plainly stated that, “All people 6 months of age and older should get the flu vaccine”
. The fake
insert goes on to tell you under the heading of WHY GET VACCINATED? “Young children, people 65 and older, pregnant women and people with certain health conditions -such as – heart, lung, kidney disease and a weakened immune system can get much sicker. Flu can cause high fever, pneumonia...blah blah blah…
Did they say PREGNANT WOMEN? Another strange contradiction because in the real
insert plainly says, “Safety and effectiveness of
FLULAVAL have not been established in pregnant women, nursing mothers and children.”
REALLY? So are you saying that nursing mothers, pregnant women and children are being used as Guinea pigs? That’s what it sounds like to me! Is anyone getting mad yet? I hope so because these people are playing Russian roulette with our lives and are selling us their ”safe and effective
” poison like some kind of sideshow shell game.
The reported side effects are too long to list here but they range from sore eyes, runny nose, swollen glands to Gillian-Barre syndrome (complete or partial paralysis due to the immune system going into hyper mode and attacking the peripheral nervous system), vomiting, somnolence (excessive sleep) and anaphylaxis. Let me add that they don’t mention sterility or cancer because they would not fall within the 28-day test period allowed for adverse event reporting.
Now on the fake
insert it states that you shouldn’t take the vaccine if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Well they must have forgotten to put the ingredients on the fake insert but not to worry, I’ve got the real McCoy…But what is this??? No ingredients there either? Perhaps they don’t want to list things like mercury, aborted fetus cells, formaldehyde, aluminum, MSG and foreign DNA from pigs, monkeys, dogs or chickens. Not to mention the biological and viral baggage that comes with that DNA.
Now here is pièce de résistance; Tucked into the real
insert are these words: “This indication is based on immune response elicited by FLULAVAL, and there have been no controlled trials adequately demonstrating a decrease in influenza disease after vaccination with FLULAVAL.”
So are you going to get your flu vaccine this year? I would rather hope that you learn ways to support your immune system the way nature intended and trust it to do what it was meant to do. Here are the basics. Eat more plants than meat and avoid processed foods and sugar. Learn what foods are GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and steer clear of them along with all forms of fluoride and chlorinated water. If you feel like you are catching a cold, drink a half-cup of ginger tea
every waking hour for one or two days. Herbs/plants have been our medicine since time immemorial. They are valuable to support health and lack the negative side effects of pharmaceuticals.
Another benefit we have now is the cleanliness our ancestors didn’t enjoy. I propose that diseases like diphtheria, cholera, measles, smallpox have been eradicated not by vaccines but due to the fact that we have indoor plumbing and efficient heating in our homes. Imagine living in a cold, drafty home three feet away from a dirt road where horses and other animals left their droppings. Every morning you and your neighbors emptied your chamber pots onto that same road and bathing was a luxury saved for the summer months. It’s no wonder many countless diseases were rampant. The amazing notion that so many people survived; is a testament to our amazing immune systems.
If you want to know how to improve your immune system and keep it balanced and healthy, I invite you to visit my website and read the archived newsletters. There is a good deal of information there to teach you how to build a strong immune system.
Love and Light, Lori Jacobs