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Is Flu Vaccine Safe or Dangerous for Pregnant Women?

Published on January 23, 2013

Description: FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009 file photo, Nicole Andreacchio, second right, who is seven months pregnant waits in line to receive the swine flu vaccine from the Montgomery County Health Department at Congregation Beth Or in Maple Glen, Pa. A large study released by the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 offers reassuring news for pregnant women worried about getting a flu shot. The research found no evidence that the vaccine increases the risk of losing a fetus, and may prevent some fetal deaths. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Associated Press/Matt Rourke – FILE – In this Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009 file photo, Nicole Andreacchio, second from the right, who is seven months pregnant, waits in line to receive the swine flu vaccine.

If one reads only the mainstream news for medical information, one remains oblivious of what the truth is for none of the mainstream channels report the medical news free of the shaping, shifting and manipulation of information for the direct and deliberate purpose of making money. The medical news serves the medical industrial complex and governmental agencies like the FDA and the CDC as well as the Department of Health and other related institutions.

Are flu shots safe for pregnant woman? According to the mainstream press, “A large study offers reassuring news for pregnant women: It’s safe to get a flu shot. The research found no evidence that the vaccine increases the risk of losing a fetus, and may prevent some deaths. Getting the flu while pregnant makes fetal death more likely, the Norwegian research showed.”

The study was released by the New England Journal of Medicine[1] on Wednesday as the United States and Europe suffer through an early and intense flu season. The new study was led by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. It tracked pregnancies in Norway for only two years (2009 and 2010) during an international epidemic of a new swine flu strain.

The researchers calculated that the risk of fetal death was nearly twice as high for mothers who weren’t vaccinated as for mothers who were. Dr. Denise Jamieson of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, “The vaccine is safe.”

Of course we are supposed to be convinced and that is the end of the vaccine story. Everyone is supposed to shut up and take their flu shot and the anti-vaccinationists are crazy and neurological poisons are good for you and certainly good for your baby. The media cannot seem to compute the fact that there is mercury, used as a preservative, in the flu vaccine—it is anything but safe—and the people like Dr. Boyd Haley who stand up against those who irresponsibly claim otherwise are not crazy.

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Over 200 viruses cause influenza and influenza-like illnesses that produce the same symptoms (fever, headache, aches and pains, cough and runny noses). Without laboratory tests, doctors cannot tell the cold and the flu apart. Both last for days and rarely lead to death or serious illness. At best, vaccines might be effective against only Influenza A and B, which represent about 10% of all circulating viruses.[2]

The Cochrane Database Review (CDR), considered by many within the evidence-based medical model to be the gold standard for assessing the effectiveness of common medical interventions, does not lend unequivocal scientific support to the belief and/or propaganda that flu vaccines are safe and effective.

To the contrary, these authoritative reviews reveal there is a conspicuous absence of conclusive evidence as to the effectiveness of influenza vaccines in children under two, healthy adults, the elderly, and healthcare workers who care for the elderly.

What is even more disconcerting is that only one CDR validated safety study on inactivated flu vaccines has been performed in children under two (the population most susceptible to adverse reactions), even though in the USA and Canada current guidelines recommend the vaccination of healthy children from six months old.

I have no idea how they get away with saying flu vaccines are safe for pregnant women. When you review the science it really looks as if they are lying—bluffing at the poker table with women’s and babies’ lives being used as chips.

Scientists say that along with dangerous inflammatory reactions, “Influenza A vaccine induced platelet activation and sympathovagal imbalance towards adrenergic predominance. Significant correlations were found between CRP (C-reactive protein) levels and HRV (heart rate variability) parameters, suggesting a pathophysiological link between inflammation and cardiac autonomic regulation. The vaccine-related platelet activation and cardiac autonomic dysfunction may transiently increase the risk of cardiovascular events.” That does not sound too safe to me. Does it to you?

In 2011, the journal Vaccine published a study titled, “Inflammatory responses to trivalent influenza virus vaccine among pregnant women,” which found that flu vaccination causes measurable increases in inflammation in pregnant women that may increase the risk of preeclampsia and other adverse outcomes such as preterm birth.[3]

[1] Risk of Fetal Death after Pandemic Influenza Virus Infection or Vaccination; Siri E. Håberg, M.D., Ph.D et al; NEJM; January 16, 2013
http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1207210?query=featured_home

[3]Inflammatory responses to trivalent influenza virus vaccine among pregnant women; Lisa M Christian, Jay D Iams, Kyle Porter, Ronald Glaser; Vaccine; 2011 Sep 20. Epub 2011 Sep 20. PMID: 21945263

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  • Eric

    I am so glad I am awake to these facts BEFORE I decided to have children. People from my generation who actually read this stuff owe honest doctors like you a huge amount of gratitude. Thank you!