According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, everyone 6 months and older should get a flu shot at the start of each flu season. The flu, we’re told, is a serious illness that can cause death in extreme cases. Unsurprisingly, statistics show that many parents take this information to heart and get their kids vaccinated regularly.
But what if I told you the flu vaccine wasn’t really all that effective at preventing the spread of influenza? What if I took things a step further and told you that the flu vaccine is even more dangerous than the illness it claims to prevent?
Last year, the CDC admitted that the 2014-2015 nasal spray flu vaccine was so ineffective that it set an all time low record, providing a mere 23% reduction in risk. That’s a bit concerning, especially since the nasal spray accounts for one third of all flu vaccines given to children.
According to independent research, the flu shot was even worse, providing a measly 18% reduction in risk.
The reason? Well, there are many, many strains of flu out there. The CDC has admitted that more than 66% of the strains out there are not matched to current vaccines.
But the sickness that comes in spite of flu vaccines is just one concern. The sickness that comes because of vaccination is even more concerning.
6 Reasons The Flu Vaccine Is More Dangerous Than The Flu
#1 – Flu Vaccines Contain Mercury
According to the CDC, flu vaccines contain a mercury-based compound called thimerosal. The ‘logic’ behind this is that the mercury fights off bacteria, germs and fungi that could contaminate the vaccine.
Of course, it does this quite effectively; after all, mercury is an incredibly toxic compound that kills just about every living organism it builds up in – including the ones in your body.
Over time, as mercury builds up the human body, it causes conditions like immune dysfunction, fatigue, anxiety, depression and cardiovascular disease. This is of course concerning, especially since the FDA instructs people to get immunized every single season.
#2 – Flu Vaccines Contain Aluminum
Another heavy metal toxin found in the flu vaccine is aluminum. According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, the toxicity of aluminum may very well exceed that of mercury. We’ve written quite extensively about the dangers of aluminum here.
In a nutshell, there is evidence to suggest that exposure to aluminum causes immunological disorders and neurological conditions – including Alzheimer’s disease.
Again, this should be of major concern to anyone following the CDC’s order to receive the flu shot regularly.
#3 – Flu Vaccine Manufacturers Aren’t Entirely Sure Of What They’re Doing
The aforementioned fact that the flu vaccine does not match the majority of flu strains out there is just one sign of this. For another sign, look back no further than 2009, when 1300 people who received the flu vaccine developed narcolepsy.
It took an entire five years for researchers to figure out that the vaccine triggered a chemical reaction in the brain that triggered brain cell loss.
Who knows what could be wrong with current flu vaccines? Are you really willing to play Russian roulette for an abysmal 18% risk reduction?
#4 – Flu Vaccines Could Weaken The Immune System
As Dr. Mercola shares, we don’t really know what exposure to the lifelong array of flu vaccines would do to one’s immune system. What we do know is that red flags have been popping up left, right and center.
At alarming rates, individuals who receive flu vaccinations are developing autoimmune disorders like Guillain-Barre syndrome and ITP.
#5 – The Flu Vaccine Can Cause Flu Outbreaks
Yup, you read that correctly. Looking at the 2009 flu season, researchers discovered that year’s flu vaccine really did result in a widespread Canadian flu outbreak. Researchers found something similar in 2012 in Hong Kong, when individuals who had been vaccinated 5.5 times more likely to develop a respiratory disease.
Remember that point about the flu vaccine not being tailored towards the most common strains of the disease? That’s what’s at play here. When you get vaccinated against one strain, it actually raises your risk of severe illness from another flu strain.
Want to learn more about the dangers of the flu vaccine? Have a look at this talk from Dr. Mark Geier.