Does the flu shot cause H1N1?

October 06, 2012
Volume 2    |   Issue 78
The other day, I ran into the pharmacy to pick something up, but couldn’t find it. So I asked the pharmacist to point me in the right direction. After showing me where the item was, she quickly turned the conversation and asked, “Have you had your flu shot this year?” She was polite, but it was obvious this was a major push.

I smiled and said, “No.” Of course, that wasn’t acceptable, so she persisted. Finally, I told her I hadn’t suffered through the flu in years because there are better, safer ways to prevent it. She looked at me like I was “one of those” kind of people. I smiled, and she left me alone.

Yes, I’m “one of those” kind of people. And with all the negative news about flu vaccines, more people should become “one of those” kind of people. There’s growing evidence that flu vaccines don’t work, they may cause brain injury (from the mercury), and now it appears they make you more likely to get a potentially deadly form of the flu – H1N1.

That’s right! The flu shot causes the flu!

Canada's B.C. Centre for Disease Control recently released a report about the 2008-2009 vaccination program. Researchers from this organization (which is much like the CDC in the U.S.) noticed that people who had the flu shot were far more likely to develop H1N1 than those who didn’t receive the shot.

So they wanted to find out if this was really true. Could the flu shot really cause H1N1? So Dr. Danuta Skowronski and her team did a study on ferrets. They gave the flu shot to 16 ferrets and left 16 others as the control. To blind the study, the researchers didn’t know which group received the vaccine and which group was the control until the end of the study.

During the study period, all of the ferrets developed H1N1. But the ferrets that they vaccinated developed the flu much faster than those they didn’t vaccinate. And, to make matters worse, the vaccinated group was responsible for infecting the non-vaccinated group.

What’s more, the ferrets in the vaccinated group had a far more severe case of the illness than the unvaccinated group.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t need any help in getting sick. With all the assaults on our bodies these days, I’d rather take something that protects me from these illnesses rather than gives them to me. I’m probably weird in that way. But I’d rather be weird and healthy than “normal” and sick.

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Fortunately, there are real ways to prevent the flu. My brother found this out last year when everyone in his office came down with the flu – but he didn’t. Why? He was the only one taking vitamin D. A number of studies have shown this nutrient is one of the best flu preventives on the market. And yes, I’m “one of those” people who take vitamin D. Perhaps my pharmacist should too.

Your Insider for better health,

Steve Kroening

Steve Kroening is the editor of Nutrient Insider, a twice-a-week email newsletter that brings you the latest healing breakthroughs from the world of nutrition and dietary supplements. For over 20 years, Steve has worked hand-in-hand with some of the nation's top doctors, including Drs. Robert Rowen, Frank Shallenberger, Nan Fuchs, William Campbell Douglass, and best-selling author James Balch. Steve is the author of the book Practical Guide to Home Remedies. As a health journalist, Steve's articles have appeared in countless magazines, blogs, and websites.


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