The New York Times has published dangerous misinformation about how to prepare for the coronavirus. The recent article said, “wash your hands, keep a supply of medicine, and GET A FLU SHOT.” This might be one of the most illogical pieces of medical advice ever doled out by the mainstream media. The article assures readers that getting a flu shot is a “practical tip” offered by “experts.” Meanwhile, the rest of the world rolls their eyes.
The article cites Dr. Keith Klugman, director of the pneumonia program at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He says that infectious disease specialists strongly recommend flu vaccination for coronavirus and pneumonia. The best protection for older people against bacterial pneumonia, he says, is to “vaccinate children.”
According to David Brownstein, M.D., this is FAKE NEWS propaganda. “The flu vaccine has never been shown to protect against pneumonia,” he iterated. And obviously, the flu viruses used in the flu vaccine do not resemble coronaviruses and will not prepare the immune system in any way.
According to the CDC’s annual flu vaccine statistics, the flu vaccine is not effective at all for controlling the circulating flu strain each year. In fact, the flu shot has been found to cause mutations in flu viruses from the previous flu season, making people more susceptible to infection the following year. So, to think that inoculation with flu viruses is going to prepare the immune system for coronaviruses is illogical, to say the least. Even a coronavirus vaccine will be a risky, as evidenced by previous attempts to develop a vaccine for SARS.
Furthermore, researchers from the American Thoracic Society have found damning evidence surrounding the flu vaccine that many people won’t want to hear. Instead of preventing influenza-related hospitalization in children, the trivalent inactivated flu vaccine actually increases hospitalizations three fold!
Children who are subjected to the flu vaccine year after year are at an increased risk for hospitalization when compared to children who are not subjected to the vaccine. Children with asthma suffer the worst. This research shows there’s no efficacy to the vaccine; in fact, the flu vaccine poses net harm to children. The research is to be presented May 19, at the 105th International Conference of the American Thoracic Society in San Diego.
“This study was aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of the TIV in children overall, as well as the children with asthma, to prevent influenza-related hospitalization,” said Joshi, M.D., of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
The study examined 263 children who were thoroughly examined at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, aged six months to 18 years. Each of the children had experienced laboratory-verified influenza infection at some point between 1996 and 2006. The Mayo Clinic evaluated each child, whether they were subjected to the flu vaccine, whether they had asthma and finally, whether they needed hospitalization for influenza-related illnesses.
The results are not what vaccine manufacturers want to hear: Children who don’t get the flu vaccine recover from flu and other infections more effectively, rarely requiring hospitalization. Children who are subjected to the annual flu vaccine are three times more likely to suffer complication to infection, more likely to be hospitalized, and put on breathing treatments and other drugs. The risk of hospitalization post vaccination is even higher for children who already have inflamed airways and constricted breathing due to asthma.
This is partly due to the fact that flu vaccines contain thimerosal, a mercury compound that depletes intracellular glutathione production and causes oxidation of the mitochondria pathway of cells. Glutathione is the master antioxidant for the cells in the body. When it is depleted, a person’s immune system is weakened and they become more susceptible to complications from infections.
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program all recommend the flu vaccine for all children six months to 18 years. To decrease influenza-related hospitalization in children, it’s time for these organizations to rescind their flu vaccine recommendations. It’s also time for public health authorities to provide information and effective resources that can help children overcome infections naturally. On the CDC’s page for preparing for coronavirus, there is no mention of practical solutions for preparing the immune system.
Tools that actually help a child’s immune system overcome infection include, but are not limited to: elderberry syrup, whole food zinc and vitamin C supplements, proper hydration, no sugar or foods that generate mucus, a healthy fever response (not suppressed), sweet licorice root extracts, vitamin D supplements, colloidal silver, raw manuka honey, garlic-leek-onion-rich soups, and real fruit juices.
Not everyone’s immune system is the same and some children suffer from asthmatic conditions caused by environmental factors. Because asthmatic conditions are made worse, according to this study, by the annual flu vaccine, it’s important to learn how to reduce inflammation in the airways. Extracts of mullein herb, elecampane, turmeric root, marshmallow root, black cumin seed, and schisandra berry, are effective anti-inflammatory solutions for the respiratory tract and beyond.
In order to avoid complications and hospitalizations from infections, families should avoid artificial perturbation of the immune system via flu vaccines and instead accentuate the body’s innate immune defenses.
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