- Are flu vaccines necessary? Are they effective? My conclusion is: they are unnecessary and a waste of money. They have many negative side effects too!
Myths and Facts: Study Verifies That There Is No Value In Any Flu Vaccine
A remarkable study published in the Cochrane Library found no evidence of benefit for influenza vaccinations and also noted that the vast majority of trials were inadequate.
The authors stated that the only ones showing benefit were industry-funded. They also pointed out that the industry-funded studies were more likely to be published in the most prestigious journals…and one more thing: They found cases of severe harm caused by the vaccines, in spite of inadequate reporting of adverse effects.
The study, “Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy adults”, is damning of the entire pharmaceutical industry and its minions, the drug testing industry and the medical system that relies on them. In the usual manner of understatement, the authors concluded:
The results of this review seem to discourage the utilization of vaccination against influenza in healthy adults as a routine public health measure. As healthy adults have a low risk of complications due to respiratory disease, the use of the vaccine may be only advised as an individual protection measure against symptoms in specific cases.
The authors attempted to find and investigate every study that has evaluated the effects of flu vaccines in healthy adults aged 18-65. To this end, they “searched Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (The Cochrane Library, 2010, issue 2), MEDLINE (January 1966 to June 2010) and EMBASE (1990 to June 2010).” They included 50 reports. Forty of them were clinical trials adding up to over 70,000 people. Two reported only on harmful effects and were not included in this study.
Studies of all types of influenza vaccines were included: live, attenuated, and killed – or fractions of killed – vaccines. The primary outcomes they looked for were numbers and seriousness of influenza and influenza-like illnesses. They also looked at the number and seriousness of harms from the vaccines. The authors attempted to collect missing data by writing to the authors. They describe the response as “disappointing”. In the end, they included 50 studies and refused to use 92, mostly because of highly significant flaws, such as using inappropriate controls, not being randomly controlled trials, inconsistencies in data presented, lack of study design, unclear definitions, poor reporting, lack of crude data, and lack of placebo.
The authors found that vaccines administered parenterally, that is, outside the digestive tract, usually meaning by injection, reduced influenza-like symptoms by 4%. They found no evidence that vaccination prevents viral transmission! (There goes the whole herd immunity argument!) They also found no evidence that they prevent complications, either.
They attempted to ascertain the degree of complications, and though they did report on some, most of the studies simply did not address the issue or did so inadequately.
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“In the next century, nations as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority. National sovereignty wasn’t such a great idea after all.”
Strobe Talbot, President Clinton’s Deputy Secretary of State, as quoted in Time, July 20th, 1992.
“The most powerful clique in these (CFR) groups have one objective in common: they want to bring about the surrender of the sovereignty and the national independence of the U.S. They want to end national boundaries and racial and ethnic loyalties supposedly to increase business and ensure world peace. What they strive for would inevitably lead to dictatorship and loss of freedoms by the people. The CFR was founded for “the purpose of promoting disarmament and submergence of U.S. sovereignty and national independence into an all-powerful one-world government.”
Harpers, July 1958
- This is an engineered crisis by Illuminist banksters to conquer Europe via fraudulent finance. Their plan calls for the destruction of national sovereignties and the eventual merger between a North American Union (NAU) and a European Superstate. What is happening now is simply the slow boiling of the sheeple frog. The Illuminists are using the corporate MSM to sell the propaganda that there is slow economic recovery while the situation on the ground goes to hell !
“In March, 1915, the J.P. Morgan interests, the steel, shipbuilding, and powder interest, and their subsidiary organizations, got together 12 men high up in the newspaper world and employed them to select the most influential newspapers in the United States and sufficient number of them to control generally the policy of the daily press….They found it was only necessary to purchase the control of 25 of the greatest papers.
“An agreement was reached; the policy of the papers was bought, to be paid for by the month; an editor was furnished for each paper to properly supervise and edit information regarding the questions of preparedness, militarism, financial policies, and other things of national and international nature considered vital to the interests of the purchasers.”
U.S. Congressman Oscar Callaway, 1917
- Sometime in the near future, possibly in 1H2011, they will pull the plug on both the Euro and USD. The Yen will also collapse in sympathy. The Eurozone, US, UK and Japan are bankrupt. The amount of sovereign debts are so much that it will never be paid back. Out of this coming economic, financial and monetary collapse, the snakes will introduce their pre-planned One World Currency, Global Supra-National Central Bank and World Government. These criminals will sell themselves as saviors of the world when in fact they are the cause of humanity’s problems!
A European Economic Tsunami?
In 2007, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, spent most of the year assuring markets that the U.S. sub-prime mortgage loan problem would be contained. In an all-too-similar manner, the European Central Bank president, Jean-Claude Trichet, now keeps asserting that Europe’s sovereign debt crisis does not pose a significant threat to the overall European economy, let alone to the global economy.
American policymakers would do well to disregard Mr. Trichet’s sanguine remarks and brace themselves for a European economic tsunami that is all too likely to seriously derail the fragile U.S. economic recovery. Among the surer signs that a currency arrangement is approaching the end of its useful shelf life is when policymakers are forced to vehemently deny the possibility of any change in that arrangement.
This week, as Ireland embarked on a highly unpopular austerity program, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany provided such a clear signal for the European Monetary Union. She did so when she led a chorus of European policymakers in asserting that it was impossible to conceive that any member country would ever exit the euro. Despite her assurances, markets remain singularly unconvinced that outsized I.M.F. and E.U. bailout packages for politically troubled Ireland and Greece will prevent those countries from eventually defaulting on their sovereign debts.
Contrary to what European policymakers would have us believe, events in Europe’s periphery over the past year are vindicating Milton Friedman’s deep skepticism about the euro, which he expressed at the time of its 1999 launch. He believed that given its flawed structure, the euro would not survive its first major economic recession.
What makes it all too likely that Friedman’s misgivings will be proved correct is that over the past decade countries in Europe’s periphery have consistently not managed their public finances according to the arrangement’s rules. As a result, outsized budget and balance-of-payment deficits do not now simply characterize the Greek, Irish and Portuguese economies. Rather, more ominously, they also characterize Spain, which is aptly being described on Wall Street as being too big to fail yet also too big to save.
In a recent major shift in thinking, European policymakers now recognize that debt restructuring, albeit only beginning in 2013, will need to be part of a solution for addressing the periphery’s large fiscal imbalances. However, they are yet to recognize that the major part of the periphery’s budget deficits constitute “primary” or non-interest payment transactions. As a result, even were they to succeed in substantially writing down their debts, these countries would still be left with very sizeable budget deficits that would be extraordinarily difficult to correct in a fixed exchange rate arrangement.
The late American economist Herb Stein was fond of observing that if something cannot go on forever, it will stop. This aphorism appears particularly apt for the current state of the euro area. It seems unreasonable to expect that voters in Europe’s north, and especially in Germany, will indefinitely acquiesce to the transfer of large amounts of bailout money to the south in an effort to keep those countries afloat.
And it seems even more unreasonable to expect voters in the south to indefinitely endure the severe economic and social pain associated with continued euro membership and the I.M.F. austerity measures attached to the financing they receive from the north.
European policymakers understand full well that a wave of sovereign debt defaults in Europe’s periphery would more than likely precipitate a full-blown European banking crisis, since European banks are the main holders of the $2 trillion in the periphery’s sovereign debt.
This suggests that European policy makers in the north will not lightly turn off the financing spigot that presently keeps the periphery afloat. However, judging by the crushing defeat handed Ms. Merkel in the May 2010 Westphalia state election, electoral considerations will likely make it all but impossible to indefinitely continue such financing.
The more likely trigger for the euro’s eventual unraveling will be in the periphery itself. The Greek, Irish, Portuguese and Spanish governments all have tenuous holds on political power. And as recent events in Ireland seem to be bearing out, a deepening in the periphery’s economic and financial crises could very well result in the ascent of more populist governments, which might be less willing to hew to the hair-shirt austerity programs dictated by the I.M.F. Recall the spectacular demise of Argentina’s “immutable” currency peg to the U.S. dollar in 2001 after a futile attempt to effect a large-scale I.M.F.-imposed budget deficit adjustment in defense of that peg.
An escalation of the European debt crisis would pose a real threat to U.S. economic recovery. A weakened euro would seriously dent U.S. export prospects. Of greater concern, a European banking crisis would threaten to contaminate the rest of the global financial system in much the same way as the Lehman Brothers fiasco did in 2008. With the darkest of economic storm clouds gathering in Europe, this is no time for U.S. policymakers to be thinking of cutting back on policies to support the U.S. economy.