One of the things the mainstream holds nearest and dearest to its heart, the flu vaccine, has had some major blows in the past few months.
Previously, we told you about a large government-funded study showing that the flu shot does nothing to protect the elderly.
That’s right. Nothing.
Not getting the message across
Of course, this is not something the mainstream wants to be broadcast all over the place. Instead it sticks to the message that getting the vaccine is the best thing you can do to protect your health during the winter months.
To make the flu jab less daunting (no needles, no pain), Big Pharma has developed a quick and painless way for children to get their winter vaccine.
Fluenz Tetra (FluMist in the US) is a nasal spray that is currently offered routinely to all children aged two, three and four as part of a new childhood winter vaccination programme in the UK.
Over time, as the programme rolls out, potentially all children between the ages of two and 16 will be offered the Fluenz Tetra nasal spray. Apart from the promises of no more painful injections and less discomfort, parents are also given the promise that their children will be less likely to become ill if they come into contact with the flu virus, after they’ve had a squirt of Fluenz Tetra.
Only thing is, Fluenz Tetra may very well make it easier and less painful to administer the flu vaccine, but the promise that children are less likely to get ill once they’ve been vaccinated with Fluenz Tetra… well, that’s just a lie.
Recently, not one, but THREE studies have just come out saying that the Fluenz Tetra (FluMist in the US) nasal vaccine doesn’t protect children.
Two of these studies come from the unlikeliest of sources… the US Centres for Disease Control (CDC) and AstraZenica – the manufacturer of Fluenz Tetra.
When the company that makes the vaccine admits it’s not working, then you must know there’s almost certainly a fox in the chicken pen.
As usual, not even the findings of these three latest vaccine studies were enough evidence for Fluenz Tetra to be withdrawn from the market… or, at the very least, not to be used on our children. However, CDC officials did admit that more “investigation” is needed.
And with that, it’s business as usual. Even the American Academy of Paediatrics, issued a statement right away after the results of the latest studies came out, saying that it’s still very important to vaccinate children. Even with Fluenz Tetra.
Talk about sticking your head in the sand…
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“Vaccine spray may not work for swine flu in kids” Mike Stobbe, November 6, 2014, Associated Press, bigstory.ap.org