Flu Shot? Skip it…
“The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year.” This headline comes from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control). The CDC has frankly never produced evidence to support this claim.
Additionally, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) covered up the flu vaccine’s ineffectiveness for older adults.
In a large study, published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, researchers followed 7,000 people over eight consecutive flu seasons.
New studies show that if you get your flu shot every year, you get no benefits from being a repeat customer. In fact, the only people who benefit at all from a flu shot are those who get it for the first time!
That one year of benefit…maybe…and that’s it. Next year, don’t bother because it won’t protect you from the flu.
In fact, people don’t get any protection against the current season’s flu if they’d been vaccinated at any other time during the previous five years.
When you think about it, it makes sense that getting an immunization every year would cause our bodies to produce antibodies which neutralize the effects of future vaccinations. That’s what our bodies are designed to do.
Repeated vaccination against the flu reduces any small protection the vaccine may be able to offer in the first year. The only people who saw any glimmer of benefit from a flu shot (in a second study) were those who skipped their shot the year before.
So why does the CDC insist we all get our flu shot every year if the scientific evidence shows it does us no good?
For years now, I’ve skipped the shot. Get up and eat an orange in the morning (don’t drink orange juice, eat an orange), eat right, take your vitamins, and get enough sleep and exercise. By living a healthy sane lifestyle you’ll do more to avoid the flu than getting a useless flu shot.
Think, read, learn. Make decisions that are good for you based on scientific information, not based on the dogma from a bureaucratic government that we are expected to blindly follow!
Helping you achieve Major Wellness in your life!
Cheryl A Major, CNWC