Newt Gingrich: Alfie Evans is condemned to die at 23 months because of Britain’s scary secular state
Stop Press: Vaccinations being blamed
The British government’s decision to allow two critically ill babies to die in two years is a natural reflection of the culture of death and the steady increase in totalitarian tendencies among Western governments.
Last year, the British government ordered life support removed from Charlie Gard, ending his life when he was just 11 months old. Now, Alfie Evans – just 23 months old – has received what amounts to the same death sentence. On Monday, he was removed from life support by court order – against the wishes of his parents.
Then something remarkable happened. The child confounded his doctors and refused to die.
As of the time I am writing this, Alfie Evans is still alive and is breathing unaided. This is despite the claim made by a medical professional during a court hearing that Alfie would die quickly – possibly in “minutes” – if taken off life support.
At least twice in two years we have seen a supposedly free country’s court system impose what amounts to a death sentence on its most innocent citizens.
But even this display of the power of the human spirit to defy the expectations of the supposedly rational and objective state did nothing to sway the minds of the British courts and state-run medical apparatus.
On Wednesday, another legal appeal by Alfie’s parents to be allowed to try and save their son’s life was denied.
The secular system has asserted its right to define what lives are worth living and is determined to prevent its authority from being questioned. Alfie Evans’ life – like Charlie Gard’s before him – has been determined to be limited by the standards of the secular state, and therefore without value.
These tragic government-imposed death sentences for innocent infants should frighten all of us about increasing secularism in society and the steady shift towards a totalitarian willingness to control our lives – down to and including ending them – on the government’s terms.
This is a direct assault on the core premise of the Declaration of Independence. We Americans asserted that we “are endowed by (our) Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” In the American Revolution, in our fight against the British crown, we asserted that rights come from God – not from government.
However, our secular, liberal culture increasingly dismisses the concept of God and asserts that our rights come from a rational contract enforced by government.
In the original American model, we asserted our God-given rights against the power of a potentially tyrannical government. In the emerging left-wing secular order, since there is no God our rights depend on a secular state controlling itself.
Britain is giving us a vivid, tragic sense of how dangerous and heartless government tyranny can be once God is rejected and there is nothing between us and the government.
Ironically, this latest decision was made the same year Stephen Hawking died – 55 years after he was diagnosed with ALS (commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) and told he had only two years to live.
Apparently, the British government learned no lessons from Hawking’s remarkable lifetime of work and achievement, which he pursued despite having to battle an extraordinarily challenging illness.
In fact, in 1985 Hawking contracted pneumonia while he was writing “A Brief History of Time,” and his wife was asked if his life should be terminated. She refused, and Hawking went on to live another 33 years and publish one of the most acclaimed books of the 20th century, which has since sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. This was all after it was suggested he be taken off life support.
Hawking should be a permanent reminder that the human spirit is more important than the human body, and that the will to live and achieve should not be destroyed by the state.
Yet in the very country that produced and nurtured Hawking, the government still ordered the removal of life support from two babies. In both cases there has been an organized alternative to government-imposed death.
Charlie Gard’s condition was potentially treatable by an experimental process in the United States. An American hospital and other organizations were willing to treat him. Supporters gave more than 1.3 million pounds (about $1.8 million) to pay for the travel and treatment.
Charlie’s parents wanted him to have the chance to live. However, the British bureaucracy took time to consider if he could go to the U.S. for treatment. During that bureaucratic process, his condition worsened. Then it was too late.
While the bureaucratic deliberation continued, Charlie’s parents and those who wanted to try to save him were told they had no right to help their own child. The child belonged to the government, and the government would decide whether he had the right to live.
This year, Alfie Evans had international support for an opportunity to live. The “pope’s hospital” – Bambino Gesù Pediatric Hospital in Rome – has offered to treat Alfie (as it did with Charlie). Pope Francis has publicly appealed to the British government to allow the young boy to be taken to Rome.
An air ambulance was sent to Alfie’s hospital earlier this week to bring him to the doctors who wanted to try for a miraculous cure.
What better place is there to hope for a miracle than in the pope’s pediatric hospital, which has helped many children with rare diseases?
This appeal for hope fell on the deaf ears of the state, which refused to allow Alfie’s parents to transfer their child to Rome. In fact, The Telegraph reported that despite a judge ruling that Alfie’s parents could “explore” taking the child home, doctors treating the child have been against this because they fear that “in the ‘worst case’ they would try to take the boy abroad.”
In other words, the “worst case” scenario would be for Alfie’s parents to seek medical help to save their child.
This is monstrous. It is difficult to understand the arrogance and coldness of British judges who prefer to order death rather than allow parents to fight for the lives of their children. Yet at least twice in two years we have seen a supposedly free country’s court system impose what amounts to a death sentence on its most innocent citizens.
Some of this cruelty and inhumanity is a function of the growing culture of death and the expanding sense that secular values must drive religious values out of public life.
Some of it comes from Britain’s National Health Service, which must bureaucratically define what is worth investing in and what is not. In a world of limited medical resources, little babies with rare conditions become expendable “for the greater good.” The fact that we are all diminished makes no difference to the atheist bureaucratic left.
Those who say they favor socialism must be made to confront this inhumanity, which is an integral part of socialist implementation. When the government controls everything, the government defines everything, and humanity is crushed beneath petty rules and petty rulers.
In America, we are watching the steady growth of intolerance and the totalitarian impulse. Look at the campuses that now seek to control speech. Look at the polls that show young people are being educated into support for censorship.
Look at the California Legislature, which is considering legislation that – taken to its logical conclusion – will outlaw the sale and distribution of the Bible and the Koran (the secular society sees both as intolerant, dangerous documents).
When you read about these two babies being denied life support by a supposedly free government, remember what John Donne warned when he wrote “any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.”
In these two years, we have seen two babies effectively sentenced to death by a government we would once have considered humane. What will the next horror be?
Editor: This reply was received from Adam who explains how the Italian Government tried to help, but the UK has to bury this poor child because he has been adversely affected by vaccinations.
Thank you for raising awareness of Alfie’s plight. The Italian Government even used its emergency powers to make Alfie an Italian citizen AND offered to cover all transport AND all medical treatment costs in order to help save his life. Yet the U.K. hospital, courts and Government are hell bent on ensuring he does not survive. WHY?. It appears that Alfie was born normal and healthy and suffered his mystery illness following his vaccinations. It appears that he may have suffered encephalopathy caused by his vaccines and the medical system is simply trying to hide, bury their mistakes. Apparently in the U.K. Compensation for vaccine injury cannot be paid out until the child reaches the age of Two.
So Governments all over the world, including Australia can now injure a child and then take the child from the parents through the courts. This is pure evil. It’s time to wake up people and take our rights and freedom back or your new child may become another Alfie or Chase.
Movie Vaxxed exposes CDC research fraud and cover-up
By Brent Melville
QUEENSLAND Health Minister Cameron Dick was either seriously misinformed, ignorant, or flat out lying when, in response to the touring movie Vaxxed: From Coverup to Catastrophe, he said “there is no shred of credible scientific evidence to support claims that vaccinations are dangerous” (Gold Coast Bulletin, 15/7/17).
The same with Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy who stated on Seven News in February last year: “There are no risks in vaccinating your children – the science is really clear”.
Vaxxed: From Coverup to Catastrophe traces the case of UK gastroenterologist Dr Andrew Wakefield who, in the 1990s, discovered 10 of his patients developed health problems following MMR vaccines. His research was published in The Lancet medical journal in 1998. Wakefield advocated separating measles, mumps, rubella into separate vaccines to test their safety. The request was ignored, but Dr Wakefield was ruthlessly hounded by the UK and global media and British Medical Association, which later deregistered him and his research associate Professor John Walker-Smith, accusing them of fraudulent research. The UK High Court later exonerated Prof. Walker-Smith and by default, Dr Wakefield.
Vaxxed also shows how US research scientist Brian Hooker then took up the issue of vaccine damage after his boy became severely autistic after vaccination. He sought answers from the Centres for Disease Control, and was helped by a CDC scientist and whistleblower Dr William Thompson. The CDC is the US government researcher for medicines but has the conflicting role of profit-making organisation.
Meanwhile in Queensland, joining in the chorus of pharma-funded cowards attacking the documentary was LNP leader Tim Nicholls, Premier Anastasia Palasczuk, Education Minister Kate Jones (who attacked Miami High School for hiring out its hall for the movie to the Australian Vaccination Sceptics Network – AVN) and of course the Murdoch media, whose bosses’ roles on big pharma boards are well known.
The seriously misinformed Mr Dick called for a “public boycott” of Vaxxed, which of course was ignored. Venues at Maleny, Brisbane and the Gold Coast were filled up by people keen to know more about this national scandal.
Somewhat surprisingly, the only voice of reason was Australian Medical Association president Michael Gannon. His media statement admitted there is actually a medical controversy over vaccines. Gannon stated: “We encourage free speech and we encourage openness of thought, but this (vaccination) is not an area where there is a great deal of conjecture between scientists and medical professionals.” (GC Bulletin, 15/7/17).
In fact, there is a good deal of conjecture about vaccines among medical professionals and scientists. But Gannon is right to say free speech and openness of thought is what people want to see. The AMA, which holds great sway over political parties and government, could end this nonsense by calling for an open and proper investigation of vaccine safety. Or are they also under the spell of big pharma billions? Or is it “too costly” to compensate the tens of thousands of vaccine-inured people worldwide.
Dick, Hennessy and the rest of the chorus deny there is any conjecture or harm, and in so doing basically spit in the face of Australian parents who find their children with ongoing neurological disorders, autoimmune diseases and even cot death after vaccination.
For the benefit of Mr Dick, Ms Hennessy, the media and others, following are links to four “shreds” of credible scientific evidence from a few studies listed on the official US government medical research website PubMed, that raise links between vaccines, auto-immune diseases, autism and other neurological disorders.
Dr Hooker, who joined the Vaxxed tour, says there are in fact more than 100 studies on PubMed on autism, neurological developmental disorders (NDDs) and vaccination. But here’s a few specific studies our blind, deaf and dumb health ministers and their advisers refuse to look at.
1. Neurological and autoimmune disorders after vaccination against pandemic influenza A (H1N1) with a monovalent adjuvanted vaccine: population based cohort study in Stockholm, Sweden. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21994316 Conclusion in part: “… Relative risks were significantly increased for Bell’s palsy, paraesthesia, and inflammatory bowel disease after vaccination, predominantly in the early phase of the vaccination campaign…”. Read the rest of this entry
This video has many clips of massive street marches across Italy in July this year waging war against the Italian government and its implementation of the New World Order.
This video without doubt proves conclusively all of Australia’s major media organisations have colluded with the Liberal/Labor government to censor any anti-vaccination activities outside of Australia.
If any of our Australian readers have seen these demonstrations on any news bulletin please advise.
Malcolm and Lucy Turnbull have much to lose due to Lucy’s directorship of a large pharmaceutical company.
We will follow up the Italian campaign as soon as we contact our European correspondent.
Thursday, March 10, 2016 by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
An Australian Health Minister named Jill Hennessy has just uttered the most insanely stupid, anti-science quackery ever recorded on the subject of vaccines. As part of her imperial push to poison and cripple as many Australian children (including Aborigine children) as possible, she has publicly insisted that there are “no risks in vaccinating children.”
Australia is a vaccine police state run by pro-vaccine terrorists who threaten, intimidate and engage in the physical assault of people who speak out against the false narratives of so-called “vaccine safety.” Jill Hennessy empowers these vaccine terrorists when she utters such insanely stupid statements, and she puts the lives of tens of millions of children at risk.
My own video commentary on Jill Hennessey — where I call her a dangerous child-murdering sociopath who needs to be removed from public office — is available.
As stated on RealNewsAustralia.com:
This again illustrates perfectly the agenda of the Australia Government. An agenda that considers those harmed by vaccines as not even existing. One can only imagine the mentality of a person who has no empathy for their fellow Australians. Let alone one in charge of Health and Human Services. These people do not care about you or your health but only doing what they’re told by their corporate masters.
I don’t need to sit here and provide examples of vaccine injury. A simple internet search for the term Vaccine Injury will net you over 3 million results.
Please feel free to contact Health Minister Jill Hennessy and let her know how to use Google. Or if you’re the parent of a vaccine damaged child please contact her and let her know you exist and want a retraction of that irresponsible propaganda statement.
Her contact details are below:
Phone: 03 9096 8561
50 Lonsdale Street
Her Government Directory listing is here.
Health Ranger tees off on total scientific illiteracy of Jill Hennessy and the vaccine mafia
Here’s a video revealing some of the stories of vaccine-damaged children, told from the point of view of their sobbing parents. Jill Hennessy says that all these moms are liars who are inventing fake stories for some unknown reason. That’s how insanely evil pro-vaccine pushers like Hennessy truly are. Truly, they are child murderers and medical mafia terrorists who condemn moms as liars when their children are maimed and sometimes even killed by vaccines.
Watch for yourself:
It was one of the most frightening whooping cough outbreaks in years — and it should be a wake-up call to every parent and grandparent in America.
Just three years ago, whooping cough tore through a Tallahassee, FL preschool, infecting one out of every four kids. Even their family members and staff came down with the disease in droves.
And the epidemic wasn’t even over before the mainstream started blaming the whole thing on parents who don’t vaccinate their kids.
But it looks like they were dead wrong.
Because a new government report is finally admitting something you never thought you’d hear come out of Uncle Sam’s mouth.
It’s not anti-vaxxers who are causing the dangerous spread of whooping cough all across the country.
It’s the vaccine itself.
A shot of truth
You don’t need to be a doctor or an infectious disease expert to know that the whooping cough vaccine is a dud.
You just need to look at the numbers.
According to the government’s own data, 95 percent of kids are getting the DTaP vaccine, which is supposed to protect them from diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough). But there are more whooping cough cases now than there were in 1955.
In fact, over just the past few years there have been more whooping cough infections than in the 1980s and 1990s combined.
So it shouldn’t have surprised anyone that when the CDC studied the Florida outbreak, they found something that must have made the mainstream’s stomach turn.
Nearly every kid in the school — including the poor tikes who got whooping cough — had been vaccinated.
But if you’ve been reading my eAlert for a while, I’m guessing you’re not shocked. Because there are two dangerous secrets about the DTaP vaccine that I’ve been warning you about for years.
Secret #1: The vaccine wears off faster than cheap perfume. That’s why most kids are getting six boosters before they even turn 12. In fact, one researcher from Stony Brook University who studied the outbreak said the disease seems to have “overcome any waning immunity present.”
In other words, the whooping cough bacteria can actually overpower whatever weak protection the vaccine provides.
Secret #2: The DTaP vaccine can actually make you spread whooping cough! That’s due to something called “shedding,” and it’s a bigger problem with vaccines than the mainstream will ever admit.
What that means is that when you get a vaccine, you can actually spread the disease to others even if you don’t have any symptoms. In fact, research from the FDA proved years ago that the DTaP vaccine can shed — and that’s the exact reason they tell people who recently got the shot to stay away from cancer patients with weak immune systems.
“There could be millions of people out there with just a minor cough or no cough spreading this potentially fatal disease without knowing it,” said Ben Althouse, a research scientist at the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico.
And it’s bad enough that we’re exposing young kids to this junk vaccine over and over again. But they’re also surrounded by classmates, siblings, pregnant moms, and grandparents who are all being told they need a booster shot for whooping cough.
This thing might be shedding like a dog in summer!
Now even the CDC is admitting it has “concerns about [DTaP] vaccine effectiveness” in young children. Well, try telling that to the politicians in places like California who are threatening to throw kids out of school if they don’t get the shot.
It’s just another reminder that decisions about which vaccines are right for your kids or grandkids are best left with you, and not the government.
And that’s especially true when we’re talking about risky shots that could be causing the very diseases we’re trying to prevent.
To Your Good Health,
Removed Prime Minister Tony Abbott had announced that “the choice made by families not to immunise their children is not supported by public policy or medical research nor should such action be supported by taxpayers in the form of childcare payments.”
The prime minister’s decision to strip welfare payments from parents who do not want to vaccinate their children may or may not have something to do with his friend Rupert Murdoch and his family’s strong connection with pharmaceutical giant Glaxo-Smith-Kline.
Read the full story [HERE]
Murdered Holistic Doctors Had Discovered Autism/Cancer-Causing Enzyme Intentionally Being Added to All Vaccines
Saturday, November 21, 2015 15:05
So apparently the holistic doctors who were all being killed in Florida had found out via their research that the nagalase enzyme protein is INTENTIONALLY being added to the population via immunizations. Nagalase STOPS vitamin D from binding to the Gc protein. This completely strips a human being’s body of it’s natural ability to kill cancer cells. Nagalase is a protein that’s also created by all cancer cells. This protein is also found in very high concentrations in autistic children. And they’re PUTTING it in our vaccines!! This prevents the body from utilizing the Vitamin D necessary to fight cancer and prevent autism. Nagalese disables the immune system. It’s also known to cause Type 2 Diabetes. So basically…they weren’t killing these doctors because they had found the cure to cancer or were successfully treating autism… they’re killing them because these Dr’s had been researching and had the evidence that the vaccines they’re injecting our precious children with are CAUSING our current cancer and autism crisis!! And that it’s obviously being done knowingly and on purpose! The doctors they killed in Florida had been collaborating and were getting ready to go public with the information.
Depopulation 101..add poison to vaccines…make it law that all children must be injected to attend school. Slow kill methods. They think they’re being fair w/ their “survival of the fittest” method . Only the best genes survive? These ppl have no souls.
Dr Ted Broer breaks the above info (about the nagalese) in this clip. He explains it much better than I do. The clip is short (from his July 25th Hagmann & Hagmann interview) but it’s a MUST listen. Dr Ted Broer broke it on The Hagmann & Hagmann Report and it took them a whole hour just to get him on air b/c their 3 hour show was brought down and every line they tried to use kept disconnecting..and then their servers were brought down. They asked a bunch of ppl to pray against the attack and then finally got him on a secured line..and so a full hour into the show they were finally back on the air and connected to Dr Broer and the first thing he said was “I am in no way suicidal.” He was super nervous holding onto this info…afraid he’d be taken out Hastings style before he got a chance to say it publicly. So listen to this short clip of him breaking the story. It’s a 19 min clip but the most important info is heard within the first 10 min. It is def some of the most important news Ive ever heard. And it needs to go viral. PLEASE LISTEN TO THIS SHORT CLIP!! (You may want to open the video directly in YouTube so you don’t have pop up ads from this site interrupting it.)
And if you want to hear more of his interview this next video continues right where the last clip left off. The first video is just a clip of the most important part if you only have time to hear a little bit of it. As Dr. Ted Broer continues he explains WHY they’re doing this. Why they’re intentionally attacking our immune systems. This next clip is FASCINATING. Dr Ted Broer continued…
Here is the full interview with Dr Ted Broer on The Hagmann & Hagmann Report, July 25,2015
Dr. Ted Broer’s website is http://www.healthmasters.com
US senate passes bill approving mandatory vaccinations for veterans. The quislings of the Australian Parliament will surely follow the US
Fundamentally, biological warfare is sneaky. It involves a microbial sucker punch to its intended target, often accomplished in a manner in which the aggressor can claim clean hands, while his victim may suffer or die.
Biological warfare can take a number of forms. The question—how can you get a bacteriological or toxic agent on board without the target being alerted– has been asked and answered. In addition to using humans and animals as vectors, biological warfare agents can be airborne, waterborne, foodborne or put into pharmaceuticals.
Substantial concerns have been voiced concerning the potential for inserting bioweapons into vaccines. Indeed, given the history of known contaminated vaccines, this is hardly a matter of speculation. Polio vaccines have been found to contain cancer. A Merck rotavirus vaccine was found to be contaminated with a pig virus. Another Merck product, the Hepatitis B vaccine, was reported to have been laced with the AIDS virus. In addition, a tetanus vaccine distributed in the Third World was found to contain human chorionic gonadotrophin, an anti-fertility agent known to produce spontaneous abortions.
The correlation between the rise in vaccinations of children and autism has become an urban legend.
A Bill has just passed the US Senate, mandating that the US Department of Veteran Affairs ensure that all veterans receive immunizations (vaccines) per a draconian schedule. At this juncture, active military must receive over a dozen vaccines. This piece of legislation is therefore an effort to extend the vaccine mandate to those who have previously served their country.
Sec. 101 of Senate Bill 1203, named the 21st Century Veterans Benefits Delivery Act, states that the Department of Veterans Affairs will be tasked with the mandate to “ensure that veterans receiving medical services under chapter 17 of title 38, United States Code, receive each immunization on the recommended adult immunization schedule at the time such immunization is indicated on that schedule.”
The schedule referred to above is frankly staggering. Over ninety vaccines are listed.
The issues here are legion. First of all, an entire group of individuals, those who at one time were in military service, will lose their inherent right to opt out of receiving what is considered prophylactic treatment. According to Anita Stewart, who served in the Air Force and now hosts Wise Women Media radio show, “This could include experimental vaccines or vaccines that have not been tested.”
It is believed that those who refuse will, under this Bill, lose their medical benefits.
Second, there is the issue of the sheer numbers of allegedly preventative immunizations required on this schedule. As anyone who has come down with a case of the flu due to taking a flu shot might realize, the numbers of immunizations on the required schedule could be enough to sicken anyone.
And herein lurks the question of vaccine safety. Flu vaccines have been known to cause Guillain-Barre syndrome, which is a neurological disorder wherein a person’s own immune system attacks the nerve cells and can cause paralysis. Gulf War Syndrome, which may manifest with such symptoms as rash, severe fatigue, muscle and joint pain, headache, irritability, depression, gastrointestinal and respiratory disorders and neurological cognitive defects, is thought by some researchers to have been caused by “vaccine overload.” According to Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Professor Malcolm Hooper, US Gulf war soldiers received “at least 17 different vaccines, including live vaccines (polio and yellow fever as well as experimental vaccines that had not been approved (anthrax, botulinum toxoid) and were of doubtful efficacy.”
Other researchers have attributed Gulf War Syndrome specifically to the anthrax vaccine given the troops.
In addition, a certain cluster of vaccines have been linked to type one diabetes. The H1N1 vaccine has been linked to miscarriages and stillbirths. According to this report, the H1N1 shot resulted in sixty times the rate of miscarriage associated with the seasonal flu vaccine.
H1N1 was also found to be linked to a spike in narcolepsy in children. According to this study, there was a four hundred percent increase in the incidence of narcolepsy in those under 20 years of age who received the swine flu vaccine.
It would literally be possible to go on for pages here. The pattern is clear. Vaccine safety is a realistic concern.
Senator Dean Heller authored the Bill which will in effect kill many former US soldiers, sailors and airmen
In light of the considerable scientific evidence that vaccines cause illness, one must ask what this piece of legislation hopes to attain. Writes Anita Stewart, “Forced mandates are nothing more than medical tyranny….Vaccines in most cases do not cure or protect us, but could make some of us sicker and definitely create a huge and continuing revenue stream for Big Pharma.”
There are no studies concerning the effects of these numbers of vaccines on adults. Equally, there are no studies concerning the “polypharmacy” effects of combining these vaccines. Given the increasing scrutiny of civil rights abuses in the US, coupled with escalating concerns about what appears to be covert US biological weapons activity in a number of different venues, one might expect that Senate Bill 1203 will result in an upsurge of protest.
Veterans have already served their country. To re-enlist them as lab rats diminishes both the concepts of freedom and democracy and also those who have served to protect these ideals.
Senate Bill 1203 was authored by US Senator Dean Heller, Republican from Nevada. It passed the US Senate on November 10, 2015 and now goes to the House of Representatives for consideration.
By Janet C. Phelan
Janet C. Phelan, investigative journalist and human rights defender that has traveled pretty extensively over the Asian region, an author of a tell-all book EXILE, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.
from Jenny Thompson HSI
Our government has tried every underhanded trick in the book to get us to roll up our sleeves for the flu vaccine.
They’ve lied about how well it works. And even about your chances of catching and dying from flu. But it looks like we only understood half of what the feds were up to.
Because right now, government scientists for the National Institutes of Health are quietly working on the next flu shot monster. In fact, they just admitted that they’ve tested it on mice.
It’s called the universal flu vaccine, and just one shot is supposed to protect you for life.
But the truth is that the universal flu vaccine is just the government’s latest dangerous plot to jab every man, woman and child with a flu vaccine.
And it may even create a dangerous flu outbreak like nothing we’ve seen in our lifetimes.
They say when you’re a hammer, the whole world looks like a nail.
And any time our government starts pouring research dollars into the flu vaccine, it’s with one — and only one — thought in mind.
To deny Americans the right to choose whether to get the flu shot — and to nail as many of us as possible with it.
And that’s what the universal flu vaccine the NIH is developing is all about. Instead of convincing us year after year to get the seasonal flu vaccine — which sometimes fails nine out of 10 times for seniors — the government would only have to sell us the flu shot once.
You can bet it will become part of the CDC’s vaccination schedule. And as we’ve seen in states like California, legislators can force kids and adults alike to get the shot.
The universal flu vaccine has never been about building a better mousetrap — and if the government successfully develops one, it may be the most dangerous flu vaccine we’ve ever had.
You see, a typical flu virus is shaped like a frying pan. The head frequently mutates and creates different strains, but the stem stays pretty consistent.
Right now, the seasonal flu shot tries to guess all the potential strains and mutations of the head — and it’s wrong more often than it’s right. But a universal flu vaccine is designed to help us create antibodies against just the stems.
If we can kill the stems, scientists say, we ought to be able to kill just about any flu virus.
Great idea, in theory. But in practice it may create a supercharged version of the flu virus that could be worse than just about anything we’ve seen.
The problem is, when we’re exposed to pieces of flu viruses — or things that look like something we might catch — we’re actually more likely to get sick when we come into contact with similar flu strains.
That’s called “fusion enhancing” and a study on pigs a few years ago found that the ones who were vaccinated developed the most serious cases of flu. And the same phenomenon may have been behind a massive flu outbreak in Canada in 2009.
The universal flu vaccine could practically lead to flu on steroids. And the tests on the shots haven’t been going nearly as swimmingly as researchers — and our government — would have us believe.
A universal flu vaccine was tested at Oxford a few years back, and folks who were vaccinated still got the flu. In this most recent NIH research, some of the mice who got the vaccine even died when exposed to flu strains.
And the real problem with accepting a universal vaccine means that you’re in it for life. It’s a permanent alteration of your body chemistry that you can’t undo once we better understand the dangers.
No matter what our government or the drug companies want us to think, there are only a few surefire ways to prevent the flu. And they don’t change with the times. Things like washing your hands often — especially during flu season — and loading up on immune-building supplements like selenium and vitamin D.
And these simple strategies are backed by decades of research. Not just a crackpot theory that’s being driven more by politics than science.