Does The Flu Vaccine Really Protect The Elderly?

I have believed for the longest time vaccines can do far more harm to your health than good, considering the "toxic cocktail" of ingredients many of them include:

  • Aluminum hydroxide
  • Animal tissues
  • Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
  • Henoxyethanol (antifreeze)
  • Sorbitol
  • Sucrose
  • Thimerosal, a toxic preservative that contains mercury (probably the worst of them all)

A new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine offers more proof how worthless vaccines can be in protecting the health of the elderly. Although flu vaccinations among the elderly increased from some 20 percent before 1980 to 65 percent in 2001, there was no evidence the mortality rate declined as a result.

Researchers used used statistical models that estimated the winter-seasonal, all-cause mortality above an estimated baseline to determine flu-related mortality indirectly. Probably, the most telling quote from the lead researcher: "We're positive that (the estimates of death reduction from flu vaccine) must have been overestimated in the past."

Of course, the Centers for Disease Control tried to "shoot the messenger" by blasting the study, saying it failed to compare vaccinated seniors with those who weren't, didn't account for the overall health status of seniors and miscalculated the length of time flu viruses circulate, which could have changed the findings.

What you must understand is that the people who are really dying from the flu do so because they are already sick and have compromised immune systems. That's why a key factor to preventing the flu is to start focusing on eating properly, meaning reconfiguring your eating based on your body's unique nutritional type, so you know what proportion of fats, carbs and proteins are ideal to build your immune system (and help you optimize your weight, and increase energy and avoid premature aging).

Archives of Internal Medicine, Vol. 165 No. 3, February 14, 2005 265-272

EurekAlert February 14, 2005

USA Today February 15, 2005

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