Peter Doshi, Ph.D., from the John Hopkins School of Medicine is speaking up on the dangers of flu vaccinations. He has released a report in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) that completely goes against the CDC’s ‘scientific’ theory that flu vaccinations are safe and effective.
Dr. Doshi says that the CDC’s policy of encouraging the public to get their yearly flu shot is based on low quality studies that fail to substantiate the claims that they prevent influenza, and that downplay the risks in taking the shots.
According to Dr. Doshi, “The vaccine may be less beneficial and less safe than has been claimed, and the threat of influenza seems to be overstated,” Recently, we hear more and ore stories of mandatory vaccination polices being enacted, often in healthcare facilities, forcing some people to take the vaccine under threat of losing their jobs.
Even when the vaccine is closely matched to the type of influenza that’s prevalent- which does NOT happen every year- in randomized, controlled trials, results were only ONE less case of influenza for every 100 healthy adults vaccinated. In addition, says Dr. Doshi, no evidence exists to show that this reduction in the risk of influenza for a specific population — here in the United States, among healthy adults, for example — extrapolates into any reduced risk of serious complications from influenza, such as hospitalizations or deaths, among seniors.
Dr. Doshi says that if doctors and officials make claims that vaccines are safe, it is assumed there must be solid research behind it. “Unfortunately, that’s not the case”, says Doshi.
Although the CDC implies that vaccinations are safe and there’s no need to weigh benefits against risk, Doshi disagrees. He references an Australian study that found one in every 110 children under the age of five had convulsions following vaccinations in 2009 for H1N1 influenza. Additional investigations found that the H1N1 vaccine was also associated with a spike in cases of narcolepsy among adolescents.
Dr. Doshi’s concerns echo those of Dr. Russell Blaylock, a neurosurgeon and author of “The Blaylock Wellness Report” who also has deep concerns over the safety and effectiveness of vaccines.
“Not only is the vaccine not safe”, Dr. Blaylock tells Newsmax Health, “it doesn’t even work! The vaccine is completely worthless, and the government knows it,” he says. Dr. Blaylock goes on to say “There are three reasons the government tells the elderly why they should get flu shots: secondary pneumonia, hospitalization, and death. Yet a study by the Cochrane group studied hundreds of thousands of people and found it offered zero protection for those three things in the general community. It offered people in nursing homes some immunity against the flu — at best one-third — but that was only if they picked the right vaccine.”
A study released in February of this year found that the flu shot was only 9 percent effective in protecting seniors against the 2012-2013 season’s most virulent influenza bug.
What’s even worse is that small children who are given the flu vaccine get no protection at all from the flu. “The government also says that every baby over the age of six months should have a vaccine, and they know it contains a dose of MERCURY that is toxic to the brain,” says Dr. Blaylock. “They also know the studies have shown that the vaccination has zero — ZERO — effectiveness in children under five.”
“For most people”, says Dr. Blaylock, “flu vaccinations don’t prevent the flu but actually increase the odds of getting it. The mercury contained in flu shots is such a strong immune depressant that a flu shot suppresses immunity for several weeks. This makes people highly susceptible to catching the flu,” he says. “They may even think the vaccine gave them the flu, but that’s not true — it depressed their immune system and then they caught the flu.”
“Mercury overstimulates the brain for several years,” says Dr. Blaylock, “and that activation is the cause of Alzheimer’s and other degenerative diseases.” One study found that those who get the vaccine for three to five years increase their risk of Alzheimer’s disease 10-fold!
Why do drug companies push the vaccine? “It’s all about money,” says Dr. Blaylock. “Vaccinations are a pharmaceutical company’s dream. They have a product that both the government and the media will help them sell, and since vaccinations are protected, they can’t be sued if anyone has a complication.”
Dr. Blaylock commented on Doshi’s article, calling it a “breath of fresh air.” Blaylock says Dr. Doshi’s article “exposes in well-defined and articulate terms what has been known for a long time — the influenza vaccination promotion is a fraud.”
“Here’s the bottom line,” says Dr. Blaylock. “The vast number of people who get the flu vaccine aren’t going to get any benefit, but they get all of the risks and complications.”