Thursday, October 15, 2009

FluMist Vaccine Risky to Population

FluMist Vaccine Risky to Population

Posted on October 15, 2009
by Boulderdash

Letter to the Boulder Daily Camera
By S. Benford

The FluMist vaccine will be distributed to over 90 health care providers in Boulder County this week, without the mere mention of the following risks:

1. The vaccine is composed of “live” viruses that can be “shed” for up to 21 days, via nasal secretions, causing other people to be infected and placing the larger community at risk.

2. The FDA, which is being sued for doing so, has circumvented usual safety testing and allowed FluMist to be licensed under new “emergency” provisions.

3 FluMist is contraindicated for most people, including those with “certain sensitivities, health problems, illnesses, malignancies, immunodeficiencies, nutritional deficiencies, abnormalities, allergies, or infections.” In other words, the majority of the population.

4. Adverse events include life-threatening allergic reactions, immune system disorders, Guillain -Barre syndrome, facial edema, Bell’s Palsy, rashes, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Others point out that the nasal passage olfactory tract is a direct pathway to the brain and that ingesting viruses through this passage risks encephalitis, a viral-induced acute brain inflammation.

5. There is no evidence that FluMist is effective in preventing the flu. In fact, the most common side effects include cough, runny nose/nasal congestion, irritability, headaches, chills, muscle aches and fever, symptoms nearly identical to those the flu vaccine is designed to prevent.
So, why are we being encouraged to give an experimental, potentially very dangerous, ineffective vaccine to our children, while risking a real pandemic at the same time?
Greed. At nearly $70 a dose (your tax dollars), FluMist will push MedImmune’s revenues to over $1 billion per year, making intense marketing campaigns, focused mainly on physicians, well worth the $125 million cost.

Most people, including health care providers, trust that flu vaccine ingredients are safe and effective. But this trust is misplaced. FluMist (as well as the injectable vaccine to follow) is CONTRAINDICATED for nearly everyone and health officials recommending the vaccine place everyone at risk.

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