Influenza Vaccine Fact Sheet: "Safe & Effective"?

The UK government's newly transfigured organ of bio-security despotism, the NHS (the organisation we've been "protecting" this passed year) is getting very pushy about the importance of getting the flu vaccine. This would appear to be in large part to prime the public for the release of big pharma's experimental Covid-19 vaccine production in which the public is billed to play the role of lab rat. It's also an effective way to undermine, and turn the public against, an institution it once loved.

If vaccines are truly as "safe and effective" as the experts say, one would think they'd sell themselves; yet they don't seem to. Perhaps the humble flu vaccine can provide some clues as to why.


Conclusion:  No Evidence Vaccination Reduced Hospitalizations Or Mortality Among Elderly

Study:  The Effect of Influenza Vaccination for the Elderly on Hospitalization and Mortality  (published: Annals of Internal Medicine)
Summary:  "The data included 170 million episodes of care and 7.6 million deaths. Turning 65 was associated with a statistically and clinically significant increase in rate of seasonal influenza vaccination. However, no evidence indicated that vaccination reduced hospitalizations or mortality among elderly persons. The estimates were precise enough to rule out results from many previous studies."

Conclusion:  Vaccination May Have Little Or No Appreciable Effect On Hospitalisations Or Number Of Working Days Lost

Study: Vaccines to Prevent Influenza in Healthy Adults  (Cochrane Meta Review)
Summary: "We found 52 clinical trials of over 80,000 adults. We were unable to determine the impact of bias on about 70% of the included studies due to insufficient reporting of details. Around 15% of the included studies were well designed and conducted. We focused on reporting of results from 25 studies that looked at inactivated vaccines. Injected influenza vaccines probably have a small protective effect against influenza and ILI (moderate-certainty evidence), as 71 people would need to be vaccinated to avoid one influenza case, and 29 would need to be vaccinated to avoid one case of ILI. Vaccination may have little or no appreciable effect on hospitalisations (low-certainty evidence) or number of working days lost."

Conclusion:  36% Increase In Corona Virus Infection After Influenza Vaccination

Study: Influenza vaccination and respiratory virus interference among Department of Defense personnel during the 2017–2018 influenza season  (Dept. of Defense, Pentagon Study, pub. Elsevier)
Summary: "Vaccine derived virus interference was significantly associated with coronavirus (+36%) and human metapneumovirus."

Conclusion:  Influenza Vaccine Recipients Shed 6.3 Times More Viral Load Of Seasonal Influenza Than Non-Vaccinated

Study: Infectious virus in exhaled breath of symptomatic seasonal influenza cases from a college community  (PNAS, National Academy of Sciences, January 30, 2018 115 (5) 1081-1086)
Summary: "[...] vaccination with both the current and previous year’s seasonal vaccines, however, was significantly associated with greater fine-aerosol shedding in unadjusted and adjusted models (P < 0.01). In adjusted models, we observed 6.3 (95% CI 1.9–21.5) times more aerosol shedding among cases with vaccination in the current and previous season compared with having no vaccination in those two seasons."

So Far, So Ineffective ... How About Safety? ...

Conclusion:  Flu Vaccines Account For Roughly 50% Of Claims Compensated Via Us National Vaccine Injury Program

Report: Flu Vaccine Facts: What You Need to Know for 2019-20
Summary: Roughly half of the claims compensated in the NVICP (National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, 6,883 claims) have been for influenza vaccine injuries. The total compensation to date is over $4.2 billion. As the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), a voluntary surveillance system, is acknowledged by the US government to capture as little as 1% of actual adverse events, the flu vaccine injuries and deaths could be as high as 320,000.

Flu Vaccine Insert: (Possibly Less) Rare (Than Reported) Side Effects

Here's a list of the possible side effects from the insert of one influenza vaccine:

"If experienced, these tend to have a severe expression":

  • A Disorder Of The Brachial Plexus, A Bundle Of Nerves In The Shoulder
  • A Hypersensitivity Reaction To A Drug
  • A Serum Sickness Reaction
  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • A Type Of Brain Function Problem Called Encephalopathy
  • Bell's Palsy Paralysis Of One Side Of The Face
  • Cellulitis
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Inflammation Of The Blood Vessels
  • Inflammation Of The Spinal Cord  (editor's note: i.e. Transverse Myelitus - often resulting in permanent paralysis)
  • Sudden Blindness And Pain Upon Moving The Eye
  • Trouble Breathing

Epilogue: A Brief Introduction to Big Pharma & US Vaccine Policy (Some Key Facts)

We're focusing on the US here, since when it comes to the pharmaceutical industry, the US is the poster child for a pathologised society and its children (and increasingly the adult population) appear to be mere pin-cushions in the eyes of big pharma:

... Now tell me again why I should get the flu vaccine?