Influenza Season: 4 Reasons To Say ‘Screw You Flu Shots’

Influenza Season: 4 Reasons To Say ‘Screw You Flu Shots’

Flu vaccinations make their way to U.S. Army in EuropeThis article originally appeared on HoneyColony.

The flu shot is a prediction as well as a billion dollar business.

Big Business of Flu

Am I the only one who literally winces whenever I spot a CVS or Walgreen’s pharmacy doling out free flu shots to ward off influenza?

According to the stats, I seem to be in the minority.   This year, according to CNBC, more vaccines will be distributed in the U.S. than ever before: a projected 179 million doses, amounting in $1.61 billion in revenue for Big Pharma. Globally, manufacturer CSL estimates the market for influenza vaccine equates to about $4 billion.

Surprised?

We’re not.

Reason Number #1: Why give my money to Sanofi Pasteur, CSL and GlaxoSmithKline? Despite their attempts, cases of the flu are going up in many states while strains are getting meaner.

“Getting the flu vaccine is always your best bet for avoiding the flu,” is what you will hear over and over again. I used to buy that genetically-modified fear, but i know longer believe that the flu shot is the safest method of preventing influenza. By using natural antibiotics as defense, i.e colloidal silver and organic raw honey, I can keep my immune system strong and fight off a virus without having to deal with any wacky side effects. Why weaken my own defenses? I haven’t been sick with influenza in two years and I travel a lot.

How many of you have gotten a shot only to still get sick repeatedly? Or more times within a year than usual? I know a handful of people who fell for the covert media tactics that support collective immunization. (Just the fact that it’s a cattle call is scary enough to keep me away). They even encourage pregnant women and children as young as two to get vaccinated.

Reason #2: Why get a dose of the flu if you are healthy?

And why get it if your immune system is already compromised by all the toxins we come across with. Just some empirical observations: My mom had a flu shot last year when my younger sister threatened to forbid her from seeing her grand kids until she did. She was consequently sick with a bad flu at least five times within 12 months. And then there’s my friend Pete. He’s a Canadian like me and upon coming to America to legally reside, the US government forced him to get a flu shot. The glitch was that his paperwork wasn’t quite ready so by the time he was actually going to come to Los Angeles from Montreal, six months had lapsed. They forced him to take another flu shot. Immediately after, he had the shivers and fever for a good 10 hours.

The symptoms of Influenza may include acute respiratory distress, arthralgia, diarrhea, eye irritation, extreme chills, fatigue, fever, gastrointestinal pain, myalgia, nasal congestion, sneezing, sore throat and unproductive cough. The course of Influenza is much more substantial than the common cold, and typically occurs over one to two weeks or more.

For side effects of the flu vaccine, just read the insert: i.e. flu-like symptoms, such as headache, tiredness, fever, sore throat, runny nose, blocked nose, sneezing, cough, chills, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, aching muscles, irritability, and loss of appetite.

There have been lawsuits filed, mainly because some find themselves with Guillain-Barré Syndrome. Other flu vaccine injuries included: acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, transverse myelitis, shingles (herpes zoster), neuropathic demyelination, seizures, neuropathy, brachial plexopathy, rheumatoid arthritis, optic neuritis, and Bell’s palsy.

A U.S. citizen, by law, cannot sue a pharmaceutical company for damages resulting from vaccines. Congress gave them total legal immunity in 1986, and that law was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2011.

Dr. Mark Geier discusses aspects of the flu vaccine:

Reason #3 Why risk the flu shot when it’s pretty much a crap shoot? 

In case you didn’t hear, the word on the street is that last year’s flu vaccine was a bit of a bomb.

“It developed a bad reputation after the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed it was a poor match for the 2014-2015 flu strain,” reports CNBC. “As a result, more people were sickened by the flu.” It was only 18 percentish effective. So you paid to get a shot but it didn’t do you any good. Did it do you any bad?

“Even when an effective vaccine is developed, it is typically effective for a single year at best, due to the high rate of influenza mutation,” report Eric Gordon, MD and Kent Holtorf, MD.

A new flu shot is produced each year to protect against the most common strains (types) of viruses. “The World Health Organization, in conjunction with the CDC and other health organizations, makes a prediction on which strains will be circulating and manufacturers then develop vaccines accordingly,” reports CNBC.

Predictions in science? How can you predict strains that mutate at the speed of lightning?

Reason #4: Why chose drugs when you can use natural antibiotics that bolster your immune system and defenses? 

At HoneyColony, we say screw the shot! That’s right. There are many other less dangerous ways to protect oneself from influenza. If you want something in your arsenal to keep you healthy naturally, it’s definitely highly ionic colloidal silver – nature’s safest and most effective all-around immune-boosting and infection-fighting substance!

Back in the 1970s, a Dr. Robert O. Becker, M.D., conducted groundbreaking research at Syracuse Medical University into electrically generated silver ions. He discovered that people who are prone to frequent and severe colds, flu and infections tend to have the lowest levels of silver in their bodies.

How does Silver work?

Silver ions boost blood cell production, including white blood cells, which are an integral part of the human immune system. Of course everyone gets sick every once in awhile, but the key is to stop it before it starts and take preventative measures; live a healthy full life of exercise and void of alcohol, smoke, sugar and processed foods.

Colloidal silver has infection-fighting qualities, so it can kill an infection in its tracks, if you catch it early enough. Picoscalar silver ions may easily defeat viral adsorption mechanisms by denaturing surface/envelope proteins.

Here are some bonus tips for reducing your risk of getting sick:

  • Consider giving up the shaking of hands.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. That’s how germs spread.
  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Germs travel at 50 miles an hour.
  • Avoid antibacterial soaps. Instead wash your hands often with soap and water.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you are a sick person, please do us all a favor and stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone.

Maryam Henein is an investigative journalist, professional researcher, founder of HoneyColony, and producer of the award-winning documentary Vanishing of the Bees.

Maryam Henein

I am an activist, investigative journalist and the founder of HoneyColony. I love to dance. I am a yogi who geeks out on food security issues.