We need to make sure we have the freedom to use natural medicine to stay healthy rather than rely solely on potentially dangerous and yet untested vaccines. Action Alert!
The stage continues to be set for COVID vaccine mandates, with schools requiring flu shots and COVID vaccines (once approved)—even for virtual learning. That is pretty amazing: requiring non-resident students to comply.
The science tells us mandating these vaccines may not be such a good idea: Pentagon research suggests that flu shots make us more susceptible to other respiratory infections. In addition, chronic inflammation, which more than half of Americans suffer from, makes vaccines ineffective. All of this emphasizes why we and our doctors must have the right to make our own personal decisions about vaccines. Meanwhile there is a pressing need for doctors and others to be ungagged and allowed to talk about natural medicines to ward off COVID-19 and other illnesses.
About the Pentagon research: A Department of Defense study in 2018 found that individuals vaccinated against the flu were 36 percent more likely to test positive for a coronavirus than unvaccinated individuals. There are other studies that also suggest flu vaccination increases the risk of non-flu viral infections and respiratory illness. Keep in mind that this is exactly what COVID is: a non-flu respiratory illness. A recent white paper looking at all-cause mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic found that significantly fewer children are dying compared to previous years—the authors argue that the decrease in childhood vaccinations has reduced incidence of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
In the face of evidence showing that flu vaccination increases the likelihood of COVID-19, it is irresponsible to mandate the flu shot for college students, or anyone else. It is also foolish to mandate a COVID-19 vaccine before one has even been approved. There will be tremendous political and public pressure to approve a COVID vaccine as soon as possible, one that could be ineffective and dangerous—a scenario one vaccine researcher writes is not only possible but quite likely.
We also know that vaccines don’t tend to work well in those with chronic inflammation, which is a characteristic of many chronic diseases including obesity: the prevalence of obesity alone in the US is 42.4 percent.
The FDA recently said that a COVID-19 vaccine only needs to be 50 percent effective for healthy people to gain approval. That’s the bar being set by the federal government—get the shot, and flip a coin to see if it works if you are healthy, with worse odds for the unhealthy! Then too vaccination may have to be repeated often. If so, any side effects become even more worrisome.
Vaccination in some communities may not even be necessary. Experts have pointed out that immunity following a wave of infection like we saw earlier this year is distributed more efficiently than with a vaccination campaign. Some models put the threshold for herd immunity against COVID-19 at 43 percent, meaning that the virus cannot hang on in a community after that percentage of residents has been infected and recovered. In places like New York City, that threshold may have already been met. We need to study these questions more thoroughly.
We also need to reconsider blanket liability releases for vaccine makers, including now makers of a COVID vaccine. Liability for vaccine injuries was offloaded onto the American people through a tax on all vaccines sold, funding the Vaccine “Court” system. It is very difficult to meet the requirements of this “court,” but $4 billion has been paid out so far for vaccine injuries.
The refrain in the media is that things can’t go back to normal until there’s a vaccine. The story that’s not being told, and is in fact being aggressively blocked by the federal government, is that natural medicines can help prevent or treat COVID-19. But because these medicines cannot get FDA drug approval, the government prevents us from learning about their benefits. This tips the scales in favor of drugs and vaccines that make billions for drug companies (and the FDA, which gets user fees from Big Pharma), and against inexpensive, safe, and natural compounds like zinc, quercetin, vitamin C, and others that have saved lives during COVID and could save many more. Until we address this unlevel playing field, the healthcare landscape cannot meaningfully change in this country.
We must work to reform this system that not only bars the use, but even the mention, of natural remedies that have not been, and never can be, put through an FDA approval process that commonly costs billions.
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