"The health department reports that about 17 percent of the people
hospitalized with influenza this year received a flu shot prior to getting
sick.'If flu shots are as effective as my own experience shows
(I haven't had a case of the flu in 20+ years since I started taking the
shots.) wouldn't it be expected that a very low percentage of people
hospitalized with flue would have a flue shot? I would think the percentage
would be closer to 0 than 17.
The real flu last for weeks, these bugs people get that last for just a few days
is not the flu they immunize against.
The problem with the flu shot is that it only protects against one or two
varieties, when there are so many strains, and new ones cropping up all the
time. I prefer to rely on the certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils
that are effective against both bacteria and viruses. They have been very
reliable without the side effects of the flu shots.The
flu vaccines have an effectiveness rate of only about 1.5 percent, according to
the Lancet study that health authorities now routinely use to claim that flu
vaccines are effective. When you take into account possible margins of error and
other discrepancies, the true effectiveness of the flu shot is negligible, based
on all available data.What this means, of course, is that the CDC and
various other major mouthpieces for public health are struggling to maintain the
flu vaccine lie, as no matter how many people get the flu shot, flu outbreaks
only continue to intensify. If anything, this shows that widespread
malnutrition, lack of vitamin D, and toxic environments, and not a lack of flu
shots, is to blame for the current flu epidemic.
The commentators here as with me do not understand all the ramifications of the
flu vaccines. It does not protect 100%. Influenza may cause pandemics with
millions of deaths in the world in a given year. People over 50 are most likely
to get the flu. Seniors now are getting a stronger vaccine. The vaccine is
planned for the most likely strains for a given year. So some years it works
better than others. I take one, but my wife refuses. I hope and think that my
vaccination protects her too. You may consider the fact that a 40 minute walk
daily has one nice result other than 70% lower incidence of cancer, stroke, and
heart attack is one has 1/20th the infection rate. My wife and I seem amazingly
free of colds and stuff despite being over 80.
Midvale Guy - I am not sure what study from the Lancet you are looking at. The
one I found is a Meta-analysis in the Lancet shows an efficacy rate of 57 - 95%
depending on what group they are looking at. With variations depending largely
on how well the CDC was at forecasting the strain of flu for a given year.
Current Vaccination rates are ~ 43 – 55%, if vaccination rates were closer
to the target numbers of 80% and 90% the efficacy rate for the flu vaccinations
would be much higher since there would be less chances for the virus to spread
around the general population.Fowersjl – which certified pure
therapeutic grade essential oils are you talking about? I would like to know,
since I don’t like getting sick. Also it would help me to look up any
information to see if there are any scientifically proven studies to show those
specific oils work.
Smart Cookie, you can look me up on Facebook and message me and I can give you
answers to your questions. We have scientific studies to show you, too. In the
past four years I have felt the flu coming on twice, but have stopped it in its
tracks with these oils. Great for routine colds and so many other things, too.
Jana Larson Fowers
I wish there were some way of holding those people who refuse to be vaccinated,
responsible for the deaths and suffering. There is NO evidence that vaccines
cause autism, neurological disorders, or any of the other effects claimed by
conspiracy theorists. Those of you citing 1.5% efficacy rates are
leaving out important details. That is misleading and dishonest.
Fowersjl said, “In the past four years I have felt the flu coming on
twice, but have stopped it in its tracks with these oils.” Hmm. In the
past four years I have never had the flu or even felt it coming on. Maybe
that's because I got flu shots. There were no side effects and I
didn't have to follow a regimen of ingesting or spraying or applying
anything. Plus the shots cost me nothing, unlike overpriced oils sold by MLM
companies. You say you have scientific studies to prove essential
oils combat flu, and yet your product's website says “This product is
not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.” That seems
incongruous to me. Would you mind sharing the names of those studies here?
A couple of places to look for scientific studies on On Guard essential oil and
the flu is a pub med website run by the government. Also an aromatic science
site. University of Vanderbilt, University of Colorado, University of Utah are
all currently doing research on these essential oils and their efficacy. The
statement you quoted from the website is one required by law for anything not
regulated by the FDA. I do personally know people who have had some very
serious reactions to the flu shots, others who got super sick with the flu after
getting the shot. It makes sense to me to have options. Interestingly, lots of
reputable medical doctors, chemists, microbiologists are getting involved with
these essential oils.
I did find a study of On Guard on PubMed. (By the way, PubMed is a database
maintained by the US National Library of Medicine. It's basically a search
engine for any publication on medical topics. Inclusion on PubMed does not
indicate endorsement by the government.) The study measured the efficacy of On
Guard on influenza virus in canine kidney cells in vitro. The study showed that
“virus infectivity was suppressed by essential oil treatment in a
dose-dependent manner. . . . The number of infected [canine kidney] cells
decreased by 90% and 45% when virus was treated with 1:2,000 and 1:3,000
dilutions of the oil, respectively.” In other words, all the study shows
is that the oil can attenuate the flu virus on surfaces. There are plenty of
products which do that and more. Lysol, for example, kills almost 100% of
viruses and bacteria on surfaces. Do you have any controlled studies
conducted on humans? Because this was an in vitro, not an in vivo study, it does
nothing to show the efficacy of essential oil to prevent or treat flu in
comparison to the flu vaccine.
Vaccines are listed as biological blood products on the FDA website. The H1N1
virus in grown in the African Green Monkey Kidney cells. Also, the FDA had a
conference that is online on the FDA website regarding growing viruses and
bacterias in human tumors. Autoimmune diseases are off the charts, and so is
cancer, and I can see why. If people did the research, you are taking chances
of getting life threatening diseases from the vaccination. Also, if you read the
ingredients of what is in the vaccination, they are some of the most deadly
substances known to man. The VAERS report shows only 10% at most, of the vaccine
injuries and deaths. For those who want to force people to take, may I suggest
you do some more research on the deaths from vaccinations. Also, on the Vaccine
inserts, in 13.1, it states, "This vaccine has not been evaluated for
carcinogenic (cancer creation) or mutagenic potential, or potential to impair
Gail Fitches,So what if the virus used to make the vaccine is grown in
monkey kidney cells? It's a miracle of modern science that we can do things
like that. It's a huge leap in logic to imply that the way things are
cultured in a lab has anything to do with autimmunity and cancer. There are
untold thousands of particles of bacteria, viruses, and carcinogens in every
breath you take. The miniscule amount of carcinogenic materials in vaccines are
very low risk. There are carcinogens in cooked red meat, for example.
Doesn't mean one well-done steak is going to give you cancer.The 'most deadly substances known to man' are dependent on dosages.
Someone earlier mentioned essential oils. Enough peppermint oil will kill you.
Enough pure water will kill you. The potassium chloride sold as a dietary salt
substitute is exactly the same thing used in executions by lethal injection.As for researching vaccines, I assume you mean research on anti-vaccine
websites that quote studies and facts out-of-context? Just because somethings is
published on a well-designed website doesn't make it true.