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ADHD Basics Newsletter, Issue #025 -- Flu Shot or Not?
August 20, 2009

The flu season is coming around and the first thing most people think about is getting the flu shot.

Haven't you ever noticed that people with the flu shot, still get the flu? So whats the point of it?

Some people think that it is a safety precaution. If people that receive the flu shot, still get the flu, then no one is really protected.

The flu shot is developed to fight the previous year's flu, so it probably wont be effective against this years flu. Ever think about that?

If your immune system is very weak (it cant fight off the flu) then you should be focusing on strengthening it instead of dumping something loaded with toxins into your body.

Here are some things people don't know about the flu shot and you must know.

From Dr Mercola,

Legal Immunity Set for Swine Flu Vaccine Makers

Most seasonal flu vaccines contain dangerous levels of mercury in the form of thimerosal, a deadly preservative that is 50 times more toxic than regular mercury. Most of the swine flu vaccines will also contain thimerosal, although they will reportedly make a limited number of doses available that are thimerosal-free.

If taken in high enough doses, thimerosal can result in long-term immune, sensory, neurological, motor, and behavioral dysfunctions.

Disorders associated with mercury poisoning include:

* Autism
* Attention deficit disorder
* Multiple sclerosis
* Speech and language deficiencies

It can also predispose adults to neurological problems such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

The Institute of Medicine has warned that infants, children, and pregnant women should not be injected with thimerosal, and yet the majority of flu shots contain 25 micrograms of it, and this year you and your children may be exposed to as many as FOUR flu shots in quick succession.

Meanwhile, the EPA “safe” level of mercury is only 0.1 mcg/kg per day.

But an overdose on thimerosal is not the only concern when it comes to flu vaccines. Other toxic substances found in various flu vaccines include:

Ethylene glycol (antifreeze)
Formaldehyde – a known cancer causing agent
Neomycin and streptomycin (antibiotics)
Aluminum -- a neurotoxin linked to Alzheimer’s disease
Triton X100 (detergent)
Resin and gelatin - known to cause allergic reactions
Phenol (carbolic acid)
Polysorbate 80 (Tween80™) – which can cause severe allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis

Many of the swine flu vaccines being manufactured will also contain dangerous adjuvants -- additives designed to generate a stronger immune response to the vaccine.

Novartis, for example, announced it is using the adjuvant MF59® in its swine flu vaccine. The MF59® adjuvant is oil-based and contains Tween80, Span85, and squalene.

In studies of oil-based adjuvants in rats, the animals were rendered crippled and paralyzed, and squalene brought on severe arthritis symptoms.

In human studies, 10 to 20 ppb (parts per billion) of squalene had a severe immune system impact and caused the development of autoimmune disorders.

I recently posted an in-depth report on squalene. If you haven’t read this article, I suggest you do so now. It contains crucial information about the health risks associated with injections of vaccines containing squalene.

But despite all the existing evidence, the World Health Organization (WHO) is actually promoting and encouraging the use of oil-based adjuvants such as squalene. In a July 13 WHO swine flu pandemic briefing note, they state:

“In view of the anticipated limited vaccine availability at global level and the potential need to protect against "drifted" strains of virus, SAGE recommended that promoting production and use of vaccines such as those that are formulated with oil-in-water adjuvants and live attenuated influenza vaccines was important.”

Translation: WHO is now specifically recommending the production and use of vaccines containing oil-based adjuvants.

Also on July 13, HHS Secretary Sebelius committed another $884 million -- in addition to the $1 billion committed in May -- to purchase two key ingredients of the H1N1 vaccines under development, namely:

1. The antigen (the active ingredient or organism)
2. The adjuvant

Novartis, whose vaccine contains the squalene adjuvant MF59, will receive $690 million of the $884 million. So it stands to reason that the H1N1 vaccines will almost certainly contain squalene.

So, you have to make an educated decision for yourself what you will do. I can tell you that I have talked to some parents that tell me their child started showing signs of ADHD after immunization shots.

This is also discussed by Dr Ann Block out of Houston Texas.

I hope that this gives you some information so you can research your decisions on whether or not you will take a shot.

Regards, TJ Chambers

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I am not a doctor. Everything I share, I gained from my personal experiences and the experiences of others.

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