The CDC Morbidity and Weekly Report dated October 24, 2014, released information about a flu outbreak that occurred 8 months prior to publication. The article titled, Influenza Outbreak in a Vaccinated Population – USS Ardent, February 2014, details the outbreak and the means used to stop the spread of infection.
While moored in San Diego, California, 25 of the 102 crew members of the ship, USS Ardent came down with flu-like symptoms. Of these 25 crew members, 24 had received their annual flu vaccination 3 months or more before the outbreak. One had not been vaccinated.
Rapid influenza A and B tests were performed and 20 of the 25 tested positive for influenza A. Of those twenty, 18 tested positive for an A (H3) virus and 2 tested positive for an A (untyped) virus. (The CDC states that false negative testing for influenza is common).
Seven swabs from the A (H3) positive sailors were cultured to find the H3N2 virus was 99% identical to the H3N2 strain contained in the annual vaccine. The 1% difference was 5 amino acid substitutions that were found, a slight mutation that rendered the vaccine useless against the H3N2 strain caught by the sailors.
The spread of disease was stopped through isolation and disinfection. Sick sailors were sent home, off the ship, and all commonly touched surfaces were regularly disinfected and decks were mopped with an iodine solution. No further cases were reported.
How many die from influenza each year?
The CDC estimates an average of 26,000 people in the United States die from the flu each year (based on CDC estimates over a 31 year period with a low of 3,000 and a high of 49,000 deaths attributed to influenza). They state that 90% of the deaths occur in people 65 years and older.
In discussing the efficacy of the flu vaccine, the CDC states that flu vaccines work best with healthy adults and with healthy, older children. Because their immune systems are weaker, the vaccination is not as effective for people age 65 and older.
5 elderly residents of an assisted care center in Georgia die after flu shots
Health Impact News (healthimpactnews.com) shows a link to this story, which they published, but the link is no longer viable and the story can no longer be found on their website. In addition, 3 days ago Natural News reporter Jennifer Lilley reported that the assisted living facility stated that there have been no flu related deaths at the facility, and yet the original story reported that every senior who received the shot ran a temperature before 5 died.
What is missing from the vaccine debate
There is a glaring omission in the CDC information. The CDC posts all kinds of statistics, but there is not a clear transparency regarding vaccine injuries, vaccine deaths, and vaccine efficacy. If the CDC fulfilled its proper role to the American people, they would be clearly reporting how many of the influenza related deaths were people who had been vaccinated. They would be reporting clear and believable numbers of vaccine injuries that correspond with the number of cases winning in vaccine court and the personal reports of people who have suffered vaccine injuries who know several others in their personal lives who have suffered vaccine injuries as well.
How to protect yourself from the flu if you do not vaccinate
Diet is the cornerstone of health. A truly healthy diet is your best defense against any disease because you are building a healthy immune system. If you want to take it a step further, check out Bullet Proof Your Immune System. If you’ve been vaccinated, read How to Detoxify from Vaccinations & Heavy Metals.
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