Mandated Flu Vaccines: A Whole Lotta Nonsense
Dr. David Brownstein
by Dr. David Brownstein: Avoid
I spoke at
the Healthy Traditions Network annual conference today (9.23.12).
A flyer was distributed to those attending the conference that was
titled, Healthcare Workers Protect Your Freedom of Choice.
This flyer explained the flu vaccination conundrum that many health
care workers are experiencing. You see, the Powers-That-Be want
everyone who works in our hospitals to have a flu shot in order
to protect the patients from getting the flu from sick health care
Protecting the patients should be the number one goal of any hospital.
However, mandating that every single hospital worker receive the
flu vaccine or face termination is not the correct way to improve
I blogged about
the flu vaccine in September and October of 2009 see the
archives section on my blog homepage. In the October, 2009 post,
here is what I wrote: The U.S. government and pretty much
all mainstream groups claim that the flu shot prevents the flu in
those that get the vaccine. However, the flu shots have not been
shown to be effective in healthy babies, children with asthma, adults,
and the elderly.
A review of 51 studies which included more than 294,000 children
found no evidence that injecting children 6-24 months of age
with a flu shot was any more effective than placebo. In children
over two years of age, it was only effective 33% of the time in
preventing the flu. (Chochrane Database of Systemic Reviews 2. 2008).
children, the flu shot did not provide any benefit in preventing
asthma exacerbations. The authors of this study compared 400 asthmatic
children who were vaccinated with a similar number of asthmatic
children who were not vaccinated. They found no difference between
emergency visits, clinic visits, or hospitalizations in the vaccinated
versus the non-vaccinated group. (Arch. Dis. Child. 2004. Aug;89(8):734-5).
If this study wasnt enough to get your attention a new study
found that Children who get the flu vaccine are three times
more at risk for hospitalization than children who do not get the
flu vaccine. (American Thoracic Society 105th International
Conference, May 15-20, 2009, San Diego, CA.).
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Brownstein, M.D. is a Board-Certified family physician and is one
of the foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. He is the Medical
Director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield,
MI. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and
others about his success in using natural hormones and nutritional
therapies in his practice.
© 2012 Dr. David Brownstein