The flu vaccination season is swinging. It is just one of the vaccines routinely administrated to the population; the Federal Government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently recommends 70 doses of sixteen different vaccines between birth and age eighteen, and all fifty states mandate between 30 and 45 doses of vaccines for admission to day care and school.1
All this despite the recent revelations that finally, the CDC has revealed omitting vaccine data that links vaccines to higher rates of autism.2,3
The molecule responsible for this disaster is Thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative. According to Wikipedia, Thimerosal has been widely used by the pharmaceutical industry for decades: as a preservative in vaccines, immunoglobulin preparations, skin test antigens, antivenins, ophthalmic and nasal products, and tattoo inks.
There is no necessity to use a preservative or a single shot dose. But greed has pushed companies to use multi-dose vials to save costs on packaging. Hence the need for a preservative once a vial has been opened. In vaccines, Thimerosal has been used for decades in the United States in multi-dose vials (vials containing more than one dose) to prevent their contamination with germs, bacteria and fungi.
And the flu vaccine is no exception despite the fact that the FDA and the CDC have known for years how dangerous it can be to inject mercury into the body — especially in children whose immune system is not fully developed, and also in elderly population at risk of developing autoimmune diseases including multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer (both diseases astonishingly prevalent nowadays).
Since the seasonal influenza vaccine is produced in large quantities for annual vaccination campaigns, some of the vaccine is produced in multi-dose vials, and contains Thimerosal to safeguard against possible contamination of the vial once it is opened.4
Imagine my dismay recently when I walked into a drugstore to buy a stock of tissues to help me manage a minor head cold, which led to the absurd following conversation:
– “There is still time to get vaccinated,” the pharmacist announces.
– “Vaccinated against what?”
– “The flu, of course!”
– “I have a cold, I don’t think it is viral,” I answered.
– “It will protect you all winter.”
– “But if what I have is not viral, what is the mode of action?” I asked.
The pharmacist did not like scientific questions, or to be more specific, she did not like that I refuted the magical thinking. She turned her back, shrugging her shoulders and I bought tissues.
When it comes to protection against viruses, few people know that Dr. Mirko Beljanski had worked extensively on viruses, and already then, a clinical study was conducted in a French hospital, on Pao pereira, confirming its effectiveness and non-toxicity. Monique Beljanski recently wrote a very complete educational page on that topic, available on the Beljanski Foundation