VRAN V-Bulletin
  October 2014
Dear Members and Friends,
With flu season officially launched, health officials are gearing up to deliver the usual barrage of flu vaccine propaganda.  In its latest flu vaccine infomercial Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC), presents Dr. Robin Williams and a line-up of talking heads who tell us that when it comes to “our” children, “there’s literally nothing we wouldn’t do for them to keep them healthy and safe.  We’re constantly doing things to keep our kids safe – make sure they wear bike helmets, put them in a car seat -  a peanut free environment.”  The talking heads assure us that “flu shots are safe and effective.”  We’re told, “Make sure they get their shots so they don’t get the flu!”

Dr. Williams cautions that “Last year in Ontario there were more than 700 children under age 10 hospitalized with confirmed influenza and 8 deaths were reported.”

Really??  Those numbers sound somewhat excessive for one province.

A quick search of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Flu Watch report for the 2013-2014 flu season reveals that last year, there were 661 influenza-associated pediatric hospitalizations of children under age 10 in Canada. That is, in the entire country!  Of these 661 children, 116 were admitted to intensive care units and of these, 74 children were reported to have underlying medical conditions. ONE DEATH was reported.

Why would Dr. Wilson and the MOHLTC grossly inflate these readily verifiable statistics available to anyone willing to take the time to search out the facts?  Does the lie grow bolder as the public’s trust in vaccines slips and declines?  Or do health officials misinform because they believe the public is so gullible it’ll swallow any spin to increase vaccine uptake?

Why aren’t public health officials telling people the truth about influenza?  Large independent  international analyses of the literature confirm that the majority (85-90%) of influenza-like illnesses (ILI) are caused by numerous respiratory viruses against which the vaccine is completely ineffective. These viruses can cause the same “flu-like” symptoms as influenza and cannot be differentiated by your doctor. On average, the influenza virus comprises only 10-15% of all “flu-like” illnesses.  In other words, the majority of cases of “the flu” are NOT influenza. Even if the vaccines were 100% effective and everyone was vaccinated, large numbers of people would still come down with “the flu”.
Health officials use the words “flu” and “influenza” interchangeably, never bothering to tell the public that influenza vaccines cannot provide immunity from the majority of flu-like illnesses.

Does yearly influenza vaccination really benefit children? This article analyses a study which points to a 5.5 times increased risk of respiratory illnesses in children vaccinated with a trivalent influenza vaccine (TIV) and the potential for influenza vaccines to harm the innate cell-mediated immune response which can lead to increased respiratory infections.

In summary, the study found
"a statistically significant increased risk of non‐influenza respiratory virus
infections among TIV recipients including significant increases in the risk of
rhinovirus and coxsackie/echovirus”. The authors speculate that the trivalent influenza vaccine could “reduce immmunity to noninfluenza respiratory viruses by some unknown  biological mechanism”.

Actually, this “mechanism”  is well known and referred to as “original antigenic sin” or OAS.  It is associated with influenza vaccination which can cripple the immune system from responding effectively to other, non-influenza respiratory viruses encountered by the person.  As suggested by this study, the annual flu vaccine may weaken children's resistance to other types of influenza-like- illnesses and respiratory viruses.

Dr. Suzanne Humphries, MD explains it like this - “First, let’s define how the body responds to natural infection. When a person gets an infectious disease for the first time, the body’s immune system uses its innate powers, which mostly involve cellular immunity. In the process, it prepares for the future. The next time that same infectious agent comes around, the body will use its memory of the first experience so that it can react faster. But after a vaccine, when the natural microorganism comes along later, the body will act according to how it was programmed by the vaccination and that is what is meant by original antigenic sin (OAS).”  

Dr. Peter Collignon, an Australian physician and microbiologist commented on this phenomenon - "It is particularly relevant for children because it is a condition they call original antigenic sin, which basically means if you get infected with a natural virus, that gives you not only protection against that virus but similar viruses or even in fact quite different flu viruses in the next year.' Collignon goes on the say, 'We may be perversely setting ourselves up so that if something really new and nasty comes along, people who have been vaccinated may in fact be more susceptible compared to getting this natural infection.”

This mother offers 6 good reasons why she won’t give her kids the live virus nasal flu vaccine.

Recent Canadian studies found that annual flu vaccination actually increases susceptibility to pandemic type viruses. Despite the huge increase in numbers of people getting annual flu shots over the last few decades, death rates during flu season have increased rather than decreased.

Independent investigative journalist, Sharyl Attkisson reports that, “An important and definitive “mainstream” government study done nearly a decade ago got little attention because the science came down on the wrong side. It found that after decades and billions of dollars spent promoting flu shots for the elderly, the mass vaccination program did not result in saving lives. In fact, the death rate among the elderly increased substantially.”

CBC’s health reporter, Kelly Crowe’s investigative report, Flu Deaths Reality Check reviews the kind of spin created by statistical modeling used to estimate annual deaths from influenza. She reports that, according to the Statistics Canada death and mortality table under cause of death: influenza, “there were only about 300 deaths a year between 2000 and 2008. Public health officials don't trust that number. They believe it underestimates the true death toll from flu.”  

"Influenza prevention has become an industry fuelled by poor science and propelled by conflicted decision makers”, said Tom Jefferson, MD, lead influenza vaccine researcher with the Cochrane Collaboration. When asked by Crowe if there are consequences from over-stating the mortality impact of flu, Jefferson answered: "Yes. Scaring people justifies evidence-free policies. Yes, no one knows exactly what the threat is. The only certainty are the returns for industry."
October News

We highly recommend the new documentary, Bought – a new film about how our health, food and our children’s health have been compromised by BigPharma and GMO agriculture. Please help support our educational work at VRAN/Vaccine Choice Canada by renting or buying the film through our website.

Bought is a film about the issue of health being sold out from underneath individuals through big pharmaceutical companies (Big Pharma), dangerous vaccinations and a food supply chain contaminated by the use of GMO’s. This film has the support of some of the world’s most acclaimed experts in research, medicine, holistic care and natural health. The film focuses on educating the public and arming people globally with the truth and facts about Big Pharma, vaccines and the food supply. Each person has the right to be informed about the truth and empowered by the facts in order to make educated decisions about their own health, food and medicine.
CDC admits Ebola can float through the air and land on door knobs by Meryl Nass, MD

Excellent CIDRAP article on Ebola & precautionary measures needed: "We believe there is scientific and epidemiologic evidence that Ebola virus has the potential to be transmitted via infectious aerosol particles both near and at a distance from infected patients, which means that healthcare workers should be wearing respirators, not facemasks.1”
WHO Bulletin 1976 - looking at the history of Ebola: It started with injecting people with cholorquine for presmuptive malaria at Yambuku Hospital in Zaire. "These syringes and needles were apparently not sterilized between their use on different patients but rinsed in a pan of warm water. At the end of the day they were sometimes boiled."
WHO report on Ebola: “For WHO to declare an Ebola outbreak over, a country must pass through 42 days, with active surveillance demonstrably in place, supported by good diagnostic capacity, and with no new cases detected.”
Rheumatic disorders developed after hepatitis B vaccination - Hepatitis B vaccine might be followed by various rheumatic conditions and might trigger the onset of underlying inflammatory or autoimmune rheumatic diseases

HPV vaccines – an issue without borders; French petition against HPV vaccines
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