2012 Flu Season Hits New Hypes

Sampling flu-related headlines, one thing you can be sure of: the hysteria continues. The epidemic may be easing – or not. There’s a vaccine shortage or not. (Taking no chances, Delaware has lifted its Thimerosal ban, mercury exposure be damned.) You can also rest assured that there’s profit in panic and a “trendy” new excuse […]

It Takes More Than a Virus (Flu Shots 2012)

An updated version of a post we originally ran last September. The more things change… It’s that time of year again: The annual insistence on flu shots. Last year, we were told to get vaccinated because, even though the vaccine was the same as in 2010, it might have worn off. This year, the word […]

The Good Role of “Bad” Cholesterol, & Other News of Note

“Bad” Cholesterol Not as Bad as People Think, Study Shows (ScienceDaily) The so-called “bad cholesterol” – low-density lipoprotein commonly called LDL – may not be so bad after all, shows a Texas A&M University study that casts new light on the cholesterol debate, particularly among adults who exercise. Steve Riechman, a researcher in the Department […]

County of Hawaii Directors Say “No” to Mandatory Vaccination

Kudos to the Big Island of Hawaii Council for doing its part to ensure freedom of choice in health care decisions: Department of Health officials in Hawaii were overruled by County of Hawaii directors supporting a resolution favoring First Amendment constitutional rights and vaccination exemptions for everyone demanding them. The nearly unanimous 7-1 Big Island […]

Stat!: What Do Doctors Think of the H1N1 Vaccine?

Chrispyhug/Flickr   Percent who have “severe doubts” about it: 60 Percent who feel the vaccine has not been tested sufficiently: 71 Percent who feel that “swine flu” is too mild to justify the vaccine: 50.4   Source: General Practitioner Magazine, via Broward-Palm Beach New Times  

Vaccines: Beyond Thimerosol and Autism

Recently, news came out about a young woman who developed dystonia – a rare neurological condition – shortly after receiving a seasonal flu shot. (This video powerfully shows the effects.) While reports appear to treat this as something of an anomalous medical mystery, sadly, it’s not really all that surprising. For there is a robust […]

Eminently Quotable: Dr. J. Anthony Morris

There is no evidence that any influenza vaccine thus far developed is effective in preventing or mitigating any attack of influenza. The producers of these vaccines know that they are worthless, but they go on selling them anyway. Dr. Morris is former Chief Vaccine Control Officer of the FDA Via Natural Health News

H1N1 Vaccine Risks and Tamiflu Risks for Kids

As the new school year gets underway, we’re hearing a lot more about H1N1 “prevention,” including, of course, the “importance” of vaccinations. We’ve already written quite a bit about problems with vaccinations and the need for people to be completely informed before opting for or against jabs for themselves or their children. Now, reports the […]