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Tag: Swine Flu

An Honest H1N1 Vaccine Review

Dr. Mercola, publisher of the largest alternative health newsletter read by over 1 million people… has done what I consider the most honest and thorough review of the H1N1 Vaccine.

You should read it while making your decision to take this vaccine…

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Obama Declares National Emergency Over H1N1?


1000 deaths from H1N1 and other “flu-like” illnesses (key point, the CDC admitted it isn’t tracking specifically anymore, just lumping them altogether), although each one is tragic (and my heart goes out to everyone that has suffered), is less than 1/10th of 1 percent of the population.


The numbers don’t lie, no matter if you’re “for” vaccination or “against” vaccination…period (so long as the group reporting the numbers is accurate).


Read this article written by Dr. Mercola and consider it with your opinion.

Facts About H1N1 (Swine Flu) From The Atlantic

Many people are concerned about H1N1, or sometimes still called Swine Flu (even though the CDC doesn’t call it that).

While I’m not a doctor, and none of what I’m providing here is medical advice nor should it be taken as that…

Here’s an interesting opinion from  The Atlantic.

Shannon Brownlee and Jeanne Lenzer, the authors of the November 2009 story “Does the Vaccine Matter?”, answer questions about H1N1 diagnosis and immunity.

Article Source:  The Atlantic



Q: How dangerous is swine flu?

A: At this point, it is proving to be relatively mild and less fatal than the average flu, according to data from some countries in the Southern Hemisphere that already experienced their winter flu season. Unless the virus mutates, it appears that the most serious threat is largely to people with underlying health problems.

Q: I see studies that say the flu vaccine is highly effective. Why is there any question?

A: Effectiveness is often measured by showing that people who get the vaccine develop antibodies in response to the vaccine. Those antibodies can be helpful in fighting off future bouts of that year’s flu. The problem is that young, healthy people are very good at developing antibodies but they are not the people who tend to develop pneumonia or die, while older people and people with immune disorders, who are most likely to die, don’t develop protective antibodies as well. This has led to the question, “Is it necessary for those whom it helps, and will it help those for whom it’s necessary?”

Go to http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200910u/h1h1-qa to read the rest of the story…

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