Explosive new research has found that flu shots may actually weaken children’s immune systems, and increase their risk of developing other influenza viruses. The report is one of many to come out within the recent months highlighting the overall ineffectiveness of the widely-promoted flu vaccine.
Published in the Journal of Virology, 41 children were examined by researchers from the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Of the children, 27 were considered healthy and unvaccinated. The other 14 children were diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and received an annual flu shot. Interestingly, children with chronic illness like cystic fibrosis are actually required to get flu shots in the netherlands — where the study was conducted. The average age of the children participants was 6.
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The researchers found that children who were not vaccinated built up more antibodies across a broader array of influenza strains than the children who were vaccinated. This means that according to the study results, receiving the flu shot actually weakens your natural ability to fight the flu.
Of course some health officials are still clinging to flu shots, recommending them despite the mounting evidence that they are not only ineffective but quite dangerous.
“Annual vaccination against influenza is effective but may have potential drawbacks that have previously been underappreciated and that are also a matter of debate,” lead author Rogier Bodewes said in a statement.
Amazingly, similar research has been conducted on the subject with the same conclusions. One study examined the effectiveness of the flu vaccine only to find that flu shots are effective in only around 1% of injected individuals.
The researchers from the study stated:
“The corresponding figures [of people showing influenza symptoms] for poor vaccine matching were 2% and 1% (RD 1, 95% CI 0% to 3%)” announced the study authors. In other words, you would have to vaccinate 100 people to reduce the number of people affected by the influenza virus by just one.
The findings do not stop there. The researchers also highlighted other findings about the flu vaccine, which topple the mainstream concept of their safety and effectiveness:
- “Vaccinations had…no effect on hospital admissions or complication rates.”
- “Vaccine use did not affect the number of people hospitalized or working days lost.”
- “The analysis showed that reliable evidence on influenza vaccines is thin but there is evidence of widespread manipulation of conclusions…”
- “There is no evidence that [influenza vaccines] affect complications, such as pneumonia, or transmission.” — Meaning vaccines do not affect transmission of disease, what they are designed for.
- “In average conditions (partially matching vaccine) 100 people need to be vaccinated to avoid one set of influenza symptoms.”