Federal regulators have approved a new type of seasonal flu vaccine with a booster in it that’s intended to trigger a stronger immunity response in the elderly.
What they fail to mention is that this newfangled flu vaccine could cause chronic health problems far worse than the flu itself.
Fluad, made by Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Limited, contains an adjuvant called MF59, which is a substance that boosts or directs the immune response of a vaccinated individual. The adjuvant in Fluad uses an oil-in-water emulsion of squalene oil, a naturally-occurring substance produced by humans, animals, and plants that is highly purified in vaccines. 
Experts aren’t sure why, but when MF59 is mixed with vaccines, it increases the number of immune cells that are stimulated.
The new vaccine contains 3 strains of influenza: two subtype A and the other type B. Fluad is intended specifically for people aged 65 and older.
“Immunizing individuals in this age group is especially important because they bear the greatest burden of severe influenza disease and account for the majority of influenza-related hospitalizations and deaths,” said Dr. Karen Midthun of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The U.S. government has been reticent to use MF59 in vaccines until now. The federal government first wanted to use MF59 in 2009 during the H1N1 swine flu outbreak, but opted not to because it reportedly wanted people to get vaccinated without worrying about new ingredients in their shots. 
The substance is the secret ingredient in certain lots of experimental anthrax vaccines that resulted in crushing autoimmune diseases and deaths in countless Gulf War vets.
MF59 is considered to be the main cause of Gulf War Syndrome. Tulane University researchers discovered that almost all Gulf War vets stricken with GWS contained antibodies to MF59 in their blood. 
There is a “close match between the squalene-induced diseases in animals and those observed in humans injected with this oil: rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus erythematosus,” writes investigative journalist Gary Matsumoto.
The Polish Academy of Sciences has shown that squalene alone, not in MF59 form, can significantly damage the nervous system of the brain. In addition, the University of Florida Medical School has found that squalene, when used alone in animals, can trigger production of antibodies specifically associated with systemic lupus erythematosus, according to Matsumoto.
When MF59 is injected into a person, the squalene contained in the shot can signal the immune system to attack squalene throughout the body, including the brain.
And despite the suffering of countless Gulf War vets, the FDA still has the audacity to say that MF59 is safe.
MF59 has been linked to:
- photosensitive rashes
- malar rashes
- chronic fatigue
- chronic headaches
- abnormal body hair loss
- non-healing skin lesions
- aphthous ulcers, dizziness
- weakness, memory loss
- seizures, mood changes
- neuropsychiatric problems
- anti-thyroid effects, anemia
- elevated ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate)
- systemic lupus erythematosus
- multiple sclerosis
- ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease
- Raynaud’s phenomenon
- Sjogren’s syndrome
- chronic diarrhea
- night sweats
- low-grade fevers 
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Julie Fidler is a freelance writer, legal blogger, and the author of Adventures in Holy Matrimony: For Better or the Absolute Worst. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two ridiculously spoiled cats. She occasionally pontificates on her blog.