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Why does the CDC claim a flu vaccine during pregnancy is a safe and effective when even the H1N1 vaccine insert clearly states this is not true?
According to all official health reports, we are now fully in flu season. It is that time of year when public health officials, physicians pediatricians and pharmacists warn that everyone over 6 months of age and older should protect themselves and get vaccinated. This includes renewed propaganda to influence pregnant women to protect their unborn child and to threaten healthcare workers with job termination if they refuse vaccination.
A recent case that has received widespread media attention across the major networks was the firing of a pregnant nurse, Dreonna Breton, from her job at Horizon Healthcare Services in Lancaster Pennsylvania for refusing the flu vaccine. Having waded through the scientific research about flu vaccine safety, Breton made the decision to reject because she felt the lack of safety outweighed the vaccine's benefits. Hence her employer fired her without giving due consideration to her personal OBGYN's recommendations nor the scientific evidence she provided in support of her refusal. The official dogma, still touted by the mainstream media, is that the flu vaccine is effective, safe and there is no need for pregnant women to avoid vaccination.
The question with all vaccines has always been whether or not the studies support federal official and the medical establishment's claims.
There is a very simple reason why the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists notes on their website that "no study to date has seen an adverse consequence of inactivate influenza vaccine in pregnant women and their offspring." This is because no such study has been accurately designed and performed to determine the flu vaccine's safety in pregnant women. The ACOG and CDC are not legally required to tell the truth about anything. They can spin words and science to their heart's content without legal repercussions for wrong doing or criminal behavior. Nobody takes these associations and the federal agencies to court for cherry picking their studies or conducting remarkably poor clinical trials in order to promote their personal agendas and lies. However, private vaccine makers are required to provide the most accurate information available to vaccine administering physicians and healthcare workers on manufacturing package inserts. This is not only required to educate physicians about the vaccines being given to their patients, but also to provide a rough guideline in the event of vaccine adverse effects and injury. And what do we find on these inserts? Almost categorically, there is the warning that "safety and effectiveness have not been established in pregnant women or nursing mothers" for these flu vaccines.
There is a single question that needs to be answered: what is the actual gold standard proof to claim that the flu vaccine is safe for pregnant women and will not harm her fetus? There is none. Nor is there any valid evidence that flu vaccines are effective.
In an interview with Dr. Thomas Jefferson, coordinator for the Cochrane Vaccine Field in Rome, Italy, he stated that in 2009 he conducted a thorough review of 217 published studies on flu vaccines and found only 5% reliable. In other words, 95% of published flu vaccine studies are flawed and their conclusions should be dismissed. This is not a great surprise; even CDC officials were forced to confess that "influenza vaccines are still among the least effective immunizing agents available, and this seems to be particularly true for elderly recipients." Dr. Anthony Morris, a distinguished virologist and a former Chief Vaccine Office at the FDA, found "there is no evidence that any influenza vaccine thus far developed is effective in preventing or mitigating any attack of influenza.' Dr. Morris stated, "The producers of these vaccines know they are worthless, but they go on selling them anyway."
In 2013, Dr. Peter Doshi at MIT and Johns Hopkins University published a devastating report in the British Medical Journal discrediting the official fear tactics about flu season. In the report Doshi stated, "The vaccine may be less beneficial and less safe than has been claimed, and the threat of influenza seems to be overstated." He notes that a study published by an Australian team found that "one in every 110 children under the age of five had convulsions following vaccinations in 2009 for HINI influenza." Separate independent studies conducted in the UK, Finland and Sweden concur that the flu vaccine directly contributed to the rise in cases of narcolepsy following receipt of GlaxoSmithKline's Pandemrix vaccine. The conclusion is that the vaccine triggered an immune reaction against the children's sleep center cells. If these serious events are occurring among children, what are the true adverse effects happening to an unborn developing fetus in the womb when the mother is vaccinated?
The CDC's website states, "if you are pregnant, a flu shot is your best protection against serious illness from the flu. A flu shot can protect pregnant women, their unborn babies and even the baby after birth." Is there any scientific truth to this claim? We would expect that if this were true, then we would find this mentioned on the flu vaccine package inserts. But we don't. For example, for the H1N1 vaccine inserts, we find "It is not known whether these vaccines can cause fetal harm when administered to pregnant women or can affect reproduction capacity."
Surprisingly few vaccine studies have been performed on pregnant women. And none of them according to Dr. Jefferson are "high quality." While some extremely poor trials have been conducted, the CDC's National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Disease research into the potential dangers and risks of the flu vaccine to both mom and fetus is negligible. After evaluating all flu vaccine studies on pregnant women, and finding them "artificial" in the way they were designed and carried out, Dr. Jefferson concludes that "I would be very very cautious about vaccinating unborn babies."