Vaccines

  1. Reckless endangerment

    Can't get a flu shot due to an egg allergy?

    Researchers say you should get one anyway -- even if you're a kid who could suffer a life-ending reaction to the vaccine.

    And to prove their point, they say some docs have already given the shots to allergic kids, and no one has died... not yet, anyway.

    Since the vaccine is grown in chicken eggs, kids with egg allergies are usually given just a little bit of the shot first... and if they're still breathing 30 minutes later, they get a little more.

    They might get it all in two shots, or spread out over five -- but the researchers behind a new study are tired of all this pussy-footing around, so they looked at records on 152 kids with egg allergies whose doctors (and parents) threw caution to the wind and gave them the shot all at once.

    Sure, they used skin prick tests beforehand to see how the little patients would react — but those tests are so inconsistent and so inaccurate that you'd have to be nuts to stake a kid's life on one.

    But since the children all survived the ordeal, the researchers are ready to throw a vaccine party.

    See? It works!

    Hooray for them -- but they're playing a dangerous game here: A kid with a serious egg allergy literally stares death right in the face when he gets a flu shot, because he faces a very real risk of anaphylactic shock.

    Give the shot to 152 kids, and sure... you can luck out and not kill any of them.

    Give that shot to a few million kids, and your luck's bound to run out sooner or later.

    PS: I don't care if you have an allergy or not -- you and your kids don't need flu shots anyway. Despite what you've heard, there's no proof those vaccines save lives or even prevent serious illness. Learn more right here.

  2. Vaccines linked to autism...again!

    Human DNA in shots causes brain damage

    Hooooo-boy -- the drug industry's pro-vaccine cheerleaders are going to have a hard time shouting this one down.

    A retired Big Pharma bigwig has looked at all the published research on autism since the condition was first identified in 1943 and -- wouldn't you know it -- found that vaccines may be responsible in at least some cases.

    Just not how you might think.

    I'm sure you've heard the theory that blames thimerosal, the mercury-based compound used in vaccines until recent years -- a theory I'm on record as saying I don't fully buy.

    Well, Dr. Helen Ratajczak, a highly respected senior scientist formerly with Boehringer-Ingelheim, has a different theory: human fetal tissue used in vaccines.

    You read that right -- some vaccines are actually grown in cells from aborted fetuses.

    And if that's not ghoulish enough, consider this: Ratajczak believes human DNA that remains in the vaccine can cause the body to attack its own brain cells, leading to the inflammation linked to autism -- especially in kids already prone to the condition.

    To back her theory up, Ratajczak points to spikes in autism rates when human DNA was added to the MMR II vaccine in 1983, again in 1988 when a second MMR II shot was added for some kids, and yet again in 1995 when they began using a chicken pox vaccine grown in human fetal tissue.

    She also points to similar patterns overseas.

    If Ratajczak's theory is right, don't expect the autism epidemic to slow anytime soon -- human tissue is now part of at least 23 vaccines.

    Naturally, since the mainstream can't fight Ratajczak with science, they're attacking her instead.

    Shoot the messenger with a DNA-laced needle!

    One critic says Ratajczak's experience in the drug industry doesn't automatically make her an expert -- which is a lot like saying someone's experience in the National League doesn't make him a ballplayer.

    Another griped that she's "only" been involved in four published studies over the past decade -- ignoring the dozens she authored or co-authored in the preceding years.

    Ratajczak, for her part, told CBS News that she was restricted in what she could publish before she retired.

    But it looks like there'll be no stopping her now.

    Sounds like my kind of gal.

  3. Needling the pro-vaccine crowd

    Sandra is a concerned grandma who's probably a lot like you: She doesn't want the little ones in her family pumped full of vaccines... but she's been getting guff from know-it-all "friends" who think children are human pincushions.
  4. Oral sex fears used to push vaccines

    A new study finds that up to 50 percent of men are infected with HPV, the virus responsible for some head and neck cancers -- and it can be spread through oral sex.
  5. Hand washing beats flu risk

    You know the story by now: The mainstream is struggling to explain why no one got sick despite low vaccination rates in the middle of a supposed flu epidemic.
  6. The shot we forgot

    The chain pharmacies banked big on another round of flu fear this year -- and now, they're sitting on millions and millions of unused doses. It was such an epic miscalculation that they're feeling their own chills as stock prices take a hit.
  7. Autism hoax... or vaccine witch hunt?

    Dr. Andrew Wakefield is now accused of fabricating the research in his landmark 1998 study that linked vaccinations to autism.
  8. WHO wants a vaccine?

    The World Health Organization is crying "wolf!" again, claiming there's a powerful new strain of swine flu making its way around the world.
  9. New numbers reveal more Gardasil deaths

    Newly uncovered documents reveal that the world's most tragic and dangerous public health experiment has claimed more young victims.
  10. CDC backtracks on its flu stance

    Listen very closely, and you can practically hear the backpedaling: The CDC now admits it's been badly wrong about flu deaths.

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