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Flu shot dangers far outweigh benefits













PART 1 of 3

By Greg Ciola

December 31, 2008

Every year when flu season rolls around the public is barraged with news stories about the reasons to get a flu shot. This year is no different. From coast to coast the headlines are blaring “Get Your Shot!” Within the past few months the CDC even lowered the recommended age for the flu shot to children as young as six months old. Basically, that means they think that just about everyone in the country should get the shot except for newborns in order to stay well.

I have been trying to counter the propaganda regarding the flu shot for a number of years and for a number of reasons. Here are a few of them.

1. The flu shot contains toxic agents that could be harmful to your health. The shot could contain aluminum, formaldehyde, thimerosal (mercury), ethylene glycol, polysorbate 80, antibiotics and other adjuvants. Ask for the package insert on the shot for more details or do some research on the Internet. None of these compounds are 100% safe to inject into your body, even in the smallest of amounts. A slew of research points to them being serious culprits in a number of health challenges, including permanent disabilities and death. An excellent source where you can learn more about all vaccines and download the package inserts is

2. The flu shot does not guarantee immunity. There is no evidence that the flu shot actually works. Pharmaceutical companies play a guessing game each year to try and determine which viral strain or strains will be circulating during flu season and that’s what they’ll put in the shot. The problem is viruses can mutate and change forms very easily so trying to guess which virus to protect against is analogous to a Vegas Craps shoot. Every year in recent memory, including the 2007-08 flu season, they have vaccinated against strains that have been proven to not be the culprit. According to a story written by Sheryl Walters for, “In 2004, The National Vaccine Information Center reported that the vaccine given that year did not contain the flu strain that caused the majority of flu outbreaks that year. A study published in the Lancet in August revealed that there was no correlation between the flu shot and reduced risk of pneumonia. Further, a large study of 260,000 children between 23 month and 6 discovered that the flu vaccine is no more effective than a placebo. This was reported in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.”

According to the CDC’s own data, preventing influenza with the shot in the past has only ranged between 30-40%. That means that 60-70% of those who have taken the shot in previous flu seasons were not protected from the flu at all. This flu season (2008-09), the CDC is making bold claims that the shot will be 70-90% effective. This is being stated before flu season really kicks into high gear, and it is being stated after last year’s shot was proven to miss the mark. Sadly, the failure rate is never given. Most in society have been conditioned to believe that if you get a flu shot you’re protected.

3. The flu shot helps spread the flu. The shot contains something called attenuated virus. Attenuated basically means half-killed. The shot has to evoke an immune response and therefore has to have some form of viral activity to it to stimulate that immune response. The theory is to give you a tiny dose of the flu so your body will build immunity to it. Anyone who thinks that they are not contagious after getting a flu shot is woefully mistaken. Most of the package inserts will even tell you that you may exhibit mild flu symptoms for a few days after getting a shot. There are also a percentage of people who receive the shot and get very sick. If you don’t want to get the flu one way to avoid it is to stay away from people who get the shot for at least two weeks.

While these are just a few of the many reasons to question the flu shot, I feel that all of the potential risks and dangers need to be called into question on a much bigger scale than they have thus far because the entire planet may be mandated to get pre-screened and vaccinated in the near future to combat a pandemic.

The CDC has been warning the world of a flu pandemic for years and have intensified their warnings and preparations even more so this year. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently stated that they believe the world is now closer to another influenza pandemic than any time since the last outbreak in 1968. I’m sure you’re familiar with the standard line that’s continuously parroted; “It’s not a matter of if, but when.” A simple Google search on the Internet will lead you to an endless number of stories regarding the preparations taking place to combat a flu pandemic. Just about every city, county and state government in the country is actively working on pandemic preparations. The CDC has been giving grant money to various state health departments to help them prepare for a pandemic. Most hospitals and health care workers have either run exercises on preparing for a pandemic or have received detailed training. Most front line emergency personnel have received pandemic training. The military has been running exercises on dealing with a pandemic.

The one common theme that exists in all this news is that the flu shot will protect you. An example of this absurdity comes from an October 1, 2008 story appearing on the website “Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are once again recommending a flu shot for almost everyone. Despite the recommendations every year to get a flu shot, most of those who really need the vaccination fail to get it. The CDC is trying to avoid a potential pandemic and the only way to do that is to get a flu shot.”


Further pandemic preparations include the FDA’s approval of a new CDC test to detect the flu through a scanner. Here’s a clip of the story from the CDC’s website:

“The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today cleared a new test developed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to diagnose human influenza infections and the highly pathogenic influenza A (H5N1) viruses. The device, called the Human Influenza Virus Real-Time RT-PCR Detection and Characterization Panel (rRT-PCR Flu Panel), uses a molecular biology technique to detect flu virus and differentiate between seasonal and novel influenza.

The device is used to isolate and amplify viral genetic material present in secretions taken from a patient's nose or throat. The viral genetic material is labeled with fluorescent molecules, which are then detected and analyzed by a diagnostic instrument called the Applied Biosystems 7500 Fast Dx, also cleared today by the FDA for diagnostic use simultaneously with the CDC's rRT-PCR Flu Panel. The test panel and diagnostic system can detect and identify commonly circulating human influenza viruses as well as influenza A (H5N1) viruses. Results can be available within four hours and the system can test multiple samples at once.”

How this new testing equipment will be implemented on a wide scale remains to be seen but we can expect to see it popping up all over the place very soon. The reality is there may very well be a flu pandemic upon the horizon. Many ominous signs seem to point to the possibility of one. Whether or not it’s this year, the likelihood of a pandemic in the near future is almost certain because the CDC and the pharmaceutical industry have repeatedly told us one is inevitable. The fact that they have been actively coordinating their efforts with the World Health Organization, the U.N. and virtually every international health department and agency in the world is a strong indication that they are privy to some inside information that we aren’t.

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There’s a reason why FEMA has an estimated half a million plastic coffins sitting in an open field in Georgia. There are similar reports surfacing in other parts of the country as well about large quantities of plastic coffins to dispose of dead bodies. There are pictures and video clips of these posted on the Internet. The federal government has been actively preparing for a mass casualty event in this country for a long time – even before 911.

See FEMA Coffins here: video 1, video 2, and video 3

In my opinion, a flu pandemic is a perfect cover for some sort of clandestine operation. Think about it for a moment; who is going to get blamed for a flu pandemic? Nobody! A pandemic would be blamed on natural causes or an act of God. However, it could provide the necessary justification to issue a national emergency, implement martial law and turn American sovereignty over to the hands of an international body like the U.N., similar to how we are being told that the economic crisis we’re in needs to be resolved on a global level through international organizations like the IMF and World Bank.

I also have strong reasons to believe based on the evidence I have seen that if there is a pandemic, the flu shot will play some kind of role in either causing it or spreading it. That’s right! The very shot we are all being told we need to avoid the flu may very well be a major culprit.

I don’t think anyone knows for sure what effect the flu shot can have on the body’s DNA or immune system and the long term damage it may cause, except perhaps some demented geneticist working under the cover of protection in a black ops project. No one knows for certain when you start tinkering with viruses through genetic engineering that there won’t be unpredictable consequences. In fact, if you look at what’s in this year’s flu shot from the CDC’s own website, after each listing it says “like virus”. That means it was created through genetic engineering. There is such a mad rush to produce vaccines to fight the flu that health authorities are willing to throw caution to the wind as far as safety studies.

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See CDC website link regarding the viruses in this year's shot:

All anyone needs to do is look at the damaging consequences various aspects of genetic engineering have had with crop production or in the farming community with animals that became sterile, and in the food chain where people had serious allergic reactions to recombinant bacteria to understand that there are definitely risks inherent with all shots, but especially those that are produced through genetic engineering. Do any of you recall StarLink corn that happened to make its way into the food chain? How about Monsanto’s rBST hormone used to increase milk production? For part two click below.

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Greg Ciola is the editor and publisher of Crusador, a hard-hitting alternative health publication that sheds light on many critical health issues. Ciola believes that there is a conscious effort going on to sabotage our health. His mission is to actively educate others by explaining the reasons why many health problems are occurring, and what can be done so you, your family, and your loved ones can stay well.












If you don’t have confidence that the flu shot is the answer to protection then you need an arsenal of safe, natural alternatives that can help assist the body during a heightened time of attack. There are many very effective products available to choose from.