I was reviewing my emails this morning and came across some headlines about new flu vaccines that shocked me…see below.
The following is taken from Mercury News’ article Scientists Seek a Better, Longer-Lasting and More Effective Flu Vaccine.
“We could persuade many more people in the United States
to get vaccinated, if indeed we had a better vaccine,” said
Dr. William Schaffner, chairman of the department of
preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical School.
The word persuade stood out to me as I was reading this piece, “why would the public need to be persuaded to do anything?” If I need to be persuaded to undertake any type of action, is it really wise? Just my own opinion.
In November, the Food and Drug Administration approved
Flucelvax, manufactured by Novartis, the first U.S.-licensed
flu vaccine that uses cell culture technology. The virus is
grown in dog kidney cells, instead of eggs. The cells can be
frozen, ready to go quickly into vaccine production if a new
virus is discovered. As Schaffner put it: “You don’t have to
wait for the roosters and hens to do their thing.
Reading that this flu vaccine is grown in dog kidney cells disturbed me. I am a dog lover and just wonder how many dogs are used and/or harmed in this fashion? Again, just my own thought process and opinion.
In January, the FDA approved Flublok, by Protein Sciences.
It is made in insect cells using a protein from the
virus — hemagglutinin, instead of a live virus. Most antibodies
that prevent infection are directed against hemagglutinin.
Insect cells? I have problems killing insects in my house, much less wanting to have anything that is derived from insect cells injected into me. Again, strictly my own opinion.
For additional reading on the new flu vaccines, visit Natural News to read FDA Approves First GMO Flu Vaccine Containing Reprogrammed Insect Virus
Knowledge is power when dealing with your own health. Make your own determination after educating yourself about flu vaccines if you wish to be injected with a vaccine or boost your body’s immunity naturally to fight off infection as our bodies are engineered to do.
Some simple strategies to naturally boost your immunity, view iVillage’s article on 20 Natural (and Amazingly Simple!) Immunity Boosters, http://www.ivillage.com/20-natural-and-amazingly-simple-immunity-boosters/4-b-310914#ixzz2KgzGAMyP.
If you are not able to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet, get a good night’s rest, or reduce your stress, consider looking into supplements that will boost your body’s immunity. One supplement you can consider is Isotonix that is rapidly absorbed into the body. Visit Why Isotonix for more information. Another suggestion is to visit your local health store and ask the knowledgeable staff on immunity boosting supplements to take. You want a high quality supplement that your body will process and use, not something that will just pass through and be deposited when you use the bathroom.
The unpleasantness of being sick is something I believe most of us, if not all, want to avoid or minimize. See the other two articles below that also provide information on preventing you from getting the flu.
- 10 Reasons Why Flu Shots Are More Dangerous Than A Flu (usahitman.com)