Flu shot hysteria is in full swing. In some ways, the most dangerous flu shot ingredients are the socio-political elements that make up the hysteria: drug company marketing, co-worker bullies, corporate mandates. I can’t tell you how many stories I hear from readers who are bullied and subjected to discrimination at corporate offices. It is utterly appalling.
But there are actual ingredients which are, well, pretty bad. They are disgusting. Here are a few:
Formaldehyde: You know, the stuff your science class preserved frogs in. This stuff is also used to maintain (stabilize) your flu vaccine concoction. Formaldehyde is a colorless and flammable substance often used in household cleaning products. You can, as alluded to before, embalm a dead body using it. It has been linked to neurological damage and metabolic acidosis. It can make it difficult for you to breath and possible kidney failure. It has also been classified as a carcinogen for humans, which means it causes cancer.
Aluminum: This is used as an “adjuvant.” The goal is to stimulate an immune response. Aluminum, however, is a neurotoxin. It has been linked to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and dementia. Some studies on humans have even shown it to cause nerve death.
Phenol: This is supposed to help stimulate an immune response. It was used by Nazis to exterminate Jews during WW2. It is also used in weed killers to help kill weeds. Reproductive systems, liver, kidneys and even the skin suffer serious side effects with Phenol.
This is only a few of the real ingredients. Why on earth would anyone take this shot?
Just how well does the flu shot work?
This graph is taken from the CDC website. The shot in 2014-2015 flu season protected people at a 23% rate?