Wednesday, October 19, 2011
When you consider the other poisonous and toxic substances found in the flu vaccine, the decision, at least for me is a very quick “no thank you!” Some of those chemical concoctions found in the flu vaccine ingredients list are: Mercury, Ethylene glycol (a.k.a. antifreeze), formaldehyde, which is a known carcinogen (cancer causing agent), aluminum, which has been linked to Alzheimer’s Disease and known to produce cancer in mice. Please do not be fooled into thinking the flu mist is any “safer” because it does not contain preservatives. In the section of the FlumMist package insert labeled "PRECAUTIONS," the manufacturer states the following warning:
"FluMist® recipients should avoid close contact with immunocompromised individuals for at least 21 days." Meaning you can spread the flu to your friends, family, community, etc.
Another concern about FluMist is the contents within the vaccine. Each 0.5ml of the formula contains 10 6.5-7.5 particles of live, attenuated influenza virus. That means that between 10 million and 100 million viral particles will be forcefully injected into the nostrils when administered. The risk that the vaccine may contain contaminant avian retroviruses is a huge issue. In addition, a stabilizing buffer containing potassium phosphate, sucrose (table sugar) and nearly 0.5 mg of monosodium glutamate (MSG, which is a known neurotoxin) is added to each dose.
One of the most troubling concerns over the injection of this "chemical soup" is the potential for the viruses to enter directly into the brain. At the top of the nasal passages is a paper-thin bone called the cribriform plate. The olfactory nerves pass through this bone and line the nasal passages, carrying messenger molecules to the brain that are identified as "smells" familiar to us. The olfactory tract has long been recognized as a direct pathway to the brain. Intranasal injection of certain viruses has resulted in a serious brain infection called encephalitis, presumably by direct infection of the olfactory neurons that carried the viruses to the brain.