Will You Be Pressured into Swine Flu Vaccination?September 11th, 2009
The incidence of swine flu is expected to surge this fall and a vaccination has already been rushed into production. Despite growing concerns for the safety and insufficient testing of this vaccine, measures are already under way to heavily promote it, and in some cases, make it mandatory.
There’s a good chance that you or someone in your family will be pressured to receive the swine flu vaccine this fall. Are you prepared?
The Risks of Swine Flu Vaccination
I previously wrote about the potential dangers of swine flu vaccination and included videos from an old episode of 60 minutes discussing some tragic results from the 44 million swine flu vaccinations that were administered in 1976. The swine flu vaccine currently being tested is apparently very similar to the one used in 1976 and presents many of the same risks.
As Dr. Jennifer Ashton points out in this CBS News video about swine flu vaccination, all vaccines carry some level of risk and this must be weighed against the risks of the targeted illness. Both Dr. Jennifer Ashton and Barbara Loe Fisher, the president of the National Vaccine Information Center, agree that a large majority of swine flu cases are mild and do not justify the risk of vaccination. In general, there has been an unnecessary dramatization of the swine flu that has the potential to mislead and frighten many people into thinking that they need to be vaccinated.
According to Wayne Madsen, an investigative journalist, even scientists who were involved in the creation of the swine flu vaccine advise against taking it.
Many people, including myself, consider mandatory vaccinations to be a violation of basic rights. However, the government sees it differently. Massachusetts has already passed legislation that allows for uninvited entry into private property, forced quarantine, and forced vaccination. Those who refuse to comply can receive up to a $1,000 per day fine and up to 30 days in prison. Perhaps other states will follow suit.
In the upcoming weeks, it’s very likely that many of us will be strongly encouraged to receive the swine flu vaccine, especially school children. Barbara Loe Fisher explains why giving the swine flu vaccine to school children is a bad idea.
Who is the Government Really Protecting?
Drug companies are notorious for being deceptive, and in many cases, have lobbied the government to support their efforts. As Dr. Mercola points out, the government protects vaccine manufacturers from lawsuits related to adverse vaccination reactions. Although this has the benefit of enticing hesitant drug companies to manufacture vaccines, it greatly reduces the incentive for these companies to take the proper safety precautions. This lack of liability is even more of a concern with the prospect of the government pressuring us to be vaccinated.
As Barbara Loe Fisher points out about the problems caused by the gardasil and swine flu vaccines, the safety regulations are not being appropriately observed or enforced. According to Barbara, even the FDA and CDC admit that adverse reactions to such vaccines aren’t reported properly.
What You Can Do
The most important thing you can do to help protect yourself from swine flu or any other illness is to support your immune system by living a healthy lifestyle. You can get started right now by taking my free course 7 Simple Steps to a Leaner, Happier, and Healthier You.
It’s also important that you maintain adequate levels of vitamin D. Some experts believe that the sharp increase in illness during the winter months is a result of vitamin D deficiency. As such, getting adequate sun exposure during the summer, and if necessary, supplementing with vitamin D could have a significant impact on your ability to fight off illness.
In addition to protecting your health, it’s also important that you protect your rights. I encourage you to educate yourself through resources such as the National Vaccine Information Center and make it known to your local politicians how you feel about mandatory vaccinations. You can also sign this petition sponsored by the Health Freedom Foundation to inform state and federal legislatures that you are opposed to mandatory vaccinations.