The Facts About Johns Hopkins and Flu Shots
A rumor circulating on various social media outlets attributes dubious claims about the influenza vaccine to “a Johns Hopkins scientist.”
Johns Hopkins Medicine in no way endorses an article published in July 2013 by a former fellow at our school of medicine questioning the validity of the annual flu vaccine. The writer has no scientific affiliation with Johns Hopkins, nor is he employed by any of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone over the age of 6 months get vaccinated for influenza. At Johns Hopkins, we are confident that the benefits of the flu vaccine to individuals and to public health are very strong.
In an effort to protect our patients, Johns Hopkins Medicine mandates that its health care workers receive an annual influenza vaccination, assuming no personal allergies or medical conditions contraindicate it. Our vaccination rate is 97 percent. We encourage patients to discuss flu shots and any other immunizations with their primary care physician.
In 2015, the FDA approved a slew of flu vaccines, which isn’t uncommon as vaccines are approved each year. Doctors recommend flu vaccines, but according to a new report, those from 2015 onwards can cause a variety of problems.
The main ingredient in influenza vaccines which caused quite a stir in the medical community is an adjuvant known as Squalene, which has been linked to a host of adverse side-effects. The compound has been used in chemical attacks in the Gulf War and has been linked to muscle pain, fatigue and neurological problems. Doctors are trying to convince everyone that flu vaccines are perfectly safe, but according to a scientist from the Johns Hopkins institute, the reality is different.
Peter Doshi from the Johns Hopkins Institute has recently released a report on flu vaccines dated 2015 onwards and it’s not pretty. Here’s what he wrote: “The aggressive promotion of flu vaccines in the USA is the most harmful public health policy. Doctors and drug companies alike offer vaccinations on every corner, and the results for the pharmaceutical industry have been incredible – the sales of flu vaccines have skyrocketed in the past 20 years,” Doshi said.
However, the vaccines may not be so healthy as advertised, and the threat of the flu is another factor to consider. The vaccination health policy is so aggressive that people are being threatened with their jobs if they don’t get vaccinated, and the CDC justifies the aggressive campaign with the dangerous side-effects of influenza. “The CDC acknowledges the so-called “healthy user effect”, which is a term for the tendency of healthy people to be vaccinated more often than the ill. The only flu study on flu vaccine effects on older people found no decrease in deaths at all, which means that the vaccines are not so effective as previously thought,” Doshi says. “Further studies have found that vaccinating 33-100 people results in only one less flu case, which isn’t exactly what you call effective, and there’s also no proof that the vaccines subdue the potential health complications of the flu.”
For most people, the claim that vaccines are safe is merited by scientific studies behind it, but this isn’t the case with flu vaccines. An Australian study discovered that one in every 110 children vaccinated for H1N1 flu in 2009 experienced convulsion, and further research on the matter revealed that this vaccine also caused spikes of narcolepsy.
Doshi’s claims were further confirmed by Dr. Russell Blaylock. “The vaccine isn’t safe and doesn’t work. The government recommends the vaccine for the elderly due to 3 reasons – secondary pneumonia, hospitalization and death. However, one recent study showed that flu vaccines offer no protection at all, and offers a minimal level of immunity in the elderly,” he says.
A study released in February this years showed that flu vaccines have a 9% efficiency in protecting the elderly against the 12-13 bug, and even worse, it offers children no protection at all. The government says that all babies should be vaccinated even though they’re fully aware of the mercury in vaccines which is toxic for the brain, The mercury will also suppress the immunity of a baby for up to 3 weeks and make them more susceptible to the flu. Mercury can overstimulate the brain for years afterwards, and has been related to neurological problems.
If you’re wondering why vaccines are aggressively pushed, it’s all about the money. “Vaccines are Big Pharma’s dream – they are sold by the media and government, and they can’t be sued as vaccinations are protected. Vaccination doesn’t offer too many benefits, and even increases the risk of health complications,” Blaylock says.
Neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock has backed up Doshi’s claim, echoing:
“The vaccine is completely worthless, and the government knows it.
There are three reasons the government tells the elderly why they should get flu shots: secondary pneumonia, hospitalization, and death. Yet a study by the Cochrane group studied hundreds of thousands of people and found it offered zero protection for those three things in the general community.
It offered people in nursing homes some immunity against the flu — at best one-third — but that was only if they picked the right vaccine.”
These doctor’s claims are shared by many across the world who are skeptical about the aggressive way vaccines are pushed on us, and how much money we know the pharmaceutical industry makes from them.