1. You’re already wearing a mask.

If you think masks work for Rona, they for sure work for the influenza virus, since the latter is bigger in diameter and more likely to be contained by a mask. You’re golden!

If you don’t wear a mask, this obviously doesn’t apply to you, but if you’re this far in and still not giving in to the pressure, I have confidence you probably don’t want to comply with this either. 😉

2. The flu shot is not proven to protect the elderly.

“The evidence for a lower risk of influenza and ILI with vaccination is limited by biases in the design or conduct of the studies. Lack of detail regarding the methods used to confirm the diagnosis of influenza limits the applicability of this result. The available evidence relating to complications is of poor quality, insufficient, or old and provides no clear guidance for public health regarding the safety, efficacy, or effectiveness of influenza vaccines for people aged 65 years or older.” [1] (Cochrane Review)

3. …or healthy adults.

“Vaccination may lead to a small reduction in the risk of hospitalization in healthy adults, from 14.7% to 14.1%, but the CI is wide and does not rule out a large benefit (RR 0.96, 95% CI 0.85 to 1.08; 11,924 participants; low‐certainty evidence). Vaccines may lead to little or no small reduction in days off work (‐0.04 days, 95% CI ‐0.14 days to 0.06; low‐certainty evidence). Inactivated vaccines cause an increase in fever from 1.5% to 2.3%.” [2] (Another Cochrane Review)

4. …or healthy children.

The evidence is actually slightly better for this age group, but the authors still conclude, “For both vaccine types, the absolute reduction in influenza and ILI varied considerably across the study populations, making it difficult to predict how these findings translate to different settings. We found very few randomised controlled trials in children under two years of age. Adverse event data were not well described in the available studies. Standardized approaches to the definition, ascertainment, and reporting of adverse events are needed.” and earaches were higher in the vaccinated group. [3] (yes, this is a Cochrane Review too)

5. The flu shot made children 4.4 times more susceptible to other respiratory infections.

TIV recipients had an increased risk of virologically-confirmed non-influenza infections (relative risk: 4.40; 95% confidence interval: 1.31-14.8). Being protected against influenza, TIV recipients may lack temporary non-specific immunity that protected against other respiratory viruses.” This same study notes, “There was no statistically significant difference in the risk of confirmed seasonal influenza infection between recipients of TIV or placebo, either during winter or summer 2009.” [4]

So no protection for the vaccinated group, and they also had 4.4 time more risk for other illnesses, indistinguishable from influenza. All risk and no benefit? Sounds like it to me.

6. The flu shot does not decrease transmission.

“There is no evidence that they affect complications, such as pneumonia, or transmission.” This study also notes an increased risk of GBS in the vaccinated. [5]

This study notes, “In adjusted models, we observed 6.3 (95% CI 1.9–21.5) times more aerosol shedding among cases with vaccination in the current and previous season compared with having no vaccination in those two seasons.[6]

I know these studies woefully contradict the mantra to get vaccinated every year to protect those around you, but there it is. There is actual evidence that getting the shot every year makes you more contagious, not less. I’m not saying it’s conclusive, but it’s more evidence than is ever presented when the talking heads and banners in every grocery store and street corner tell you to do what’s right and get injected, where they’re actually bribing you to get it with everything from money to donuts.

7. The flu shot may make you more susceptible to Rona.

A recently published department of defense study showed a 36% increased risk of contracting coronavirus in the vaccinated compared to the unvaccinated. [7]

8. There has been a positive association between COVID-19 deaths and influenza vaccination rates.

This study was just published this month. The title is, “Positive association between COVID-19 deaths and influenza vaccination rates in elderly people worldwide.” I know, I know, it’s just an association. Correlation doesn’t equal causation blah blah blah. But this study is huge, with more than 0.5 million inhabitants analyzed, and you can bet your buttons that if the author and his peers had any expectations, it was for results quite opposite from this. The conclusion states, “The results showed a positive association between COVID-19 deaths and IVR of people ≥65 years-old. There is a significant increase in COVID-19 deaths from eastern to western regions in the world. Further exploration is needed to explain these findings, and additional work on this line of research may lead to prevention of deaths associated with COVID-19.” [8] (what if you can prevent a death by skipping the flu shot?)

I’ve speculated multiple times that influenza vaccination rates might be associated with more death from Rona, but I never dreamed anyone would actually study it. I’m not saying this is conclusive, again, but this is some strong association (go look at the graphs and tables from the study), and it should bring everyone up short, and possibly give the medical cartel pause before they push this product on the unsuspecting, compliant public, especially the elderly. Especially since the evidence for it producing any protection is extremely weak, to begin with.

In conclusion, this is your decision, as always, but the studies listed below might be worth skimming over before you go in and roll up that sleeve. ❤

If you want more info on why to skip it other years, my blog post from last year might interest you! 😉

  1. https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD004876.pub4/full
  2. https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD001269.pub6/full
  3. https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD004879.pub5/full
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3404712/
  5. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20614424/
  6. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29348203/
  7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7126676/
  8. https://peerj.com/articles/10112/

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