The following is some facts that most people are clueless too, but need to know before they decided to get a flu shot. My comments are in RED
Have you ever had Influenza? No? Well me neither, and I have never and will never subject my body to a flu vaccination. In line with the media lies that I expose, I feel the failure to emphasize the reality or facts of the matter are just as problematic as are the lies pushed by big pharma paid media trolls. So I felt it was necessary to provide you with some information I believe the public has overlooked (since it’s not mentioned by the mainstream media/military industrial complex) The common misconception that I see is that people believe that the FLU shot is something that will keep them from getting sick each year (and when I say SICK they believe that shot will protect them from catching a cold) NO IT DOES NOT. The only, and let me repeat myself THE ONLY thing the flu shot claims to protect you from is INFLUENZA. Not a cold, JUST INFLUENZA and it even states it’s not a sure thing.
The combination of diagnostic uncertainty, the risk for virus strain resistance, possible side effects and financial cost outweigh the small benefits of oseltamivir or zanamivir for the prophylaxis and treatment of healthy individuals. No relevant benefits of these NIs on complications in at-risk individuals have been established. In non-high-risk individuals, seasonal influenza is a self-limiting disease. Some people, such as the elderly, young children and people with concomitant morbidities, are at a higher risk for developing serious flu complications. Influenza vaccination is the best prevention method and first choice of physicians for prophylaxis . Sometimes, vaccination is not available, when the vaccine is not tolerated or a mismatch between the vaccine strain and the circulating strain occurs, such as during emerging pandemics. Even vaccination is not 100% efficacious. Efficacy reaches only 40% in the elderly and there is limited good-quality evidence of the vaccine effectiveness on complications, such as pneumonia, hospitalization and influenza specific and overall mortality , , , . Specific antiviral agents against influenza could be useful  for the treatment of or pre−/post-exposure prophylaxis for seasonal or pandemic influenza. The alleviation of symptoms, the reduction of antibiotic usage and the reduction of influenza-related complications such as bronchitis, otitis media, pneumonia, hospitalization and mortality are clinically relevant targets of their effect. Among the currently available neuraminidase inhibitors (NIs), oseltamivir and zanamivir are the most widely used and tested. In Europe, a striking variation in the use of NIs is observed among different countries . No evidence was available on the treatment benefits of NIs in elderly and at-risk groups and their effects on hospitalization and mortality. In oseltamivir trials, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea were significant side-effects. For zanamivir trials, no adverse effects have been reported. The combination of diagnostic uncertainty, the risk for virus strain resistance, possible side effects.
So one of the chems in the vaccination GIVES YOU FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS.
From the WHO Transcript of virtual press conference with Gregory Hartl, Spokesperson for H1N1, and Dr. Nikki Shindo, Medical Officer, Global Influenza Programme, World Health Organization 12 November 2009
“I want to stress that people who are not from the at-risk group and who have only typical cold need not take antivirals. We are not recommending taking antivirals if otherwise-healthy people are experiencing only mild illness, or as a preventive measure in healthy people.” Dr Nikki Shindo, Medical Officer, Global Influenza Programme, World Health Organization http://www.who.int/mediacentre/vpc_transcript_12_november_09_nikki_shindo.pdf
Here, this is from the CDC themselves.
What is Influenza (also called Flu)?
The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death (only in rare cases of people with problematic immune deficiency). The best way to prevent (nothing prevents 100% so don’t be fooled as they will tell you farther down in this article) the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.
Signs and Symptoms of Flu
People who have the flu often feel some or all of these signs and symptoms:
- Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Muscle or body aches
- Fatigue (very tired)
- Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.
*It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.
(Hummmm sounds like a cold to me, but they play up the fear mongering so you will not know if you have a cold or the flu so from their PAID by big PHARMA, perspective they think everyone show get the flu shot. EVEN HEALTHY PEOPLE) PLUS one of the chemicals in the vaccine gives you these symptoms.
How Flu Spreads
Most (NOT ALL) experts believe that flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses (this is why you have hair and mucus in the nose to catch such things before they enter the body) of people who are nearby. Less often, (did you hear that? so the odds first that someone has the flu (INFLUENZA not a cold) is so rare, but even rarer is it that you will touch the same spot they touched (but they have to have touched their nose or mouth to get the virus on that hand) THEN touch the spot that you will touch) a person might also get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth, eyes or possibly their nose. (Wash your hands often people (a much better way to eliminate the RARE risk that you catch INFLUENZA (NOT A COLD)
Period of Contagiousness
You may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick. Most (NOT ALL) healthy adults may be able (MAY) to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick. Some (NOT ALL) people, especially young children and people with weakened immune systems, might be (Might) able to infect others for an even longer time.
Onset of Symptoms
The time from when a person is exposed to flu virus to when symptoms begin is about 1 to 4 days, with an average of about 2 days.
Complications of Flu
Complications of flu (NOT A COLD) can include bacterial pneumonia, ear infections, sinus infections, dehydration, and worsening of chronic medical conditions, such as congestive heart failure, asthma, or diabetes.
People at High Risk from Flu
Anyone can get the flu (even healthy people) (FEAR MONGERING), and serious problems related to the flu can happen at any age, but some people are at high risk of developing serious flu-related complications if they get sick. This includes people 65 years and older, people of any age with certain chronic medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), pregnant women, and young children.
The first and most important step in preventing (NOT 100%) flu is to get a flu vaccination each year. CDC also recommends everyday preventive actions (like staying away from people who are sick, covering coughs and sneezes and frequent hand washing) to help slow the spread of germs that cause respiratory (nose, throat, and lungs) illnesses, like flu.
It is very difficult to distinguish the flu from other viral or bacterial causes of respiratory illnesses on the basis of symptoms alone. There are tests available to diagnose flu. For more information, see Diagnosing Flu.
There are influenza antiviral drugs that can be used to treat flu illness. (HUMMM but they don’t like to admit to this so they put it at the very bottom of the article. )
NOW this is from www.urmc.rochester.edu
Common Sense on the Common ColdWith trillions of cold viruses all around, it’s not uncommon to catch a cold every now and then. Despite all the advances of modern medicine, the cold continues to vex us. UR Medicine Primary Care’s Dr. Louis Papa explains why colds are easy to get, challenging to treat, and—so far—difficult to dodge.You know the signs: sore throat, cough, congestion, body aches, headache, sneezing, low-grade fever, and generally feeling crummy. No one escapes it. In fact, there are more than a billion viral upper respiratory illnesses (the medical term for the common cold) per year in the U.S. alone. It may help to know these cold, hard facts:
The odds are in their favor. There are several hundred types of cold viruses and they are masters of survival—continually changing and mutating, overcoming mass extinctions of more complex and mightier species. And human bodies are perfect incubators for trillions of individual cold viruses to grow and mutate. Catching a cold has more to do with losing that numbers game than it does with the strength of your immune system. In fact, on average, adults have 2 to 4 colds a year and kids have twice that amount.
There’s no quick fix. There’s no vaccine and no cure for respiratory illnesses—yet. The sheer number of viruses and the high mutation rate has made a vaccination elusive. And while a flu shot is recommended for most people, it won’t prevent colds. Influenza is a very specific and potentially dangerous virus and the flu shot only works against that virus. Plus, studies show that most common-cold treatments like drug store medications and natural supplements are ineffective. These remedies, along with plenty of fluids and rest, may quell symptoms but they won’t make your cold go away faster or make you less contagious.
Antibiotics aren’t the answer. While they work when bacteria is the culprit, colds are caused by viruses and antibiotics won’t help your symptoms or hasten your recovery. In fact, taking an antibiotic when you don’t need it can do more harm than good. Bacteria can actually become resistant to antibiotics; as a result, they won’t work when you do need them. They should only be used when truly necessary.
Prevention is possible. Two simple steps may help you curb your cold-catching: wash your hands and stay away from people who are sick. It is especially important if you work in health care or have family or friends who have altered immunity due to disease or treatment for other conditions like cancer.
Sweat the big stuff. Luckily, the common cold is mostly a minor nuisance and is rarely associated with any serious complications. However, if you have a high fever, shortness of breath and prolonged illness (2 weeks or more), get in touch with your health care provider. You may have more than a common cold.