Jessie Hortonís article on flu vaccine sounded exactly like a press release from the Center for Disease Control, propaganda at itís finest. The flu vaccine is in itself a crap shoot at best. The influenza virus mutates from year to year, so that in itself tells us that the likelihood that the strain that is being vaccinated for is not the mutated strain that is going around this year, since the vaccines were developed before flu season has even started. Letís consider the ingredients found in the vaccine. Oh, wait a minute, those ingredients arenít published for the used to see before getting the shot. We can see the contents in pop tarts, breakfast cereal, and peanut butter, but not in a vaccine that is injected into our body. So, just what are some of the ingredients in flu vaccine? The virus has been incubated in chicken embryos, so we have that and its potential DNA in the vaccine. We have formaldehyde as a preservative, along with mercury, table salt, gelatin, something called betapropiolactone which caused irritation to the eyes, mouth, and skin, and causes tumors in rats.

Not a bad trade off if the stuff really worked. Since the AMA and US government began pushing yearly flu vaccinations, the number of deaths from flu in young children has increased by some 200%, the death rate and hospitalization of the elderly from the flu has not decreased since seasonal flu vaccines became common. Vaccine studies have been shown to vastly increase the chances of autism in children and alzheimers in the elderly. Medical journals have released studies that in fact the flu vaccine can lead to other serious infections and immunological disorders. Research shows that over-use of the flu-vaccine and drugs like Tamiflu and Relenza can actually alter flu viruses and cause them to mutate into a more deadly strain.

If flu vaccines are so wonderful in preventing the flu why do 70% of the countryís doctors not get flu shots. Ask your doctor if he gets one. Once again our government and itís propaganda machine, the mainstream media are out selling us a bill of goods. I, for one, am not buying. I urge you to investigate this farce for yourself before you, your children, or your parents suffer irreversible damage to your health.

Randy Parks

Lingleville