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Swine Flu

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NO FLU FOR YOU …

NO FLU FOR YOU
HOW TO AVOID THE PANIC AND THE FLU

HOW IS H1N1 DIFFERENT FROM “NORMAL” INFLUENZA?

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  • 1. NO FLU FOR YOU HOW TO AVOID THE PANIC AND THE FLU SPECIAL EDITION: H1N1
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  • 3. WHAT IS INFLUENZA?
    • Influenza is a virus (antibiotics do not work) ‏
    • There are 10000+ strains
    • “ the flu” is different that “Upper Respiratory Track Infections (URTI)” and “Flu-Like Illness (FLI)”
    • Influenza does NOT cause digestive problems (not such thing as the “stomach flu”) ‏
  • 4. DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS
    • Signs and symptoms are the same as URTI and FLI (runny nose, fever, malaise, etc...) ‏
    • Diagnosis can only be confirmed by blood analysis (which can still show a false positive) ‏
    • Severity of illness is NOT indicative of the flu
    • Last year only 1%-3% of samples tested came back positive for influenza
    • Most people will have antibodies to influenza by the end of the year regardless of presence or severity of symptoms
  • 5. HOW IS H1N1 DIFFERENT FROM “NORMAL” INFLUENZA?
    • It is a different strain of virus
    • Symptoms are similar to seasonal influenza, but appear less severe
    • There is some information that supports the notion that this strain affects younger people than the seasonal influenza
    • Since the strains are different, there must be two separate vaccines
  • 6. H1N1 FACTS
    • H1N1 appears to have originated in Mexico or central America in spring 2009
    • There have been 182000 confirmed cases of H1N1 worldwide and 1800 deaths
    • Canada: 7083 cases, 1420 hospitalizations, 69 deaths
    • Manitoba: 770 confirmed cases, 6 deaths
    • Pandemic: emerging disease that infects humans across a large area such as continent or whole world
  • 7. THE ANSWER?
    • MASS VACCINATION!
    • The Canadian government has bought 50 million doses of H1N1 vaccine (USA has bought 195 million)
    • The vaccine has not been tested for safety or effectiveness (small trials with several hundred participants are underway)
    • Each dose cost $80 to purchase
    • The idea is to vaccinate every man, woman, and child over 6 months of age
  • 8. WHY?
    • Theory: by introducing dead or weakened viruses into your body, your immune system will produce antibodies to fight off live viruses at a later date
    • TH1-TH2
    • Vaccination and autoimmune has been linked
  • 9. “ POLICY vs EVIDENCE”
    • BMJ Oct 26, 2006 - Summary points:
    • Public policy worldwide recommends the use of inactivated influenza vaccines to prevent seasonal outbreaks
    • Because viral circulation and antigenic match vary each year and non-randomised studies predominate, systematic reviews of large datasets from several decades provide the best information on vaccine performance
    • Evidence from systematic reviews shows that inactivated vaccines have little or no effect on the effects measured
    • Most studies are of poor methodological quality and the impact of confounders is high
    • Little comparative evidence exists on the safety of these vaccines
    • Reasons for the current gap between policy and evidence are unclear, but given the huge resources involved, a re-evaluation should be urgently undertaken
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    • Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Oct 2008 : “significant influenza vaccine effectiveness could not be demonstrated for any season, age, or setting”
    • American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Sept 2008: “no decrease in deaths from influenza and pneumonia despite the fact that vaccination rates have risen from 15% in 1980 to 65% now”
    • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease: “We conclude that frailty selection bias and use of non-specific endpoints such as all-cause mortality have led cohort studies to greatly exaggerate vaccine benefits”
    • Cochrane Database of Systemic Reviews, 2006: A review of 51 studies involving 260000 children found no evidence that the flu vaccine is any more effective than a placebo
  • 11. WHY NO TESTING?
    • The reason there is no need for testing is because the H1N1 vaccine is based on the same “platform” as the seasonal vaccine (with added adjuvants)
    • Therefore we have been told that the H1N1 vaccine will be similar in safety and effectiveness to the seasonal vaccine
  • 12. FLU SHOT INGREDIENTS
    • Ethylene glycol - antifreeze
    • Phenol - also known as carbolic acid (this is used as a disinfectant, dye)
    • Formaldehyde - a known cancer-causing agent
    • Aluminium - which is associated with Alzheimer's disease and seizures and also cancer producing in laboratory mice (it is used as an additive to promote antibody response)
    • Thimerosal - a mercury disinfectant/preservative - can result in brain injury and autoimmune disease – 25 micrograms – a dose considered toxic to anyone less than 550 lbs!
    • Neomycin and Streptomycin - used as antibiotics - have caused allergic reaction in some people.
    • Detergent – used as a preservative
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  • 14. NEW FOR THE SWINE FLU
    • Squalene – used as an adjuvant
    • Causes the immune system to go into hyperdrive
    • Unfortunately, the immune system can end up attacking your own body (autoimmune disorders)
    • Last time it was used: Smallpox vaccine by US government
    • Ended up causing GWS (Gulf War Syndrome)
  • 15. SIDE EFFECTS
    • Soreness, fever, illness
    • Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) ‏
    • Allergic shock (anaphylaxis) ‏
    • Weakened immune system
    • 5 consecutive flu shots = 1000% increased chance of developing Alzheimer's
  • 16. 1976 SWINE FLU VACCINE DEBACLE
    • Mass immunization was ordered in an effort to prevent pandemic like 1918 Spanish Flu
    • Vaccine was administered without testing
    • Thousands ended up with Guillian Barre Syndrome
    • More people ended up dying from the vaccine than the flu itself
    • Sound familiar?
  • 17. SCARE TACTICS
    • CDC says 36000 deaths from the flu each year
    • Real number (from WHO): 296 Canada, 1812 USA
    • How do they distort that number?
    • All cases where influenza is listed as a “contributing factor” in death is included (despite the fact that none of those cases were tested positive in the lab for influenza) ‏
    • Remember, even if those numbers were true, there is NO EVIDENCE supporting the fact that vaccines reduce death or hospitaliztion in ANY age group!
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  • 26. DON'T BE SCARED
    • How to avoid the flu without the shot:
    • 1. Avoid refined sugars (Basic Diet at least) ‏
    • 2. Get plenty of sleep (7.5 hours per night) ‏
    • 3. Avoid stress
    • 4. Vitamin C, D and probiotics
    • 5. Get adjusted
  • 27. IF YOU DO GET SICK
    • DO NOT PANIC!!! – Nobody dies w/o comorbidities
    • See previous slide
    • What about Tamiflu?
    • Tamiflu is not indicated in children
    • Tamiflu does not “cure” the flu – it reduces symptoms by 15%-20%
    • Tamiflu has dangerous side effects including renal failure and death
    • GET YOUR “FLU ADJUSTMENT”
  • 28. CHIROPRACTIC AND IMMUNTIY
    • Chiropractic adjustments increase interleukin-2
    • Chiropractic adjustments increase respiratory burst of white blood cells
    • Chiropractic adjustments increase CD4 cell counts
    • Chiropractic patients have 200% stronger immune system than people who don't get adjusted
  • 29. SPANISH FLU OF 1917-18
    • In Davenport, Iowa, medical doctors treated 93,590 patients with 6,116 deaths -- a loss of one patient out of every 15. Chiropractors at the Palmer School of Chiropractic adjusted 1,635 cases, with only one death. Outside Davenport, chiropractors in Iowa cared for 4,735 cases with only six deaths -- one out of 866.
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    • In Oklahoma, out of 3,490 flu patients under chiropractic care, there were only seven deaths. Furthermore, chiropractors were called in 233 cases given up as lost after medical treatment, and reportedly "saved all but 25."
    • Reports covering 4,193 cases by 213 chiropractors were provided. 4,104 showed complete recovery. 79 patients showed little or no improvement, and 10 fatalities were reported. The percentage of recoveries cited was 99.4%.
  • 31. NERVOUS SYSTEM
  • 32. UPCOMING
    • Monday, Aug 31 st – Patient Appreciation Day – Food, fun, and exams and x-rays (if needed) at no charge for everyone you know – book appointments NOW – space is extremely limited
    • Monday, September 14 th – All new Healthy Living Workshop Series – Four consecutive Mondays from 7-9pm at 795 Lagimodiere bvld
    • Learn to have EXTRAordinary health – Where pounds are shed and disease is dead!