Saturday, November 14, 2009

Why my kids will not get the flu shot

Normally I reserve this blog for personal, cute, farm related subjects, but I feel compelled this morning to share some research I have been doing regarding the swine flu vaccine. I read in the paper this morning that out of the 22 million estimated cases of swine flu in the U.S., 4000 or so people have died. If you run the numbers on that, it means that a person would have a .o18% chance of dying were they to get the swine flu. Look closely at that number. It does NOT say 18% or 1.8%, but .018% Compare that to the figures for the regular seasonal flu that goes round every year at .094%. Again, that means that less than .1%, that's one-tenth of one percent, of people who get the flu will die from it. And the chance of dying from the "regular" flu is much higher than that of the "swine" type. Add to that the fact that most people who die from flu have an underlying condition that weakens their bodies ability to fight viral disease.
Now consider the vaccination itself. Its production was rushed, it has not been properly tested, and it contains ingredients that I would never willingly place into my body or that of my family. Check this link to a list of the ingredients in these shots and you will see such chemicals as mercury and formaldehyde.
So, as for me and my house, we will trust the Creator of our bodies and our immune systems.


vicduncan said...

I'm with you, but thanks for the post because I keep being tempted to go get the shot because of all the pressure around here. I love seeing the research come in to confirm my original position. Thanks!

T in Mapleton said...

We aren't getting it. But then we don't get any vaccines. The hype and scare tactics are immoral, in my opinion.

Sarah said...

We aren't getting it either. We focus on natural immune builders and try to eat healthy. The hype drives me nuts.