V.T. spotted this one and many thanks for passing it along to us, because many readers of this website are aware of my skepticism regarding vaccines and, particularly, flu shots. I've recounted it before, but I'll do so again. For many years my mother received her "annual flu shot". Like so many in America, she thought that all those "Get you flu shot here" in various chains were the gospel truth. Every year that she got one, she got sick for a few days and felt, well, lousy. And every year she urged me to get mine, and I told her I never have, never would, and that I never got sick. One year, I finally convinced her not to get her flu shot. That year, she was fine.
Then came the movie Vaxxed, which details through several families the high costs of autism, and the autism-vaccine connection. I urge readers here who many not have seen it, to get the movie, and share it with family and friends, especially those with very young children. One person stepped forward to represent these families, and to question the whole vaccine industry and philosophy: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., son of the late assassinated Senator. And kuddos and three cheers to him for doing so. In taking on Big Pharma, or as we like to less-than-lovingly refer to it on this website, I.G. Farbensanto, Mr. Kennedy has taken on a whole philosophy of privilege enjoyed by that "industry" and "community." Needless to say, that's a gutsy thing for anyone to do, much less a high profile member of the Kennedy family who has made his thoughts and feelings about the assassination of his father, and his uncle, clear. So if you're the praying sort, you may want to say a few for him, and for his protection.
Well, Mr. Kennedy is at it again, and you're going to want to pay attention to this one:
What's really interesting here is the reason the University of Nuttyfornia gives for making flu shots mandatory, and the reason Mr. Kennedy gives for his lawsuit. First, the University of Nuttyfornia:
The University of California is one of many in the United States that have made the flu shot mandatory for all students, staff and faculty. Prior to now, it remained a choice for people. Flu shots must be taken by November 1st of this year, according to UC, it’s a “proactive measure to help protect members of the UC community – and the public at large – and to ameliorate the severe burdens on health care systems anticipated during the coming fall and winter from influenza and COVID-19.”
And here, in his own words, are Mr. Kennedy's reasons for initiating his lawsuit:
Dr. Janet Napolitano says mandatory flu shots will “lessen the chance of being infected with COVID.” However, prevailing research suggests that flu vaccines actually raise the risk from coronavirus infection.
A January 2020 US Pentagon study (Wolff 2020) found that the flu shot INCREASES the risks from coronavirus by 36%. “Receiving influenza vaccination may increase the risk of other respiratory viruses, a phenomenon known as “virus interference…’vaccine derived’ virus interference was significantly associated with coronavirus…”
Many other studies suggest the increased risk of viral respiratory infections, including coronavirus, following vaccination for influenza.
Now, reading between the li(n)es a bit, it appears that what Mr. Kennedy is really concerned about are two things: (1) the whole corona virus narrative, and (2) the prospects of mandatory vaccines as a result of it. If so, then Mr. Kennedy deserves yet three more cheers and kuddos for raising the whole issue of the relationship between flu vaccines and factors increasing risk from covid.
At this point, Mr. Kennedy cites studies contrary to his statements above, but then concludes with the following remark:
Children’s Health Defense is aware of a contrary study published last month by Gunther Fink et. al. That report appears to conclude that flu vaccines may be prophylactic against coronavirus. The study, of Brazilian populations, has many dubious unexplained outcomes including a 47% death rate among study subjects, raising numerous unanswered questions about the methodology and validity of this research. UC campuses should not be encouraging flu shots until we have unambiguous science supporting efficacy against COVID. (Emphasis added)
Amen to that, and while we're at it, why should so many governors and mayors around the country be touting and ordering face mask mandates, when the science there is equally ambiguous, if not more so? (Unless, of course, you're the Speakerette of the House of Misrepresentatives, and need a quick hairdo?)
In the meantime, let's hope there are other attorneys out there of Mr. Kennedy's principles and caliber, willing to challenge all these "mandates", from vaccines, to masks.
See you on the flip side...