That Annual Flu Shot Might Be Putting Your Brain at Risk

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Another common vaccine ingredient, aluminum, has also been linked to dementia. The American Journal of Epidemiology published a study in 2009 finding that subjects with the highest levels of aluminum in their drinking water also had the highest risk of developing dementia. Numerous other clinical studies have also directly linked aluminum to brain damage.

You can also find both mercury and aluminum in the environment due to contamination from industrial sources, such as coal burning power plants. Dental fillings are also a common source of mercury.

It’s interesting to note that more than 40 percent of Americans chose to get a flu shot last year — this trend has been increasing year after year, despite evidence that flu shots are not very effective and cause far more harm than good.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention stated that about eight million more people opted for a flu shot in 2010 than in 2009, the most people ever vaccinated. This is mainly due to the massive marketing campaign that has been running in the U.S. and encouraging almost every human being over the age of six months to get a flu shot.

Although the CDC states that a flu shot is the best way to avoid the flu, what they don’t say is that there is NO scientific evidence that proves its overall safety or effectiveness.

This is especially true for those people who, according to the CDC, are at highest risk and need the flu shot most: Seniors, pregnant women, and children.

The Cochrane Database Review has concluded again and again that flu vaccines do not appear to provide measurable benefits for anyone, let alone the target group.

In 2014, the Cochrane group reviewed all the available scientific evidence about flu shots protecting the elderly and found that the actual results were terrible. The authors of this review stated that the available evidence provided no guidance regarding the effectiveness of flu vaccines for those over the age of 65.

The same scientific reviewers also looked into whether or not health care workers helped protect the elderly in nursing homes. The research did not find any effect whatsoever from the vaccinations on confirmed cases of influenza.

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