Mackenzie Coyne was vaccinated against the flu, but died from flu complications. Image source courtesy Fox13 Salt Lake City.
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Quarterly reports issued by the Department of Justice for settlements made for vaccine injuries and deaths in the federal vaccine court clearly show that the flu shot is the most deadly vaccine in the U.S.
The rationale for tolerating injuries and deaths due to the flu vaccine is that of “the greater good” and the belief that the vaccine saves more lives than it destroys. This is a theory, sadly, that has never been proven.
Last month (June 2016) the CDC admitted that the live attenuated influenza vaccine known as “FluMist” is not effective, and was not recommended for the 2016-2017 flu season.
Shortly after this announcement, a family in Utah went public with their story, explaining how their 8-year old daughter died from influenza, even though she had been vaccinated with FluMist. They had trusted the CDC and their flu recommendations, but now they have lost their daughter.
As Dr. Brownstein writes below, while admitting the failure of FluMist is a good first step, it is not nearly enough. Every single flu vaccine needs to be honestly examined and removed from the market if they are not effective.
One Failed Flu Vaccine Down, Now Get Rid of the Rest!
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) today voted that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), also known as the “nasal spray” flu vaccine, should not be used during the 2016-2017 flu season.
Be still my beating heart.
ACIP is a panel of immunization experts that advises the CDC. In May, 2016, preliminary data on the effectiveness of LAIV among children 2 years through 17 years during 2015-2016 season became available from the U.S. Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Network. That data showed the estimate for LAIV vaccine efficacy among study participants in that age group against any flu virus was three percent. The CDC press release stated, “This three percent estimate means no protective benefit could be measured.”
Of course, older studies showing that LAIV was an ineffective treatment date back to 1999 where a JAMA study (1999 Jul 14;282(2):137-44) stated, “Recipients of LAIV vaccine were as likely to experience one or more febrile illnesses as placebo recipients during peak outbreak periods.” In fact, the flu vaccine has never conclusively been shown to be effective at preventing the flu in anyone, including children 6-24 months of age. In older children, the results show that the vaccine fails nearly all who receive it. 
Of course, the CDC continues to recommend that everyone receive the annual flu vaccine even though the annual flu vaccine has never been shown to significantly lower flu-related mortality rates! In fact, ALL flu vaccines fail nearly all who receive them.
The ACIPs recommendations are a good first step. Next, the ACIP should acknowledge the failure of the flu vaccine for most who receive it and recommend that no one receive any flu vaccine.
More information about flu vaccines can be found in my previous blog posts including this one: http://blog.drbrownstein.com/the-truth-about-the-flu-vaccine/
 The American Thoracic Society’s 105th International Conference, May
15-20, 2009, San Diego. “Viral Infections in Childhood Respiratory Disease,”
symposium. Tuesday, May 19/1:30 PM−4:00 PM
Read the full article at DrBrownstein.com