Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the US federal government agency most directly charged with protecting health care workers, has come out against mandatory flu vaccines.
OSHA believes that there must be a very high burden of proof that mandatory … programs are not just desirable, but also necessary to protect the public health . . . At this time, OSHA believes there is insufficient evidence for the federal government to promote mandatory influenza vaccination programs . . . (Source)
The following graphs illustrate why scientists at OSHA and elsewhere have serious questions about the effectiveness of flu vaccines.
Review these graphs (below) and you’ll likely have serious questions too . . .
The graph above is based on US health data for the 1900-2005 period and shows a combined flu and pneumonia mortality rate (sources are cited in the graph and here). US health data combines deaths from flu and pneumonia together because flu often leads to pneumonia. You’ll notice that the introduction of flu vaccines in the 1970s had little impact on the flu and pneumonia mortality rate.
Take a closer look at the data . . .
The graph below focuses in on the same US health data for the 1960-2005 period–and overlays the percentage flu vaccine coverage across the US population. As you see from the graph, during the 1980s, when flu vaccine coverage doubled, the flu and pneumonia mortality rate should have gone down. It didn’t. Despite a doubling of flu vaccine coverage in the 1980s, the flu and pneumonia mortality rate increased, significantly. After 1990, although flu vaccine coverage continued to increase, resulting mortality rate remained essentially unchanged within a narrow range.
If flu vaccines “work” then mortality rates should decline when flu vaccine coverage increases.
Instead, as flu vaccine coverage increased, mortality rates also increased.
Conclusion? Flu vaccines don’t work.
Join me and say, “I do not consent to useless or harmful vaccines.”
These Organizations Are Opposed to Flu Vaccine Mandates Many organizations are opposed to mandatory flu vaccination and the lack of options for exemptions, including these well-known groups: (Source)
- American Medical Association (AMA): 228,000 members 
- Service Employees International Union, representing health care workers (SEIU): 1,100,000 members 
- Association of American Physicians and Surgeons: 4,000 members 
- American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME): 1,300,000 members 
- American Federation of Teachers (AFT): 1,600,000 members 
- Association of Flight Attendants-Communications Workers of America (AFA): 60,000 members 
- The Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions: 95,000 members
- United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union: 30,000 members
Maybe instead of mandatory vaccines there should be mandatory healthy lifestyle? Maybe we should identify and publicly shame those people who don’t eat immune building foods and lead healthy lives? We could also prevent them from raising children, or perhaps take their children away if they don’t comply. Surely there is more justification for that than mandatory vaccines. (Source)
OSHA’s position regarding flu vaccine are from the following OSHA document:
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is strongly supportive of efforts to increase influenza vaccination rates among healthcare workers in accordance with the Healthy People 2020 goals. However, at this time, OSHA believes there is insufficient scientific evidence for the federal government to promote mandatory influenza vaccination programs that do not have an option for the HCP to decline for medical, religious and/or personal philosophical reasons. While we are supportive of the Healthy People 2020 goal of a 90% vaccination rate, we have seen no evidence that demonstrates that such a high rate is in fact necessary. Furthermore, the current influenza vaccine is no magic bullet. The current state of influenza vaccine technology requires annual reformulation and revaccination and the efficacy is quite variable. Every year there are numerous circulating strains of influenza that are not included in the vaccine. In years where the antigenic match is good, the vaccine only provides protection against the 3 strains in the formulation. In years when the antigenic match is poor, the vaccine may provide no protection at all. The limits of current influenza vaccine technology are especially problematic in the context of a mandatory influenza vaccination program that results in job loss. Lastly, reliance on a mandatory influenza vaccination policy may provide healthcare workers, health care facility management and patients with an unwarranted sense of security and result in poor adherence to other infection control practices that prevent all types of infections, not just influenza. Influenza vaccination has always been just one part of a comprehensive multi-layered infection control program. While OSHA does not believe that there is sufficient evidence to meet the bar necessary to support mandatory vaccination programs, we nonetheless are convinced that influenza vaccination is generally beneficial and are supportive of efforts to promote vaccination. Influenza vaccination exemptions should be for HCP with valid medical contraindications to vaccinations, or religious and/or personal objections and a signed declination statement that indicates the HCP has been educated regarding influenza, is aware of the risk and benefits of influenza vaccination, has been given the opportunity to be vaccinated with the influenza vaccine at no charge, and can receive the influenza vaccine in the future at no charge to the HCP. (Source) [Note: Some browsers will NOT open this document. If your browser does not open this link then, from inside Adobe Reader, open the following link: http://www.nvic.org/CMSPages/GetFile.aspx?nodeguid=da4b451c-b83e-4eb4-9b64-5c210aad1ec3 )
The aluminum present in vaccines makes the mercury, in any form, 100 times more toxic through a process called synergistic toxicity. Aluminum is used in very large doses in vaccines ostensibly to cause an immune reaction. According to a very recent study, “it causes cells to give up their DNA”. — Journal of Toxicology; Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 491316.
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- Vaccine Failure: Flu Vaccine Has No Effect On Hospitalization Or Sick Days, Cochrane Review
- Should Vaccines Be Mandatory? Reason Magazine
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- CDC overstates influenza cases to sell more flu shots
- Recent Medical Graduates are More Skeptical of Vaccines
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- Herd Immunity From Vaccination Is A Myth by Dr. Russell Blaylock MD