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H1N1 Fact or Fear Mongering?

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The H1N1 flu has arrived and Internet rumors about the flu and vaccine have also gone viral. After I wrote a blog on why I am giving my kids the H1N1 pandemic vaccine 2 weeks ago, I was shocked at the television clips that were sent to me by my friends from “experts” on why the vaccine was not safe. Bill Maher even told pregnant women, who perhaps are the most high risk group, not to get the vaccine. There was a lot of VERY wrong information so I am here to set the record straight. Please visit my previous blogs on the H1N1 vaccine but here is some glaring misinformation that is being reported.

You can catch the flu from the flu shot?

Fear: You cannot catch the flu from the vaccine, especially an injection, as it is a killed virus. The flu mist is a live attenuated virus that may cause cold like symptoms for a few days. It can also shed flu viral particles so the mist is only for healthy people ages 2-49. Asthmatics that are at high risk for H1N1 must have the injection vaccine.

The H1N1 vaccine has high levels of adjuvants/poisons?

No, neither the swine flu vaccine nor seasonal flu vaccines in this country contain immune-boosting agents called adjuvants. The government ordered adjuvants in case the new H1N1 vaccine did not produce a high enough immune response. Actually, tests showed the immune response was much better than expected, so the adjuvants are not used. This is the number one fallacy that I have seen spread on the Internet.

Some have concerns about a preservative called thimerosil (a form of mercury) that has been linked in the popular press to autism but not proven in medical research. If you still have concerns, the flu mist does NOT contain thimerosil and some of the injectable vaccines will also be thimerosil free.

H1N1 is a mild disease, so I don’t need the vaccine.

Fact for some, but I have some real fear: Yes, it is a mild disease for most, so some may choose not to get the vaccine, especially those born before 1957 as they may already have immunity from earlier flu. However, this flu is causing a higher proportion of death in the pediatric as well as pregnant population.

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PLEASE PLEASE Watch this video and then decide if you will continue to recommend the vaccine. I am but one person, I can not change the world, but for some reason I feel very compelled to make sure I share as much info with you as I can. Even if you do come to see it and stop advising that people get the vaccine will not change anything, or would it. You too are just one person, but as each of us educate ourselves and then others, what a diffrence we might make. So please watch the links below. Dr. Gary Null speaks about Vaccines, Pharma saftey studies and autism to a New York pannel. His information is knowledgeable, correct and well researched. Thank you for considering this and taking the time.


December 24, 2009 - 10:58am
EmpowHER Guest

Do you still feel this way even after Joseph Moshe's statements have come to be truths?? How can one ignore such strong powerful evidence that something is just not right? He called Dr. Ott in AUGUST, was arrested in August, is a Microbiologist, made statements that the vaccine was a bio weapon, said that the Ukraine was going to be attacked first, and all he said in AUGUST came true in November... How can you tell people that a roll of the dice is ok for their kids in spite of all the evidence?? Did you also think man was responsible for global warming?? I don't expect you to publish this, but I would like an answer to my questions as I am trying to understand how well educated people can't see the truths. Fact is vaccinated Ukranian's are a large number of the casualties, fact is improved living conditions work, not vaccines. If you could explain the above questions and justify this, keep in mind the Canadian tainted vaccines that were recalled, the fact that Baxter tainted many vaccines in the past. Please some logically reason you would promote this?? Email Call.Me.Chelle@gmail.com if you would please. Thank you

November 25, 2009 - 1:41pm
EmpowHER Guest

Thank you anonymous for the information. At EmpowHer, we allow people to share ideas and their thoughts about health issues as well as other issues. In this case, not everyone is a physician or doctor, but we always appreciate input.

Thank you for sharing the knowledgeable links.

November 15, 2009 - 10:38am
EmpowHER Guest

If you are a doctor, you are apparently completely ignorant about viruses, as are most doctors unfortunately. Viruses are not alive and they can't be "killed." They are merely tiny segments of DNA that are encased and rely completely on a living host to infect and replicate. Viruses are too small to be completely separated from the culture mediums they are grown in and vaccines are routinely contaminated by foreign animal DNA and viruses which end up in the vaccines. There are many ways a vaccine can make a person sick - the toxins, the diseased animal matter, and the animal viruses, but live viruses capable of infection and replication can be cultured from the nasal passages of persons receiving the inhaled version of the vaccine. If it can be infect, replicate and be cultured, it can shed; if it can shed it can infect.

To watch two informative videos about flu vaccination and vaccines in general go to


and to read how flu vaccines may be actually causing asthmatics to have a higher rate of hospitalizations than asthmatics who do not get a flu vaccine, read


November 15, 2009 - 9:56am
EmpowHER Guest

"The H1N1 vaccine has high levels of adjuvants/poisons?
No, neither the swine flu vaccine nor seasonal flu vaccines in this country contain immune-boosting agents called adjuvants."

NOT TRUE! Whether you call it adjuvants/excipients FACT* by the CDC's own admission the ingredients within the Influenza shots although varied contain harmful poisons like Formaldehyde, Thermisal (Mercury) which unlike Dr. Raines article is in most of the available H1N1 vaccines Polyoxyethylene a popular chemical found in insecticides.

The general public should be aware of the dangers when being vaccinated and make a conscious decision before stepping up to the jab. It is a medical disservice to pedal these vaccines as a completely safe preventative treatment.

Also the difference between the current H1N1 vaccine and the 1976 Swine Flu vaccine are negligible. The CDC still dose not know why and how so many people developed Guillain Barre Syndrome back in 1976.

Bottom line vaccines are not completely safe! If you don't believe me just ask one of the current and seems forgotten victims like Desiree Jennings.


November 10, 2009 - 11:52am
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