High Dose Flu Shot or NOTHING! Ultimatum By the FDA!

Well, I never ever thought it would come to this: our government is experimenting without consent on all people 65 or older with a new flu vaccine called “high dose” such that seniors have no choice! Is this real?! So now we are in a dictatorship in which we the people have no choice of what version of medication we take?

Let me explain what this high dose flu shot means. I don’t want to talk about what is inside since you can read that elsewhere. Rather I want to talk about two important elements.

1) Human drug trial without consent is unethical and illegal

2) The population most vulnerable to get hurt is used because they are also the most trusting and least likely to question what is about to hit them.

So let’s talk about point 1) Human drug trial without consent is unethical and illegal. In the United States we have very strict rules of ethical conduct when it comes to drug experimenting. I know since I experimented on humans and I had to go through a year of ethical committee approvals for each experiment. It is expensive, time-consuming and we always needed to have extra medical staff with us to check each person’s medical qualifications (vital signs, drug interactions, etc.,) as well as all through the experiment to be sure no one got ill, and then even follow-up guarantee for any ailments at our expense.

Flu vaccine is also a drug and it had its own clinical trial in 2013 which showed that indeed many seniors benefited from the enhanced (4 times) dose of vaccine but it also showed that they all got fever, felt ill, etc. And these were controlled groups so the clinical researchers knew the medical history of their patients and obviously as a clinical drug trial, they pick only healthy patients. Now here comes the season and the FDA says: let the high dose flu shot be provided such that all unlisted adverse side effects found in the population will be collected. And thus every single place one now goes to get a flu vaccine, they ask the age and bingo, without any explanation the senior gets the high dose!

A friend of mine went in to try to see if she could still get the regular dose even though she is over 65 and they told her NO. So what is going in here? This is an ultimatum by the government: you get the high dose like it or not; or if not, you can get none! Lovely, isn’t it! Forced experiment… this reminds me of a few historical events that I am sure you are all aware of and I do not want to list.

Let’s talk about point 2) The population most vulnerable to get hurt is used because they are also the most trusting and least likely to question what is about to hit them. What will happen to all the seniors who have no idea what they are getting, they end up with fever and feel ill and stuff hospital ER waiting rooms? Whose expense will that be? (They are all on Medicare after age 65! So you pay for that!!!! You who still work!)

What happens with those seniors whose health condition cannot handle a 4-times dose of vaccine? What if they get injured or die? A class action lawsuit that the FDA will have to pay–in other words you and I pay since the FDA is a government organization whose salary is from us the people!

I have always believed in flu shots and get them religiously every year. I am not yet 65 and so I still received the “old weak one.” I am waiting to see though if anyone gets hurt. Because if they do; my advise: class action lawsuit against the FDA! Let’s change some laws here! Let’s change the uninformed consent kind of experimenting, which also incorporates off-label prescription. Let us change the law!

Comments are welcome!


About Be Healthy

Angela A Stanton, PhD, is a Neuroeconomist who evaluates changes in behavior, chronic pain, decision-making, as a result of hormonal variations in the brain. She lives in Southern California. Her current research is focused on migraine cause, prevention and treatment without the use of medicines. As a migraineur, her discovery was helped by experimenting on herself. She found the cause of migraine to be at the ionic level, associated with disruption of the electrolyte homeostasis, resulting from genetic mutations of insulin and glucose transporters, and voltage gated sodium and calcium channel mutations. Such mutations cause major shifts in a migraine brain, unlike that of a non-migraine brain. A non-migraineur can handle electrolyte changes on autopilot. A migraineur must always be on manual guard for such changes to maintain electrolyte homeostasis. The book Fighting The Migraine Epidemic: How To Treat and Prevent Migraines Without Medicines - An Insider's View explains why we have migraines, how to prevent them and how to stay migraine (and medicine) free for life. As a result of the success of the first edition of her book and new research and findings, she is now finishing the 2nd edition. The 2nd edition is the “holy grail” of migraines, incorporating all there is to know at the moment and also some hypotheses. It includes an academic research section with suggestions for further research. The book is full of citations to authenticate the statements she makes to be followed up by those interested and to spark further research interest. While working on the 2nd edition of the book she also published academic articles: "Migraine Cause and Treatment" Mental Health in family Medicine, November 23, 2015, open access "Functional Prodrome in Migraines" Journal of Neurological Disorders, January 22, 2016, open access "Are Statistics Misleading Sodium Reduction Benefits?", Journal of Medical Diagnostic Method, February 3, 2016, open access “A Comment on Severe Headache or Migraine History Is Inversely Correlated With Dietary Sodium Intake: NHANES 1999-2004” Angela A Stanton PhD, 19 July 2016 DOI: 10.1111/head.12861 not open access, subscription is required to read it. Dr. Stanton received her BSc at UCLA in Mathematics, MBA at UCR, MS in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, PhD in NeuroEconomics at Claremont Graduate University, and fMRI certification at Harvard University Medical School at the Martinos Center for Neuroimaging for experimenting with neurotransmitters on human volunteers. For relaxation Dr. Stanton paints and photographs. Follow her on Twitter at: @MigraineBook
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