Why does the CDC claim a flu vaccine during pregnancy is a safe and effective when even the H1N1 vaccine insert clearly states this is not true?
According to all official health reports, we are now fully in flu season. It is that time of year when public health officials, physicians pediatricians and pharmacists warn that everyone over 6 months of age and older should protect themselves and get vaccinated. This includes renewed propaganda to influence pregnant women to protect their unborn child and to threaten healthcare workers with job termination if they refuse vaccination.
A recent case that has received widespread media attention across the major networks was the firing of a pregnant nurse, Dreonna Breton, from her job at Horizon Healthcare Services in Lancaster Pennsylvania for refusing the flu vaccine. Having waded through the scientific research about flu vaccine safety, Breton made the decision to reject because she felt the lack of safety outweighed the vaccine's benefits. Hence her employer fired her without giving due consideration to her personal OBGYN's recommendations nor the scientific evidence she provided in support of her refusal. The official dogma, still touted by the mainstream media, is that the flu vaccine is effective, safe and there is no need for pregnant women to avoid vaccination.
The question with all vaccines has always been whether or not the studies support federal official and the medical establishment's claims.
There is a very simple reason why the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists notes on their website that "no study to date has seen an adverse consequence of inactivate influenza vaccine in pregnant women and their offspring." This is because no such study has been accurately designed and performed to determine the flu vaccine's safety in pregnant women. The ACOG and CDC are not legally required to tell the truth about anything. They can spin words and science to their heart's content without legal repercussions for wrong doing or criminal behavior. Nobody takes these associations and the federal agencies to court for cherry picking their studies or conducting remarkably poor clinical trials in order to promote their personal agendas and lies. However, private vaccine makers are required to provide the most accurate information available to vaccine administering physicians and healthcare workers on manufacturing package inserts. This is not only required to educate physicians about the vaccines being given to their patients, but also to provide a rough guideline in the event of vaccine adverse effects and injury. And what do we find on these inserts? Almost categorically, there is the warning that "safety and effectiveness have not been established in pregnant women or nursing mothers" for these flu vaccines.
There is a single question that needs to be answered: what is the actual gold standard proof to claim that the flu vaccine is safe for pregnant women and will not harm her fetus? There is none. Nor is there any valid evidence that flu vaccines are effective.
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