Will You Line Up for This Year’s Lethal Injection? 25 Safe Natural Alternatives to the Flu Shot

Daisy Luther
By Daisy Luther November 9, 2017 12:56

Will You Line Up for This Year’s Lethal Injection? 25 Safe Natural Alternatives to the Flu Shot

By Daisy Luther

Want $10 off your bill at the grocery store?  Stop by our pharmacy and let us jab a needle full of toxins into your arm!

Want to avoid killing off your newborn, your elderly neighbor, and some random unvaccinated cancer patient?  Do your part by getting stabbed!

Want to circumvent potential death by influenza?  Just get your flu shot at any of our convenient walk-in locations.

Want to keep your job?  Get your mandatory flu shot or your fired – but don’t worry – it’s FREE!

It’s that time of year again.  The propaganda machine is in high gear, churning out the fear in order to get everyone lined up for their annual flu shots.   Widely trusted websites like the CDC and the Mayo Clinic are all trumpeting the necessity of this year’s vaccination and proclaiming it to be the best way to stay healthy.

The CDC (Center for Disease Control) held a press conference in conjunction with the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) to kick off this year’s vaccine push.

“Our message today is simple,” Dr. Howard Koh, assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “Everyone 6 months of age and older should receive a flu vaccine.

The good news, according to the government health agency, is that more kids and health care workers got vaccinated during last year’s flu season, compared to previous years. That’s key, because children and people with preexisting health conditions are at higher risk for more serious cases of flu.

But, those positive trends are not going to put the brakes on the CDC’s efforts to tout the vaccines, especially among some high-risk groups still lagging in coverage rates.

“Despite substantial progress, we can do even more to make our country healthier through prevention,” said Koh. “We must do everything possible now to be prepared.” (source)

This year the focus is on pregnant women and people who are employed at long term health care facilities.  Don’t be surprised to see another rash of “get your flu shot or lose your job” ultimatums for nursing home workers.  Last year, workplaces, schools and other activities across the US and Canada instituted policies that forced all participants to receive a flu shot. Longterm hospital employees were fired for refusing to have the toxin injected into themselves.  Children were banned from pre-schools and daycares in 6 states.  Nursing students were told to have the shot or lose their placements, thus disqualifying them for their degrees. The media and government launched a full-out propaganda assault to force those who didn’t want it to have the flu shot anyway, at risk of their livelihoods and educations.

Related: How To Make Fire Cider The Ultimate Natural Remedy To “Burn” Your Cold Away

What the propagandists and flu shot proponents fail to mention are the horror stories – like the fact that 23 senior citizens (in that touted high-risk-must-get-a-shot group) just DIED from the same flu shots that are given at local pharmacies, with no accountability, no prescription necessary, and no check up from the doctor. (But you DO get a handy 20% off shopping pass when you get your flu shot!)

Package inserts for flu vaccines show a multitude of side effects, including death, and yet they are marketed the same as over-the-counter drugs with no prescription needed. Why?

Because in the United States vaccines enjoy complete immunity from lawsuits in the market place. If you are injured or die from a vaccine, you or your family cannot sue the manufacturer of the vaccine. This law enacted by Congress, was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2011.

Therefore, they are marketed with the same marketing techniques as any other high-profit product. With the baby boomer generation moving into their senior years, today’s seniors are seen as an especially lucrative market. (source)

Flu shots mean big money to the pharmacies, to the doctors, and to the drug companies.  The frenzy with which the flu shot is promoted is directly proportionate to the profit margin, but those lining their pockets fail to mention that you could be paying them to give you and your family a lethal injection.

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Why I Won’t Get a Flu Shot

My first thought when the government absolutely insists that I do something is, “Heck no.”

Call me a conspiracy theorist if you want to – I’m cool with that – but the insistence of the powers that be that my family and I be injected with foreign substances that have not been proven to be effective and that have mild to severe side effects makes me plain suspicious.

My family and I will not be getting a flu shot this year (or any other year) for 5 reasons.

  • It doesn’t work.
  • There are horrible toxic ingredients in the vaccine.
  • There is a risk of mild to horrific side effects.
  • I don’t trust the FDA, the CDC, or the AMA – they work for the benefit of the government and Big Business – not for the benefit of the public.
  • If the mainstream media is constantly endorsing it, I refuse to participate because they are known propagandists and mouthpieces for advertisers and political agendas.

Just like with any other sales pitch, the more insistent the salesman and the less information they want to give you about the product, the faster you should run the other direction.

But…Isn’t the Shot the Best Way to Prevent Catching the Flu?

You will hear in about 10,971 variations that “The best way to prevent catching the flu is to receive your annual flu shot.”

This is actually untrue.

The absolute, number one way to avoid catching the flu is through the exercise of good personal hygiene.

  1. Wash your hands frequently when you are out.
  2. Use a paper towel to open bathroom doors and turn on taps.
  3. Although I’m normally not a big fan of hand sanitizer, use it during the height of flu season if you have to touch things that everyone else has been touching, like the handle of the shopping cart, door knobs, and debit machines.
  4. Use antibacterial wipes (or at least baby wipes) to wash your hands and wipe the steering wheel when you get back into your vehicle.
  5. Avoid touching your face – this welcomes germs that are on your hands into your body.
  6. During the height of flu season, consider taking a quick shower and changing clothes when you return home, particularly if you have been in a germ-ridden place like a doctor’s office or pharmacy.
  7. Make sure the kids change clothes and  thoroughly wash their hands when they return home from school.
  8. I shouldn’t really have to say this, but….wash your hands after using the bathroom and before preparing or eating food.

If your local area is being hit hard by the flu, practice avoidance to keep your family healthy.

9.  Stay home as much as possible. (Obviously, if you have work and school outside the home, this become more difficult, but avoid malls, movie theaters, and sporting events for the duration of the epidemic.)
10.  Stay away from sick people if you can.
11.  Avoid eating at restaurants – you don’t know the health or hygiene habits of the kitchen staff.

If someone in your family is sick, try to minimize the spread of the illness.

12.  If you or a family member are sick, stay home from work or school to prevent passing it on to others.

13.  If a family member is sick, keep them isolated away from the rest of the family.

14.  Use antibacterial wipes to clean surfaces that the sick person touches – doorknobs, TV remotes, keyboards, toilet handles, and phones.

15. Immediate place dishes and flatware used by the sick person into hot, soapy dishwater with a drop of bleach in it.

16.  Teach children to cough into the crook of their arm instead of covering their mouth with their hands.

17.  Have the sick person wash their hands frequently with soap and water to help prevent spreading germs through physical contact. If soap and water is unavailable, have them use hand sanitizer.

Some other ways to stay healthy are to use natural strategies to maximize your immune system.

18.  Drink lots of water to keep your system hydrated and efficient.

19.  Take a high quality, organic multi-vitamin.

20.  Take at least 3000 IUs of Vitamin D3 daily – research has shown a link between a Vitamin D deficit and susceptibility to the flu.

21.  Eat lots of fruits and vegetables (preferably organic and pesticide free).

22.  Get 7-9 hours of sleep per day – a tired body has a weaker immunity against viruses.

23.  Don’t smoke – this weakens your resistance against respiratory illnesses and worsens the effect on your body if you do become ill.

24.  Avoid or limit alcoholic beverages.

25.  Avoid or limit processed foods.

Related: Lost Remedies from Our Forefathers

Should You Head to the Pharmacy If You Get the Flu?

If, despite all of your precautions, you do get sick, you don’t have to resort to over-the-counter remedies and prescription antivirals.  These can have horrendous side effects and are rarely effective.

Check out this article to learn more about the treatments from the pharmacy and discover some effective remedies that are as close as your kitchen.

As well, consider investing in nature’s version of Tamiflu – elderberry extract.  Scientists have isolated the active compound in the elderberry.  It is called Antivirin and is found in proteins of the black elderberry.  The compound prevents the flu virus from invading the membranes of  healthy cells.

If you are sick, increase your levels of Vitamin D3 to medicinal level doses – it has been proven to reduce the time and severity of flu symptoms – learn more about this treatment option from the Vitamin D Council (the information on Vitamin D is great but sadly the article contains flu shot and Tamiflu propaganda – so, take the beneficial information and mentally set aside the rest.)

The worst case scenario is that you do, indeed, contract the flu. Despite the hullabaloo, you are probably not going to die, be hospitalized, or suffer horrific permanent damage from a bout of the flu. People get sick, but death from the seasonal flu is rare.  This manufactured panic over flu prevention is agenda-based.  Big Pharma wants money and Big Government wants control.

I don’t believe that all health care professionals and flu-shot advocates have ill-intent.  I think that many of them have just sipped the mainstream media Kool-aid – the tale-spinners of Big Pharma have slipped in just enough truth to make their theories believable.  Most people are deep-down decent and have difficulty believing that such a perverse money/power agenda could exist.

I’ll take the risk of illness that my healthy immune system can fight off over the risk of being forcibly inoculated with whatever toxins the creators of these vaccines choose to include.  I’ll use my little arsenal of home remedies and come through it without the risk of long-term side effects that have yet to be discovered (or at least, have yet to be made public).

This article was written by Daisy Luther and first appeared on The Organic Prepper.

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  1. NavyJR November 9, 16:32

    Here’s another little “factoid” about the flu vaccines: they’re at BEST, a GUESS as to which strains will flourish in a given year, and average about 15% effectiveness against whichever strains do crop up. That’s from the CDC and NIH. They publish it on their own web pages. Is that maybe 15% worth risking your overall health on?

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    • MIO November 9, 17:32

      Wow, that’s crazy, and sad that millions are being duped. Thanks for this.

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    • Eye of Horus November 9, 17:55

      You may remember several years back when the flu vaccine was touted as being necessary but it was not for the strain of flu going around. But that was okay, it was a preventive. But for what?

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    • NightFire November 9, 22:16

      This is blatantly wrong. Flu vaccines are usually effective 40% – 60% of the time. The lowest it’s been was just under 40%. That IS from the CDC ( https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/vaccineeffect.htm ).

      This year’s vaccination is anticipated to be the least effective because it’s expected to be more than 1 strain which easily mutate. I don’t recall where I read that, so can’t give a reference.

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      • NavyJR November 11, 20:22

        @ NightFire: No, none of the vaccines are anywhere near that effective, especially not the flu vaccines, and my sources are the NIH and CDC pages published regularly. Keep in mind the people pushing vaccines are the people who stand to PROFIT fiscally from them: big Pharma, and those beholden to big Pharma; even the FDA doesn’t test anything ’til there’s a “body count”; they just “trust” the manufacturers, who, unfortunately frequently LIE, to sell their product with no concern for their victims.

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      • HappyGoLucky November 22, 16:48

        Oh please! Don’t try to inject common sense into this discussion about superstition and magic herbs. Just take 3000 units of vitamin D3 and everything will be fine said ethe fool who has a high school diploma. Don’t question the wisdom of the 19th century quacks.

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  2. MIO November 9, 17:30

    Brilliantly written, and very helpful, thank you!

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  3. Homesteader November 9, 17:31

    I can add to the list of reasons not to get flu shots – (1) No shot, No flu. I am sick for months with the flu after a shot. I don’t take the shot, I don’t get the flu – simple as that; and (2 and the most important reason) my family has suffered 2 deaths from flu shots confirmed by their doctors and Duke University. So why take something that doesn’t work, makes me sick, and is already a proven killer?

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    • Mr MMG November 9, 22:33

      @Homesteader i am truly sorry to hear about your family members who died to to a reaction to the flu shot. My experience has been exactly the opposite to yours. In the years I did not get the shot, I always got the flu. In the last 8 years I have gotten the shot, I only had the flu once and it was mild. I take the shot I don’t get the flu. As for my family , we lost 1 person in the last 10 years from the flu (they we not inoculated), confirmed by Emory University Medical Center… and my maternal grandfather’s entire family (except for him and 1 cousin) was wiped out from the Spanish flu epidemic…something like 50+ people. So why shouldn’t I take something that works, stops me from getting sick, and is already proven to protect form a proven killer?

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      • Homesteader November 10, 05:04

        The Spanish flu was probably the worse thing to hit this country at that time. Sorry to hear about your grandfather’s family. I’ve often wondered if the Spanish flu was really a flu or some other illness that got out of control of the powers that be. Even back then governments were messing with things they shouldn’t have been messing with. It is kind of odd how it seemed to suddenly appear and then disappear almost as suddenly.

        Thank you for your condolences. My mother and brother collapsed within hours of receiving the shots. My brother was on total life support for 2 months before he regained conscience. Mom survived just five months and my brother seven months after receiving the shots but in those last few months, they were bedridden. Not much of a life there.

        I never had the flu until I went into the Air Force at 19. They forced flu shots on me, and everyone else, and every year for the next 20 years, I was sick with the flu for months except for the 2 or 3 times I was able to get out of them. In the 26 years I’ve been out, I’ve not had the flu and as long as I stay away from those wretched things, I would have it.

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        • Homesteader November 10, 05:07

          That last statement should read: I won’t have it.

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          • beastie 1900 November 11, 02:39

            Homesteader, there are individuals who react badly to certain vaccines. It sounds like it may be genetic in your case although I’m not in a position to know. Given your family history no one would blame you for refusing flu shots even if they help the general public.

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      • NavyJR November 11, 20:29

        The Spanish flu was a fluke epidemic, as influenzas go; it killed healthy young adults much more than the infants and elderly; it was those generally least apt to die of flu who died in that epidemic, much more than those who are generally at risk from it. I had heard that about that epidemic in nursing school and later met a gentleman who had been a Navy corpsman during WW I, stationed at USNH Quantico and saw young, otherwise healthy, strong Marines and Sailors dying of this, yet not so much at all, their families living on base with them. Since I’d also spent time at that hospital, during Vietnam, we talked often about it. To my knowledge, there’s never been a flu like it before that or since. So comparing it to other flu epidemics is a bit unfair.

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        • Homesteader November 12, 00:45

          Like I said, I’ve often wondered if it really was a flu or if it was something more. We may never know.

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          • NavyJR November 12, 02:00

            In 1918 we really didn’t have the tools to discern that; but some studies have been attempted since we’ve acquired them. Apparently it was indeed an influenza virus, but a very uncharacteristic one, as were the symptoms of the disease suffered by those infected by it.

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        • Mr. MMG November 12, 03:35

          @Navy This whole site, and others are devoted to preparing for various scenarios, some of which have happened several times over the last the last few centuries..notably epidemics. Lets look at one of them..polio, which was eradicated by the work of Jonas Salk and others, whose VACCINE saved millions…I bet good money even people you know or knew. Being a nurse , I am surprised you don’t admit the efficacy of such endeavors. As for the Spanish flu being an “unfair” topic to compare…if the history of epidemics tells us anything, it will happen again…and in some smaller ways it has. And it will be vaccines which will save those future lives too. “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it”.

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          • NavyJR November 12, 21:46

            I’m well acquainted with the polio epidemic; it was rampant in my childhood years; and I well remember when Salk’s vaccine was being tested IN my grade school as well as when it came available commercially. I also know I’d been exposed to active poliomyelitis numerous times, without becoming infected by it. None of my siblings got it either, without the vaccine. DID it stop that epidemic? Not so sure; it was already waning rapidly on its own before the vaccine was released in the mid ’50s. Yes another “Spanish flu” will happen but I seriously doubt vaccine will stop it either, when it does. It takes a MINIMUM of 6 months to develop a vaccine for any disease, usually a year or more; that pandemic swept through in just over a year’s time and burned itself out, so the chances of developing an effective vaccine in time to be of any use are very low. But the chances of any vaccine being harmful in and of itself are much higher. Remember the Sabine vaccine? Probably not; it came and went fast. These vaccines are generally much more dangerous than the diseases they’re supposed to prevent. Oh and in the meanwhile, autism is on the rise along with the number of poisons introduced to our infants. I simply don’t believe that’s a coincidence, regardless the claims of the manufacturers whose money interests outweigh their humanitarian interests.

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            • Mr. MMG November 12, 22:28

              @Navy I am glad you and your siblings avoided polio, some folks are blessed with certain genetic immunity… Have you ever wondered why there has not been a widespread occurrence of Polio anywhere in the world where vaccination programs have been maintained?… same for smallpox, diphtheria, measles etc.. the answer is vaccination.
              I am well aware of what you called the Sabin vaccine, but you may be misinformed about it ‘coming and going’…in that Sabin’s main contribution was for the oral polio vaccine, which is still used today. Please forgive the statistical evidence, but oral polio vaccines cause about two cases of vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis per 1.5 million doses given. This compares with one in two hundred who are paralyzed following a polio infection. There have been essentially no reports of the injection version causing polio. The two vaccines have eliminated polio from most of the world, and reduced the number of cases reported each year from an estimated 350,000 in 1988 (the year I began my own on again/off again work with the American & International Red Cross) to 37 in 2016…I saw it first-hand. There is simply no better explanation for the eradication of disease in the 20th and 21st centuries than vaccination programs.

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          • NavyJR May 9, 16:31

            NOT when they only manage to be about 15% effective, they won’t. Sorry; some vaccines make sense because the death toll is such and the efficacy of the vaccine equally is such as to make the risks worth taking; but in other instances that simply isn’t true.

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  4. Joe November 9, 17:58

    There’s no scientific evidence that vaccines are harmful. Stop spreading this tin foil hat nonsense.

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    • Wannabe November 9, 20:06

      Be careful about saying tin foil hat nonsense, it might come back and bite you in the rear.

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    • NavyJR November 10, 00:28

      I guess you don’t remember the ’70s and the outbreak of Guillian-Barre syndrome directly linked to flu shots; it’s coming around again. Then there are the other vaccine injuries at the national database for such injuries; you may not have heard about them, but they’re very real and they do happne.

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      • Mr MMG November 10, 02:47

        @Navy There are approx. 80-160 GB cases reported to the CDC each week. Additional GB cases attributed to the flu shot are calculated to 1-2 cases per 1 million vaccinations. There are injuries to be sure as a result of vaccinations, but compared to lives saved by the same, your concerns, while not unfounded, are not supported by the net gain illness immunity.

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        • MIO November 10, 03:42

          Until it’s your family that dies or is vaccine-injured.

          Bottom line is, and someone else said this already, take it if it makes you feel safer or if you absolutely need it. For the rest of us, it should be a choice, not forced on us.

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          • Mr. MMG November 10, 07:55

            @Mio Fair enough, but your 1st sentence could apply to the flu itself. This is a Preppers’s site, it seems odd that folks wont “prep” for an influenza pandemic by taking an influenza shot…because once it hits it will be too late for millions.

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        • NavyJR May 9, 16:38

          NONSENSE: most healthy people do NOT die of influenza. They just feel like “they’d have to get better to die” for a few days. Ditto measles, chicken pox, mumps, and any number of other diseases. Vaccines for small pox or polio, or other diseases that had high mortality rates make sense; the rest do NOT; in fact, they’re likely counterproductive in that they block your natural immune system from learning how to combat live, healthy “bugs”!

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  5. StLh2O November 9, 18:04

    I have a hyper-active immune system (at least 2 auto-immune diseases and many allergies). I react badly to the flu vaccine, and rarely get the flu, or get only a very mild case. So, despite the pressure from all my doctors, I just say NO!

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  6. crazyhorse November 9, 18:33

    I’m 60+ yrs old. I’ve not had a cold or flu in 45 yrs. I’ve also never had a flu shot. I can go outside in the winter with damp hair after swimming & not have a worry in the world. My secret? after my normal hot shower, when I’m warmed up to the core, I begin turning the hot water down & the cold up until it’s just short of uncomfortable & stand under that for a few seconds to a minute. This closes the skin pores down & traps the heat inside me. It also seems to boost the immune system for some unknown reason

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    • NightFire November 9, 22:49

      The cold and flu are not caused by weather, they are viruses which a passed on from person to person. The viruses simply have a better chance of infecting others during the winter. It’s not known exactly why, but a couple of the theories are because there is less light to kill the virus as quickly, or because people tend to stay inside together, longer.

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      • eric the red November 11, 15:38

        It is quite a simple reason actually. It is the way things react to temperature change. In the cold your mucus membranes will contract not providing as much of a surface area for germs and viruses to become “lodged” in. Becuase they are not trapped in the mucus membrane and expelled from the body the better chance of them little buggers entering your system and making you sick. That is why cold makes you more susceptible to infection.
        That is in reference to cold alone. I will agree there are other factors such as longer association with people.

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    • KayKay November 10, 17:21

      I’m 67 and have never had a cold of flu…and will NEVER get a flu shot.
      So, only one in one million die or get GB disease??
      That isn’t worth the chance for me.

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  7. ChiappaDan November 9, 20:40

    You know, this is why I get looked at like a space alien when I talk about being prepared. Because of idiots like the person who wrote this. I could trust the overwhelming consensus of the medical community, or I could trust some quack who believes anything chemical is bad and then in the same breath asks somebody to pass the salt.

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    • MIO November 9, 21:00

      Salt is from the Earth. Yes it can be made by man as well but honestly, not sure of your point here.

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    • NavyJR November 11, 20:35

      Depends on the “salt”, which is merely a classification of products that result from combining an acid and a base, some of which are indeed highly toxic, while others are healthy and essential to good health. It also depends on the chemicals under discussion. Again, some are essential to good health and others highly toxic.

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  8. Don November 9, 21:11

    I have had the flu twice in my life and it came close to killing me. Since I started getting the shot every year I have had one mild case. The fact is I don’t get sick at all any more and I’m 70. I’ve known many folks in my life that said they had the flu and would be back to work in two days. That’s not the flu, it’s a cold or allergy. The real flu puts you down for weeks. So I will have to go against the grain here and say that I recommend it.

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    • KayKay November 10, 17:24

      Oh, maybe taking a elderberry tablet a couple times a day would help NOT get sick–this is all about preparing for a flu season…not just sitting on your rump trusting a flu shot to not be carcinogenic and kill you.

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    • SC November 11, 23:54

      I am guessing that most people do not have experience with the real influenza and are calling any sickness that made them throw-up the flu. The real flu (that the vaccine protects against) is an upper respiratory disease that makes one incredibly weak…. so weak that they can’t breath and often end-up intubated. You know, the kind that wiped out 1/3 of the world’s population in 1918.
      Fortunately, few of us have had to experience that strain first hand, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t there.

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  9. Nomers November 9, 21:15

    Thank you so much for this article! I’ve had one flu shot in my life, about 9 years ago. I’ve noticed that you can’t go anywhere now without reading a sign saying that you need to get a flu shot.There has to be something wrong with it if it’s promoted that much – a bit of ‘mind control’ going on.

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  10. Graywolf12 November 9, 21:42

    Add colloidal silver, Garlic, and Turmeric to your protective/treatment regime.

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  11. Mr MMG November 9, 22:20

    As of June 2017, 101 children have died in the US from the flu, withe overall US deaths averaging 32,000 over the last 10 years, with a high of 48,614 in 2003-4 from the H3N2 strain of influenza A. The Spanish flu epidemic of 1917-1918 killed 50 million people worldwide. Researchers estimate that, based on decreased death rates due to vaccinations, some 35-40 million of the deaths would have been saved had a vaccine been available..a rescue rate of 85-90%

    Compared to these numbers, those unfortunate deaths due to vaccine reactions due not warrant such resistance to inoculations. Those who complain that “Big Pharma” is profiting, may want check their mutual funds,401k’s, and pension plan investments..because you are too.

    How odd that folks on a Prepper site refuse to “prep” for an influenza epidemic…because when it hits , it’ll may be too late for millions to change their minds.

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    • KayKay November 10, 17:27

      Oh, I do prepare–with elderbrry tablets, vitamin A, and zinc.
      Not something jabbed in my arm that has been proven to harm the person.
      This entire article is about preparedness…duh!!!

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      • Mr. MMG November 10, 18:02

        @KayKay If you think that stuff works for you…good for you..its your personal anecdote and you can’t assume to apply it to all of us…perhaps you have a n immunity to certain strains, who knows? There are folks who are allergic to the flu shot, as there are folks allergic to elderberry tablets.
        On the other hand, good science and evidence is there to show that Polio, Smallpox, Diphtheria, Whooping cough, Measles and many other diseases have been eradicated or greatly tamped down from inoculation programs..as yes even the yearly mutating flu. Do you think as many net millions would have been saved with supplements?
        There are risks will all therapies, and if you feel that your GNC products will protect you when an influenza outbreak returns…I wish you luck..you’ll need it. I’ll take the ‘jab in the arm.’

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    • NavyJR November 11, 20:38

      Yes, they do; because you aren’t seeing the cumulative effects of the toxins introduced with every inoculation you get, and neither are they being recorded and evaluated. Furthermore, most of the injuries due to vaccines are ignored and/or denied outright, so not reported as such. There’s too much money involved, along with too many easily duped into forking it over.

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      • Mr. MMG November 12, 01:40

        @Navy Where’s your documentation your cumulative injury claims..especially the ‘unreported’ ones? Do you know how much money there is in vitamins and supplements?….billions, and some of it owned by the same Big Pharma that is everyone’s boogeyman. There’s a lot of just as ‘duped’ folks forking their money over to big corporations for all kinds of unproven snake oil capsules. The bottom line is that vaccines have saved millions and millions of lives across a spectrum of illnesses.. As I said, when the influenza epidemic hits, I’ll take the ole’ jab in the arm. i hope there’s enough left for you and yours..I really honestly do.
        In any event, all the best.

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        • NavyJR May 9, 16:42

          Actually, they don’t own it yet; that’s part of why the “bad press” about such treatments so much: big Pharma is “losing” money they WANT to those who use them successfully. And the only ones “duped” are those who are so hooked on allopathic “medicine” that they won’t explore other, healthier means of dealing with disease.

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  12. NightFire November 9, 22:41

    The risk of another flu pandemic justifies vaccinations.

    To specifically criticize nursing homes, schools and long term care providers for mandating it is obscene, the patients and students are the most vulnerable population and shouldn’t be exposed because of a self rightous employee that refused to get vaccinated.

    Repeated studies have shown that vaccinations are effective, one is the most recent ones being a Canadian study.

    The United States isn’t the only country to mandate vaccinations, most of those countries have universal healthcare which significantly reduce or nearly eliminate profits for most drugs, especially drugs considered lifesaving, so they have no financial motive to push it.

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    • NavyJR November 10, 00:32

      Mandating anything being put into another’s body is obscene; if you want to take it, feel free; but it’s not your right to force others to do so out of your fears! You have NO notion of what harm it may do to others and don’t care clearly!

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  13. Tombo18 November 9, 23:19

    Great article Daisy,as all your articles are. I get a flu shot every year, but after reading this, I will follow your advice and start taking more vitamin D. I also read that 50mg of zinc is helpful in shortening the duration of the flu.
    You have a great site, and I look forward to reading your articles on prepping. Keep up the great work you are doing.

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  14. Cat November 9, 23:51

    I understand that a lot of people feel this way about the flu shot. But for people like me, leukemia survivors, who aren’t able to take herbs because there is not enough over site. This can be a lifesaver.

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  15. Patty November 10, 01:14

    I am a Homeopathic Doctor offering the Hemeopathic Flu remedy if anyone is interested. Very safe, no shots, and effective.

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  16. Jeff S November 10, 05:39

    The author left out drinking elderberry juice daily. Absolutely swear by it! No big illnesses the last two years since starting to use it!

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  17. Ann November 10, 06:12

    The one and only time I got a flu shot I got the flu and almost died from it. Never again

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  18. Carol November 10, 13:18

    Well, I guess I’m a sucker. Doc talked me into getting the flu and pneumonia vaccine just a couple days ago. BAD DECISION! First time ever I’ve had these. About 8 hours later had horrible side effects – nausia, vomiting, diarrhea, headache for about 24 hours and my left shoulder is still so sore I can’t lift it above shoulder height. Feels like someone took a baseball bat to it – pain from the skin all the way to the bone. I go back Tuesday for test results and boy am I gonna let him have it!

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  19. Steve November 10, 13:24

    THanks, Daisy,
    While I like your 25 ideas I tend to simplify things in my life.
    1. Don’t get a flu shot.
    2. Increase my average daily consumption of green chili.
    Thanks again for the ideas.

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  20. ARG November 10, 13:41

    Garlic. I happen to love fresh garlic and don’t eat it often enough because of the day after smell but whenever I even start to feel like something attacking my body I dice it small (not pressed with all the juice) and put it in some tea with honey and sometimes cayenne but always, it knocks out whatever it was. When my son was 15 I sliced it very thin and put it on some buttered bread and toasted it under the broiler and he’s 39 now and still swears by it because it helped so quickly. It’s been 18 years since I’ve had the flu.

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  21. KayKay November 10, 16:12

    Get your mandatory flu shot or your fired


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    • KayKay November 10, 16:18

      Don’t like the chemicals in antibacterial soap?/
      Make your own…water, vitamin E, and rosemary –can add alcohol if it makes you feel better…shake before using.

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  22. Charlie Golf November 10, 19:44

    On my doctors recommendation because of health issues I didn’t get the flu shot last year . I wound up getting the flu which went into pneumonia with MRSA . I spent the last week of Dec. and all of Jan. In the hospital . That was the first time in forty years that I’ve gotten the flu . So tell me again how the shots don’t work or are going to kill me ? No matter what drug you take there can be side affects . The same goes for herbs . The truth is none of us know what we are or are not allergic to , until we take it and find out the hard way .

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  23. LDG November 10, 21:04

    Stick your head in the sand and get kicked in your behind . If you have ever had a real case of the flu and felt that death was a better alternative, you will run to get your flu shot! ! !!

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  24. Woodchuck November 10, 21:50

    I’m sorry, but please do some fact checking. 23 seniors just died from the flu shot? Really? Where do you get this information? C’mon, inflammatory articles like this do way more harm than good. There might just be some folks who do best not vaccinating, but let’s confine the discussion to these groups.

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  25. beastie1900 November 11, 02:17

    While I agree with your recommendations about avoiding the flu, not everyone can realistically avoid the flu. I find this article to be full of unscientific misinformation. So some people are sensitive to flu shots- some people are sensitive to milk or gluten and therefore avoid those things. Do you really think those elderly people who allegedly died from flu shots would not have died from the flu? Research the 1918 flu pandemic, which was not caused by vaccinations. Paranoia should not disguise itself as common sense.

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  26. motivator855 November 11, 05:23

    My doctors say the same thing you said, they don’t get one either!! That shot is a mix of viruses that they estimate may happen! They said to my wife and me NO you don’t need a flu shot, take Vitamin D a good multi-vitamin, drink plenty of water and wash your hands a lot! Shop at night when there is fewer people and cook at home during flu season. Use a hand sanitizer and be wary of people hacking around you. They are old school.

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  27. Uncle George November 11, 16:04

    Reading these comments its pretty clear the vaccine works for some people, doesn’t work for others and is deadly for some. All the more reason that the vaccine should not be mandatory. My own experience with the flu shot is, I got one once about twenty years ago, and promptly was sick as a dog. Was it the flu? Who knows, but I will never get another. Lastly, you can’t trust the fox to watch the hen house. All these studies on vaccines are by the same academics that are pushing the vaccines, so I care not even a little what results they publish.

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    • Mr. MMG November 11, 16:33

      @Uncle I think its clear the vaccine works for almost everyone, doesn’t work for some, and may be deadly for a very, very few (1 is too many). What is clear is that the flu itself has been and is deadly for millions who have not had the good fortune or option to get the vaccine.. Btw what studies do you trust? I’d appreciate the opportunity to review them…because the only ones I’ve seen opposed to vaccines are by folks pushing their snake oil concoctions.

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  28. Kinzo November 21, 22:54

    I agree! The first time my Dad ever got the flu shot, years ago, he was ill for 2 weeks. He was never sick. Now due to other medical conditions my parents get the shot.
    I have never had any form of the flu shot. My children have had both types- shot and mist. My children have also had the flu whenever they received the vaccine! Their pediatrician agrees that they should not get the flu shot in any form. We have reviewed their medical records and they have been healthier the uears they did not receive the flu shot. My sister is a doctor and swears by it. We try to keep germ free and use essential oils to stay healthy.

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  29. IvyMike December 30, 03:03

    Honest simple testimonial. Despite being in great health I’ve always been susceptible to flu, even getting the shot I’d get whatever viruses weren’t included that year. I’d also get a couple of nasty rhinovirus colds every year. That’s 2 months of misery. Back in 1995 a person I had great respect for told me she had solved the same problem taking standardized echinacea ( an encapsulated whole herb extract as opposed to the raw herb, which is more commonly sold) one capsule 2-3 times a week. Always open minded I tried it and have not had the flu or common cold since. I used to recommend it to everyone, and everyone just said, yeah, right, you’re stupid, and never tried it. I have a patch of wild Echinacea angustifolia on my property and consider it holy ground. Hey, give it a try, just remember when you buy herbs get standardized capsules or a liquid extract, haha I laugh at all the people who don’t listen and buy hand sanitizer and get the 10% effective shot and get that bad old bug…

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  30. Guest May 9, 16:24

    You ought to be ashamed of yourself! Do you even know what a toxin is? People die because of anti vaxxers like you! The rate of measles is skyrocketing because you convince stupid people not to vaccinate their kids! You should try thinking before you speak.

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    • NavyJR May 9, 16:48

      Yes, I do know what a toxin is; and what many of them are by name as well. People don’t often die of the diseases for which so many of those are pushed, in reality; it’s just BIG MONEY for Big Pharma! Some of us are old enough to not only remember when there weren’t dozens of vaccines shoved into a developing infant’s body; and even to have survived the very diseases those vaccines are supposed to prevent. Are you aware that of the most recent outbreaks of measles in the US, ALL those who suffered the disease had been vaccinated and those who hadn’t been didn’t get sick? SO much for us “stupid people”…. Maybe you should try getting educated before you speak…

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