Would you give your newborn a drug that hasn't been studied in infants?
Of course you wouldn't -- and you certainly wouldn't expose a fetus to that kind of risk, either.
But the mainstream is urging pregnant women to get flu shots anyway on the basis of a tiny study that finds the vaccine may lower the risk of premature birth.
Meanwhile, the FDA itself says flu shots may pose an unknown risk to pregnant women and fetuses as well as to nursing mothers and their babies (but also recommends them just the same).
It's right there in the prescribing information for the flu shots -- here's an example:
"(It's) not known whether AFLURIA can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity" and "AFLURIA has not been evaluated in nursing mothers. It is not known whether AFLURIA is excreted in human milk."
The label for Fluarix says there are "no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women."
And the "safety and effectiveness of FLULAVAL have not been established in pregnant women, nursing mothers, and children."
Should I go on? Those are just three of the vaccines -- but I haven't seen one yet that didn't include a similar statement.
So forget the bone-headed new study urging flu shots on pregnant women -- and definitely pass on the CDC's advice, which actually contradicts itself: The government agency says pregnant women should get the flu shot... but that babies under six months shouldn't.
I wonder if these medical geniuses know what's inside a pregnant woman.
Last I checked, it was a baby waaaaaay under six months -- and anything you give the mom-to-be, that little baby-in-the-making gets right along with her.
I know it might sound a little early for my annual gripes about the flu shot, but the time to pay attention to this stuff is now -- because as I write this, Big Pharma and its CDC friends are prepping for a massive flu shot push.
They've actually ordered a record number of doses for the U.S. market -- and I'll bet similar plans are being made around the world, despite the fact that it's the same exact vaccine formula distributed last year.
Believe me, they're not making these shots for fun -- they plan to use them.
William Campbell Douglass II., M.D. has been called "the conscience of modern medicine." He has been labeled a "maverick", and several less flattering names too, by some of the biggest names in the government and health establishments.