The recent winter flu season of 2017-2018 witnessed numerous news headlines warning of terrible flu outbreaks and countless deaths. With these warnings came stern recommendations for Americans to get their flu shots, followed by suggestions to take prescription Tamiflu if recommended by one’s physician. Many Americans followed and preached this advice to others.
The news reports circulated among holistic health communities and a minority of mainstream media outlets were quite different. Health reports spread of the flu vaccine’s failure to prevent flu, while also spreading and causing the flu itself. The flu vaccination was reported to cause death and paralysis in the form of Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Integrative physicians shared well-documented research proving that Tamiflu was ineffective at treating flu, with increasing risks of deaths and frightening hallucinations. Statistical manipulation of flu data and deaths was reported as part of a sales campaign to market flu vaccinations. Integrative doctors recommended safer and more effective protocols for preventing and treating the flu.
Discerning the real truth in conflicting reports can be challenging. Will Americans continue to follow doctors’ orders regarding flu prevention and treatment in spite of the controversy and evidence to the contrary? Growing numbers of individuals are wisely opting out of the flu vaccine and using natural immune boosters and treatments.
Winter Flu Season Headlines
The major news outlets carried numerous reports of the flu epidemic and serious health consequences, including deaths, but these reports didn’t report the full story. The public was urged to get their flu vaccination, in spite of low effectiveness rates, with promises that the vaccine would still be helpful to shorten the flu’s duration and seriousness. [1-6]
The following are ten lessons from the recent flu season.
1. The flu vaccine is a failure.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s own report from February 2018 estimated flu vaccines’ effectiveness at 36%.
A report in the New England Journal of Medicine estimates that this year’s flu vaccine was likely only 10% effective against influenza A (H3N2). 
Integrative Drs. Wolfsons argue that the flu vaccine actually contributes to causing the flu, rather than preventing it. The toxins and poisons contained in vaccinations lower one’s immunity to fight all illnesses, including influenza. These toxins include mercury, formaldehyde, detergent and the flu virus. Researchers at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found that women who received the flu vaccine had a weakened immune system response in subsequent years. The CDC has reported that older adults have a lower protective immune response after flu vaccinations, making them more susceptible to the flu. 
2. Those vaccinated are more likely to spread the flu.
Several research studies have shown that those vaccinated are more likely to spread disease. In the case of the flu vaccination, vaccinated individuals shed 6.3 times more flu virus just by breathing, compared to those unvaccinated. This fact is extremely important because it means vaccinated individuals are more likely to spread the flu to those ill and weakened.