Follow Up to Flu Shot Controversy- a letter

Hi Everyone,
Last week we sent out a newsletter that quoted a study of the effectiveness of flu shots. The study found that flu shots did not improve the mortality rates in any age group. We got a reply back from someone that we wanted to share with you all. (We have taken out any names to protect the privacy of the people involved.) This reply was from a pharmacist.
“My husband, ****, took the flu shot back in the winter of 2001-2002. He developed brachial plexus neuritis and lost the ability to move his arm for almost a year. He had massive muscle wasting, etc… all because of the flu shot. What’s worse is that a co-worker of his at ******* developed Guillain-Barré Syndrome. What is ironic is that the fact sheet states that it is “temporary.” He’s been paralyzed from the chest down in a wheelchair for over 5 years. I am very anti-flu vaccine and will never take this shot no matter how many news reports of how important it is, etc… I was almost fired from my last job because I refused it and the TB skin test. ”
As a side note, we have seen several patients already this year who have gotten pretty sick – to the point of being bed-ridden for several weeks – after getting a flu shot. The elderly seem to be most susceptible to this.
We always welcome your comments and questions.

Hope this helps,

Dr Matt and Dr Robin (email)

Everything we say is expressly our opinions based on what we see in the clinic and what we read in the research journals. By law we must tell you that the FDA is not particularly fond of natural medicines we must tell you that  neither this nor any of our emails are allowed to be or  intended to be medical advice and should not be taken as such.  These emails  are only allowed to be for informational purposes only-  none of the nutrients discussed here are meant to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.

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