On October 17, 9-year-old Brianna Browning was hospitalized just two days after receiving a flu vaccination, reported FOX 59 TV. Hours after the shot, the fourth-grader started vomiting, and later became paralyzed from the waist down and experienced complete blindness after experiencing what though to be a seizure.
Brianna was diagnosed afterwards with Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM), a rare infection of the brain, which has been previously concluded by the court as the disease that can be caused by vaccinations (Bailey Banks v. Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services).
Like many kids injured by the vaccines, Brianna seemed “perfectly healthy” before receiving the vaccination.
Paralysis caused by ADEM and Guillain-Barré Syndrome Linked to Vaccinations?
Although most people still haven’t connected the dots, there is a strong body of evidence that being vaccinated can increase the chance of paralysis and other serious injuries. Last year a 10-year-old Marysue Grivna was also paralyzed and lost the ability to speak. She was shortly diagnosed with ADEM after receiving a flu shot, according to multiple reports.
Research by the National Institutes of Health showed that about 5% of ADEM cases happen in the month following receiving a vaccination.
ADEM is not the only condition that can cause paralysis after a flu shot. Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) is “a rare disorder in which a person’s own immune system damages their nerve cells, causing muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis,” according to CDC. In 1976 scientists concluded that people who have received the 1976 swine influenza vaccine had a higher chance of developing GBS.
The Morning Call, a local news source from Allentown, Pennsylvania, reported last year that a 20-year-old nurse received $11.6 million in compensation (through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program) for treatment after she was diagnosed with GBS three weeks after receiving a flu shot, which left her partially paralyzed. The woman was healthy and working before the vaccination.
Another woman, 45-year-old Kathy Watson-Jones, became paralyzed and received a GBS diagnosis one day after a flu shot, reported Daily Mail Australia. When she was considering side-effects associated with the flu shot she said she thought she would “get a cold at worst, nothing like this.” In the last five years, 16 cases of flu shots associated with GBS were reported to Australian Government Department of Health.
“The government bitterly contests these cases. They don’t often concede them,” said Attorney David Carney.
Flu Vaccines Are “Extremely Safe?” Not so!
Dr. Umair Shah, the executive director of Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services, who has not treated Brianna Browning, said “flu shots are extremely safe” reported Fox News.
Fox News, of course, like any other mainstream station has to end the segment on that sentence. It is as if they are saying: Forget everything we just said, ignore the girl who is still paralyzed, do not ask questions, and go get your flu shot.
Looking at all the ingredients in the flu shots, they can be classified between “somewhat safe” to “how is this legal?”
Many flu shots contain mercury (thimerosal), aluminum, and different preservatives, toxins and antibiotics.
Aluminum, another neurotoxin, can cause significant health issues such as dementia and Parkinson’s disease. Low doses of aluminum are found in household products and food. An FDA study found that an infant receiving all of the recommended vaccines will be exposed to 4.225 milligrams of aluminum before he or she turns one. Is that a low dose?
That depends on a row of factors: how much aluminum was in the baby at birth, how well the kidneys work to flush out toxins, and how much aluminum the child received from other sources in the environment. Recent scientific studies started questioning if any amount of aluminum is safe at all. A 2011 article from Current Medicinal Chemistry stated that aluminum adjuvants may carry a risk for autoimmunity, long-term brain inflammation, and neurological diseases.
“In our opinion, the possibility that vaccine benefits may have been overrated and the risk of potential adverse effects underestimated has not been rigorously evaluated in the medical and scientific community,” wrote authors L. Tomljenovic and C. A. Shaw.
Flu-Shot Side Effects from Minor to Serious
According to the CDC‘s own website, inactivated influenza vaccine can cause soreness, redness, or swelling at the injection site; hoarseness; sore, red or itchy eyes; cough, fever, aches, headache, itching, and fatigue during the two days following the vaccine.
More serious side effects include the risk of GBS, seizures when getting pneumococcal and/or DTaP vaccine at the same time, and a severe allergic reaction.
But besides this list of side effects, there is also an official list of symptoms and disorders reported by the consumers, which are printed on the official flu shot instructions and warning for the health professionals. Because all of them were reported after the drug was approved, it has not been studied how many people experience these conditions after the vaccination.
For example, consumers who have received Fluzone experienced symptoms in almost every body system: blood and lymphatic, immune, eyes, nervous system, vascular, respiratory, skin, gastrointestinal and general disorders.
These disorders ranged from mild such as cough and vomiting to severe such as thrombocytopenia (low platelet count – can be life-threatening if bleeding occurs), anaphylaxis (serious allergic reaction), vasculitis (inflammation of your blood vessels), and Stevens-Johnson syndrome (life-threatening skin condition).
Considering that over $3 billion has been awarded for vaccine injuries since 1988 (which the U.S. Department of Human Resources freely admits on its website) along with alarming cases like Brianna’s, is it any wonder that more and more people are standing up for “green vaccines” and the right to choose? That will be up for debate in the coming months, especially now that a bill, HR 2232, the ‘Vaccine All Children Act,’ could essentially mandate vaccinations for kids at schools across the country.