flu

New flu vaccine Flublok is approved by FDA but natural remedies for the flu are still a safer alternative

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by: Talya Dagan
Tags: flu vaccine, natural remedies, safety

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
White House admits staging fake vaccination operation to gather DNA from the public
EXCLUSIVE: Natural News tests flu vaccine for heavy metals, finds 25,000 times higher mercury level than EPA limit for water
Irrefutable proof we are all being sprayed with poison: 571 tons of toxic lead 'chemtrailed' into America's skies every year
Truvia sweetener a powerful pesticide; scientists shocked as fruit flies die in less than a week from eating GMO-derived erythritol
Russia taking McDonald's to court, threatens countrywide shutdown
Why does the CDC own a patent on Ebola 'invention?'
Senator who attacked Doctor Oz over dietary supplements received over $146,000 in campaign contributions from Big Pharma mega-retailer and Monsanto
Global warming data FAKED by government to fit climate change fictions
Oregon man serving prison sentence for collecting rainwater on his own property
HOAX confirmed: Michelle Obama 'GMOs for children' campaign a parody of modern agricultural politics
Ebola outbreak may already be uncontrollable; Monsanto invests in Ebola treatment drug company as pandemic spreads
Ben & Jerry's switches to non-GMO, Fair Trade ice cream ingredients
Diet soda, aspartame linked to premature deaths in women
Elliot Rodger, like nearly all young killers, was taking psychiatric drugs (Xanax)
Right to farm being stripped from Americans: Michigan to criminalize small family farms with chickens, goats, honey bees and more
BREAKING: CDC whistleblower confesses to MMR vaccine research fraud in historic public statement
Monsanto's seed imperialism halted in Canada thanks to massive protests
5 powerful antibiotics that don't require a prescription
Delicious
(NaturalNews) The Food and Drug Administration approved a new flu shot in January 2013 called Flublok. With the CDC calling claiming the flu is "at an epidemic level, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises American to get the a flu shot." Flublok, made by Protein Sciences Corp., of Meriden, Connecticut, will be readily available for the 2013-2014 flu season. Natural remedies to build immunity still continue to be the best protection. Add vitamin D to your diet - see sources below for herbal and vitamin remedies to prevent and treat the flu.

What is Flublok?

The makers claim that this new vaccine has advantages over the old flu vaccine. The vaccine can be made very quickly, and this is seen as an advantage in case of an epidemic. The reason the vaccine can be made quickly is that Flublok does not need to be grown in chicken eggs as most other vaccines are. The current vaccine has been shown to only be 16 to 63 percent effective against the flu. Flublok contains three times the active ingredients in the regular flu shot, but no egg, so it is safer for those with egg allergies. It also contains no adjuvants or mercury, i.e. Thimerosol.

While the elimination of egg and the elimination of mercury (themerisol) from the vaccine is good news for health advocates, many questions remain. For instance, Flublok is made in cells of insects grown in steel tanks.There is no research or information about possible problems this new technology could cause for humans.

Ingredients in Flublok

The influenza virus protein in Flublok, or hemagglutinin (HA), is manufactured in a lab, inside the cells of insects in steel tanks. This hemagglutinin (HA) is the same HA protein molecule that has been created for use in previous flu vaccines. However, Flublok contains this "insect cell" version of HA rather than the type made with eggs. The director of the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Karen Midthun, M.D states: "The new technology offers the potential for faster start-up of the vaccine manufacturing process in the event of a pandemic, because it is not dependent on an egg supply or on availability of the influenza virus."

According to the FDA, "Flublok contains three, full-length, recombinant HA proteins to help protect against two influenza virus A strains, H1N1 and H3N2, and one influenza virus B strain."

In the research phase of this new drug, half of the 4,600 research subjects received Flublok and the other half, placebo. The tests showed 44.6 percent effectiveness of the Flublok. In tests with 195 participants, Flublock showed increased seroprotection rates, proposing that the higher rates of seroprotection would lead to higher immunity but that was only theorized.

Learn more about natural flu remedies:

http://www.naturalnews.com
http://www.naturalnews.com
http://www.naturalnews.com/035516_natural_antibiotics_superbugs.html

Sources:
http://www.fda.gov
http://www.huffingtonpost.com
http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=1487780

About the author:
Talya Dagan is a health advocate and health coach, trained in nutrition and gourmet health food cuisine, writing about natural remedies for disease and nutrition and herbal medicine.

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.