09/17/2017 / By Vicki Batts
Football is suddenly facing a tremendous amount of scrutiny for its potential to cause irreparable damage to players. While any number of injuries are associated with such a heavy-duty contact sport, football stands alone in its potential for irreversible brain damage; many players have suffered from traumatic brain injuries, concussions, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gherig’s disease) and CTE — or chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Post-mortem research lead by the National Institutes of Health recently showed that 110 out of 111 former NFL players had signs of CTE, only furthering the increasing concerns about the safety of football and the long-term effects it may have on brain health.
While there are very real concerns about the safety of football, it’s hard not to wonder why this topic has gained so much attention while other potentially brain-damaging things — like the mercury still present in vaccines — seem to fly under the radar. Perhaps it’s just because football is a nationally acclaimed sport, or because it’s so much easier to connect the dots between tackling and brain damage. But either way, it’s a sad state of affairs. People so readily accept one narrative, while vehemently rejecting another — even though there’s plenty of evidence for both.
Indeed, there is still mercury in vaccines — even though the FDA and other major media outlets and health establishments would like for you to believe otherwise. As Trace Amounts explains, thimerosal is 49.55 percent mercury by weight. Thus, the average flu shot contains about 25 micrograms of mercury, and a child would need to weigh approximately 550 pounds for that seemingly small amount of mercury to be safe. While most everyone knows mercury is toxic, it is still astounding how very little of this heavy metal is actually needed to be damaging. Trace Amounts reports:
The Eli Lilly Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for Thimerosal acknowledges that exposure to Thimerosal in utero and in children can cause “mild to severe mental retardation and mild to severe gross motor impairment.” The Sigma Aldrich MSDS lists abortion and fetal death as possible outcomes of in utero exposure.
Yet, we are constantly assured that thimerosal is safe and that we shouldn’t be concerned with its presence in any number of vaccines a child may receive. Further, as the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) explains, many vaccines still used in third-world countries are still mercury-containing and do not meet safety standards for use in the United States.
But even here in the U.S., infants are routinely given flu vaccines, which often still contain the hazardous ingredient in amounts that can be damaging. Further, if a child were to receive all recommended vaccines from birth to age 18, they would actually be exposed to more mercury now than in the past. The fact that the dangers of mercury and its continued presence in vaccines continues to be swept under the rug is simply reprehensible. The mainstream media continues to purport that all vaccines are 100 percent safe, but even water is dangerous in the wrong amounts — how can anyone honestly say that there is no danger in injecting infants, toddlers and children with 25 micrograms of mercury?
Even if a vaccine is formulated without thimerosal, you can be sure there are other hazardous compounds lurking inside that injection. Aluminium adjuvants are one example; aluminum has been linked to causing Alzheimer’s disease, among other health problems. But you can be that there are plenty more.
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