Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Obituaries

January 31, 2013

Flu vaccine not as effective as touted

There has been much discussion about the flu vaccine lately. Cases of the flu, or “flu-like” symptoms, are being reported all across the country. The truth is, just because a person has symptoms of the flu doesn’t mean that they actually have contracted the influenza virus. In reality 80 percent of all “flu-like” symptoms are actually caused by other viruses or bacteria and not the influenza virus, so the shot won’t help in those cases. Also the numbers of deaths from the flu aren’t as high as you think. The actual number of deaths directly related to influenza in the U.S. from 1940 to 2010 has ranged from 411 to 21,041 deaths per year. The Centers for Disease control states that an average of 36,000 people die every year from the flu, which is not entirely accurate.

The vaccine is not as effective as it may seem. The well-known research article, published in The Lancet in 2011, states that the vaccine is between 60 to 80 percent effective at preventing flu. The actual results of the study showed that 2.7/100 unvaccinated people and 1.2/100 vaccinated people will get the flu. So taking the flu shot prevents 1.5/100 people from getting the flu, not 60/100, as you are led to believe.

Dr. Hugh Fudenberg M.D., an immuno-geneticist, states that if you receive the flu vaccine five years consecutively, your risk for developing Alzheimer’s Disease is 10 times higher then those who have received the vaccine zero to two times. The neurologic damages are a result of the aluminum and mercury in the vaccine being injected directly into the blood stream, which bypasses natural detoxification processes.

There are safer ways to prevent getting sick this season, including washing hands, eating a healthy diet, and supplementing with Vitamin D, which has been shown to be around 800 percent more effective at preventing flu then the vaccine in some cases.

— Dr. Brice Miller, DC

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  • Joseph S. Gilkey BRISTOL — Joseph S. Gilkey, 88, died July 14 at his home in Fort Myers, Florida. He married Louise Fallow on Dec. 12, 1948, who preceded him in death in 1994. He then married Betty Roberts on Dec. 3, 1994. Roberts survives, along with two sons, Micha

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  • Shirley Walgamuth LEESBURG — Shirley Walgamuth, 72, died Wednesday at her home.She was married to Glen Martinson, who died in 1979.In 1989, she married Arden Walgamuth, who died in 2009.She is survived by her daughter, Tracy (Craig) Williams, Fort Wayne; two stepdaugh

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  • OBT GN0726 Mullet obit photo Elizabeth Mullet GOSHEN — Elizabeth Mullet, 94, died of natural causes at 4 a.m. Friday at her daughter’s residence. She was born April 20, 1920, in Nappanee, to John E. and Mattie (Stutzman) Helmuth. On Oct. 19, 1939, she married Felty J. Mullet in Kosciusko County.

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  • Allan L. Hanna LIGONIER — Allan L. Hanna, 75, died Thursday in Goshen. He married Joyce Stump in Boston, Mass., Sept. 2, 1960. She survives in Ligonier. Also surviving are his daughter, Debbie Hanna, Elkhart; and a son, Mark Hanna, Ligonier. A funeral service will

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  • Dorothy Jean Kidder ELKHART — Dorothy Jean Kidder, 90, died Tuesday at Elkhart General Hospital. She married Eldon Seamands in April 1947 and Walter Hardison in June 1961. On March 8, 1982, she married Howard Kidder, who preceded her in death Oct. 14, 1996. She is survi

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  • Cleo L. Brown NAPPANEE — Cleo L. Brown, 97, died at 7:24 a.m. Wednesday at her home.On Nov. 27, 1937, she was married to Quincy Brown Jr. He died in 1986.She is survived by her children, Jerry (Lynda) Brown, Mishawaka, and Kathy (Eldon) Mikel, Nappanee.Friends may

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  • OBT GN0725 Cripe obit photo Esther I. Cripe GOSHEN — Esther I. Cripe, 99, of Ind. 15 south, passed away peacefully in her sleep early Wednesday morning at Miller’s Merry Manor, Wakarusa. She was born Oct. 19, 1914 in Rockford, Ill., to Edgar and Hattie (Conklin) Hunt. On Oct. 25, 1941, she mar

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