Parents Do Have a Vaccine Alternative
Posted on: Friday, January 9th 2015 at 12:15 pm
Written By: Cilla Whatcott, HD RHom, CCH
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Could a safe, effective and inexpensive alternative to vaccination already exist?
Lily was my third child. She was born in China, in the city of Jiujang, in Jiangxhi Province. She was ten months old when we traveled to get her and weighed a mere 10 pounds.
Lily was beautiful. She was more like a newborn than a one year old. She could barely hold up her head and was so accustomed to being heavily swaddled in layers of clothing that she cried when the air touched her skin the first time we carefully unwrapped her. Her tiny features were so delicate. She was as quiet as a mouse. She slept through the night without a peep. She was perfect.
Looking back, I can see that Lily was suffering from "failure to thrive," or the lack of weight gain and physical growth that many orphans suffer when inadequately nurtured and underfed. Combine this with a challenged immune system and the trauma of leaving the familiarity of the orphanage, and you have a child who is very vulnerable.
Once home, the pediatrician suggested that Lily needed her vaccines; the Chinese records could not be trusted. Having never even questioned vaccines before, I agreed, and Lily was given her DPT, hepatitis B, polio, and the MMR. What I know now is that this amounts to eight separate disease agents at once, not to mention the additives in each injection. A chemical cocktail.
Shortly after, Lily's leg swelled to twice the size. She became more and more agitated, crying loudly. Long woeful shrieks were coming from her and nothing soothed her. Her temperature was 103 F. and rising. She was clearly in great distress and I ran her back to the pediatrician where she was diagnosed with aseptic meningitis. This is an inflammation of the membrane covering the brain and spinal cord. She was given IV antibiotics and her fever continued to climb to about 105 F. I tried to accept the fact that she might die and spent the next forty eight hours holding her warm, limp body and praying.
The Merck Manual is one of the world's most trusted medical references. First published in 1899, The "Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy" is a concise and complete medical reference for doctors, medical students, and healthcare professionals.
From its pages I read: "Disorders and drugs are common causes of meningitis. Disorders that most commonly cause meningitis include disorders that cause inflammation, including the inflammation that occurs when the body's immune system malfunctions and attacks the body's own tissues (autoimmune disorders)."  Among the culpable drugs listed are vaccines.
Eager for validation, back I went to the pediatrician, armed with my information, certain she would agree with me for unearthing the actual cause of Lily's illness. I was sadly mistaken. She informed me with complete confidence and authority that there was no connection whatsoever to the vaccines. Completely impossible. And furthermore, she delivered a terse lecture on the horrors of children dying from communicable diseases and how she had seen these horrors in the field. End of conversation. I was speechless.
In the months and years that followed, I underwent a total reorganization of my belief system. The stark realization hit me that no one was going to look out for my kids as I do. It was up to me. The sheer responsibility felt overwhelming. But at the same time, it felt somehow empowering. I wasn't going to trust what someone else told me without doing my own research ever again My choices eventually led me back to school where I spent four years earning a degree in homeopathic medicine. It was there that I learned more about how the healthy immune system operates.
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Cilla Whatcott, HD RHom, CCH is a board certified classical homeopath and the co-founder of Free and Healthy Children International, a non-profit which educates parents about disease prevention options. She is author of “There is a Choice, Homeoprophylaxis."
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By Physicist Gary Wade (11/17/07)
Vaccines are a major cause of health problems and disease. The mass vaccination of the population is an example of the triumph of false advertising hype and lobbying by drug companies over factual information about vaccines that if honestly presented would end vaccinations. The rampant explosion of autism, going from approximately 1 in 5,600 to 1 in 150, associated with the large number of mandatory vaccinations for children, should be enough in an honest society to shut down the vaccine industry and convert all the profits and all the assets of the drug companies into compensation to the families of those injured by the vaccines.
I am now going to list the common problems associated with vaccines in general. I will then document these problems by close examination of specific commonly used vaccines, many of which are given in “mandatory” vaccinations by pediatrician to defenseless infants and children.
Items ( problems ):
1) Vaccinations give at best only limited short term protection against the disease they are intended to protect against.
2) Vaccines commonly cause / give the disease that they are suppose to protect against.
3) Vaccines are commonly contaminated with other live viruses and bacteria which cause many other illnesses and diseases shortly after the vaccination and up to many years later.
4) Vaccines contain large numbers of poison chemical compounds and toxins, which can cause adverse reactions, e.g. sickness, disability, and death, particularly in infants.
5) Doctors and public health officials regularly lie to parents and the general public about vaccine effectiveness and safety.
Item 1 and 2:
a) Polio vaccine - The polio death rate in the United States declined on its own by 47% from 1923 to 1953. A similar decline occurred in European countries as well.(43) There is no credible evidence that the polio vaccines caused polio to disappear.(44) When the polio vaccines became available
( Salk vaccine 1955 and Sabin 1959 ) many European countries questioned their effectiveness and refused to systematically inoculate their populations. Despite these refusals to use the vaccines, polio epidemics also ended in these countries.(45)
The number of reported cases of polio following mass inoculations with the Salk vaccine jumped dramatically.(46) For example, when comparing the number of polio cases over a one year period just prior to the Salk vaccination to a one year period just following the vaccinations, we have: Vermont (266% increase), Rhode Island (454% increase), New Hampshire (239% increase), Connecticut (92% increase) and Massachusetts (642% increase).
Doctors and scientists at the National Institutes of Health knew the Salk vaccine was ineffective and deadly: "worthless as a preventive and dangerous to take".(47) Dr. Salk stated: "When you inoculate children with a polio vaccine you don't sleep well for two or three weeks".(48) The U. S. Public Health Service was coerced by the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis and pharmaceutical companies which had large investments in the vaccine, into signing a false proclamation claiming the vaccine was safe and 100% effective.(49) Recall the Tuskee, Alabama, syphilis experiments carried out by the U. S. Public Health Service and you will have no trouble believing the total lack of integrity in that agency. In 1976, Dr. Salk testified that his vaccine was "the principal if not sole cause" of all reported polio cases in the United States since 1961.(59) The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) currently admits that the live-virus vaccine of Dr. Sabin is the over whelming cause for essentially all polio since 1983.(51,52)
Polio is a contagious disease caused by an intestinal virus that may attack nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms include fever, headache, sore throat, and vomiting. Some victims develop neurological complications, including stiffness of the neck and back, weak muscles, pain in the joints, and paralysis of one or more limbs or respiratory muscles. In an apparent attempt to make the Salk polio vaccine and later the Sabin oral vaccine seem successful against polio, the definition of what constitutes a polio case and a polio epidemic were changed.(53,54) The net effect of this deception was to make the vaccine look like a great success story. For example, aseptic meningitis, an infectious disease often difficult to distinguish from polio, was now under the new polio definition more often reported as a separate disease from polio after the Salk vaccine was introduced. In Los Angeles County in July 1955, before introduction of the Salk vaccine, there were reported 273 polio cases and 50 aseptic meningitis cases, for a total of 323 cases. In Los Angeles County in Sept. 1966 after the Sabin oral vaccine was introduced, there were reported 5 polio cases and 256 aseptic meningitis cases, for a total of 261 cases. The true cause for the near disappearance of polio seems to be safe water supplies and generally better personal hygiene habits for the general population.
Before finishing up this corruption story of the polio vaccination program, we should note the contributions to the number of polio cases made by the utterly corrupt behavior of the corporate user class which owns and runs the sugar "food" industry. I quote here directly from Vaccines: Are They Really Safe And Effective, by Neil Z. Miller. ( Note: Ignore the reference numbers)
"In 1948, during the height of the polio epidemics, Dr. Benjamin Sandler, a nutritional expert at the Oteen Veterans' Hospital, detailed a relationship between polio and an excessive consumption of sugars and starches. He compiled records showing that countries with the highest per capita consumption of sugar had the greatest incidence of polio. He claimed that such "foods" dehydrate the cells and leech calcium from the nerves, muscles, bones, and teeth. A serious calcium deficiency precedes polio (22).
"Researchers have always known that polio strikes with its greatest intensity during the hot summer months. Dr. Sandler observed that children consume greater amounts of ice cream, soda pop, and artificially sweetened products in hot weather. In 1949, before the polio season began, he warned the residents of North Carolina (through the newspapers and radio) to decrease their consumption of these products. During that summer North Carolinians reduced their intake of sugar by 90 percent and polio decreased in that state in 1949 by the same amount. ( The North Carolina State Health Department reported 2,498 cases of polio in 1948 and 229 in 1949). (23, 24)
"Note: One manufacturer shipped one million less gallons of ice cream during the first week alone following the publication of Dr. Sandler's anti-polio diet. Coca Cola sales were down as well. But the powerful Rockefeller Milk Trust, which sold frozen product to North Carolinians, combined forces with the Coca Cola power merchants and convinced the people that Sandler's findings were a myth and the polio figures a fluke. By the summer of 1950 sales were back to ordinary levels and polio cases returned to "normal" during that year." (25)
b) Diphtheria vaccine - An upper respiratory disease, diphtheria is contagious and caused by a bacteria. In the United States, from 1900 to 1930, years before the diphtheria vaccine was introduced, a greater than 90 percent decline in reported deaths from diphtheria had already occurred.(55) The disease is generally conveyed by direct contact with the diphtheria germ. Thus, diphtheria is readily controlled through simple sanitary measures.(56) And some researchers attribute the diphtheria decline to increased nutritional and sanitary awareness.(57,58)
In 1939 Germany began compulsory vaccinations for diphtheria. Following this country-wide vaccination program Germany had a diphtheria epidemic of 150,000 cases.(59) After the German occupation of France, France was forced to have a mass diphtheria vaccination program and France suffered a diphtheria epidemic in 1943 of 47,000 cases following the vaccinations.(60) In nearby Norway, which refused vaccinations, there were only 50 diphtheria cases in 1943.(61)
The Bureau of Biologics and the FDA in 1975 concluded: 1) That diphtheria toxoid "is not as effective an immunizing agent as might be anticipated". , and 2) Diphtheria may occur in vaccinated individuals, and noted that "the permanence of immunity induced by the toxoid ... is open to question".(62) Now in light of the above historical information on the lack of success of diphtheria vaccination programs and their linkage to diphtheria outbreaks, can you see what a self-serving understatement these 1975 pronouncements are?
c) Measles vaccine - Caused by a virus, measles is a contagious disease that affects the respiratory system, skin, and eyes. Treatment usually consists of allowing the disease to run its course. In populations newly exposed to measles, serious complications among adolescents and young adults increase, thus raising mortality rates.(63) This was a fact well known and used by our immoral and criminal forefathers in the U.S. military when they supplied measles contaminated blankets, as well as small pox contaminated blankets to native American peoples. However, most cases of measles are not serious, especially when large numbers of the past population have already been exposed to the germ.(64,65)
There were 13.3 measles deaths per 100,000 population in 1900. That death rate had declined by 97.7% to .03 deaths per 100,000 in 1955.(66) Eight years later in 1963 a measles vaccine was developed and mass vaccinations soon began. The death rate from measles in the mid-1970's after mass vaccination remained exactly the same as in the early 1960's before the measles vaccine.(67)
The chances are about 14 times greater that measles will be contracted by those vaccinated against measles than by those who are left alone.(68) There is considerable question as to whether there is any effective immunity with the measles vaccination. In some measles outbreaks over 95% of cases had previously been vaccinated against measles.(69) 58% of the U.S. school age children that contracted measles in 1984 had previously been vaccinated for measles.(70) 80% 0f the reported 1,984 cases of measles in 1985 were of people who had been previously vaccinated against measles.(71) There are more recent measles outbreaks reported where essentially 100% of the cases were previously vaccinated against measles.(72)
d) Rubella vaccine - When contracted by children Rubella, a contagious virus disease, is usually so mild it often escapes detection. However, if a pregnant woman develops the disease during her first trimester, her baby may be born with birth defects. These include impaired vision and hearing, limb defects, mental retardation, and heart malformations.
It is not necessary to protect children from this harmless disease, and it confers natural immunity to those who contract it so they are unlikely to experience a recurrence as adults. In one study at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 36 percent of adolescent females who had been vaccinated against Rubella lacked serological proof of immunity.(73) In general 25% of the people vaccinated for Rubella show no evidence of immunity within five years following their Rubella vaccinations.(74) In a Casper, Wyoming Rubella epidemic 73% of the cases occurred in Rubella vaccinated children.(75) In a study from Australia, it was reported that among the reported cases of Rubella, 80% of all army recruits who had been vaccinated for Rubella just four months earlier still contracted Rubella.(76)
A recent survey of sixth graders in a well - vaccinated urban community revealed that about 15% of this group was still susceptible to Rubella.(77) Nearly 85% of the population was naturally immune to Rubella before the Rubella vaccine was available.(78) So where is the so called benefit of this and other vaccines? Perhaps we will have to look in corporate bank accounts and allopathic medical doctors' bank accounts to find the only true benefits of vaccines.
e) Mumps vaccine - Mumps is a contagious viral disease which attacks the salivary glands. Mumps is rarely serious and usually clears up in about ten days. Mumps is rarely harmful in childhood, and almost always confers life long immunity.
Recent studies show that mumps occurrence among persons previously vaccinated for mumps is common.(79)
f) Tetanus vaccine - Tetanus is a bacterial spore caused disease associated with the spores trapped in aerobic conditions inside improperly cleaned wounds. After contraction of tetanus, the death rate is over 50% if not treated and around 20% when properly treated.(80)
The incidence of tetanus has been steadily declining due to increased attention to wound hygiene.(81) In the American civil war there were 205 cases per 100,000 wounds, as compared with .44 cases per 100,000 wounds in World War 2.(82)
There is no credible scientific evidence indicating how often tetanus boosters are required or whether they are required at all" .(83) In fact, government statistics show that until the last few years, 40 percent of the child population was not protected. Yet infection rates from tetanus continued to decline".(84)
g) Pertussis vaccine - Pertussis is a contagious bacterial caused respiratory system disease. It is also known as whooping cough. The disease is rarely fatal and there is no specific allopathic treatment for pertussis.(85,86)
In the United States from 1900 to 1935 the death rate from pertussis declined by 79% .(87) The incidence and severity of whooping cough had continually declined long before the introduction of the pertussis vaccine in 1936.(88) Studies show that the effectiveness of the pertussis vaccine is in the 40% to 45% range.(89) However, this poor level of population vaccine induced immunity is not sustained. Twelve years after receiving the full series of pertussis vaccinations, susceptibility to coming down with the disease is around 95% .(90) In an epidemic in 1978, 54% of the cases had been fully vaccinated against the disease.(91) In an epidemic in 1984, 49% of the cases had been fully vaccinated.(92) In 1984 the CDC reported that approximately 46% of the pertussis cases in the U. S. that year had been fully vaccinated.(93) In an epidemic in 1986, in Kansas, of the patients whose vaccination status was known, 90% were fully vaccinated.(94)
h) Smallpox vaccine - I will quote here directly ( pages 45 and 46 ) from the book: Vaccines: Are They Really Safe And Effective, by Neil Z. Miller. This is an excellent, must read book. (Note: Ignore Ref. No.s)
"Smallpox: Official statistics from many countries indicate that smallpox (and other communicable diseases) were declining before vaccination programs were enforced. This may be attributed to the sanitation reforms and nutritional teachings instituted around the mid - 1800's. For example, water supplies were protected from contamination, streets and stables were cleaned, sewage was removed, and food was delivered while still fresh (156). However, once smallpox vaccinations became mandatory, deaths from the disease steadily increased. In fact, records in several countries show that nearly every contagious disease - plague, cholera, dysentery, measles, scarlet fever, whooping cough - except smallpox (kept alive by mandatory vaccinations), declined in number and severity on its own (127).
"Before England passed a compulsory vaccination law in 1853, the highest death rate for any two year period was only 2,000 cases, even during the most severe epidemics (158). (Jenner himself admitted that smallpox was relatively unknown before he began his vaccinations (159). In fact, there were only a few hundred cases of smallpox in England at that time)(160). After more than fifteen years of mandatory vaccinations, in 1870 and 1871 alone more than 23,000 people died from the disease (161). In Germany, over 124,000 people died of smallpox during the same epidemic. All had been vaccinated (162). In Japan, nearly 29,000 people died in just seven years under a stringent compulsory vaccination and re - vaccination program (163). In Italy, during the late 1800's, mandatory vaccinations were required, but only in the army were they thoroughly enforced. The smallpox death rates in Italy at that time, for men and women under 20 years of age, were equal. But the smallpox death rate for men in the army (20-30 years old) was disproportionately greater than for women of the same age (164). Compare these devastating figures to Australia, where the government terminated compulsory vaccinations when two children died from their smallpox shots. As a result, smallpox virtually disappeared in that country (three cases in fifteen years) (165).
"Every examination of the facts indicates that the smallpox vaccine was not only ineffective but dangerous. Undoctored hospital records consistently show that about 90 percent of all smallpox cases occurred after the individual was vaccinated (166). "Deaths certified as due to vaccination ... have several times outnumbered those from smallpox." - Dr. Millard, Medical Officer of Health (167). But hospital records often were doctored, and death certificates were falsified when patients died of smallpox after vaccination (168). "The credit of vaccination is kept up statistically by diagnosing all the ( cases of smallpox after vaccinations ) as pustular eczema ( or anything else ) except smallpox." - London Health Official (169).
"There is a direct relationship between the percentages of babies vaccinated and the number of smallpox deaths: the higher the percentage, the greater the fatalities. In other words, deaths from smallpox tumbled only after people refused the shots (170).
"Multiple vaccinations against smallpox were common. However, a study published in 1980 by Mutation Research showed that children who were re -vaccinated against smallpox had "chroomosomal aberrations in their white blood cells." The authors of this study concluded that smallpox vaccination has a "mutagenic effect" on human chromosomes (171). (For more information on vaccines and Genetic Mutations, see the section on this topic.)
"Note: James Phipps, the eight - year - old boy initially vaccinated by Jenner in 1796, was re - vaccinated 20 times, and died at the age of twenty. Jenner's own son, who was also vaccinated more than once, died at twenty - one. Both succumbed to tuberculosis, a condition that some researchers have linked to the smallpox vaccine (172).
"Give no deadly medicine to anyone." - Hippocrates "
Do you like to be lied to? Do doctors that lie to you about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine they are going to give to you or your loved ones deserve your respect or your utter contempt? What must we as a nation do to the allopathic medical establishment, so as to secure righteous retribution for their crimes?
Items 3 and 4:
a) Polio vaccine - The Salk polio vaccine provides an excellent example of what has and can go wrong with live virus vaccines. Even though no medically literate doctor uses the Salk vaccine anymore, there are tens upon tens of millions of people alive right now who were given the Salk vaccine. Here is a description of how the Salk vaccine was made, I quote directly from The Vaccination Inquirer, published in England:
"Modern Methods of Production.
"Whilst some of the older methods are still being used, tissue culture techniques are replacing a number of them. The vaccinia virus can readily be grown in tissue cultures made from chick embryos, and most viruses can be grown on chopped tissue dropped or suspended in a nutrient medium. A general outline of the technique for growing vaccine virus for polio - myelitis is now given.
"Rhesis monkeys are infected with the virus of infantile paralysis and when they are paralyzed they are killed.
"Then the kidneys are removed. These are immediately decapsulated and chopped up into small pieces and placed into a nutrient medium. A pre - warmed solution of trypsin (a digestive enzyme) is added and the mixture is stirred. About 20 minutes later he fluid is discarded and another solution of trypsin is added. After a further 20 minutes the solution is decanted into sterile tubes. A 2% calf serum in nutrient medium is added, and eventually a portion of the stock virus preparation is introduced. The cultures are replaced in the incubator and degeneration of the cells due to the virus becomes apparent within two or three days. All the material is pooled and the cell debris is allowed to settle in the cold. The supernatant fluid is carefully decanted off and filtered. It contains the crude virus preparation. In the case of Salk vaccine Formalin is then added to kill the viruses. Samples are then dialysed free of Formalin and tested in tissue culture for living virus.
"The general form of preparation of other vaccines is similar and when living virus vaccines are required the killing stage is omitted.
"A brief account of the original isolation of the virus may be of interest:
"Viruses are isolated simply by preparing a bacteria - free suspension of infected material and exposing susceptible cells to it. As an example the isolation of poliomyelitis virus from feces will be described. A 1 / 10 suspension of a specimen of feces is prepared by stirring it in B. S. S. (a balanced salt solution) with a glass rod until all lumps have disappeared. The solid matter is then removed by centrifugation. The clear supernatant is removed for testing. A mixture of antibiotics (penicillin, streptomycin and mycostatin) is added. The fecal extract is tested on monkey kidney cells or cells from a human afterbirth, and these are examined daily for the appearance of typical destructive effects."
Now how many places in this vaccine production process did you see for unwanted and unknown virus, bacteria, rickettsia, and spore contamination to occur? Simian monkey kidneys used to make the polio vaccine during the 1950's and 60's were contaminated with the SV - 40 virus.(95 to 102) SV - 40 is a powerful immunosuppressor and can quickly turn HIV positive status into full blown AIDS. SV - 40 is considered to be a cancer-causing virus.(103) It has been found in brain tumors, leukemia, and other human cancers as well. SV - 40 is not the only known monkey virus to contaminate the polio vaccine. Dr. Hilary Koprowski, has warned congressmen that "an almost infinite number of monkey viruses" can contaminate polio vaccines.(104) It is extremely likely that these viruses contaminated vaccines in the 1950's, 60's, and 70's, before virus detection techniques were developed and refined.(105)
b) Measles vaccine - The measles vaccine may cause ataxia, learning disability, retardation, aseptic meningitis, seizure disorders, paralysis, and death. Other researchers have investigated it as a possible cause of or co - factor for multiple sclerosis, Reye's syndrome, Guillian - Barre syndrome, blood clotting disorders,, and juvenile - onset diabetes.(106)
c) Rubella vaccine - Adverse reactions to vaccine include arthritis, arthralgia, and polyneuritis.(107) Another problem is vaccine contamination with Epstein - Barr Virus, an immunological suppresser. The Epstein -Barr Virus can be passed on to adults through casual contact years after the vaccination.(108,109)
The rate of side effects among teenage girls is 5 to 10%. Among women it is greater than 30% .(110)
d) Mumps vaccine - Adverse reactions to the mumps vaccine include, itching, bruises, febrile seizures, unilateral nerve deafness, and encephalitis.(111,112)
The mumps vaccine, the measles vaccine, and the rubella vaccine are now commonly combined into what is called a MMR vaccine. I quote here directly from a MMR vaccination package insert:
" ... Fever up to 104 F., sore throat, headache, red rash, arthritis, polyneuritis (inflammation of many nerves. This damage can cause paralysis) malaise (sick feeling), abnormality of lymph nodes and swelling of same (this also occurs with blood - poisoning or any other serious body - poisoning), utricaria (hives, swollen blotches on the skin which itch and hurt), orcitis (Inflammation of testicles - may cause impotence later in life. This is mainly from the mumps vaccine.), purpura (hemorrhage into the skin, leaving a bluish disfigurement to the outer skin), throbocytopenia (disease of blood platelets), arthraigia (arthritis of the joints), convulsions (violent uncontrolled spasms such as in fits), post - vaccinal encephalitis (brain damage following vaccinations, sometimes results in insanity) swelling, redness, pain and vesiculation at the sight of injection. (Vesiculation relates to the "abnormality" or disease of the seminal vesicles, the glands at the base of the prostate gland which stores semen which is the fluid containing sperm.) "
e) DPT vaccine - The diphtheria vaccine, the pertussis vaccine, and the tetanus vaccine are combined into one vaccine called DPT vaccine. This is one of the most dangerous and deadly vaccines forced on defenseless infants and trusting ignorant sheep-like parents by the corrupt allopathic medical industry. I quote directly here from, Vaccines: Are They Really Safe And Effective? (page 36). (Ignore Ref.)
"Scientists have developed an indirect test to determine the efficacy and safety of pertussis vaccine. If the vaccine renders immunity in mice, it is considered effective in children. If the mice do not lose weight, it is presumed to be non-toxic (106).
"The pertussis vaccine may cause fever as high as 106 degrees, pain, swelling, diarrhea, projectile vomiting, excessive sleepiness, high - pitched screaming (not unlike the so - called cri encephalique, or encephalitic scream associated with central nervous system damage), inconsolable crying bouts, seizures, convulsions, collapse, shock, breathing problems, brain damage, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) (107, 108). In one study, serious reactions (including grand mal epilepsy and encephalapathy) were shown to be as high as one in 600 (109). In another study it was reported that out of 15,752 shots that were administered to children, only 18 serious reaction (shock - collapse or convulsions) occurred (1 in 875). However, each child in the study received three to five shots. Thus, approximately one out of every 200 children who received the full DPT series suffered serve reactions (110).
"Studies show that children die at a rate eight times greater than normal within three days after getting a DPT shot (111). The three primary doses of DPT are given to infants at two months, four months, and six months. Approximately 85 percent of SIDS cases occur in the period one through six months, with the peak incidence at age two to four months (112).
"In a recent scientific study of SIDS, episodes of apnea (cessation of breathing) and hyponea (abnormally shallow breathing) were measured before and after DPT vaccinations. Cotwatch (a precise breathing monitor designed by Leif Karlsson) was used, and the computer printouts it generated (in integrals of the "weighted apnea - hypopnea density" - WAHD) were analyzed. The data clearly shows that vaccination caused an extraordinary increase in episodes where breathing either nearly ceased or stopped completely. These episodes continued periodically for months following vaccinations. Dr. Viera Scheibnerova, the author of the study, concluded that "vaccination is the single most prevalent and most preventable cause of infant deaths" (Figure 9) (113).
"In another study of 103 children who died of SIDS, Dr. William Torch, of the University of Nevada School of Medicine at Reno, found that more than two - thirds had been vaccinated with DPT prior to death. Of these, 6.5 percent died within 12 hours of vaccination; 13 percent within 24 hours; 26 percent within three days; and 37, 61, and 70 percent within one, two, and three weeks, respectively (Figure 10). He also found that SIDS frequencies have a bimodal peak occurrence at two and four months - the same ages when initial doses of DPT are administered to infants (114)."
Now, the ineffectiveness of the vaccine has been shown and the evidence of the danger to and damage done to infants is clear, so why have not allopathic doctors stopped DPT vaccinations? ( ... "do no harm" ... ; "Give no deadly medicine to anyone." )
f) Smallpox vaccine - Except for the U. S. military, smallpox vaccinations have ended world wide. The fostered public misconception is that the smallpox vaccine is a success story, that smallpox has been eradicated. The truth, as you read earlier, is that the smallpox vaccination has been banned all over the world because it is a killer with no redeeming quality. There are however, tens upon tens of million of Americans alive right now which have been vaccinated for smallpox and contaminated with only God knows how many other live viruses, bacteria, spores, and toxins. Below is described the process by which smallpox vaccine is made. If you have been vaccinated for smallpox, pay very close attention to what was done to you. If you are going into the U. S. military they are still going to give you a smallpox vaccination, " because of strategic defensive military and anti - terrorist considerations". (What a pile of crap from one of the most anal retentive organizations on the planet). If you are not going into the military you are still not safe from the smallpox vaccine. The smallpox vaccine is being currently used as the "seed" source for the virus that causes smallpox, which researchers plan to use as a biologic carrier in future recombinant live - virus vaccines. Furthermore, I quote here from the Dec. 3, 1986 , issue of the New England Journal of Medicine article: Disseminated Vaccinia in a Military Recruit with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Disease.
"Extensive research is being conducted on recombinant live - virus vaccines in which vaccinia (the smallpox organism) is used as a biologic carrier. Recently, several groups have developed candidate recombinant HIV vaccines. Our case report raises provocative questions concerning the ultimate safety of such vaccines."
Now how is that last sentence for a highly probable understatement in light of what you have so far learned about what has gone wrong with every vaccine that has ever been used / made?
Here is the smallpox vaccine manufacturing process, I quote here from page 286 and 287 of the excellent book; Vaccination Condemned (book one) , by Elben:
"HOW SMALLPOX VACCINE IS MADE
“A calf is tied down to an operating table, the stomach is shaved from twelve to fifteen inches square, and about one hundred incisions are made. Into these incisions one drop of glycerinated lymph (a culture of smallpox passed through a solution of glycerin) is allowed to drop in and is thoroughly rubbed in. Fever sets in, and the animal becomes exceedingly sick. In a few days the vesicles appear, the scabs form, and the elimination of impurities of various kinds from the blood of the calf begins, in the form of pus, which is thrown out of the blood into the vesicles. At the end of six days the process of elimination has proceeded so far that the vesicles are full of pus, putrid cells, etc., and a scab has formed over the reservoir of disease. The inoculated area is washed with warm water, and each vesicle is clasped with clamps, separately. The crust is carefully scraped with the edge of a steel instrument and the dead skin, lymph, poisonous pus and blood that are exuded are transferred to a small crucible.
"To this toxic mass of putrid matter is added an equal measure of glycerin, and the mass is then thoroughly stirred and mixed by a small electric motor. As soon as it is rendered homogeneous, it is placed in another crucible and passed through a very fine sieve, in order to remove the coarse pieces of rotten flesh, hair, etc.; then the mixture is again stirred and thoroughly mixed, transferred to tubes, and distributed throughout the country as pure calf lymph, when in reality there is no such thing as pure lymph. It is this rotten stuff that our health boards, school boards, and family physician insist upon having introduced directly into the circulation of the blood of millions of school children every year."
To demonstrate just how potentially "useful" the smallpox vaccine or any other vaccine can be to reach the end goals of the behind the senses power elite, we need only consider the occurrence and spread of AIDS. I quote here directly from Vaccines: Are They Really Safe And Effective? (pages 49 to 51). (Ignore Ref.)
"AIDS: During the 1950's and 1960's millions of people were injected with polio vaccines that were contaminated with the SV - 40 virus (undetected in the Simian monkey organs used to prepare the vaccines) (197 to 204). SV - 40 is considered a powerful immunosuppressor and trigger for HIV - the name given to the AIDS virus. It is said to cause a clinical condition indistinguishable from AIDS, and has been found in brain tumors, leukemia, and other human cancers as well. Researchers consider it to be a cancer - causing virus (205).
"Esteemed polio researcher, Dr. Hilary Koprowski, has warned congressmen that "an almost infinite number of monkey viruses" can contaminate polio vaccines (206). In fact, the genetic sequences of some monkey viruses are as close to some strains of the AIDS virus as some strains of the AIDS virus are to each other (207). But tests to determine the existence of some of these viruses were not developed until the mid - 1980's. This makes it extremely likely that these viruses contaminated vaccines in the 1960's and 1970's, before virus detection techniques were refined (208). And at least one health official has voiced the obvious regarding our knowledge of animal viruses and the status of vaccines today: "You can't test for something if you don't know it's there (209).
"In a recent article published in the British medical journal Lancet, the author noted that the oral polio vaccine - which was also used experimentally during the mid - 1970's to treat recurrent herpes - was probably contaminated with a number of potentially dangerous retroviruses. The use of this vaccine for experimental purposes may have seeded HIV among American homosexuals (210).
"Scientists and other researchers have uncovered a link between the smallpox vaccine and AIDS. According to Dr. Robert Gallo, the chief AIDS researcher at the National Cancer Institute, "the use of live vaccines such as that used for smallpox can activate a dormant infection such as HIV." In fact, the greatest spread of HIV infection coincides with the most intense and recent smallpox vaccination campaigns. Information on the seven Central African countries most infected with AIDS - Zaire, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawai, Ruandi, and Burundi - precisely matches WHO figures indicating the number of people vaccinated. Brazil, the only South American country included in the smallpox campaign, has the greatest incidence of AIDS on that continent (211).
"In Central Africa (where the AIDS epidemic is thought to have originated) AIDS was more evenly spread among males and females than in the West. But about 14,000 Haitians were in Central Africa on a United Nations assignment when the smallpox campaign took place. They were also vaccinated against smallpox, and began to return home at a time when Haiti had become a popular getaway for San Francisco homosexuals (212).
"In 1969, the U. S. Department of Defense sought funds from Congress to create a "synthetic biological agent, an agent that does not naturally exist and for which no natural immunity could have been acquired" (213). In a controversial article published by Health Freedom News, William Campbell Douglass, M.D., claims that this virus - the AIDS virus - was deliberately manufactured by the National Cancer Institute in collaboration with the World Health Organization (214). He supports this assertion with direct quotes from a bulletin published by WHO in 1972. Evidently, they wanted to create a hybrid virus in an attempt "to ascertain whether viruses can in fact exert selective effects on immune function (215). He describes a Dr. Theodore Strecker's research into how these organizations combined two deadly retroviruses - bovine leukemia virus (BLV) and sheep visna virus - to create the AIDS virus. (Some retroviruses may take up to 40 years to manifest.) (216). Dr. Douglass asserts that during official proceedings in 1972, WHO suggested that a useful way to study the effects of the new virus would be to put it into a vaccination program and observe the results. He and Dr. Strecker claim WHO used the smallpox vaccine for this study and chose Central Africa to begin (217).
"Needles were reused 40 to 60 times during the Central African smallpox vaccine campaign. The primary method of sterilization consisted of waving the needle across a flame. Needle - sharing contributes to the transmission of infectious disease (218).
"Note: Immoral, unethical, and illegal medical experimentation still occurs. For example, in December of 1990 a federal regulation was adopted permitting the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to circumvent U. S. and international laws forbidding medical experiments on unwilling subjects. This regulation permits the FDA to inject American troops with un-approved experimental drugs or vaccines without their informed consent. The FDA merely needs to deem it "not feasible" to obtain the soldier's permission (219).
"Dr. William Douglass also acknowledges that AIDS was brought into the United States from Haiti by homosexuals, but implicates the hepatitis B vaccine for the sudden proliferation of AIDS in the homosexual population. (The hepatitis B vaccine exhibits the exact epidemiology as AIDS.) He notes that a Dr. W. Schmugner, head of the New York City blood bank, set up the rules for the hepatitis vaccine studies. Only males between the ages of 20 and 40, who were not monogamous, were allowed to participate. Because all vaccine recipients in the study were required to be promiscuous, Dr. Douglass speculates that there was a deliberate attempt to spread something among the population. Although this information appears fantastic, in 1981 the CDC reported that four percent of those receiving the hepatitis vaccine were AIDS infected. In 1984 the CDC acknowledged that the true figure is 60 percent. By 1987 they refused to give out any figures at all (230).
"Finally, even though several plausible theories linking vaccines to AIDS have been offered, health officials remain obstinately opposed, even hostile, to suggestions that further investigations be made. Dr. David Heymann, head of the Office of Research for the World Health Organization's Global Program on AIDS, stubbornly insisted that "any speculation on how (the AIDS virus) arose is of no importance (221). And even though the original seed stocks of the polio vaccines from the early 1960's are available, the FDA claims they were never tested, even by WHO. According to the FDA, this is because there are not enough vials of the material, and testing "might use it all up" (222).
We now have a strange mystery disease(s) called "Gulf War Syndrome". The military does not want to admit it exists and when pressed can't seem to figure out what could possibly be causing it. It is sort of a replay of the agent orange military crimes. Just how many, many years did it take the military to admit that a very small amount of dioxin was present in the agent orange spray? How long did it take the government to admit the connection between the dioxin (probably the most deadly carcinogen outside of plutonium known) and the fatal health problems of thousands of veterans? How many years before the military and FDA admit the cause of "Gulf War Syndrome" is the mandatory experimental vaccinations given to the troops or the experimental anti-nerve gas drug given to the troops or biological weapons used by Iraq and or by our own military on our own troops? Prussian Gulf troops were forced to take two experimental vaccines and the experimental anti-nerve gas drug pyridostigmine. The experimental Botulism vaccine was given to 8,000 individuals in the Persian Gulf. The experimental Anthrax vaccine was given to approximately 150,000 individuals in the Persian Gulf. And let us not forget all the other standard vaccinations and booster shots the reservist and regular troops had to take, e.g., adenoviruses, measles, rubella, bivalent influenza, trivalent poliomyelitis, tetravalent meningococcus, tetanus, and diphtheria. When dealing with high-ranking military officers, in my opinion, you are likely as not dealing with the scum of the earth.
Now in light of all of the information you have been given about vaccines, do you not think it is time to pull the plug on this allopathic medicine money-making racket? Something only greedy quacks would perpetuate despite the injury and death that vaccines regularly cause. The problem is that the great majority of the population has been sold on the lie that vaccines are safe and effective. Only those who work professionally with vaccines and/or those like myself who go to the trouble of studying the facts, know the ugly truth about vaccines.
There needs to be no more mandatory vaccinations, except for pediatricians. The pediatricians need to be given the same regimen of vaccines they have been giving the defenseless infants and young children. However, because of the body mass difference between adult pediatricians and infants and young children, the pediatricians will need to take 10 to 15 times the dose for each vaccine. Also, since the adult immune system is much more developed than that of an infant, each vaccine dose for the pediatricians should be at least doubled again. I am sure these pediatricians will be more than happy to demonstrate how safe and effective these vaccines are which they have been injecting into defenseless infants and children of other people’s children.
Do you want to guess whose children are least vaccinated? That is right, the children of pediatricians. Now I wonder why that is?
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* This article was extracted from Appendix H from the paper: Dr. Rife and the Death of the Cancer Industry.
43) Micheal Alderson, International Mortality Statistics ( Washington, D.C. : Facts on File, 1981), p. 177-178.
44) Robert Mendelson, M.D., How To Raise A Healthy Child … In Spite of Your Doctor (Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1984), p. 228.
45) See Ref. 44, p. 210 and 228.
46) Hannah Allen, Don’t Get Stuck: The Case Against Vaccinations …, (Oldsman, F1: National Hygiene Press, 1985), p. 146. Also see Ref. 47, p. 140.
47) Eleanor McBean, The Poisoned Needle, (Makelumne Hill, CA: Health Research, 1974), p. 142.
48) See Ref. 47, p. 144.
49) See Ref. 47, p. 142-145.
50) Washington Post, (Sept. 24, 1976).
51) Peter M. Strebel. Et al., Epidemiolgy of Poliomyelitis in the U.S. One Decade after the Last Reported Case of Indigenous Wild Virus Associated Disease, Clinical Infectious Diseases, ( CDC, Feb. 1992), p. 568-579.
52) 20 th Immunization Conference Proceedings, Dallas, Texas, May 6-7, 1985, (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Oct. 1985), p. 85.
53) Hearings before the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Rep., 87 th Congress, 2 nd Session on HR 10541, May 1962, p. 94-112.
54) Christopher Kent, D.C. Ph.D., Drugs, Bugs, and Shots in the Dark, Health Freedom News, (January 1983) p. 26.
55) See Ref. 43, p. 161-162.
56) Richard Moskowitz, M.D., Immunizations: The Other Side, Mothering (Spring 1984), p. 36.
57) Patrica Savage, A Mother’s Research on Immunizations, Mothering (Fall 1979), p. 76.
58) See Ref. 56, p. 35.
59) Eleanor McBean, Ph.D., Vaccinations Do Not Protect, (Manachaca, TX; Health Excellence Systems, 1991), p. 8.
60) See Ref. 47, p. 19.
61) See Ref. 59.
62) November 20-21, 1975, Minutes of the 15 th Meeting of the Panel of Review of Bacterial Vaccines and Toxoids with Standards and Potency, (presented by the Bureau of Biologics and the Food and Drug Administration).
63) See Ref. 56, p. 34.
64) See Ref. 44, p. 214-215.
65) See Ref. 56, p. 34.
66) See Ref. 44, p. 216.
67) J. Cherry, The New Epidemiology of Measles and Rubella, Hospital Practice, (July 1980), p. 49.
68) National Health Federation Bulletin, (Nov. 1969), Also see Ref. 44, p. 216.
69) FDA Workshop to Review Warnings, Use Instructions, and Precautionary Information (on Vaccines), (Rockland, Maryland, Sept. 18, 1992), p. 27.
70) John A. Frank, Jr., M.D., et al., Measles Elimination – Final Impediments, 20 th Immunization Conference Proceedings, May 6-9, 1985, p. 21.
71) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, (U.S. Govt., June 6, 1986).
72) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, (U.S. Govt., Dec. 29, 1989).
73) Robert S. Mendelson, M.D., But Doctor, About That Shot … The Risks of Immunizations and How to Avoid Them, (Evanston, IL. : The People’s Doctor Newsletter, Inc. 1988, p. 12.
74) See Ref. 73, p. 4.
75) See Ref. 73, p. 31.
76) Dr. B. Allan, Australian J. of Medical Technology. 4, (1973), p. 26-27.
77) M. Lawless, et al., Rubella Susceptibility in Sixth-Graders, Pediatrics, 65 (June 1980), p. 1086-1089.
78) See Ref. 44, p. 218.
79) See Ref. 44, p. 213 and Ref. 69, p. 29-30.
80) R. Moskowitz, Unvaccinated Children, Mothering (Win. 1987) p. 36.
81) See Ref, 56, p. 35.
82) Roxanne Banks, A Mother Researches Immunization, Mothering (Summer 1980), p. 41.
83) See Ref. 73, p. 41.
84) See Ref. 73, p. 41.
85) See Ref. 56.
86) See Ref. 44, p. 219.
87) S.A. Halperin, et al., Persistence of Pertussis in an Immunized Population: Results of the Nova Scotia Enhanced Pertussis Surveilance Program, Journal of Pediatrics (Nov. 1989), p. 686-693.
88) See Ref. 56.
89) See Ref. 87.
90) M.E. Pichichero, et al., Diphtheria-Pertussis-Tetanus Vaccine: Reactogenicity of Commercial Products, Pediatrics (Feb. 1979), p. 256-260.
91) Medicalo Tribune (January 10, 1979), p. 1.
92) Whooping Cough, the DPT Vaccine and Reducing Vaccine Reactions (Vienna, VA., National Vaccine Information Center 1989), p. 3.
93) See Ref. 52. p. 83-84.
94) Vaccine Bulletin (Feb. 1987), p. 11.
95) B.L. Horvath, et al., Excretion of SV-40 virus after oral administration of contaminated polio vaccine, Acta Microbiologica Hungary, 11, p. 271-275.
96) Arthur J. Snider, Near Disaster with the Salk Vaccine, Science Digest (1963).
97) Division of Biologics Standards: The Boat That Never Rocked, Science, (March 17, 1972).
98) WilliaM Bennett, The Atlantic Monthly, (Harvard University Press: Feb. 1976).
99) Eva Lee Snead, M.D., AIDS – Immunization Related Syndrome, Health Freedom News, )July 1987), p. 1.
100) William Campbell Douglass, M.D., WHO Murdered Africa, Health Freedom News, (Sept. 1987), p. 42.
101) Walter S. Kyle, Simian Retroviruses, Polio Vaccine, and Origin of AIDS, Lancet, (March 7, 1992), p. 600-601.
102) Tom Curtis, The Origin of AIDS: A Startling New Theory Attempts to Answer the Question, Was it an Act of God or an Act of Man, Rolling Stone, (March 19, 1992), p. 54+.
103) See Ref. 102, p. 57, Also see Ref. 74, p. 73 and 79; and Walene James, Immunization: The Reality Behind the Myth, (Bergin and Garvey, 1988), p. 14-15.
104) See Ref. 102, p. 58-59.
105) Tom Curtis, Expert Says Test Vaccine, The Houston Post, (March 22, 1992), p. 21.
106) See Ref. 44, p. 215.
107) See Ref. 44 p. 217-218.
108) Dr. Allen D. Allen, Is RA 27/3 a Cause of Chronic Fatigue?, Medical Hypothesis, 27(1988), p. 217-220.
109) Dr. A.D. Lieberman, The role of the Rubella Virus in the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Clinical Ecology, Vol. 7, No. 3, p. 51-54.
110) See Ref. 46, p. 144.
111) See Ref. 44, p. 214.
112) Jane Mc Donald, et al., Clinical and Epidemiological Features of Mumps Meningo - Encephalitis and Possible Vaccine – Related Disease, Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal (Nov. 1989), p. 751-754.
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Infectious Diseases & Vaccines
Chronic Disease - The Vaccine Connection
* Vaccinations are very neurotoxic and have been associated with many neurological disorders, like encephalopathies, epilepsy, convulsions, ADD, LD, autism, mental retardation, depression, anxiety, CNS disorders, paralysis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, nerve deafness, blindness and SIDS. The neurological disorders associated with vaccinations are diverse and numerous. Vaccinations lower IQ as well as contribute to the overt mental disorders and neurological diseases listed here.
The relationship of vaccinations to encephalopathies and neurological diseases have been surfacing in medical journals since the advent of mass vaccination programs. Autism was unheard of before vaccinations, and parallel mass vaccination programs very nicely. ADD and learning disorders in children are now being traced to childhood vaccinations, as well as convulsions, paralysis, and epilepsy. Brain damage is by far the most common adverse reaction associated with vaccinations, although their actual numbers are not often reported correctly.List of Vaccination-induced Neurological disorders:
This list was generated from a variety of resources and is not, by any means, all inclusive.
The encephalopathies associated with vaccinations may range from overt neurological disease to high pitched crying (commonly seen after vaccination), which is not often recognized as brain damage. In other words, the child is just "reacting to the needle".
It is "normal" to be afraid of shots. But what they are missing is the diagnosis of overt neuropathy, encephalitis or brain dysfunction, because high pitched crying is not normal. Brain damage from vaccines is epidemic and yet, doctors are slow to diagnose neurological disorders (in US) when vaccinations are at stake but we see many citations linking changes (for the worse) after vaccinations are given.
Ted Koren, DC stated, "Dyslexia, minimal brain damage, ADD, autism, allergies, visual and many other neurologic diseases grouped together as "developmental disabilities," barely existed before mass vaccination programs. Probably twenty percent of American children-one youngster in five-suffers from a 'developmental disability.' This is a stupefying figure Developmental disabilities" are nearly always generated by encephalitis. And the primary cause of encephalitis in the United States and other industrialized countries is the childhood vaccination program.
To be specific, a large proportion of the millions of U.S. children and adults suffering from autism, seizures, mental retardation, hyperactivity, dyslexia, and other developmental disabilities, owe their disorders to one or another of the vaccines against childhood diseases." [Emphasis mine.]
Some 40-50 years ago children were not vaccinated until they were ready for the first grade at age 6. Neurological disorders were very uncommon then. Today, children are vaccinated at birth for HiB and begin their long vaccination-journey at 2 months of age, before the blood brain barrier is fully developed. A review of the medical literature around the world will turn up many articles linking vaccinations with many neurological disorders. Before the 1940s, autism was extremely rare or unheard of. Then in the mid-1940s we began a massive vaccination programs and autism was "born". At first, it only occurred in the children of wealthy parents, since vaccinations were not free or government sponsored like today. Later autism became a disease of all classes (with government-sponsored vaccine programs).
The psychiatrists had a hay-day with autism and at first they called it the "Refrigerator-Mother Syndrome". They said the mother had a "cold" heart causing the child to be autistic and withdrawn. Yet, studies did not support this theory, since many families had only one autistic child among several normal children. The point they missed was that it was the Doctor's cold needles that caused the problem, not the mother's cold heart.
"The strongest link was between measles virus antibodies and anti-MBP, suggesting that exposure to the measles virus may cause the immune systems of children with autism to attack myelin," Singh said. Children with autism produce anti-bodies against their own brain, making autism an auto-immune condition. "Singh compiled a nonscientific, anecdotal survey of 88 autistic children whose families have contacted him. Of those, 51 percent said symptoms of autism began shortly after the MMR vaccination, and 36 percent said the problems started days after the DPT shot." Anecdotal evidence over-whelmingly points to vaccines as causing autism. The connect between autism and vaccinations can not be denied.
The pertussis vaccine is very neurotoxic and is used in the laboratory to produce brain lesions in lab animals for study. But if our child develops brain problems after a DPT vaccination, our doctor will tell us it is coincidence or genetic. Vaccinations have been known to increase the demyelination, a process related to many neurologic diseases and MS is a demyelination disease. Myelin is designed to protect the outer coating of neurons, much like the plastic outer coating over an electrical wire. When this myelin is damaged, neurological disorders, such as, MS, paralysis, or ALS, will result. (Singh mentioned autism as a result of demyelination disorder.) The nerves are short-circuited and do not function normally.
The encephalitis form vaccinations is much more prevalent than we would like to realize, since all vaccines are neurotoxic to begin with. That one child develops encephalopathies from a vaccine and another remains "normal" is not the issue. All children are affected, but some are affected more than others. For example, if a child develops uncontrolled high pitched crying after a vaccine is given, that is written off as a normal reaction and is even listed in medical texts as such. But if that same child has a slower speech development, slower learning (which is so common today), or slower ability in walking, who would know. Unvaccinated children walk sooner, talk sooner, and have a high degree of manual dexterity at an earlier age.
Their minds are not assaulted by the neurotoxins that most "normal" children receive. Vaccinations cause the brain to swell and that is "encephalitis", regardless of diagnosis. During the period after vaccines are given children often lose their soft spot in their cranium, as the swelling increases. Why would one's brain swell after vaccines were given? The four points of infection are pain (dolor), redness (color), fever (rubor) and swelling (tumor). Infections of the brain might produce these same points too.
Part 2: The Vaccines & The Diseases
by David Crank
From Volume 2 Issue 6 of Unless the Lord ... Magazine
PART 1, introduced the issues of contention and presented some of the history of vaccines and how they work. This article (Part 2), provides details abut the illnesses and the specific vaccines to prevent them. Each disease poses different risks and each vaccine may differ in effectiveness and possible side effects. Part 3 will summarize, address risks of vaccines in general and offer suggestions for decision making.
In discussing these diseases and the vaccines, frequent reference is made to three primary sources: The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the material published on their website; Neil Z. Miller's book, Vaccines: Are They Really Safe and Effective?, 1992; and the book by Robert S. Mendelsohn, M.D., How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor, 1984.
Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
(DPT / DTaP Vaccine)
Diphtheria is caused by a bacteria spread through coughing and sneezing. It begins with a sore throat, a slight fever and chills. Some people can have diphtheria without seeming ill at all. The diphtheria bacteria produces a powerful toxin (poison) that can sometimes cause serious and even deadly complications. The CDC estimates that in the 1920s, before widespread vaccinations, there were about 150,000 cases annually and 10% of diphtheria patients died. Today there are only a few cases per year.
However, Neil Miller reports that there had already been a greater than 90% decline in reported diphtheria deaths from 1900 to 1930. He also reports that in Germany and France, cases skyrocketed immediately after vaccine use (1939 - G 150,000; 1943 - F 47,000), while in Norway, which had refused vaccinations, there were only 50 cases. He also quotes conclusions from a 1975 Meeting of the Panel of Review of Bacterial Vaccines and Toxoids, that the diphtheria toxoid "is not as effective an immunizing agent as might be anticipated", and that the "permanence of immunity induced by the toxoid ... is open to question."
Robert Mendelsohn, MD, concurs that there is evidence that diphtheria was "already diminishing before a vaccine was available." According to Dr. Mendelsohn, "Today your child has about as much chance of contracting diphtheria as being bitten by a cobra." Most children today receive 4 separate injections plus a booster before entering school. "This despite evidence … from rare outbreaks of the disease that children who have been immunized do no better than those who have not". Dr. Mendelsohn also mentions that effective antibiotic treatment for the disease is available today.
Comment/Opinion: The 10% death rate cited by the CDC may be overstated, particularly with the treatment available today. One of the vaccination proponents describes a huge 1994 outbreak in Russia where the death rate was 3.4%.
Tetanus is contracted through deep puncture wounds or cuts, like those made by nails or knives. The Tetanus bacteria is usually found in soil, dust and manure. Tetanus is not contagious. Symptoms may not appear for 3 days to 3 weeks. The first symptoms are usually a headache, crankiness, and spasms of the jaw muscles. The tetanus toxin can result in very strong muscle spasms. There are about 50 cases of tetanus per year in the U.S., of which about 30% die (per the CDC). Prior to the vaccine in the 1940s, about 400-500 cases were reported each year.
Miller adds that tetanus is caused by spores trapped in improperly cleaned wounds. The death rate for untreated cases is estimated as more than 50%, but with proper treatment, up to 80% will recover. "Although tetanus germs are more likely to grow in deep puncture wounds (due to the anaerobic conditions required for the spores to germinate), careful attention to wound hygiene will eliminate the possibility of tetanus in most cases. Wounds should be thoroughly cleaned and not allowed to close until healing has occurred beneath the surface of the skin." According to Miller, rates of tetanus have continued to decline though until very recently, 40% of the child population was not protected.
Several sources also note that a tetanus immune globulin is available and can be given immediately after injury and protects well against the disease in non-immune persons.
Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Pertussis is a contagious disease caused by a bacterium that affects the respiratory system. In the second stage of the disease, usually lasting 2-3 weeks, there are severe rapid and violent coughing attacks. These can cause difficulty for eating, drinking or breathing. During this stage death can occur, though the disease is rarely fatal. Full recovery may take 2-3 months. The CDC says that this disease is most severe in infants under 1 year of age, one half of which require hospitalization. The CDC reports that Pertussis can lead to other complications: 10% get pneumonia, 2% have convulsions, and .4% are affected by encephalopathy. About 10-15 deaths per year in the U.S. are reported from Pertussis. The CDC says that the number of cases reported has dropped by more than 98% since the vaccine was licensed (first widely used in the 1940s). There have been fewer than 5,000 cases reported most years since 1970.
According to the National Vaccine Information Center, the use of modern medical techniques and antibiotics to control secondary infections, has greatly reduced Pertussis mortality. In 1977, Britain had more than 99,000 cases with only 23 deaths and no cases of encephalitis (mortality rate of 1 in 4,300 cases). A 1985 British report placed the risk of death from Pertussis for infants under 1 year at 1 in 69,000. In mini outbreaks in recent years (i.e. 162 cases in Washington state in 1984), no deaths or brain damage occurred. (Note: 49% of the cases aged 3 months to 6 years had been appropriately vaccinated). In 1993 in Cincinnati, 40% who caught Pertussis were appropriately vaccinated.
Miller reports that the incidence and severity of pertussis had begun to decline long before the vaccine was introduced. In the U.S. and England, the death rate had declined by 79% and 82%, respectively, between 1900 and 1935.
The DTaP Vaccine
The DTaP vaccine combines vaccines for Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis in a single vaccine. It was developed in the 1990s as an updated version of the original DPT vaccine. Its purpose was to reduce the side effects associated with the Pertussis portion of the vaccine. Only part of the pertussis bacteria is used in the new vaccine (referred to as the acellular form).
Injections Required for Immunity
Five shots are recommended for maximum protection. The 4th is a booster between 15 and 18 months, the fifth is another booster given when the child is about to enter school at 4-6 years. These five injections are reported to protect most children. It is also claimed that if a child gets one of these diseases in spite of the vaccine, it will probably be milder than it would have been otherwise.
Immunity to diphtheria and tetanus starts to fade over time, and a booster shot for Tetanus & Diphtheria (Td) every 10 years is supposed to keep you protected. Td has no Pertussis and less diphtheria toxoid than DtaP.
Dr. Mendelsohn says, "There is no credible scientific evidence indicating how often boosters are required or whether required at all." He also says many doctors doubt the effectiveness of Pertussis vaccine, due to the number of outbreaks observed in vaccinated populations. Estimates of effectiveness range between 50%-80%.
Comments/Opinion: This sounds like a remarkably large number of shots required to develop and maintain immunity. If the disease itself confers lifetime immunity after a single exposure, why are 5 separate shots over a 5 year period (4 within the first 1 1/2 years) required to provide immunity to most children? Just how protected are the younger children who have had only 1, 2 or 3 shots? Have doses been made nearly ineffective in order to reduce the risks of serious side effects? Are the vaccines being given at too young an age to work properly? Something doesn't seem right here. And what about the required boosters for two of the three illnesses every 10 years thereafter? How many adults faithfully get their booster shots every 10 years? - yet disease incidence remains very low.
DtaP Side Effects
According to the CDC: Up to 1/3 have reactions where the shot was given (tenderness, pain, redness, swelling). These are more likely after the 4th or 5th shot and may be more pronounced, usually occurring within 2 days after the shot. Some experience swelling of the entire leg or arm after the 4th or 5th shot, and usually lasting about 4 days. Fever is also fairly common (about 1 out of 20 will get a fever over 101 degrees). Up to 1 out of 5 will be fussy or lose their appetite for a day or two, and nearly half may be drowsy afterward. “Occasionally a child will have a more serious side effect. About one child in 3,000 will get a fever of 104 or more. Rarely a child may cry continuously for 3 hours or more.” “About once in 14,000 injections, a child may have convulsions or become limp or pale for a short while.” “Over the years several cases of permanent brain damage were reported following DPT vaccination. But whether these were true vaccine reactions or merely coincidence is impossible to say, because they occurred so infrequently. … No deaths are known to have ever been caused by DTP or DTaP vaccine.”
Comments / Opinion: The CDC mentions a number of symptoms, such as much swelling, high fever, occasional very high fever with continuous crying, and even convulsions and becoming limp for a short while. What is this vaccine doing to the baby’s body to produce such outward symptoms? What would you think upon seeing such symptoms? Might you not suppose that your child's body was under some serious attack by an infectious agent? We also know there is a high propensity for underreporting vaccine reactions and without looking far in books and on the internet, we can find record of many cases where very high fever and convulsions are reported to occur. A number of these are reported to have ended in death, others in severe brain injury.
From the death and severe injury accounts, it becomes apparent that some of the very symptoms the CDC tells us not to worry about, are those that have commonly preceded death or permanent damage (high fever, convulsions, becoming limp, loss of appetite and becoming very drowsy for an extended period). Clearly most children do not have a truly severe reaction, still there appear to be a very large number reported who do. There are also a great many deaths attributed to SIDS that occur shortly after DPT vaccination - coincidence or failing to correctly diagnosis the cause of death?
The final quotes from the CDC on side effects sound like wishful thinking, or perhaps intentional deception, rationalized as necessary to prevent vaccine scares among the public. By “several cases” perhaps they mean “several thousand” cases. I don't see how the "no deaths are known" statement can possibly be defended except by an obstinate refusal to admit causation in spite of evidence more than sufficient for our legal courts. There are many reports of deaths from DPT vaccines - you can read the details of the stories yourself on a number of websites. Just because the exact mechanism by which the vaccine has killed may not be proven is no grounds for claiming no one has died from it. I fail to see how any reasonable person could conclude otherwise if the facts are as presented.
Sources other than the CDC give a different story concerning side effects. Death was the first reaction to be associated with Pertussis vaccine. In 1933, Danish vaccine researcher Madsen described the deaths of two babies within a few hours after being vaccinated with it. According to Mendelsohn, "DPT … is one of the most controversial immunizations. Doubts persist about its effectiveness, and many doctors share my concern that the potentially damaging side effects of the vaccine may outweigh the alleged benefits." Circumstantial evidence links the DPT vaccine to many SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) deaths. The argument concerns causation or coincidence. Specifics of many cases strongly imply that the vaccine was the cause of death.
How much safer is the new version of this vaccine? Clinical trials of the new DtaP vaccine were reported with the following results with a group of 2,041 infants: 11 with persistent crying; 1 with possible seizure; 1 in a shock like state; and 1 with lethargy.
Miller reports sometimes severe reactions to the tetanus toxoid. Complications such as high fever, inner ear nerve damage, anaphylactic shock and a degenerative condition of the nervous system continue to be reported.
The National Vaccine Information Center web site reports that in 1991, the Institute of Medicine concluded that tetanus vaccine can cause Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), which begins one to four weeks after vaccination and takes up to four weeks to progress. The tetanus vaccine was also found to cause brachial neuritis, a neuropathy that usually appears within three weeks of vaccination involving painful nerve inflammation in the arm and shoulder which can progress over a period of many months.
Comment / Opinion: Pertussis (whopping cough) is undoubtedly a very serious illness. It is not usually fatal, but sometimes is, especially with babies or those with other complications. In any case, it is a very scary disease of extreme coughing spells making it hard to breathe. It also lasts for weeks and may require several months for a complete recovery. It is definitely a disease we would all like to avoid and spare our children from. Pertussis is also a disease that has not been effectively eliminated by vaccinations. There continue to be 3,000 to 5,000 cases each year in this country, so some risk remains, especially in the major cities.
The dilemma is that the vaccine with the worst track record for serious injury and even death, is the DPT/ DTaP vaccine, with the 'P' portion for pertussis being suspected as the cause of most of the adverse reactions. So the vaccine you might most want to avoid also protects against one of the more dangerous and serious illnesses, which is still relatively common.
To further complicate the issue, there are serious questions raised as to the true effectiveness of this vaccine - a significant percentage of children fully vaccinated may not truly be protected. So which is the greater risk? The true extent of adverse reactions to this vaccine is greatly in dispute. What are the chances of severe and even deadly reaction to the vaccine?
What are the odds of your child receiving true immunity from the vaccine? 80%? 50%? Does such immunity really last beyond 10 years? If unvaccinated, what are the chances of catching the disease? If caught, how severe is it likely to be - will your child die from it? These are very hard questions!
Polio is a contagious disease caused by a virus that lives in the throat and intestinal tract. It may attack nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord. Polio is spread by contact with the bowel movements of an infected person (for instance by changing diapers). Some children who get polio don't feel ill at all or merely have cold type symptoms. Some victims experience stiffness of the neck or back, weak muscles, pain in the joints and paralysis of one or more limbs or respiratory muscles.
In severe cases it may be fatal due to respiratory paralysis.
According to the CDC, the number of cases of paralytic polio in the U.S. has fallen from more than 20,000 in 1952 to only a few cases a year today (with all recent cases caused by the oral polio live virus vaccine - it is no longer recommended for this reason.) Per the CDC: There is no natural polio in the U.S. or the Western Hemisphere, however it is still common in some parts of the world. We continue to vaccinate because of the risk of polio from travelers to this country. (The CDC also says that we are very close to eliminating polio worldwide - implying that polio is not common in many places.)
Miller reports that only a small percentage of people develop paralytic polio. The natural polio virus produces no symptoms at all in over 90% of the people exposed to it, even under epidemic conditions. He also claims that there is no credible scientific evidence that the vaccine caused the disease to disappear. The polio death rate had already declined by nearly 50% from 1923 to 1953. Numbers of polio cases before and after the vaccine are distorted by a "redefining" of the disease.
Prior to the vaccine, paralytic polio was indicated by 24 hours of paralytic symptoms. After the vaccine, only such symptoms lasting at least 60 days were counted. Aseptic meningitis, which is often difficult to distinguish from polio, was rarely diagnosed prior to the vaccine. Afterwards, anyone vaccinated with polio symptoms was typically diagnosed with aseptic meningitis, causing a huge increase in reported cases of this disease.
There are two types: Inactivated (killed) polio vaccine (IPV), which is a shot; and live oral polio vaccine (OPV), which is a liquid that is swallowed. The CDC now only recommends the IPV shots, 4 doses - at 2 months, 4 months, 6-18 months, and a booster at 4-6 years of age. According to the CDC, 4 doses of IPV will protect most people for life, but for people traveling to countries where polio is still common - a further booster dose is recommended.
Mendelsohn believes there is no credible scientific evidence that the vaccine caused polio to disappear. It was also disappearing in other parts of the world where the vaccine was not extensively used.
Comment/Opinion: The CDC is comfortable with the effectiveness of 4 doses as long as you remain in a country where natural polio no longer exists. If you plan to travel somewhere that polio does still exist, they suggest you take another booster before you go. Is this just excess caution or uncertainty about how long immunity from the vaccine lasts?
According to the CDC, IPV is not known to produce any side effects other than a little soreness and redness where the shot is given. However, like any vaccine or medicine, IPV could theoretically trigger a serious reaction in someone who is allergic to one of its components.
Some researchers are very concerned about the contamination of the polio vaccine with African green monkey viruses. Some believe that this was the origin of the HIV virus. Other monkey viruses have been found in the polio vaccine. One of these, SV-40, has been found to cause leukemia and cancerous tumors in lab animals. Some researchers have found SV-40 genes and proteins in patients with virulent forms of bone, lung and brain cancer - raising a concern that the polio vaccine may be implicated.
Mumps, Measles and Rubella (MMR Vaccine)
Mumps is usually a mild disease with symptoms disappearing within 10 days. The virus is spread by coughing, sneezing, or simply talking. It attacks the salivary glands and symptoms include swelling beneath the ear(s) along the jaw line, fever, headache, muscle aches and vomiting. According to the CDC, there are sometimes serious side effects: 1) About 1 out of 10 also get meningitis (an inflammation of the covering of the brain and spinal cord); 2) Occasionally mumps causes encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain itself - usually no permanent damage; 3) About 1 out of every 4 teenage or adult men who get mumps develops a painful swelling of the testicles; 4) Mumps can, rarely, cause deafness (about 1 in 20,000 - .005%) or death (about 1 in 10,000 cases - .01%).
According to Mendelsohn: The primary justification of the vaccine is risk that adult males may contract orchitis, a condition in which the disease affects the testicles. In RARE instances this can produce sterility. Even so, usually only one testicle is affected. There is no proof that the mumps vaccine lasts into adulthood, so it is safer to contract the true disease in childhood than to get the vaccine.
Measles is a contagious viral disease that can be contracted from coughing and sneezing or by touching an object used by an infected person. Symptoms include a high fever, cough, runny nose, sore eyes, and small pink spots inside the mouth and also breaking out on the face and spreading over the body. No treatment is required for measles other than bed rest, fluids to combat possible dehydration from fever and lotion to counteract itching. Symptoms usually disappear after 1-2 weeks. The CDC says, "Not everyone recognizes measles as the serious disease it really is -possibly because it used to be a routine part of everyone's childhood, and also because we don't see it nearly as much as we used to. But measles can be deadly … Measles still kills about a million people a year around the world. Measles can also make a pregnant woman have a miscarriage or give birth prematurely."
For most children measles means a rash and a cold and missing a few days of school. But according to the CDC, about 10% of the children also get an ear infection, 5% get pneumonia and about .1% will get encephalitis (an inflammation of the brain that can lead to convulsions, deafness or mental retardation). Out of every 1,000 children who get measles, 1 or 2 die from it (.1% -.2%).
According to Miller, the death rate from measles in 1900 was 13.3 per 100,000 (.013%), by 1955 - eight years before the first measles shot - the death rate had declined to .03 per 100,000 (.00003%). This same death rate prevailed in the mid-1970s after introduction of the vaccine.
Dr. Mendelsohn says, "Doctors maintain that the inoculation is necessary to prevent measles encephalitis, which they say occurs about one in 1,000 cases. After decades of experience with measles, I question this statistic, and so do many other pediatricians. … in middle and upper-income brackets, ... incidence of true encephalitis is probably more like 1/10,000 or 1/100,000."
Comment/Opinion: If the other sources are right, the CDC is significantly exaggerating the risks of measles. One or two children out of 1,000 dying of measles? I never heard of anyone dying of measles when I was growing up, did you? Personally I think the risks of measles are being overstated to convince parents to vaccinate against what is usually a harmless childhood disease. If vaccines were 100% effective and totally without risk, then why not vaccinate against every minor disease - but such is not the case!
Rubella (German / 3 Day Measles)
Rubella is caused by a virus and is usually so mild that it often escapes detection. Symptoms are a slight fever (rarely above 100 degrees) lasting about 24 hours and a rash on the face and neck that lasts two or three days. Adults who get Rubella may also get swollen glands in the back of the neck and pain, swelling or stiffness in their joints. The greatest danger is actually to unborn children when a woman gets rubella in the early months of her pregnancy. Then there is an 80% chance her baby will be born with birth defects. Possible birth defects include: blindness, deafness, damaged hearts or small brains, and mental retardation. Miscarriages are also common. The CDC says: In the last major Rubella epidemic in the U.S. in 1964-1965, an estimated 12.5 million got the disease, including 20,000 babies born with defects.
The 1st shot is given between 12 and 15 mos of age. The second, usually at 4-6 years of age.
Mumps Vaccine: The mumps vaccine is a live attenuated (weakened) vaccine. Reported number of cases has dropped from 150,000 in 1968 to only 66 in 1998.
Measles Vaccine: The measles vaccine used today is a live, attenuated vaccine (the virus is weakened, not killed). Dr. Mendelsohn says: In a 1978 survey of 30 States, more than half the children who contracted measles had been adequately vaccinated.
Rubella Vaccine: It was first licensed in 1969 and the one we use today in 1979. It is a live, attenuated (weakened) vaccine. There are now only several hundred cases reported per year, with the record low (128 cases) reported in 1995.
Mendelsohn questions whether this vaccine may be increasing the risk of birth defects. Tests have shown a high vaccine failure rate and a large proportion of children show no evidence of immunity after even 5 years. Thus the risks of women catching the disease during pregnancy may be higher than before the vaccine. If most women had caught the real disease in childhood, as formerly was the case for most, they would have permanent immunity.
The MMR vaccine as a whole has been repeatedly tied by some researchers to a huge increase in autism. This link has been strongly denied by vaccine supporters, but a confidential CDC study that has become public links one of the vaccine preservatives (a mercury compound - thimerosal - also used in some other vaccines) with an increased risk of autism and neurological disorders when administered in the first 3 months of life. The FDA has been requested by a Congressional Committee to recall over 50 vaccines containing thimerosal.
Measles Vaccine: About 1 in 5 will get a mild rash or fever a week or two after vaccinations that last for a few days. - Per the CDC. Mendelsohn writes that the measles vaccine is associated with encephalopathy and other complications such as SSPE, a disease that causes hardening of the brain and is invariably fatal. Other neurologic and sometimes fatal conditions associated with the vaccine include ataxia (inability to coordinate muscle movements), mental retardation, aseptic meningitis, seizure disorders and hemiparesis (paralysis affecting one side of the body). Secondary complications reported include: encephalitis, multiple sclerosis, anaphylactic shock, Reye's syndrome, Guillain-Barre syndrome, blood clotting disorders, juvenile-onset diabetes, etc.
Mumps Vaccine: Per the CDC, side effects include an occasional mild fever one or two weeks after vaccination, or swollen glands in the cheeks or under the jaw. Per Mendelsohn, side effects can be severe though rare. For example: febrile seizures, unilateral nerve deafness, encephalitis.
Rubella Vaccine: Per the CDC, about 1 in 7 will get a rash or swelling of the lymph glands, usually a week or two after the shot and lasting 1- 2 days. 1 in 100 will have pain or stiffness in the joints lasting a few days to a few weeks. Less than 1% will have painful swelling of joints, usually lasting only a few days. These joint problems occur more often in adults, especially women. Febrile seizures (seizures caused by fever) have occasionally been reported, without permanent harm. There have been reports of encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), but happens very rarely - less than one in a million.
Mendelsohn says side effects include arthritis, painful joints, numbness and tingling of peripheral nerves - all usually temporary.
Haemophilus Influenzae Type B - "Hib" Vaccine
Hib is a bacterial disease spread through by coughing, sneezing or just breathing. If the bacteria stays in the child's nose and throat, the child will probably not become sick. Sometimes the bacteria spread into the lungs or bloodstream (invasive Hib) and can cause serious complications, such as meningitis, pneumonia, epiglottitis (inflammation and swelling of the throat that can cause the child to choke), and arthritis. Most invasive Hib occurs in children under 5 years old and up to 60% in children younger than 1 year. The disease is not common in older children or adults.
In mid-1980s, Hib struck one child out of 200 under 5 years old in the U.S. About 12,000 got meningitis as a result, about 1 in 4 of these suffered permanent brain damage and about 1 in 20 died. Abut 8,000 per year had other serious complications (like pneumonia). [All of the above 2 paragraphs is from the CDC’s documents.]
Miller and Mendelsohn note a statement by Dr. Stephen l. Coeni, an official at the CDC, that nearly 70% of all Hib cases in children 18 months and older are contracted at day care centers.
Reports are that the disease does not really spread easily, that it occurs most often in Eskimo, Native American, and African American children. - Miller
This vaccine came into use in 1985 and the first age for the shot is now lowered to 2 months. In the mid-1980s there were an estimated 20,000 cases of HiB per year. Now only a few hundred per year are reported. Several companies make the vaccine - either 3 or 4 doses (2 mos, 4 mos, some also at 6 mos. & booster at 12 - 15 mos.). Children over 5 years do not need the vaccine. - per the CDC
2 in 100 get some redness, swelling or warm where the shot was given or a fever over 101. -per the CDC.
Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria, usually thought of as a disease of old people, also takes a toll among children. It is the leading cause of bacterial meningitis. Pneumococcal bacteria causes invasive disease (mostly blood infection or “bacteremia”) in about 16,500 children under 5 years old each year, including more than 700 cases of meningitis. About 200 children a year die from invasive pneumococcal disease. It also causes 25% to 40% of ear infections. It is treatable with antibiotics but is becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotic treatment. - all per the CDC.
Some groups of children have higher rates of the disease: African Americans, Native Americans, Alaska natives and children with certain medical conditions.
The vaccine uses a killed bacteria. It gives immunity against the 7 strains that cause most of the serious infections in children (there are 90 known strains). Four doses recommended at 2,4,6 and 12-15 mos. Children who begin the series later may not need as many doses. The vaccine is generally not given to children over 5 years old.
The vaccine is very new so the only data is from clinical trials. No more than 40% report redness, tenderness, or mild fever. Rarely prolonged crying and febrile seizures were seen. - per the CDC.
Hepatitis B effects the liver and is caused by a virus. Some people never feel sick with the virus, others have symptoms that last several weeks. Acute hepatitis causes symptoms of loss of appetite or tiredness, pain in muscles, joints or stomach, diarrhea or vomiting, yellow skin or eyes. Some people never recover but have chronic hepatitis. They may not look sick, but can infect others and may develop cirrhosis of the liver or liver cancer. 4,000 to 5,000 people a year die from the illness. More than 1 million in the U.S. are infected, and there are an estimated 200,000 new infections per year.
The virus is spread through contact with blood or other body fluids. Those exposed to blood occupationally, like medical personnel, police and firefighters, are more at risk. It is also spread sexually, by sharing drug needles or possibly by sharing items like razors or toothbrushes. A baby can become infected at birth if the mother is infected. If not immunized immediately, these babies will likely become chronically infected. - per the CDC.
Other sources stress that very few children are at risk from this disease - only those whose mothers are infected. The primary risk for this disease comes after puberty with sexual relations. This vaccine is now required for children because of the difficulty in getting teens and adults to vaccinate. The vaccine is often given right after birth without ever testing the mother to see if she has the disease.
The Hepatitis B Vaccine
The vaccine was licensed in the U.S. in 1995. Babies are to receive their 1st shot within 12 hours of birth if the mother is infected or has not been tested. The second shot should be at 1-2 months and the third at 6 mos. For babies not receiving the first shot at birth, the schedule is for the first by 2 months, second between 1 and 4 months and the third at 6-18 mos.
The CDC reports 3-9 out of 100 have some soreness, up to 6 in 100 have a mild fever. Up to 2 out of 10 become tired and irritable. Most serious reactions are extremely rare.
Other sources report much more severe side effects. There are reports that among health care workers, who were the first to receive this new vaccine, there were reports of debilitating fatigue, muscle weakness, joint pain and even paralysis and death. Many were diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune disorders, although most did not suffer from classic forms of these diseases. In a WorldNetDaily interview on December 3, 2000, Geoff Metcalf interviewed Michael Belkin, whose infant daughter died after receiving the Hepatitis B vaccine. Among the information Mr. Belkin shared was: 1) His daughter died about 15 hours after getting the second Hepatitis B shot at the age of five weeks. The autopsy found a swollen brain. 2) "As of two years ago, there were 25,000 adverse reactions reported to the FDA, including 440 deaths. The median onset was one day."
Comment / Opinion: Given the widely acknowledged underreporting of vaccine reactions and the tendency of most doctors to deny any possible vaccine causality for death or serious injury, the numbers of serious side effects cited is very concerning. For most children, the possible benefits may not outweigh the risks. A relatively small percentage of the population are at serious risk from the disease and only a tiny proportion of children are.
Chicken Pox is a viral infection very common among children. Until the late 1990's, there were about 4 million cases per year, now the number has begun to drop. It causes an itchy rash and may also bring drowsiness and fever. It is spread through the air and by contact with the fluid from the blisters. Symptoms last 4-5 days. It is usually a very mild illness, but blisters can become infected and some children get encephalitis. About 4 of every 100,000 infants with chicken pox, die (.004%). About 1 of every 100,000 children ages 1 -14, die (.001%).
The CDC further explains: The disease creates problems for families because parents may have to miss work to care for a sick child. (Comment: Probably the real justification for the vaccine - reduce the incidence of parents missing work to care for sick children).
Comment/Opinion: Comparing similar CDC statistics on other diseases with other sources, the CDC estimates often appear greatly overstated. I would be skeptical of the incidence of death from chicken pox stated here. The one specific case I have read about involved a child with a very serious health condition whose immune system was unable to function.
The vaccine is a live virus vaccine. A single dose is recommended between 12 and 18 months. The vaccine appears to work for 70% to 90% of the people and prevents severe chicken pox in 95%. It has been used for over 20 years in Japan. Very rarely, the vaccinated child can give chicken pox to other family members.
Per the CDC: 1 in 5 get red or sore at the shot location, some get a mild rash (about 5 spots) 1 to 3 weeks later. Febrile seizures have occurred in less than 1 in 1,000. Other serious problems (encephalitis or loss of muscle coordination) have been reported very rarely.
Barbara Loe Fisher of the National Vaccine Information Center on 9/13/2000 indicated: "We have been getting reports from parents that their children are suffering high fevers, chicken pox lesions, shingles (herpes zoster), brain damage and dying after chicken pox vaccination, especially when the vaccine is given at the same time with MMR and other vaccines. This FDA report confirms our concern that the chicken pox vaccine may be more reactive than anticipated in individuals with both known and unknown biological high risk factors."… "In the VAERS data made public today, it was reported that VAERS had received 67.5 adverse event reports per 100,000 doses of chicken pox vaccine sold between March 1995 and July 1998 for a total of 6,574 reports. 82 percent of the adverse event cases occurred in individuals who received chicken pox vaccine only. Admitting that underreporting made the figures "highly variable fractions of actual event numbers," the authors revealed that approximately 4 percent of cases (about 1 in 33,000 doses) were serious, including shock, convulsions, encephalitis, thrombocytopenia and 14 deaths."
A 1992 study published in The American Journal of Epidemiology shows that children die at a rate 8 times greater than normal within three days after getting a DPT vaccination.
A preliminary study by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) found children who received the HiB vaccine ... were found to be 5 times more likely to contract the disease than children who had not received the vaccine.
In the New England Journal of Medicine July 1994 issue a study found that over 80% of children under 5 years of age who had contracted whooping cough had been fully vaccinated.
In 1977 Dr Jonas Salk (inventor of the Salk polio vaccine) testified with other scientists that 87% of the polio cases which occurred in the US since 1970 were the by-product of the polio vaccine.
The Sabin oral polio vaccine (OPV) is the only known cause of polio in the us today.
The February 1981 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association found that 90% of obstetricians and 66% of pediatricians refused to take the rubella vaccine.
The pro-vaccination side is all that is offered in the media, schools, doctor’s offices, PHS, and all government publications. This is a biased one-sided view of vaccinations based much on manufacturer’s studies and writings. The other side is rarely discussed and adverse events after vaccination are dismissed as a one-in-a-million chance which is a necessary risk we all have to take. The truth is that the risks are far greater than they are telling us, and there are no mandatory vaccines. Extreme pressures are placed on parents for not signing permission and accepting all responsibility for the toxic vaccines. Yet, doctors cannot guarantee the safety of vaccines or that they will even work. Many vaccinations fail to achieve their intended level of immunity and many cause horrible complications (including death) which one will have to suffer for the rest of their life. The trade-off is not wroth the risk. Mumps and measles are innocuous childhood diseases, but the vaccines have caused cancer, diabetes, brain damage, leukemia, autism, and even death (SIDS).
This information is to provide a balance against the pro-vaccination literature which is easily available. Anti-vaccination philosophies are sometimes difficult to find and anti-vaccinationists are called names in an attempt to discredit their reasoning. One must concede that both sides are biased in their views, however skewed. Truth is what is needed and that seems to be lacking in the pro-vaccination literature. If vaccines were good for us, there would be no reason for dishonesty and deceit. If vaccines were safe and effective there would be no issue here. Anti-vaccination literature only wants to support the truth and honestly tell the facts as they really are. Only by becoming educated in this very important issue can one make an informed decision. Yet, every day parents are asked to roll up Johnny’s sleeve with very little consideration as to what their permission is for. Few people realize that vaccines are grown on monkey kidneys, mice brains and chicken embryos. Few people realize the dire consequences of injecting foreign animal tissues (DNA/RNA) and the auto-immune reactions they can induce. Few people realize that vaccines are immune depressing and may cause cancers, leukemias and even have been linked to AIDS.
Only by keeping people in the dark (ignorant to the ill-effects of vaccinations) can vaccination profit-levels be kept high. Parents are purposefully not given the facts concerning vaccines, or they are given altered data and only the glossy side of the pro-vaccine issues. A one-sided view is delivered to parents who are not being educated or informed, but it favors vaccinations! Ignorance may be bliss, but not in vaccination issues, where death and severe damage may ensue. Many people do not even know (nor are they told) that vaccines are grown on animal organs and contain foreign DNA/RNA of those animals. Vaccinations are blood products and hazardous to our immune system. The medical literature is full of citations linking vaccines to many diseases, both causally (cause-associated) and temporally (time-associated). Yet, people erroneously assume that because vaccines are mandated by law that the government is verifying to their safety and effectiveness. Nothing can be further from the truth, since the government relies on the data from the manufacturers for the vaccine safety studies and coaxes to their research for vaccine effectiveness.
Few people realize that vaccines have been linked with brain damage, lowered IQ, ADD, learning disabilities, and autism. Yet, neurological disorders are among the most listed and studied vaccine complications in the medical literature. Unvaccinated children have a level of health that is unsurpassed by "normal" children, because they have not had their immune systems depressed or tampered with by vaccines. Unvaccinated children have higher IQs and less brain dysfunction than "normal" children. Unvaccinated children are truly healthy in every way possible. Few parents are told of the real consequences of vaccines, but only that they "prevent" disease. Yet, the truth is that vaccines cause more diseases than they "prevent". Vaccines are not safe and effective as we are led to believe. Their prevention of disease is more myth than reality as we will see how they manipulate the data and facts to make vaccines appear to "work". We will look at why vaccines are bad for our health and why .... Vaccines Prevent Health.
2) Vaccine Production, Allergies and Harmful Ingredients-
Everyday millions of children are lined up and injected with toxic putrid substances grown on animal organs, cancer cells, aborted fetuses and other toxic substances. Few people are questioning how those viruses were obtained and how they were grown in a laboratory. If one would ask these sensible questions, one would become very enlightened about vaccine production. I warn you now, discussing vaccine-production will turn your stomach. Vaccines are made from the most vilest and filthiest substances on the earth. Since the definition of abomination is "anything that is filthy", the term describes vaccinations adequately and truthfully. The vaccine "cauldron" is full of putrid junk from bodies exposed to disease and excreting morbid purulence. Science gathers this junk up in hopes of making vaccines for "preventing" disease; and we are being fooled while vaccinations cause increases in diseases.
First, pathogenic (disease-causing) viruses will not grow on healthy "soil" (the medium). If the environment is correct within our body, the virulent viruses and disease-causing germs will not grow. For example, hepatitis virus does not grow on a side-walk, nor in a healthy person. To make the vaccine, the manufacturers have to get the virus from somewhere, so they get them from persons with hepatitis. Makes sense. [The first hepatitis vaccines (of the 70s) were grown from the blood of the gay community, since they had high levels of hepatitis.] Today, they are much more "sophisticated", they just gather up bodily excrements from persons with hepatitis and culture the virus. Which excrements?
... Use your imagination: urine, blood, feces, pus and other excrements. In vaccine production anything goes. (How about cadaver organs and blood of persons who died of hepatitis?)
Once the virus is gathered, it must be grown on a toxic medium ... remember pathogens will not grow on healthy tissue. The medium used is generally animal organs and tissues combined with the proper culture medium and "nutrients". BHK (baby hamster kidney) cells, monkey kidneys, HeLa cells (cancer cells from Henrietta Lacks), aborted fetal tissues (used in the rubella vaccine called RA 27/3) and other animal organs are used in vaccine production. [Remember it is the foreign animal genetic materials which make vaccines so dangerous.] Once the virus has been grown, it is inactivated with formaldehyde (a potent carcinogen) or other agent. Other substances (adjuvants) may be added to the vaccines, like mercury (thiomersol), phenol, aluminum, antibiotics, and other ingredients which promote the vaccine’s effectiveness. All these substances are unnatural, synthetic, and immune suppressing, and some are even carcinogenic. The production of vaccine ‘lymph’ has been the main function of producing vaccines in the laboratory. Viruses don’t grow well in healthy individuals and toxic (un-healthy) cultures must be used. For example, mice bred to get cancer don’t get cancer unless they are fed a nutrient deficient diet. Now that means that we don’t have to get cancer either, as long as we eat a good nutritious diet. (See Psalms 139:14)
Therefore, first viruses are grown in toxic culture medium, which supports there activity and allows their grown and metabolism. Most pathogens live under anaerobic (toxic) conditions (absence of oxygen) and would die in the presence of oxygen. Therefore, as one builds health, develops good nutrition and exercise (breathing), more oxygen is delivered to the tissues and pathogens cannot grow there. This is what we mean when we say it is the "soil" which is important to our health. "The terrain is everything", Pasteur conceded on his death bed. Yet vaccine production includes many un-natural and toxic ingredients, which we would never knowingly put into our body. Naturopathic principles (and common sense) do not include the injection of viruses grown on toxic animal tissues.
Vaccinations are biological agents made from the filth of the earth, from diseased organs and sick animals and people. These toxins are injected in a person in order to increase their antibodies against that disease and produce immunity. Yet, scientist have very little understanding of what immunity is and what makes a strong immune system. Nutrition is key in any immune enhancing program, but they ignore nutrition (herbs/vitamins/foods) in favor of profitable injections. Vaccines do more to "sensitize" than to "immunize" for they contain many toxic ingredients which cause sensitizing reactions, like allergies and anaphylaxis. As you read these citations, think about the sensitizing effects of those toxic (foreign) substances present in vaccines. Mercury has been cited as causing auto-immune conditions and increases the ANA titre (used to diagnose Lupus). Allergy/anaphylaxis is merely severe sensitization to the materials present in vaccines. All vaccines depress the immune system and contain harmful and toxic ingredients which may cause allergic or sensitizing reactions. But how can depressing the immune system create immunity to disease? We are fooled if we think that it can. Vaccines Prevent Heath!
Allergies have been said to be related to the larger protein molecules circulating within our blood stream, and vaccinations place large (foreign) sized protein molecules with in the blood stream. During the process of digestion these protein molecules are broken down so that circulating immune complexes are not a problem. Leaky gut syndrome is linked to allergies because it allows the gut to pass large protein molecules into the blood stream. These are then filtered out by the lymph-nodes and may cause problems there such as lymphadenitis. Clogged lymphatics cannot support the cellular immune system composed of the white blood cells and lymph. Therefore, allergies compromise the immune system and reduce immunity. The lymph also carries nutrients to the tissues and is the transportation medium for fats in our body. Every cell needs high quality fats, which should come from unprocessed foods and natural sources.
Horowitz states, "Most parents who feed their children properly would not let them eat a food which contained any of the many ingredients of immunizations." Koren noted, "Some of the ingredients in childhood vaccines are: thimerosal (mercury disinfectant/preservative), aluminum (additive to promote antibody response), formaldehyde (disinfectant), ethylene glycol (antifreeze) phenol (disinfectant, dye) benzethonium chloride (antiseptic) and methylparaben (antifungal, preservative).