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- Should Vaccines get the Credit for Decreases in Communicable Diseases?
I know that it is an extremely emotional issue. Unfortunately, most people are basing their opinions unquestioningly on what the governmental/medical/pharmaceutical industries telling them (which, by the way also have a vested interest. Then they take that biased (one perspective) information, which is linked to the health and welfare of their children and own it. This fuels a strong emotional bias for immunizing. I get this. We all love our kids and would do absolutely anything to keep them safe and healthy. The difference between me and the masses, is that I have taken the time to check out the facts. I wanted to learn both sides of the issue so that I could make an EDUCATED decision on what would be in the best interests of my children and have always advised my patients to do the same. You know, risk vs. reward. I will share with you just a little bit of that.
After you read this, I would urge you to do is visit the National Vaccine Information Center at www.nvic.org They have a very science based perspective and state only documented facts. They have also hosted large conferences in recent years on the vaccination issue in which hundreds of doctors and scientists have attended and presented. I think that you will be surprised at what you learn there.
One of the main issues is the chemicals and toxins in vaccines. These include mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde (a carcinogen) and various other types of compounds. This creates tremendous stress in the immune and nervous system especially in young children whose immune and nervous systems are so immature. A single vaccine can influence the immune system. Even proponents of vaccination agree with that. In fact, that is exactly why they give them. They believe that it will stimulate the immune system to develop antibodies to the virus, therefore giving immunity. So if one will alter the immune system, what happens when children get as many as 49 of them by age eight and 69 by age 18? (The CDC’s 2013 guidelines located on nvic.org, recommend 49 doses of 14 different vaccines by age 6 and 69 of 16 different ones by age 18). I will tell you unequivocally, that it can and does cause some problems in certain children. By the way, the CDC recommendation in 1953 was 16 doses of 4 vaccines and in 1983 was 23 doses of 7 vaccines. So, there has been a huge increase in the number of doses given to children over the last 60 years.
Documented reactions vary from mild to severe and even death in rare cases. The U.S. government has paid out nearly two and a half billion dollars in damages to families due to vaccine injury. That is stark evidence that these shots are not always as safe as their proponents would have you believe. Common reactions include high fever over 103 degrees, skin rashes, high pitched screaming, collapse and shock, excessive sleepiness, convulsion, brain swelling, behavioral changes and mental/physical regression. Often these symptoms are followed by lasting or even permanent alterations in the child.
The emerging evidence over the past few years suggest that the escalating numbers of vaccinations have contributed to the meteoric rise in chronic disease in children such as asthma, allergies, learning disabilities, autism, etc. (See nvic.org for references on this). Is this just a coincidence? I don’t believe so. Unfortunately, connections such as this can only be determined many years later when statistics are compared and the dots are connected.
Give Credit Where Credit is due
Another issue is the undeserved credit given to vaccines for “eradicating” communicable diseases. If you are interested in the relationships of the decline of these diseases and when the introduction of vaccinations occurred, you can visit www.dissolvingillusions.com , which is a web site based on the book of the same name. You will be amazed at what you find. I’ve included a couple of the 51 graphs they have on the incidence of these diseases and the timing of the introduction of the vaccines introduced for them.
In the graph below, you will notice that the incidence of measles in the U.S and England were declining to almost nothing even before immunizations were introduced.
When you look at the other graphs on their web site relating to the decline of other diseases, they all are very similar. I believe that the decline of these diseases at this point in history is due to the improvements in sanitation, water quality, commerce and trade, therefore better nutrition and other advances in quality of health and life over the first half of the twentieth century.
The next graph would suggest that scurvy, which is from a deficiency of vitamin C, may be connected with the decline in the pertussis (whooping cough) rate. There are similar graphs related to measles and other infectious diseases showing a decline at the same point in history, again BEFORE those vaccines were introduced. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient, meaning that human beings cannot make it ourselves and must get it from diet. Poor diet means little or no vitamin C. It is also the most important vitamin we must consume in order to have a strong immune system. With improvements in farming technology and practices came better nutrition, including making foods that contained vitamin C and other plant based nutrients more available and consumed in higher quantities.
Polio is always held up as the “poster child” for how effective vaccine are. If you look at epidemiological evidence about the rise and fall of polio in the 1900’s, the polio vaccine was not introduced until the disease was sharply declining on its own. And, in countries where there was no mass immunization the disease declined at the same rate as those that did mass immunize. That is a compelling argument against the belief that the vaccine should get the credit.
In fact, the number of polio cases actually increased significantly when mass immunizations for diphtheria and pertussis were introduced (remember, the vaccines contained mercury and aluminum, heavy metals which damage the nervous system). Polio is a viral disease that affects the nervous system. Therefore, these metals and other chemicals in the vaccines could have made persons more susceptible to the effects of the polio virus.
The pharmaceutical industry has simply “piggy backed” on the natural decline of these diseases and they have profited by the impression that vaccination has anything to do with it. This last graph shows the immense profits made by vaccine manufacturers worldwide.
If more money were spent on better sanitation and nutrition in third world countries, these diseases could be virtually eliminated without the cost and risks associated with vaccines. I believe in fact, that the reductions of many of these diseases in these countries are due to just that, the introduction of sources of clean water, better quality of nutrition and better sanitation practices.
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