Each year, a growing number of parents are concerned about the childhood vaccines… But it’s not just parents.
Over the years, countless researchers and an ever-growing number of physicians and experts have publicly declared their stance against the recommended vaccine schedule.
Controversial topics include the ever-increasing number of vaccines recommended, the lack of sufficient safety studies, the large amount of children and adults that suffer adverse reactions, and even the theory of vaccination itself.
The most important way parents can protect their child is by careful research to make educated health care decisions. Fortunately when it comes to vaccines there is a wealth of information to review. Unfortunately, moms and dads tend to spend a significant amount of time researching their next car or home…
BUT OFTEN THEY DON’T KNOW THAT IT IS THEIR RIGHT AND RESPONSIBILITY to carefully research what is injected into their precious children.
In 2006, Dr. David Ayoub, a medical doctor said,
“I am no longer “trying to dig up evidence to prove” vaccines cause autism. There is already abundant evidence, the same conclusion made by a 2003 US Congressional Committee. This debate is not scientific but is political. I am trying to encourage physicians who have been badly misled by nothing less than spin and propaganda to review the extensive scientific evidence for themselves showing the vaccine-autism link, even though “experts” disagree.”
Renowned Neurosurgeon, Dr. Russell Blaylock has done extensive vaccine research and he said the following,
“Parents must appreciate that those in a position of authority are, at best, unknowingly lying to them. Most pediatricians think they are doing what is right because they too, are victims of propaganda by the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Most pediatricians truly believe what they are telling parents. These pediatricians, however, should wake up and join the fight to bring some sense to the insane policy presented as the Childhood Immunization Schedule.”
As we try to protect children from common childhood illnesses, are we actually poisoning them?
It is important to realize that there are 4 main reasons why parents choose to vaccinate:
- They believe that vaccines are safe.
- They also believe that vaccines are effective.
- They believe that vaccines have been responsible for eradicating disease
- Many parents also believe that vaccines are required by law.
Lets examine the first belief that vaccines are safe. In the US, it is important to realize that we give our children as many as three times the vaccines as other first world countries. We do this in the name of protecting against childhood diseases which have been portrayed to the American public as life-threatening. If the US vaccine program is effective, our government and medical community should be called to explain why we have one of the worst infant death rates in world for developed countries in addition to high rates of chronically ill children. Many parents would be alarmed to know that to date, there have been absolutely NO long term studies conducted on vaccines, let alone multiple vaccines, let alone the current vaccine schedule used in the United States. Never before in history have we injected so many foreign chemicals into human beings, many of which are carcinogenic and unnatural.
Next, you should realize that all vaccines are approved individually. In real life, vaccines are administered as “Cocktails”, when multiple vaccines are given at once in the same visit. The media consistently states that the link between vaccines and autism has been disproven, when in actuality, of the 16 vaccines given multiple times by age two, the only vaccine ever studied in relation to autism is the MMR vaccine. Of all of the potentially and proven toxic ingredients, the only ingredient ever studied was thimerosal, a form of mercury. These studies have been attacked repeatedly because of the blatant conflict of interest and obvious flaws in research.
The devastating fact is that tens of thousands of parents have reported their child was normal and healthy child until after vaccines. The system in place to monitor vaccine injury is called the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System and it has only been in place since 1991. Vaccines have been in use since the 1950’s and before 1991 if your child died or had an adverse reaction, there was no reporting protocol. It is estimated that less than 10% of all adverse reactions to vaccines get reported. The Vaccine Assistance Act, passed in 1965, allocated funds for vaccination manufacturers and was the first time our government protected them from all liability. This means that when a child has an adverse vaccine reaction, whether the result is brain damage or even death, the doctor, the clinic or hospital, and the vaccine manufacturer are all shielded from lawsuit and responsibility. The National Vaccine Compensation System was established in 1986 to award families that can prove vaccine injury. There is a 75¢ tax on each vaccine to fund this compensation system. CBS News reported that since 1988, the vaccine court has awarded money judgments, often in the millions of dollars, to thirteen hundred and twenty two families whose children suffered brain damage from vaccines. The US vaccine court has awarded over $1.6 BILLION in settlements to families for vaccine injury since 1991. Currently more than 5000 families wait for a hearing related to autism.
One steaming vaccine safety debate, the use of thimerosal, a form of mercury is still not over, contrary to what many believe. The toxicity of thimerosal was confirmed as far back as in 1948. At that time, a “Blue Ribbon Panel” of doctors were appointed by congress to look into all medications that contained mercury such as mercurocomb and methiolate. The result? They recommended that it be immediately removed from all biologics, including vaccines they stated it is “Toxic to tissue cells in concentrations as low as one part per million”. Then, during World War II, Eli Lilly, the manufacture of thimerosal, was ordered to label it a “Poison”. Again, in 1956, the CDC is recorded as acknowledging reports on the toxicity of thimerosal. Many countries banned thimerosal in vaccines over 20 years ago. According to the FDA Center for Biologics and Evaluation and Research the safety level for a child is up to .4 mcg a day, beyond that it could result in severe neurological injury. Up until late 2003, a fully vaccinated child at 2 yrs would have gotten 187.5 mcg of thimerosal from their vaccines.
Even now, the flu vaccine recommended for infants still contain between 12.5 and 25 mcg of mercury. In other vaccines, the mercury has been filtered out, leaving only trace amounts. The confusion arises in the fact that the word “trace” in this instance was defined by pharmaceutical companies and allegedly still exceeds safety levels.
Dr. Boyd Haley, a leading mercury expert said,
“I think that the biological care against Thimerosal is so dramatically overwhelming anymore that only a very foolish or a very dishonest person with the credentials to understand this research would say that thimerosal wasn’t the most likely cause of autism.”
Science has proven that when combined with other metals thimerosal is even more toxic.
Another known neurotoxin in vaccines is aluminum.
The Food and Drug Administration states that the toxic level of aluminum for an infant is 10 – 20 mcg. The Hepatitis B given after birth in the hospital contains 250 mcg. A fully vaccinated child at 18 months has been injected with 4,925 mcg of aluminum. There are hundreds of safely issues that have been associated with vaccines, but here are some other common ingredients that are toxic:
- Phenol is classified as a poison
- Formaldehyde has been shown to cause cancer
- Acetone is toxic and used in nail polish remover
- Glycerin is proven toxic to the liver and kidneys and can cause lung damage
- Polysorbate 80 has been associated with infertility
- Squalene can be used to hyperstimulate the immune system. It has been associated with autoimmune disease in both animals and humans. It was outlawed in the US but is present in vaccines that are imported.
Vaccines have also been shown to alter and suppress the immune system… For example, a study showed the MMR lowers resistance to Candida, a type of yeast in the body. The consequences of this fact alone are significant as we will discuss further. Vaccines can also cause a shift in the TH1 and TH2 arm of the immune system, leading to imbalances that have a profound negative impact on health. This is a significant link between vaccines and autoimmune disease and allergies. As another example, studies show that children vaccinated with the DPT have a 5x increased risk for asthma.
American parents are not given the opportunity to even evaluate the true risk illnesses before vaccinating. A prime example is the Hepatitis B vaccine. Hepatitis B is a disease that is predominantly spread through unprotected sexual intercourse or intravenous drug use. This is a disease that poses the most minuscule threat to a newborn. In fact, for all children under the age of 14 in 1996, there were only 279 cases of hepatitis B infection. In that same year, there were at least three times that number of adverse vaccine reactions reported. The National Vaccine Information Center speaks of the government mandate to vaccinate children against Hepatitis B a “dangerous and scientifically unsubstantiated policy”. In September 2009, the respected journal Annals of Epidemiology published a study showing that newborn baby boys who received the Hepatatis B vaccine at birth had more than triple the risk of developing an autism spectrum disorder. Also in 2009, a research team led by scientists from the University of Pittsburgh and Thoughtful House reported that exposure to a birth dose of a hepatitis B vaccine that contained thimerosal as a preservative caused significant delays in the development of several survival reflexes in male rhesus monkeys. This is an example of neurodevelopmental delay. The findings were published journal Neurotoxicology. There is astounding evidence suggesting that through the use of vaccines we are attempting to eliminate acute short-term illnesses and in the process are creating an epidemic of chronic conditions that last a lifetime.
Let’s now examine the second common belief.Parents vaccinate their child with the assumption that vaccines are actually effective for preventing disease. What would surprise most is the documented fact that even in highly vaccinated populations, outbreaks occur. States with lower vaccine rates have no higher prevalence of infectious illness. In May, 2009, a Pertussis study was published in the Journal Pediatrics. Of the children they studied that contracted Pertussis between 1996 and 2007, 89% had been vaccinated. In October, 2009 there was an outbreak of Mumps in Brooklyn. Over 75% of the infected children were fully vaccinated. In addition, every case of Polio in the US since 1983 in USA has been related to the Polio vaccine. Research has also uncovered chronic, persistent measles virus infection in gastrointestinal tract and cerebrospinal fluid in children who received the MMR vaccine. It has been impossible for man to recreate the natural immunity with vaccination. In reality, vaccines give no long-term immunity which can predisposition adults for serious complications if the adult gets the illnesses later in life.
The third common belief is that vaccines have actually eradicated certain diseases, like small pox. However, in terms of infectious illness, the World Health Statistics Annual 1973-1976 states that infectious illness controlled by improved sanitation and personal hygiene, improved nutrition, increased consumption of fruits and vegetables and access clean water supply. Medical Measures and the Decline of Mortality St. Martin Press, NY reviewed the role of modern medications and interventions since 1900. They found that only 3.5% of the decline in death rate was because of the interventions developed for the specific diseases. This report claimed that decline from infectious illnesses was already dramatically reduced and vaccines were introduced decades after decline set in. Mass vaccines were first introduced in the 1950’s when death rates from infectious illnesses were at all time lows. And consider this: Only 10% of the world got the Small Pox vaccine, yet the vaccine is given credit for small pox eradication. In addition, in countries where no vaccines were given, illnesses declined with the same improvements as mentioned by the World Health Statistics Annual. Illnesses for which there were no vaccines declined as well.
The Most Unfortunate Vaccine Myth of All…
Probably the most unfortunate misconception is that many parents believe they must vaccinate their child by law. It is often strongly implied that a child must be vaccinated to attend daycare or school. Although vaccines are mandates, within the mandate, there are exemptions. The important fact to realize is that every state has at least one exemption available and most have more than one.
Vaccine laws vary state by state. Please visit the National Vaccine Information Center’s website to review the laws in your state. There are three types of vaccine exemptions: The first, available in every state is a medical exemption. This type of exemption must be written by a medical doctors and is for medical cases under which a child should not be vaccinated.
The second way to waive vaccines is using a Religious Exemption. Because of freedom of religion in this country, you do not necessarily need to be a member of a particular religious group. An important factor for many religions is that a growing number of vaccines, including the rubella, MMR, hepatitis A and the chickenpox vaccines are made solely on Human Diploid Jung Fibroblast tissue, which is lung tissue from aborted fetuses. Since 1965, the abortion and vaccine industries have been working in conjunction, using organs from aborted babies for vaccine development. The requirement is that you hold a strong conviction against injecting foreign substances into the body or that vaccinating violates your religious convictions. Please see www.childhoodshots.com for a list of Biblical reasons to not vaccinate.
The most valuable exemption, the Philosophical Exemption is available in 18 states. This is available if vaccinating violates the parent’s personal philosophy of healthcare. Any reason can substantiate this exemption – such as the blatant lack of safety studies or any belief the parent has that contradicts vaccinating. If you don’t know the law that applies in your state, you are forfeiting your right and responsibility to make an educated decision that will greatly affect your child’s health.
In closing this section on vaccines, there are two concepts that are widely overlooked. First, most of the illnesses that children are vaccinated for are not actually life-threatening. At this time, unless a child is compromised, most illnesses can be easily survived and there is medical intervention available if necessary. Second is the premise that there are actually benefits to getting the illnesses we vaccinate for: Those who get the illnesses naturally develop a life-long immunity. Of possibly greater benefit is that normal illnesses stimulate cell-mediated immunity. This causes a TH1 response which has been shown to decrease the risk of ASTHMA, DEGENERATIVE DISEASES OF BONE AND CARTILAGE AND CANCER.
Dr. Philip Incao, is a medical doctor in Denver, Colorado. He believes that we are trading infectious illness for chronic disease. He has written papers describing his observation that the unvaccinated are more robust than their vaccinated piers. We have to remember that nothing in the human body is strengthened by avoidance, only by overcoming challenges.
Vaccines have been scientifically linked to Autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, Sudden Infant death syndrome, Asthma, Diabetes, Autoimmune disease, Seizure Disorder, Gulf War Syndrome, Cancer and more. The suggested mechanisms of injury include Demyelization, Heavy Metal Poisoning leading to Glutathione Deficiency and Mitochondria Disorders, Immune System Alterations leading to Autoimmune Disease, Gastrointestinal Destruction and Microvascular Ischemia.
The vaccine issue is especially important for children on the autism spectrum because in a 1995 report by the Developmental Delay Registry, it was stated that developmentally delayed children are FOUR TIMES more likely to have had an adverse vaccine reaction that normal children. For more information about vaccines and for references to make educated decisions view the DVD “Are Vaccines Safe?