I wanted to write out of concern for those who are thinking about vaccinating. There are a lot of myths about vaccines but everything I am going to say is documented and referenced on my blog. Please forgive me for being brief. I can’t fit everything in this article that I want to.
Myth: Vaccines are safe.
Before you get the vaccine take a look at the insert first. For example the MMR insert list of adverse reactions is 2 pages long and includes death. (1) Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) had 32854 reports filed in 2009 alone with 193 people dying after receiving their shots and those were just the reported ones. (2) In fact, the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) reported that in New York only 1 out of 40 doctor's offices confirmed that they report a death or injury following vaccination which means 97.5% of vaccine related deaths and disabilities go unreported. (3) In 2011 47500 people in India were permanently paralyzed by the polio vaccine they were given. (4) Maurice Hilleman a top scientist at the pharmaceutical company Merck has admitted that they knew the cancer causing virus sv40 was in their vaccines which was given to 98 million people in a 8 year span. (5) The Center for Disease Control confirms this figure as well. (6) Dr. Michele Carbone openly acknowledged HIV/AIDS was spread by the hepatitis B vaccine produced by Merck during the early 1970s. (7) The pharmaceutical company Bayer in 2006 found out they had HIV in their vaccines. In response they pulled them from the market in the US but then sold the infected vaccines to France, Spain and Japan. (8) More recently in 2013 a new HIV vaccine gave HIV to 41 of the volunteers who got vaccine. (9) Also in recent news the Gardasil HPV vaccine destroyed the ovaries a 16 year old in Australia. Merck said they didn’t research the effects of the vaccine on a woman’s reproductive system. (10) Merck put Polysorbate 80 in the shot which was known to effect female reproductive systems in mammals back in 1993. (11) There are many more things that could be said but now lets look at the things they put in the vaccines to see if they are safe. The list is about a page long but let’s look at the really bad ones. Formaldehyde - a known cancer causing agent, Aluminum - a neuro-toxin, Triton X-100 - a detergent, Phenol (carbolic acid), Ethylene glycol (antifreeze), and Mercury which I will talk about later. (12)(13)
Myth: Vaccines are effective in preventing disease.
In 1990, the Journal of the American Medical Association had an article on measles which stated "Although more than 95% of school-aged children in the US are vaccinated against measles, large measles outbreaks continue to occur in schools and most cases in this setting occur among previously vaccinated children." Here are some other examples. In 1967, Ghana was declared measles free by the World Health Organization after 96% of its population was vaccinated. In 1972, Ghana experienced one of its worst measles outbreaks with its highest ever mortality rate. In the UK between 1970 and 1990, over 200,000 cases of whooping cough occurred in fully vaccinated children. (14) In fact Dr Lucija Tomljenovic under the Freedom of Information Act in the UK obtained 30 years of secret official documents showing that government experts knew the risks and effectiveness of vaccinations all while suppressing independent studies and “Deliberately concealing information from parents for the sole purpose of getting them to comply with an official vaccination schedule” (15)
Myth: There is no link between vaccines and autism.
Not one thing causes autism. It is a combination of the lack of real nutrition, toxins in the food we eat, in the water, and in the air. (16) Vaccines are merely the nudge that pushes it over the edge. The University of Pittsburg in a 1999 study gave monkeys the normal child vaccination schedule adapting for differences in weight. The monkeys that were not vaccinated did not get autism while the vaccinated monkeys did get autism. (17) The meta analysis of a Danish study in 2002 shows autism is 45% more likely among vaccinated. (18) Department of Pharmacology and Physiology of the Nervous System in Poland in a 2010 Study found that thimersol (mercury derivative) is a factor contributing to autism. The Journal of Immunotocicology and the Middle East Current Psychiatry both say autism and mercury poison have the same symptoms. (19)(20) Could it be because there is mercury in the vaccines? Not all vaccines have mercury but 50 vaccines still do at the amount of up to 25 mcg which is an amount considered by the EPA unsafe for anyone weighing under 550 lbs.(21) In fact on a list of 275 hazardous substances put out by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Mercury is the 3rd most toxic substance. (22) Putting the other studies aside I am not familiar with a single case of autism among an unvaccinated person while the rate of autism among vaccinated is 1 in 50. (23)
Myth: Vaccines are responsible for reducing and eradicating diseases.
Actually when you look at historical graphs that show the number of cases of diseases from the early 1900s to today you will see a consistent decline in cases from before the vaccines were introduced. This decline is due to better sanitation practices. (24) The Vital Statistics of the United States, published by the Bureau of the Census and the
U.S. Dept. of Health, contains death rates from infectious diseases. From 1900 to 1963, when the measles vaccine was introduced, death rates from measles had declined 98%. From 1900 to 1949, death rates from whooping cough decreased 96%. From 1900 to 1949, death rates from
diphtheria declined 99%. Data from England and Wales Office of National Statistics in 1997 reported very similar decreases. (25) Scarlet Fever and Typhoid were eradicated without any vaccination program. (26) Why do they say the polio vaccine was a huge success? Because when the polio vaccine came out there was a huge drop in cases of polio. The problem is the polio vaccine wasn’t the cause of the drop in cases of polio. The cause of the drop was the change in the definition of paralytic polio and viral and aseptic meningitis. Many of the meningitis cases before the definition change were diagnosed as polio. In fact one year after the polio vaccine was introduced the number of polio cases nearly doubled in from Vermont to Massachusetts. After mandatory vaccinations in 1957 to 1958, polio cases increased 50% and from 1958 to 1959 by 80%. (27)
Myth: I was vaccinated and I turned out ok
What you don’t know is unvaccinated people get fewer diseases. JAMA Pediatrics (Journal of American Medical Association) in a March of 2013 report states: kids that weren’t vaccinated had fewer outpatient and emergency visits. (28) A German study of 8000 children under 19 completed in 2011 found that vaccinated kids got more than twice the diseases and disorders than unvaccinated kids. This data is mimicked in the 1992 study done in New Zealand and a 1996 study in Guinea Bissau, Africa. (29)
Myth: Vaccinations are required for school.
There are exemptions in every state. The Ohio Revised code 3313.671 (B)(4) states “A pupil who presents a written statement of the pupil's parent or guardian in which the parent or guardian declines to have the pupil immunized for reasons of conscience, including religious convictions, is not required to be immunized.”(30)
In Summary the data shows diseases dropped over 90% before vaccines were introduced. We know from the data that the vaccines do not always keep people from getting the disease they were vaccinated for. We know they are not safe not just from what they put in the vaccines but the data of what happens after the people get them and we know the people who don’t get them are healthier. Please check the references. Click on the links and read the studies for yourself. If you are still not convinced at least spread the vaccines out over the first couple years of life and try not to get the triple dose vaccines. By not cramming all the vaccines before 18 months, this will help prevent chemical overload and give your child time to detox before the next shot. (31)
21. see 12
27. see 25