I was trained in the medical system and accepted much as fact, but that changed when asked to challenge anti-vaccine people. I accepted thinking there is nothing to debate. Only after doing some serious research beyond the CDC and FDA did I see how much is ignored or even altered to conceal the truth.
The following will not be told to you by your doctor, as they are not taught this. Be informed and make an educated decision. This is some basics, but please do some more research on the topics below to decide for yourself/ children. (For a few quick facts see bottom of this post if you don’t want to look into too many links.)
This nice (and long) video is of a doctor addressing the facts of specific childhood vaccines: the real risks, numbers and studies included. (for measles see time 2:27 for real risks and facts). This actually covers much of this whole post, including autism and avoiding vaccines (2:46:25).
In his documentary film Vaccine Nation, award-winning investigative film director Dr. Gary Null challenges the basic health claims by government health agencies and pharmaceutical firms that vaccines are perfectly safe.
A nice video “The Truth about Vaccinations” has doctors, scientists and politicians discussing the issues.
Another nice video of many doctors/scientists discussing the safety issues.
There is much controversy about possible connection between MMR/mercury and autism- with nice and detailed clip: Mercury, Autism & The Global Vaccine Agenda : Dr David Ayoub M.D.
The FDA cannot say that vaccines are safe and don’t cause autism. (video time: 57:42). Further in this clip are quotes from secret meeting on mercury. The original polio vaccine was contaminated and we were never notified- now the government won’t even see if there is a connection to cancer. This page was removed from the CDC site.
Updated info to show links to autism can be found here, here and here.This research group show monkeys given the normal vaccines developed autistic features. A doctor has a nice and looooong presentation discussing the facts in detail. Aluminum in vaccines can cause the same. There is also an increase in allergies and autoimmune diseases including diabetes (with a connection made) in children. This doctor has a readable page on this topic, and this page brings up many common concerns and addresses them. Dr. Andrew Wakefield speaks about MMR and his research. This site-with videos– seems to keep updated.
Would governments cover up the truth if we were at risk? You think not, but this report shows otherwise. This CBC news report is informing about defenders for vaccines. This site has a summary of that.
How about the SIDS connection and SIDS decrease in Japan since pushing off their vaccine schedule? Shaken Baby Syndrome is another issue that has been confused with vaccine effects. There were parents imprisoned for years until this was proven. Read more here and research for yourself.
Many claim that even if it were a possible adverse effect, it is an issue of benefits outweighing the risks. The question is really whether the vaccines actually have benefit and confer protection for what they claim for to even entertain that question of benefit vs. risk. This blog from Australia sheds some light on ‘benefits’ vs. risks.
Mumps- is it protective or does it cause harm? This Dr. discusses it in this clip, time 9:38.
Measles and many other vaccines- do they offer protection? This site shows many vaccine failures.
Pertussis seems to not offer longterm protection according to a WebMD/ Medscape article: …”pertussis immunity is constantly waning, even if immunization rates greater than 90% could be achieved, it would not be possible to sustain high levels of immunity without regular revaccination.”
Statistics from US and UK from before vaccines came out show how it had not been the reason diseases were ‘eradicated’– like measles. Check out the number of deaths from polio vaccine and polio itself. Maybe vaccines don’t even do what they claim…forget the safety issue. Notice the same trend for those diseases that have no vaccines available. Browse that link- it’s pretty informative.
Some parents say they will give the ‘main’ or important’ ones and maybe delay the rest. Well, I am still trying to figure out if ANY are important. Hepatitis B (studies on effects here) is given either before the baby is discharged from the hospital or at the first visit to the doctor. How would one expect the infant to pick up a blood-borne or sexually transmitted disease?! It can’t even walk…(the reason NY babies get antibiotic eye drops at birth is because the State feels that all women have infections like chlamydia and gonorrhea.)
The influenza (flu) vaccine sounds simple, but how do they predict the strain months before the outbreak and think there is no drift and shifting- mutation of the virus during the same season? Sounds crazy to me. Does it even protect? This Dr’s site shows not. This report says it causes miscarriages and stillbirths. Here we see it was showed to cause fetal deaths but the official reports skipped that by ‘ignoring’ the 2009-10 spike when all pregnant women were routinely vaccinated. Many of the patients I offered the flu vaccine to declined it, some saying they GOT THE FLU! How can one even prove how effective it is? The elderly that need to protect themselves have less benefit than advertised. I don’t take the flu shot but never got the flu. You can even ‘take your chances’ if you think it helps and take the CURE for it…
Some interesting ingredients in the flu vaccine is presented here as humor (time 12:17).
Some thoughts on tetanus vaccine are found here and here. (mentions that actual tetanus does not confer immunity, and vaccine has no scientific evidence of efficacy). Side effects that patients or parents reported privately- there are many more…
Varicella (chickenpox)- do we need it instead of getting lifelong immunity from getting the mostly benign illness as a child? There may be a far worse side effect according to a recent toxicology report, or this report. The vaccine ‘protects’ for maybe 10 years, but will one need a booster? Are there side effects we will only find out years from now?
Gardasil– In 2008 Merck spent $93 million to market Gardasil as a prevention to cervical cancer, a conclusion their research never reached. It may help show what happens when we rush into pushing things before we know long term or even side effects. They even tried pushing it for boys-more money. Now there is an update on that vaccine here.
No conspiracy theory- just the facts: The doctors that bring this up are targeted by those concerned (Merck).
This site has too much information, but for more basic knowledge it is worth the time to browse through it.
This site is collecting data from unvaccinated children to see any trend.
Ingredients in vaccines, according to CDC. (there are 2 links on that page to view according to vaccine or ingredients) Oh, MSG is great in the body, as well as aluminum (Alzheimer’s?-see below for more), antifreeze, mercury, formaldehyde, and an assortment of other exciting stuff. They ‘voluntarily’ removed ‘significant’ mercury from most vaccines and paid millions to parents, but there is no plausible connection to autism and other conditions… This clip summarizes the ingredients and its effects.
There is a paper on the connection between number of vaccine and infant mortality. US has the highest of both.
Japan had lowest when they vaccinated after 2 years of age between 1975 and 1988. Their infant mortality rate plummeted. Their rate of vaccine injury also dropped by 90%. In 1988 Japan began allowing vaccines before 2 year of age again. Their mortality and injury rate once again rose.
Transcripts from secret meeting in 2000, (link gives only some highlights and quotes from there, and still does not cover it all, as it is very long)- vaccine research.The original can be searched, as it is too big a file for me to upload here.
Nice site for vaccine issues and links.
Back to mercury:
Thimerosal was eliminated in many countries 20 years ago. In 1977, a Russian study found that adults exposed to ethylmercury, the form of mercury in thimerosal, suffered brain damage years later. Studies on thimerosal poisoning also describe tubular necrosis and nervous system injury, including obtundation, coma and death. As a result of these findings, Russia banned thimerosal from children’s vaccines in 1980. Denmark, Austria, Japan (they raised minimum age for vaccine to 2 years of age in 1975), Great Britain and all the Scandinavian countries have also banned the preservative.
Hepatitis B vaccine contained as much as 12.5 micrograms of mercury per dose. That’s more than 100 times the EPA’s upper limit standard when administered to infants.
I now see something new: New York State Public Health Law (PHL) § 2112 prohibits the administration of vaccines containing more than trace amounts of thimerosal, a mercury-containing preservative, to children less than 3 years of age and women who know they are pregnant.
What changed since we were told all along that there was no danger associated with mercury? It’s a matter of time when it will be obvious and it will slowly be taken out so nobody will sue while it is around. If you can come up with a better, more plausible, reason please let me know.
Aluminum is perhaps a bigger issue ignored since we focus on mercury so much. This site shows new studies, or at least newly published studies, discussing the dangers.
To avoid legal issues with schools:
The NY State law remains: (PHL Section 2165 and NYCRR 66-2. )
A student may be exempt from vaccination if, in the opinion of the institution, that student or student’s parent(s) or guardian of those less than 18 years old holds genuine and sincere religious beliefs which are contrary to the practice of immunization. The student requesting exemption may or may not be a member of an established religious organization. Requests for exemptions must be written and signed by the student if 18 years of age or older, or parent(s), or guardian if under the age of 18. The institution may require supporting documents. It is not required that a religious exemption statement be notarized. In the event of an outbreak, religious exempt individuals should be protected from exposure. This may include exclusion from classes or campus.
(ask school for a name if they don’t accept this so a lawyer can look into it)
This site has forms you can use.
NY State is tough on personal rights so this page deals with it.
Some quick and simple facts and statistics:
Since the polio vaccine came out and it seemed to work, many opposed it. Two states banned it as they now saw polio cases not seen before vaccines. The science showed it reduced and even eliminated polio, but with some research it is clear why: changes in criteria including when symptoms occur and last and how many cases necessary for calling it an outbreak were made, The real numbers actually showed an INCREASE in deaths as soon as the program began. Contaminants were shown to cause issues like cancer soon after but to this day the government refuses to look into it. Dr. Maurice Hilleman from Merck was interviewed and said this fact.
prevnar: safety tests compared to older version, not to unvaccinated. they removed kids with side effects. There are no studies if it is carcinogenic.
measles: low mortality, if healthy and vit A. went down before vaccines. outbreaks all the time with most vaccinated.
mumps: vaccine not very effective anyway, very low risk of sterility