The other day I posted about my breakup with my girlfriend caused by my unbending libertarian ideals. One of the major contributing factors was my refusal to allow any of my future offspring to be vaccinated.
My girlfriend proceeded to hammer me with:
GF: “My child would grow up only to die of whopping cough and your extreme political views. I’m sure childrens’ caskets are cheaper than adults.”
Me: “You consider them extreme. I consider what is going on now to be extreme.”
GF: “I’m sure as you stood over your child’s dead body you would preach how inoculations are wrong… It’s happening in Bakersfield or do you not care about those kids who are dying? You really are heartless.”
My position on vaccines is that they have a low efficacy rate with potentially dangerous side effects. Therefore, I don’t feel that the potential benefits of vaccines is greater than the risks they pose.
Well today I happened to come across this story:
ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. appears headed for its worst year for whooping cough in more than five decades, with the number of cases rising at an epidemic rate that experts say may reflect a problem with the effectiveness of the vaccine.
Nearly 18,000 cases have been reported so far – more than twice the number seen at this point last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. At this pace, the number for the entire year will be the highest since 1959, when 40,000 illnesses were reported.
The vaccine that had been given to young children for decades was replaced in the late 1990s following concerns about rashes, fevers and other side effects. While the new version is considered safer, it is possible it isn’t as effective long term, said Dr. Anne Schuchat, who oversees the CDC’s immunization and respiratory disease programs.
A bittersweet vindication of my position.
I don’t hate the idea of vaccines. Believe me, if I thought they actually worked and didn’t pose any risks to my kids, I would be the first in line. However, even a cursory review of the literature on vaccines demonstrates a clear lack of efficacy and some very dangerous potential side effects. The link I posted on my position has hundreds of reported complications stemming from vaccinations that are cited in medical journals.
Further, the fact that vaccine damages are resolved in a special vaccine court, which is funded by the pharmaceutical sales of vaccines themselves, is reason enough to be skeptical of their efficacy and safety. The judges and plaintiffs are literally paid out a pool of money collected from a vaccine tax. How in the hell can you get an impartial ruling when the judge’s paycheck comes from a vaccine tax? There is simply no way a judge would ever allow a lawsuit to shutdown a vaccine producer, because he would put himself out of a job!
If vaccines were actually safe and effective, they wouldn’t need the protection of a special fascist court racket that gets paid directly out of the sales of the product. Of course, I’m sure I will be accused of “being against science” and being a “conspiracy freak Alex Jones junkie” by people who are to lazy to actually click through and read the medical literature I provide. And to them I say, go shoot your kids up with as many vaccines as you want. I’m sure they won’t mind a little central nervous system demyelination or having convulsions and hypotonic-hypo-responsive episodes.
Allow me to present a few articles and medical journal references to support my claims about vaccine efficacy and safety:
Polio vaccines are now the #1 cause of polio paralysis. According to the Polio Global Eradication Initiative’s own statistics there were 42 cases of wild-type polio (WPV) reported in India in 2010, indicating that vaccine-induced cases of polio paralysis (100-180 annually) outnumber wild-type cases by a factor of 3-4.
The outbreak of fungal meningitis that has killed 14 people and sickened 156 more has focused attention on the risk of infection from spinal injections. But the same injections have also long been linked to other rare but devastating complications, including nerve damage, paralysis and strokes.
A new Swedish study shows that all Swedes who developed narcolepsy from the swine flu vaccine Pandemrix received the vaccine from 12 of the 35 batches, despite the Swedish Medical Products Agency’s (Läkemedelsverket) previous claim that no such connection exists. … Over 220 Swedes, most of them children, developed narcolepsy as a side effect from the Swine flu vaccine Pandemrix, according to the reports filed with insurance company Läkemedelsförsäkringen.
Vaccines aren’t supposed to cause disease. But that appears to be what’s happening on Australian farms. Scientists have found that two virus strains used to vaccinate chickens there may have recombined to form a virus that is sickening and killing the animals. “This shows that recombination of such strains can happen and people need to think about it,” says Glenn Browning, a veterinary microbiologist at the University of Melbourne, Parkville, in Australia and one of the co-authors on the paper.
Cases of non-polio acute flaccid paralysis, better known as AFP, has sharply increased with the increase in the administration of oral polio vaccination (OPV) in the country under the much-acclaimed polio eradication programme. … Dr. Jacob said the increase in the occurrence of non-polio AFP could be directly linked to the massive increase in the dosage of OPV in the name of eradication. Although, the increase in the non-polio AFP was known for quite some time, it was for the first time that a co-relation was established by collating the data of the national polio surveillance, he said.
Study suggests a previous seasonal flu vaccine may actually increase the risk of getting flu, and may worsen one’s short and long-term immune response to a newer flu vaccine.
Spanish study found that 25% of its healthcare workers were already immune to swine flu prior to the 2009 epidemic. Vaccinating those with preexisting immunity may increase the risk of autoimmune reactions.
Prior year vaccinations may actually increase one’s risk of getting sick from flu, according to studies by Danika Skowronski and other Canadian researchers.
The Dutch researchers found that after being vaccinated for swine flu, antibody against swine flu persisted in72% of health care workers who did not receive annual flu vaccinations, but in only 44% of those who got yearly flu shots.
A warning that the new swine flu jab is linked to a deadly nerve disease has been sent by the Government to senior neurologists in a confidential letter. … It tells the neurologists that they must be alert for an increase in a brain disorder called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), which could be triggered by the vaccine.
Judicial Watch excerpted the VAERS database entries for the Gardasil vaccine and posted them as .pdf file on the web; there were 1,637 adverse reports that seem to run through the first couple of days in May 2007.
149 – Hospitalized
53 – Permanent Disability
239 – Syncope (loss of consciousness)
99 – Neuro (includes references to neurologist, neurological, neuro exam)
7 – Guillian-Barre
Does the vaccine matter? … Jackson’s findings showed that outside of flu season, the baseline risk of death among people who did not get vaccinated was approximately 60 percent higher than among those who did, lending support to the hypothesis that on average, healthy people chose to get the vaccine, while the “frail elderly” didn’t or couldn’t. In fact, the healthy-user effect explained the entire benefit that other researchers were attributing to flu vaccine, suggesting that the vaccine itself might not reduce mortality at all.
One of the most prominent vaccine scientists in the history of the vaccine industry — a Merck scientist — made a recording where he openly admits that vaccines given to Americans were contaminated with leukemia and cancer causing viruses. The world’s leading vaccine expert, Dr. Maurice Hilleman, explains why Merck’s vaccines have spread AIDS, leukemia, and other horrific plagues worldwide.
On April 27, 2012, a formal complaint was filed in the Eastern Pennsylvania District Court accusing Merck of a longstanding scheme to mislead and defraud Government health authorities worldwide. Two of Merck’s former employees have accused the pharmaceutical giant of marketing multivalent MMR vaccines under false pretenses. According to the complaint, these vaccines have been mislabeled, misbranded, adulterated and falsely certified as having a 95% efficacy rate. … court documents filed by two Merck virologists meticulously detail how Merck ostensibly manipulated test results for decades in order to create a false 95% efficacy rate for the mumps component of their multivalent MMR vaccines.
For many years, public health personnel have cited the estimate of 70% to 90% when talking about the level of protection afforded by seasonal influenza vaccines. But last week’s meta-analysis of flu vaccine studies in The Lancet Infectious Diseases—along with several other studies in recent years—has raised the question of whether it’s time to change the message about flu vaccines. … RCTs conducted in 2009 and 2010 suggest that inactivated flu vaccines are 50% to 70% efficacious in adults younger than 65.
Increased reports of mumps in vaccinated populations prompted a review of the performance of mumps vaccines…some outbreaks could not be prevented, despite high vaccination coverage with 2 doses of the Jeryl Lynn vaccine strain. Our findings indicate the need for more-effective mumps vaccines and/or for review of current vaccination policies to prevent future outbreaks.
In July 2000, we evaluated the field vaccine efficacy for measles vaccination by comparing the incidence of cases in vaccinated and unvaccinated groups during a two-stage cluster survey of 563 children in Ethiopia. Approximately 30% of the measles cases occurred in vaccinated children. Estimated field vaccine efficacy for measles was 66.9% in children 9-36 months old. The finding of a field vaccine efficacy for measles less than 80% warrants formal assessment of measles vaccine efficacy, particularly in famine emergencies where measles is associated with a high case fatality rate.
Dr. Christian Fiala, who successfully fought the use of the drug [Gardasil] in Austria, told WND this week “there is no proof of a causal relationship of HPV and cervical cancer (correlation is not necessarily causation) and there is no evidence that HPV vaccine reduces the overall number of cervical cancer (cases).” … Some 17,500 individuals have suffered side effects such as Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Bell’s Palsy and even death [from the vaccine].
Herpes zoster (HZ) vaccine was recommended in the United States to reduce HZ-associated morbidity… National death certificate data greatly overestimate deaths in which HZ is the underlying or contributing cause of death. The HZ vaccination program could prevent some HZ-related deaths but the impact will be difficult to assess using national mortality data.
Cases of aseptic meningitis associated with measles/mumps/rubella vaccine were sought in thirteen UK health districts following a reported cluster in Nottingham which suggested a risk of 1 in 4000 doses, substantially higher than previous estimates based on cases reported by paediatricians (4 per million). Cases were ascertained by obtaining vaccination records of children with aseptic meningitis diagnosed from cerebrospinal fluid samples submitted to Public Health Laboratories or discharged from hospital with a diagnosis of viral meningitis. Both methods identified vaccination 15-35 days before onset as a significant risk factor and therefore indicative of a causal association.
Sixty children experienced severe reactions within 48 hours of DTP immunization: 32 children had seizures only, 14 subjects had hypotonic-hyporesponsive episodes, 2 subjects had fever > or = 40.5 degrees C only, 4 subjects had persistent crying > or = 3 hours, 6 children had seizures and fever > or = 40.5 degrees C, and 2 children had persistent crying and seizures. The children with seizures had a high rate of personal and family histories of seizures, and 90% had documented fevers (> or = 38 degrees C). Persistent crying was associated with painful local reactions
The cause of increased severity of febrile seizures apparently associated with pertussis immunization is unknown.
Type 1, insulin dependent diabetes (IDDM) is a common autoimmune disorder and immune stimulation with a variety of immune stimulants has been associated with a rise in autoimmunity in both animals and humans. It is thus predictable that when you immunize a large population of children you would measure a significant increased risk for IDDM. In groups where the risk of hepatitis B is high and the risk of IDDM is low, current immunization practices may be beneficial to the health of the population when only considering the risk of IDDM. However, IDDM is only one autoimmune disease that can be induced by the hepatitis B vaccine. In populations where the risk of hepatitis B is only moderate and the risk of IDDM is high, such as most Northern European and North American populations, ways of giving the hepatitis B vaccine with out inducing IDDM needs to be employed.
Acute transverse myelitis is an inflammatory disorder of the spinal cord associated with many disease processes. The pathogenesis is unclear, but the probable mechanism involves an autoimmune phenomenon (1). Myelitis has rarely been reported secondary to vaccinations, including rabies (2), smallpox (3), influenza (4), rubella (5), and the plasma-derived form of hepatitis B (6). We present a case of acute transverse myelitis, which seems secondary to the administration of the recombinant form of hepatitis B vaccine.
Despite widespread childhood vaccination against Bordetella pertussis [whooping cough], disease remains prevalent. It has been suggested that acellular vaccine may be less effective than previously believed… Our data suggests that the current schedule of acellular pertussis vaccine doses is insufficient to prevent outbreaks of pertussis. We noted a markedly increased rate of disease from ages 8–12 years, proportionate to the interval since the last scheduled vaccine. Stable rates of testing ruled out selection bias.
Video: Doctor Kent Holtorf won’t give the swine flu vaccine to his children – the doctor points out that the vaccine has high levels of adjuncts that could precipitate neurological and nerve disorders.
Video: Autistic Girl Gets Paid From Vaccine Fund – this story relates directly to what the doctor in the previous video was saying about mitochondrial disorders interacting with vaccine adjuncts to create a neurological disorder. As the doctor pointed out, you can’t know if your child is at risk of a reaction like this until it’s too late.
Video: Vaccines and Childhood Illnesses: Beyond Thimerosal. David Ayoub, MD - Presentation by David Ayoub, M.D., a radiologist from Springfield, Illinois. From the 65th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, September 12, 2008. Dr. Ayoub explains the possible links between vaccines and autism.
Dr. Bernadine Healy on a possible link between vaccines and autism:
This is exactly what I, and many other government critics have been saying for years: Large population studies are not enough to disprove a link. One must look at the kids who actually regressed into autism, and determine what factor or factors might have contributed to their regression.
This is especially true if there is a subset of children who are particularly susceptible to such environmental triggers. “Populations do not test causality,” Dr. Healy said, “they test associations.”
And she noted, “We do have the opportunity to understand whether or not there are susceptible children — perhaps medically, perhaps they have a metabolic issue, mitochondrial disorder, medical issue — that makes them more susceptible to vaccines, plural, or to one particular vaccine, or to a component of vaccines, like mercury.”
The problem is, prestigious groups such at the Institute of Medicine have concluded there is no link, based almost solely on large population studies, without giving enough consideration to data culled from children who actually developed the disorder.
etc.. etc.. etc..
I could continue posting such articles until the cows come home. Of course, people will simply stick their fingers in their ears and pretend I’m the one who is rejecting science. Note that in all of the examples provided, had American citizens been damaged by the vaccine maker’s products, they would have to file a civil complaint in a court that is literally funded by Big Pharma. Good luck getting a fair shake at that trial.
One item of note. There is one type of vaccine that appears to be relatively safe and effective, those being the rotovirus vaccines. Practically every other vaccine I’ve come across either has questionable efficacy rates or a high risk of adverse reactions.