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This I know is a very controversial subject, one that inspires heated debates, right up there with religion and politics. I feel however, that is is important enough to tackle in this article because of it's importance to our society as a whole. We have been subject to massive PR campaigns surrounding the vaccination issue for all of our lives and we really need to separate the truth from the fiction. I request you put aside your emotions surrounding vaccinations, and simply read the facts before you make decisions regarding vaccinating your children.
Most parents do not think twice about the possibility of complications which may arise following an injection. We have been told by our Pediatricians that we must immunize our children, and we see billboards around town with pictures of infants that say "Love them, Immunize them" Who could argue with loving your children? The truth they do not tell you however, is there are many complications that could arise as a result of the vaccination, long lasting and dangerous side effects that could plague our cute little bundles of joy for the rest of their lives. Some people may be uneasy about this invasive practice, but feel pressured by pediatricians and laws which mandate vaccination for enrollment in daycare centers and in schools. THE TRUTH IS EXEMPTIONS EXIST IN EACH STATE. There are religious exemptions, medical exemptions, and some states offer what is known as philosophical or personal belief exemptions.
So whether you chose to vaccinate or not it is clear that your decision should be an informed one. But if you ask your pediatrician for information, keep this caveat in mind: the statistics your doctor provides you with are quite biased and are not an accurate representation of actual vaccine related injuries. "Only the most blatant and undeniable adverse events caused by vaccines are officially recognized. The hundreds, or thousands of autoimmune responses and long-term neurological effects that result in permanent disabilities are ignored and denied in the headlong effort to vaccinate at any cost," says Randall Neustaedter, OMD and author of "The Vaccine Guide."
At present 34 doses of 10 different viral and bacterial infections are being administered in this country to our children before they reach kindergarten. Between the ages of 0 and 18 months, under the vaccination schedule proposed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, children should receive 16 of these injections.
The first shot is administered at 12 hours of age. This is the hepatitis B shot. This vaccination was initially developed for use in high risk populations. By high risk we mean adults that are immunosuppressed, prisoners, sexually promiscuous individuals, and I.V. drug users. There was a lot of money spent to develop this vaccine and in the end, there were not a lot of "paying customers" so to speak who were in a position to purchase this vaccine. It has been suggested that the only reason our children are getting this vaccine is to help offset the cost of research and development, since there are only 400 cases of Hepatitis B infections in children under 14 years of age in the United States every year. Its length of effectiveness is 10 years at its max and its developers, as well as and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), admit they really do not know the long term results or the short term effectiveness. It is "one big experiment." However, if we allow it, we will inject 3.5 million children shortly after birth every year to prevent a condition that affects a miniscule percentage of the population. Is this based on science?
Just yesterday I was speaking with a friend who just had a beautiful baby girl, hi Sophie, and she told me they even wanted to give her newborn a vaccination against diarrhea. A vaccine against diarrhea? Am I missing something?
Proponents of vaccines are quick to cite the polio vaccine and the eradication of smallpox as being the two great benchmarks of vaccination. Those that oppose vaccination, however, argue that infectious disease mortality rates in the U.S. and England declined steadily before the advent of vaccinations due to improved sanitation, hygiene and diet. If these two vaccines were responsible for the decline of polio and the eradication of smallpox, how did these epidemics end at the same time in European countries who refused to vaccinate against the diseases?
Even the WHO (World Health Organization) admits, disease and mortality in Third World countries have no direct correlation with immunization procedures or medical treatment, but are closely related to the standard of hygiene and diet.
A Scientific American article in 1973 revealed similar findings: "over 90% of all contagious diseases were eliminated by vastly improved water systems, sanitation, living conditions, and transportation of food." Mass vaccination did not appear on the scene until a century after the decline in infectious diseases started (1850-1940), but inoculations were, and still are given full credit.
Did you know that there has never been a formal study performed in the United States which compared vaccinated vs. unvaccinated children and adults yet we have been inoculating ourselves since the 1920's. Not the FDA, not the CDC, not the medical community. Finally such a study was performed in New Zealand. This was a country where vaccination was mandatory and no longer is. Reported in the prestigious Journal of Epidemiology this study focused on the number of doctor office visits children had relating to asthma and a variety of other allergic diseases.
In the vaccinated group 23.1% were seen before the age of 10 for asthma. Another 30% were cared for for a variety of other allergic diseases. In the unvaccinated population not one child under the age of 10, zero %, was seen for asthma or other allergic diseases. NOT ONE. They found these results to be true for 5 year olds as well as for the 16 year old group.
Across all socioeconomic, race , creed , religions etc.... AMAZING !!!
In the Feb/Mar 1994 Towsend Letter for Doctors an article entitled "Are Vaccines Generally Detrimental to the Human Defense System" can be found.
If vaccines are so effective in preventing disease why have epidemics occurred around the world following vaccination programs? In the Philippines " after 10 years of compulsory inoculation against smallpox (25 million shots) over 170,000 got smallpox and 75,000 deaths were recorded between 1911 - 1920."
In a 1996 article in the Journal Of Infectious Diseases, the authors state that "the growing number of vaccines and vaccine combinations will overwhelm the financial and technical resources available for thorough efficacy testing. The situation will likely require post-marketing surveillance to collect data formally provided by large scale trail." In other words, they will use the uninformed public as test subjects and try these unproven and untested vaccines. It will also allow for more under reporting of adverse vaccine reactions.
In Cynthia Cournoyer's book "What about Immunizations? Exposing the Vaccine Philosophy", some interesting items are commonly found in vaccines: Phenol (carbolic acid), a deadly poison. Formaldehyde, a known cancer-causing agent which is also used to embalm corpses. Thimerosal (a mercury derivative), a toxic heavy metal that is not easily eliminated from the body. Aluminum phosphate, used in deodorants, toxic. Aluminum and oil adjuvants, cancer producing in laboratory mice. Acetone, a solvent used in fingernail polish remover. Very volatile. SV40 virus ( simian virus 40, also SIV and SEMV) similar to the AIDS virus and possibly indistinguishable, found in African green monkeys and rhesus macaques, has been found in the polio vaccine. Vaccines are commonly grown on African green monkey and rhesus macaque kidney tissue.
In December 1996 an article appeared , in of all places , Money Magazine authored by Andrea Rock entitled " The Lethal Dangers of the Billion Dollar Vaccine Business. With Government Approval Drug Companies Sell Vaccines That Can Leave Your Child Brain Damaged, Can Spread Polio From Your Child To You, and Can Even Kill. " Pretty intense title for a non-peer review magazine. But drugs are big business. This article focused on the horrible affects to children following DPT vaccination and polio. It speaks of the defensiveness of the medical and drug communities not taking responsibility for adverse reactions. For not informing parents of potential risks. For not following the basic rules/laws of informed consent before performing any medical procedure which may carry adverse affects.
Their is now a growing group of doctors that now feel that vaccines may be a contributing factor in the increase in the immunological disorders in the US and worldwide as well. These doctors point out that common ear infections, sinus, throat and bronchial infections are occurring at an alarming rate never before seen in any generation. Allergic diseases like asthma and eczema are rising in both severity and frequency. Millions of adults suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and autoimmune disease is on the rise. " These are fearful diseases such as cancer, leukemia, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Lou Gherig's disease, lupus erythematosus, and Guillian-Barre syndrome," writes Dr. Mendelson in "How to Raise a Healthy Child."
Adverse reaction to vaccination , as you can see, can take decades to manifest. Short term problems usually arise within hours of a shot. High fever, high pitched screaming, collapse shock, and unconsciousness are the most common and are quite frightening. But the long term effects...Learning disabilities, Hyperactivity, Autism, Juvenile Insulin Dependent Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Degenerative Arthritis, Asthma, Allergies, Eczema, Cancer, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), HIV, Abnormal neural function, Chronic Neurological Disorders, Chronic Immunolgical Disorders, etc... This is scary stuff. Vaccines allow attenuated virus' and bacteria to literally infiltrate our DNA, actually altering our genetic makeup. This coupled with the poisonous compounds they are suspended in , as previously mentioned above, are introduced directly into our blood stream (except for the oral polio vaccine). In a moment I will discuss the mechanism of operation of our immune system so you can see why artificial immunity can truly be detrimental to our health.
The rise in Bone, Lung, and Brain cancers are being attributed to the Salk Vaccine administered since 1950 and still being given today. It is responsible for the only reported cases of polio each year in this country averaging 3,000. Yes, the only cause of polio in the US is a result of the polio vaccine.
The rubella vaccine is responsible for arthropothies and radiculopathies, especially in women.
Adverse reactions not only affect your child but the parent / caretakers are also at risk. Studies now show that a vaccinated individual can actually transmit the contaminate to others via body fluids. So your child can be vaccinated with SV40 and this SV40 can be passed through the feces and contaminate the person changing the diaper. So the mom or dad, baby-sitter, nanny, grandma, etc.. can become contaminated with a known carcinogen. You can even pass SV40 through semen. Yes it can be sexually transmitted to your loved one. So an unvaccinated person can become contaminated via sex. See Money Magazine article.
Interestingly this fact has been known since 1950 by both the manufacturer of the vaccine and the FDA. In the early 1970's Lily actually discovered a way to make this vaccine a bit safer. So in Canada it produces the safer version of this vaccine. Now in the U.S., due to higher costs of manufacturing this vaccine, reducing their profit margin under 50%, Lily has chosen to vaccinate with SV40. God Bless America.
A study in Journal of Pediatrics and Infectious Disease sees the measles vaccine, in particular, as a barrier to future good health. It states that in order to be healthy it is important for kids to get sick so that their immune system can exercise itself and become strong. This way as an adult we will have a stronger functioning immune system leading to a healthier individual. When you vaccinate you prevent this natural progression of sick to wellness and thus create a barrier to good health. YEA! a Chiropractic Perspective.
Now the Mechanics: Fact: a newborn's immune system is highly underdeveloped and does not become fully mature until the child is 12 years old. In order for the immune system to develop properly, it must be challenged naturally through exposure to viral and bacterial microorganisms. These microbes enter the system via the mucus membranes of the body including the gastrointestinal, respiratory and genitourinary tracts. AKA NATURAL IMMUNITY. The mechanics of vaccination on the other hand is quite unnatural. Instead of a small amount of microbes entering our systems gradually overtime, massive quantities of antigens are introduced into the body through a series of vaccinations that are given right in a row over a short time. All vaccines except the oral polio vaccine are injected directly into the blood stream, by-passing the mucosal immune system known as the secretory IGA.
IGA is the first in a series of defenses of our immune system. It is a buffer filtering microbes from entering the bloodstream thereby reducing their impact . IGA allows our bodies to remove the invaders the same way they entered via the mucus membranes by sneezing, coughing, and sweating.
So a vaccine that has been injected "gives the body no warning, no generalized inflammatory response, no chance to recognize, duplicate, or defend itself against future challenges from typical antigens," writes Dr. Mendelson in "How to Raise a Healthy Child In Spite of Your Doctor."
So now I hope you can see how vaccination is an assault on the immune system. How the combination of massive and repeated injections coupled with an underdeveloped immune system interrupting the natural immunity process leads to adverse immunological responses in kids, possibly crippling the immune system and its ability to protect the child throughout life. I think I should mention that many doctors themselves reject immunization. This was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Feb. 20, 1981 "Rubella Vaccine and Susceptible Hospital Employees: Poor Physician Participation."
In closing in our office we are proud to be the home of The Children's Chiropractic Information Center. Here we have books, audio and video tapes, journal articles, newspaper and magazine articles pertaining to all children health issues including vaccination. All are available for lending. Please utilize this great service and as always please tell others.
Now if you would like some great references to research this issue for yourselves, and if you have kids or are planning a family, it's never to soon to investigate this issue. If you have friends, relatives, or co-workers with kids or working on them or even adopting kids please pass this on. Here is a list of places to begin and yes there is so much more:
National Vaccine Information Center, located in Vienna, VA. This group was started in 1982 by Barbara Loe Fisher after her son had a bad reaction to his DPT vaccination which left him permanently disabled. 1-800-909-SHOT www.909shot.com
"A Shot In The Dark" by Barbara L. Fisher and Harris Coulter. This is an amazing book. Dr. Coulter is a world renown Medical Historian and Ms. Fisher is the Co-founder of the National Vaccine Information Center.
"Consumers Guide To Childhood Vaccinations" by Barbara Loe Fischer.
"Vaccines: Are They Really Safe and Effective? A Parent's Guide to Childhood Shots" by Neil Z. Miller.
"Immunization Theory vs. Reality: Expose on Vaccination by Neil Z. Miller. Mr. Miller is a non-medical person who has written quite a few books for parents.
"Immunizations: The terrible Risks Your Children Face That Your Doctor Won't Reveal." by Robert Mendelson, MD.
"How To Raise A Healthy Child in Spite Of Your Doctor." by Robert Mendelson, M.D.
"Vaccinations: 100 years of Orthodox Research Shows that Vaccinations are a Medical Assault on the Immune System." by Viera Scheibner, PhD. Leading researcher in the world on Vaccination. Dr. Scheibner found a link between Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and vaccination.
"The Vaccine Guide." by Randall Neustaedter, OMD.
"What About Immunizations? Exposing the Vaccine Philosophy" by Cynthia Cournoyer.