Given the controversy that is raging in Vermont (and other states, I’m sure) about whether or not to remove the philosophical exemption for vaccines, I thought it was time to dig out an article I wrote about 8 years ago. I do not like it when a political body thinks they know better than I do about what is healthy for my child or my body. Are they willing to be responsible for the potential negative consequences? Vaccine manufacturers and doctors are no longer liable if something goes wrong. What does this tell us?
Here’s what I wrote:
Ten years ago my friend carried her infant daughter into a local pediatrician’s office for a checkup. She started to ask the doctor about vaccinations, but before she could finish her sentence, the doctor nearly leaped onto the desk and started sputtering about “some woman, Amy Todisco (yup, that’s me), who has frightened parents about vaccines with her recent letter to the editor in the Marblehead Reporter (the local paper).” Apparently other parents were also asking questions about vaccines.
Imagine a doctor having this type of reaction to one letter to the editor from a concerned parent questioning the risks versus the perceived benefits of vaccination. Apparently I pushed a button. The gall of a mother publicly asking questions about the safety of vaccines and encouraging other concerned parents to do their own research. Let’s not forget that immunizations are the bread and butter of most pediatricians’ practices. Most of all, my friend wanted to be reassured by this doctor that vaccines were truly beneficial, instead she left frightened.
What if most of what we have been told about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines was a lie? Well, according to Dr. Robert S. Mendelsohn “Much of what we have been told about vaccinations simply isn’t true…The greatest threat of childhood diseases lies in the dangerous and ineffectual efforts made to prevent them through mass immunization.”
In his book, “How To Raise A Healthy Child…In Spite of Your Doctor” Dr. Mendelsohn said, “I not only have grave misgivings about them (vaccines); if I were to follow my deep convictions in writing this chapter, I would urge you to reject all inoculations for your child.”
Like many doctors, my friend’s pediatrician probably told her that the decline of the major diseases is a result of vaccination. What he didn’t tell her (and maybe didn’t even know) is that all of those diseases were in massive decline BEFORE vaccinations began. In fact, these same diseases had already declined by 90% in Europe without any mass vaccination program. Improved sanitation was key.
Believe it or not, vaccines themselves are actually causing some of the disease outbreaks.
For instance, Dr. Jonas Salk, who pioneered the first polio the Sabin polio vaccine is causing most of the polio cases that appear. And for thirty years kids died from smallpox vaccinations even though they were no longer threatened by the disease.
My friend’s pediatrician probably assured her that vaccines were thoroughly tested and were safe and effective. ” , according to Attorney Alan Phillips, Director of Citizens for Healthcare. Yet these assumptions are directly contradicted by government statistics, published medical studies, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports, and the opinions of credible research scientists from around the world”.
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny stated in her video, ” Vaccines: What CDC Documents tests on vaccines don’t even follow the standard”double blind placebo” protocol. Normally, a new vaccine would be tested against something safe and inert like purified water. Instead, new vaccines are tested against older vaccines that are already in use. Plus, there hasn’t been any study to compare disease rates in vaccinated people versus unvaccinated, so there really isn’t any scientific proof that vaccinations have protected people from diseases.
The idea of administering a vaccine directly into the bloodstream via the muscle tissue of a vulnerable infant or child whose immune system is just building is questionable at best. If that same child were to contract that disease naturally, those germs would enter his/her body through the skin, nose, mouth, or ears and meet up with the body’s natural defense system. By injecting it, along with countless toxic preservatives and additives, directly into the bloodstream, the immune system isn’t able to do it’s job normally.
There’s also a “one size fits all” dosing practice. A 10 pound two month old gets the same dose of a vaccine as a 40 pound 5 year old. Random tests on the number of “units” in a vaccine found that there is a quality control issue. A vaccine may have 1/3 to 3 times what the label indicates.
There is a commonly held, yet faulty belief that just because someone has the antibodies for a disease in their bloodstream, that this means they’re protected from that disease. Not true. If it were, then fully vaccinated people would not be getting the diseases they’ve been vaccinated against. In fact, Attorney Alan Phillips said that outbreaks in recent years have recorded more disease cases in vaccinated children than in unvaccinated children. And, acquiring a disease naturally versus injected directly into the bloodstream makes a difference.
Attorney Philips also said that “Doctors in the U.S. report thousands of serious vaccine reactions each year including hundreds of deaths and permanent disabilities, fully vaccinated populations have experienced epidemics, and researchers attribute dozens of chronic immunological and neurological diseases that have risen dramatically in recent decades to mass immunization campaigns”.
Isn’t it interesting that the flyer for the DPT vaccine stated that the chance of a serious adverse reaction from the vaccine was 1 in 1750, whereas the chance of dying from pertussis was 1 in several million. I’ll take my chances with pertussis, thank you.
Experts estimate that only 1-10% of the actual adverse vaccine reactions are actually reported to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
Even the FDA estimates that approximately 1% of serious adverse reactions to vaccines are reported. The CDC admits that maybe only about 10% of these events are reported. Can you believe that Congress has heard testimony that medical students are told not to report suspected adverse events? Wow, who’s looking out for our best interests? And President Bush and his administration have been working to relieve vaccine manufacturers from any liability from these adverse reactions.
Oh, and have you heard about the myth of “herd immunity”, read what Dr. Russell Blaylock says about that here.
But it gets worse…recently Robert F. Kennedy Jr. wrote an article entitled “Deadly Immunity“. Vaccines are not a topic that he usually speaks about, but he found out something so heinous he felt the need to inform us all. Here’s the story:
In June of 2000, a secret meeting was held to discuss the disturbing results of a study that raised alarming questions about the safety of a number of common childhood vaccines. The meeting, which was not publicly announced, was attended by a group of top government scientists and health officials from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a top vaccine specialist from the World Health Organization (WHO), and representatives from every major vaccine manufacturer, such as: GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Wyeth, and Aventis Pasteur. The meeting was “embargoed”, which meant that no one could take notes, make photocopies of any documents, or leave with any written materials. Why all the secrecy?
According to CDC epidemiologist, Tom Verstraeten, who analyzed the medical records of 100,000 children, the mercury based vaccine preservative, Thimersol, seemed to be responsible for a dramatic increase in autism and a host of other neurological disorders among children. He was actually stunned by what he saw.
Since 1991, when the CDC and FDA recommended that 3 additional vaccines containing Thimersol were given to extremely young infants (one within hours of birth), the estimated number of autism cases increased 15-fold.
It used to be 1 in every 2,500 children had autism, now it was 1 in every 166! At this point, most of us would have expected that this secret group would make plans to immediately alert the public, and get the Thimersol out of vaccines. According to transcripts obtained by the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), most of the people at the meeting were more concerned with damage control and how this information would affect the vaccine manufacturer’s bottom line. In other words, these people knew that Thimersol was causing a huge leap in autism cases and other neurological disorders, and instead of stopping the madness, they wanted to hide the truth so none of the manufacturers would lose any money.
Clearly, human health is not the priority, money is.
And the award for most despicable goes to…Dr. John Clements, vaccine advisor to the WHO. He declared flatly that the study “should not have been done at all” and warned that the results “will be taken by others and will be used in ways beyond the control of this group. The research results have to be handled”.
Do you have any trust or respect for these people? I sure don’t. How do they sleep at night?
My personal belief is that building our immune system is the most important feature of good health. Not everyone exposed to a disease gets that disease. Why? Because some people’s immune systems are stronger than others. Eating certified organic food, using truly organic and natural products, regular exercise, a good night’s sleep, natural remedies, and laughter, are some of the tools I use to stay healthy.
But, don’t take my word for it. Do your own research and see where YOU come out.
Other Resources used for this article:
1. “How To Raise A Healthy Child…In Spite of Your Doctor”, Dr. Robert S. Mendelsohn
2. “What Every Parent Should Know About Childhood Immunization”, by Jamie Murphy
“Vaccines: What CDC Documents and Science Reveal”, by Dr. Sherri Tenpenny