Last month I began the series on "questions all parents should ask" with the first 2 questions:
- Are vaccinated children healthier than non-vaccinated children?
- Do the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks?
As part of our discussion last month I discussed the concept of risk/benefit analysis and how it plays a role in determining whether vaccines are more beneficial than harmful. Let's take a look at some numbers…
- What are the real numbers of children being hurt?
In 2008 alone, the vaccine adverse events reporting system, (VAERS) received 20,160 reports of adverse reactions to vaccines including:
· 7289 emergency room visits
· 345 life-threatening reactions
· 213 became disabled
· 122 deaths
These are the actual numbers being reported, but remember that we discussed last month the problem of under-reporting in the passive system VAERS has in place. What are the real numbers? God only knows. Is it ten or 50 or 500 times the numbers above? No one knows and, unfortunately for our children, no one in the FDA is making any real effort to find out.
Dr. Harris Coulter, the great medical historian, in his book Vaccination, Social Violence and Criminality: The Medical Assault on the American Brain gives us the following estimate:
"Between 15 and 20% of American school children are considered learning disabled with minimal brain dysfunction directly caused by vaccine damage."
"Minimal brain dysfunction" means that it's not significant, likely very mild, but that's one in 5 or 6! Dr. Coulter's statement doesn't include other forms of vaccine damage such as asthma, allergies, immune system problems, etc. The actual number of children damaged by vaccines may be one in two or greater! We are creating a generation of vaccine-injured children.
One of the most powerful (and frightening) statements ever made regarding vaccination is this one by Dr. Coulter in the same book:
"The symptoms manifested with pathological intensity in a small group will of necessity appear in milder form in a much larger proportion of the population. For every 'autistic' who is shut away in an institution there will be a thousand alienated individuals functioning as normal taxpaying citizens."
He describes this phenomenon as the "Bell Curve". It is impossible to biologically stress a population and have an all-or-nothing response, i.e. mild or no reaction or severe reaction and death.Rather, the damage (in this case vaccine damage) will take a bell curve approach, that is, some people will be mildly hurt, and some severely hurt or killed but the vast majority of those damaged will fall somewhere in the middle between those two extremes. They may be the ones with chronic illness, slight IQ loss that isn't considered a problem, but they aren't as intelligent, or able to connect.They may be emotionally distant, with just a mild form of damage. This may become the majority of Americans. Not quite right, but not bad enough to be hospitalized or institutionalized - our new definition of normal!
- Are vaccinations "effective"?
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) defines "effective" as antibodies to the disease organism found in the vaccine are produced and are measurable in the subject's blood stream. They do not consider "clinical effectiveness". In other words, is it clearly preventing the disease?
The following studies will demonstrate that antibodies alone do not guarantee immunity and that even vaccinated populations can still come down with the disease they are supposed protect against. Keep in mind that the studies I will quote are from "peer-reviewed" medical journals.
From the journal Neurology, the study is titled; Severe Tetanus In Immunized Patients With High Anti-Tetanus Titers, 1992. "Severe tetanus occurred in three immunized patients who had high serum levels of anti-tetanus antibody. The disease was fatal in one patient. One patient had been hyper-immunized to produce commercial tetanus immune globulin. Two patients had received immunizations one year before presentation."
This one from the Journal of the American Medical Association, titled Whooping Cough Caused by Bordetella pertussi and Bordetella parapertussis in an Immunized Population, 1998. "[Pertussis] infections are common in an immunized population…more prevalent than previously documented." 98% were vaccinated in this population.
And one from the American Journal of Epidemiology, titled A Persistant Outbreak of Measles Despite Appropriate Prevention and Control Measures, 1987. "An outbreak of 137 cases of measles… 98.7% of students were appropriately vaccinated."
Another useless vaccine is the hepatitis B vaccine. Hepatitis B is a blood borne disease acquired by the sharing of bodily fluids usually found in prostitutes and IV drug users. Why do they give the shot to babies? This condition is practically unknown in US children; and even so almost all children who get this condition recover completely. Please note from whom this quote comes.
"The risk of a serious vaccine reaction may be 100 times greater than the risk of hepatitis B...asthma and diabetes… autism and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder have [increased greatly] since the introduction of many new vaccines..." Jane Orient, MD, Executive Director Association of American Association of Physicians and Surgeons.
These are but a few of the dozens of studies that have been published in medical journals which clearly indicate that vaccines are not protecting those who have placed their faith in "medical science".
Stay tuned to this column as we continue to explore Questions All Parents Should Ask About Childhood Vaccinations.