The Great Vaccination Controversy
Vaccines: Medical Miracle or Life-threatening Fraud?
It is a sad but deadly multifaceted reality. Vaccines, for so long a part of medicine’s bag of tricks in dealing with everything from smallpox to measles, mumps and more, have been celebrated as heroes in either completely eradicating or at least slowing the spread of deadly and crippling illnesses from generation to generation. They have also been implicated as the prime culprit behind the rise of autism from an estimated 1 in 15,000 children born in the 1970s to 1 in 68 births as of 2014. The truth of the matter is that vaccines do have a viable place in modern life. But a combination what is in many cases involves a lot of trial and error in the synthesis part of the process, and the ugly pressures, corruption and coverups of the modern medical industry, have created a modern medical mess rather than a miracle in many cases.
How Vaccination Works
The concept behind vaccines rests in part of the scientific magic about how the human body’s disease-fighting system works. When a person is exposed to an illness, the body’s immune system kicks into action. In most cases, part of that action is to create antibodies to whatever has entered the body. Those antibodies may already exist because of a prior exposure to the same or similar disease in the past. If so, the body dispatches the antibodies and the infection is killed in the process. If the illness is a new one the body has never encountered, then the body responds by creating new antibodies developed explicitly to attack the disease in question. The antibodies then go after the newly-discovered disease and kill it. When a child is born, it normally includes in its immune defenses antibodies passed on from the mother. After birth, just by being exposed to a variety of potential pathogens, it develops its own unique mix of bodily immune defenses. That process is considered so important that it is now felt that having too clean an environment in a child’s early years can actually cause the child to be more vulnerable to disease. When a vaccine is given to a person, either a weakened live version of a disease strain, or a dead version of the disease strain, or a weakened live or dead infectious blend which is similar to the disease strain gets introduced into the body. The quantity of material is small so as to avoid the chance of a full-blown incidence of the disease being passed on with the vaccine.
They also include, mostly because there are few other ways to have them be effective, various dispersing agents such as water, as the simplest. They also often include preservatives of some kind, which are included to extend the shelf life and temperature stability of the products. They also may include, just as a normal by-product of how they are created in mass production, materials such as small quantities of egg (in the case of some flu vaccines) because eggs were used in growing the vaccines and cannot be completely separated from the “active” ingredients of the vaccine itself. Vaccines can include other ingredients not listed, such as peanut oil — which causes peanut allergies, aborted human fetal cells, animal cells, inadvertent live virus and other harmful things. Vaccines are introduced either by injection or orally. For efficiency in their application, vaccines are also often created which include a mix of different potential pathogens. The flu vaccines produced every year are a good example of that, as they include in one shot a blend of what medical professionals believe will be the strains of flu which will be most widespread in the coming flu season. There the concept of ‘efficiency’ allows one shot to cover multiple somewhat similar illnesses in one dose. A second kind of efficiency involves lumping together multiple vaccines of completely different diseases in one dose. The logic behind this has some similarities with the flu vaccine concept, in that combining several vaccinations one was probably going to take anyway – into one shot – does save time and even stocking complexity on the medical side of things. But this second kind of efficiency is meant to cover putting vaccines for unrelated illnesses into a single shot, with the logic that one was also planning to take them anyway around the same time. A good example here is the MMR vaccine, which is intended to protect against measles, mumps, and rubella (also known as Germany measles). That is the vaccine originally created by Maurice Hilleman, a research scientist, while he was employed by biopharmaceutical giant Merck. The vaccine is perhaps one of the ultimate “one stop shopping” vaccines, with three once-quite-common childhood diseases in theory being protected by a single vaccination shot for very young children. It is also the vaccine which has been more closely tied to the rise of autism than any other.
Even without a full understanding of the biomedical principles behind vaccination, people have been making use of vaccinations of various kinds for over 1100 years. One of the first illnesses to be attacked with vaccination as the weapon of choice was smallpox, a particularly deadly disease. According to historical records, during the 10th century, the Chinese, long regarded as innovators in many of the sciences, first experimented with a method known as “nasal insufflation” to protect people from catching the illness. This worked by taking smallpox samples (or from its related cousin, cowpox), and blowing powered smallpox materials, often derived from scabs, up through the nose. There are also records of actual blood exposure to the smallpox materials going back that far as well. Information about these methods was widely spread by Dr. Martin Lister after hearing about them from those who had visited China. Vaccines became more scientific in their creation, testing and deployment over time. A major breakthrough happened with the creation of the more stable smallpox vaccines in the 1790s by surgeon/apothecary Edward Jenner. He had noticed that dairy workers often would never catch the often deadly smallpox, in part because they had already been exposed to cowpox, a related illness with only mild symptoms in people. He took pus from the hand of a milkmaid who had cowpox and then introduced it into an 8-year old boy by scratching him with it. Six weeks later Jenner then deliberately exposed the boy to smallpox (something which sounds horrific in retrospect but was for Jenner a necessary part of the solution). And the boy never caught smallpox. Louis Pasteur of France picked up the next major wave of vaccine development, with the creation of specific vaccines for chicken cholera and anthrax. Vaccination became such a matter of importance to the health of nations that in the 19th century the first governmental regulations mandating vaccinations for certain illnesses went into effect. In the 20th century the mass business side of vaccination went into full gear. Vaccines against once far more common illnesses of diphtheria, measles, mumps and rubella were created. Polio was virtually eradicated by Dr. Jonas Salk’s work on the polio vaccine starting in the 1950s. Smallpox became mostly the subject of medical historians with its virtual eradication from the planet thanks to modern vaccines deployed widely in the 1960s and 1970s. And today, among the many illnesses which many credit vaccines for having put in check worldwide include:
These are all very much modern miracles, both in their
invention and what they have meant to modern med-
ical health. But as with many things which in small
quantities can be good things, when the sheer volume
of vaccine distribution and utilization gets too big, bad
things can easily begin to happen. And the evidence
suggests that it already has.
The Modern Vaccination Industry
The creation, manufacturing and deployment of vaccines has become a massive multi-billion-dollar business. The more vaccines required by governments and administered to children, all the more profits for shareholders. Because it is such a large industry and is highly profitable, vaccination programs are heavily influenced by industry on multiple levels. Government, academia, the medical industry, NGOS and media have been enlisted to support industry profits to point where the vaccine industry has become almost like a religious cult, where dogma is unquestionable, zealots spread doctine with almost religious fervor and non-believers are villified and attacked. Needless to say, there are major problems with the vaccine industry.
There is way too much vaccination going on.
Besides that the pharmaceutical companies keep promoting the latest vaccines through all channels possible, many countries mandate vaccines in large quantities. The United States is the most aggressive of all countries in this respect, with – as of 2009 – it being required by some state laws that 36 vaccines be given to children before they reach the age of 5. When that survey was done, that number was twice the average mandatory vaccination requirements of any other Western country – at ‘only’ 18 required per child.
The mandatory vaccines required in the United States have increased rapidly in recent years. The list below shows which vaccines became added to the list of requirements since the 1940s, along with the number of vaccinations mandated of that type per person: • 1940s: Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTP) – 5 required 1955: Inactivated Poliovirus (IPV) – 4 required 1971: Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) – 2 required 1990: Haemophilus Influenzae type B (Hib) – 4 required 1991: Hepatitis B (Hepb) – 3 required 1995: Varicella – 2 required 1998: Rotavirus (RV) – 3 required 2000: Pneumococcal (PCV) – 4 required 2004: Influenza – 7 required 2004: Hepatitis A (Hep A) – 2 required 2006: Meningococcal
And in Canada, public health authorities now recommend 32 to 41 doses of 13 to 16 different vaccines to be administered to children during their first 18 months of life. And as of 2012 the provinces of New Brunswick, Northwest Territories and Nunavut begin injecting babies with their first dose of Hepatitis B vaccine at birth; the rest of the country follows quickly behind with multiple injections and/or drops to be given before babies are even two months old. With so many vaccinations being introduced, the sheer volume of production alone required to meet the mandated demand can introduce its own risks. There also are other issues that happen with large volume, such as the need to prolong shelf life through the use of preservatives of various kinds, and the desire to create vaccines with protections from multiple illnesses in a single dose – in the interests of efficiency as had been noted earlier. In those latter cases – as will become clear later in this article – it is possible complications can be introduced that would never have been predictable without extensive testing. Having so many mandated vaccines also brings into question the ability of the human body to deal with so many artificially-stimulated adjustments to the human immune system. Each vaccine is generally tested by itself, with only some – but minimal – consideration for interactive side effects.
With mandatory and highly-recommended vaccines so much a part of what the medical industry relies on for its sales, this is an industry which is enormous and going to be much bigger still – fast.
Far from being about just helping people be healthier, the vaccination industry is now so big that sales vol- umes are – even after all this time – still exploding. A recent market study recently announced by Marketsandmarkets.com states that 2016 estimated total worldwide revenues for the vaccine market was $32.24 billion. It also projects a compound growth rate of 8.3% over the next five years, growing to a $48.03 billion market by 2021. It also notes the “major factor(s) driving the growth of this market are high prevalence of diseases, rising government and nongovernment funding for vaccine development, increasing investments by companies, and increasing focus on immunization programs”. Immunization programs, in part because they treat in advance of a disease, are an easy sell to lawmakers to mandate their use and partially fund their development through research contracts, tax credits and other legally-available options. With so much at stake in the process, it is no wonder that lobbyists dedicated to just this aspect of medicine are becoming far more common.
The vaccination business is so big that there is major pressure to hide problems when they come up.
This last issue is perhaps the worst of the three major problems here. And long ago the big medical companies seem to have abandoned their “first do no harm” part of the Hippocratic oath.
What the Industry Has Created
With so much access to health care and so many vaccinations, one would think that children in North America should be healthier than ever before. According to Vaccines Choice Canada ( http://www. vaccinechoicecanada.com), the exact opposite appears to be the case. As it notes there, “today’s children are the first generation whose parents will outlive them”. As specific sample statistics referenced by the group: >27% of Canadian children are behind on at least one measure of emotional or cognitive development when they enter kindergarten 10% of Canadian children have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 1 in 6 Children have learning disabilities 1 in 30 have Severe Mood Dysregulation (such as bipolar disorders) 50% of all Canadian 2 to 3 year olds have had at least one ear infection since birth Allergies have increased 6X since 1980 Anaphylactic Food Allergies have gone up 2X in the last decade 20% of all children have allergic Eczema 10% of all Canadians 2 to 7 years old have Asthma
The group also noted in its report that: An emerging body of evidence indicates that vaccines can damage a child’s developing immune system and brain, leading to life-threatening or debilitating disorders like autism, ADHD, asthma, peanut allergy, juvenile diabetes, etc or to SIDS, death itself. If this is true, the number of vaccine-related deaths per year outnumbers deaths from so-called “vaccine-preventable” illnesses. As part of the science behind that, the organization also points out that when antibiotics are used, the number of bacterial toxins released into the body goes up – by killing other bacteria that was not part of the original targets of the illness. An issue related to all this involves how illnesses are treated today versus in earlier decades. In the past, it was accepted and understood that fevers were just part of the process the body uses to fight off illness and should actually be encouraged rather than stopped. Raising the body temperature can kill off unwanted disease while at the same time naturally creating antibodies specific to what illness has infected one’s body. Nowadays antibiotics are being overprescribed to respond to new illnesses, aspirin and other fever-reducing drugs often sold over-the-counter are being overutilized, and a push to vaccinate in advance rather than take the risk that their bodies cannot fight it. People now approach many illnesses as something that the body must have extra help to fight rather than doing it or their own.
When Big Pharma Goes Too Far Aluminum Adjuvants in Vaccines
There are many examples of what it means for the pharmaceutical industry to overstep in the vaccination industry. One such area is in the use of what are called ‘adjuvants’, which are pharmacological and/or immunological agents that modify the effects of other agents. Aluminum is one such agent. And although numerous research reports have pointed out the toxic effects of using such agents in large quantities, currently the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s regulations in this area only relate to how much aluminum is needed to enhance the medical effects of a drug or vaccine. There are no limitations that are based on research as to how much is too much to be toxic. As noted in a study entitled “Mechanisms of aluminum adjuvant toxicity and autoimmunity in pediatric populations”, by Lucija Tomljenovic and Christopher Shaw, and published in the journal Lupus, there are major risks in the use of aluminum compounds in this way. And although it is well-known that adding aluminum to a pharmaceutical can stimulate the immune system in a positive way, “Aluminum is highly neurotoxic and has been shown to impair both prenatal and postnatal brain development in humans and experimental animals”. One of the specific concerns in the use of such adjuvants is that most of the safety testing for the use of aluminum in vaccines has been done on adults. As the paper says, “An additional concern to using a neurotoxic substance such as Al as an adjuvant in pediatric vaccine formulations is the fact that infants and young children shold not be considered simply as “small adults” when it comes to toxicological risk. In spite of this, a review of the literature to date relating to Al-toxicology indicates that the vast majority of previous research and testing has been dedicated to Al exposure in adults.” The paper goes on to note several major areas of concern in the use of aluminum adjuvants in very young children: With child’s brain development evolving at a very rapid rate during those first 18 months of life, even very small immune challenges – such as posed by aluminum adjuvants – can create potentially harmful changes in brain and immune responses. Research backs up that a child’s built-in genetic resistance to autoimmune disorders can be overcome by strong adjuvant effects. Multiple vaccinations just multiply the amount of aluminum being absorbed into children, making risks higher. And yet in the face of such research, aluminum adjuvants continue to be part of the vaccination cocktail being administered to children worldwide – and in larger quantities than ever before.
Preservatives and Mercury in Vaccines
As mentioned earlier in this article, one of the consequences of mass vaccinations being part of daily life is the need to find a way to increase the stable shelf life of those vaccines. One of the additives being commonly used for that – and in a large number of vaccines – is thimerosal, a mercury preservative. They are not used in live virus vaccines such as MMR, and have been reduced in recent years from a number of children’s vaccines. But they remain in some inactivated influenza and meningococcal vaccines, and certain tetanus-containing vaccines (T, TD/DT). In a paper entitled “Tobacco Science and the Thimerosal Scandal”, by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., the recently-appointed “Vaccine Czar” in the administration of U.S. President Donald J. Trump states:
“Mounting evidence suggests that thimerosal, a preservative in many children’s vaccines that breaks
down to release neurotoxic ethyl mercury, may be responsible for the exponential growth of autism, attention deficit disorder (ADD), hyperactivity (ADHD), speech and language delays, and other childhood neurological disorders now epidemic in the United States. It is undisputed that exposure to mercury in infancy reduces a child’s intelligence, with boys suffering the most dramatic injury (testosterone tends to amplify mercury’s damage, while estrogen seems to moderate it). Some scientists believe that thimerosal in children’s inoculations may even be the cause of the 100-point loss in scholastic aptitude scores among children born in the “Thimerosal Generation” (between 1989 and 2003). Critics also fret about a possible link between thimerosal-laced vaccines and the new epidemic of sudden infant death syndrome, asthma, and juvenile diabetes.”
Further in the same paper Kennedy goes on to speak to numbers behind these serious concerns, with emphasis on how things have changed in the mandated delivery of vaccines to children:
“Prior to 1989, American preschoolers generally received only three vaccinations, given in up to eleven injections: DTP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis), polio, and MMR (measles/mumps/rubella). In the early 1990’s, public health officials dramatically increased the number of thimerosal-containing vaccinations, including hepatitis B, DTAP (diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis) and Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae type b), without considering the cumulative impact of the mercury load on developing brains. Federal officials instituted a requirement for a hepatitis B vaccination within 24 hours of birth when a child’s brain is most susceptible to toxic effects. According to Professor Dr. Boyd Haley, the chair of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky and one of the world’s leading authorities on mercury toxicity, an infant receiving the hepatitis B inoculation would have to weigh 275 pounds to bear its mercury loading at EPA’S safety standards.”
Kennedy is sufficiently adamant about how bad the situation is regarding the use of thimerosal as a preservative that – in a February 15, 2017 press conference outlining its dangers – he has offered journalists a prize of $100,000 to anyone who can find a published study proving mercury at the levels present in vaccines are harmless at the levels given.
Later in the same paper Kennedy puts the whole thing in perspective by showing what appears to be a vast conspiracy connecting the medical industry and its revolving door with government representatives at the Food and Drug Administration. There he noted that “the FDA had calculated that a birth dose of heptatis B vaccine would result in exposure nearly 38 times the EPA safety guideline” for mercury.
In response to that, Kenney reports that Peter Patriarca, the director of FDA’S Division of Viral Products and an American Association of Pediatrics Infectious Disease Committee member, said:
“We must keep in mind that the dose of ethyl mercury was not generated by ‘rocket science … [It] involves ninth grade algebra. What took the FDA so long to do the calculations? Why didn’t CDC and the advisory bodies do these calculations when they rapidly expanded the childhood immunization schedule?” He added, “I’m not sure if there will be an easy way out of the potential perception that the FDA, CDC and immunization policy bodies may have been ‘asleep at the switch’ re: thimerosal until now.”
Kennedy goes on to present evidence of collusion between the pharmaceutical companies, the FDA and the CDC to suppress, misrepresent, and obscure the increasing amount of evidence that mercury preservatives in vaccines for children are way above any reasonable level – and likely responsible for a wide variety of increasingly harmful effects on children.
Autism and the MMR Vaccine
Perhaps one of the ugliest and most frightening stories of what has happened as a result of mass vaccinations of children is in the story of the MMR Vaccine.
As mentioned earlier in this article, this vaccine, called “MMR” as shorthand for “Measles, Mumps and Rubella (German Measles”, was created to allow all three diseases to be handled by one single shot. It somewhat uniquely included three live virus vaccines in the one dose.
The original vaccine was developed by Merck not to facilitate disease prevention but to boost profits.
In what now many recognize as one of the most important landmark studies in vaccine literature, former researcher Dr. A. J. R. Wakefield of the Royal Free Hospital of Medicine presented his findings about the links between treatments of certain gastro-intestinal symptoms and autism. In his report, he described a situation where he observed children who had received the MMR vaccine, then had a fever, and then – immediately following the fever breaking – had highly pronounced symptoms of autism.
These symptoms, which have now been carefully defined by agencies such as the CARD™ Center for Autism & Related Disorders, states that autism generally includes three separate conditions:
No social/emotional reciprocity with others. There is also no non-verbal communication with others, including eye contact.
The presence of stereotypic, repetitive behaviors. Examples include things such as ongoing hand-slapping and body rocking.
The presence of a sensory dysregulation, the inability to sense certain things correctly.
In examining the evidence of similar situations involving the use of the MMR vaccines and other children, Dr. Wakefield concluded that it was the unique mix of the MMR vaccine that should be challenged. As he said in statement following release of his research, “I strongly recommend the use of monovalent vs. polyvalent vaccines”. By that he meant that vaccines which addressed just one type of potential disease were fine, but he recommended against the use of vaccines comingling multiple immunizations in a single dose.
After his report came out and was more widely cited, the pressure was on from parents and certain medical professionals for the monovalent vaccines.
The pharmaceutical industry responded, however, by doing two things: beginning a massive campaign to discredit Wakefield’s research and by ceasing production of the monovalent vaccines Wakefield had recommended. The combined MMR vaccine was far more cost-effective to produce and therefore more profitable. So if one wanted the MMR disease “coverage”, something now required by many regions across North America, one had no choice but to get the combination vaccine which Wakefield had warned against.
In England, just to make the point even clearer, the government there actually blocked the importation of monovalent vaccine versions of the MMR mix at the same time. So that even if some third party decided to create such vaccines in competition with what had been discontinued in the United States, one could still not get them. Collusion and government corruption were suggested by others as behind the move in the United Kingdom to do this.
The attacks against Wakefield went so far as to even enlist Microsoft Founder and former CEO Bill Gates to say that the paper was not just bad science but fraudulent.
After that, years later, a former Centers for Disease Control (CDC) scientist, Dr. William Thompson, began research internal to that agency about the relationship between MMR immunizations and the presence of autism.
In his research, Thompson found strong correlations between the rapid increase in autism in young children and the use of the MMR vaccines. He also saw an especially high susceptibility of African-american boys to autism when given the vaccines, with factors over 3X that of others in some of his data.
That might have seemed final vindication for Wakefield’s earlier and less-extensive research of a similar correlation. But it was not to be disclosed to the public until 2014, when William Thompson became a whistleblower, and spoke of a formal conspiracy at the CDC to cover up the connections between the use of the MMR vaccine and increased autism, especially in African-american boys.
According to Thompson, that conspiracy included everything from destroying incriminating data from Thompson’s research everywhere within the CDC – to rejigging the data to make it close to impossible to understand the correlations Thompson had discovered.
Thompson himself continues to speak out about the actual results he found, using other copies of his own data which the CDC was unable to destroy first. But, according to investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson, the CDC still has sufficient control over Thompson so that Thompson has been stopped in testifying in a court case, a case in which a teenage boy developed autism following a vaccination.
And – just as in the case of the Wakefield paper – forces from within the government as well as the pharmaceutical community have unleashed a concentrated attack on Thompson’s credibility and the results he so methodically presented in his original work.
Big Pharma's Free Pass
Because vaccines hurt so many kids, the industry got the corrupt U.S. Congress to exempt it from product liability laws and civil suits in 1986. Since then, those injured by vaccines must apply to a special Vaccine Court for meager compensation while the industry cannot be held accountable for its unsafe products.
A 2014 General Accounting Office report on the Court details how it has failed on many of the reasons it had been created in the first place.
Even though the CDC fraudulently claims that vaccines don't cause autism, the court has paid on at least 83 cases.