The Pitfalls and Dangers of Common Vaccines

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by Anai Rhoads
In the 1980s, the U.S. government decided to change the Mandatory Childhood Vaccine Schedule by intensely increasing the number of vaccines an infant and toddler should receive before the age of three. Back then, no one fully understood the implications of this until autism cases began springing up in large numbers.

One could say that, in hindsight, this was a bad move in the government's part and that a profound lesson was learned. However, the vaccine schedule - with new additions - is still being pushed onto the public, despite countless medical journal reports, court cases and the now infamous high rate of autism cases. This proves that there needs to be a complete reform on how vaccines are made and mandated.

The medical community and government have had the upper hand, collectively creating fear in parents. Seniors assume they need to be vaccinated and race in droves every season to get their flu shots. Pregnant women are told they are at higher risk of injury if they don’t receive inoculations, when the very child they are carrying is ignored. These "suggestions" are all really a part of fear mongering.

The tragedies of this enforcement can be seen and felt in all social and economical classes. Uninsured families are forced, whether by fear of the repercussions or by the media’s publicity campaigns, to continue to vaccinate themselves and their loved ones.

The poorest residents and citizens in the U.S. may be denied Medicaid just for refusing to vaccinate their babies. Other programs that affect the non-vaccinated include federal and state benefits such as the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program - a necessity for those who cannot afford nutritious meals for their children on a daily basis.

The fear of not being able to enroll their children in daycare and public school causes most parents to vaccinate or sign a legal document that basically puts the parents in the hot seat when future issues arise.

Every single day you will read or hear opposing views on vaccines, whether it be online or in the news. Lobbyists, on behalf of the pharmaceutical companies, urge law makers and the media to continue to praise the effectiveness of these vaccines. Parents, on the other hand, are battling them shoulder-to-shoulder as one by one – a child dies, is irreversibly impaired or develops lifelong autism.

When parents request a vaccine waiver, they are lectured on the dangers, yet these vaccine waivers exempt the pharmaceutical companies in the event of an injury. The language in these vaccine waivers often guilt the parents into not signing them because they essentially put the blame on the parents themselves.

Vaccine makers have not only put children at risk by offering the general public immunizations that may be harmful or even fatal, but they are now even spiking prices to compensate for the many parents who are refusing to vaccinate their children.

Pediatricians across the country are dealing with depreciated incentives to vaccinate children, and in addition, the doctors are being forced to pay out more as a result of the price gouge on several popular vaccines.

Do Vaccines Work?

According to a report printed by The Lancet (21/9/1991), a polio outbreak began in Oman between the years of 1988 and 1989. This is significant because a polio outbreak occurred despite the children being vaccinated prior to the outbreak. Curiously, the region with the highest attack rate had the highest vaccine coverage, while the region with the lowest attack rate had the lowest vaccine coverage.

Sweden abandoned the whooping cough vaccine in 1979. Why? Out of 5,140 cases of whooping cough in 1978, it was found that 84 percent had been vaccinated at least three times. You may find this report in the BMJ 283:696-697, 1981.

The Centers for Disease Control

The CDC Vaccine Advisory Committee and its members get money from vaccine manufacturers. They even own stock in vaccine companies and get paid to conduct research. As of 2003, the CDC has had 28 licensing agreements with companies and at least one university for vaccines.

Vaccines once endorsed by the CDC were pulled off the market after infants (and even some adults) had serious reactions. People had to die for the CDC to admit to any wrongdoing.

Take the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil, for example. Several young girls died within minutes to hours after their jab. This vaccine has a 400 percent higher adverse-effect rate than the average run-of-the-mill vaccine on the market. Gardasil is associated with twice as many emergency room visits, four times as many deaths, four times as many heart attacks, seven times as many "disabled" reports and 15 times as many strokes. Fainting is the most common side effect, yet no one has bothered to question it.

Also keep in mind that all reported cases of blood clots and heart attacks associated with Gardasil -occurred when the vaccine was given alone, not in conjunction with other drugs. Clearly the cons, being death, outweigh the pros – yet this product is still encouraged by its maker and the U.S. government. What is behind the push? Profit.

A 1993 federal "Immunization Initiative" gave all U.S. states more than $400 million in vaccine incentives and a $100 bounty for each child vaccinated with the shots the federal government recommended.

According to the February 1981 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), 90 percent of obstetricians and 66 percent of pediatricians refused to take the rubella vaccine, and in 1990 a British survey showed that over 50 percent of doctors in the UK rejected the Hepatitis B vaccine. (British Med Jnl, 27/1/90).

Ingredients

The ingredients in these vaccines range from formaldehyde to a host of preservatives. One may think the mercury-based preservative, thimerosal, tops the list of offenders, however, the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine contains something far more disturbing – human diploid cells from human aborted fetal tissue.

For those who oppose abortion, this is a really hard pill to swallow. Yet many who reject abortions race to get this vaccine cocktail for their infants and children.

If you are allergic or food-sensitive to eggs, dairy or meats, then you are out of luck too. You will find albumin (eggs), calf serum and skins, monkey kidney cells, gelatin, chick embryonic fluid, guinea pig embryo cells, albumin from human blood and rhesus monkey fetal lung cells, just to name a few.

For vegetarians and vegans, this can be a huge blow. Many who are uneducated on this topic have absolutely no idea what they are putting into their bodies. There is nothing on the market, with regard to vaccines, that caters to vegans.

The pharmaceutical industry has made billions of dollars from the pockets of parents and insurance companies who either believe the vaccines are necessary or are forced to choose vaccinations under pressure and intimidation.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), there are currently 85% of children who are vaccinated in the United States. Note, these numbers reflect the collection of national records provided by hospitals and pediatricians. More parents are unable to afford inoculations and with the growing number of parents educated on the precipice these vaccines pose to one's health, the number may be far higher on the unvaccinated side than the AAP would like to admit.

More than $1.1 billion in claims have been paid by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program to parents of children affected by vaccines. On average, each family received nearly a million dollars each. However, the claims by the parents had to fit in the programme's extremely narrow definitions in order to qualify for compensation. The vast majority of cases against these pharmaceutical giants were dismissed or quietly settled out of court.

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