"The greatest threat of childhood diseases lies in the dangerous and ineffectual efforts made to prevent them through mass immunisation. There is no convincing scientific evidence that mass inoculations can be credited with eliminating any childhood disease."- Dr Robert S. Mendelsohn, MD
Why do vaccines pose serious physical, mental, and behavioral damage in humans? Let's get an historical overview of attempts to create immunity artificially via vaccination and explore the issues surrounding these failed efforts to protect human health. It is clearly shown throughout history, when and where proper records were kept, that the higher the percentage of vaccinated populations, the higher percentage of illness and death from the diseases the populace was vaccinated for. "What the vaccinators don't tell you is that communicable diseases had been declining at a steady rate for 150 years and that there is no relationship between the various diseases and the onset of immunization. Without exception, the vaccine program for each of the childhood diseases was inaugurated after that paticular disease had begun to disappear. Contrary to what you have been told, this includes polio. What the vaccines have done is cause the various childhood diseases to become adulthood diseases - with far more serious implications; mumps in men and rubella in women for example." - Dr William Douglass, MD
It wasn't the flu vaccine that caused the 1918 influenza pandemic, but it was vaccines.
When doctors had tried to suppress the symptoms of the typhoid with a stronger vaccine, it caused a worse form of typhoid which they named para-typhoid. But when they concocted a stronger and more dangerous vaccine to suppress that one, they created an even worse disease which they didn't have a name for. What should they call it? They didn't want to tell the people what it really was; their own Frankenstein monster which they had created with their vaccines and suppressive medicines. They wanted to direct the blame away from themselves, so they called it Spanish Influenza. It was certainly not of Spanish origin, and the Spanish people resented the implication that the world-wide scourge of that day should be blamed on them. But the name stuck and American medical doctors and vaccine makers were not suspected of the crime of this widespread devastation, the 1918 Flu Epidemic. It is only in recent years that researchers have been digging up the facts and laying the blame where it belongs.
There was seven times more disease among the vaccinated soldiers than among the unvaccinated civilians, and the diseases were those they had been vaccinated against. One soldier who had returned from overseas in 1912 told me that the army hospitals were filled with cases of infantile paralysis and he wondered why grown men should have an infant disease. Now, we know that paralysis is a common after-effect of vaccine poisoning. Those at home didn't get the paralysis until after the world-wide vaccination campaign in 1918.
In 1934 and 1935, two polio vaccines were prematurely employed in large-scale trials with disastrous results. The vaccines, given to 17,000 children in Canada and the U.S., killed six and paralyzed a dozen others, the deaths and paralysis typically involving paralysis in the inoculated arm rather than in the legs, as was more normal. So traumatic was this experience -- to both the public and the research establishment -- that it would take another two decades before another polio vaccine would be brought to market.
Tragically, the 1955 vaccine -- named after its inventor, Jonas Salk -- had an even more disastrous debut. In the rush to mass-produce this vaccine amid the polio outbreaks of the early 1950s -- this vaccine received the quickest federal approval on record -- caution was thrown to the winds, with Salk and the head of the National Institute of Health refusing to heed warnings, including from other scientists in the field and from a scientist within the NIH itself. The result: 70,000 afflicted by the polio vaccine, 51 of them left permanently paralyzed, plus five deaths. These afflictions were then followed by an epidemic among the family and friends that these vaccine recipients came into contact with, with a further 113 cases of paralysis plus five deaths.
The polio inoculation program was then in chaos. The U.S. suspended its program less than a month after the first child was vaccinated; the U.K. and Germany abandoned their planned campaigns; Sweden called off production of its own homegrown vaccine. The Salk vaccine, though the problems that led to the disaster were soon corrected, would be displaced by the Sabin vaccine -- ironically now viewed as having been more dangerous than the Salk vaccine. Because of the Salk vaccine's monumental failure, Salk never received the Nobel Prize and the NIH was censured by a Congressional committee. Source: Huffington Post
In 1976, Dr Jonas Salk, creator of the killed-virus vaccine used in the 1950's, testified that the live-virus vaccine (used almost exclusively in the U.S. from the early 1960's to 2000) was the "principal if not sole cause" of all reported polio cases in the U.S. since 1961 (Washington Post, Sept 24,1976). The virus remains in the throat for one to two weeks and in the feces for up to two months. Thus, vaccine recipients are at risk, and can potentially spread the disease, as long as fecal excretion of the virus continues. Source: American Academy of Pediatrics, Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases:1986 (Elk Grove Village, Illinois: AAP):284-5.
Polio is hidden under many new names. Polio is an Enterovirus. Sound familiar? Recently there was an outbreak of an illness called Enterovirus 68 or EV-68. If you read carefully the symptoms and compare them to polio-they are essentially the same. Now look up the symptoms of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP), Viral or Aseptic Meningitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and a few other names. All clinically indistinguishable from polio.
Smallpox Vaccine Caused Epidemics of Smallpox and Syphilis
"One of the medical profession's greatest boasts is that it eradicated smallpox through the use of the smallpox vaccine. I myself believed this claim for many years. But it simply isn't true. One of the worst smallpox epidemics of all time took place in England between 1870 and 1872 nearly two decades after compulsory vaccination was introduced. After this evidence that smallpox vaccination didn't work, the people of Leicester in the English midlands refused to have the vaccine any more. When the next smallpox epidemic struck in the early 1890s the people of Leicester relied upon good sanitation and a system of quarantine. There was only one death from smallpox in Leicester during that epidemic. In contrast the citizens of other towns (who had been vaccinated) died in vast numbers. Doctors and drug companies may not like it but the truth is that surveillance, quarantine and better living conditions got rid of smallpox; not the smallpox vaccine. It is worth pointing out that Edward Jenner, widely feted as the inventor of the smallpox vaccine, tried out the first smallpox vaccination on his own 10 month old son. His son remained mentally retarded until his death at the age of 21. Jenner refused to have his second child vaccinated." Dr Vernon Coleman, MB, ChB
Dr. Charles Creighton (Professor of Microscopic Anatomy at Cambridge University) researched and authored "Cowpox and Vaccinal Syphilis" (1891) and "Epidemics of Great Britain" (1893). Forced vaccination in England was discontinued in 1898 after a Royal Commission, upon which Dr. Creighton sat, determined that smallpox vaccine had caused epidemics of several diseases --including smallpox and syphilis. Under enforced vaccination (1867-1878) there were 1,738 deaths from infantile syphilis per million births, wrote Dr. William Collins in 1881. Source: Vaccination News
"Edward Jenner pushed the idea of inoculation in England. The whole vaccination idea and start of vaccinations were pushed by a man without any medical accreditation. Jenner never passed a medical examination. He belonged to the good old times when medical examinations were not compulsory. He hung up "Surgeon - Apothecary" over his door without any of the qualifications that warranted the assumption. It was not until twenty years after he was in practice that he thought it advisible to get a few letters after his name. Consequently he communicated with a Scotch University and obtained the degree of Doctor of Medicine for the sum of £15 and nothing more." Source/Full lecture: The Case Against Vaccination
"Autism was first identified in 1943 by child psychologist, Leo Kanner. It had begun to develop at the beginning of the 1940's, around the same time that mass vaccinations were brought in. Prior to that time, a child exhibiting autistic symptoms was very rare and virtually unheard of. (Kanner, Leo. Autistic Disturbances of Affective Conten, the Nervous Child II (1942-1943), p.250) It was originally called Kanner Syndrome, after the Psychologist who observed it, and it occurred mainly in children from upper class families, whose families had access to the best medical care, including vaccinations. Health insurance had not yet been brought in, and the UK's NHS was not founded until 1948, which meant that vaccinations were out of reach for a lot of families. Autism in rich families puzzled professionals, who refused to make the obvious connection to vaccination, and instead, hypothesised that autism was a genetic disorder of the upper class. (Kanner, Leo. To What Extent is Early Infantile Autism Determined by Constitutional Inadequacies?' Genetics and the Inheritance of Integrated Neurological and Psychiatric Patterns, Baltimore:Williams and Watkins, 1954 p.382) This is where the 'refrigerator mother' theory came from, because doctors assumed wealthy mothers were cold and unfeeling towards their children, and this lack of love resulted in their child's autism. After health insurance policies and the NHS began, autism began to spread evenly across all social classes, affecting children from all walks of life."
From "Autism and Vaccination" by Joanna Karpasea-Jones, "The Mother" magazine, Issue 42 Sep/Oct 2010
In June 2000, a group of top government scientists and health officials gathered for a meeting at the isolated Simpsonwood conference center in Norcross, Georgia. Convened by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the meeting was held at this Methodist retreat center, nestled in wooded farmland next to the Chattahoochee River, to ensure complete secrecy. The agency had issued no public announcement of the session -- only private invitations to 52 attendees. There were high-level officials from the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration, the top vaccine specialist from the World Health Organization in Geneva, and representatives of every major vaccine manufacturer, including GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Wyeth and Aventis Pasteur. All of the scientific data under discussion, CDC officials repeatedly reminded the participants, was strictly "embargoed." There would be no making photocopies of documents, no taking papers with them when they left.
The federal officials and industry representatives had assembled to discuss a disturbing new study that raised alarming questions about the safety of a host of common childhood vaccines administered to infants and young children. According to a CDC epidemiologist named Tom Verstraeten, who had analyzed the agency's massive database containing the medical records of 100,000 children, a mercury-based preservative in the vaccines -- thimerosal -- appeared to be responsible for a dramatic increase in autism and a host of other neurological disorders among children. "I was actually stunned by what I saw," Verstraeten told those assembled at Simpsonwood, citing the staggering number of earlier studies that indicate a link between thimerosal and speech delays, attention-deficit disorder, hyperactivity and autism. Since 1991, when the CDC and the FDA had recommended that three additional vaccines laced with the
preservative be given to extremely young infants -- in one case, within hours of birth -- the estimated number of cases of autism had increased fifteenfold, from one in every 2,500 children to one in 166 children.
"Vaccine effectiveness is often determined by the ability of a vaccine to increase antibody titers, even if this does not translate into real-world effectiveness, i.e. antibody-antigen matching. In fact, regulatory agencies, such as the FDA, often approve vaccines based on their ability to raise antibody titers, also known as "vaccine efficacy," without requiring proof of vaccine effectiveness, as would seem logical.
"The obvious problem with these criteria is that the use of vaccine adjuvants like mercury, aluminum hydroxide, mineral oil, etc. --all of which are intrinsically toxic substances-- will increase antibody titers, without guaranteeing they will neutralize the targeted antigen, i.e. antibody-antigen affinity. To the contrary, many of these antibodies lack selectivity, and target self-structures, resulting in the loss of self-tolerance, i.e. autoimmunity." -Sayer Ji, Founder of GreenMedInfo.com
Polio Pandemic Created by Unnecessary Medical Intervention
The spread of polio was fueled by the allopathic establishment's across-the-board removal of tonsils, which is the only organ that produces polio antibodies. Around the same time, the newly-created F.D.A. began suppressing the use of silver in medicines, which was the only safe substance that was known to kill viruses (like polio). Finally, "the solution" that industry desired, namely a vaccine, was released at the time when the epidemic was naturally ending, so that the vaccine could be given credit. All of this was orchestrated to manipulate the masses into accepting vaccines, radiation, and chemistry for health.
"During the polio epidemics, it was found that people who had their tonsils removed were 3 - 5 times more likely to develop paralysis. There were many at that time that suggested that polio was an iatrogenic disease (caused by the medical establishment). We caused thousands of cases of paralysis. We did not cause the polio, but we converted people who would have recovered from a viral illness into people with a paralytic illness." - Dr. Mark Donohoe
With vaccinations, we are converting people who might have had natural immune-strengthening infections like the flu, or chickenpox into people who have life-changing disorders like autism. None of the Amish children who had polio in their stools experienced paralysis, or any other horrific symptoms. That fortunate conclusion is likely the result of [being unvaccinated]. Source: "The Amish Don't Get Autism..."
"In 1954 the Americans pushed forward a polio campaign. What happened within the first year was that to their horror they found that particularily one type of the polio vaccine was causing polio. Because the vaccine is not a killed virus, you're giving polio in a partly killed form. They got rid of that particular type of the vaccine. Then they realized that all the forms of the polio vaccine caused polio. So what they did is redefine it. They only called it polio if you still had paralysis after 60 days. In most cases the paralysis resolves after a few days. So that's how the statistics of polio went down. By changing the definitions." - Dr. David Ritchie
Vaccines and the U.S. Mystery of Acute Flaccid Myelitis
Since August 2, 2014 our Centers for Disease Control has received reports of 107 cases of 'acute flaccid myelitis' (AFM), a polio-like illness in children in 34 states. During the same interval there have been 1153 cases of respiratory illnesses associated with enterovirus D-68 (CIDRAP News 1/16/15. CDC update 1/15/15. Catherine Saint Louis, NY Times 1/13/15). AFM affects motor neurons in spinal cord gray matter, resulting in asymmetrical limb weakness; 34% of patients have cranial nerve motor dysfunction. Median age of patients is 7.6 years/range: 5 months-20 years (MMWR 63: 1243--January 9, 2015). So far only one child has fully recovered. EV-D68 is a suspected cause but, thus far, no viruses have been found in the spinal fluid of patients, and only a minority have had an antecedent illness associated with EV-D68. Case-control studies are planned to look for clues, but presently AFM is a mystery disease of unknown cause.
It is taboo to suggest a role for vaccines, but some old-timers remember "provocation poliomyelitis" or "provocation paralysis." This is paralytic polio following intramuscular injections, typically with vaccines. PP was most convincingly documented by Austin Bradford Hill and J. Knowelden during the 1949 British polio epidemic when the risk of paralytic polio was increased 20-fold among children who had received the DPT injection (BMJ 2:1--July 1, 1950). Similar observations were made by Greenberg and colleagues in New York City; their literature review cited suspected cases as far back as 1921 (Am J Public Health 42:142--Feb.1952). I first became aware of PP 10 years ago while browsing through "Krugman's Infectious Disease of Children" (page 128 of the 2004 edition).
AFM may result from a direct virus attack on the spinal cord, or by an immune attack triggered by a virus, or by something else. If a polio-like virus is circulating in the U.S., the possibility of its provocation by one or more vaccines has to be considered.
"Vaccination against diphtheria was introduced to Germany in 1925. After the introduction of the vaccine the number of cases of diphtheria steadily increased until, shortly after the Second World War, production of the vaccine was halted. There was a decline in the incidence of the disease which coincided with the fact that the vaccination was no longer being used. When the vaccine was subsequently reintroduced the decline in the incidence of the disease slowed down. As with whooping cough, tetanus and other diseases, the incidence and number of deaths from diphtheria, were in decline long before the vaccine was introduced."
"Vaccination against tuberculosis is often given as the reason why this disease stopped being quite the threat to life that it had been in the 18th century. But again, this isn’t true. Robert Koch discovered the pathogen that causes TB back in 1883. After that BCG vaccination was introduced and then, subsequently, mass treatment programs were devised with chemotherapy. None of these discoveries or introductions had any effect on the incidence of tuberculosis. Contracting TB doesn’t provide any immunity against a second infection. And if a natural infection doesn’t provide protection then a vaccination certainly won’t provide protection. How on Earth can it? It was noticed decades ago that in the lung sanatoriums that specialized in the treatment of TB patients there was no difference in the survival rates of patients who had been ‘protected’ against TB with BCG vaccination when compared to the survival rates of patients who had received no such ‘protection’. The tuberculosis vaccination (the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin – known as BCG) consists of a weakened, living bovine mycobacterium. The vaccine was used for many years but a WHO trial in India showed that the vaccine offers no protection against the disease. Indeed, when new cases of tuberculosis increased annually in the areas where people had been vaccinated against the disease the trial seemed to suggest that there might be a link between the vaccine and outbreaks of the disease."
"The whooping cough vaccine has never had much of an influence on the number of children dying from whooping cough. The dramatic fall in the number of deaths caused by the disease came well before the vaccine was widely available and was, historians agree, the result of improved public health measures and, indirectly, the use of antibiotics. Even today (1988) thirty years after the introduction of the vaccine, whooping cough cases are still running at about 1,000 a week in Britain. Similarly, the figures show that the introduction of the vaccine had no effect on the number of children dying from whooping cough. My second point is that the whooping cough vaccine is neither very efficient nor is it safe. The government (in the form of the DHSS) has consistently lied about the whooping cough vaccine, has distorted the truth and has deceived both the medical profession (for the majority of doctors and nurses who give these injections accept the recommendations made by the DHSS without question) and millions of parents. The DHSS may have saved itself a tidy sum in damages. But the cost to the nation’s health has been enormous. And this, remember, is merely one more example of the way in which the truth has been distorted by those whom we trust to provide us with honest, accurate advice about medicine and health care." - Dr. Vernon Coleman, MB, ChB
"Vaccines have never had the proclaimed preventive effect on infections. The regression of infectious diseases started over 200 years ago, which means long before the introduction of vaccination, and it was due to the improved social conditions of the population: nutrition and hygiene. Contrary to general belief, the vaccinations have had a negative influence on the decrease of the infective maladies and mortality. Statistics started off at a period when the infectious diseases were already on the downgrade. Careful studies over a period of many years have revealed that each introduction of a mass vaccination has obtained only one result the immediate recrudescence of the malady that the vaccine should have prevented, but which has solicited instead. The temporary but immediate isolation of infected patients has each time proved sufficient to prevent an epidemic. Vaccines don't protect. but do harm. A scientific proof of their usefulness has never existed, whereas the severe, sometimes fatal, damages they cause are a proven fact." - Dr G Buchwald, MD in CIVIS Newsletter by Hans Ruesch, No 8, p3
"In 1798, Edward Jenner introduced the smallpox vaccine. A year later in 1799, George Washington had a total of 124-126 ounces (3.75 liters) of blood withdrawn in a 10 hour period in a process called "bloodletting" (by presumably the best doctors in the nation) for a throat infection. A man of Washington's size probably only had about 5.5 liters of blood to begin with. Think about how far our understanding of the body has come in the past 200 years. Vaccination is over 200 years old, and it seemed like a great idea at the time, but there was no way to know at the time the potential drawbacks and the long term effects on the immune system, nor that the vaccinations would not stop at one or two, and children would literally have dozens of them forced up on them in infancy. Real science does not support this, we have been lied to regarding the effects of vaccination. A lot of things were different 200 years ago, more people were susceptible to disease, these outbreaks would not wipe out as many people today as they did before indoor plumbing, advanced medical care, access to nutrition (even in the winter months). So much has changed, but they continue to use statistics from 3rd world countries and outbreaks from time periods where we did not have access to the information necessary to help people heal from infections like we do now. Most people also do not know that the boy Jenner originally tested the smallpox vaccine on (as well as Jenner's own son) died of tuberculosis at the age of 20 (and his son at 21) and tuberculosis has been linked to the vaccine. Do you know that some people who opposed "bloodletting" were considered "crazy" during that time period?" - Rose Winters
Vaccination programs in the late 19th and early 20th century decimated the populations of many countries where government sponsored vaccination programs were introduced. Japan suffered 48,000 deaths from smallpox vaccination; England and Wales experienced 45,800 smallpox deaths in a population that was 97% vaccinated against smallpox. Australia and Germany combined with a total of 120,000 deaths from the very smallpox for which they had been vaccinated. European deaths amongst the vaccinated portion of the population totaled 3,000,000. Deaths from smallpox vaccination programs began to decline when a revolt against mandatory vaccination programs emerged from the chaos. Within twenty years mandatory smallpox vaccination laws in England were repealed. In 1919 the death rate from smallpox promptly plummeted to a total of 28 deaths in a population of almost 40,000,000 people. Previously, with mandatory vaccinations they had averaged over 44,000 deaths from smallpox. Vaccination History A huge outcry amongst the public ensued Over 100 union parished ripped up the local vaccination ordinances in 1872, and instead called in the Sanitary engineers, and started putting in sewage disposal plans, rubbish dispose, proper corpse disposal and jointed pipes to ensure uncontaminated water. Those were the measures officially adopted under the Public Health Act in 1875. the offical records states that those parishes were the ones that by and large escaped the 1878 smallpox epidemic. In 1871-2, England, with 98% of the population aged between 2 and 50 vaccinated against smallpox, it experienced its worst ever smallpox outbreak with 45,000 deaths. During the same period in Germany, with a vaccination rate of 96%, there were over 125,000 deaths from smallpox. The Hadwen Documents In 1862, Anglican church missionaries Rev. John Sheepshanks and Robert Brown inoculated interior Salish Indians in B.C. with a live smallpox virus that wiped out entire native communities within a month, just prior to the settlement of this native land by gold prospectors associated with these missionaries and government officials. Canadian Genocide by Vaccination By 1853, Parliament began passing laws to make the untested vaccine compulsory throughout the British Empire. Other countries of Europe followed suit. Once the economic implications of compulsory vaccinations were realized, few dared to disagree. Then, as now, the media were controlled by the vaccine manufacturers and the government, who stood to make huge money from the sale of these spurious vaccines Tim Oâ€™Shea, D.C.â€œIn 1853 England introduced compulsory vaccination. Before this time the highest death rate from smallpox was 2000 for any two year period. However 20 years later there were 23,062 deaths in England and Wales with smallpox spreading over Europe in all the countries where vaccination was practiced on a large scale. During the same epidemic in Germany 124,948 people died of smallpox. Of the 155 persons admitted to the Smallpox Hospital in the Parish of St. James, Piccadilly, 145 had been vaccinated. -Phillip Incao, MD
Below are notes from an ER doctor at a community meeting after screenings of Vaxxed regarding vaccines and so much more. This is a must read and graciously ties many things together for a greater understanding of the current system and how it came to be.
"I think all of us in this room will agree that the subject of vaccinations is complex and difficult to dissect. So long as all of the information and data are not readily available, and so long as private interests remain involved, any issue, regardless of the subject will remain complex and obscure.
Our nation has observed this again and again, certainly with the revolving door between congress, the military, and big business, termed "the military industrial complex" by president Eisenhower.
We have also witnessed the revolving door between congress, Big Agra, Big Pharma, FDA and USDA in regards to the manipulation of the food and seed policies and the ongoing debate regarding food safety, pesticide safety, and genetic modification.
The same complexity, subjectivity and bias has influenced the foundation of modern medicine at the turn of the last century, at which time there was a diversity of approaches for examining the influences of stressors on human health. There was a healthy debate amongst eclectics, naturopaths, osteopaths, homeopaths, hydrotherapists, surgeons, and those practicing physiomedicine and electromedicine regarding the influences of mind, body, spirit, and environment on the human body and the methodologies that best promoted vitality.
An influential publication dated 1907, named the "Flexner Report", had the single most dramatic impact on the landscape of medicine to date in the United States and Canada. The report, written by an educator Abraham Flexner who was funded by the Rockefeller and Carnegie families, resulted in the pivotal and devastating blow that contributed to the shutter of more than a third of the medical colleges in the USA and Canada over the next two decades. This included five of seven colleges of homeopathy, two colleges of women's health, four of six black medical colleges, and a majority of colleges oriented towards osteopathy, chiropractic, naturopathy, physiomedicine, and electromedicine.
And here is the revolving door: Abraham's brother, a chemist, was hired in 1910 to head the Rockefeller institute - a tax-exempt foundation whose first project was to develop a vaccine for meningitis. Over the next ten years, the number of people who died from the vaccine far outnumbered those who were impacted by meningitis.
Over the next several decades, the Rockefeller institute continued it's efforts in immunology and in the investigation and creation of vaccines. In the 1930's, Rockefeller joined forces with the largest pharmaceutical houses in the world; an empire comprised of Bayer and three other European chemical and pharmaceutical houses. Shortly after WWII, with the findings of the Nuremberg trials that demonstrated collusion between these four entities and the Nazis. Rockefeller acquired the cartel, making him the largest owner of chemicals, insecticides, pesticides, and pharmaceuticals in the world. Possibly entirely unrelated, I must note here that just last month, Bayer just offered to purchase Monsanto for $62 billion cash.
Fast forward to today, the revolving door between congress, military, Big Pharma, Big Agra, the FDA, EPA, CDC, and the communication conglomerates continues to spin faster and faster, in a manner that has impacted every human being, animal, and plant on the planet for generations to come.
I will limit my observations and concerns to four things:
1. The discovery of HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) as a "contaminant" in the tetanus vaccine in a UNICEF-sponsored drive in Kenya, Thailand, and other third world countries; this vaccination effort targeted women between age 14-40 (child bearing age) is a thing I find very fascinating and curious. IM HCG has been demonstrated to cause sterility and it so happens that increased rates of sterility were witnessed following the immunization campaign. I am not here to debate fact or fiction, only to share personal concern that foreign substances can be introduced "theoretically", into the body with lasting and life-impacting influences, as a contaminate or for purposes deemed beneficial or humanitarian.
2. I grew up in a simple time, when there were three black and white TV stations not all owned by Rupert Murdock, and at a time when there were very few vaccinations available. My siblings and playmates all got the mumps, chickenpox, and measles, and our mothers even arranged play dates so as to deliberately expose us to prevent adult infections. That's what kids did back in the 50's and 60's. What I have observed today, is that vaccinations occupy an increasing part of the American diet. It is my understanding that more than fifty new immunization so are slated for release. As a physician and father, I must raise the question: is today's American diet and environment sound and health-promoting? The fact that my children's generation will be sicker and die younger than my own generation is disconcerting and should be subject for concern, debate, and exploration.
3. I find it curious that the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 was passed by the Supreme Court, which provides immunity to vaccine manufacturers in exchange for a small excise tax on each dose. This law transfers the cost for adverse outcomes resulting from immunizations to tax payers, bypassing pharmaceutical houses and entrepreneurs.
4. My daughter was a normal, healthy baby, home birthed and home schooled. The first of her two illnesses during her lifetime of 26 years occurred on the evening she received her first tetanus immunization at 18 months of age. She developed a fever that night and was inconsolable. Over the ensuing two days she become more vacant and disengaged. This frightened us, and influenced the manner that my wife and I continued to immunize our four children (he insinuated that they discontinued). My daughter's second illness occurred 24 years later, after receiving a Pneumonia immunization from a hospital that was required for her to continue employment at that institution. She developed a high fever, delirium, vomiting, and spent the next three days in bed. Her three days in bed amounted to more time away from school than during the combined years of middle school, high school, college, and nursing school.
I am continually reminded that the world is not always what it seems. My world has been composed of a series of dots, that from a vantage point of childhood and adolescence, appeared random and unrelated. In the last several decades, I have been able to connect the dots, and a picture has started to unfold. More recently the collection of pictures, against a landscape of accelerating time, begins to tell a more than fascinating story. The story in front of me is one of concern, but also one of hope; that through critical thinking, debate, and by asking the right questions, we as a community and nation will begin to solve challenging questions like the one we are addressing tonight. Thank you for your participation."
Ed Haslam: The Link Between Polio Vaccines and Cancer