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Vaccines Part - Two



Childhood Diseases, Vaccines and Burying the Truth

Part 2

"Even an honest man can lie if
he doesnít know the truth..."

- Alan Phillips, Director
Citizens for Healthcare Freedom


ANNA

Eight year old Anna cannot sit without support or cannot walk without braces and a walker. Most of the time she sits in her wheelchair. Anna was left paralyzed after she was injected with MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine at 15 months of age.

Anna was the second of two children born to a family in Virginia. She had been a bright, healthy baby and toddler and had started walking at 13 months. When it came time for her to get her first MMR shot at 15 months, the pediatrician told her mother to expect a mild reaction anywhere from 10 days to two weeks after the shot that might include cold symptoms or a rash.

Nine days after her shot, Anna had a runny nose and a low grade fever. Her mother was not concerned about those symptoms but she was concerned that Anna was very irritable. Although her cold symptoms eventually disappeared, Anna did not return to the happy, playful toddler she had once been. Instead she continued her strange behavior, crying and wanting to be held constantly. Then Anna started tripping and falling down.

When Anna's mother called the pediatrician, he told her to put ice on the leg where he had given Anna the injection and give her Tylenol. Fourteen days after the MMR shot, Anna's mother took her child back to the pediatrician. Although Anna had always loved to play and laugh with her pediatrician, this time she screamed every time he tried to come near her.

Over the next six weeks, Anna lost the ability to sit or walk. One doctor suggested that she be seen by a psychologist to determine why Anna was refusing to walk. When Anna's mother consulted a neurologist, the neurologist immediately hospitalized Anna with a suspected diagnosis of a tumor on her spinal cord. The MRI scan of her brain showed there were lesions in the white matter of her brain. All other tests came back negative.

Anna continued to deteriorate and lost all control of her trunk and legs. When she tried to sit up, she would flop over like a rag doll. Nearly every week she would run a fever for two to three days. Lab test after lab test was performed to try to find out what had happened to her. In a four week period, she endured seven spinal taps. During one hospitalization, Anna turned completely limp and doctors feared she would lose her ability to breathe on her own and would have to be put on a respirator.

Eventually Anna was put on steroid therapy, which helped her to regain her personality and stop her brain from further deteriorating. However, she remained paralyzed in the lower body, with some upper body involvement and was left with processing delays.

Today Anna attends third grade in a wheelchair. As she grows and becomes taller and heavier, it is hard for her to keep the trunk of her body upright. Anna loves to swim underwater because she says it makes her feel free.

In 1993, the US Court of Claims in Washington, DC officially acknowledged that Anna suffered post vaccination encephalopathy following her MMR vaccination as a toddler.

- As reported by the
National Vaccine Information Center

Stories like Annaís just sadden me so. What a horrible thing for a child and parents to have to go through. And as I mentioned in Part 1 of this article, this kind of atrocity is not an isolated case and is happening all over the world.

It wasnít that long ago, 1987 to be exact, that the high dose EZ Measles vaccine (10 to 500 times stronger than standard concentrations) was administered to young babies in Haiti, Mexico, Senegal, and Guinea Bissau. The rationale was that these radically high doses might permit vaccination of babies younger than 9 months by overwhelming the maternal antibodies, present at birth, which normally defeat the vaccines given too early. In the US and other wealthy countries, measles vaccine is withheld 15 months, by which time maternal antibodies have subsided and the infantís own immune system has matured enough to respond to the vaccine. In poor countries, where measles is a more dangerous illness and maternal antibodies may be less persistent, the World Health Organization (WHO) had long recommended measles vaccine at 9 months. The high dose EZ studies were aimed at lowering the age to 6 months, which would theoretically protect more babies. Well, it didnít work. Babies, especially girls, given the high dose vaccine died in significantly great numbers, 6 months to over 3 years after the vaccination. And because this deadly vaccine caused broad immunosuppression, the babies didnít technically die of measles, but rather by things like diarrhea, malnutrition and pneumonia that are commonly known for killing babies in poor countries. Thus, the vaccine had sort of a stealth killer effect and the deaths it caused disappeared into the background mortality.

By the time these failed studies were halted in June 1992, the high dose EZ vaccine had been given to many thousands of Third World infants, and WHO had a contract ready for another 250 million doses. Wow! Had these doses actually been administered, an estimated 15 to 18 million babies would have died, and their deaths would never have been linked to the vaccine.

It all seems like such a waste of time and life when you consider that respected Ph.Dís like Viera Scheibner tell us that vaccinated children contract the very diseases against which they are vaccinated at the same or higher rate than unvaccinated children. According to Dr. Scheibner, "Vaccines, like any other noxious substances, do not immunize when injected into the blood stream, but rather they sensitize. This was known more than 100 years ago and was well described in medical journals like The Lancet. The upsurge of allergies in children in the past 50 years is the result of repeated multiple injections of the foreign antigens in vaccines. An exaggerated reaction to measles virus or subsequent measles virus vaccine is just another example of sensitization by vaccination.

Asthma and other autoimmune diseases are also widespread side effects of vaccination. Animal viruses contained in the vaccines cause lingering upper and lower respiratory tract infections, such as otitis media and bronchiolitis leading to the development of wheezing and asthma. Increased incidence and mortality due to these diseases is also well- documented in medical papers."

Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and president of the National Vaccine Information Center, sums it up beautifully in her statement made at a workshop on Risk Communication and Vaccination on May 13, 1996. "During the course of our research into more than 50 years of medical literature, we discovered that scientists and doctors had discussed among themselves for decades how vaccines can cause injury and death both in lab animals and in humans. Vaccine manufacturers, providers and policymakers knew that vaccines were being created out of viruses and bacteria grown in potentially contaminated human and animal tissue cultures, and that substances such as mercury derivatives and sodium chloride and aluminum were being added, and that, although heat and formaldehyde and other chemicals were being used to theoretically detoxify or render the viruses and bacteria incapable of causing harm, there was no guarantee, only hope, that an unknown number of healthy vaccine recipients would not die or be injured. But they never bothered to tell the people who were being vaccinated. This failure to communicate what medical science does and does not know about vaccine risks was, quite simply, perceived as fundamental betrayal of trust by those who were being asked to take the risk. "

Every uninformed parent Iíve spoken to is horrified when I tell them I didnít vaccinate my son. They look at me like a child abuser, quick to tell me how the number of children that vaccines save far outweigh the number of those who have been injured or killed. Talk about the ultimate in corporate propaganda, media hype, and misinformation! And part of that misinformation, whether intentional or not, lies in the lack of reports filed by doctors. For example, the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) reported that in New York alone, only one out of forty doctorís offices (2.5%) confirmed that they report a death or injury following vaccination. I find this rather alarming when you consider that adverse event reporting is vital to ensure the health and safety of vaccines.

I do not think, however, that these same uninformed parents I speak of would disagree with me when I say that all vaccines or lot numbers that demonstrate an inordinate number of adverse events should be reported to the public. But, you see, that rarely happens since, once a vaccine has been licensed, there are no requirements for manufacturers to continue investigating the product. And my research further shows that health officials generally do not admit that a particular vaccine causes serious adverse events until such time as they have another product to replace it. This has been the case with the pertussis vaccine. Only after the acellular vaccine was available, did they openly admit that the whole cell vaccine caused brain damage. Ergo, the effect of suppressing the adverse event data was two-fold: those who could have been protected against vaccine-induced brain damage were not and they were denied compensation because there was "no evidence" to support that the vaccine could cause such adverse events.

Even the World Health Organization will tell you that thereís no such thing as a "perfect" vaccine which protects everyone who receives it AND is entirely safe for everyone. They even have a list of specific errors which can lead to "adverse events following immunization" (AEFI): Too much vaccine given in one dose, an improper immunization site or route, syringes and needles that are improperly sterilized, vaccines reconstituted with incorrect diluent, wrong amount of diluent used, drugs inadvertently substituted for vaccine or diluent, vaccines prepared incorrectly, e.g., a vaccine that hasnít been shaken properly before use, contaminated vaccines or diluent, vaccines stored incorrectly, contraindications ignored, e.g., a child who experienced a severe reaction from a previous dose of DTP is re-shot with the same vaccine, and reconstituted vaccines not thrown out at the end of an immunization session and then reused at a subsequent one. What a nightmare!

In closing, it seems to me, as a society, if we expect people to take measures for the benefit of all, then vaccine manufacturers need to adequately compensate the families who have struggled with vaccine- related injuries and deaths. If not, what incentive will they have to produce safer products? According to Alan Phillips, an independent investigator and writer on vaccine risks and alternatives, there are a number of truths and myths that surround this controversial subject:

VACCINATION MYTH #1: "Vaccines are completely safe..."
VACCINATION TRUTH #1: "Vaccination causes significant death and
disability at an astounding personal and financial cost to families and
taxpayers." VACCINATION MYTH #2: "Vaccines are very effective..."
VACCINATION TRUTH #2: "Evidence suggests that vaccination is an
unreliable means of preventing disease."
VACCINATION MYTH #3: "Vaccines are the main reason for low disease
rates in the US today..."
VACCINATION TRUTH #3 "It is unclear what impact vaccines had on
infectious disease declines which occurred throughout this century."
VACCINATION MYTH #4: "Vaccination is based on sound immunization
theory and practice..."
VACCINATION TRUTH #4: "Many of the assumptions upon which immunization
theory and practice are based have been proven false in their
application."
VACCINATION MYTH #5: "Childhood diseases are extremely dangerous..."
VACCINATION TRUTH #5: "Dangers of childhood diseases are greatly
exaggerated in order to scare parents into compliance with a
questionable but profitable procedure."
VACCINATION MYTH #6: "Polio was one of the clearly great vaccination
success stories..."
VACCINATION TRUTH #6: "Vaccines caused substantial increases in polio
after years of steady declines, and they are the sole cause of polio in
the US today."
VACCINATION MYTH #7: "My child had no short-term reaction to
vaccination, so there is nothing to worry about..."
VACCINATION MYTH #8: "Vaccines are the only disease prevention option
available..."
VACCINATION TRUTH #8: "Documented safe and effective alternatives to
vaccination have been available for decades but suppressed by the
medical establishment."
VACCINATION MYTH #9: "Vaccinations are legally mandated, and thus
unavoidable..."
VACCINATION TRUTH #9: "Legal exemptions from vaccinations are
obtainable for most - but not all - U.S. citizens."
VACCINATION MYTH #10: "Public health officials always place health
above all other concerns..."


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