MMR vaccine

Vaccine Nations III

“Compulsory vaccination which once had the suffrage of the nation has now hardly a serious supporter. We are ashamed to jettison the idea completely and perhaps afraid that if we did the accident of some future epidemic might put us in the wrong. We prefer to let compulsory vaccination die a natural death and are relieved that the general public is not curious enough to demand an inquest. In the meantime our attention is diverted to other and new forms of immunisations.”

– [A] Charles Cyril Okell, “From a Bacteriological Back-Number,” The Lancet, January 1, 1938 pp 48-49


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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDs) sometimes known as “cot death” has also come under the spotlight in relation to the widespread use of infant vaccinations. According to the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, in characteristically dismissive form: “From 2 to 4 months old, babies begin their primary course of routine vaccinations. This is also the peak age for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The timing of these two events has led some people to believe they might be related. However, studies have concluded that vaccines are not a risk factor for SIDS.” [1]

It is highly logical that such a toxic cocktail administered at the same time as the incidence of SIDS is more than scientifically compelling. The studies mentioned are Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) data, studies that looked at the age distribution and seasonality of deaths reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) and The Institute of Medicine (IOM) report on Immunization Safety Review: Vaccination and Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy in 2003.  All of these reports are heavily in the pocket of the vaccination lobby and Big Pharma and as such cannot be said to be independent. Indeed, the prevalence of ghost-writing medical papers is unknown but plenty of cases exist. [2] In reality, nobody really knows what papers are genuine and which are made up.

The IOM, who receives tens of millions of dollars from military government interests (including funds from the Department of Defence) the top five pharmaceutical companies and vaccination gurus such as Bill Gates who are in favour of reducing the world’s population by 15percent can hardly be said to be impartial. It gave further credence to its dependence on Big Pharma when it proclaimed there is no link from MMR and autism despite not interviewing one parent of an autistic child or conducting a medical review of any autistic children. The IOM did however; review thousands of vaccine papers published in conventional medical journals, the same medical journals that published the above studies. An important IOM report delivered in 2011 rolled out a review of the adverse reactions from vaccinations. It drew its information from medical journals and complied a summary of sound bites from over 12,000 outdated articles blithely taking them at face value.

Journals have been found to routinely engage in bribery, corruption, fraudulent science and the aforementioned ghost writing of fraudulent “scientific papers.” Despite the report admitting that vaccines do cause a veritable smorgasbord of adverse reactions; that it did not have accurate data; that it threw out all the data that covered long-term adverse effects; openly stating that MMR causes measles and that vaccines cause infectious disease – the mainstream media dutifully reported that vaccines are safe. [3]

Beyond the vested interests of promoting the no-link to SIDS side of the story there are numerous peer-reviewed studies that do find causal links. As if the MMR injection wasn’t enough, the “hexavalent”or “6-way” vaccine is now standard in the routine childhood vaccines, where six different pathogens are injected into the infant’s body. The net result is that: “By the simultaneous administration of multiple vaccines, especially live vaccines … it may cause an induced immune system to a persistence of a virus in the body without eliciting the vaccine an immune response. This virus can then possibly lead later to a chronic disease.” [4]

The complex nature of vaccines and SIDS was revealed by researchers who found serious oversights in pathology reports and forensic science where autopsies conducted on SIDS neglected to explore and evaluate the brainstem and cardiac conduction systems, leading to erroneous conclusions as to the true nature of vaccine-related death, “unexplained” being the most common conclusion.

One 2006 Italian study commented on the case of a 3-month-old female infant dying suddenly and unexpectedly shortly after being given a hexavalent vaccination: “This case offers a unique insight into the possible role of hexavalent vaccine in triggering a lethal outcome in a vulnerable baby. Any case of sudden unexpected death occurring prenatally and in infancy, especially soon after a vaccination, should always undergo a full necropsy study.” [5]

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La vaccine or Le préjugé vaincu by Louis-Léopold Boilly, 1807 (wikipedia)

Indications that vaccinations play a major role in SIDS was the striking evidence from a 2011 Human & Experimental Toxicology paper which found that the nations with the highest number of vaccine doses in the developed world have the highest infant mortality rates. [6] Taking into account the underreporting of vaccine-related deaths, countries with the lowest infant mortality have the lowest number of infant vaccines. Japan and Sweden have the lowest number of infant vaccines prior to one year of age and have the lowest infant mortality rates in the developed world. [7] This finding was reinforced by 1992 publication of data in the American Journal of Epidemiology which found infant death to be eight times greater within 72 hours post vaccination. [8]

The Journal of the American Medical Association provided a study that showed children diagnosed with asthma were five times more likely than not to have received pertussis vaccine. [9] DPT (also DTP and DTwP) is a three-way vaccine against: diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus. A 1992 study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that babies die at a rate eight times greater than normal within three days after getting a DPT shot. The three primary doses of DPT are given at two months, four months, and six months. About 85 percent of SIDS cases occur at one through six months, with the peak incidence at age two to four months. [10] In the same year re-analysis studies on DPT from the Communicable Disease Epidemiological Unit in London revealed previously under-reported complications. “Their analysis of the British National Childhood Encephalopathy Study lead to a four-fold increase in the estimated risk of encephalopathy associated with DPT vaccinations.” [11] DPT: A Shot in the Dark (1985) by Coulter and Fisher book also provides compelling evidence that the safety and effectiveness is at best, questionable.

Dr. Viera Scheibner PhD conducted a 2004 study on SIDS in relation to episodes of apnea (cessation of breathing) and hypopnea (abnormally shallow breathing) which were measured before and after DPT vaccinations. The “Cotwatch” breathing monitor was used and computer data analysed according to “weighted apnea-hypopnea density”.  Vaccination caused massive increases in episodes where respiration either nearly ceased or stopped completely continuing months after initial the vaccinations. For Scheibner the conclusion was clear: “vaccination is the single most prevalent and most preventable cause of infant deaths.” [12]

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A doctor performing a typhoid vaccination in Texas, 1943. (wikipedia)

The relationship between vaccinations and SIDS needs urgent attention due to the probable miscarriages of justice in misdiagnosing Shaken Baby Syndrome and vaccine-related deaths. According to Scheibner: “… the vast majority occur after the administration of childhood vaccines and a minority of cases are due to documented birth injuries and pre-eclamptic and eclamptic states of the mothers… Evidence that vaccines cause brain and retinal haemorrhages and increased fragility of bones, has been published in refereed medical journals.” [13]

In 2010, outbreaks of B. pertussis whooping cough in California among both vaccinated and unvaccinated children and adults confirmed the data that the majority of cases were actually from those who had been previously vaccinated. Which suggests that evidence that the bacterial organism that causes the disease is becoming vaccine resistant and thus offers another reason why there is a rise in cases of B. pertussis whooping cough.

An April 3rd 2012 report: ‘Whooping cough vaccine fades in pre-teens: study’ by Kerry Grens for Reuters included a study led by Dr. David Witt, an infectious disease specialist at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Rafael, California. The research also confirmed that cases of whooping cough are indeed higher among vaccinated children compared to those who have been vaccinated.

In Finland, 79 children aged between 4 – 19 developed narcolepsy after receiving the Pandemrix vaccine in 2009 and 2010. By 2011, the Finish government and medical insurance companies agreed to pay the life-time medical care the children will require after receiving the vaccine. Narcolesy, a chronic nervous system disorder which causes people to often uncontrollably fall asleep surfaced once again 14 months later in another 800 European children after being immunized with the same. [14] Glaxo-Smith Kline’s Chief medical officer at their in house vaccines division was wheeled on for damage limitation despite stating there was “…not enough data or evidence to suggest a causal link.” When in fact that’s all the data suggested.

Another Reuters report included comments from one of the leading experts on narcolepsy, Stanford University’s Emmanuel Mignot, who had this to say on the evidence: “There’s no doubt in my mind whatsoever that Pandemrix increased the occurrence of narcolepsy onset in children in some countries – and probably in most countries.” [15]

The modern hold of Big Pharma and the vaccination cartel still continues to exact a tenacious hold on the health of global populations. The MMR vaccine, the possible links to the rise in autism and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDs) will continue to place the role of vaccination programs under the spotlight of concern. Indeed, the legacy of vaccination science and the medical establishment in general was brought into sharp relief with the aforementioned article “Death by Medicine” which revealed that in the US:

  • 2.2 million People experience in-hospital, adverse reactions to prescribed drugs per year.
  • 20 million unnecessary antibiotics are prescribed annually for viral infection
  • 7.5 million unnecessary medical and surgical procedures are performed annually
  • 8.9 million people are exposed to unnecessary hospitalization every year

Perhaps the most shocking finding was from this fully referenced reportwas the total number of deaths caused by conventional medicine is 783,936 per year. That is an astonishing 2147 people killed every day. [16] As writer PF Louis states: “Basic logic begs the question: Why do so many have to be vaccinated if those who are vaccinated are immune?  Could it be that the vaccinated are not really immune? One thing is for certain, vaccinating 90 percent of all populations create more revenue.” [17]

Although vaccination revenue is certainly not the most profitable segment of net income for Big Pharma it is significant. It comes down to what can provide a quick, steady and reliable buck at great cost to a nation’s health and the medical integrity. So, let’s just keep in mind that in 1976, one person in the USA was killed by an outbreak of swine flu, but the vaccine introduced to combat it killed 25. [18] Rather than an exception to the rule, it may be far more common than we have been led to believe.

We’ll leave the last word to Dr. Robert Mendelsohn from his book: How To Raise A Healthy Child:

“The greatest threat of childhood diseases lies in the dangerous and ineffectual efforts made to prevent them through mass immunization…There is no convincing scientific evidence that mass inoculations can be credited with eliminating any childhood disease… There are significant risks associated with every immunization and numerous contraindications that make it dangerous for the shots to be given to your child…While the myriad short-term hazards of most immunizations are known (but rarely explained), no one knows the long-term consequences of injecting foreign proteins into the body of your child. Even more shocking is the fact that no one is making any structured effort to find out.”

How to Raise a Healthy Child By Robert S. Mendelsohn. Ballantine Books Inc. 1993.

Note: If you are still not convinced about the fraudulent science of vaccinations and their dangers then you may wish to have a look at:  100 Compiled Studies on Vaccine Dangers

See also: Herd Immunity: Flawed Science and Mass Vaccination Failures

 


Notes

[1] http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/Concerns/sids_faq.html
[2] ‘Medical Papers by Ghostwriters Pushed Therapy’By Natasha Singer, The New York Times, August 4, 2009.
[3] ‘Institute of Medicine adverse reactions report admits MMR vaccines cause measles, seizures, anaphylaxis and other health problems,’ by Mike Adams, Editor of NaturalNews.com,August 28, 2011.
[4] http://www.vaccineinjury.info. “Hexavalent Vaccines.”
[5] Virchows Arch. 2006 Jan;448(1):100-4. Epub 2005 Oct 18. ‘Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) shortly after hexavalent vaccination: another pathology in suspected SIDS?’ Authors: Ottaviani G, Lavezzi AM, Matturri L. | Institute of Pathology, University of Milan, Via della Commenda 19, Milan 20122, Italy.
[6] ‘Infant mortality rates regressed against number of vaccine doses routinely given: Is there a biochemical or synergistic toxicity?’ Hum Exp Toxicol. 2011 September; 30(9): 1420–1428.doi:  10.1177/0960327111407644 Authors: Neil Z Miller and Gary S Goldman.
[7] Ibid.
[8] ‘Confounding in Studies of Adverse Reactions to Vaccines’ As published in American Journal of Epidemiology, July 15, 1992; 136(2): 121-135 Authors: Paul E M Fine, VMD, PhD, Robert T Chen, MD, MA.
[9] ‘Pertussis Vaccination and Asthma: Is There a Link?’ JAMA. 1994;272(8):592-593. doi: 10.1001/jama.1994.03520080034035.Michel R. Odent, 24 Aug 1994.
[10] Ibid.
[11] ‘The Tainted History of the DPT Vaccine’ by Harold Stearley, April 18 1997.www.monitor.net
[12].‘Dynamics of critical days as part of the dynamics of non-specific stress syndrome discovered during monitoring with Cotwatch breathing monitor.’  J. Aust. Coll. Nutr. & Env. Med. Vol. 23 No. 3 (December 2004) In summary, there is a wealth of scientific data to demonstrate that vaccines cause serious derangements of all systems of the body which result in serious injuries, including deaths, and in babies in particular, being misinterpreted as being caused by inflicted trauma. Dr Viera Scheibner.
[13] Published in the “Journal of Australasian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine”, Vol. 20 No. 2; August 2001.
[14] ‘Finland vows care for narcolepsy kids who had swine flu shot’ (AFP) – Oct 5, 2011.
[15] ‘Insight: Evidence grows for narcolepsy link to GSK swine flu shot’, By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent, Reuters January 22, 2013.
[16] Ibid. (Null et al)
[17] ‘What they won’t admit about measles outbreaks: Most children who catch measles were already vaccinated  August 22, 2011 by PF Louis Natural News, http://www.naturalnews.com/
[18] ‘The quest for a swine flu vaccine’ By Clare Murphy BBC News, April 29 2009.

Vaccine Nations II

 “At the highest levels of the medical cartel, vaccines are a top priority because they cause a weakening of the immune system. I know that may be hard to accept, but its true. The medical cartel, at the highest level, is not out to help people, it is out to harm them, to weaken them. To kill them. At one point in my career, I had a long conversation with a man who occupied a high government position in an African nation. He told me that he was well aware of this. He told me that WHO is a front for these depopulation interests”

― Jon Rappoport interview with ex-vaccine Researcher


Unlike the US government who has been forced to admit that the MMR vaccine does kill, in Europe there remains resistance. Let’s just remind ourselves of their own extensive list of warnings, contraindications, and adverse reactions associated with the MMR triple shot introduced in the 1980s which includes: encephalitis, encephalopathy, neurological disorders, seizure disorders, convulsions, learning disabilities, subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE), demyelination of the nerve sheaths, Guillain-Barre’ syndrome (paralysis), muscle incoordination, deafness, panniculitis, vasculitis, optic neuritis (including partial or total blindness), retinitis, otitis media, bronchial spasms, fever, headache, joint pain, arthritis (acute and chronic), transverse myelitis, thrombocytopenia (blood clotting disorders and spontaneous bleeding), anaphylaxis (severe allergic reactions), lymphadenopathy, leukocytosis, pneumonitis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, erythema multiforme, urticaria, pancreatitis, parotitis, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, meningitis, diabetes, autism, immune system disorders, and death. [1]

It begs the question as to why a mother was not given the information above when her 18 month son George died 10 days after being given the MMR jab. The toddler George Fisher “…showed symptoms of lost appetite, red eyes, and diarrhoea before he died …” Experts refused to see any link claiming the reasons for the death were “unascertained.” [2]

A mother whose son suffered brain damage 18 years ago from the MMR vaccine was awarded £90,000 ($140,000) in damages. Robert Fletcher suffered his first seizure 10 days after receiving the MMR shot 18 years ago, at the age of 13 months. Epilepsy-induced brain damage rendered him permanently unable to talk or to feed himself or stand without help. [3]

Certain adverse reactions and associated brain diseases are well known for having a long incubating period so that if there are signs of a reaction and depending on the biological make-up of the child then symptoms can appear much later, as was perhaps the case with UK Toddler Robert who had the MMR vaccination in January 1990. Two years after he began behaving abnormally, losing control of his movements and sleeping for 18 hours at a time.  “Within months he fell into a coma and died in December. By 1992, Robert, then seven, had developed a degenerative brain condition called SSPE (sub-acute sclerosis pan encephalitis), linked to the measles component.” Further, the parents’ auxiliary nurse and consultant believed that “… the vaccine was the only way Robert could have developed it.” [4]

Another healthy 3 year-old received the MMR vaccine in 1985. When he was nine Ashley Shipman began “…having problems with his balance and co-ordination” and was soon also diagnosed with SSPE. He died in June 1999, aged 14. After six years, four hearings the vaccine damage tribunal awarded the parents the paltry sum of £30,000 as compensation. The consultant treating the little boy also told his parents that “his condition was caused by his vaccination.” [5]

As of the time of writing yet another child has died after being administered the inoculation, this time in Belgium, at the Kind en Gezin Child and Family Health Centre. “The toddler, the second to die in Belgium in less than six months, suffered a cardiac arrest after receiving the MMR vaccination given to him by a G.P. despite warnings from his father that he was still unwell.” [6]

The Thinktwice Global Vaccine Institute was established in 1996 “…to provide parents and other concerned people with educational resources enabling them to make more informed vaccine decisions.” The testimonies flooding into the institute provide on the ground information from concerned parents which reflect an underreported phenomenon that only occasionally gets headline news such as the examples cited above. A small selection of the unsolicited adverse reaction reports associated with the MMR vaccine follow and which arrive daily at the institute:

[MMR114] My 12-month-old received his MMR shot on a Friday. The following Friday he had a 104 degree temperature and became violently ill. The doctor said it was a stomach virus. But on Monday morning he woke up with a rash all over. I took him to the doctor and was very upset to learn that this is very common.

[MMR128] Recently, my 13-month-old had his MMR. He now has constant high fevers and seizures, which he never had. He is a totally different boy. This is devastating.

[MMR176] My friend’s 15-month-old daughter received an MMR vaccine. Within eight days she was hospitalized with a 104 degree fever and a skin rash. My friend called to see what I could find out about Stevens-Johnson syndrome. They told her that her daughter may die as a result of this.

[MMR216] Three days ago my friend’s 15-month-old daughter was hospitalized after experiencing a high fever and her first seizure. The hospital put the baby through a series of tests, including a CAT scan and CBC. My friend told me he thought it was a reaction to the MMR vaccine she recently received. However, the doctors were puzzled as to the cause and disallowed this explanation.

[MMR315] When my daughter was just over one year old, she received her MMR vaccination. Later that day she had a high fever, and I put her to bed. I was busy doing housework downstairs and got this “mother’s intuition” that something was wrong. I rushed upstairs to find her blue and not breathing. I called a nurse. My daughter seemed to be convulsing, so I was instructed to reach down her throat to open her air passage. She was rushed to the hospital and they immediately put her into a cool bath. She was in the hospital for almost a week. Had it not been for my gut feeling that something was wrong, my baby would not be with me today.

[MMR317] Our son developed seizures after his MMR vaccine at 14 months. Today, after two years of anti-epilepsy medications, he has totally regressed. We decided to stop all medications five weeks ago and his grand mal fits have stopped. We are now left with a child experiencing severe constipation and bowel problems.

[MMR321] One week after the MMR shot for my 16-month-old daughter, she had diarrhea. The next day she had three seizures. What steps should be taken once a reaction has occurred. I want to be sure it is documented and the government is made aware.

[MMR398] My daughter had a serious reaction to the MMR shot when she was 22 months. She developed brain damage after a fever of 106 degrees. She also has seizures which are unresponsive to medication, damage to the nerves of her eyes, and learning disabilities that she battles every day. We took her case to court and lost. The doctor who testified on their behalf stated that the government only called him in when they wanted a finding in their favor. What a setup! Of course they don’t have to live with the frustrations and expense of raising these vaccine-damaged children.

[MMR402] Three days after my daughter received her MMR vaccine, she started blinking her eyes and sniffling a lot. She’s been doing this for 2 1/2 months now. Is there a link between the MMR vaccine and facial tics?

[MMR436] My 12-year-old had a seizure within 10 minutes of his second MMR. His head rolled side to side and his arms jerked a couple of times. He was unaware of this, so he must have blanked out. Afterwards, he felt woozy, very tired, and had a headache at the bridge of his nose. Also, his arm that got the shot was numb. The feeling in it gradually returned over the course of an hour. [7]

Autism is the umbrella term for a range of developmental disorders which affect a child’s communication, social skills, and ability to lead a normal life. Autistic conditions affect 1 in 100 US children and 1 in 64 British children according to a Cambridge University study. [8] Despite the vast majority of medical professionals constantly telling the public there is no evidence for a link between autism and MMR, the evidence continues to mount.

Setting a precedent for other civil cases to follow, an Italian court handed down a landmark ruling in favour of a parents’ evidence that their son Valentino Bocca’s autism was provoked by the MMR jab he had at aged nine months. Antonio Barboni, a doctor of forensic medicine was endorsed by two other eminent doctors who examined Valentino, investigated his medical background, and gave evidence to the court hearing. They all agreed that the MMR vaccine was the likely culprit. Judge Lucio Ardigo, awarding compensation to the family, said: “…it was ‘conclusively established’ that Valentino had suffered from an ‘autistic disorder associated with medium cognitive delay’ and his illness, as Dr Barboni stated, was linked to receiving the jab.”

And as the lawyer for the Bocca family also stated: “This is very significant for Britain which uses, and has used, an MMR vaccine with the same components as the one given to Valentino.” [9]


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“Parents in California are distraught after losing their infant son after being vaccinated. He died in his sleep and was taken to the hospital already deceased. Hospital staff ruled his death as sudden infant death syndrome. The couple was told an autopsy was required to be performed on their son.

After returning home, waiting to get an update, they never received one. Numerous phone calls were made to get answers. Weeks went by. Finally, they received verbal confirmation and told their son was best not to be seen prior to being cremated, because of the condition he was in. Once cremated, they could pick up the remains of their child from the crematory. They were not given the chance to say their goodbyes.

More than one year and four months have passed and the family has yet to receive his autopsy report. It turns out their son was given a vaccine not approved for his age and an extra dose of the hepatitis B vaccine that he shouldn’t have received until later on.

This harrowing story is a reminder that vaccines can be lethal. Parents shall maintain the rights to choose what medical interventions they feel are safe for their child. After all, they are the ones who have to live with the consequences.”

California Infant Dies after 8 Vaccines


Various studies over the years have shown conclusive links between mercury and neuro-developmental disorders. For instance, back in June 2000, a paper from an intriguing study was presented by CDC epidemiologist Tom Verstraeten using the CDC’s massive Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) at the Simpsonwood Conference Centre in Atlanta. The study provided evidence that mercury in vaccines could be responsible for causing autism-associated or autism-like symptoms in recipients. In Dr. Verstraeten own words: “We have found statistically significant relationships between exposure [to mercury in vaccines] and outcomes. At two months of age, developmental delay; exposure at three months, tics; at six months, attention deficit disorder. Exposure at one, three and six months, language and speech delays–the entire category of neurodevelopmental delays.”

This was not something the 52 vaccine manufacturer attendees wanted to hear. Since Dr. Verstraeten coincidentally went on to work for GlaxoSmithKline in Europe it is hardly surprising that the data was quashed and re-worked despite many uncertainties and grievances expressed by participants.

Nutritionist and author Catherine J. Frompovich’s article reported on the conference and attendee Dr. John Clements, of the World Health Organization (WHO) who expressed his realism about the nature of vaccines and research:

“But there is now the point at which the research results have to be handled, and even if this committee decides that there is no association and that information gets out, the work has been done and through the freedom of information that will be taken by others and will be used in other ways beyond the control of this group. And I am very concerned about that as I suspect that it is already too late to do anything regardless of any professional body and what they say.

“My mandate as I sit here in this group is to make sure at the end of the day that 100,000,000 are immunized with DTP, Hepatitis B and if possible Hib, this year, next year and for many years to come, and that will have to be with thimerosal containing vaccines unless a miracle occurs and an alternative is found quickly and is tried and found to be safe.” [10]

Though scientists have carried out numerous studies on the alleged link between autism and MMR and the mercury component in some vaccinations no definitive evidence has been found. The medical establishment has however, sponsored most of these studies. It would be naive and foolish indeed to think that such a hugely profitable business would simply roll over and wave its legs in the air when faced with challenges to a 200-year old “scientific” orthodoxy. And there are so many alternative treatments out there that do work.[11]

In fact, knowledge that some vaccinations can cause autism and other brain disorders has been known at least since the 1960s as well as the risks of giving infants and very young children a vaccine containing three live viruses in one shot. Two World Health Organisation papers published nearly 40 years ago set the dangers precisely and were clearly cognizant of the dangers involved: “Virus-associated immunopathology: animal models and implications for human disease”  along with: “Effects of viruses on the immune system, immune-complex diseases, and antibody-mediated immunologic injury” and “Cell-mediated immunity, autoimmune diseases, genetics, [all have] implications for clinical research.” [12]

So, what is in the MMR and other vaccines?

Vaccination formulas such as Measles Live Virus Vaccine: (Attenuvax); Measles and Mumps Live Virus Vaccine: (M-M-Rvax); Diptheria, Tetanus and Polio Vaccine; DTaP, IPV, HBV and Hib: (Diphtheria, tetanus, polio, hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenza type B); Gardasil HPV: Human Papillomavirus Vaccine all contain some interesting toxins. (See below).

Bovine cow serum:

Extracted from cow skin. When injected causes connective tissue disorders, arthritis and lupus; also shortness of breath, low blood pressure, chest pain and skin reactions.

Sorbitol:

Synthetic sweetener which metabolizes very slowly and aggravates IBS and gastrointestinal issues.

Gelatin:

Derived from the collagen inside animals’ skin and bones. Injecting gelatin poses the risk of infection from synthetic growth hormones and BSE infectivity (mad cow disease).

Sodium chloride:

Raises blood pressure and inhibits muscle contraction and growth.

Egg protein:

Vaccines are prepared in eggs (certainly not organic). May contain growth hormones, antibiotics, and salmonella bacteria.

Thimerosal:

A neurotoxic mercury which causes autism: There are 25 mcg in one average flu vaccine, and the EPA safety limit is 5 micrograms, so children who are vaccinated simultaneously with multiple* vaccines receive over 10 times the safety limit of mercury in one day.

Human albumin:

The protein portion of blood from pooled human venous plasma; when injected causes fever, chills, hives, rash, headache, nausea, breathing difficulty, and rapid heart rate. Injecting “pooled blood” can result in a loss of body cell mass and cause immunodeficiency virus infection, or contain SV40, AIDS, cancer or Hepatitis B from drug addicts.

Formaldehyde:

Highly carcinogenic fluid used to embalm corpses. Ranked one of the most hazardous compounds to human health; can cause liver damage, gastrointestinal issues, reproductive deformation, respiratory distress and cancer. Plus, formaldehyde has been known to fail to deactivate the virus the vaccine is intended to cure, thus enabling a live virus to enter your blood and infect your system.
Phenoxyethanol: A glycol ether/chemical; highly toxic to the nervous system, kidneys, and liver. The FDA warns “can cause shut down of the central nervous system (CNS), vomiting and contact dermatitis” in cosmetics; imagine when injected into your blood.

Aluminum phosphate

Greatly increases toxicity of mercury, so caution about minimum mercury tolerance is therefore severely underestimated. CDC scientists and all doctors are well aware of this.

MSG(monosodium glutamate)

When injected becomes a neurotoxin, causing CNS disorders and brain damage in children.[13]

The rubella virus is one of the three live viruses in the MMR vaccine. In a February 15, 2002 letter to the UK’s Chief Medical Officer, Walter A. Orenstein, M.D. as US Assistant Surgeon General and Director of the National Immunization Program stated: “… rubella (congenital rubella syndrome) is one of the few proven causes of autism.”

Exposure to live measles or mumps viruses can cause encephalitis according to the Committee on Children with Disabilities who authored a paper entitled “The Pediatrician’s Role in the Diagnosis and Management of Autistic Spectrum Disorder in Children” published in the journal Pediatrics Vol. 107, No. 5. 2001. In it they stated:

“measles and mumps can cause significant disability, including encephalitis.” Once again measles and mumps are found in the MMR vaccination 3-shot. Even the President of Merck’s vaccine division Julie Gerberding and the main manufacturer of the MMR vaccine commented to CBS News when she was Director of the US Centres for Disease Control that: “… if you’re predisposed with the mitochondrial disorder, it can certainly set off some damage. Some of the symptoms can be symptoms that have characteristics of autism.” [14]

As part of her research on vaccination compensation claims and autism, Sharyl Attkisson corresponded in a May 5 2008 with Federal Agency of Health Resources and Services division Tina Cheatham where she states: “We have compensated cases in which children exhibited an encephalopathy, or general brain disease. Encephalopathy may be accompanied by a medical progression of an array of symptoms including autistic behavior, autism, or seizures.” [15]

Attkisson reported on 1322 cases of vaccine injury compensation secretly settled out of court by the US Government and how the former head of the National Institute of Health (NIH) believed the government “too quick to dismiss possible link.” [16]

Dr Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. Director of the US National Human Genome Research Institute and current Director of the US $30.5 billion budget National Institutes of Health gave evidence to the US House of Representatives Committee in May 2006 stating: “Recent increases in chronic diseases like diabetes, childhood asthma, obesity or autism cannot be due to major shifts in the human gene pool as those changes take much more time to occur. They must be due to changes in the environment, including diet and physical activity, which may produce disease in genetically predisposed persons.” [17] [Emphasis mine] This means there is an external influence which overwhelmingly points to vaccinations. Merck’s HPV Vaccine Gardasil given to teenage girls as a so-called preventative measure against cervical cancer also has quite a history.

Between May 2009 and September 2010, 16 deaths occurred after Gardasil vaccination, with 789 reports of “serious” adverse reactions; 213 cases of permanent disability; and 25 cases of Guillain Barre Syndrome. [16] The documents obtained from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) detail 26 new deaths of previously healthy young girls reported to the government following HPV vaccination between September 1, 2010 and September 15, 2011. [18]

At the time of writing Naomi Snell, a 28-year-old woman in Melbourne, Australia, is leading a class-action civil lawsuit against Merck after suffering autoimmune and neurological complications following injections with the HPV vaccine, Gardasil. Naomi experienced convulsions; severe back and neck pain, and was no longer able to walk, after receiving the first of three doses of the vaccine. [19]

Christina Tarsell, a 21-year-old arts student at Bard College, died suddenly just after receiving the third Gardasil shot in June 2008. And Megan, a 20-year-old college student who died suddenly, without explanation, one month after receiving her third Gardasil shot. No cause of death was found. [20]

Ashley, a 16-year-old who became chronically ill after receiving Gardasil, and now suffers regular life-threatening episodes of seizure-like activity, difficulty breathing, back spasms, paralysis, dehydration, memory loss and tremors.  [21]

Gabi Swank, a 15-year-old honour student decided to get the Gardasil vaccine after seeing a “Be One Less” Gardasil vaccine advertisement on TV. She suffered two strokes and experienced partial paralysis and lost part of her vision. At high school she needed a wheelchair due to chronic fatigue and muscle pain. Today, frequent seizures are common. [22] In 2008, 13-year-old Jenny Tetlock had a similar reaction after just one month of having the HPV Gardasil vaccine. Over one year later, a degenerative muscle disease left her nearly completely paralyzed. She went downhill fast and her battle lost and died in March 2009. [23]

There are many other painful stories associated with HPV Gardasil vaccine where young girls became severely disabled or even lost their lives.

According to a 2011 paper by Canadian researchers Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic and Dr. Christopher Shaw, published in the Annals of Medicine, so far:

  • The efficacy of HPV vaccines in preventing cervical cancer has not been demonstrated
  • Current worldwide HPV immunization practices with either of the two HPV vaccines appear to be neither justified by long-term health benefits nor economically viable
  • Serious adverse reactions including deaths, convulsions, paralysis, GBS, autoimmune disorders, chronic fatigue, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolisms, anaphylaxis and cervical cancer remain to be fully evaluated.
  • The long-term health of many women may be at risk against still unknown vaccine benefits. [24]

If that weren’t enough, the fallout from vaccination orthodoxy continues.

For more evidence on the evidence that vaccines have had little or no effect on infectious diseases see: No Historical Benefit in Vaccines: Polish Study

Update: January 10th 2019:


Notes

[1] Vaccine Safety Manual for Concerned Families and Health Practitioners by Neil Z. Miller. 2012.(pp.10-11).
[2] ‘Healthy toddler died 10 days after being given MMR vaccination’ By Richard Savill, Telegraph, December 2, 2008.
[3] ‘Mother wins MMR payout after 18 years’ Telegraph, by Laura Donnelly, August 2010.
[4] ‘Were all of these children killed by the triple MMR jab?’ By Lucy Johnston, Sunday Express, January 13, 2002.
[5] Ibid.
[6] ‘Parents Insist Vaccines Killed Their Sick and Fragile Toddler’By Christina England , VacTruth, June 8th, 2012.
[7] Ibid.
[8] International Meeting for Autism Research (London, May 15-17, 2008): Estimating Autism Spectrum Prevalence in the Population: a School Based Study from the UK. http://www.imfar.confex.com/imfar/2008/webprogram/Paper2245.html
[9] ‘MMR: A mother’s victory. The vast majority of doctors say there is no link between the triple jab and autism, but could an Italian court case reignite this controversial debate?’ by Sue Reid, Daily Mail, June 2012.
[10] ‘The Study That Proved Vaccines Caused Autism-like Symptoms’ By Catherine J. Frompovich, in Activist Post, Oct. 20th 2013.
[11] Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression, Schizophrenia by Natasha Campbell-McBride, Published by Mendinform publishing, 2010 (enlarged edition). ISBN-10: 0954852028.
[12] Effects of viruses on the immune system, immune-complex diseases, and antibody-mediated immunologic injury Bulletin of The World Health Organisation. 1972; 47(2): 257-264. | 2. Cell-mediated immunity, autoimmune diseases, genetics, and implications for clinical research Bulletin of the World Health Organisation. 1972; 47(2): 265-274.
[13] Edited and re-formatted from: ‘Health Basics: The 11 most toxic vaccine ingredients and their side effects’ April 01, 2012 by S. D. Wells. Natural News, http://www.naturalnews.com.
[14] House Call with Dr. Sanjay Gupta – Unraveling the Mystery of Autism; Talking With the CDC Director; Stories of Children with Autism; Aging with Autism – Aired March 29, 2008.
[15] Child Health Safety Files, http://www.childhealthsafety.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/attkisson-cbs-hrsa-email-exchanges-autistic-conditions-vaccines.pdf
[16] ‘Leading Dr.: Vaccines-Autism Worth Study, Former Head Of NIH Says Government Too Quick To Dismiss Possible Link’ By Sharyl Attkisson, CBS News, May 12, 2008. | ‘Vaccine Case: An Exception Or A Precedent? – First Family To Have Autism-Related Case “Conceded” Is Just One Of Thousands’ By Sharyl Attkisson, CBS News By Sharyl Attkisson March 6, 2008.
[17] National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health. Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Request. Witness appearing before the House Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations, April 6, 2006, and the Senate Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations, May 19, 2006.  Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. Director, National Human Genome Research Institute, Mr. Richard J. Turman, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Budget Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee.
[18] ‘Judicial Watch Uncovers FDA Gardasil Records Detailing 26 New Reported Deaths’ October 2011, http://www.judicialwatch.org
[19] Ibid.
[20] ‘Gardasil Victims Take Legal Action Against Merck Over Miscarriage, Deadly Reactions’ by Anthony Gucciardi NaturalSociety.com, November 10, 2011.
11] ‘CDC Report Stirs Controversy For Merck’s Gardasil Vaccine’ By Radha Chitale, ABC News, Medical Unit, August 19, 2009.
[21] ‘Gardasil: Women Hurt by Medicine’women tell their stories about ‘cervical cancer vaccines’ Megan’s Story (USA) – as told by her mother Karen July 20, 2009 by Gertrude Green. http://www.womenhurtbymedicine.wordpress.com |‘Teenage Girl Disabled Following Gardasil, Meningitis Vaccine’ by Jane Akre, February 07, 2009. Injury Board National Newsdesk, http://www.news.legalexaminer.com.
[22] ‘New Worries About Gardasil Safety’ by Sharyl Attkisson, CBS News, February 11, 2009.
[23] ‘Young Woman Featured in Gardasil Media Attention Passes Away.’ By Kim Stagliano, ageofautism.com.
[24] ‘Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine policy and evidence-based medicine: Are they at odds?’ December 22, 2011. (doi:10.3109/07853890.2011.645353) By Lucija Tomljenovic1 & Christopher A. Shaw. http://www.informahealthcare.com

Vaccine Nations I

 By M.K. Styllinski

“Truly, something is amiss within the supposed science of vaccinology, especially if the only logic behind vaccines and vaccinations is the rabid belief that vaccines provide immunity from disease.”

Catherine J. Frompovich


A ‘conscientious objector’ was originally one who refused to have their children inoculated.  Were they just the religiously inclined and those unduly mistrustful of authority, cast adrift in a sea of superstition without the benefit of hard science? Or did they intuitively know something we don’t? [1]

These series of posts are about Official Culture and as such, we will be delving into hot topics. The subject of vaccinations  produces very strong reactions in parents and medical professionals. The former, due to the natural wish for their doctors to provide the best possible care for their children and loved ones and the latter, from the ingrained medical orthodoxy that there is watertight proof of historical efficacy and that vaccinations are generally beneficial as a preventative medicine.

But is this another sacred cow? I don’t mean to say that ALL vaccinations and its orthodoxy are at fault. There may be however, a strong case to question the science at the heart of vaccine acceptance, most especially when it is so inextricably entwined in the medical and pharmaceutical establishments.

The United States VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Effects Reporting System) receives over 11,000 incidences of serious negative reactions to vaccination annually, 1 percent (or over 112 persons) which include deaths from vaccine reactions. [2] More worrying still is the fact that only 10 percent of adverse reactions are reported, a figure supported by both the FDA and the National Vaccine Information Centre (NVIC) investigations. [3] What is more, the majority of these reports are from doctors who may or may not have an allegiance to their pharmaceutical providers. It is statistically significant that according to writer and journalist Alan Philips: “… the NVIC reported that in New York, only one out of 40 doctor’s offices [2.5 percent] confirmed that they report a death or injury following vaccination, — 97.5 percent of vaccine related deaths and disabilities go unreported there. Implications about the integrity of medical professionals aside (doctors are legally required to report serious adverse events), these findings suggest that vaccine deaths actually occurring each year may be well over 1,000.” [4]

In March 2004 an influential article “Death by Medicine” was written by a group of medical and non-medical PhD researchers for Life Extension magazine. They found that: “… only 1.5 percent of all adverse events result in an incident report, and only 6 percent of adverse drug events are identified properly….The Psychiatric Times noted that the AMA is strongly opposed to mandatory reporting of medical errors…Dr Jay Cohen, who has extensively researched adverse drug reactions (ADR), commented that because only 5percent of ADRs are being reported, there are in reality, 5 million medications reactions each year.” [5]

As of August 2008, the sum of cash paid out by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program was $1,804,415,262.35.

Clearly, something is amiss.

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The source of the vaccination mythology is derived from one Edward Jenner, an English physician and scientist who pioneered the smallpox vaccine in 1796. Often cited as “the father of immunology” Jenner was working under the flawed hypothesis that anyone who experienced cowpox would be immune to smallpox. Despite the fact that many health professionals during the 19th Century were aware of many cases of smallpox among those with cowpox histories, and despite the fact that there was already a decline in the number of cases of smallpox, Jenner forged ahead with his idea and placed cowpox pus under the skin of an eight year old boy James Phipps in order to prove this unsubstantiated rumour as fact. The guinea-pig boy was subsequently “vaccinated” 20 more times by Jenner and died aged 20. His son was also vaccinated more than once and died aged 21 years. Both died of tuberculosis, a condition which some researchers have linked to the small pox vaccine. [6]

Though there is no evidence that vaccination worked, King George III was suitably impressed. So much so that he obtained what amounted to a royal financial decree allowing the doctor to practice his idea of transferring diseased ingredients to otherwise healthy people in the hope that his hypothesis would prove to be true. However, from the outset, the science was entirely erroneous. What are not discussed are the facts of history which tend to deviate substantially from medical establishment and Big Pharma’s PR.

In 1872 a large compulsory vaccination program was instituted in Japan. There was little improvement in the level of smallpox. In fact, by 1892 there were 165,774 cases of smallpox with 29,979 deaths. [7] Another compulsory smallpox vaccine program was also enforced in England in 1867. After 4 years, over 97.5 percent of people between 2 and 50 had been vaccinated. The expected impact against the disease did not arrive but a smallpox epidemic did, just one year later where 44,840 died. [8] Between 1871 and 1880 the incidence of smallpox escalated from 28 to 46 per 100,000. [9] From these cases alone there was no evidence at all that the smallpox vaccine prevented the disease and lowered the death rate. Even in 1950s England with the introduction of the polio vaccine incidence of the disease was declining by 82 percent before the first vaccination program in 1956. [10] An interesting correlation appeared in European countries that refused vaccination for small pox and polio: the epidemics ended as abruptly as they had arrived. [11]

In 1959, over in the United States the state of Massachusetts saw 77.5 percent of paralytic cases receive 3 doses of injected polio vaccine (IPV). Three years later Dr. Bernard Greenberg, head of the Dept. of Biostatistics for the University Of North Carolina School Of Public Health, testified at U.S. Congressional hearings, that cases of polio actually increased after forced vaccinations with a 50 percent increase from 1957 to 1958, 80percent increase from 1958 to 1959. As is common practice then as it is today, the Public Health Service manipulated the statistics so that all seemed rosy in vaccination land. [12]

In 1905, just prior to US takeover of the mortality rate stood at around 10 percent. After a massive and compulsory vaccination program immunizing more than 95percent of the population, twelve years later the Philippine Islands suffered a disastrous epidemic of smallpox devastating the population resulting in a case mortality of 65 percent. The 1920 Report of the Philippines Health Service makes interesting reading:

“From the time in which smallpox was practically eradicated In the city of Manila to the year 1918 (about 9 years) in which the epidemic appears certainly In one of its severest forms, hundreds after hundreds of thousands of people were yearly vaccinated with the most unfortunate result that the 1918 epidemic looks prima facie as a flagrant failure of the classic Immunization towards future epidemics.”

“We were fortunate enough to address their own medical (and) health officials where we reminded them of the incidence of smallpox in formerly “immunized” Filipinos. We invited them to consult their own medical records and asked them to correct us if our own facts and figures disagreed. No such correction has been forthcoming, and we can only conclude that between 1918-1919 there were 112,549 cases of smallpox notified, with 60,855 deaths. Systematic (mass) vaccination started in 1905, and since its introduction case mortality increased alarmingly. Their own records comment that “The mortality is hardly explainable.” – Dr Kalokerinos (Second Thoughts on Disease by Kalokerinos & Dettman. [13]

From January, 1988, to March, 1989, a widespread outbreak (118 cases) of poliomyelitis type 1 polio occurred in the country of Oman. Transmission of Paralytic Polio took place amongst fully vaccinated children. Incidence of the disease was highest in children younger than 2 years old despite: “…an immunisation programme that had recently raised coverage with 3 doses of oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV) among 12-month-old children from 67 percent to 87 percent.” Even though a report in the Lancet medical journal in 1991 proposed that the reason for the cases was due to prior success of an immunization program allowing new strains to flourish, the doctors admit: “…the estimated attack rate of infection among children aged 9-23 months exceeded 25 percent in some regions, suggesting that a substantial proportion of fully vaccinated children had been involved in the chain of transmission.” [14]

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Polio vaccination started in Sweden in 1957.

Assuming vaccinations have some efficacy at all, only a small percentage could said to be attributable to a real decline in deaths in the last two hundred years. But this is a huge leap away from scientific reality as the rate of decline has remained virtually unchanged after the introduction of mass vaccinations. A far more likely reason for the decline of disease and associated deaths is the steady improvement in better nutrition, water quality sanitation and higher standards of living in general. A 2000 World Health Organization report found that the disease and mortality rates in third world countries have no direct correlation with immunization procedures or medical treatment, but are closely related to the standard of hygiene and diet. [15]

There may be a case for a marginally different type of vaccination that is known as “imperfect” which may offer minimal protection and prevention but studies are largely inconclusive and do not justify the vast expenditure as oppose to research and development into areas that are less invasive and costly. As a December 2001 study in the science journal Nature explained:

“..vaccines designed to reduce pathogen growth rate and/or toxicity diminish selection against virulent pathogens. The subsequent evolution leads to higher levels of intrinsic virulence and hence to more severe disease in unvaccinated individuals. This evolution can erode any population-wide benefits such that overall mortality rates are unaffected, or even increase, with the level of vaccination coverage. In contrast, infection-blocking vaccines induce no such effects, and can even select for lower virulence. These findings have policy implications for the development and use of vaccines that are not expected to provide full immunity, such as candidate vaccines for malaria.” [16] [Emphasis mine]

Even the “infection-blocking vaccine” inducing no effects is a moot point and wholly unsubstantiated. The above citation does underscore why vaccines may actually suppress the immune system over the long-term and cause increased vulnerability to future infections. Nevertheless, for the sake of compromise, transferring to a less invasive form of vaccination prior to evaluating and changing to alternatives ( as well as addressing the socio-economic factors involved) may eventually make vaccinations obsolete.

Most revealing as to the true nature of how the medical establishment defines the parameters of our health is from the MMR vaccine manufactured by Merck designed to offer protection against mumps, measles and rubella.

In 1998 Dr. Andrew Wakefield published a paper in the medical journal The Lancet which presented evidence that autism spectrum disorders could be caused by the MMR vaccine. Sunday Times journalist Brian Deer wrote a scathing critique of Wakefield’s personality history and gave only a cursory evaluation of the actual findings of the paper. It amounted to a vicious hit piece designed to distract attention away from MMR and autism link.

He was accused of having multiple undeclared conflicts of interest; of manipulating the evidence and breaking ethical codes of conduct. This was buttressed with an editorial by Fiona Godlee in the British Medical Journal which described Wakefield’s research as “fraudulent.” The Lancet paper was partially retracted in 2004 and fully retracted in 2010. In the same year Wakefield was found guilty by the General Medical Council of serious professional misconduct and struck off the Medical Register. The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, the Institute of Medicine of the US National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Paediatrics, the UK National Health Service, and the Cochrane Library undertook studies of the findings in 1999 and beyond but found no connection between the vaccine and autism. The health benefits of MMR were roundly supported and reiterated. [17]

In summary, Wakefield was comprehensively vilified, hanged, drawn and quartered for revealing a possible link with MMR and autism. A 2011 journal article described the vaccine-autism link as “the most damaging medical hoax of the last 100 years.” [18] That conclusion heavily promoted by the mainstream media – often with heavy Vaccine industry and Big Pharma backing –  remains the final conclusion on the subject of MMR–autism link. Wakefield hardly did himself any favours with his financial irregularities yet we must also remember that the original research called for more research rather than a categorical proclamation of a definitive link. In Wakefield’s own words he was: “…part of a group of well-respected physicians who presented a study that simply suggested that there might be a connection between the combined MMR vaccine when administered as a combination of live viruses to certain children and autism, and that suggested that further research is warranted.[19]

Then all hell let loose. If we read the press reports, anyone would think he has advocated poisoning little old ladies and torturing kittens. Stepping back from the crusade drawn up by a profit-based edict of unassailable belief rather than science, it becomes clear that there is much more to this David and Goliath furor than meets the eye.

According to Dr. Wakefield this is an unjustified campaign of slander based on his findings. In his continuing legal action against Deer and BMJ, the suit states: “Deer misrepresented the facts of the underlying cases, repeatedly misrepresenting or distorting the content of records for the purpose of falsely accusing Dr. Wakefield of having done precisely what Deer has done…” [20]

Reading the actual lawsuit is sobering. Many more examples of Deer and Godlee’s character assassinations and fabrications against Dr. Wakefield come to light though you would be hard-pressed to find any mention of such in the mainstream media. Wakefield lists some of the false and misleading statements which constitute libel and defamation from the Times article of January 2011 which include:

  • Dr. Wakefield’s case study was “fixed” and based on “bogus data”;
  • Dr. Wakefield’s findings were “manufactured” to give “an appearance of a link [to] autism;”
  • Dr. Wakefield’s undisclosed goal of the project “was to sue the vaccine manufacturers” and that “Wakefield evidenced his [new] ‘syndrome’ for the lawsuit and built his platform to launch the vaccine scare;”
  • Deer’s self-proclaimed “investigation of the MMR issue exposed the frauds behind Wakefield’s research.”
  • Dr. Wakefield doctored the underlying data to reach his conclusions as “[n]o case was free of misreporting or alteration;”
  • The children who were the subject of The Lancet paper “were recruited through anti-MMR campaigners and the study was commissioned and funded for planned litigation;” and
  • Plaintiff Wakefield “nevertheless, apparently now self-employed, professionally ruined, remains championed by a sad rump of disciples.” [21]

The same level of attack was carried out by Dr. Fiona Godlee in the British Medical Journal which Wakefield describes as “factually inaccurate, malicious, unwarranted and constitutes defamation per se.”

The sheer weight and “unprecedented personal attack” carried out by Deer and the BMJ began to be understood when it was revealed that both received “significant revenue from the very vaccine manufacturers” named in Dr. Wakefield’s original paper. These are Merck & Co. and GlaxoSmithKline. BMJ posted a note online explaining that these “competing interests” should have been disclosed. This was a little too late for Andrew Wakefield who  continues to seek exemplary damages, actual and compensatory damages; and special damages, including injury to reputation and character, injury to feelings, humiliation, loss of earning capacity, declaratory relief, costs and expenses, and pre-judgment and post-judgment interest. [22]

Far from measles outbreaks rising because of lack of vaccinations – the opposite is true. Most children who succumb to measles had already been vaccinated against the disease. When did measles and chicken pox become the deadly disease; the horror that strikes down your child never to recover, a line now promulgated by health organisations?

Yet again, outbreaks of measles were already in decline by the 1970s and well before the onset of vaccination programs.  Not only is immunity short-lived but it may actually extend the resistance to future strains of measles. According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention’s own literature: “measles transmission has been clearly documented among vaccinated persons. In some large outbreaks…over 95 percent of cases have a history of vaccination.” [23]

See also:

Dr. Andrew Wakefield Discusses Vindication of His Original Study Linking Vaccines to Autism

Courts Quietly Confirm MMR Vaccine Causes Autism


Notes

[1] Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex 2009 By Mary Roach. Published by Canongate Books Ltd.
[2] National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161, 703-487-4650, 703-487-4600.
[3]  Dayton Daily News, by KM Severyn,R.Ph.,Ph.D, May 28, 1993 | National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), ‘Investigative Report on the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System.’
[4] ‘Dispelling Vaccination Myths’ By Alan Philips, Citizens for Healthcare Freedom Last Revision: May 2001.
[5] Death by Medicine By Gary Null, Ph.D., PhD; Carolyn Dean MD, ND; Martin Feldman, MD; Debora Rasio, MD; and Dorothy Smith, PhD. Life Extension magazine, March 2004 issue.
[6] Favez, G, “Tuberculous Superinfection Following a Smallpox Re-Vaccination”, Praxis, July 21, 1960; 49:698-699; Ambs, E et al, “Tuberculous Abscess of the Upper Arm With Regional Lymphadenitis as a Consequence of Injection in Two Siblings”, Med Klin, July 7, 1967, 62:1050-1054; Eleanor McBean, The Poisoned Needle (Mokelumne Hill, CA : Health Research, 1974) pp. 28-29]
[7] ‘Smallpox: Setting the Record Straight By Vaccination Liberation’ Idaho Observer, June 2000 | http://www.proliberty.com/observer/20000607.htm
[8] Ibid.
[9] Ibid.
[10] ‘The Salk Vaccine And The “Disappearance” of Paralytic Polio-  Is Paralysis A Viral Disease?’ By Gary Krasner & Barry Mesh. http://www.whale.to/a/krasner1.html
[11] NVIC News, April 92, p12. See Note 23 pp 45-46.
[12] Hearings before the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, 87th Congress, Second Session on H.R. 10541, May 1962, p.94.
[13] The Blood Poisoners By Lionel Dole Published by Health for All; First Edition edition, 1965 | ISBN-10: 0852690312.
[14] ‘Widespread Transmission of Paralytic Polio Amongst Fully Vaccinated Children in Oman’1991: Sutter R W; Patriarca P A; Brogan S; Malankar P G; Pallansch M A; Kew O M; Bass A G; Cochi S L; Alexander J P; Hall D B. Outbreak of paralytic poliomyelitis in Oman: evidence for widespread transmission among fully vaccinated children. Lancet 1991;338(8769):715-20.
[15] ‘Dispelling Vaccination Myths’ By Alan Philips, Citizens for Healthcare Freedom Last Revision: May 2001.
[16] ‘Imperfect vaccines and the evolution of pathogen virulence’ Gandon S, Mackinnon MJ, Nee S, Read AF Nature 414 (6865): 751-756 DEC 13 2001.
[17] Demicheli V, Jefferson T, Rivetti A, Price D 2005. Demicheli, Vittorio. ed. “Vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella in children”. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 19 (4): CD004407. DOI:10.1002/14651858.CD004407.pub2. PMID 16235361. Lay summary – Press release.
[18] Flaherty DK (October 2011). ‘The vaccine-autism connection: a public health crisis caused by unethical medical practices and fraudulent science’. Ann Pharmacother 45 (10): 1302–4. DOI:10.1345/aph.1Q318. PMID 21917556.
[19] Law suit filed by Andrew Wakefield January 12 against BJM, Brian Deer, Fiona Godlee. D1GN-12-0000003.Travis County, Texas.
[20] Ibid
[21] Ibid.
[22] Ibid.
[23] ‘A New Look at the Vaccine Question’ by Richard H. Pitcairn, D.V.M., Ph.D., Animal Natural Health Center, Eugene Oregon | http://www.geocities.com/~l

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Big Pharma I

 By M.K. Styllinski

“No one should approach the temple of science with the soul of a money changer.”
– Thomas Browne, English doctor


In a recent report it was stated that: “young people in developing nations are at least twice as likely to feel happy about their lives than their richer counterparts.” The survey of over 5,400 young people in 14 countries aged 16 to 34 years showed that 43 percent of the youth were unhappy with their lot. The main source of sadness came from the US and the UK. [1] With the US having already lost billions of dollars in revenue due to rude immigration officials and visa delays it suggests that this is merely the tip of a psychological crisis. [2]

According to a major US report on mental health in 2000, one in five Americans suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder each year and half the entire population have such disorders at some time in their lives. Mental illness, including suicide, is the number two cause of disability. [3] The report goes on to list a plethora of mental disorders with a fifth of all children showing signs and symptoms of diagnosable mental disorders in any given year; 5 percent suffering “extreme functional impairment” 15 percent of adults aged between 18 to 54 suffering from anxiety disorders; 7 percent battling mood disorders and just over 1 percent diagnosed with schizophrenia. Senior citizenship usually represents the onset of depression occurring mostly in the over 65’s. It is also the age group with the highest rate of suicide.

As Writer Jim Windolf posed a somewhat more abrasive question on this subject in an October 1997 issue of The New York Observer:

If you add up all the psychological ailments Americans complain of, the portrait that emerges is of a nation of basket-cases. Ten million suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder. Fourteen million are alcoholics. Fifteen million are pathologically socially anxious. Fifteen million are depressed. Three million suffer panic attacks. Ten million have Borderline Personality Disorder. Twelve million have ‘restless legs.’ Five million are obsessive/compulsive. Two million are manic-depressive. Ten million are addicted to sex.

“But give the experts a little time,” he quipped, “With another new quantifiable disorder or two, everybody in the country will be officially nuts.”

There are great numbers of honest, descent people who have become the technologically dispossessed whose jobs have been lost through labour-saving technologies and re-structured work places. Long-term reliance on technology has displaced vast numbers of blue-collar workers who have no skills to find other work taken by robotic efficiency and software streamlining. This has produced significant mental health problems in the unemployed. A spate of studies in the 1980s and 90s found distinct correlations between the rise in technological unemployment and “increased levels of depression and psychotic morbidity.”[4] One clinical psychologist whose patients include the “hard core” unemployed for up to and over fifteen years found “symptoms of pathology similar to dying patients.” As social commentator Jeremy Rifkin bluntly states: “The death of the Global labor force is being internalized by millions of workers who experience their own individual deaths, daily, at the hands of profit driven employers and a disinterested government.” [5]

big-pharmaThe answer to one in ten children in Europe suffering from depression is to give them more Prozac or to lock them up if they don’t fit into a particular diagnostic category. It may boost the exorbitant profits of pharmaceutical companies and that of their shareholders but it will only increase the mental health problems for youngsters. It doesn’t help that 46 percent of American adults can’t read well enough to understand the label on their prescription medicine for their own needs let alone the needs of their children. [6]

The European Medical Agency knows full well that this is a failure to find creative solutions and that such a product and many like it, are part of a class of drugs known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs).  There is copious evidence suggesting that some SSRIs are associated with an increased risk of suicidal behaviour and thoughts. Yet, the profit margins demand that such inconvenient data disappears down the throats of a new generation of children as young as eight years old. [7]

The pharmaceutical industry is big business. In 2006, global spending on prescription drugs reached $643 billion with the United States taking $289 billion in annual sales – almost half of the global pharmaceutical market, followed by the EU and Japan. While China, Russia and Mexico represent the emerging challengers to American dominance growing by 81 percent in 2006. [8] According to the retail prescription drug sales census from 1995 to 2006 U.S., prescriptions have had a 61 percent increase at $3.4 billion a year.  Retail sales of prescription drugs have soared by 250 percent from $72 billion to $250 billion, with the average price of prescriptions doubling from $30 to $68. But are these massive profits justified?

Big Pharma has no problem standing by its exorbitant price hikes claiming that Research and Development (R&D) investments are costly and in order to push the envelope of innovation and ultimate success, therefore, expenditure is inevitable. The only wrinkle in this sales pitch is that it is standard PR nonsense that bears no relation to reality.  R&D takes up the smallest part of Big Pharma budgets where for more than thirty years the industry has been one of the most profitable in the United States coming in at third place behind the oil and banking industries. The R&D excuse for theses price hikes is merely a ruse to extract more profits from a gullible public. Even the innovation is stunningly pedestrian when one considers the billions of dollars created each year. The vast majority of “new” drugs are simply variations of previously marketed drugs re-packaged and redesigned with a big advertising fanfare to make them appear original and innovative. The hundreds of different shampoos on offer to the consumer would be a suitable comparison: they offer a bewildering array of choice yet largely do exactly the same thing. The only difference is that the drugs may not have been sufficiently tested and may exacerbate and extend the problem while inducing addiction and over-reliance. However, like most companies which become too big the occasional cases of fraud become institutionalised to such a degree that before long, fraudulent activity becomes part of the very fabric of operations.

pharmaceuticalsThe Merck Corporation describes itself as: “A global healthcare leader working to help the world be well…” Nevertheless, it fraudulently represented the mumps component of its MMR vaccine, as well as lying to the public that the MMR II, used to replace the MMR vaccine Pluserix, was a viable, when studies proving the effectiveness of the vaccines were falsified. Merck allegedly did this from 2000 onwards in order to maintain its exclusive licence to sell the MMR vaccine and keep its monopoly of the US market, a practice that makes up much of the normal business of many pharmaceutical companies. [9]

A Child Health Safety report noted that “…virologists Stephen A. Krahling and Joan A. Wlochowski described a supervisor working for Merck manually changing test results that showed the vaccine wasn’t working and then hurriedly destroying the evidence to keep the fraud from being exposed.” [10] (More on the MMR vaccine in a future post: “Vaccine nations”).

The Vioxx pain-killer scandal is another example. In 2009 Merck was fined $321 million for illegally (and knowingly) marketing an unsafe drug, and after the company had reported over $11 billion in Vioxx sales during the 5 years the drug was on the market. Yet, the drug was so dangerous that Merck has paid almost $6 billion in litigation settlements and criminal fines. What this really means, according to journalist Craig Stellpflug: “Looking back we see the largest ever rise in US mortality rates occurred in 1999, the very year Vioxx was introduced. Not exactly a smoking-gun until you compare it with the largest ever drop in mortality in 2004, the year Vioxx was withdrawn. The net increase was 100,000 deaths per year in 1999 through 2004. … This equates to 500,000 people who died needlessly and Vioxx is the prime suspect in these murders.” [11]

GlaxoSmithKline was another large company recently caught out by its own greed and had to pay $3bn (£1.9bn) which resulted in the largest healthcare fraud settlement in US history. The drug giant pleaded guilty: “…to promoting two drugs for unapproved uses and failing to report safety data about a diabetes drug to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The settlement will cover criminal fines as well as civil settlements with the federal and state governments. The case concerns the drugs Paxil, Wellbutrin and Avandia.” [12]

According to U.S. federal investigators, GlaxoSmithKline:

• Routinely bribed doctors with luxury vacations and paid speaking gigs
• Fabricated drug safety data and lied to the FDA
• Defrauded Medicare and Medicaid out of billions
• Deceived regulators about the effectiveness of its drugs
• Relied on its deceptive practices to earn billions of dollars selling potentially dangerous drugs to unsuspecting consumers and medical patients
[13]

This was followed by an apology from GSK Vice President of Marketing Sir Andrew Witty having finally been caught with his hand in the cookie jar. In fact, millions of cookie jars. Whistleblower Gregory Thorpe believes the apology is worth very little as Witty was highly likely to have been involved with the illegal activity during the years he worked for the company. As Thorpe was punished by GSK for revealing the truth to the public with considerable pressure brought to bear on his stance, it is ironic indeed that Witty’s reward for his complicity was a knighthood. [14]

As part of a coordinated European program of routine inspection of safety reporting systems: “…80,000 reports for medicines marketed by Roche in the USA … had been collected through a Roche-sponsored patient support program, but which had not been evaluated to determine whether or not they should be reported as suspected adverse reactions to the EU authorities.”  What made this investigation particularly alarming were the reports of 15,161 patient deaths either through a natural progression of disease or via a causal link to the prescribed medicine.  As yet, nobody has thought to investigate these findings in the context of drug safety that was already known to be fraudulent at best. [15]

The presence and control of the medical community by drug companies on the internet and in subscription journals is widespread. Medical professionals who write articles for these medical journals do so to endorse specific drugs or medical devices. What is not commonly known is that most fail to disclose that they are receiving payment by Big Pharma for doing so. A report by the journal Archives of Medicine found approximately 50 percent of surgeons who received more than $1 million from orthopaedic medical device manufacturers did not disclose this information in their published journal articles.  The total for such payments amounted to $248 million in 2007. [16]

This report was preceded by the 2009 federal lawsuit filed against the AstraZeneca drug giant for paying Chicago psychiatrist Dr. Michael Reinstein almost $500,000 over a decade to conduct research and to promote its anti-psychotic drug, Seroquel which was found to have massive side effects. Reinstein was paid to essentially pimp for AstraZeneca by giving promotional speeches for the drug and to oversee a research company for which he was also paid in his capacity as consultant. It was alleged that Reinstein prescribed double the amount of drugs other psychiatrists administered for the same conditions. As patients reported their discomfort, pain and general suffering to Reinstein it was clear that profits were more important than patient concerns. Seroquel prescriptions from the doctor ran to more than 1,000 patients at a cost to the US taxpayer reaching $7.6 million.

Meanwhile, AstraZeneca racked up unknown millions. [17]

 


Notes

[1] Young people in developed countries unhappy-survey Reuters, Nov 19, 2006.
[2] U.S. is most unfriendly country to visitors, survey says’ Reuters, Nov 20, 2006.
[3] Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General, Dec. 16, 1999.
[4] Quoted from Chapter 12, P. 195; The End of Work, – Technology, Jobs and your Future, The Decline of the Global Labor Force and the Dawn of the Post-Market Era by Jeremy Rifkin, published by Tarcher / Putnam Books 1995 |  ISBBN 0-87477-824-7.
[5] op. cit. Rifkin, (1995; p.197).
[6] Journal of American Medical Association via ‘Reading, Literacy & Education Statistics’ | http://www.readfaster.com/education_stats.asp
[7] ‘Eight-year-olds ‘can use Prozac’ BBC News, June 7, 2006.
[8] ‘The World’s Ten Best-Selling Drugs’ by Matthew Herper and Peter Kang March 22, 2006.
[9] ‘Scientists Sue Merck: Allege Fraud for MMR Vaccine’ by Dr. Suzanne Humphries, GreenMedInfo, July 4, 2012.
[10] ‘Are MMR vaccines dangerous for children? Dr Suzanne Humphries urges parents to get informed’, February 02, 2011. http://www.naturalnews.com/
[11] ‘Big Pharma: Getting away with murder’ June 07, 2012 by: Craig Stellpflug Natural News, http://www.naturalnews.com
[12] ‘GlaxoSmithKline to pay $3bn in USdrug fraud scandal’ BBC News, 2 July 2012.
[13] ‘GlaxoSmithKline fraud criminal charges’ By Ehthan A. Huff, Natural NewsJuly 8, 2012.
[14] ‘Glaxo admits “mistakes” over US guilt’ The Yorkshire Post, 26 July, 2012.
[15] ‘European Medicines Agency acts on deficiencies in Roche medicines-safety reporting’, June 21, 2012www.fiercepharma.com/
[16] ‘Surgeons fail to disclose big payments to journals’ Reuters, Sep 13, 2010.
[17] ‘Pharmaceutical Giant Paid $500,000 to Psychiatrist Who Used Chicago’s Poor as Guinea Pigs’ Dr. Michael Reinstein reaped a cool half million off his patients’ misery.’ By Christina Jewett and Sam Roe AlterNet, November 20, 2009.