Flies Don’t Cause Garbage! Vaccinations Fear, Fiction, and the Facts Dr. Nicole D’Ippolito Dr. Jessica Grantham
More parents are rejecting vaccinations for their children and themselves. • They consider the vaccines more dangerous than the disease • They prefer natural rather than artificial immunity- how long does artificial immunity last?? Booster shots?? • They have a vaccine-injured child (a growing number) • They have religious or philosophical objections to vaccination
Robert Mendelsohn, MD • “There is no convincing scientific evidence that mass inoculations can be credited with eliminating any childhood disease…I urge you to reject all inoculations for your child."Mendelsohn R. How to raise a healthy child...in spite of your doctor. Chicago: Contemporary Books. 1984:210.
Medical groups oppose vaccine mandates • The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons calls for an end to mandatory childhood vaccines. “Our children face the possibility of death or serious long-term adverse effects from mandated vaccines that aren’t necessary or that have very limited benefits.”Jane M. Orient, MD, AAPS Executive Director. Nov. 2, 2000. www.aapsonline.org
Question: Are vaccinated children healthier than non-vaccinated children?
There is no proof vaccinated children are healthier • No major study has compared vaccinated and nonvaccinated children to see which is healthier.
Immunized children: 23.1% had asthma, 30% had other allergic illnesses. Non-immunized children: 0% had asthma or other allergic illness.
DPPT or MMR and allergies/asthma • Children vaccinated with DPPT (or MMR) had 14 times more asthma and 9.4 times more eczema than non-vaccinated children. McKeever TM, Lewis SA, Smith C. Does vaccination increase the risk of developing allergic disease?: A birth cohort study. Winter Abstract supplement to Thorax, 2002; 57: Supplement III
Robert Mendelsohn, MD • “Immunization against relatively harmless childhood diseases may be responsible for the dramatic increase in autoimmune diseases…such as cancer, leukemia, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s disease, lupus and Guillain-Barre syndrome.”
Question: Do the “benefits” of vaccination outweigh the risks of possible adverse reactions?
No one knows… • No one knows what the chances are that your child may be hurt or killed by a vaccine. Why? • In order to do a risk/benefit analysis we need to know how many children are being hurt. We do not know that because MDs and health officials rarely report vaccine injuries.
Doctors rarely report damage • “Doctors underreport adverse vaccine reactions by 90%.”US Food and Drug Administration"Investigative Report on the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System.“ NVIC. • Only 7 % of the adverse reactions reported to VAERS were made by parents.
One in 500 injuries reported… • An analysis of the CDC’s own data demonstrates that the number of actual injuries from the rotavirus vaccine is 500 times the injuries reported to VAERS. • http://search.cdc.gov/search97cgi/s97is.dll?queryText=Kaiser+Permanente+and+rotashield&SortField=score&Action=FilterSearch&Collection=CDCALL1&ResultTemplate=nsearchresult.hts&filter=newsearch.hts • http://www.cdc.gov/nip/ACIP/minutes/acip-min-oct01.rtf
How many children are hurt? • “Between 15 and 20% of American school children are considered learning disabled with minimal brain dysfunction directly caused by vaccine damage.”Coulter HL. Vaccination, Social Violence and Criminality: The Medical Assault on the American Brain. Washington, DC: Center for Empirical Medicine. 1990.
By the time a child is 6 months old they are to be injected with 45 vaccines; at 18 months 64, and at 4-6 years at least 74!!
“[Pertussis] infections are common in an immunized population…more prevalent than previously documented.” 98% were vaccinated in this population.He Q, Vijanen MK, Arvilommi H et al. Whooping cough caused by Bordetella pertussi and Bordetella parapertussis in an immunized population. Journal of the American Medical Association. 1998;280:635-637.
Outbreaks have occurred in 100% vaccinated populations.Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. US Govt. 12/29/89/38(S-9):1-18. • “80% cases of measles are contracted in vaccinated people.” Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. US Govt. 6/6/86/35(22):366-70.
More pertussis since vaccination With mandatory vaccination and 5 doses of DPT vaccine, pertussis occurs at a far higher rate now than before the introduction of the vaccine. Sutter RW and Cochi SL. Pertussis hospitalizations and mortality in the United States, 1985-1988. JAMA. 1992;267(3):386-390.
Vaccines interfere with transplacental immunity Girls who are vaccinated have less protection to pass on to their unborn child. (a) More measles now occurs in children less than 1 and adults 25+ (b) (a) Papania M, Baughman AL, Lee S, et al Increased susceptibility to measles in infants in the United States. Pediatrics. 1999;104(5):e59 National Immunization Program, Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA. (b) MMWR 1991;40:369-372 in JAMA;1991;265(24).
Whooping cough deaths increase despite all the vaccinations “The number of infants dying from whooping cough is rising despite record high vaccination levels. All the deaths in 2000 occurred among infants under the age of 4 months.” “Since the early 1980s, reported pertussis incidence has increased cyclically with peaks occurring every 3-4 years.” Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Feb 1, 2002;51:73-76. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5104a1.htm
Measles vaccination causes… • Encephalitis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, convulsions, seizures, anaphylaxis, atypical measles, thrombocytopenia, optic neuritis, ocular palsies, retinitis, deafness, otitis media, ulcerative colitis, bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, headache, dizziness, rash, autism, hearing and vision problems, arthritis, arthralgia, behavior and learning problems, chronic fatigue, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and death. Richard Barr, Alexander Harris, Mumps, Measles and Rubella (MMR) Vaccines and Measles Rubella (MR) www.whale.to/vaccines/dawbarns.html Dawbars (UK) 1997
Is the rubella vaccine effective? • Rubella (German measles) is so mild is it often mistaken for a cold. If contracted during 1st trimester pregnancy it may cause birth defects (Congenital rubella syndrome – CRS).
Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CSR) • After vaccination began CRS increased 600% (to 77 cases a year). • In 1992 CRS cases dropped to 11 - the exact same number as in 1966, before the vaccine was introduced.CDC. Summary of notifiable diseases, US, 1995. MMWR Weekly 10/25/96;44(53):1-87. • Outbreaks continue to occur in adolescents and young women despite massive childhood vaccination.
Hepatitis B vaccine – more dangerous than the disease • “The risk of a serious vaccine reaction may be 100 times greater than the risk of hepatitis B….asthma and diabetes… autism and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder have [increased greatly ] since the introduction of many new vaccines….” Jane Orient, MD, Executive Director Association of American Association of Physicians and Surgeons. • No health agency, the CDC, WHO, etc. included lists Hepatitis B as a childhood disease.
Chicken pox (varicella) • A mild self-limiting disease that gives permanent life long immunity if caught as a child but is much more dangerous in adults. • The chances of a child becoming seriously ill and dying from chicken pox are about equal to winning the lottery.
Tetanus • Associated with improper wound cleaning, malnutrition and a weak immune system. • Decreased 92% from mid-1850s to early 1900s (before vaccination) Between 1990-1999 there were 473 cases of tetanus in the United States resulting in 70 deaths. Most occur in those over 50 (95% of fatalities) • Can use tetanus immune globulin post infection
Tetanus vaccine reactions • …include Guillain-Barre syndrome, brachial neuritis, demyelinating disease, arthritis, joint inflammation, anaphylactic shock, asthma, allergy and others.
Question: Can vaccines cause damage months or years later? • “Instead of hiding our heads in the sand to protect the status quo, it is time to admit that [there are] no adequate studies to determine the long-term effects of vaccines on our children and future generations.”US Rep. Dan Burton, April 24, 2000 LA Times.
How Deadly is the “Regular Flu”? • Approximately 36,000 people die each year from the influenza virus according to the CDC. • WHO and NREVSS tested 115,222 specimens from the 2003-2004 “flu season” and only 21% of the samples were shown to be positive for any influenza viruses. SO 70 –80% of the flu-like symptoms were not even the flu
The Flu ShotWho should get it? • Initial Target Groups Are:When vaccine is first available, ACIP recommends that programs and providers administer vaccine to people in the following five target groups (order of target groups does not indicate priority): 1. pregnant women, 2. people who live with or provide care for infants younger than 6 months (e.g., parents, siblings, and day care providers), 3. health care and emergency medical services personnel, 4. people 6 months through 24 years of age, and, 5. people 25 years through 64 years of age who have certain medical conditions that put them at higher risk for influenza-related complications.
FLU SHOT • The CDC picks the 3 most prevalent strands of flu virus in Jan/Feb 2004 for the 2004-2005 flu season. • Between 10/03 and 4/04, the CDC identified 863 antigenically different influenza viruses. SO even if the vaccine works for the 3 they pick, there is no protection to the 860 other viral strains. • CDC states, “ Yearly, adults can average 1-3 and children 3-6 influenza-like illnesses(ILI’s). The vaccine does not prevent influenza-like illnesses caused by infectious agents other than influenza (strains in the vaccine), and many persons vaccinated against infuenza will still get the flu.”
Evidence against Flu Vaccine • A brand new study published in the October issue of the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicinefound that vaccinating young children against the flu had no impact on flu-related hospitalizations or doctor visits during two recent flu seasons. The researchers concluded that "significant influenza vaccine effectiveness could not be demonstrated for any season, age, or setting" examined. • A study published in the Lancet just two months ago found that influenza vaccination was NOT associated with a reduced risk of pneumonia in older people. This supports a study done five years ago, published in The New England Journal of Medicine. • Research published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine last month also confirms that there has been no decrease in deaths from influenza and pneumonia, despite the fact that vaccination coverage among the elderly has increased from 15 percent in 1980 to 65 percent now. • A large-scale, systematic review of 51 studies, published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews in 2006, found no evidence that the flu vaccine is any more effective than a placebo in children. The studies involved 260,000 children, age 6 to 23 months.
More evidence against flu shot • Dr. Hugh Fudenberg, the worlds leading immunogeneticist and 13th most quoted biologist of our times, ”If an individual has had 5 consecutive flu shots between 1970 and 1980(the years studied) his/her chances of getting Alzheimers’s Disease is 10 Times higher than if they had one, two or no shots.” Dr. Fudenberg states that gradual accumulation of mercury and aluminum (present in every flu shot and mostly all childhood immunizations) buildup in the brain causes cognitive dysfunction. Is this why Alzheimer’s is expected to quadruple in the next few decades?
Why is 2009 H1N1 sometimes called the “swine flu?” • Laboratory testing showed that many of the genes in this new virus were very similar to influenza viruses that normally occur in pigs (swine) in North America. But further study has shown that this new virus is very different from what normally circulates in North American pigs. It has two genes from flu viruses that normally circulate in pigs in Europe and Asia and bird (avian) genes and human genes. Scientists call this a "quadruple reassortant" virus. CDC
From the CDC • Are there human infections with 2009 H1N1 virus in the U.S.? • Yes. Human infections with 2009 H1N1 are ongoing in the United States. Most people who have become ill with this new virus have recovered without requiring medical treatment. - Symptoms include- fever (sometimes), cough, sore throat ,runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue, sometimes diarrhea and vomiting…the same as the “regular” flu • How does 2009 H1N1 virus spread? • Spread of 2009 H1N1 virus is thought to occur in the same way that seasonal flu spreads. Flu viruses are spread mainly from person to person through coughing or sneezing by people with influenza. Sometimes people may become infected by touching something such as a surface or object with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose.
CBS reveals Swine Flu cases are overestimated. http://www.mercola.com/LT/track.asp?l=1339 How effective is Swine Flu shot? Swine Flu vaccine only protects 1 out of 4 people vaccinated and has not been tested for safety.
Question: Did vaccines eliminate diseases? • “Nearly 90% of the total decline in mortality (scarlet fever, diphtheria, whooping cough, and measles) between 1860 and 1965 occurred before the introduction of antibiotics and widespread immunization.”Illich, I. Medical Nemesis. Chapter 1-The Epidemics of Modern Medicine, NY: Bantam Books 1976
Scarlet fever, typhoid fever and pertussis • Scarlet fever, typhoid fever and pertussis were major killers. • No vaccine was introduced for scarlet fever and typhoid fever. • All three diseases declined to virtually zero.
Preservatives and stabilizers Squalene Thimerosal (mercury) Formaldehyde (embalming fluid) Ethylene glycol (antifreeze) Aluminum (Alzheimer’s connection) Phenol (carbolic acid) Multiple carcinogens Neurotoxins Alcohol Sorbitol Borax MSG Latex Multiple antibiotics Animal organ tissue & blood Aborted human fetal tissue Human albumin Human & animal viruses Bacteria & their toxins Mycoplasma Genetically modified yeast Foreign DNA. What is in a vaccine?
Formalin/Aluminum • Formalin is a dilute formaldehyde solution. Nearly 50 studies have shown a link between formaldehyde exposure and leukemia and brain, colon and lymphatic cancer. • Aluminum is a neurotoxin that crosses the brain/blood barrier. Neustaedter R. The Vaccine Guide, Berkley, CA: North Atlantic Books. 1996.
Squalene • Not FDA approved for use in any vaccines but was used in the Anthrax vaccine given to US servicemen & women in the Gulf War. According to Dr. Viera Scheibner, Ph.D., a former principle research scientist for the government of Australia… “Squalene in the Anthrax vaccine contributed to the cascade of reactions called Gulf War Syndrome.” • All rats injected with squalene (oil) adjuvants developed a disease that left them crippled, dragging their paralyzed hindquarters across their cages. Injected squalene can cause severe arthritis and severe immune responses, such as autoimmune arthritis and lupus. • Reference (1): Kenney, RT. Edleman, R. "Survey of human-use adjuvants." Expert Review of Vaccines. 2 (2003) p171. Reference (2): Matsumoto, Gary. Vaccine A: The Covert Government Experiment That’s Killing Our Soldiers and Why GI’s Are Only the First Victims of this Vaccine. New York: Basic Books. p54.
Thimerosal • A mercury derivative and known neurotoxin that negatively impacts the central nervous system, is very hard on the kidneys and causes many known birth defects. Thimerosal has been associated with brain and immune system dysfunction, including autism. • Thimerosal is added as a preservative in multi-dose vials of most inactivated (injected) H1N1 swine flu vaccines. There is a limited supply of single dose vials that are Thimerosal free. Please request this if you elect to receive one.
EPA and FDAon Thimerosal • EPA recommends ingesting no more than 0.1 micrograms/ kg/day. However, there are 25mg in the multi-dose flu and swine flu shots! (250x’s the “safe limit”). EPA states, • Mercury consumed by a pregnant or nursing woman or by a young child can harm the developing brain and nervous system. This amounts to no more than 12 oz. Of tuna or shellfish/week • To be at the EPA’s level of safety you would have to weigh 550 lbs for this amount of mercury to be considered safe.
Advisory Committee of Immunization Practices (ACIP) • The ACIP issues a warning that all children aged 6 – 23 months AND pregnant women in their 2nd and 3rd trimester receive the inactive flu vaccine which contains a full 25 micrograms of mercury. This is 250 times the EPA recommendation for tuna lovers.