February 16, 2014
by Markus Heinze
Medical interventions are difficult decisions, especially when parents have to make these decisions for their little children. Having to choose whether or not to intervene medically is simple if your child is ill and the medical intervention has proven to make your child feel better. If your child is healthy, however, the decision to medically intervene becomes more difficult, especially when the information on the effectiveness on the medical intervention is conflicting and inconclusive.
Vaccinating your child is one of those medical interventions. Unfortunately most parents don’t even realize that they are making a decision, as they follow blindly the recommendation of their pediatrician. Only parents whose children have been harmed by a vaccine, or who know children who have been harmed by a vaccine, tend to research the topic of vaccine safety and effectiveness on their own.
The Known and Unknown
In order to make a decision on whether to have our children immunized, we need to look at what we know about vaccines and what we don’t know about vaccines.
What we know:
1. Vaccines damage children shortly after they have been injected with a vaccine. This is called a short-term adverse reaction. The US government maintains a database that keeps track of injuries and deaths due to vaccines.
2. Studies in natural settings have shown that the flu vaccine is worthless. By natural setting I mean a place where the flu reoccurs every year (retirement homes, public locations, etc.). People who have been immunized for the flu are as likely to get the flu as people who aren’t immunized. “BEFORE the CDC advocated vaccinating children under the age of five, the number of children dying from the flu was very low, and on the decline. Then, in 2003, just after children aged five and under started getting vaccinated, the number of flu deaths SKYROCKETED. The death toll was enormous compared to the previous year, when the flu vaccine was not administered en masse to that age group.”
3. Vaccines are never tested against real, saline-only placebos in safety studies. The “placebos” given to the control groups are aluminum shots, thimerosal shots, or other vaccines.
4. Scientists don’t know if a vaccine is safe, because they don’t do the necessary studies, and the studies they do perform aren’t done with proper controls. What parents really want to know is the difference in side effects between getting the vaccine and not getting the vaccine. Unfortunately, the vast majority of people believe that this is actually tested. However, it isn’t. Safety studies of the final product should only compare it to a true, saline-only placebo.
5. Most parents take their children for multiple shots to the pediatrician without having ever taken a look at vaccine-package inserts, and have no idea what is given to their children and how it will affect them short-term and long-term.
6. According to the US Food and Drug Administration, “safety assessments for vaccines have not included appropriate toxicity studies because vaccines have not been viewed as inherently toxic.” In other words, our government based their claim that vaccines are safe on faith alone. This is what you subject your children to when going for your immunization appointment.
What we don’t know:
1. Whether vaccines actually work. That is, we do not know whether vaccines actually protect from diseases. There is insufficient evidence, supporting the effectiveness of vaccines. Most pediatricians believe in the myth of vaccines protecting children from disease, even though they will not be able to show you one single, methodologically sound study proving their claim.
2. The full scope of vaccines’ long-term effects on children. A May 2012 article on emedicine.medscape.com “Aluminum Toxicity” notes:
Generally, the medical profession thinks of the dangers of vaccinations in terms of deaths or retardation due to adverse reactions to vaccinations. Many parents may think about autism concerns. Actually, the dangers of vaccinations are far more widespread and certain in two important ways.
First, vaccinations interrupt normal immune development when given before immune system maturity. When given after, they serve to hyper-excite one facet of the immune system in its relation to four other stages of natural immune system response. Normally, the immune system goes from (a) you smelling a sick person to (b) contact with the mucus membranes to (c) the blood (the specific area targeted by vaccinations) to (d) byproducts of pathogen breakdown, which then requires activity in the body cells and the lymphatic system. When one part is over-excited, the others may not function adequately, and the one targeted is likely to react excessively and ineffectively, such as in the case of allergies and autoimmune disease.
Second, vaccinations also deposit a foreign protein (or protein particle) and its attendant cocktail of chemicals (and possibly heavy metals) into the body without natural processes (e.g. injury) to alert the body to repel any invaders. History has shown us sadly that these particles may end up deposited in the body somewhere—usually an already weak area.
It seems what we know and what we don’t know about vaccines are equally scary. It took me months of research looking at various sources from various experts to finally be convinced that vaccines are not in the best interest for children. The vaccination bandwagon continues to roll through this country and the rest of the world. As children continue to be damaged by vaccines, we will not see a change in vaccine research unless more people get off the bandwagon. Children should not receive any further vaccines until methodologically sound studies show that vaccines are safe and actually protect from illness.
1. Mercola, Joseph. “Do Flu Vaccines Work?” WeeksMD Â». Web. 14 May 2012. http://weeksmd.com/2009/09/do-flu-vaccines-work/
2. Miller, Neil. “Safe and Effective: Fact or Fiction?” Vaccines Uncensored. Web. 14 May 2012. http://www.vaccinesuncensored.org/safety.php.
3. Lisa. “How Do Scientists Know a Vaccine Is Safe?” Yahoo Answers. Web. http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100517011013AAlR0UK.
4. Tomljenovic, Shaw L. “Mechanisms of Aluminum Adjuvant Toxicity and Autoimmunity in Pediatric Populations.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. US National Library of Medicine. Web. 14 May 2012.
4. Sellers, Kal. “Vaccinations: How to Recover.” Vaccinations: How to Recover. Web. 14 May 2012. http://www.naturalnews.com/028000_vaccinations_health_problems.html.