Friday, January 30, 2009

Vaccine part 1

So here is my first vaccination post. It is by no means all inclusive or even really touching the tip of the iceberg. I really am just beginning my own research in this very well covered epidemic that our country has found itself in the middle of (hmmm…that seems to be a reoccurring theme these days). I do also want to point out that almost none of this is my own words. (ok they are mostly all my own words, but it is all information that I have gotten from reading attending some classes, and personal dialog with people both in the medical profession and not) I will try and list as many references as possible and also supply you with a couple of links and reading suggestions at the end of this post. Please let me know what you think and ask any questions. It will help me in my next post to give it a little direction. There is so much out there, narrowing it down was HARD! Oh and I have to tell you that many of that facts that I have used in writing this I have gotten from Neil Z. Miller's book "Vaccine Safety manual for concerned families and health practitioners". An excellent book I recommend for any parent wanting to know more about this issue

A few little facts and things to explore:

Vaccine manufacturing is a multi-billion dollar corporation. One that has been outed by many health care professionals as having admitted to the fact they knew children's brains and their development were being injured by vaccinations, but that the vaccine program was more important. It is also known that the vaccine companies do much of the research done on their own vaccinations, often by doctors who are paid to convince people of the validity of the vaccine or one who have stock in the company. Not only do they use doctors tainted by money, but they also use false evidence or unethical scientific research. For example not using a "placebo' drug when testing patients. If you give an aluminum filled vaccine to one patient and then aluminum to another patient, wont the data be a little screwed? (Check out Neil Z. Millers book, PG 19)

Scare tactics are used by these companies to get loving parents to vaccinate their children without question. Most of the number they feed us ( For example they will tell us a huge number of children die every year from rotavirus, but they don't tell us those are all children in third world countries that are malnourished, not average healthy children ) are not based on scientific fact, are from previous historical times (that's right, from before sanitation and refrigeration!) or are from third world countries! If you scare parents though, they wont ask questions! Creepy.

Did you know that the number of adverse reactions to Vaccines is extremely high, but you just never really hear about them? "Every year more than 12,000 adverse reaction reports are filed with the federal government. These include emergency hospitalizations, irreversible injuries, and deaths. Still these numbers maybe grossly underreported because the FDA estimates that 90 percent of doctors do not report reactions. a confidential study conducted by Connaught Laboratories, a vaccine manufacturer, indicated that "a fifty-fold under reporting of adverse events" is likely. yet event his figure may be conservative. According to Dr. David kessler, former director of the FDA, "only about one percent of serious events [Adverse drug reactions] are reported." (Neil Miller Pg 25) Gross right? I think it is amazing that power and money can corrupt people like it does sometimes. People become the mass or just number and no longer are human beings with lives, purpose, and value. Sad. Actually it is such a well known fact (to the high up people...for fun, lets call him the man...then we can all feel like hippies.) that congress passed a "hazard" tax on childhood vaccines. When you pay your doctor for your children's shots a portion of that money goes to this tax fund and then when a child gets injured or dies they can pay to compensate that. In the last couple years the amount has been around 1 billion that has been payed out to thousands of injured and affected families. These children suffered things from seizures to SIDS. (thank you again Neil Zimmer Pg 25...seems to be a good page. Also, I would like to point out the amazing increase in SIDS at the same time as the increase in vaccines. Russel Blaylock MD, has several articles on this "freak coincidence" (much like the freak coincidence between vaccine and autism rises being so simultaneous), that would be well worth your time to read. He goes in depth into the immune system and how it is negatively triggered by repeated vaccines being given to small children)

Doctors aren't really to blame for this. I know my pediatrician whom I trust and love in all for vaccinations. They just don't have time to research everything! In fact just like with Cigarettes (You know the things that cause lung cancer, but Dr’s use to recommend smoking them to help with nerves, make pregnant mothers have smaller babies and to clear the lungs before sports.) doctors are educated to give out vaccinations without question and almost all of their education about them is given to them by the Vaccination companies who are profiting. Also, most doctors (Unless one is a specialist in something like Neurology) get barely any training on immunology or neurology, two of the things that are most attacked by vaccinations.(I will try to go into depth more on the effects and toxins that are in a person's brain after vaccinations in a later post, but it really needs a post all to itself.)

Sorry if this seems like I am rambling. I am just trying to give you a few snapshots...ready for some more?

Children in the US have a vaccination schedule that consists of nearly 80 different vaccinations by the time they are grown. Babies alone have a schedule that includes, “one vaccine at birth, 8 vaccines at two months, 8 vaccines at four months, nine vaccines at six months, and ten additional vaccines between 12 and 18 months.”Some of those are given all at the same time, like the MMR. Which at first when Jones was getting his shots at 2 months old I was grateful for, one less poke for my sweet infant, but since then I have questioned that. And rightfully so, I might add. There have been little or no studies done of the effects of giving children multiple drugs all at the same time. (I usually don't make it a habit of taking 6-8 drugs at the same time, at least not without expecting something bad to happen!)

The united states has more vaccines than any other country and one would think that would cause us to have a high infant success rate. Actually we have one of the Worst infant mortality rates of any industrialized nation. One would also think that maybe each time the amount of vaccines given to babies was raised that rate would lower, the opposite is true. Each time the us adds recommended vaccines the child mortality rate goes higher. According to the CDC (check out CDC and infant mortality rates and international rankings) by 1998 the US had dropped to 28th place in Infant Mortality rates and by 2006 our nation was down to 42nd that is right above Croatia. (health and human services U.S.)

According to studies done of numerous manufacturers 60 % of vaccines contain at least one contaminating organism, including (but not limited to) things like SIV ( due to things like growing the virus on monkey kidneys and other animal parts), Pestivirus, and SV-40(this is a nasty one that studies have shown people have passed down to their children, have caused thousands of cancers, and contaminated tons of polio vaccines!).

Something else to think about is that vaccinations not only contain strands of a virus (which may only be a single or a several, but not all strands of a virus. Polio has something like 70 (??) strands and only about 4 of them are in the polio vaccination. And that is not considering any that have been mutated by being in our bodies for years. But that is for another post!), but also contain things like preservatives, themerisol, spermicide, formaldehyde, antifreeze, and animal organ tissue and blood. (To name a few) Many vaccinations openly contain amount of aluminum that are toxic to humans. There have been many studies showing links between Alzheimer’s, MS, and other diseases and aluminum in vaccinations.(it causes deformation of the neurotubes, which are microscopic tubes in our neurons and are essential to their function. This deformity is alarmingly high in Alzheimer patients.) The way aluminum goes to your brain, is that it attaches itself onto things (just two examples) like florid or glutamate (Common in our drinking water and food) and is easily absorbed in the body (i.e. the brain). An example of how toxic this can be? Some studies have shown the people who have had all three rounds of their HEP B shot (known to contain aluminum) have a 300% higher chance of developing MS.

The HERD immunity theory is one that has been used when talking about vaccinations (Thank you Erica for bringing this one up, as I was wondering about the "greater good" when I stopped vaccinating my own children"), let me explain why many people think this is actually just that a theory and one that is not well backed up by science. The way it supposedly works is that if most people have been vaccinated then everyone in a community is essentially not at risk because of the disease practically being gone. What percentage of people need to be vaccinated? Well the companies that manufacture it use to say around 68%, now they are saying they need 90-100% vaccination rates. Also they are finding that the amount of time that a person is presumed immune to a virus is for about 5-10 years after the vaccine has been administered. So, all of those diseases that were supposedly stopped by mass vaccinations given to baby boomers...they no longer work and the most vast age group in our nation is now no longer immune and hasn't been for over 50 years. this is just one argument against this theory.

I almost forgot! No Kara you do not have to have your child vaccinated to get into school. That is another scare tactic that is used. You have legal rights as a parent to sign a wavier saying you are apposed to (for either philosophical, religious, or medical reasons) against vaccinations and they have to let your children in. I had to sign one here (for pre-school) in the northwest and you will have to sign one in Texas. The only rub is that you will have to remove your child from school if there is an outbreak (like you wouldn't already if meningococcal was rampant through your elementary school!)

Ok now I am tired and have been typing for a long time! I am going to bed. I hope this was a little informatory. I also hope that any parents out there that read this know that this is my decision for my babies and I do not assume that if I do it, you have to as well. I just think that it is healthy to have information and then make whatever choice you decide for your family.

Peace to you.

http://www.momvaccines.org/
http://www.thinktwice.com/
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2001/08/18/vaccine-myths.aspx This one is very good and basic
http://marytocco.com/
Here are just a few. Read that book I mentioned above also...it's really good. (I will post more soon.)

18 comments:

Jess said...

I wish I could figure out how to get this video onto my blog. It is good. http://www.thinktwice.com/hepB_sho.htm

Jenn said...

Thanks for the blog! It is something I have been thinking about, but when the time came to give Shiloh her vaccines, I hadn't reaserched it yet and ended up just getting them. Thanks for sharing some of the research you've done!

Jess said...

Jen that is pretty much what happened to me. At Jones' 9 month shots I was totally wavering and then I just ended up getting them. At 12 months I was pretty dead set against it and I still ended up getting talked into the chicken pox shot...seriously...the chicken pox shot, you would think I would at least give in to something serious like meningococoal. I was so irritated with myself about 3 hours later.

Erica said...

Thanks! It is good to see you have educated yourself. I stuggle with this as a medical provider. I honor my patients wishes which often includes no vaccines or one vaccine at a time for and extended period. I still think medicine has seen some major advantages from vaccines but I also know that we are human guinea pigs. The new vaccine Guardasil, is currently being "tested" on girls 11-27 and yes there have been negative outcomes. Thanks for educating yourself, that is what really matters to me. I get frustrated when someone walks into my office uneducated and refuses immunizations because they have heard it causes "fill in the blank...cancer, autism, etc".

I encourage you to read a book from the opposite perspective as I think it is always good to see both sides.

Anonymous said...

YAY! Thanks for the post Jess! The Guardasil vaccine gets my panties in a bunch! So I will refrain from being negative about that one... let's just say that Lilly won't be getting one of those!

Love you friend!
Kara

Jess said...

Erica, do you have any suggestions of a good book? When looking at stuff for the Chickenpox vaccine, I actually saw some info that I thought somewhat supported the idea (that is why I was more easily talked into that one), but have since read more studies that proved those claims (in my opinion) to be not as valid. I really do like reading material on both sides of a controversy, but just became sort of put off of the pro-vaccine literature for a while. I would love to look back into it. (Also, another thing I have been trying to research is that idea of which ones are considered to be more "safe" or give longer coverage.)

jess said...

Seriously Kara! Here is a link to a video on that vaccine. That stats are very alarming. Also, did you know that even though a vaccine goes right into your muscle and blood stream it is harder to get a vaccine pulled off the shelves for contamination,proof of toxicity, or it actually just not working, than it is for our childrens toys, our food, or even our animals food? I think that is part of what is going on with the HPV vaccine and I wonder if it will eventually get pulled or at least changes for the better.

Anonymous said...

I am either a dumb=bo, or you forgot to give me the link. I can be lilly and miss them sometimes, but I looked for this one. No findie.

Kara

Anonymous said...

I SO meant silly.. not lilly! HA!

WV= bravo. No lie!

Jess said...

http://www.thinktwice.com/hpv_show.htm

Ooops! Here it is!

Have a great day!

Erica said...

Hi Jess- I reccomend "The Vaccine Book" by Dr. Sears. It gives you lots of info on vaccines as well as an alternative vaccination schedule that many of my patients follow. Also, this article came to me via a patient....the effects of not vaccinated, interesting article http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20080213-9999-1n13measles.html

Erica said...

Just found your blog through Ms. Tara. :) I'm a delayed vax mama and I've read quite a bit on both sides. My husband and I didn't even vaccinate ourselves with all the vaccinations suggested for travel to Ethiopia. I'm book marking your blog, enjoying what I'm reading. :)

tabitha jane said...

the daughter of a family that i know got a vaccine from a bad batch as a baby and it shocked her pancreas so badly that it shut down and now she has adult diabetes. she's only 3 now but she's been to the hospital too many times

Jess said...

Well hello second Erica! Hopefully I will be able to keep up and keep posting things that are somewhat interesting! I will have to get over and check out your blog.

Tabithat: Poor baby girl!

Kathy said...

Wow! That is quite a post! You must have been tired after that!
I am actually making an appointment with our naturopathic Dr this week to talk about vaccinations for my three year old who has not had any. I'm not sure if we will get any or not. I need to get my head back in some books about it. I read a really good one by Aviva Jill Romm back before Koa was born and I thought it was a pretty good balance. She is a midwife, so it is definitely not coming from the conventional medicine point of view, but I still thought it was pretty balanced.
My mantra for this and many other things is this--I will make no decision out of fear.
It's easy to let fear motivate us in either direction, but I hope by making that decision that maybe the fear will motivate me to learn and then I can make an educated decision in faith.
Blessings for your journey!

Princessjandrew said...

Hi Jess, After reading your blog.. you stated that your childern are in school. I was hoping that you could help me with something. I have been trying to get information on who to talk to and how to go about getting my son exempted from vaccines. And my doctor won't give me any information! ( I'm not sure if he's the one i should be asking that kinda question to.)>Sarah from Massena,New York

Jess said...

Hey Sarah,

Sorry I just found this comment! I would love to help anyway I know how. I think you should check out this website http://www.marytocco.com/
She has compiled a ton of websites with information and I believe there is some info on their pertaining to vaccine laws. As fas as my children, in Washington state all you have to do is sign a document saying that you either have philosophical, personal, or religious reasons for not having your children immunized. The school is required to give you this option and provide the required document. The catch is, that if an outbreak happens and the child is not immunized then he/she will not be able to attend until the outbreak is over. Which for me wasn't a big deal, because if there is a contagious disease going around I will keep my kids home anyways!I hope this helps some!

Wendi said...

love this post. i found it while searching for info on skipping vaccines while traveling to Ethiopia...we are a mostly vax-free family and have found much of the same research that you list here. thanks for the good work - keep speaking the truth :-)