Re-Setting the Compass
By: Shawn Siegel, VaxTruth Board Member
Probably the most irrational aspect of the vaccination paradigm is the terribly overblown fear of disease – yet it is understandable, because it’s been bellowed by the mass media, the nation’s public health entities and the medical profession – primarily the AAP – for decades. It’s simply unwarranted. The vast majority of kids who contract diseases have little problem fighting through them, and are rewarded with a natural immunity that is almost 100% effective, and an immune system with an expanded repertoire. That’s been the case for over six decades, since before the introduction of the major vaccines, by which time disease mortality rates had already declined by more than 95% from their peaks early in the 20th century. (1)
These are the words Barney spoke to Fred, in the 1961 Flintstones episode,In the Dough,
when Betty and Wilma came down with Measles. Measles hasn’t changed since 1961,
but the picture painted by the mass media certainly has.
Can disease damage and kill? – certainly, but so can vaccines (2), and that’s one of the best kept secrets in the industry, too easily accomplished: just label vaccines safe and have the mass media as your spokesmen (3), and the vast majority of people will simply assume that safe means, as it usually does, cannot harm, when, in vaccine industry lingo, it actually means, the benefits outweigh the risks. The very definition of safe, then, as used by the industry, admits to risks.
The pregnant question is, exactly what are the nature and potential of that risk, and the answers are disturbing:
As to the nature of vaccine damage, the national vaccine court, which is notoriously adversarial in its dealings with families of vaccine-injured kids, has nevertheless awarded almost $2.5 billion in compensation thus far (2), with hundreds more cases waiting in the wings. Among the proven vaccine injuries are epilepsy, brain damage, neurological disorder, and death – and, in several cases, autism. The history of reports to the CDC of serious vaccine-associated adverse reactions includes tens of thousands of events (4), and to routinely discount them as probably not associated with the respective vaccines, as is the rather flippant wont of public health officials and many doctors, is foolhardy. Both common sense and the definition of correlation – a relationship not expected to exist on the basis of chance alone (5) – beg we pay heed to the reports. Indeed, in acknowledgment of the known history of vaccine injury, Dr. John Robbins, an FDA official, once said that a responsible parent, once having been told by a doctor that the vaccine she was considering could leave her child brain damaged, would have to refuse the shot. (6)
As for the risk potential – well, we literally have no way of knowing the reality, but you will never see that mentioned in the mainstream. Considering the significant temporal constrictions of clinical trial, our best means of determining the level of actual risk is the record of adverse reactions reported to VAERS – the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, but that system is dysfunctional. There are studies indicating that very few – as few as 1% – of serious reactions following vaccination are ever reported (7)(8)(9), and this is supported by a litany of the eyewitness account that is parental anecdote.
Vaccination is simply an experimental procedure. In the case of the HPV vaccines, that’s made clear in a 2008 New England Journal of Medicine article titled, Human Papillomavirus Vaccination — Reasons for Caution, in which are listed a bevvy of reasons why the the vaccines weren’t ready for licensure (10). This is not the only vaccine for which there are insufficient data. As stated on the inserts, no vaccine has been tested for carcinogenicity, mutagenicity or impairment of fertility.(11) In clinical trials, primary vaccine data are gathered for only a few weeks, peripheral reports for, at most, one year, yet cancer can take decades to develop. The diseases against which vaccines ostensibly protect are in essence benign, while cancer is often catastrophic. In at least one case – the polio vaccine – batches in which a monkey virus that was shown to be carcinogenic in lab animals was detected (12) were administered to 100 million Americans and an equal number of Russians. Most egregiously, the contaminated batches were never recalled (13), and we can have no assurance that the carcinogenic virus isn’t still present in some of the vaccine currently used. If there’s even a ghost of a chance that vaccines are causing cancer, to continue administering them is tantamount to insanity.
The very motivations and rationales of the vaccine industry are suspect. Over repeated experiments, squalene, an oil which we produce naturally and is essential to the production of cholesterol, was shown to have horrific consequences when injected into lab animals (14), causing rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases in the majority – in some cases, all – of them. As chronicled in Gary Matsumoto’s book, Vaccine-A, there is ample evidence that the squalene contained in batches of anthrax vaccine administered to Gulf War support troops was – is – a fundamental trigger of Gulf War Illness, which is a constellation of autoimmune diseases including lupus, Lou Gehrig’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome and others.(15) The injected squalene triggers production of antisqualene antibodies, which proceed, in a bizarre friendly fire, to attack the good and necessary squalene. Most insidious in this scenario is the typically delayed onset of symptoms of the resultant autoimmunity, which can bide their time for many months before displaying, obfuscating the causal relation to the offending vaccine. While this information is not commonly known to the general public, it is most certainly known within the vaccine industry, yet in 2009 the FDA approved squalene for use in several dozen clinical vaccine trials in the U.S. for the first time, in subjects from healthy 3-year olds to senior citizens.
When raised to global corporate levels, normal human foibles become terrible ethical blunders. Fortunately, the information technology age allows us to clear away the cobwebs from the vaccine myth and insist on necessary, drastic changes. We fight battles to win an exemption here, and forestall the surrender of an exemption there, when the true legislative contest runs deeper.
There is no question that vaccination is an experimental procedure, and as such, falls under the aegis of the Nuremberg Code.(16) Full and open disclosure of all available negative vaccine information should be mandatory, including the poignant fact that we literally do not know the true extent of serious vaccine damage. Said information must be provided in timely fashion, devoid of coercion, to allow opportunity to freely question and research. Government long ago usurped the authority of the parent to determine what risk is acceptable vis-a-vis vaccinations – medical procedures – for her child; it must be relinquished. States must recommend, not mandate, vaccines. Parental signature must be required as consent to vaccination, not as refusal – to require signature to refuse a vaccination that, historically, can injure or kill a child, is preposterous. The Code clearly states:
The duty and responsibility for ascertaining the quality of the consent rests upon each individual who initiates, directs or engages in the experiment. It is a personal duty and responsibility which may not be delegated to another with impunity.
,thus penalties must be established for failure to fully inform.
Neurological disorders are epidemic, and we are barreling towards a population of children who are all learning disabled. Vaccines play a role, many public health officials and doctors are well aware of it, yet nothing is done. The situation is unacceptable.
The direction we should be heading: a nation of healthy kids.
4. a) Go to: http://wonder.cdc.gov/vaers.html
b) In Section 1, Organize table layout:, under: Group Results By, choose: Event Category
c) In Section 5. Select location, age, gender:, under State / Territory, choose: All Locations
d) Click on any Send button.
6. From an interview in the Emmy award-winning TV documentary, DPT: Vaccine Roulette,
referenced here: http://www.lifehealthchoices.com/getting-started/quick-tips