Multiple Vaccine Schedule Never Tested - Your Child is the Test
When my mother was a baby in the 1940's, DPT vaccine had only just been introduced and prior to that the only vaccines that existed were smallpox vaccine and diphtheria anti-toxin. Even the polio vaccine didn't come in until the 1950's.
Due to this, my mother would have had the bare minimum of vaccines during her childhood.
When I was born in 1977 the schedule began at three months of age and included only DPT, oral polio drops and single measles vaccine. Because I was drastically premature, the advice at the time was to delay and vaccinate at the date when the baby would have been three months had he or she been born at term. As a result I didn't get my first vaccines until November 1977, even though I was born in April. I think this delay may very well have saved my life. I had cerebral palsy and later reacted to a live BCG vaccine given at age 14 - a shot that triggered profound depression, chronic inflammation and an auditory processing disorder that is part of ASD. It took me until I was 25 to recover from its effects and caused severe pain for 11 years. I later learnt that BCG vaccine is used to induce depression and chronic inflammation in rats.
When I had my first daughter in 1996, the vaccine schedule was lowered to two months and comprised three DPT's, three oral polio drops, three hib vaccines and an MMR at 18 months, followed by pre-school boosters at about four years.
I decided not to vaccinate my daughter so didn't take part but I went on to become a mother to a further four children and over the years had the position of seeing the vaccine schedule inflate.
In 1999, the meningitis C vaccine was introduced and a couple of years later, prevenar for pneumonia. Then they introduced a booster for hib, changed the prevenar from a seven strain to a 13 strain vaccine, HPV vaccine, a 5-in-1 instead of DPT and now (2014) they have introduced the rotavirus vaccine and an annual flu vaccine for toddlers. As I witnessed the ever expanding stream of vaccines I was expected to inject into my children - often before safety studies had been undertaken - I was very grateful that I had opted out.
For parents who choose to vaccinate - they may think that the vaccine recommendations are based on solid science and that world governments know that multiple vaccine schedules are safe.
It may then be surprising to learn that injecting multiple vaccines into humans has never been tested and when the DOH say there is no evidence it is harmful, that is because they've never looked for any evidence.
Vaccines are tested one at a time and no consideration is given to the fact that they are injected simultaneously. They are also not tested with a genuine placebo (i.e. water or a sugar pill) - instead another vaccine is used as a placebo, or a noxious substance like aluminium that is capable of causing multiple side-effects.
Completely unvaccinated children are never used as a comparison because medical authorities say it would be 'unethical' to withhold vaccines from them. This is despite the fact that there are thousands of unvaccinated children around including my own who would be more than willing to be a comparison. Because they will not have a genuine study of the health of vaccinated and totally unvaccinated children.
When the term 'unvaccinated' is used in studies it refers to one specific vaccine, for instance, the child is unvaccinated for MMR (but had DTaP/IPV/Hib etc), or it can refer to people who were previously vaccinated who no longer show any antibodies. Study researchers will even exclude children from their study results or refer to them as 'unvaccinated' if they get the disease they were vaccinated for within two weeks of the shot or if they die.
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There have been a couple of studies looking at risk factors for allergy that weren't specifically about vaccines that looked at the health of Steiner children (a large proportion of whom are unvaccinated and use alternative medicine) and they found that they have less allergies and fewer doctor visits.
Another problem is that when researchers test whether a new vaccine causes any more disease than in the normal population they don't test disease rates against unvaccinated children, they test them against the general population. Since the vast majority of the public are vaccinated, they are essentially testing the study group against itself. If the rest of the population are neurologically damaged, it's not going to seem as if the test vaccines cause a spike in neurological illnesses.
Nature's design is unvaccinated and studies need to compare with this unmedicated base line to get an accurate representation of how vaccines affect human health.
Monkeys Brain Damaged after U.S Vaccine Schedule
After decades of never testing the combined schedules - Dr. Laura Hewitson and a team of doctors from University of Pittsburgh tested the schedule on monkeys and found they were brain damaged as a result of having the same vaccines that babies get on the U.S schedule:
Findings released today showed that infant monkeys given vaccines officially recommended by the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) exhibited autism-like symptoms. Lead investigator Laura Hewitson of the University of Pittsburgh and colleagues presented study results at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) in London. Safety studies of medicines are typically conducted in monkeys prior to use in humans, yet such basic research on the current childhood vaccination regimen has never before been done.
The abstracts presented at IMFAR, the world's top autism science conference, describe biological changes and altered behavior in vaccinated macaques that are similar to those observed in children with autism. Unvaccinated animals showed no such adverse outcomes. The vaccines given were those recommended for U.S. infants in the 1990s, including several with the mercury preservative thimerosal and the Measles-Mumps-Rubella vaccine. Rates of autism spectrum disorder among children born in the 1990s surged dramatically, from about 1 in 5,000 to 1 in 150 children.
"This research underscores the critical need for more investigation into immunizations, mercury, and the alterations seen in autistic children," stated Lyn Redwood, director of SafeMinds. "SafeMinds calls for large scale, unbiased studies that look at autism medical conditions and the effects of vaccines given as a regimen."
The group's request for research echoes that of Dr. Bernadine Healy, Former NIH Director, in a CBS interview earlier this week. She asserted that public health officials have been too quick to dismiss an autism-vaccine connection when the research has been insufficient. The government recently conceded a federal vaccine court case which agreed that a child regressed into autism as a result of 9 vaccines given on one day.
"The full implications of this primate study await publication of the research in a scientific journal," noted Theresa Wrangham, president of SafeMinds. "But we can say that it demonstrates how the CDC evaded their responsibility to investigate vaccine safety questions. Vaccine safety oversight should be removed from the CDC and given to an independent agency."
Delayed Neonatal Reflexes in Hepatitis B Vaccinated Monkeys
Dr. Andrew Wakefield, Laura Hewitson and a team of doctors tested Hepatitis B vaccine on newborn monkeys and found that their neonatal reflexes were delayed, including the suckling reflex which could have been fatal if the monkeys had been in the wild:
Only Double Blinded Trial Stopped after More Disease Shown in Vaccinated Group
The only double blind study on vaccination (BCG) was stopped in 1979 after it was discovered that there was a high rate of TB in the vaccinated group. They even speculated that a BCG vaccinated person might be MORE likely to get TB in the three weeks after being vaccinated. This is the reason why no one in the medical profession will do a truly double blinded trial:
Specific Vaccine Components Like Thimerosal Not Tested for Safety
Multiple Vaccine Schedule Never Tested for Safety
No Scientific Reason for Giving Multiple Vaccines at Once - It's just done because parents don't always go to the doctor and they want to increase compliance
Even medical professionals admit that the vaccine schedules we have today are too crowded - that is why they are so keen to develop multi-valent vaccines and they are against single vaccine policy, because the more needle sticks you have, the less compliant parents will be.
Rather than considering the immune systems of our children and being concerned about the safety of their vaccine programmes, the medical profession's only concerns are how to sell it to parents and maximise uptake while keeping their workload low. The GP magazine Pulse said:
'The GPC has warned that any additions to the ‘crowded’ immunisation schedule need to be very carefully introduced to maximise uptake and minimise the workload on GP practices.
Dr Bill Beeby, who chairs the GPC’s clinical and prescribing subcommittee, said GPs will be able to manage the imminent changes, but warned the current schedule is already ‘about as crowded as it’s possible to be’.
He says: ‘It has been changed several times. So any new changes need to be talked over with the GPC, to discuss how we are going to introduce new vaccines.
‘There are always going to be complex [immunisation] routines and if they do introduce new vaccines, such as rotavirus, then it is going to be helpful if they introduce them at points when we are already doing something. flu va
‘It’s not too difficult to design a schedule that doesn’t involve multiple visits.’
Synergistic Effect of Metals in Vaccines Not Tested before they Introduced Schedule
Some vaccines contain more than one metal, for instance, aluminium and thimerosal (49% mercury). It is known that when you combine substances together like this they become even more toxic. Aluminium is used as an adjuvant and thimerosal as a preservative, even in many vaccines labelled as 'mercury-free', where it may be present in trace amounts.
Toxicology International wrote:
'Metal mixtures are usually more toxic than single metal solutions and their action is synergistic.'
A paper entitled 'Mercury Toxicity: Genetic Susceptibility and Synergistic Effects' read:
'Aluminium hydroxide alone at 500nm caused no significant death of cells at six hours and only slight toxicity over the 24 hour period. Thimerosal at 50nm affected only a slight increase in neuron death at six hours. However, in the presence of 50nm thimerosal plus 500 nm aluminium hydroxide, the neuronal death increases to roughly 60%, an amazing increase and clearly demonstrates the synergistic effects of other metals on mercury toxicity and certainly thimerosal toxicity.'
This paper (medical Veritas 2 (2005), 535-542) also says that antibiotics greatly increase the toxicity of thimerosal. These are added routinely to vaccines to prevent contamination in the lab and to prevent vaccine site infections and gangrene that used to be more frequent in the early days of vaccination.
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Repeated Vaccination in Animals Causes Auto-Immune Disease
Repeated vaccination in animals causes auto-immune disease even when they are not normally prone to spontaneous auto-immune diseases. PLOS One wrote:
'Repeated immunization with antigen causes systemic autoimmunity in mice otherwise not prone to spontaneous autoimmune diseases. Overstimulation of CD4+ T cells led to the development of autoantibody-inducing CD4+ T (aiCD4+ T) cell which had undergone T cell receptor (TCR) revision and was capable of inducing autoantibodies. The aiCD4+ T cell was induced by de novo TCR revision but not by cross-reaction, and subsequently overstimulated CD8+ T cells, driving them to become antigen-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL). These CTLs could be further matured by antigen cross-presentation, after which they caused autoimmune tissue injury akin to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
Systemic autoimmunity appears to be the inevitable consequence of over-stimulating the host's immune ‘system’ by repeated immunization with antigen, to the levels that surpass system's self-organized criticality.'