Let me begin by stating that my intent is not to discourage anyone from vaccinating, but to encourage the pursuit for knowledge, as well to understand the slippery slope that our country is heading down with the government controlling what we do to our and our children’s bodies. I am not anti-vaccine, but am against mandatory vaccines and taking away medical choice, as is the position of most who question and research vaccines. Informed consent and the Hippocratic oath that physicians should ethically practice needs to be the pillar of all personal medical decisions; particularly because vaccines are not 100% safe and effective. In addition, forced vaccinations have the potential for violating the 4th amendment. Religious and philosophical exemptions for vaccines are close to being removed across the country—many feel that having aborted human fetus cells, serum from aborted calf fetus blood, armyworm cells, monkey kidney cells, dog kidney cells, mouse brain and/or chicken embryos injected into their or their children’s bodies violates their religious or ethical beliefs. These people will no longer have a choice to opt out of certain vaccines. Parents who have a vaccine injured child, who may be terrified that this will happen again to siblings, will not have a choice. There are now genetic markers developed that show possible likelihood of susceptibility to vaccine injury…..parents of children who present with these markers in their blood will not have a choice either.
I remember being, what is termed today, a “pro-vaxxer”. I went to nursing school and became a registered nurse. I believed and trusted all the information that was given to the medical community from the CDC and AAP. I even recall telling a friend, “Those that do not get their children vaccinated are socially irresponsible,”. Of course, my arrogant medical mind thought “Oh, she is just uninformed.”. No, I was the uninformed one. Today, the general public is bombarded with this same information from pharmaceutical funded mainstream media. “Anti-vaxxer” is an unfair term that often gets paired with “anti-science”, “ignorant”, and “idiot”. The people who are questioning vaccines are typically highly educated and often, professionals. Many have had children who were vaccine injured, and this sent them down the path of digging deeper for truth and information, often finding lies and fraud that has alluded people to believe that vaccines are 100% safe and effective. Many are not completely against vaccines, but educate themselves and frequently may choose to vaccinate their children with some vaccines, but not others.
My family has been fully vaccinated with “required” vaccines. Three years ago, I received a thorough physical and extensive blood work. I was deemed healthy (other than needing to lose some weight) and all my blood work came back normal. I received several vaccinations for an overseas move. Two days after my last vaccine, I began feeling terrible. My symptoms progressively worsened until I finally wound up in the emergency room with a diagnosis of AML (acute myeloid leukemia) a month later. My blood work was off the charts crazy abnormal. AML is an aggressive blood cancer that is typically triggered by toxins, radiation exposure, or smoking– which other than the toxins in the vaccines introduced into my body in recent weeks prior to onset of symptoms, I did not fall into any of those categories. Immediate concern was to get treated, as my chances of surviving this deadly disease were slim.
My case is listed in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). I had laid it to rest and moved on, focusing on my health and living my life, until the past several months when legislative bills began being introduced to mandate vaccines and remove exemptions. This is what sent me on the path to researching, even more deeply, the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. I have grave concerns for the direction that public health and welfare is taking. Vaccines are not 100% safe or effective and vaccine injury cannot be denied. The way the vaccine injury compensation system is set up (which protects doctors and pharmaceutical companies from any liability), it is extremely difficult to prove vaccine injury and death. There are limited “tables” set up that vaccine injury victims must fall under in which they receive compensation (with your tax dollars). Over $3.1 billion dollars has been paid out since 1986 to those whose vaccine injury or deaths have been “proven”. This is not an easy task under the very selective criteria of the vaccine injury compensation act table. The majority of cases are not compensated—roughly 30,000 claims are made to VAERS every year. I was contacted by someone from the CDC who told me that one of the main limitations with this program is that events get under-reported, so there are likely even more injuries that do not get reported. Those that are compensated only receive a cap of $250,000, which usually does not cover much of the damage that so many deal with—often brain injury and physical handicaps that require lifetime care. And, here’s a fun fact… over 80 cases have been awarded compensation for autism that was “proven” to be vaccine injury (yes, autism).
Speaking of, I’m still waiting for a valid study to be done to dispel the connection between autism and vaccines. Yeah, yeah, I know…. media likes to spout “let’s finally put this to bed….there is no connection between autism and vaccines.” No, I mean a study that is not performed by a group with a conflict of interest that involves money or vested interest in the promotion of vaccine programs. Not to mention only keeping the focus on the MMR vaccine, when there are other vaccines that actually list autism as a possible adverse reaction. Ancillary studies of unvaccinated populations have shown that there is an absence of children with autistic traits—these studies have been kept quiet, but are valid. However, I don’t want the focus to be on autism as there are so many other vaccine injuries that do occur.
Since 1982, the U.S. has gone from 23 doses of seven vaccinations before age six to 69 doses of 16 vaccines by age 18, with 49 doses of 14 vaccines given between birth and age six. In the 1980’s (46 doses ago), the rate of autism spectrum disorders was 1 in 1,000 children. The current rate of autism spectrum disorders in the United States is 1 in 50 children. The United States also has the highest infant mortality (or IMR) rate in the developed world.
The following excerpt is from National Institute of Health; Hum Exp Toxicol. 2011 Sep; 30(9):14201428.doi: 10.1177/0960327111407644 /CDC Table 31. Number of infant deaths and infant mortality rates for 130 selected causes, by race: United States, 2006. Natl Vital Stat Rep 2009; 57: 110–112:
“Among the 34 nations analyzed, those that require the most vaccines tend to have the worst IMRs. Thus, we must ask important questions: is it possible that some nations are requiring too many vaccines for their infants and the additional vaccines are a toxic burden on their health? Are some deaths that are listed within the 130 infant mortality death categories really deaths that are associated with over-vaccination? Are some vaccine-related deaths hidden within the death tables? ”
Bills are being introduced, in which even more vaccines are to be added onto the mandated schedule. If passed, you will no longer have the option to forego vaccines for your children like:
Gardasil (HPV vaccine)—This has generated over 35,000 people with adverse reactions and more than 200 deaths. To date, clinical trials have not shown that this vaccine has prevented any cervical cancer. Plus, studies have shown that women who received this vaccine are at a greater risk of developing a non-vaccine HPV strain.
Flu vaccine– This past year, the flu shot was only 18-19% effective. It is documented as the top vaccine that causes injuries compensated by the vaccine court. Most settlements were due to the development of Guillain-Barre’ Syndrome, which is a very serious debilitating disease.
And many others…
Herd immunity is a pipedream that is flawed when it comes to vaccines.
The recent measles “outbreak”, as some like to call it, sparked the swarm of legislation to hit the United States with multiple bills proposed across the country, including a federal bill to remove all exemptions for vaccines. Patient zero has been speculated to have been a vaccinated child….this is where the disease likely started. Another fun fact: in the past ten years, there have been no deaths related to measles, but there have been 108 deaths reported claiming the measles vaccine was cause of death. Four different measles vaccines were used during this ten-year span. Some are no longer being used. What does that tell you about the safety and amount of research that goes into them before they are approved?
Public Health officials admit, and studies have been published, showing that one can be fully vaccinated for pertussis, get infected and show atypical or no symptoms and spread the disease to the vaccinated and the unvaccinated.
The bottom line: As long as vaccines pose any risk, there must be choice. Do your research and make informed choices. Contact your state legislators and express your concerns for the bills that are being voted on in several states, as well as the federal bill (H.R.2232), in order to protect our nation’s rights.