Adverse Reactions

The vaccine is associated with serious adverse reactions including permanent nervous system damage and thrombocytopenia, meningitis, arthritis, central nervous system disorders, peripheral neuropathies, Guillain-Barré syndrome, transverse myelitis, (a paralyzing disease of the spinal cord). Long-term effects are unknown. There have been no long-term safety studies regarding MMR, to date.

MMR Causes Thrombocytopenia

In 1994, the Institute of Medicine concluded that there is compelling scientific evidence that the MMR vaccine can cause thrombocytopenia (a decrease in the number of platelets, the cells involved in blood clotting) that can end in death. The incidence of thrombocytopenia was estimated to be 1 case per 30,000 to 40,000 vaccinated children.

Autism and MMR

(Wakefield, 1998, 2000) In the mid-1990’s, reports of an association between autism and vaccination (specifically suggesting a possible link with MMR vaccine) were published.

Infants Have More Risk

A woman who has matured her immune system by acquiring natural measles, mumps or rubella infection develops lifelong immunity and passes maternal antibodies to her fetus. This often protects her newborn for the first year of life. Young mothers today, who were vaccinated as children and never had measles, mumps or rubella do not have these antibodies to pass on to their babies, so babies born today are vulnerable from the moment of birth – a time which can be more consequential.

Convenient for Whom?

The MMR is a vaccine that combines, arbitrarily, measles, mumps and rubella vaccines a matter of convenience, not safety or effectiveness. One hundred and eighty Swiss physicians formally rejected the MMR vaccine, stating “After careful analysis of the relevant material we, (the 180 unified physicians) reject the state MMR immunization campaign…” (1)

When these vaccines are administered in combination, it is difficult to isolate any one of the three components when adverse reactions and long-term illness is triggered by the injection.

References:

  1. Albonico, H, Klein P, et al. “The immunization campaign against measles, Mumps and rubella – coercion leading to a realm of uncertainty: medical objections to a continued MMR immunization campaign in Switzerland.” JAMA 1992; 9(1)

Convenient for whom?

The MMR is a vaccine that combines, arbitrarily, measles, mumps and rubella vaccines a matter of convenience, not safety or effectiveness. One hundred and eighty Swiss physicians formally rejected the MMR vaccine, stating “After careful analysis of the relevant material we, (the 180 unified physicians) reject the state MMR immunization campaign…” (1)

Combined Vaccines Less Effective

“A combination vaccine developed to reduce the number of vaccines infants receive appears to provide less immunity than the vaccines administered individually, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Vol. 293 No. 14, April 13, 2005. The researchers concluded, “These results highlight the unpredictability of immune responses to individual vaccine antigens after incorporating multiple antigens into combination vaccines…” (2)

Measles, Mumps and Rubella are Benign Diseases

Historically, mild and common childhood disease with rare complications. They require no treatment.

Measles, Mumps and Rubella are Beneficial

It may take some getting used to because we’ve told so often to fear germs and disease, but the idea that diseases are good for you is a scientifically sound one. Albonico, et al documented “the study consistently revealed a lower cancer risk for patients with a history of febrile childhood infectious disease.” (Med Hypothesis 1998 Oct; 51(4): 315-20).

Natural Immunity Superior to Artificial

A woman who has matured her immune system by acquiring natural measles, mumps or rubella infection develops lifelong immunity and passes maternal antibodies to her fetus. This often protects her newborn for the first year of life. Young mothers today, who were vaccinated as children and never had measles, mumps or rubella do not have these antibodies to pass on to their babies, so babies born today are vulnerable from the moment of birth – a time which can be more consequential.

References:

  1.  Albonico, H, Klein P, et al. “The immunization campaign against measles, Mumps and rubella – coercion leading to a realm of uncertainty: medical objections to a continued MMR immunization campaign in Switzerland.” JAMA 1992; 9(1) 2. Combination Vaccine Produces Lower Immune Response Than Vaccines Administered Separately. Science Daily 2005

 

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