Vaccine risk may be a difficult thing to precisely assess, but undeniably each vaccine includes a significant risk worth considering – and investigating. The citations on this page point to an increasingly grave scenario as we witness an escalation of chronic disease. Even vaccine manufacturers admit that vaccines cannot be made safe, by their very nature.
In this section we question vaccine safety in several ways:
Under reporting is a big problem. Many doctors, understandably, are not willing to admit causation, blame or potential liability and have little incentive to report. Although the federal government’s adverse reactions data are already alarming, even the FDA has confesses that serious reactions to vaccines go unreported by doctors nearly 90% of the time. Some experts estimate that under reporting may be far worse than these figures.
Questionable criteria are too often used in evaluating vaccine “safety.” The practice of biased, skewed science have become commonplace in pharmaceutical risk assessment. For example:
a. Death or weight gain/loss in mice is used to determine human risk — even though animal tests have consistently proven to be inappropriate for human safety assessment. More recently, Vioxx and Celebrex were found to be safe in animal tests.
b. Often, one vaccine is evaluated for adverse effects and compared to another vaccine’s adverse effects, not placebo. It’s not good science.
c. The EPA uses Methylmercury to evaluate the mercury in vaccines, even though it’s ethymercury that goes into thimerosol, the preservative in vaccines.
d. Many “safety studies” only report adverse effect within a limited – and too short – time frame. Six, seven or fourteen days after injection (common) is too soon to cut off criteria for causation. Consequences fourteen days to months after vaccination are well acknowledged by the scientific community.
NO Long Term Safety Studies
Much more commonplace in other pharmaceuticals, these evaluations have never been performed with any vaccine before marketing. Nor is anyone much interested in performing risk assessment after market, even though correlations and millions of personal testimonies point to links with diabetes, SIDS, arthritis, autism, asthma and many other chronic illnesses. This may be hard to believe. We invite you to call the vaccine manufacturers and ask them yourself.
Risk Assessment is Elusive by its Very Nature
Chronic autoimmune, neurological disorders and other sequelae of vaccines are difficult to establish by their very nature. Ask yourself this: if you drank something moderately poisonous and ten days later came down with symptoms, could you prove, definitively, a causal link between the two? This could be more difficult than you might think, especially if there were influential counterforces with every incentive in the world to prove that it was coincidental or untrue.
To the extent that vaccines prevent disease or, more accurately, sensitize us or postpone disease — they trade the scattering of relatively benign infectious disease for a true epidemic of chronic autoimmune and neurologic disease. In the past thirty years, rates of asthma and AD have doubled, diabetes and learning disabilities have tripled. Chronic arthritis affects nearly one in five Americans. Autism has increase more than 300%, or more in some states.
In 2004, scientists reported in the Journal of Virology the emergence of a new virus due to the amalgamation of a flavivirus called Modoc with the yellow fever vaccine virus. There are several examples like this in medical literature. The risk of creating an emerging, pathogenic virus during recombination between vaccine viruses and other viruses is very real, and cannot be ignored.
Perhaps the gravest of concerns is how the cumulative effect of proven, neurotoxic and carcinogenic (cancer-causing) substances within vaccines are having on the long-term health of our children, who are vaccinated ten to twelve time before they’re eighteen months old. Formaldehyde, mercury, aluminum, phenol, and other known poisons are present in most vaccines ingredients.
As more and more vaccines are added to the “recommended” and “mandatory” lists, young parents are being told that their children must be injected with thirty-seven doses of eleven different vaccines before the age of five. These parents have to be asking the obvious questions.
Aliea Bidwell is filing suit against the doctor who blackmailed her into the hepatitis B vaccine for her son.
The family has set up a Web site to spread the word about her family’s ordeal. They are accepting donations to offset legal costs.
Aliea Bidwell and Ben Gray were as excited as any other couple when their baby boy was born. Vaccine blackmail was the furthest thought from their minds. But because a pediatrician on call didn’t like their decision to refuse a vaccine, she threatened to kidnap their newborn (through legal channels, of
Responding to a major case of research misconduct, federal prosecutors have taken the rare step of filing charges against a scientist after he admitted falsifying data that led to millions in grants and hopes of a breakthrough in AIDS vaccine research.
Investigators say former Iowa State University laboratory manager Dong-Pyou Han has confessed to spiking samples of rabbit blood with human antibodies to make an experimental HIV vaccine appear to have great promise. After years of work and millions in National Institutes of Health grants, another laboratory uncovered irregularities that suggested the results — once hailed as groundbreaking — were
The pediatrician was persistent.
This was a life-saving vaccine, afterall. Why wouldn’t Theresa Tomoser want to vaccinate her 14-year-old daughter?
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In December 2009, the Tampa-area mother felt like she couldn’t put it off any longer and took her daughter, Danielle, to get the shot.
The shot was the first in a series of what should have been three doses of the quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine, better known as Gardisil.
Merck Pharmaceuticals was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2006 to use Gardisil in females ages 9 to 26.
Merck’s research had shown the vaccine
An Ebola outbreak in Guinea that has killed 78 people has crossed borders into Liberia and Sierra Leona, health officials said.
A total of four people in Liberia and Sierra Leone are thought to have contracted the Ebolavirus while traveling to Guinea, according to the World Health Organization. At least three of them have died.
Senegal has closed its border crossings with Guinea until further notice, The Associated Press reported.
By: Katie Moisse
Parents will have little choice over whether or not to have their children vaccinated in Colorado now, due to a bipartisan measure passed by Colorado’s House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee this past Thursday. Parents who intended to claim the ‘opt out’ available in a current rendition of Colorado’s current law, due to religious or personal beliefs, will find it much more difficult to do so.
Aluminum is an experimentally demonstrated neurotoxin and the most commonly used vaccine adjuvant. Despite almost 90 years of widespread use of aluminum adjuvants, medical science’s understanding about their mechanisms of action is still remarkably poor. There is also a concerning scarcity of data on toxicology and pharmacokinetics of these compounds. In spite of this, the notion that aluminum in vaccines is safe appears to be widely accepted. Experimental research, however, clearly shows that aluminum adjuvants have a potential to induce serious immunological disorders in humans. In particular, aluminum in adjuvant form carries a risk for autoimmunity, long-term brain inflammation
Public health officials say at least 28 cases of mumps are confirmed in an outbreak at The Ohio State University. Eighteen students and a staff member are among those infected.
It’s unclear whether all the patients were unvaccinated, but Ohio state law and the university do not require the MMR vaccine for entry into college, he added.
To date, the illnesses have occurred from Feb. 11 to March 12 of this year. The confirmed cases involve 11 women and 12 men. They range in age from 18 to 48, and include 23 students, one faculty member, a relative of a student
PCR for Detection of cdt-III and the Relative Frequencies of Cytolethal Distending Toxin Variant-Producing Escherichia coli Isolates from Humans and Cattle
A PCR assay that uses primers whose sequences were obtained from the published sequence of the cdt-III gene was developed to determine the frequencies of the cdt-I, cdt-II, and cdt-III genes in Escherichia coli isolates from humans and animals. E. coli isolates producing cytolethal distending toxin (CDT) were infrequently detected. The cdt-I gene was preferentially detected in strains with the cnf1 gene, while the cdt-III gene was found in strains carrying the cnf2 gene. The cdt-III genotype was more prevalent in animal isolates, while the cdt-I and cdt-II genotypes were more evident in human isolates. The presence of further
For over four years now I have been researching how this vaccine works. I have wondered why did they use the ingredients that they did and what repercussions that they could have on the body. The other reason is that I wanted to find out WHY THESE VACCINES CAUSE SO MUCH HARM! I have also discovered that it is not necessarily the HPV VLP recombinant DNA as being the culprit in this cocktail because between the carrier solution and the vaccine there is only approx. 3.0% difference. I am now more prone to believe that
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Adacel vaccine is indicated for active booster immunization for the prevention of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis as a single dose in persons 11 through 64 years of age.
The most common local and systemic adverse reactions to Adacel vaccine include injection site pain, erythema, and swelling; headache, body ache, tiredness, and fever. Other adverse reactions may occur. A severe allergic reaction after a previous dose of Adacel vaccine or any other tetanus toxoid, diphtheria toxoid or pertussis containing vaccine, or to any component, or encephalopathy within 7 days of a previous dose of a pertussis containing vaccine,
“As a baby, Cory Wiltse got a bad vaccination that left him severely disabled. Now 17, he has the cognitive ability of a 3 or 4 year old. There are days when he’s feeling fine and others when he becomes a combative “gorilla,” dad Chris Wiltse said, or all he can say is “Cork sickin’” — signaling to caregivers that a seizure is about to rip through his system… Cory was healthy at birth, but after his first DTP vaccination, the “very next day he’s screaming with a high-pitched fever,” Tani Wiltse said. His first seizure came five days
Acquired autoimmunity after viral vaccination is caused by molecular mimicry and antigen complimentarity in the presence of an immunologic adjuvant and specific HLA patterns
“Acquired autoimmunity syndromes occur after viral vaccinations. Molecular mimicry is involved in these phenomena as is the necessity for the presence of two chemically complimentary antigens and an immunologic adjuvant. The HLA pattern of the host is also an important factor. The example used to explain these phenomena is demyelinating disease that follows hepatitis B vaccination. The somatic antigen of the hepatitis B virus in the vaccine has chemical complimentarity with the Epstein-Barr virus antigen in the vaccine recipient. The Epstein-Barr virus shows molecular mimicry with human myelin. The immunologic adjuvant is either present in the vaccine or muramyl
Prevalence of Anti-Gelatin IgE Antibodies in People With Anaphylaxis After Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine in the United States
“Almost one fourth of patients with reported anaphylaxis after MMR seem to have hypersensitivity to gelatin in the vaccine. They may be at higher risk of developing anaphylaxis to subsequent doses of other gelatin-containing vaccines. These people should seek an allergy evaluation before such immunization.”
“Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported a growing number of parents claiming religious exemptions to avoid vaccinations for their children as they are skeptical of the effectiveness of the shots or are concerned about potential side effects, including autism. According to a recent study, children whose mothers had less than a high school education were 16 percent more likely to have received vaccinations compared with the toddlers whose mothers had graduated college.”
“MORE than 17 girls a week have been experiencing adverse reactions such as seizures and numbness after taking cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil since it became widely distributed in April. But the Department of Health and Ageing, while revealing the number of reactions, is refusing to release the details of them – despite growing controversy overseas, including links to at least seven deaths. ”
Granuloma-forming diseases such as sarcoidosis are associated with extrarenal synthesis of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D [1,25(OH)₂D]. We describe a case of extensive skin lesions associated with mineral oil injections in which we provide evidence for cutaneous granuloma synthesis of 1,25(OH)₂D in the pathogenesis of the patient’s hypercalcemia.
Analysis of expression of the 25(OH)D-1a-hydroxylase (1-a OHase [CYP27b1]) was carried out by immunohistochemical analysis of involved skin.
In involved skin, expression of CYP27b1 was found in the dermis, where it is not normally expressed. Successful management of hypercalcemia was achieved with glucocorticoids.
Hypercalcemia associated with mineral oil induced skin lesions is likely driven by unregulated expression
The vast majority of the over one billion doses of vaccines manufactured worldwide each year are given to healthy babies, children and adults. Thus, it is critical that vaccines be demonstrated to be safe and effective. FDA demands that vaccines undergo a rigorous and extensive development program in the laboratory, as well as in animal studies and human clinical trials, to determine their safety and effectiveness. Highly trained FDA scientists and clinicians carefully review all the information in a marketing application before approval and use by the public. Prior to licensure, as part of FDA’s review, FDA takes all
“The trials of HPV vaccine did not include a large enough number of girls age 11 and 12 for whom the vaccine is recommended. Because of this, the trial results including efficacy and safety may not be applicable to the age group of girls.”
Wasserman B, FoodConsumer.org
“Inspectors also found instances of contaminated children’s vaccines and uninvestigated complaints at Merck’s West Point plant. Samuel Young, a retired FDA deputy director, told the Philadelphia Inquirer, “Vaccine-makers were supposed to investigate vaccine lots if their use was associated with a death or a life-threatening event.” The FDA report noted that Merck had failed to investigate two such cases. In 2005 a patient treated with Merck’s pneumococcal vaccine Pneumovax developed a half-dollar-size abscess and required intravenous antibiotics to contain the infection.”
“Between November of last year and this past January, the FDA “cited 49 areas of concern, including a failure to follow good manufacturing practices” at Merck & Co. Inc’s vaccine plant in Pennsylvania.”
“A new FDA report, obtained and brought to the attention of the public by Karl Stark of the Philadelphia Inquirer and available to anyone via the federal Freedom of Information Action Act (FOIA), reveals that a Merck vaccine plant located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania was cited for 49 items, including failure to follow good manufacturing practices and some contaminated vaccines for children.”