Vaccination: Dissenting Doctors Have Their Say


Sometimes you take quite a bit of flak trying to explain your vaccine “skepticism.” Why you’ve become “vaccine hesitant.”

Perhaps this posting will help a few people understand that in fact, skepticism about vaccines/vaccination is a phenomenon that’s growing like the proverbial weed – & won’t be going away any time soon! Also, that it’s not just “nutbar” parents with nothing better to do than question vaccines – but in fact, the “hesitation” is scientifically well-founded, and becoming increasingly shared among doctors with inquiring minds.

What follows is a series of quotations from MDs (in the U.S.) who are now major vaccine skeptics. All of whom, I believe, are formerly vaccinating doctors. An important point!

Okay! Let’s launch right into it.

Dr. Robert Mendelsohn:

“There is no convincing scientific evidence that mass inoculation can be credited with eliminating any childhood disease. It’s true that some diseases have diminished or disappeared in the US since inoculations were introduced, but one must ask why they did so simultaneously in Europe, where mass immunization did not take place.

There are significant risks associated with every immunization. Yet doctors administer them routinely without warning parents or determining whether they’re contraindicated for that particular child. No one knows the long-term consequence of injecting foreign proteins into the body of your child, and no one is making any structured effort to find out.

There is growing suspicion that immunization against relatively harmless childhood diseases may be responsible for the dramatic increase in autoimmune diseases, cancer, leukemia, rheumatoid arthritis, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, lupus, and Guillain-Barre syndrome. Have we traded mumps and measles for cancer and leukemia?”

From Dr. R. Mendelsohn’s book How to Raise a Healthy Child … in Spite of Your Doctor, 1984. (Reviewed here.)

** My source: Vaccines – A Reappraisal, by Richard Moskowitz, MD, pg. 47.

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“We are trading the benefit of a life-long immunity from normal childhood illnesses, for a life-long suffering of chronic diseases.” – Dr. Robert Mendelsohn, pediatrician who said this in the mid-1970s, is quoted in ‘Silent Epidemic; The Untold Story of Vaccines’ <1 hour 35 minutes in>

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, DO:

 “I decided to go to the CDC, and discovered that most of what I’d accepted as the truth about vaccines really wasn’t true at all: that vaccines weren’t responsible for the eradication of polio and smallpox, and haven’t been proven safe; that vaccines deemed “effective” may still not protect against the disease; that research studies use a second vaccine as placebo, not an inert substance; and that vaccines are not harmless, that many thousands have been injured and many hundreds have died as a result of them.” – Sherri Tenpenny, Saying No to Vaccines, 2008, “A Note to Readers.”

** My source: Vaccines – A Reappraisal, Richard Moskowitz, MD, pg. 47.

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Dr. Suzanne Humphries:

 “The most memorable event was in the winter of 2009, when the H1N1 flu vaccine was given. Three patients in close succession were wheeled into the ER with total kidney shutdown. When I talked to them, each one volunteered, “I was fine until I had that vaccine.” All three had shown normal kidney function in their outpatient records, and all three required dialysis. Two recovered, and one died of complications several months later.

I began taking vaccine histories on all my patients, and was often startled by what I heard. Several had been admitted with normal kidneys but had their health decline within 24 hours of the vaccine, and even these well-defined and documented cases were denied as vaccine-induced by my colleagues, except for the rare doctor or nurse who would agree with me in private, when nobody was listening. I resolved to find out everything I could about safety trials for vaccines. What I learned led me to leave my practice and become a full-time researcher on vaccination and the immune system.” – from Dissolving Illusions – Disease, Vaccines, and the Forgotten History, Suzanne Humphries, MD & Roman Bystrianyk (Introduction, pp. xii-xiv).

** My source: Vaccines – A Reappraisal, Richard Moskowitz, MD, pg. 48.


I was once an idiot. I once thought that people who didn’t vaccinate were taking advantage of all the people that were. I thought that they were being privileged opportunists, and I was a vaccinating doctor, because I was taught nothing about vaccines, because I had never met an unvaccinated child. But once I met unvaccinated children, and started seeing problems first-hand with vaccinations in my own patients – and started doing my own research – I flipped around 180 degrees. And I’ve known other doctors that were able to do that as well, and some of them, because parents like you have presented the facts to them – quietly, calmly and rationally. That’s key.” – Dr. Suzanne Humphries in her Nov. 2015 lecture Trojan Horses & Cluster Bombs

 Dr. Humphries on How The Immune System works (11 minutes)

Dr. Humphries discusses vaccine safety, efficacy, history; how the immune system works, the importance of breastfeeding, aluminum in vaccines - much important material is covered in record time!

Dr. Jayne L.M. Donegan:

“I used to tell them that there were, indeed, adverse reactions, associated with the vaccine – I was not one of those doctors who would gloss over such unpleasant details – but that we doctors were told that the adverse reactions that might occur after the pertussis vaccine were at least ten times less likely than the chance of getting complications from having the disease, and that, essentially, the point of giving their child the vaccine was to prevent them from getting the disease. 

Indeed, I used to think that parents who didn’t want to vaccinate their children were either ignorant, or sociopathic. I believe that view is not uncommon among doctors today. Why did I have this attitude? Well, throughout my medical training I was taught that the people who used to die in their thousands or hundreds of thousands from diseases like diphtheria, whooping cough and measles – diseases for which there are vaccines – stopped dying because of the introduction of vaccines.” From this 2015 article.


Health is the only immunity. We don’t need protecting from “out there.” – Dr. Jayne L.M. Donegan in her foreword to the Dr. Suzanne Humphries & Roman Bystrianyk book Dissolving Illusions – Disease, Vaccines, and the Forgotten History

 Dr. Toni Bark (pediatrician):

“Children seen in the vaccine clinic would come to our ER with seizures, respiratory arrest, and asthma attacks. I began to realize that not all children respond well to vaccines, and that some die. Later I began to see the fraud and corruption in the Advisory Committees and in how vaccines are marketed.

I had no idea that those killed and injured had no recourse against either manufacturer or physician. Manufacturers enjoy full immunity from lawsuits, and the Vaccine Court is almost a secret, yet has paid out $3 billion since 1986. [Now over $4 B.] The VAERS system is also poorly advertised and the government admits it receives only about 10% of the adverse events that occur.

We mandate more vaccines than any other country, and have a higher infant mortality rate than some third world countries. Most kids do OK, but some don’t. Genetics and timing are also important; no drug or dosage is right for everyone. Federal cases against drug companies show that safety data are hidden, manipulated, and even fabricated. Most safety studies use fake placebos, like aluminum adjuvant for HPV, or a Meningitis Vaccine for Pneumo. All independent meta-analyses say that real safety studies are needed. There are 200+ new vaccines in the pipeline, and all of them will be approved, recommended, and mandated. Isn’t enough enough?

After Nazi Germany, the Nuremberg Code forbade forced medical procedures, and the Helsinki Code is equally explicit that all patients have the right to informed consent before submitting to them. There’s no informed consent for vaccine mandates.” – from Toni Bark Letter to Oregon State Senator Ferrioli, posted in Health Impact News Oct. 22, 2015,

** My source: Vaccines – A Reappraisal, Richard Moskowitz, MD, pg. 49.

Dr. Larry Palevsky, pediatrician:

“I was taught that vaccines were completely safe and effective, and for years I used them. But my experience and what parents and doctors were telling me, was that vaccines aren’t completely safe or effective. We were taught that polio, smallpox, and most infectious diseases went away because of vaccines. But the literature shows that diphtheria, tetanus, polio, pertussis, measles, influenza, TB, and scarlet fever were already waning before antibiotics and vaccines, because of clean water, better living conditions, sanitation, and nutrition. Other studies show that antibodies aren’t how the body is protected, and that some vaccines contain foreign DNA that accumulates in the body and brain, and impairs the immune system. What we have now is a one-sided way of thinking that doesn’t allow debate.

It’s heartbreaking to see kids who were speaking, doing well, and developmentally normal, who lost their voice, made no eye contact, developed seizures, asthma, and allergies, and had nowhere to go because the doctor said it was a coincidence. The studies that deny any correlation between vaccination and autism don’t meet scientific standards.” – Palevsky, L., Jan. 2, 2012.

** My source: Vaccines – A Reappraisal, Richard Moskowitz, MD, pg. 49.

 Dr. Moskowitz goes on to say:

“I could go on and on; … The roster of family doctors, pediatricians, and other doctors speaking out against mandatory vaccinations and questioning the official dogma surrounding them grows larger by the day. No matter where and in what matter they practice, or what their specialty, their arguments and objections are all remarkably similar, invoking and elaborating on the very same themes that Dr. Mendelsohn, presciently identified a generation ago. Rather than opposing all vaccines across the board, they favor a pro-choice position, as I do: they want safer vaccines, expose cover-ups, demand full disclosure by the industry and the CDC, insist on informed consent, and oppose making vaccination mandatory.

And hiding behind them stand many more who feel the same way but are afraid to say so openly. In one study that interviewed general pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists, 10% of the former and 21% of the latter admitted that they would not follow the CDC mandates in vaccinating their own children in the future; many planned to postpone the MMR at least until after 18 months of age, and to reject the rotavirus, meningococcus, and hepatitis A vaccines altogether.” (The stats are from Martin, M. and Badalyan, V. in “Vaccination Practices Among Physicians and Their Children,” Open Journal of Pediatrics 2:228, 2012.)

Source: Vaccines – A Reappraisal, Richard Moskowitz, MD, pg. 50.


Dr. Bob Sears

A healthy immune system is the key to preventing infectious diseases. We are all exposed to millions of germs every day, and vaccines only cover a tiny fraction of one percent of these germs. So we must rely on our own immune system to fight off most potential infections.” – Dr. Bob Sears, quoted in How to End the Autism Epidemic, by J.B. Handley (pg. 60)

 Dr. Rachel Ross

“With what I now know, I cannot support mandatory vaccines for children.  Some kids respond well to vaccines, but others do not. How can we be sure who will and who will not?  Should we really sacrifice one for many? Parents have to have the right to choose! Parents have to make their own informed decisions. Parents deserve access to this information which has been buried so deep that even I, a practicing physician, hadn’t been aware of.” – Dr. Rachel Ross, MD & PhD

“People keep asking me if I’m scared to speak about this.  My realest fear is that we will continue to assume that these moms are making this stuff up.” – Dr. Rachel Ross, MD & PhD


They don’t teach us about the ingredients, they don’t teach us about the studies behind it…what they teach us is that they’ve always been given.” – Dr. Rachel Ross here

*** Read the entire statement from Dr. Rachel on her site, Vaccines, Vaccine Injury, & My Perspective as a Doctor & Mom by Rachael Ross MD, PhD

Dr. Russell Blaylock, retired neurosurgeon

“There is evidence that the great number of vaccines given to our children and adults, is causing injury to their nervous systems and that it reduces the ability of people to think, learn, behave, and function as normal adults.” – Dr. Russell Blaylock, MD, Neurosurgeon (a great interview with him here)

** Note: there are additional MD materials in the postings Flu Shot Season: Revisited! & Vaccines: Miscellany, A - Z

Lots More Doctors Weigh In

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Dr. Bob Sears Debunks Measles Hysteria 15 minutes. Please listen to this carefully. It covers media manipulation with fear, lies about measles being “on the rise,” death rates from measles (i.e., deliberate manipulation of statistics), unintended consequences of mass vaccination, etc..

Those Measles Outbreaks: Thoughts out of Season. Richard Moskowitz, M.D.

Measles Transmitted By The Vaccinated, Gov. Researchers Confirm <Oct. 2018>

** many additional resources on measles here

Also Relevant to Mention

Combining Childhood Vaccines at One Visit Is Not Safe Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Summer 2016 (this article also deals with the silence of the media)

“Perhaps 98% of all adverse reactions to vaccines are not included in the VAERS database, and up to 25 million U.S. citizens could have been adversely affected by vaccines in the past 25 years.” 'Combining Childhood Vaccines at One Visit is Not Safe' (Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Summer 2016)

FDA medical adviser: 'Congress is owned by pharma' <March 13/19>

Harvard Doctor Admits He’s Terrified Of Big Pharma…Consequences For Speaking Out Over Vaccines

An Immunologist weighs in:

“I never imagined myself in this position, least so in the very beginning of my Ph.D. research training in immunology. In fact, at that time, I was very enthusiastic about the concept of vaccination, just like any typical immunologist. However, after years of doing research in immunology, observing scientific activities of my superiors, and analyzing vaccine issues, I realized that vaccination is one of the most deceptive inventions that science could ever convince the world to accept.” – Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych, Ph.D., author of Vaccine Illusion

Medical error—the third leading cause of death in the US

Statement on Federal Vaccine Mandates from the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons

The impact of vaccines on mortality decline since 1900, according to published science

VAERS: the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System: more than a bit of a dog’s breakfast, I’d say. But read this for yourself & draw your own conclusions…

  • Electronic Support for Public Health–Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (ESP:VAERS) - 2010? report: Adverse events from drugs and vaccines are common, but underreported. Although 25% of ambulatory patients experience an adverse drug event, less than 0.3% of all adverse drug events and 1-13% of serious events are reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Likewise, fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events are reported. Low reporting rates preclude or slow the identification of “problem” drugs and vaccines that endanger public health. New surveillance methods for drug and vaccine adverse effects are needed. Barriers to reporting include a lack of clinician awareness, uncertainty about when and what to report, as well as the burdens of reporting: reporting is not part of clinicians’ usual workflow, takes time, and is duplicative. Proactive, spontaneous, automated adverse event reporting imbedded within EHRs and other information systems has the potential to speed the identification of problems with new drugs and more careful quantification of the risks of older drugs. Unfortunately, there was never an opportunity to perform system performance assessments because the necessary CDC contacts were no longer available and the CDC consultants responsible for receiving data were no longer responsive to our multiple requests to proceed with testing and the CDC consultants responsible for receiving data were no longer responsive to our multiple requests to proceed with testing and evaluation. [Highlighting mine]

  • VAERS Table of Reportable Events

  • The U.S. NVICP - National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

  • Why Did the CDC Silence the Million Dollar Harvard Project Charged With Upgrading Our Vaccine Safety Surveillance System?

  • Vaccine Guru Dr. Stanley Plotkin answers questions about this

Why Do Scientists and Physicians Lose Objectivity When It Comes to Vaccines? <Aug. 5/18>

A Very Few Quotations That Seem Relevant

  • Whatever happened to “First do no harm?”

  • “Only the small secrets need to be protected. The big ones are kept secret by public incredulity.” – Marshall McLuhan (He also said: “There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.” and… “It is impossible for man to look straight at the present, because he is too terrified by it. We stand on the stern of the ship looking at the wake and saying, ‘We’re in very troubled waters.’”)

  • “Vaccines are held to a lower safety testing standard than pharmaceutical drugs… The safety science behind vaccines is totally shady.” – Brandy Vaughan, former sales rep for Merck (from 'The Vaccine Panel: The Insider’s Report') ** check out Learn the Risk for plenty more from BV.

  • “From the right to know and the duty to inquire flows the obligation to act.” 
– Dr. Sandra Steingraber

  • Big Pharma-Backed Democrats Join GOP to Block Bernie Sanders’ Effort to End Drug Price Gouging By Lauren McCauley / Common Dreams Posted on Jan. 12/17.

    The “power and wealth of the pharmaceutical industry and their 1,300 lobbyists and unlimited sums of money have bought the United States Congress,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) declared in a speech on the Senate floor while introducing the amendment, co-sponsored by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), which would have been attached to the chamber’s budget resolution. It came amid a flurry of legislative activity during Wednesday evening’s “vote-a-rama.”

  • “Half of what you'll learn in medical school will be shown to be either dead wrong or out of date within five years of your graduation; the trouble is that nobody can tell you which half—so the most important thing to learn is how to learn on your own.” – Advice from Dave Sackett, the father of evidence based medicine, in this BMJ item ‘Thoughts for new medical students at a new medical school’ which came to me via this item on the Children’s Health Defense site.

  • “We located abundance of consistent evidence demonstrating that the industry has created means to intervene in all steps of the processes that determine healthcare research, strategy, expenditure, practice and education. As a result of these interferences, the benefits of drugs and other products are often exaggerated and their potential harms are downplayed, and clinical guidelines, medical practice, and healthcare expenditure decisions are biased.” - from this 2013 study ‘Undue industry influences that distort healthcare research, strategy, expenditure and practice: a review’

  • Former Pfizer VP: “Universities, health organizations, and everybody is out there begging for money. Nobody has any money. The only ones who do are the big international corporations, and they have lots of money. They give grants for research, pay doctors and researchers thousands of dollars to travel around, speak at conferences and establish educational programs, all in order to make profits for their products. [The safety trials] are supposedly third-party and independent, but the money won’t keep coming unless you support their drug, unless they say what you want them to say. Everybody knows that this is how things work. The drug companies know it, and you know it; only the public doesn’t know it.” Source: Interview with Dr. Peter Rost, in Gardasil documentary, ‘One More Girl,’ posted by Arjun Walia, July 7, 2015. (My source: the book Vaccines – A Reappraisal, Richard Moskowitz, MD, pg. 33)

  • “The pharmaceutical industry is so powerful,” RFK Jr explained. “They give $5.4 billion a year to the media. They’ve gotten rid of the lawyers, so there is no legal interest in those cases. They have really been able to control the debate and silence people like me.” Here.

  • From a card that benefits the Lifespring Foundation (cards available in Minneapolis, MN, phone: (612) 729-2001): “A small boy lived by the ocean. He loved the creatures of the sea, especially the starfish, and spent much of his time exploring the seashore. One day he learned there would be a minus tide that would leave the starfish stranded on the sand. The day of the tide he went down to the beach and began picking up stranded starfish and tossing them back into the sea. An elderly man who lived next door came down to the beach to see what he was doing. “I’m saving the starfish,” the boy proudly declared. When the neighbour saw all of the stranded starfish, he shook his head and said, “I’m sorry to disappoint you young man, but if you look down the beach one way, there are stranded starfish as far as the eye can see. And if you look down the beach the other way, it’s the same. One little boy like you isn’t going to make much of a difference.” The boy thought about this for a moment. Then he reached his small hand down to the sand, picked up a starfish, tossed it out into the ocean and said, “I sure made a difference for that one.”

  • “I was stunned. I was, and I knew it, an ordinary person who long after he was grown up retained the childhood assumption that the people who largely control our lives are somehow better informed than, and have judgment superior to, the rest of us; that they are more intelligent. Not until Vietnam did I finally realize that some of the most important decisions of all time can be made by men knowing really no more than, and who are not more intelligent than, most of the rest of us. That it was even possible that my own opinions and judgment could be as good as and maybe better than a politician’s who made a decision of profound consequence. Some of that childhood awe and acceptance of authority remained, and while I was sitting … it seemed presumptuous that ordinary Simon Morley should question the judgment of this board. And of the men in Washington who agreed with it. Yet I knew I had to. And was going to.” (from the amazing novel Time and Again by Jack Finney - published in 1970)

  • Many more quotations about vaccines, here

  • & plenty about science, here, with other shockers about the state of science today. Science under siege! Check them out.

A Tiny Smattering of Resources

** There are simply tons more great information sources out there! Still, each of these is a great starting place.

** This site has many vaccine-related postings - all listed on the right-hand side of the main page, down below the quotations. The 2 previous postings, Is Vaccination a Religion? & 30 Things you may not know about vaccines both have plenty of information, and link to many other great information sources.

“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed. Everything else is public relations.” –  George Orwell, quoted in Truthdig pop-up   “The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.” –  George Orwell   “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”  –   George Orwell   “You measure democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents.”  – Abbie Hoffman

“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed. Everything else is public relations.” – George Orwell, quoted in Truthdig pop-up

“The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.” – George Orwell

“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” George Orwell

“You measure democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents.” – Abbie Hoffman

Is Vaccination a Religion?

Is vaccination a religion?

It really kind of does seem that way to me.


It’s something people accept on faith.

Something they don’t question.

Something they actually REFUSE to question

… & become quite defensive about, when questioned.


Something that seems to have more to do with blind faith

and assumptions about truth

Than a thing you feel you can question deeply, dig into, investigate thoroughly…

Be really skeptical (or hey! Even just curious!) about.


There is also (in the case of vaccination) the demonizing of those who do not share the faith.

Anger with those who question it, & who really insist on investigating things…

Who really do dig into it in a big way.

Shaming & vilifying those who wish to dig, even.

Full disclosure: I personally am not a fan of organized religion, though I was raised in a (nominally) Christian household. I can even recall having one year been awarded a perfect attendance pin for being a faithful Sunday School attender! Religion & I parted ways quite a long time back now. I’m just pointing this out because I want to be upfront here about my views.

As regards vaccination… & my charge that it is virtually a religion,

I want to point out that most of us in fact know very little about vaccines, & how they actually work.

We’ve been told all our lives they DO work, & the minute someone questions them…

We respond very quickly

“But vaccines eradicated smallpox.

Vaccines eradicated polio!”

Statements which are not, as it turns out, actually even vaguely true or accurate.

** Much information on polio & smallpox can be found in this Miscellany posting. Just scroll down to P &/or S within that posting to find many relevant resources.

But we trot them out mighty quick, don’t we?

All of us!

We’ve all heard these lines, time & time again.


Sort of almost as though, maybe, they are actually just


or sound bites.

Ones we’ve heard so many times, all our lives,

We feel quite certain they must be true.


So, we’ve all long since come to accept a certain worldview about human health & illness

that we now believe in implicitly.

(i.e., that we are born inherently unhealthy, & must have cocktails of substances injected into our bodies, to “beef up” our immune systems, in order to make us well & safe & protected.)

Though we don’t actually understand the hows & whys of it at all well, or deeply.

But poke us the slightest little bit, & out of our mouths will fly those mantras, lickety-split … hmmmm?

What I want, now (3 years+ in on my own very deep dive into the vaccination issue) to say to folks who are automatic, knee-jerk supporters of the vaccine paradigm, is this:

Please tell me about your research!

Tell me about the digging you’ve done into the claims that vaccines are “safe and effective.”

Tell me what you’ve researched as to:

  • Vaccine contents

  • Vaccine safety (i.e., vaccine injury, risks, possible side effects)

  • Contamination of vaccines with metals & other debris

  • Vaccine science, safety studies, use of placebos (or the lack thereof)

  • Claims about herd immunity

  • How measles actually spread

  • The $4 Billion+ that’s been paid out for vaccine injuries in the U.S. since the

  • 1986 release of pharmaceutical companies from liability for vaccine injury

  • CDC’s whistle-blower Dr. William Thompson & the research that was deliberately falsified after it had clearly shown a connection between the MMR vaccine & autism (papers being literally burned in a garbage can)

  • The dramatic rise in # of vaccines being given following the 1986 release from liability

  • Safety testing of this incredible increase (or the lack thereof), & of the practice of giving many different vaccines at one “well baby” visit (or more accurately the lack of this proof altogether)

  • The use of thimerosal & aluminum in vaccines, & also formaldehyde, Polysorbate 80 & various other things. Check out a CDC document here to see for yourself what vaccines contain. Some vaccines contain fetal DNA from aborted fetuses, which CDC describes as ‘MRC-5 human diploid cells’,  ‘MRC-5 diploid fibroblasts’, ‘WI-38 human diploid lung fibroblasts, MRC-5 cells’. A graph in this location spells out which vaccines contain aborted fetal cells.

  • Smallpox & the story of its “eradication” (fabulous 1-hour chat about this here; much quicker take can be seen here)

  • How the polio vaccine has caused havoc and death in Africa (a very shocking tale indeed)  

  • How it is mutant strains of the polio vaccine now causing most cases of polio

  • DPT vaccine deaths (in North America, in Africa)

  • SIDS deaths

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  • How much money vaccine manufacturers earn from manufacturing vaccines

  • How deadly & “dangerous” measles (& mumps, & chickenpox) actually are (or, well, aren’t)

  • How much shocking information is contained in vaccine “inserts” & “monographs” & the fact that medical professionals do not provide this information to patients/parents (to obtain it from them, you are obliged to insist &/or virtually beg, & you may be refused, and if you question vaccination, you may even be kicked out of the doctor’s practice!)

  • Availability of scientific research on the connection between vaccines & autism, but not just autism – many other increasing conditions such as allergies, asthma, learning disabilities, ADHD, childhood cancer, arthritis (& other auto-immune conditions) etc. Our kids are NOT alright.

    &, well…

Many other things, too (refer to my previous post)

… but this will do as a start.

Tell me about your research!

I’d be happy to tell you about mine.

To show you

  • The books I’ve bought & read.

  • The articles I’ve read (there are tons of scientific papers out there!)

  • The documentaries I’ve watched

  • The parents of vaccine-injured children I’ve met… some of whom have autistic children, some who have kids with allergies, learning disabilities, children who suffered seizures & other extreme reactions (& a variety of other conditions)

  • Some whose children actually died as a result of vaccination.


I know all too well that vaccination is a topic that gives rise to a range of emotions.

People become angry



Sometimes the feelings are so overpowering, the conversation shuts right down.

I’ve witnessed all of the above.


& now that I’ve gone so far down the rabbit hole on this issue

(& keep finding it just keeps getting deeper & deeper, as I keep learning more, & more, & more)

I’ve also felt (& feel) guilt & shame about my own complacency about it, for so many decades.

My own ignorance, lack of questioning, & thoughtless swallowing of the official, sanctioned “Kool-Aid”

That was/has been offered to me (& all of us) by medical “professionals”

when my own children were young … & ever since.


This is one big, messy, complicated, fraught topic!


But to treat it as virtually a religion… a phenomenon it seems we are not supposed to even question.

To continue swallowing those pre-digested sound bites we’ve been fed, that masquerade as truth

And fail to be willing to poke at it, prod it

Insist on it yielding up its (many nasty) secrets…


That is just not acceptable to me.

There’s far too much at stake!


I came across an item a while back called

Vaccination: The most important decision parents will ever make

& now?

I could not agree more!

It IS the most important decision parents will ever make!


Many-many-many of us

Tens of thousands?



Have walked into this earth & life-shattering decision

With our eyes wide shut.

And this will just not do!


How Did It Come to This?

This situation we’re in?

(Well, really, ALL the situations we’re in, as human beings, now

Here on Planet Earth at such an insanely precarious,

Utterly unprecedented time in human history.)



None of it happened overnight!

It has a historyall of it has a history.

But most of that is fodder for another essay, & another day.

I do recommend that everyone watch the first episode, at the very least, of the series ‘The Truth about Cancer’ for a helpful bit of history on how our modern “health care” system evolved into what it is today, pretty much a delivery system for pharmaceutical drugs. It isn’t nice, & it isn’t pretty; it is quite disturbing, in fact even deeply shocking actually. (Yes, there are some BIG shockers involved.) But since our very health & lives depend on understanding what’s really going on, I do highly recommend spending this hour or two.


Remember those sound bites, those mantras

We’ve repeated all our lives?

  • “Vaccines eradicated smallpox.”

  • “Vaccines eradicated polio?”


We’ve been fed these lines like pills … for a reason.

There’s an agenda involved here.  

Surely we all know how susceptible we all are to advertising…

To PR stunts & gimmicks?

From industries & agencies with very deep pockets indeed

& their own (always purely profit-driven) motives?


Have we forgotten we must always remember to #Follow.The.Money??


We buy this, we drink that, we smoke that

We aspire to this, aspire to that…


We’re very simple creatures, or so it seems to me, in many ways.

We want to belong; we want to fit in.

& we want more, always more.

We need to feed that beast inside – that insecure bottomless pit of a creature inside (almost all of) us

That is never satisfied, never content.

We never have quite enough

We never ARE quite enough.


It seems too that our species is wired for compliance

For going along with the crowd.

We are bid-able, we are obedient, we are compliant.

And we are tremendously overly trusting, or so I have long since come to believe.

Rogue Primate author John A. Livingston says we have a “compulsion to comply.” We humans exhibit a “high degree of domesticated followership.”

He sure seems to have got that right!



There is so much more I could say here.

(I’ve been studying, writing about, & being an activist now, for 30+ years. Always digging, reading, philosophizing, analyzing, trying to understand what really makes the human animal tick.)

But … there are other things to do!

Just before I skedaddle, though…


A quick word about fear-mongering

Media (whose ads & even their “news” content is very much dictated by the desires & demands of advertisers; i.e., “He who pays the piper, calls the tune”) warn us daily, now, to be afraid.

They have trained us recently to be terrified of measles!

Fear-mongering, please note, is a time-honoured tactic of the powerful…

to keep the majority “in line”

to keep us bid-able

Keep us quiet, keep us busy.

Keep us on the treadmill!

Running running running to make our lives better

… or just to pay the bills, feed our families…

Get from one end of the day to the other.

Measles – a mild childhood illness many of us still alive today contracted & recovered from as children with no ill effects whatsoever! (along with all our siblings & our friends!) – has been transformed by the media into the modern-day equivalent of the bubonic plague. Suddenly, we’re absolutely terrified of it!

These “authorities” & “experts” do not tell us more people, by far, will be hurt, maimed or killed by the vaccine …  than by the “disease”!

(A disease, btw, that is not actually a disease at all!)

& this is all part of a bigger playbook aimed at injecting more vaccines

Into more people

Coming soon to adults & everyone!

& not by choice – our choice on this is very much under attack.

You’ve heard of the scene in California? (SB 277? SB 276? No?) Well, more recently then, New York state (Rockland County) & NYC, using the law as a sledgehammer, forcing vaccinations on those of all ages?


This is all heading our way, unless more of us wake up & smell the coffee

Stand up on our hind legs (as it were)

& soon!


Am I a conspiracy theorist?

You bet.

I think there IS a conspiracy.


But I needn’t go any deeper down any rabbit holes than to say this:

I want you to do one simple thing.


Do not accept & mindlessly swallow the vaccination religion!

Question it.

Do some research of your own.

Even if the only teeny-tiny thing you’re willing to do

Is read a vaccine “insert” or monograph.

Find the MMR monograph right here.

Read it All The Way Through!

(there are plenty more of them here. Go to town!)

((& our MDs do not read these to us! Or give us copies of the “inserts” that come with vaccines! Shocking!!))


You’ll find lots of info backing up all of my contentions here, in these postings:

There are simply TONS of

  • Web sites

  • Books

  • Articles

  • Scientific papers

  • & documentaries

… available to help you with your digging.

You would not even believe the amount of good information that’s out there!

(Though the powers-that-be are making it harder & harder to find that information on the Internet! Have you been paying attention??)


Swallowing the Kool-Aid is dangerous. It’s very bad for your health. Very dangerous indeed!

& hey.

I’m not counselling anyone to abandon any other religion they’ve sworn allegiance to. Stay with it, by all means, if your heart & head insist.

I just hope that, whatever your religion is “good for,”

It does not counsel wilful ignorance, blind faith/belief in dogmas that are actually bad for your health, & for the health of your innocent children, &/or violence or intolerance toward others in any form whatsoever.


& hey too!

If you do a pile of research into vaccines

& you decide vaccination is a great & glorious thing

You go for it!


Just, please, don’t force those of us who’ve studied deeply & lost our former blind faith

(for yes, almost all of us started out that way – we too swallowed those mantras, hmmmm?)

to have injected into our bodies (or our children’s bodies)

Substances that we believe in no way belong inside anyone’s body

… & especially not inside the bodies of our tiny, perfect, innocent children

born these days pre-polluted … yes, of course, we know this;

All the more reason, surely? To leave them the heck alone once they’re born?

But with the wherewithal to be healthy, functioning human beings…

Thanks to Mother Nature or God or the Universe; take your pick.

So yes, it really all comes down to choice.


Will you discover there are scientists (even many scientists) who still claim vaccines are safe?

You bet!

You can read some dynamite quotations about the state of science today here.

Reading a few of those will help you realize that you must not place science, or scientists (or frankly, anyone at all!), on a pedestal.


It’s very important to realize this:

Scientists are just human beings, like everybody else.

They are fallible. They have biases … blind spots, weaknesses, neuroses. Just like all of us!

They have not necessarily taken the time to study deeply every single topic on which they apparently feel inclined to pronounce. (Some people – not all of them scientists!! – will pronounce on pretty much ANY topic, won’t they?? Even if they know less than nothing about it. A few musings on that phenomenon, & on science-denying scientists, in an earlier posting here.)

Listen. I know very well that none of us enjoys being fooled. Manipulated. Feeling as though we’ve have been successfully “snowed.” Played. Conned. Made fools of. I get that. I’ve been fooled & conned plenty in this life, believe me. Yes, it’s painful to realize, & to have to admit to. Nobody likes feeling stupid! It’s hard on our fragile egos, isn’t it? But it does happen to all of us.

The truth is what’s important; is it not?

Carl Sagan wisely said:

“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.” – Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark  

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& John F. Kennedy, this:

“For the great enemy of truth is very often not the lie – deliberate, contrived, and dishonest – but the myth – persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the clichés of our forbears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.” – John F. Kennedy


It's late in the game, I think. I write about that, in other contexts.

But … we are still here, now.

We need to keep our bodies (& minds!) as safe & clear as possible.

Protect our precious children, for heaven’s sake!!!


Let’s stop swallowing the sound bites.

& turn our intelligence, instead, from fear to curiosity, a nice phrase I picked up from Dr. Kelly Brogan here.


“Truth is the only safe ground to stand on.” (Elizabeth Cady Stanton)



A Word About Dr. Stanley Plotkin

A few words about North America (& the world’s!) top-top-top “messiah,” or guru, on vaccines. A man to whom the entire world vaccination establishment bows down in obeisance. & has done, for decades.


Stanley Plotkin got a nasty shock a year or so ago, when he was asked a great many very inconvenient questions about his life’s work on vaccines, in a court case he’d volunteered to take part in. Under oath, he told the truth. Many, many truths. You can find the written transcript here.

  • About his work for all the major vaccine manufacturers (these, for the record, are the titans of the pharmaceutical industry: Merck, GSK, Sanofi, Pfizer).

  • Making millions of dollars from them. From his vaccine patents (rubella, rotavirus, rabies to name a few) & his consulting work for the big pharmaceutical companies (pg. 57)

  • His involvement in the CDC’s ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices) – which makes decisions that affect the lives of billions of people, all over the world!

  • The work involving aborted fetal cell lines (read it from pages 322-45), or see him slip & slide on the issue, here

  • He also experimented on orphans, and mentally handicapped individuals, & people in Africa (pg. 346-7)

  • Read his musings on vaccine safety in which he acknowledges his work for ACIP, assessing vaccine safety, admitting he worked for all the Big Pharma heavy hitters even as he made recommendations about their (huge) profit-making products’ safety to his acolytes at ACIP

  • & though he’s made millions of dollars from all this work (he can’t remember quite how many millions, as his wife does all his accounting for him; he himself does not keep track of these details), but …(pg. 38-9 & also p. 42)

  • Wait for it! He certainly didn’t do any of it for the money! (pg. 60)

Dr. Plotkin is quite an individual. You will get quite an education from him. Oh my.

And if you have ever had any question or doubts about the “foxes minding the henhouse(I have much experience with this phenomenon, having been a nuke-watcher for 13 years now), I think it may be time for you to lay them aside now.

Del Bigtree has had several Plotkin deposition excerpts in recent episodes of ‘Highwire.’ (Do a search for these on Highwire, Bigtree, Plotkin, YouTube.) Or, start here!

p.s. there are many great quotations about vaccines here. Many new ones from MD’s in the next posting! Vaccination: Dissenting Doctors Have Their Say.

p.p.s. many great (& highly relevant) quotations about science, here.

30 Things You May Not Know About Vaccines

… that, for the record, I myself did not know, 3 1/2 years ago.

I’ve written a couple similar postings before, a couple years back. This one simply reflects that I’ve learned quite a good deal more about vaccines since those early posts, & since my learning curve began (3 years ago now, more or less by fluke). Almost all of it shockingly surprising (surprisingly shocking?) and, I’m pretty sure, not widely known to the vast majority of humans. (Also for the record, I keep learning new things … almost daily! I will never be able to write a posting long enough to encompass them all.)

Okay, off we go:

1. 1986, the U.S. Congress acted to release vaccine manufacturers from liability for vaccine injury claims. This release from liability led to a steep rise in the # of vaccines being given to babies/children (i.e., on the CDC’s ever-growing vaccine “schedule”), & a corresponding rise in autism rates. (I know, that’s really 3 or 4 things.) Here are two graphics that tell part of the tale.

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Go    here    to see what the rise in vaccines has looked like here in Ontario.

Go here to see what the rise in vaccines has looked like here in Ontario.

2. Why did they do this? Vaccine manufacturers were faced with many lawsuits over vaccine injuries caused by the DPT (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus) vaccine. They claimed they were going to go broke. It’s pretty easy to see that, once a company is released from blame or liability, it clearly no longer has any incentive to maintain product safety. DPT, btw, will come up again. It’s a big deal.

3. The U.S. National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) was formed to handle vaccine injury claims, & has since paid out over $4 Billion. For a very abbreviated description of the program, go here, or even better perhaps, here. The book The Vaccine Court: The Dark Truth of America’s Vaccine Injury Compensation Program tells the history of the compensation program.

4. The U.S. Supreme Court admitted in 2011 that vaccines have “unavoidable, adverse side effects.” This document explains the “unavoidable” language. (The Supreme Court document itself is here.)

5. “Health” officials claim vaccine injury is terrifically rare. In fact, it is very widespread, very common indeed. It is estimated that the VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) captures only about 1% of the actual number of vaccine injuries that actually occur. Not only is vaccine injury not rare, the possible side effects are shockingly varied & numerous. (See this item for a good list.) This intriguing item from the VAERS folks gives some details about what is considered “reportable” & in what time frame.

6. Since 1986, when the # of vaccines being administered began its meteoric rise, children started being given multiple vaccines at the so-called “well baby visits.” Science had never established that this practice was safe, & indeed it is not, as this article establishes.

7. That article also points to an important (& apparently not widely understood) phenomenon, which is that most mainstream media (MSM) maintain a hugely vaccine-supportive bias in their publications. Perhaps most people have still not grasped that mainstream media print what their advertisers wish them to print. That is to say, editorial policy is determined not by truth, or what is really“news,”  but rather by who is paying the bills, i.e., the advertisers. (“He who pays the piper, calls the tune,” as the old saying goes.) The pharmaceutical industry is a huge contributor to MSM publications. Hence? No “bad news” or objective coverage of vaccine issues, injuries or controversies. (If you go to this posting & scroll down to Media Blackout, you’ll see several items on this topic.)

8. A prime example of media blackout is this one: CDC whistleblower Dr. William Thompson’s revelations about fraud at the CDC surrounding vaccines & autism. The world heard about this mostly from the independent documentary ‘Vaxxed’ – not from mainstream media. Had you heard about this whistleblower? I rest my case. (Here is a short item about the whistleblower & the CDC malfeasance, from a U.S. Congressman speaking in Congress.) This fraud, btw, involved lying about a vaccine-autism connection that had been discovered back in the early 2000s manipulating research findings, & literally burning evidence in a big garbage can! Not a small potatoes kind of a deal.

9. Vaccine science: Shockingly, vaccines are not properly assessed for safety! Vaccine science is very shoddy science, indeed. Proper placebo studies are not conducted! See also, at much greater length, this item, which details the long history of lack of proper safety testing for vaccines.

10. Vaccines are not only not safe (we’ve already covered that; vaccine injury is disturbingly widespread), nor are they particularly effective! Vaccinated individuals routinely contract illnesses they’ve been vaccinated against. See here & here.

11. How do measles spread? Government Research Confirms Measles Outbreaks Are Transmitted By The Vaccinated! (Many more facts about measles, much of it from doctors, can be found in this location.) & btw it isn’t just measles

12. There is no flexibility with the administration of vaccines. It’s a “One size fits all” paradigm that lumps together all children – despite possible underlying mitochondrial disorders, genetic propensities, previous injuries & reactions, diseases or conditions, etc. One size does NOT fit all! This ought to be apparent even on the level of common sense, really, don’t you think?

13. We are told that it is the un-vaccinated who spread disease. It’s important to contemplate for a moment the strange reasoning involved here. My child was vaccinated. Your child was not vaccinated. My child got measles. Your child did not. I am expected to believe it’s your child’s fault that my child got sick. Really? How could someone who does not have a disease, spread it? Take as long as you need on this; it’s pretty important. (& remember Item # 12, above. It is not the un-vaccinated who spread illness. Quite the opposite, in fact.)

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14. “Herd immunity” is one of the key sound bites/concepts used to manipulate people into vaccinating. Herd immunity is bogus.

“That vaccine-induced herd immunity is mostly myth can be proven quite simply. When I was in medical school, we were taught that all of the childhood vaccines lasted a lifetime. This thinking existed for over 70 years. It was not until relatively recently that it was discovered that most of these vaccines lost their effectiveness 2 to 10 years after being given. What this means is that at least half the population, that is the baby boomers, have had no vaccine-induced immunity against any of these diseases for which they had been vaccinated very early in life. In essence, at least 50% or more of the population was unprotected for decades.” Dr. Russell Blaylock, retired neurosurgeon (Full text here)

This posting about herd immunity offers several different takes on precisely how the concept of herd immunity has essentially been used as a PR tactic to pressure gullible people into vaccinating their children. (& it has worked, & it’s still working to a shocking, absolutely heartbreaking, tragic degree.)

15. The contents of vaccines are not known to most people. Here, a CDC document describes them. You see thimerosal, aluminum, formaldehyde, Polysorbate 80, monosodium glutamate, phenol, monkey kidney cells, calf serum, mentioned. (For more information about vaccine contents, go to this page on the Vaccine Choice Canada Web site. Scroll down in the black box on the right-hand side to find an extensive section on vaccine ingredients.) The CDC document does not make it clear that aborted fetal cell lines are used in some vaccines. Their code words for this are: MRC-5 human diploid cells,  MRC-5 diploid fibroblasts, WI-38 human diploid lung fibroblasts, MRC-5 cells. (You can find more information on this topic here. For a lengthy & pretty technical discussion, go here & for a compelling, much more personal & quite riveting piece here & also this very recent item.) A graph in this location spells out which vaccines do contain cells from aborted fetuses. (As well, it is quite riveting listening to the world’s vaccine guru, Dr. Stanley Plotkin, answering pointed questions about this topic, here.)

16. Contaminants: It seems vaccines are invariably contaminated with a great variety of metal “toxicants.” More on that here, while the cited study itself is here. (This document makes clear that heavy metals are not considered to be substances that enhance human health. They are “systemic toxicants known to induce multiple organ damage, even at lower levels of exposure” … as well as human carcinogens.)

17. Resistance to the vaccine paradigm goes back a very long way indeed… though very few people are aware of this. The graphic below – a photograph taken at a 1919 Toronto protest against mandatory vaccination – indicates that people in my grandparents’ time (fully 100 years ago, that is to say) had already figured out that vaccination cannot be assumed to be “safe and effective.”  For a book-length review of vaccine history, Dissolving Illusions Disease, Vaccines, and the Forgotten History is essential reading. It’s written by an M.D. who used to administer vaccines, but who no longer subscribes to the vaccine paradigm. (Her entire chapter on polio can be found on-line here.)

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18. This doctor is in very good company! Many doctors are walking away from the vaccine paradigm. This list gives you an indication of this. Here in graphic form is a slightly different list, with links to each of the doctors.

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Here is a great (& very recent) short discussion by a doctor from Oregon – a busy pediatrician (a vaccinating pediatrician, for the record) – discussing what would happen if nobody followed the vaccine schedule. Pretty enlightening!

You can find a number of quotations (from doctors) about vaccines in this document & many more in this one.

19. Autism has reached epidemic rates: it’s now at 1/36 in the U.S.  In Canada? 1 in 66, according to this article from a year ago.

20. As referenced above, the rate of autism has skyrocketed. But it isn’t “just” autism that is rising precipitously. So are many other diseases/problems/conditions/issues affecting today’s children.

Allergies. Asthma. Attention Deficit (ADHD). Autism. Auto-immune disorders. Juvenile arthritis. Childhood cancers. Diabetes.  There’s a lot going on! A lot going wrong. (Talk to any teacher or educational assistant, if you have not noticed for yourself that there’s a problem. If you have decent powers of observation, you can likely begin to notice for yourself, in an “anecdotal” or experiential way, that something is going on, just by looking around you when you’re out & about in the world. At a shopping mall, for example. A lot of children just don’t look quite “right.” Once you open your eyes & start looking around, you’re liable to spot this. (If you’re not routinely in the presence of young people, of course, you may not notice it at all, & incorrectly assume I’m just making this up. I am not making it up.)


** Okay. I promised 20, & there you have them. But I’m just getting started! I have 10 more in the pipeline, to be posted shortly. & then another 30 or more after that. There really is a lot to know in order to really understand the vaccine paradigm. It’s a very complex topic. Sound bites do not even begin to do it justice. Some digging some research – & an open, questioning attitude are required.

A helpful image when thinking about the vaccine issue.

A helpful image when thinking about the vaccine issue.

10 More Things <added April 3/19>

21.  Here is the # 1 most shocking thing of all about the whole vaccine scene, in my personal opinion. Each vaccine vial is accompanied by a product “insert” with extensive details about vaccine contents & the vaccine’s possible risks & side effects (see sample below). The “monograph” is a longer item (often as many as 29 pages). Please check one out! Here’s one.

I know you can’t read this. I’m inserting it to show you how very extensive the information on an “insert” is. This is an MMR (i.e. measles, mumps, rubella) insert. I had to pretty much beg my M.D. to give it to me.

I know you can’t read this. I’m inserting it to show you how very extensive the information on an “insert” is. This is an MMR (i.e. measles, mumps, rubella) insert. I had to pretty much beg my M.D. to give it to me.

Doctors do NOT read these out to patients/parents, nor do they provide patients/parents with a copy. Nor does the nurse at a vaccine clinic in a public setting, or if the clinic is in a school (nor, presumably, does whoever it is doling out flu shots in the grocery store). In other words, we have not provided our INFORMED CONSENT to the procedure, prior to the procedurebecause we were not fully informed!  It seems that vaccines are simply a matter of blind faith!

 “I won’t tell you about the vaccine’s potential risks & side effects, & you won’t ask. Everybody cool with that?”

Vaccine manufacturers DO provide this information. But it is not required of our “health” professionals that they provide it to us. Go figure, eh?? This alone continues to boggle my mind. (This link will take you to a site with all vaccine monographs.)

22. Remember this key fact: tiny infants & children are now being given multiple vaccines at one time … though the safety of this practice has never been scientifically established. Note: Combining Childhood Vaccines At One Visit is Not Safe. Here is what a 2-month old infant will be given, at one time, at a “well baby” visit:

  • DTaP-IPV-Hib (5 vaccines in 1 shot)

  • Pneumococcal C-13

  • Rotavirus (oral) live virus vaccine.

So, that is to say, 7 vaccines at one time (it takes putting needles into both of the infant’s thighs now. You might not have known that). Think unknown, unpredictable synergies (inside the tiny body of a 2-month-old infant). Think: this has never been proven to be safe! & it is not. (2017 Ontario vaccine schedule compared here to the schedule in 1983. See this page for all of Canada’s vaccination schedules, Birth to Grade 12.) Think: how can it be most of us don’t know all this??

23. MIT scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff explains both briefly & at much greater length how she believes vaccines contribute to autism. A short (8 minute) item here covers quite a lot of territory. A long lecture positing ‘Glyphosate + Mercury + Aluminum = Autism’ is here. Dr. Seneff predicts that by 2025, half of all children born could be autistic.

24. Adjuvants are substances in vaccines that act to “boost” the action of the antigens. The dangers of adjuvants (such as aluminum) have been studied & have become much more widely understood to be very problematic for their contribution to immune system activation … & subsequent allergies & myriad other reactions. This item is helpful on the adjuvant issue. (Aluminum will come up again in the next 10 items’ list.)

25. Proteins contained in vaccines are known to result in food sensitivities/allergies. The science behind this has apparently been understood for 100 years! One reference on this I recommend is this item. (For a book-length treatment of this key topic of vaccines, food allergies & anaphylaxis, The Peanut Allergy Epidemic: what's causing it and how to stop it is a great resource.)

26. There is said to be a 17-year time lag between scientific discovery & subsequent adoption into practice by physicians. Thus, the fact that vaccine harms have only fairly recently been conclusively discovered to be problematic on so very many fronts (& considering the massive hold the pharmaceutical industry has over the entire “health care” system/political system & the media, it does not appear terribly likely that the average M.D./pediatrician will be discussing these issues with patients (& the parents of vaccine-damaged children) any time soon. (This is important to know, too. Medical error is the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S.)

27. There is a considerable & ever-growing body of knowledge about the vaccine/autism link in the scientific literature. Readers are encouraged to do some digging into this information for themselves. (Doing one’s own research is how one learns about complex issues; is it not so?)

28. The clear legal basis that vaccines cause autism has also been laid out. You can read about that here.

29. Unvaccinated children can attend school in Canada, though school boards & individual “health” units are exerting increasing pressure on families whose children are not vaccinated according to the (ever-increasing) schedule now considered to be required. (Quick reminder of how the schedule has increased, here in Ontario, since the 1950s & the early 1980s.)

There are many stories of children being bullied & shamed by teachers/school/public “health” personnel for not being vaccinated (or pressured into getting a vaccination against their parents’ wishes & even written statements). Information about vaccine “mandates” will be included in the next “10 Things” lists. To learn about attending school un-vaccinated in Canada, the main page of the Vaccine Choice Canada Web site has a small box with relevant details near the top on the left-hand side. This A – Z posting also has a section on mandates (scroll down to M, for mandates). Ponder for just a moment the irony of bullying the un-vaccinated when it is the vaccinated who are spreading the illnesses! (See # 11: Government Research Confirms Measles Outbreaks Are Transmitted By The Vaccinated! & not just measles, btw.)

30. Why have so many parents lost trust in the medical community regarding vaccines? It’s because so many who did place their trust in doctors/the medical community wound up having their children harmed by vaccines. (This 2-minute item on Facebook explains the ‘ex-vaxxer’ phenomenon succinctly.)  After a child has been vaccine-injured, parents generally find the “health” professionals they deal with denying the injury happened, pooh-poohing what has happened to the child/family, shaming and minimizing them; and, of course, failing to report it to the authorities as a vaccine injury (this is why in the U.S. only about 1% of vaccine injuries are reported to VAERS - the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System; note that neither such a coherent reporting system, nor a compensation program, exist here in Canada).  Most “health” care system professionals utterly fail to help affected families deal with what has taken place following a vaccine injury. Parents are then forced to deal with their new situation by relying on other parents who’ve been though a similar experience, & casting about for practitioners who will actually help them, rather than bullying, minimizing or shaming them.

The vaccine topic is a very polarizing one. (Yikes! Slight understatement, eh?). Emotions run high. Sometimes logic seems to fly right out the window! Family members fall out over it. Seems like everyone has the same goal: to protect children’s health (although I don’t think that is the pharmaceutical industry’s agenda, exactly). Yet one really odd thing is how little compassion is shown for the families of vaccine-injured children. The tone in the mainstream (i.e., pharmaceutical industry-influenced) media these days is becoming pretty vicious. One would think it quite punishment enough to have a child who’s been harmed by vaccines (or who died), without having nasty slurs made about one’s motives & intelligence on top of the nastiness (or tragedy) that has already occurred! (In some cases, as I say, we are talking about people whose babies/children/teen-agers/family members have died!) Here is a moving piece from 7 years ago, touching on this topic of (the seemingly ever) growing lack of compassion. 

** I have 10 more in the works…. then another 30 or more after that, in groups of 10. Such a lot most folks don’t know about vaccines. Complex topic!

** Meanwhile, have a gander at this item! Simply a TON of good information there.

A quote that seems very relevant today: “Only the small secrets need to be protected. The big ones are kept secret by public incredulity.” – Marshall McLuhan

** A lot of vaccine quotes here. Science Quotes here. & many great quotes about truth here.

Life is Very Busy! <on April 13/19>

I have a lot more in the works. As you’ll see from the list below. I intend to get back to this, but meanwhile am working on other things. The following lists will indicate clearly how very many more things there are still to talk about:

Next up?

Then, after that:

& then…

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Note: Some, but not all, of these topics are addressed in the monster posting Vaccines: Miscellany, A - Z .