Vaccines? Quite a complex topic. There are really a lot of “bones” in it. (more than most folks realize.)
But at bottom, really, the main things you need to know are pretty straightforward.
Here are 2 key things to be sure & keep forefront in your mind:
# 1. This. We often hear these days of “outbreaks” or “epidemics” of measles, mumps, chickenpox or whooping cough. This in spite of the fact that vaccine rates are very high. (& indeed, that, almost invariably, those who contracted the illness were fully vaccinated!)
Who gets blamed?
People who were not vaccinated.
Ponder this for just a moment, please. Let it sink in.
It’s kind of straightforward, actually.
******** (I’m giving you a moment or two to ponder it.)
Did you ponder?
If vaccines work … then how come the vaccinated kids got the illness?
& the unvaccinated children/people did not?
You see what I’m saying?
Ponder again, if need be. Take all the time you need.
(It’s actually pretty Orwellian, if you get my drift, the way the un-vaccinated are blamed.)
# 2. Asking for vaccine “inserts.” Vaccines (like all pharmaceutical drugs, I gather) are accompanied to the doctors’ (or pharmacists’) office by lengthy information sheets (“monographs” or “inserts”) from the manufacturer, with many paragraphs containing warnings and lists of (some very serious) possible side effects. How can it be that doctors/health professionals don’t offer patients (or parents) a copy of this information BEFORE jabbing a needle into the patient’s arm (or more than one, these days, into her/his tiny infant’s thighs)?
Why, eh?? (This one is likely worth a little pondering time also.)
It’s important! You need to pay attention.
You need to read those inserts/monographs BEFORE those needles go in.
You really, really do.
(Okay, I know I’m repeating myself, but it really, really IS important!)
These two “little” items ought to give you pause.
I did say “Keeping It Simple.
If you want to dig a little deeper (a pretty excellent idea, actually!), & look into:
Childhood illnesses / conditions occurring at epidemic rates (decline in childhood health: numerous items here)
Corruption in all aspects of vaccine paradigm: not a bad source of items, here. (But be clear: the problems are global, not just North American! This doctor from Norway suggests Big Pharma is organized crime. Two books on this general topic: Over a Barrel: Corporate Corruption of Science and Its Effects on Workers and the Environment; Drug Companies & Doctors: A Story of Corruption)
Deaths from vaccines: Legion! Here are only two cases that spring immediately to mind: the Catone family’s loss of baby Nicholas (in May 2017). Two babies die in Samoa (July 2018) immediately following their MMR shots. (Since vaccine injury reporting systems are so poorly and inconsistently used, no one really knows the true statistics. See VAERS, below)
DTP (or DTap) vaccine dangers / deaths: another one with too much info to choose among. Take a look at the DTP section in this posting for a whole selection. To make it personal? Make it real? Read about this family’s story.
Doctors’ compensation rates for vaccination of their patients: yes, they are well-paid for all these shots. They may even turn you away from their practice if you decline vaccinations for your child.
Heavy metals in the human body: do they belong?
Heavy Metals Toxicity and the Environment (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health)
"Because of their high degree of toxicity, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, and mercury rank among the priority metals that are of public health significance. These metallic elements are considered systemic toxicants that are known to induce multiple organ damage, even at lower levels of exposure. They are also classified as human carcinogens (known or probable) according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the International Agency for Research on Cancer. This review provides an analysis of their environmental occurrence, production and use, potential for human exposure, and molecular mechanisms of toxicity, genotoxicity, and carcinogenicity."
Hepatitis B vaccine: 7 minutes on why your newborn does NOT need this shot
History (the true history) of ALL vaccines. An excellent book Dissolving Illusions - Disease, Vaccines, and the Forgotten History provides the surprising history.
How do vaccines work? (includes mention of smallpox, tetanus, what research needs to be done, etc.)
How the immune system works (11-minutes)
Immune system activation (I need to find another reference, but this one will do for now)
Industry’s release from liability (1986) … & the “vaccine court” explained
Increase in vaccine “schedule” following the release from liability (see above). Once Big Pharma got released from having to pay if their products do harm, the # of vaccines being given ramped up, & it continues to ramp. See below. Also, look at this postcard that shows the increases (this one is from Ontario. Other provinces’ schedules are all found here.)
Informed consent: the idea of this is, you should be informed by your medical professional about what the risks are, before you say either “Yes” or “No” to a procedure, e.g. a vaccine. But in order for informed consent to take place, information about risks & possible side effects must be shared BEFORE the procedure. In this case, then, BEFORE the needle goes in. Yet this is not what is occurring. I have heard it suggested (I will try to find the source) that what is occurring is actually not even legal. Note: since “health” professionals are not too forthcoming with information, it is entirely up to you to become informed ahead of time: if you are not told ahead of time of risks/possible side effects, you have not really provided “informed consent,” have you?? Since your consent was in fact NOT informed. (Fat lot of good it does to tell you possible side effects when you have already had the stuff injected into your arm, or your child’s arm or thighs!) So. Read up on risks/possible side effects ahead of time. And know that nobody can say for sure what the synergistic effects are of injecting multiple vaccine concoctions at one time (see ‘Safety’ below). Which is increasingly what has been done, ever since the late 1980s & the release from liability. Quite a gig to not have to pay or explain if you hurt or kill people, eh?? Whoa. Follow the money, hmmmmm???
Injury. Vaccine injury is very common indeed. The VAERS reporting system (in the U.S.) is supposed to register/record vaccine injury. But it’s estimated the system records as low as 1% of actual vaccine injuries. (In Canada, the reporting system is inconsistent, ill-used, incoherent. And we have no injury compensation program at all.) See Learntherisk.org (a U.S.-based site) for a whole section on vaccine injury stories. Vaccine Choice Canada also has injury stories. This family’ s story is rather outstanding, in many respects.
Media blackout on truth about autism rates/causation/vaccine safety/efficacy (note: autism rate is up since the time of this item’s publication)
Mercury (thimerosal) in vaccines, mercury in other pharmaceutical products: buyer beware!
Polio (quite a bit of polio info here!)
SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Scroll to S for SIDS in this posting; several items there.
Snopes as an arbiter of “truth:” Best to read this before you place your trust with them.
Supreme Court: the vaccines’ “unavoidably unsafe” decision (2011)
The vaccinated spread illness, NOT the un-vaccinated:
Unvaccinated children: healthier than unvaccinated?
Vaccine mandates (Vaccines for children ARE NOT mandatory in Canada! Lots on this page in the little box on left-hand side)
Vaccine “skeptics”: #1: Everyone should be a skeptic until they’ve done some research! #2: Skeptics are not some weird cult. More on that here. #3: Those who become skeptical usually do so after they’ve been exposed to personal injury. I.e., they trusted vaccination. Got vaccinated. Injury happened. Bingo: a new skeptic is born. (2-minute item on this on Facebook.)
VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System): only around 1% of injuries reported
Weight of evidence approach: wise folks know not to trust just one source. One study. One person. One “expert.” You look into many studies, many sources before you conclude what the “weight of evidence” is revealing to you. (& don’t forget! Always: #Follow.The.Money. Always, always, always.)
etc. etc. etc.
Well, that is eminently do-able!
The knowledge base is out there.
We’re all smart, right?
Be curious; ask questions!
Dig into things
Do our own research
& all that.
Maybe we should.
Maybe we had really better!
(Hint: I sure think so!)
p.s. when I posted this, I had not had time to insert links, as I have now done.
If you check out the posting Vaccines: Miscellany A – Z, you will likely find helpful additional information there.
p.p.s. I am just plain crazy about quotations! For their ability to startle & inspire us.
You will find many quotations about vaccines here. The collection includes many from M.D.s.
& many quotations about science, here (there are some real humdingers!!)
p.p.p.s. here is the full iceberg image. You can likely see now why I chose the iceberg as a bit of a metaphor for the vaccine issue, hmmm? So much more to it than meets the eye…