So. It seems many people have a somewhat kneejerk attitude toward vaccines/vaccination, & react almost irrationally at even the slightest suggestion that a little looking into the practice might be wise.
I want to say to these people:
#Please… Be Curious!
I’ve long been a pretty curious person. As a (mostly) environmental activist for 30+ years, my curiosity led me to learn quite a bit about:
Cancer / Cancer prevention / Toxics / Toxics reduction
Waste issues / Recycling / the 3Rs / Composting / Waste incineration
Water issues / water pollution
For one thing, I certainly did not rely on “the authorities” for all my learnings! For another, invariably what I found was that things are never as simple as they first appear to be.
This has certainly been borne out with vaccines, as well … a topic I had zero curiosity about for 63 of my now-66 years … something I am not happy about, believe me.
I now believe it is very sensible, very basic, to “Educate before you vaccinate”
… & cannot fathom why such simple, seemingly innocuous, dare I say common sense advice like that, can make some people so immediately (usually quite intensely!) irate.
It makes me curious… & puzzled!
Here is a list of things I’ve found worth being curious about, vis-à-vis vaccines, that I invite you to look over & then muse on whether some curiosity on your own part may be warranted.
** For the record, this is not an exhaustive list. There are yet many additional things to be curious about – yet more things to develop curiosity about where vaccines are concerned. It is in fact a very deep topic.
Aborted fetal DNA in vaccines
Aluminum in vaccines: how much, where it goes in the body, where it stays in the body, its impacts. ** lots here
Autism rates skyrocketing (in parallel with the increased # of vaccines being given to children)
Big bump-up in the # of vaccines being given to children since 1989 (& why; see Release from Liability, below)
Cancer virus in polio vaccine, here
CDC: problems at the CDC, whistle-blower Dr. William Thompson on CDC science connecting MMR vaccine & rise in autism being destroyed (& much else besides). ** lots here
Chickenpox: its real dangerousness (or lack thereof), & why it is not vaccinated for in the U.K.
Children today are very unwell. Half of America’s Kids Suffer from Chronic Illness and It’s Getting Worse
Combinations of vaccines being administered at one time & the research (or lack thereof) into the safety of this practice. Combining Childhood Vaccines at One Visit Is Not Safe Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Summer 2016
++ lots about contents also on this site
Deaths after flu shots ** one source of info on this
Deaths after DPT vaccine ** Here is the story of just one family: DTaP Vaccine Shatters UFC Fighter’s Family After It Kills Their Healthy Boy; parents interviewed here.
Doctors who now dissent from the vaccine paradigm
Encephalitis (i.e., brain swelling) as a side effect of many vaccines (see encephalitis in the A – Z posting)
Ex-vaxxers: why so many of them now??
Federal Register in 1984: no questioning allowed! (DHHS = U.S. Dept. of Health & human services)
Gardasil vaccine dangers (much info here )
Glyphosate in vaccines (glyphosate btw is recognized as a “probable human carcinogen”)
Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS) as a possible vaccine side effect (so many possible sources to cite on this. Can Influenza Vaccine Cause Injury and Death? for one. The swine flu fraud of 1976, on 60 Minutes for another. The book Vaccine Safety Manual – for concerned families and health practitioners, for another). GBS is even mentioned on GSK’s MMR vaccine monograph (pg. 21).
Herd immunity: complicated topic! Not subject to a 1-sentence explanation. Please check out this posting Vaccines - Herd Immunity, eh? to get a sense of its complexity & hear it addressed by several MDs.
**** Note: My own take is that we have far more of an issue with herd mentality, than we do with herd immunity!?
Pregnant women & DPT & Flu shots: the dangers * Numerous relevant items at this spot
Release of the pharmaceutical industry (by the U.S. Congress) from liability for vaccine injury in 1986
$4 Billion + paid out to vaccine-injured families since the early 1990s (this & previous item explained succinctly here )
Safety testing (not)
Thimerosal (still in flu shots)
Vaccines: U.S. Supreme Court acknowledges in 2011 that vaccines have “unavoidable, adverse side effects.”
Vaccine injury; injury compensation etc.: real rates of vaccine injury *** a section on this toward the end of this posting
Vaccines because of the immune-compromised?
Vaccine scandals in Africa & India
VACCINE INJURY: VAERS: the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System. A relevant quote about its accuracy/lack of accuracy.
“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) *** note: this posting has a whole section on the VAERS scene near the end. If you want to know about vaccine injury reporting in Canada, you can find out plenty here: Vaccine Safety Report 7 <Feb. 2019>. ** You can also look over the results of a VAERS data base search here. Scroll to the second-to-last page to get details on the search. WARNING: this document will shock you.
Etc. etc. etc.
Well. You can see this really got away on me!
I’m going to quit now. I did say this would not be an exhaustive list, and for sure it is not. (As you will discover for yourself … if you become really curious about the issue!)
Things I may have missed out here (there’s plenty more!?) can be located elsewhere. Possibly in this very comprehensive powerpoint presentation. Possibly elsewhere. Research can be never-ending, & the resources available almost infinite! (Harder to find these days, mind you! given the tightening up on the Internet of vaccine information that is on the questioning side.)
And you know what? If your curiosity has been piqued, my job is done!
p.s. Listen: if you are not curious about vaccines (or other complex topics), you are liable to fall for mere sound bites. Sound bites, after all, are not science! They are actually just spin being promulgated by agencies with their own agendas. Being taken in by spin/sound bites can be very dangerous indeed. Learning to follow the money is really essential. With vaccines … & every other issue where (greedy) corporations are involved!
p.p.s. Please! Be curious!! I am begging you. (& not for my sake! For your own!)
p.p.p.s. I have a friend who worked for a health unit for many years. Her curiosity was roused by 2 things: some things she learned in her Master of Health Science program, & around the same time, by a friend who told her about a very severely vaccine-injured family member. This led my friend & her husband (a scientist) to do their own research and to first delay & then stop, vaccinations for their children. (This posting tells about some of my friends & their vaccine experiences.)
p.p.p.p.s. There are quite a few other postings on this site that may be helpful. Each of these contains many links to additional resources.
Quotations About Science (many of these are relevant to the pharmaceutical industry)
** & there are many others! All vaccine-related postings can be found listed under the heading ‘On Vaccines,’ on the right-hand side of the site’s main page, underneath the quotations.
Couple Quick Quotes
“The twentieth century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: the growth of democracy; the growth of corporate power; and the growth of propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.” – Alex Carey
“It’s not really fair to ask for an objective opinion from anyone who has a vested interest in what they’re selling.” – Alan Cassels, pharmaceutical policy researcher, in an article in August 2014 Common Ground magazine
“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 (JFK)
#BeCurious #BeVaccineEducated #DoYourOwnResearch #FollowTheMoney
#IamVaccineInformed #QuestionEverything #WatchOutFortheSoundBites!