Vaccines

Side Effects/Possible Outcomes: Encephalitis / GBS / Multiple Sclerosis

To me, one of the most startling things about the widespread, pretty much knee-jerk buy-in of the vaccine paradigm is this:

Information about vaccines’ potentially very serious (even deadly) side effects is provided to us (i.e. doctors & patients) by the vaccine manufacturers (i.e., the pharmaceutical industry) right upfront. They are right there in the product “monographs” or “inserts” provided by the industry.

We can easily access the information right from the horse’s mouth.

But we don’t! (We don’t even know that we can. & should!)

Our doctors/”health” professionals do not provide us with this information. It is neither read out to us, nor handed to us, whether in the MD’s office, or at a school vaccination clinic.

In other words, we do not provide our “informed consent” to vaccination … because we have not been informed!

I don’t quite understand how this came to be so, but that’s how it is.

Unfortunately.

However, once we prick up our ears & start to pay attention (rather than just accepting the vaccine orthodoxy), we find out that these monographs/inserts are readily available to us.

It would be pretty foolish of us not to read them … wouldn’t you say?

Locating Vaccine Monographs

To locate monographs for vaccines used in Canada, go here.

Find plenty more about all things vaccine in Canada (e.g. which vaccines are used at different ages in all the different provinces, how to have your child attend school without being fully vaccinated, etc. etc.) on the Vaccine Choice Canada Web site.

To locate the monographs for the U.S., you can take a slightly meandering route here on the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) site, starting here. The advantage to this meandering route is that there is lots of information there about the various individual diseases. Or, you can go right straight to a list of monographs linked to on this FB page.

If you’ve never read a vaccine monograph, you’re likely in for some surprises.

I must also add that these information sheets are very long, & are broken down into many different categories. It’s important to read them all the way through. There are generally several different sections that include contraindications, warnings and precautions, complications, adverse reactions, possible side effects, & then maybe “postmarketing” information (i.e., outcomes that occurred after the vaccine went on the market). In general, you will find a statement near the end to the effect that the monograph has not included ALL possible side effects, and that if you want more information, you should “talk to your healthcare professional.”

Encephalitis / GBS / Multiple Sclerosis

Why did I pick these? I picked just these 3 possible outcomes for this posting because:

a) each is very serious

b) many people have no idea they are risking these when they get a shot

c) they’re illustrative of the serious risks inherent (but hidden) in the vaccine paradigm.

There are many-many-many additional serious possible outcomes to different vaccines. Anaphylaxis. Arthritis. Bell’s palsy. Cerebrovascular accident. Meningitis. Kawaski disease. Transverse myelitis. Etc. etc. etc.

I am going to suggest that you, the reader, do some of your own research, so as to uncover this for yourself.

** My main source of information for this posting is Neil Z. Miller’s hugely informative book Vaccine Safety Manual – For Concerned Families and Health Practitioners, with an equally hugely informative Foreword by Russell Blaylock, MD (retired neurosurgeon). As well, I have vaccine inserts (in hard copy) for several infant/childhood vaccines (Pediacel, a five-in-one with Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping cough, Polio, Hib); Prevnar (Pneu-C-13); Rotarix; MMR; & several different flu vaccines.  I also use the links I’ve provided above to go digging into some of the information online. Note that in Miller’s book, information is included not just from vaccine inserts, but also from injury reports lifted from VAERS (the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System. More about VAERS in this posting).

Looking into vaccine monographs is certainly not rocket science! Anyone can do it. If you can read, you can research vaccines. If you have access to the Internet, you have access to the same information as I do. You can also research the VAERS database if you feel so inclined.

Encephalitis

Encephalitis (brain swelling) is named in the following vaccine monographs (or in reports submitted to the VAERS vaccine injury reporting system):

  • Chickenpox

  • Flu

  • DTap / DTP / Tdap (I find this vaccine’s acronym a bit tough to keep up with)

  • Hep A

  • Hep B

  • Measles

  • Mumps

  • Pertussis

  • Rabies

  • Rubella

  • Smallpox

  • Yellow fever

“The principal cause of encephalitis in the United States today, and in other industrial countries as well, is childhood vaccination programs.” - Harris Coulter

Medical historian Harris Coulter, quoted in the Miller book Vaccine Safety Manual – For Concerned Families and Health Practitioners (Coulter is co-author with Barbara Loe Fisher of the 1985 book A Shot in the Dark).

GBS – Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Feel free to consult the Internet for a definition of Guillain-Barré Syndrome.

Miller’s book describes it as “a debilitating ailment characterized by muscular incapacitation and nervous system damage – symptoms that are virtually indistinguishable from polio.” (Miller book, page 52)

I note that online sources never mention that GBS may be associated with the following vaccines:

  • Chickenpox

  • Flu

  • Gardasil (i.e. HPV vaccine)

  • Hep A

  • Hep B

  • Hib

  • Japanese encephalitis

  • Measles

  • Meningococcal

  • Mumps

  • Pertussis (whooping cough)

  • Pneumococcal

  • Polio

  • Rabies

  • Rubella

  • Smallpox

  • Swine flu

  • Tetanus

  • Typhoid fever

  • Yellow fever

Multiple Sclerosis

MS is mentioned in the monographs (or as a side effect in the VAERS system) for:

  • Chickenpox

  • Hep A

  • Hep B

  • Rabies

  • Smallpox

** Interestingly on this, I consulted the Hep B monograph here, which I’d come to somehow through the NVIC site, which first landed me here (these searches can get a little dizzying & difficult or impossible to re-construct later).

I could not easily locate info about Hep B on the Canadian vaccine info site. Another day…

On Page 6 it says, in Section 5.8:

“Multiple Sclerosis

Results from 2 clinical studies indicate that there is no association between hepatitis B vaccination and the development of multiple sclerosis, and that vaccination with hepatitis B vaccine does not appear to increase the short-term risk of relapse in multiple sclerosis.”

But then on Page 8, in the section Nervous System Disorders, under the Heading Postmarketing Experience from the previous page, there is multiple sclerosis! Along with a great many other surely-to-be-avoided-at-all-costs possible outcomes.

Parenthetically, Hep B vaccine is given to newborn babies in the U.S. (and here in Canada, in New Brunswick, Northwest Territories and Nunavut) on the day of their birth (go here & scroll down to find info on vaccines given in Canada’s different provinces/territories).

Does this strike YOU as a good idea?

To Conclude

I now believe that herd mentality is our problem, vis-a-vis the vaccination paradigm. Not “herd immunity.”

We need to learn to do our own thinking, & to conduct our own research. Of course, now that searches for vaccine-related information are being censored/choked on the Internet/Facebook, it’s become more difficult to do this.

I suppose this is all the more reason why those of us who know a little more about the vaccine scene than the “average” citizen, have an extra responsibility to keep on talking & talking & talking about it … since our doctors are not telling us the truth. And other “health” professionals are not telling us the truth. & the mainstream media are certainly not telling us the truth.

We have to be our own truth-tellers & spreaders … no??

Janet

p.s. 2-month old babies in Canada are given this combination of vaccines at the so-called “well baby” visit.

  • DTaP-IPV-Hib - 5 vaccines in 1 shot (i.e. diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, Hib) - Pediacel combo insert here.

  • Pneumococcal C-13 (unable to locate this insert at the link for vaccines used in Canada. Could this be the one they are using?)

  • Rotavirus (oral) live virus vaccine (this one??)

In order to inform yourself about possible outcomes for your tiny 2-month old infant, it seems to me you would need to read each of the monographs for each of these vaccines, one by one. Then, you would need to feel comfortable taking all those risks from 7 different vaccines, all mixed up together – knowing that no science has ever been done to establish the safety of this practice of combinations. Combining Vaccines at One Visit is Not Safe (Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Summer 2016) I learned from many years of activism (e.g. on the pesticide issue) that mixtures are pretty much impossible to assess for their synergistic effects. They act together in quite unpredictable ways.

You can find out what vaccines are given (in Canada) by starting here:

1. Vaccine Choice Canada site

2. Click on Resources in the list running across the top of the main page.

3. You will come to this page, where you can go province by province. (You can also go to the Government of Canada site here for this info.) In the U.S., you can consult this site, which does not appear to be up-to-date.

p.p.s. I knew none of this when my own children were babies. Heck, I only began learning about the truths of the vaccine paradigm 3 ½ years ago. It’s been a very steep learning curve. 

Additional Resources

There are many-many postings on this site, under the heading ‘On Vaccines’ on the right-hand side of the main page. The Vaccine Quotes & Science Quotes pages are likely relevant. I heartily recommend all these sites, as well:

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

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Are You Vaccine-Educated?

I think many people believe they are vaccine-educated. Vaccine aware. Vaccine informed. But they may not be basing their views, attitudes & opinions on much that is actually solid, or indeed, at all science-based. Maybe just on assumptions, really. On short phrases they have heard repeated all their lives.

“Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts.” – Daniel Moynihan

I am going to suggest that you are not truly vaccine-educated, vaccine-aware, if you are not aware of the following 10 things.

I might add that I am now 66 years old, & knew none of this myself until 3 ½ years ago. Oops! A very late start to becoming vaccine-educated! Better late than never, though, as they say.  

10 Things You Need to Know:

& heck, likely will even want to know! Since ignorance is definitely not always bliss. It can really bite us on the butt!

1.  What vaccines contain. Many ingredients! Not just viruses, alive or dead (I am not very “technical” on this virus stuff; need to do more research!). In some cases, formaldehyde, Polysorbate-80, thimerosal (that one = a good deal more complicated than “the authorities” generally let on). Likely aluminum (used as an “adjuvant” to boost immune response). Possibly DNA from aborted fetal cells. Please don’t take my word on this. Go to the CDC site yourself for information on “vaccine excipients(MRC-5 human diploid cells,  MRC-5 diploid fibroblasts, WI-38 human diploid lung fibroblasts, MRC-5 cells actually refer to aborted fetal cell lines. More on all that here. ) You can consult Vaccine Choice Canada on vaccine ingredients (put vaccine contents or ingredients in the Search bar up top, then scroll down on the right-hand side of the page that comes up, to the black area near the bottom to find many items), &/or visit Learn the Risk.org, here. (Learn the Risk is a U.S.-based organization; note that their site comes up better if you are not using Firefox as your browser).

2.  Almost all vaccines (if not all) are contaminated with substances that one would not expect to find in vaccines, & that cannot in any sense be deemed “desirable.” Find an article about this here, while the study it’s based on is here. (Interesting comments about heavy metals from a U.S. government site, here.)

3.  Possible risks & side effects of vaccines. The easiest way to find this out is to go right to the horse’s mouth. By which I mean, the vaccine manufacturer, i.e., one of the ‘Big Four’ pharmaceutical companies that makes vaccines. These are:

Merck, GlaxoSmithKline or GSK, Sanofi, and Pfizer.

For just one example, you can view the “monograph” (as it is called) for the MMR vaccine that is so controversial, here (Merck’s here, GSK’s here). For the monographs for all vaccines used in Canada, go here. For a site on the U.S. side, use this.

If you’ve not looked at a vaccine monograph before, you may be surprised to observe how many vaccines have as possible side effects very serious health impacts such as Guillain–Barré syndrome, for one example, and encephalitis (i.e. brain swelling) for another. It’s clear that most people do not read these monographs, and that is something one can become curious about. Why do our MDs/health professionals not provide these to us? Why do they not tell us ahead of time about the full range of possible side effects? (I have opinions about this, of course. But I’m hoping that readers will become curious & start asking questions about this for themselves.)

A word of caution: vaccine monographs are quite lengthy, & you must read them all the way through to become fully apprised of ALL relevant information about risks/possible side effects. (Feel free to ask your MD or pharmacist for “inserts” [i.e., printed, shortened versions of the monograph] so you can see a hard copy version of what these consist of. You may get a yes, you may get a no. Always worth asking! I succeeded in obtaining quite a few by being quite insistent.) *See this post, item # 21, to see what a vaccine “insert” looks like.

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You can find the monograph on the FDA site here. (Pg. 12 for the SIDS mention.) Not sure if the Canadian version lists SIDS as a possible outcome. I guess we should all check into this by finding & reading vaccine monographs.

4.  The pharmaceutical industry in the U.S. was given legal immunity from liability for vaccine injury in 1986. This means, essentially, a “free pass” for the industry from any worries about vaccines causing injury (or death) to anyone. In other words, the industry cannot be sued. Great summary on this here. (The situation in Canada is different, but no better. It is near-impossible to win a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical industry for vaccine injury here &, except for Quebec, we do not have a compensation program at all. I’d like to have a good link to share about this lawsuit angle, & will return to insert one once I do!) A good analogy? Car manufacturers having no legal liability for things like unsafe seatbelts or steering wheels or … whatever. Hard to see an industry caring much about its products’ impacts, if they are not held legally liable for those impacts.

5.   Several BIG things flowed from this release from liability:

a)    A big bump-up in the # of vaccines being administered to children. The graphic below is helpful in illustrating the increase over the decades.

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See the U.S. bump-up here & the Canadian scene here.

b)    The creation of a “vaccine court,” the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) to deal with vaccine injury cases in the U.S. (For a book-length treatment of the vaccine court, go here.)

c)    A passive vaccine injury reporting system (called VAERS or the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System) that has been studied & found to be terribly inefficient, & in fact, to be reporting only about 1% of actual vaccine injuries. (See report on the VAERS system for the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, or HHS, here.)

d)    Since the NVICP was started, it has paid out over $4 billion to those who have managed to successfully sue for vaccine injury (most people don’t even pass the first hurdle; the vast majority are winnowed out). The very first payout made was for the Hannah Poling case. $1.5 million. Info on that story hereThis item has some interesting info as well.

5.    The above items speak to vaccine safety. What about efficacy? You will hear, repeated like a mantra, from the CDC, “health” departments & most (though not all) who work in them, that vaccines are “safe and effective.” How can it be truthful to say they are “safe,” when so many infants/children/people are being injured by them? As for “effective?” Well. Witness measles outbreaks (& mumps outbreaks here & here & the fact that some of Merck’s own scientists are suing the company about the vaccine’s lack of efficacy, btw … and also whooping cough outbreaks & all of them … among the vaccinated! If vaccines work – yet people are still getting the illnesses they have been vaccinated for, can they really be said to be “effective”?? (Note this also: The vaccinated spread measles. )

6.     Herd immunity, eh?  Lots about that here. It’s quite important to get straight on this, since it’s the key term that the folks who are after us all to get us (& our kids) vaccinated use to manipulate us into compliance. (I have started saying that I believe firmly our problem is herd mentality, not herd immunity.) I am unable to discuss this in sound bite form, given its complexity, hence I’m referring you to a posting in which several MDs & an immunologist cover the issue in some depth.

7.     The rates of autism (& many other childhood ailments/conditions/diseases/syndromes) have gone through the roof since 1989, when the vaccine schedule began its precipitous increase. These 4 items from different sources speak to this:

As for the health implications facing the present generation of young people, see

There are some very serious issues (i.e., health implications) resulting from the presence of mercury (thimerosal) and aluminum in vaccines, & from the vastly increased # of vaccines being given to children from their very earliest days (Day 1, in the United States).

8.     These 2 ingredients alone (i.e. mercury/thimerosal & aluminum) constitute very large rabbit holes you can go down in researching vaccines. And no, all the mercury/thimerosal has NOT been removed from vaccines. It’s still in flu shots, for one thing. See graphic below for more on this. This item has a good history on thimerosal, & there is lots of science on it here. (I also recommend watching this fascinating documentary ‘Trace Amounts’ .)

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As regards aluminum, there is much info here & here & here & here & plenty more links provided in this posting. And also a documentary here. As well as a recent Highwire episode devoted to aluminum, here. With reference to aluminum & immune activation, there is plenty of information here.

9.    Note that vaccines are given in combination, not singly. This means that whatever dicey stuff is in, say, one vaccine (e.g. DTap, itself not just a single item & which, as we have seen above, CAN itself result in Sudden Infant Death syndrome, or SIDS, among other serious possible side effects), you have to be able to predict how that will combine with the dicey stuff in whatever other (possibly numerous) vaccines your “health” professional may be injecting into your child (or you) at the same time. What might the synergistic effects be? Here is what a 2-month old infant in Canada will be injected with at the 2-month “well baby” visit.

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

  • Pneumococcal C-13

  • Rotavirus (oral) live virus vaccine

** note to my close friends & acquaintances: I have copies of the “inserts” for each of these.

** Find more info about which vaccines for which age of child, in Canada, here.

Has the safety of combining multiple vaccines been carefully established?

No, there has been no science to establish this. Combining Childhood Vaccines at One Visit Is Not Safe. (And actually, vaccines are not properly safety tested at all! No proper placebo testing! This is complex, but well-explained about 8 minutes in in this video.  You can find a very lengthy explanation here.  

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10.  It’s important to understand why everything you hear in mainstream media is so heavily weighted in favour of vaccines. From the New York Times to the Washington Post, to the Toronto Star & the Globe & Mail & Canada’s national broadcaster, the CBC, what you are told repeatedly is that “Vaccines are good. Anti-vaxxers are bad.” It’s actually pretty simple. Media say what their advertisers tell them to say. In other words, editorial policy is dictated by the advertisers. Or “He who pays the piper, calls the tune.” (This has always been so, in fact. See 1880 quote about this here.) This is another spot where much more could be said. The posting Vaccines: Miscellany, A - Z has a section called ‘Media Blackout’ that provides a number of items on this topic.  There is also an interview with Robert F. Kennedy Jr, referenced here, in which he mentions that the pharmaceutical companies pay $5.4 billion a year to the media. This helps us connect the dots, doesn’t it? (See also a very relevant, recent item here about the LA Times.)

To Conclude

 Now, believe it or not, these few things really only scratch the surface of the vaccine issue, a topic that is very deep, very wide indeed. It is absolutely like the proverbial iceberg.

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All that shows in an obvious way?  Merely “the tip of the iceberg.”

Janet

p.s. Here is a very important thing to bear in mind. Vaccines are made by the pharmaceutical industry. This is an industry we all have very good reason not to assign our trust. An industry that has paid out $35 billion for breaking laws, fraud, killing many thousands of people (look up Merck & Vioxx, for just one example) with their various nasty business methods. Can it really make sense to put blind trust in these same companies, this same industry, when it comes to vaccines? As Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says, what kind of cognitive dissonance does it require to pull that off?

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p.p.s. You are not vaccine-educated if all you can say about vaccines is “They eradicated smallpox” or “They eradicated polio.” For starters, they did neither, & in addition, these are just sound bites. Sound bites are not science, & they are not up to the task of truly grasping the intricacies of vaccines/vaccination, as I hope you may have gathered by now. (Lots on both polio & smallpox in this posting.)

p.p.p.s. there is so very much else to know about vaccines! I’ve left out GOBS of important things. Even the posting 30 Things You May Not Know About Vaccines’ does not contain all of them (& btw, there are more than 30 things in it; way more!?). I can’t even write a single posting that does full justice to this terrifically complex issue! I myself continue to learn new things about it every single week (sometimes, every day). It’s deep, it’s wide, it’s complex, it’s multi-multi-layered. As I’ve said elsewhere, it is not necessary to go as far down the rabbit hole on it as I have chosen to do. But I believe we all have a duty to, at the very least, scratch beneath the surface. Below the sound bites.

This very recent letter by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. does a pretty fine job of touching on all the key points involved in this very contentious issue. This long powerpoint presentation also covers an impressive amount, succinctly. This item establishes clearly that vaccines did not “save” humanity. & this one involves an MD explaining how the human immune system actually works (in only 11 minutes). Which is very helpful to know!

Other relevant postings on this site

** There are many others! All of the vaccine postings are listed on the right-hand side of the main page, down below the quotations.

Relevant Quotations

Science Quotes   ** Many are relevant to the vaccine issue

Vaccine Quotes

A Tiny Smattering of Resources

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

What do I advocate?

  • Be curious!

  • Do your own research.

  • Be skeptical.

  • Ask lots of questions. (& don’t accept facile answers that amount to mere sound bites.)

  • Use a “weight of evidence” approach (i.e., consult many sources, not just one)

  • Always remember to #FollowTheMoney. To ask yourself, “Hmmmm. Who is it who really stands to gain here??”

  • Don’t rush! Slow wayyyy down. You need time for research. There is no hurry. Unless an M.D. is pressuring you, say, as a pregnant woman, to get a flu or DTap/Tdap shot while pregnant. In that case, it’s a bit pressing that you learn more about that, quickly. The Dear Kate posting will help, & so will this article. I recommend that you go to the Children’s Health Defense site, then scroll to the bottom of the main page to find the Search bar. Insert a phrase such as ‘flu shots pregnant women’ to cause many relevant items to come up.

 ** Helpful item from NVIC: Ask Eight Questions

Hashtags

#BeCurious

#dipintothescience

#DoYourOwnResearch

#FollowTheMoney

#NoBlindFaith

#nosoundbitesplease

#QuestionEverything

#ReadVaccineInserts

#TurnOffTheLieMachine

 

“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)

“Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.” – Benjamin Franklin (quoted in Thimerosal – Let the Science Speak, edited by RFK Jr.)

Vaccines: Be Curious!

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

  • Climate change

  • Endocrine disruption

  • Energy conservation

  • Food issues

  • Lead

  • Nuclear issues

  • Ozone layer

  • Pesticides

  • 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.

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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

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  • 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)

** Info on Canadian scene with the bump-up    here.

** Info on Canadian scene with the bump-up here.

  • 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.

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++ lots about contents also on this site

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  • 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??

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  • Federal Register in 1984: no questioning allowed! (DHHS = U.S. Dept. of Health & human services)

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**** Note: My own take is that we have far more of an issue with herd mentality, than we do with herd immunity!?

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** More on the bad or non-existent safety science here

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  • Thimerosal (still in flu shots)

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  • Vaccines: U.S. Supreme Court acknowledges in 2011 that vaccines have “unavoidable, adverse side effects.”

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  • 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?

** Note:    this site    has much info about immune system activation

** Note: this site has much info about immune system activation

  • 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.

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

Etc. etc. etc.

Phew.

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!

Janet

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.

** & 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.

***** Turns out that questioning vaccination is not new! (This image is used at the front of      Dissolving Illusions - Disease, Vaccines, and the Forgotten History      … a quite amazing book!)

***** Turns out that questioning vaccination is not new! (This image is used at the front of Dissolving Illusions - Disease, Vaccines, and the Forgotten History … a quite amazing book!)

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)

*** many-many quotations about vaccines here

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