By Marjorie Tietjen
Citizens of the world are becoming very concerned about the safety and the actual usefulness of vaccines. Some of the questions being asked are: 1. Do vaccines actually provide protection against disease? 2. Are vaccines safe for healthy people, never mind those who are already sick or frail? 3. Do vaccines unfavorably alter the immune system? 4. Are many of our degenerative diseases at least partially due to the ever growing number of vaccines? 5. Do the scare tactics being used by our government health agencies have more to do with profit than promoting the health of it's citizens?
Dr. Viera Scheibner, a well known vaccine critic, tells us; " There is no evidence whatsoever of the ability of vaccines to prevent any diseases. To the contrary, there is a great wealth of evidence that they cause serious side effects."
Another quote by John B. Classen M.D., M.B.A. states "My data proves that the studies used to support immunization are so flawed that it is impossible to say if immunization provides a net benefit to anyone or to society in general. The question can only be determined by proper studies which have never been performed. The flaw of previous studies is that there is no long term followup and chronic toxicity was not looked at. The American Society of Microbiology has promoted my research and thus acknowledges the need for proper studies."
The vaccine companies are well aware that the possible long term harmful effects of vaccines would be very difficult if not impossible to prove. An anonymous pharmaceutical employee spoke in an interview with Jon Rappoport ( Nexus Magazine, vol 13, Number2, Feb-March 2006) and admitted that no long term studies are performed on any vaccines. When defining vaccine reactions, the reaction time slot is limited to a brief period following the vaccination. This sets up the belief that when someone becomes sick somewhere down the road, that the illness could not possibly be due to the vaccination they received several months or years before. Not only are there no formal studies on the long term effects of single vaccines but obviously there would be no way to research all the long term effects of the ever increasing number of vaccine combinations. How do they react with each other? How many is too many?
I can speak from personal experience regarding the harm done by the Smith-Kline Beecham/Yale Lyme vaccine (Lymerix). I have brought up this issue in previous articles but I feel it is especially relevant to this discussion. Several years ago when Smith-Kline Beecham was developing a vaccine for Lyme Disease, the company was aware of the fact that 30% of the population carries a genetic marker which would predispose the recipients of this vaccine to an immune arthritis that would be worse than Lyme disease itself and would be incurable. However, this information was not made available to the general public.
When the company began marketing and making this product available to the public, many Lyme disease doctors and advocates who were aware of this issue ,tried to warn people and make the facts available to them so they could decide for themselves whether they wanted to take the risk of being vaccinated. On two occasions I stood outside grocery stores handing out this free information. Several people told me that they were in the vaccine trials and were now sick with chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia. The vaccines were being sold and administered at drug stores, grocery stores, etc. To my knowledge there were no doctors on the scene to warn the prospective vaccinees of the dangers they could be facing. I also did not notice any written materials being handed out explaining the risks. People who currently have Lyme, or had Lyme in the past, were also at risk, but were not told this. Even if they were informed there are thousands of people out there who have no clue that the Lyme microbe resides in their body. Lyme testing is so inaccurate that it misses a very large percentage of the people with chronic Lyme.
Around that time The Lyme Disease Foundation, located in Connecticut,held their annual conference. One of the speakers was a representative from Smith-Kline Beecham. We were expecting to hear about the vaccine but instead the whole presentation focused on the different types of rashes one could acquire from Lyme disease. When he was finished, a doctor in the audience stood up and asked....could you please tell us of the adverse reactions from the vaccine? The company representative had the nerve to stand in front of all those doctors, advocates and patients and simply reply...there were no significant side effects or reactions. A collective groan rose from the audience and several people walked out in disgust. At that point in time doctors were seeing patient after patient who had become newly sick or their chronic Lyme became significantly worse after receiving the vaccine. They knew the drug representative was telling a blatant falsehood.
Smith-Kline Beecham now tells the world that they took Lymerix off the market due to lack of interest. I think that perhaps it had more to do with lawsuits.
Several months ago I connected with Peter Doshi who had written an article entitled Viral Marketing : 'The Selling Of The Flu Vaccine'. This is a very revealing article and can be found in the March 2006 issue of Harper's Magazine.
The propaganda being used to sell the flu vaccine and other vaccines is immense. If one doesn't get caught up in reacting to the fear tactics being used to push one vaccine after another, the ridiculousness of the whole deceptive scenario can be perceived. In his article, Peter Doshi speaks of the extreme inaccuracy of the statistics used by the CDC to justify the idea that almost everyone needs an annual flu vaccine. Doshi includes excerpts from a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) power point presentation which was given at the 2004 National Influenza Vaccine Summit. I would like to include several of these "ingredients" of what the CDC calls "The Recipe that Fosters Higher Interest and Demand for Influenza Vaccine". I can perhaps understand a vaccine manufacturer using the following methods to push their vaccines on the public....but the CDC? It makes one wonder if the CDC is intertwined with the vaccine manufacturers and the pharmaceutical industry as a whole.
"Item 3 in the "Recipe" power point presentation....."Medical experts and public health authorities publicly ( e.g.,via media) state concern and alarm (and predict dire outcomes) - and urge influenza vaccination".
Section B under item 4 states.... "Framing of the flu season in terms that motivate behavior" (e.g., as "very severe", more severe than the last or past years, "deadly").
Item 5....Continued reports (e.g., from health officials and media) that influenza is causing severe illness and/or affecting lots of people - helping foster the perception that many people are susceptible to a bad case of influenza.
Item 6.... Visible/tangible examples of the seriousness of the illness (e.g., pictures of children, families of those affected coming forward) and people getting vaccinated (the first to motivate, the latter to reinforce.) References to, and discussions, of pandemic influenza along with continued reference to the importance of vaccination.
Imagine...this presentation was put on by the Department of Health and Human Services of the CDC to educate as to how to increase vaccine sales.
The selling of vaccines is extremely profitable as is the plethora of symptomatic treatments for many of the possible side effects of the vaccines. Seems like everyone benefits from this relationship except for the public.
Anything which unnaturally alters our immune system can at the same time compromise or weaken it. Vaccines have been known to cause the very diseases they are supposed to protect you from. Many times vaccines have been found to be contaminated both by accident and suspected intention.
The anonymous drug company employee mentioned above, tells us what some of the contaminants are that are found in vaccines which are foreign to the vaccine. They are simian cytomegalovirus, acanthamoeba (brain eating amoeba), bird cancer viruses, rabbit viruses....along with other unidentifiable substances. Mercury, aluminum and formaldehyde are intentionally put into vaccines. Much attention has been directed at removing the mercury from the vaccines....which is a good idea, but our efforts at understanding the dangers of vaccines should not stop there.
When vaccines are injected and move into the blood stream, they bypass some of our crucial immune defenses. Many knowledgeable doctors who treat those with chronic diseases advise against getting any type of vaccine. Those who are ill many times have hyperactive or under-active immune systems and it is feared that vaccines could severely complicate these abnormalities.
The following is from an interview with Dr. Kalokerinos MD. who is known worldwide for his compassionate efforts fighting for the health and well being of the Aborigines of Australia. "This forced me to look into the question of vaccination further and the further I looked, the more shocked I became. I found that the whole vaccine business was indeed a gigantic hoax. Most doctors are convinced that they are useful, but if you look at the proper statistics and study the instances of these diseases, you will realize this is not so. My final conclusion after 40 years or more in this business (medicine) is that the unofficial policy of The World Health Organization and the unofficial policy of 'Save The Children's Fund' and other vaccine promoting organizations, is one of murder and genocide. I cannot see any other possible explanation. You cannot immunize sick children, malnourished children, and expect to get away with it. You kill far more children than would have died from natural infection". You may find the whole interview with Dr. Kalokerinos at www.whale.to/v/Kalokerinos.html
We are told by the authorities that disease has been reduced considerably since mandatory vaccines have been implemented. However, many experts say that diseases such as polio were already on the decline when vaccinations were introduced on a wide scale. I personally know of several people whose children have been injured by vaccines and one that died. The parent of the baby that died was accused of shaking his baby to death and was put in prison. Shaken Baby Syndrome, SIDS, meningitis and other fatalities are being directly linked to vaccines ...but instead of admitting that the vaccine was the cause, blame is being placed either on the parents or on some supposedly unrelated disease label.
Our immune systems....if we are healthy, are engineered to deal with viruses and bacteria naturally. We acquire immunity from becoming infected by microbes in a natural fashion. Again, there are no long term studies that have been done to examine what short and long term effects vaccines have on our immune systems. If the CDC, the World Health Organization, the National Institutes of Health and other involved agencies, really cared about us, wouldn't you think they would educate the public as to how to keep their immune systems in tip top shape naturally?
We now have a nation of disabled people...in one form or another. Autism, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lupus, M.S , ALS, Alzheimer's, Gulf War Illness, ADD, Diabetes, Bipolar Depression, Parkinson's, Rheumatoid arthritis, Fibromyalgia... and these are just the tip of the iceberg. Many researchers chalk most of it up to autoimmunity. I read one article in one of the major news magazines which told of the breakthrough concerning autoimmunity. It was suggested that inflammation was involved so the need was to create new drugs to control the inflammation. Wouldn't it make more sense to find out what was causing the inflammation? It was also mentioned in this article that the reason our body attacks itself is because our bodies were created to fight off infection and now that there is much better sanitation, we have fewer germs. And, because there are supposedly less germs we are told that the body attacks itself because it has nothing else to attack. This is the most absurd conclusion I have ever heard of. Chemicals in the environment, poor diets and possibly genetically engineered microbes, do play a role in our country's ill health. However, there is much cause and effect evidence proving the dangers of vaccines. American citizens should be very concerned and demand an all out immediate independent investigation into this most important area.
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