Friday, May 30, 2008

Vaccines, Innoculation and the TRUTH part II: BE INFORMED!

So I read the wacky Chiropractic doctor, Tim O'Shea's book, The Sanctity of Human Blood: Vaccination i$ not Immunization. 12th edition (2008).

I also ordered from the CDC: A Parent's guide to Immunization (2007). You can order one from them for free on their site too.

I was fully prepared to kick the wacky doctor's theories to the curb. After all, I had thought years ago when I heard people weren't giving their kids vaccines that they were crazy, I mean who wouldn't want to protect their child from some scary disease like Mumps, Polio, Tetanus, Hep B... Then, when I had to make a decision at our two month visit if I was going to give Owen the shots... I just couldn't "pull the trigger" as my husband likes to say. So I decided to do more research. The book I tried to read early on about vaccines was a little tough to read plus it was outdated or at least my version was.

Conclusion: I could write another book of my shocking reaction to O'Shea's 300+ well documented discoveries into the sick world of drug [lord] company kick backs, conflict of interests and overall Neurotoxins (formaldehyde, mercury, etc.) that are in vaccines as additives or stabilizers to assure that the combination shots are 'bound' together. I won't bother you with too many details here. What I will say is this: read the book if you have any doubts at all. It only took me 3 hours or so. What I like about the book is that it was easy to read and referenced the articles so you could look up the studies yourself. As we all know medical research can be 'spun' to say whatever it needs to so I stuck to the hard core facts. He does get a little far-fetched with his AIDS theory; however, I wouldn't rule it out completely (read book for details).

I will present only THREE points that O'Shea makes that could easily make up your mind without ever touching the book.

1) Paul Offit, MD, who was on the CDC Board of Advisers and worked on getting rotovirus vaccine approved, admitted in a Congressional hearing that he not only received benefits from the vaccine's manufacturer, Merck, but that he actually OWNED the patent. When asked if he thought that could be a conflict of interest he stated "I am a co-holder of a patent for a (rotovirus) vaccine. If the vaccine were to become a routinely recommended vaccine, I would make money off that. When I review safety data, am I biased? That answer is really easy: absolutely not"

*Yeah, I'm sure he could make an unbiased decision: hummm zero dollars or millions?, what do you think Offit chose?*

2) In 1986 the National Child Vaccine Injury Act was enacted by Congress and signed by Ronald Reagan. It states that "no vaccine manufacturer shall be held liable in civil action for damages arising from vaccine related injury or death."

*WHAT? So wait, WHAT? yes, you got it, big drug companies are off the hook" So why should they care how many kids die or have adverse reactions to their products?

3) HEP B: a liver disease caused by HEP B virus. It's spread through contact with blood, or other bodily fluids of the infected person. Common infection points are drug needles, unprotected sex and by handling blood in the course of your job. Hummmm, so if the mother is HEP B negative her baby is really NOT at risk for HEP B? YET and this is the shocking part: EVERY BABY IN AMERICA gets this shot as a matter of routine in hospitals. Last time I checked newborn infants are unlikely to have multiple sex partners, become a medical professional, or be an IV drug abuser, at least not on the first day of life! The EPA level of "safe" mercury is .1 microgram per kilogram per day. As of 2004, one HEP B shot had 30 times that amount.

The CDC booklet actually helped me make the decision NOT to vaccinate my child. Here's the top things I pulled from that book.

1) "If your child goes through life without ever being exposed to any of these diseases, nothing will happen"
2) ZERO cases of Polio & Diphtheria in 2005.
3) Measles & Mumps are normal self-limiting diseases, meaning they TAKE CARE of themselves in 5 -10 days with hardly any medical attention and no permanent damage. Hummm, not too hard of a decision there.

I would also like to point out that I got Pertussis (whooping cough) in 2006. I was sick for 6-8 weeks. I was constantly tired, I had a mild cough and felt weak most days. It was a verified case, in fact, my doctor reported it to the CDC. I was vaccinated for Pertussis when I was 18 and, of course, earlier in life... so why wasn't I protected? New strain, you say? Nope, same old Pertussis... but vaccines ARE NOT natural immunity, that is to say, they don't protect you for a lifetime once you've been vaccinated. In fact, no one really knows how long they last or if they work at all in some cases. I asked my doctor about this and she said, "research has shown that vaccines might only last for 3-7 years or even less." I didn't catch the footnote on that 'research,' So unless you are willing to shoot yourself up with this stuff every other year, looks like it's NOT worth it.

That is my conclusion, it's not worth it for my little 12 pound bundle of joy. I encourage you to do your own research, simply reading about the actual diseases was enough for me. I believe every parent should KNOW the facts of any disease prior to vaccinating their child for it. Can you honestly say you do? It also makes common sense to find out WHAT IS IN a shot prior to injecting it into the perfectly healthy bloodstream of a newborn.

O'Shea encourages you to find some parents with older children who have not been vaccinated. Ask them how often their kids get sick. Just ask.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

actually, none of the vaccines (except for the flu) contain mercury anymore

http://www.fda.gov/CBER/vaccine/thimerosal.htm#t1

and a case of whooping cough is going to be a lot more severe in a baby than it is in an adult which is why it is most important that infants and young children get immunized.

Cameron Clark Photography said...

Yes, it was awesome that the FDA removed thimerosal in 2002; however, there is a law that states if any US medical firm still has stock of the formally mercury-latent vaccines then they can use it. So double check those labels and see what your clinic/doctor is using.

Cameron Clark Photography said...

and yet, they CDC and most pediatricians recommend the flu vaccine at 6 months and every year thereafter...hummm