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DISPELLING VACCINATION MYTHS:
An Introduction to the Contradictions Between
Medical Science and Immunization Policy
Alan Phillips, Director
Citizens for Healthcare Freedom
Last Revision: May 2001
INTRODUCTION dozens of chronic immunological and
neurological diseases that have risen dra-
When my son was set to begin matically in recent decades to mass im-
his routine vaccination series at age 2 munization campaigns.
months, I didn’t know there were any
risks associated with immunizations. But Decades of studies published in
the clinic's flyer contained a contradic- the world’s leading medical journals
tion: my child’s chances of a serious ad- have documented vaccine failure and se-
verse reaction to the DPT vaccine were rious adverse vaccine events, including
one in 1750, while his chances of dying death. Dozens of books written by doc-
from pertussis were one in several mil- tors, researchers, and independent inves-
lion. When I pointed this out to the tigators reveal serious flaws in immu-
physician, he angrily disagreed, and nization theory and practice. Yet, incred-
stormed out of the room mumbling, “I ibly, most pediatricians and parents are
guess I should read that [flyer] some- unaware of these findings. This has be-
time...” Soon thereafter I learned of a gun to change in recent years, however,
child who had been permanently dis- as a growing number of parents and
abled by a vaccine, so I decided to inves- healthcare providers around the world
tigate for myself. My findings have so are becoming aware of the problems and
alarmed me that I feel compelled to questioning mass mandatory immuniza-
share them; hence, this report. tion. There is a growing international
movement away from mass mandatory
Health authorities credit vaccines immunization. This report introduces
for disease declines, and assure us of some of the information that provides
their safety and effectiveness. Yet these the basis for the movement.
assumptions are directly contradicted by
government statistics, published medical My point is not to tell anyone
studies, Food and Drug Administration whether or not to vaccinate, but rather,
(FDA) and Centers for Disease Control with the utmost urgency, to point out
(CDC) reports, and the opinions of credi- some very good reasons why everyone
ble research scientists from around the should examine the facts before deciding
world. In fact, infectious diseases de- whether or not to submit to the proce-
clined steadily for decades prior to mass dure. As a new parent, I was shocked to
immunizations, doctors in the U.S. re- discover the absence of a legal mandate
port thousands of serious vaccine reac- or professional ethic requiring pediatri-
tions each year including hundreds of cians to be fully informed of the risks of
deaths and permanent disabilities, fully vaccination, let alone to inform parents
vaccinated populations have experienced that their children risk death or perma-
epidemics, and researchers attribute nent disability upon being vaccinated. I
was equally dismayed to see first-hand deaths, and several times that number of
the prevalence of physicians who are, if permanent disabilities.1 VAERS officials
with the best of intentions, applying report that 15% of adverse events are
practices based on incomplete—and in “serious” (emergency room trip, hospi-
some cases, outright mis—information. talization, life-threatening episode, per-
manent disability, death). Independent
This report is only a brief intro- analysis of VAERS reports has revealed
duction; your own further investigation that up to 50% of reported adverse
is warranted and strongly recommended. events for the Hepatitis B vaccine are
You may discover that this is the only “serious.”2 While these figures are
way to get an objective view, as the con- alarming, they are only the tip of the ice-
troversy is a highly emotional one. berg. The FDA estimates that as few as
1% of serious adverse reactions to vac-
A word of caution: Many have cines are reported,3,4 and the CDC ad-
found pediatricians unwilling or unable mits that only about 10% of such events
to discuss this subject calmly with an are reported.5 In fact, Congress has heard
open mind. Perhaps this is because they testimony that medical students are told
have staked their personal identities and not to report suspected adverse events.6
professional reputations on the presumed
safety and effectiveness of vaccines, and The National Vaccine Informa-
because they are required by their pro- tion Center (NVIC, a grassroots organi-
fession to promote vaccination. But in zation founded by parents of vaccine-in-
any event, anecdotal reports suggest that jured and killed children) has conducted
most doctors have great difficulty ac- its own investigations.7 It reported: “In
knowledging evidence of problems with New York, only one out of 40 doctor's
vaccines. The first pediatrician I attempt- offices confirmed that they report a
ed to share my findings with yelled an- death or injury following vaccination.”
grily at me when I calmly brought up the In other words, 97.5% of vaccine related
subject. The misconceptions have very deaths and disabilities go unreported
deep roots. there. Implications about medical ethics
aside (federal law directs doctors to re-
port serious adverse events8), these find-
VACCINATION MYTH #1: ings suggest that vaccine deaths and seri-
ous injuries actually occurring may be
“Vaccines are safe...” from 10 to 100 times greater than the
...or are they?
With pertussis (often referred to
The Federal government VAERS as “whooping cough”), the number of
(Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting Sys- vaccine-related deaths dwarfs the num-
tem) was established by Congress under ber of disease deaths, which have been
the National Childhood Vaccine Injury about 10 annually for many years ac-
Compensation Act of 1986. It receives cording to the CDC, and only 8 in 1993,
about 11,000 reports of serious adverse one of the last peak-incidence years (per-
reactions to vaccinations annually, which tussis runs in 3-4 year cycles; no none
include as many as one to two hundred knows why, but vaccination rates have
no such cycles). When you factor in un- SIDS and vaccines; one such study
der-reporting, the vaccine may be 100 claimed that there was a slightly lower
times more deadly than the disease. incidence of SIDS in vaccinees. Howev-
Some argue that this is a necessary cost er, many of these studies were called
to prevent the return of a disease that into question by yet another study that
would be more deadly than the vaccine. found “confounding” had erroneously
But when you consider the fact that the skewed the results of these studies in fa-
vast majority of disease decline this cen- vor of the vaccine.13 At best, there is
tury preceded the widespread use of vac- conflicting evidence. But shouldn't we
cinations (pertussis mortality declined err on the side of caution? Shouldn't any
79% prior to vaccines), and the fact that credible correlation between vaccines
rates of disease declines remained virtu- and infant deaths be just cause for metic-
ally unchanged following the introduc- ulous, widespread monitoring of the vac-
tion of mass immunization, present day cination status of all SIDS cases? Health
vaccine casualties cannot reasonably be authorities have chosen to err on the side
explained away as a necessary sacrifice of denial rather than caution.
for the benefit of a disease-free society.
In the mid 1970's Japan raised
Unfortunately, the vaccine-relat- their vaccination age from two months to
ed-deaths story doesn’t end here. Studies two years; their incidence of SIDS
internationally have shown vaccination dropped dramatically;14 they went from
to be a cause of SIDS9,10 (SIDS, Sudden an infant mortality ranking of 17 to first
Infant Death Syndrome, is a “catch-all” in the world (i.e., Japan had the lowest
diagnosis given when the specific cause infant death rate when infants were not
of death is unknown; estimates range being immunized). England’s vaccina-
from 5,000 to 10,000 cases each year in tion rate temporarily dropped to about
the US). One study found the peak inci- 30% at about the same time following
dence of SIDS occurred at the ages of 2 media reports of vaccine-related brain
and 4 months in the U.S., precisely when damage. Infant mortality dropped sub-
the first two routine immunizations are stantially for about 2 years, then rose
given,11 while another found a clear pat- again in close correlation to rising im-
tern of correlation extending three weeks munization rates in the late 1970’s. De-
after immunization. Another study found spite these experiences, the medical
that 3,000 children die within 4 days of community maintains a posture of de-
vaccination each year in the U.S. (amaz- nial. Coroners don’t check the vaccina-
ingly, the authors reported no SIDS/vac- tion status of SIDS victims, and unsus-
cine relationship), while yet another re- pecting families continue to pay the
searcher’s studies led to the conclusion price, unaware of the dangers and denied
that at least half of SIDS cases are the right to make an informed choice.
caused by vaccines.12
FDA and CDC admissions about
Initial studies suggesting a causal the lack of adverse event reporting sug-
relationship between SIDS and vaccines gests that the total number of adverse re-
were quickly followed by vaccine-manu- actions actually occurring each year may
facturer-sponsored studies concluding actually fall within a range of 100,000 to
that there is no relationship between a million (with “serious” events being
approximately 20% of these). This con- unethical; they force an uninformed
cern is underscored by a study revealing American public to pay for vaccine man-
that 1 in 175 children who completed the ufacturer's liabilities, while ensuring that
full DPT series suffered “severe reac- this same public will remain ignorant of
tions,”15 and a Dr.'s report for attorneys the dangers of their products. This ar-
stating that one in 300 DPT immuniza- rangement also diminishes any incentive
tions resulted in seizures.16 that manufacturers might have to pro-
duce safer vaccines.
England actually saw a drop in
pertussis deaths when vaccination rates It is important to note that insur-
dropped to 30% in the mid 70's. Swedish ance companies, who do the best liability
epidemiologist B. Trollfors’ study of studies, refuse to cover vaccine reac-
pertussis vaccine efficacy and toxicity tions. Each industry’s respective profit
around the world found that “pertussis- motives have generated these contradic-
associated mortality is currently very tory positions.
low in industrialised countries and no
difference can be discerned when coun- VACCINATION TRUTH #1:
tries with high, low, and zero immunisa-
tion rates were compared.” He also “Vaccination causes significant death
found that England, Wales, and West and disability at an astounding personal
Germany had more pertussis fatalities in and financial cost to uninformed families
1970 when the immunization rate was and society.”
high than during the last half of 1980,
when rates had fallen.17
VACCINATION MYTH #2:
Vaccinations cost us more than
just the lives and health of our children. “Vaccines are very effective...”
The U.S. Federal Government's National
Vaccine Injury Compensation Program ...or are they?
(NVICP) has paid out over $1.2 billion
since 1988 to the families of children in- The medical literature has a sur-
jured and killed by vaccines,18 with mon- prising number of studies documenting
ey that comes from a tax on vaccines vaccine failure. Measles, mumps, small
that vaccine recipients pay. Meanwhile, pox, pertussis, polio and Hib outbreaks
pharmaceutical companies have a cap- have all occurred in vaccinated popula-
tive market; vaccines are legally mandat- tions.19,20,21,22,23 In 1989 the CDC report-
ed in all 50 U.S. states (though legally ed: “Among school-aged children,
avoidable in most; see Myth #9), yet [measles] outbreaks have occurred in
these same companies are “immune” schools with vaccination levels of
from accountability for the consequences greater than 98 percent.24 [They] have
of their products. Furthermore, they have occurred in all parts of the country, in-
been allowed to use “gag orders” as a cluding areas that had not reported
leverage tool in vaccine damage legal measles for years.”25 The CDC even re-
settlements to prevent disclosure of in- ported a measles outbreak in a docu-
formation to the public about vaccination mented 100% vaccinated population.26 A
dangers. Such arrangements are clearly study examining this phenomenon con-
cluded, “The apparent paradox is that as “Vaccines are the reason for low disease
measles immunization rates rise to high rates in the U.S. today...”
levels in a population, measles becomes
a disease of immunized persons.”27 A ...or are they?
more recent study found that measles
vaccination “produces immune suppres- According to the British Associa-
sion which contributes to an increased tion for the Advancement of Science,
susceptibility to other infections.”28 childhood diseases decreased 90% be-
These studies suggest that the goal of twee</p>n 1850 and 1940, paralleling
complete “immunization” may actually improved sanitation and hygienic prac-
be counter-productive, a notion under- tices, well before mandatory vaccination
scored by instances in which epidemics programs. The Medical Sentinel recently
followed complete immunization of en- reported, “from 1911 to 1935, the four
tire countries. Japan experienced yearly leading causes of childhood deaths from
increases in small pox following the in- infectious diseases in the U.S. were
troduction of compulsory vaccines in diphtheria, pertussis, scarlet fever, and
1872. By 1892, there were 29,979 measles. However, by 1945 the com-
deaths, and all had been vaccinated.29 In bined death rates from these causes had
the early 1900’s, the Philippines experi- declined by 95 percent, before the imple-
enced their worst smallpox epidemic mentation of mass immunization pro-
ever after 8 million people received 24.5 grams.”35
million vaccine doses (achieving a vacci-
nation rate of 95%); the death rate Thus, at best, vaccinations can be
quadrupled as a result.30 Before Eng- examined only for their relationship to
land’s first compulsory vaccination law the small, remaining portion of disease
in 1853, the largest two-year smallpox declines that occurred after their intro-
death rate was about 2,000; in 1870-71, duction. Yet even this role is question-
England and Wales had over 23,000 able, as pre-vaccine rates of disease mor-
smallpox deaths.31 In 1989, the country tality decline remained virtually the
of Oman experienced a widespread polio same after vaccines were introduced.
outbreak six months after achieving Furthermore, European countries that re-
complete vaccination.32 In the U.S. in fused immunization for small pox and
1986, 90% of 1300 pertussis cases in polio saw the epidemics end along with
Kansas were “adequately vaccinated.”33 those countries that mandated it; vac-
72% of pertussis cases in the 1993 cines were clearly not the sole determin-
Chicago outbreak were fully up to date ing factor. In fact, both small pox and
with their vaccinations.34 polio immunization campaigns were fol-
lowed by significant disease incidence
VACCINATION TRUTH #2: increases. After smallpox vaccination
“Evidence suggests that vaccination is an was being mandated, smallpox remained
unreliable means of preventing disease.” a prevalent disease with some substantial
increases, while other infectious diseases
simultaneously continued their declines
VACCINATION MYTH #3: in the absence of vaccines. In England
and Wales, smallpox disease and vacci-
nation rates eventually declined simulta-
neously over a period of several decades U.S. Division of Biological Standards,
between the 1870’s and the beginning of Dr. J. Anthony Morris, analyzed the 41
World War II.36 It is thus impossible to cases, he confirmed only 5, and all had
say whether or not vaccinations con- been vaccinated.40 Such instances as
tributed to the continuing declines in dis- these demonstrate the fallacy of inci-
ease death rates, or if the declines con- dence figures, yet vaccine advocates
tinued unabated simply due to the same tend to rely on them
forces which likely brought about the indiscriminatel</p>y.
initial declines—improvements in sanita-
tion, hygiene and diet; better housing, VACCINATION TRUTH #3
transportation and infrastructure; better
food preservation techniques and tech- “It is unclear what impact, if any, that
nology; and possibly natural disease cy- vaccines had on 19th and 20th century in-
cles. Underscoring this conclusion was a fectious disease declines.”
recent World Health Organization report
which found that the disease and mortal-
ity rates in third world countries have no VACCINATION MYTH #4:
direct correlation with immunization
procedures or medical treatment, but are “Vaccination is based on sound immu-
closely related to the standard of hygiene nization theory and practice...”
and diet.37 Credit given to vaccinations
for our current disease incidence has ...or is it?
simply been grossly exaggerated, if not
outright misplaced. The</p> clinical evidence for
vaccines is their ability to stimulate anti-
Vaccine advocates point to inci- body production in the recipient. What is
dence rather than mortality statistics as not clear, however, is whether or not an-
evidence of vaccine effectiveness. How- tibody production constitutes immunity.
ever, statisticians tell us that mortality For example, agamma globulin-anemic
statistics are a better measure of disease children are incapable of producing anti-
than incidence figures, for the simple bodies, yet they recover from infectious
reason that the quality of reporting and diseases almost as quickly as other chil-
record keeping is much higher on fatali- dren.41 Furthermore, a study published
ties.38 For instance, a survey in New by the British Medical Council in 1950
York City revealed that only 3.2% of pe- during a diphtheria epidemic concluded
diatricians were actually reporting that there was no relationship between
measles cases to the health department. antibody count and disease incidence; re-
In 1974, the CDC determined that there searchers found resistant people with ex-
were 36 cases of measles in Georgia, tremely low antibody counts and sick
while the Georgia State Surveillance people with high counts.42 Natural im-
System reported 660 cases.39 In 1982, munization is a complex interactive pro-
Maryland state health officials blamed a cess involving many bodily organs and
pertussis epidemic on a television pro- systems; it cannot be replicated merely
gram, “D.P.T.—Vaccine Roulette,” by the artificial stimulation of antibod-
which warned of the dangers of DPT, ies.
but when former top virologist for the
Research also indicates that vac- developed symptoms if he or she had not
cination commits immune cells to the been vaccinated. It is also worth noting
specific antigens in a vaccine, rendering that outbreaks in recent years have
them incapable of reacting to other in- recorded more disease cases in vaccinat-
fections. Immunological reserves may ed children than in unvaccinated chil-
thus actually be reduced, causing a gen- dren.
erally lowered resistance. 43
Yet another surprising aspect of
Another component of immu- immunization practice is the “one size
nization theory is “herd immunity,” the fits all” aspect. An 8-pound 2-month-old
notion that when enough people in a baby receives the same dosage as a 40
community are immunized, all are pro- pound five year old. Infants with imma-
tected. As Myth #2 showed, there are ture, undeveloped immune systems may
many documented instances showing receive five or more times the dosage,
just the opposite—fully vaccinated pop- relative to body weight, as older chil-
ulations have experienced epidemics. dren. Furthermore, the number of “units”
With measles, this actually seems to be within doses has been found in random
the direct result of high vaccination testing to range from ½ to 3 times what
rates.44 In Minnesota, a state epidemiolo- the label indicates; manufacturing quali-
gist concluded that the Hib vaccine in- ty controls appear to tolerate a rather
creases the risk of illness when a study large margin of error. “Hot Lots”—vac-
revealed that vaccinated children were cine lots associated with disproportion-
five times more likely to contract menin- ately high death and disability rates—
gitis than unvaccinated children.45 have been repeatedly identified by the
NVIC, but the FDA consistently refuses
Surprisingly, vaccination has to intervene to prevent further unneces-
never actually been clinically proven to sary injury and deaths. In fact, individual
be effective in preventing disease, for the vaccine lots have never been recalled
simple reason that no researcher has di- due to their greater incidence of adverse
rectly exposed test subjects to diseases reactions. However, the rotavirus vac-
(nor may they ethically do so). The med- cine was taken off the market a few
ical community’s gold standard, the dou- months after being introduced when it
ble blind, placebo-controlled study, has caused bowel obstructions in many re-
not been used to compare vaccinated and cipients. Incredibly, the FDA and CDC
unvaccinated people, and so the practice knew about this problem prior to licens-
remains scientifically unproven. Further- ing the vaccine, but both organizations
more, it is important to recognize that still gave their unanimous approval.46
not everyone exposed to a disease devel-
ops symptoms (indeed, only a tiny per- Finally, vaccines are adminis-
centage of a population need develop tered with the assumption that all recipi-
symptoms for an epidemic to be de- ents—regardless of race, culture, diet,
clared). Thus, if a vaccinated individual genetic makeup, geographic location, or
is exposed to a disease and doesn’t get any other characteristic—will respond
sick, it is impossible to know whether the same. This was perhaps never more
the vaccine worked, because there is no dramatically disproved than in Australi-
way to know if that person would have a's Northern Territory a few years ago,
where stepped-up immunization cam-
paigns in native aborigines resulted in an Most childhood infectious dis-
incredible 50% infant mortality rate.47 eases have few serious consequences in
One must wonder about the lives of the today's modern world. Even conserva-
survivors, too; if half died, surely the tive CDC statistics for pertussis during
other half did not escape unaffected. 1992-94 indicate a 99.8% recovery rate.
In fact, when hundreds of pertussis cases
Almost as troubling was a recent occurred in Ohio and Chicago in the fall
study in the New England Journal of 1993 outbreak, an infectious disease ex-
Medicine reporting that a substantial pert from Cincinnati Children's Hospital
number of Romanian children were con- said, “The disease was very mild, no one
tracting polio from the vaccine. Re- died, and no one went to the intensive
searchers found a correlation with injec- care unit.”
tions of antibiotics. A single injection
within one month of vaccination raised The vast majority of the time,
the risk of polio eight times, two to nine childhood infectious diseases are benign
injections raised the risk 27-fold, and 10 and self-limiting. They usually impart
or more injections raised the risk 182 lifelong immunity, whereas vaccine-in-
times.48 duced immunity is only temporary. In
fact, the temporary nature of vaccine im-
What other factors not accounted munity can create a more dangerous situ-
for in vaccination theory will surface un- ation in a child’s future. For example,
expectedly to reveal unforeseen or previ- the new chicken pox vaccine has an ef-
ously overlooked consequences? We fectiveness estimated at 6 - 10 years. If
cannot begin to fully comprehend the effective, it will postpone the child's vul-
scope and degree of the danger until nerability until adulthood, when death
public health officials begin looking and from the disease, while still rare, is 20
reporting in earnest. In the meantime, times more likely than in childhood.
entire countries’ populations are unwit- “Measles parties” used to be common in
ting gamblers in a game that many might Britain; if a child got measles, other par-
very well choose not to play if they were ents in the neighborhood would rush
given all the rules in advance. their kids over to play with the infected
child, to deliberately contract the disease
VACCINATION TRUTH #4: and develop natural lifetime immunity.
This avoids the risk of infection in adult-
“Many of the assumptions upon which hood that comes with artificial immuni-
immunization theory and practice are un- ty, when the disease is more dangerous,
proven or have been proven false in their and provides the benefits of an immune
application.” system strengthened by the natural dis-
VACCINATION MYTH #5:
About half of measles cases in
“Childhood diseases are extremely dan- the late 1980's resurgence were in ado-
gerous...” lescents and adults, most of whom were
vaccinated as children,49 and the recom-
...or are they, really? mended booster shots may provide pro-
tection for less than six months.50 Some
healthcare professionals are concerned ...or was it?
that the virus from the chicken pox vac-
cine may “reactivate later in life in the Six New England states reported
form of herpes zoster (shingles) or other increases in polio one year after the Salk
immune system disorders.”51 Dr. A. vaccine was introduced, ranging from
Lavin of the Dept. of Pediatrics, St. more than doubling in Vermont to Mas-
Luke's Medical Center in Cleveland, sachusetts’ astounding increase of 642%;
Ohio, strongly opposed licensing the other states reported increases as well.
new vaccine, “until we actually The incidence in Wisconsin increased by
know...the risks involved in injecting a factor of five. Idaho and Utah actually
mutated DNA [the vaccine herpes virus] halted vaccination due to the increased
into the host genome [children].”52 The incidence and death rate. In 1959, 77.5%
truth is, no one knows, but the vaccine is of Massachusetts’ paralytic cases had re-
now licensed, recommended by health ceived 3 doses of IPV (injected polio
authorities, and quickly becoming man- vaccine). During 1962 U.S. Congres-
dated throughout the country. sional hearings, Dr. Bernard Greenberg,
head of the Dept. of Biostatistics for the
Not only are most infectious dis- University of North Carolina School of
eases rarely dangerous, they can actually Public Health, testified that not only did
play a vital role in the developing a the cases of polio increase substantially
strong, healthy immune system. Persons after mandatory vaccinations—a 50% in-
who have not had measles have a higher crease from 1957 to 1958, and an 80%
incidence of certain skin diseases, de- increase from 1958 to 1959—but that the
generative diseases of bone and carti- statistics were deliberately manipulated
lage, and certain tumors, while absence by the Public Health Service to give the
of mumps has been linked to higher risks opposite impression.53 It is important to
of ovarian cancer. Anthroposophical understand that the polio vaccine was
medical doctors recommend only the not universally accepted, at least initial-
tetanus and polio vaccines; they believe ly. Despite this, polio declined both in
contracting other childhood infectious European countries that refused mass
diseases is beneficial in that it matures vaccination as well as in those that em-
and strengthens the immune system. ployed it.
VACCINATION TRUTH #5: According to Australian re-
searcher-author Dr. Viera Scheibner,
“Dangers of childhood diseases are 90% of polio cases were eliminated from
greatly exaggerated in order to scare par- statistics by health authorities’ redefini-
ents into compliance with a questionable tion of the disease when the vaccine was
but highly profitable procedure.” introduced, while in reality the Salk vac-
cine was continuing to cause paralytic
polio in several countries amidst an ab-
VACCINATION MYTH #6: sence of epidemics caused by the wild
virus. For example, cases of viral and
“Polio was one of the clearly great vacci- aseptic meningitis, which have symp-
nation success stories...” toms similar to polio, were routinely di-
agnosed and recorded as polio before the higher than that cited by the CDC. No-
vaccine, but were distinguished and re- tably, the live poliovirus is no longer in
moved from polio statistics after the vac- widespread use.
cine. Also, the number of cases needed
to declare an epidemic was raised from To be sure, polio as it was known
20 to 35, and the requirement for inclu- in the first half of the 20th century does
sion in paralysis statistics was changed not exist today. However, declines fol-
from symptoms that lasted for 24 hours lowing polio peaks in the late 1940’s and
to symptoms lasting 60 days (many polio early 1950’s had been underway for a
victims’ paralyses were temporary). It is period of years by the time the vaccine
no wonder that polio decreased radically was introduced.
after vaccines—at least on paper. In
1985, the CDC reported that 87% of the VACCINATION TRUTH #6:
cases of polio in the U.S. between 1973
and 1983 were caused by the vaccine, “The polio vaccine temporarily reversed
and later declared that all but a few im- disease declines that were underway be-
ported cases since were caused by the fore the vaccine was introduced; this fact
vaccine—and most of the imported cases was deliberately covered up by health
occurred in fully vaccinated individuals. authorities. In Europe, polio declined in
countries that both embraced and reject-
Jonas Salk, inventor of the IPV, ed the vaccine.”
testified before a Senate subcommittee
that nearly all polio outbreaks since 1961
were caused by the oral polio vaccine. VACCINATION MYTH #7:
At a workshop on polio vaccines spon-
sored by the Institute of Medicine and “My child had no reaction to the vac-
the Centers for Disease Control and Pre- cines, so there is nothing to worry
vention, Dr. Samuel Katz of Duke Uni- about...”
versity cited the estimated 8-10 annual
U.S. cases of vaccine-associated paralyt- ...or is there?
ic polio (VAPP) in people who have tak-
en the oral polio vaccine, and the [then The documented long term ad-
four year] absence of wild polio from the verse effects of vaccines include chronic
western hemisphere. Jessica Scheer of immunological and neurological disor-
the National Rehabilitation Hospital Re- ders such as autism, hyperactivity, atten-
search Center in Washington, D.C., tion deficit disorders, dyslexia, allergies,
pointed out that most parents are un- cancer, and other conditions, many of
aware that polio vaccination in this which barely existed before mass vacci-
country entails “a small number of hu- nation programs. Vaccine ingredients in-
man sacrifices each year.” Compounding clude known toxicants and carcinogens
this contradiction are low adverse event such as thimersol (a mercury derivative),
reporting and the NVIC’s experiences aluminum phosphate, formaldehyde (for
with confirming and correcting misdiag- which the Poisons Information Centre in
noses of vaccine reactions, which sug- Australia claims there is no acceptable
gest that the actual number of VAPP safe amount that can be injected into a
“sacrifices” may be 10 to 100 times living human body), and phenoxyethanol
(commonly known as antifreeze). Some is thus not only known, but relied upon
of these ingredients are gastrointestinal by clinical researchers studying brain
toxicants, liver toxicants, respiratory tox- disorders.
icants, neurotoxicants, cardiovascular
and blood toxicants, reproductive toxi- A German study found correla-
cants, and developmental toxicants, to tions between vaccinations and 22 neu-
name a few of the known dangers. rological conditions including attention
Chemical ranking systems rate many deficit and epilepsy. Another dilemma is
vaccine ingredients among the most haz- that viral elements in vaccines may per-
ardous substances, and they are heavily sist and mutate in the human body for
regulated. Even microscopic doses of years, with unknown consequences. Mil-
some of these ingredients are known to lions of children are partaking in an
be able to cause serious injury. In addi- enormous, crude experiment, and no sin-
tion, some vaccine mediums used in the cere, organized effort is being made to
production of vaccines contain human track the negative side effects or to de-
diploid cells originating from human termine the long-term consequences.
aborted fetal tissue, a fact that might af- Since long-term studies on the adverse
fect many people’s vaccination choices effects of vaccines are virtually non-ex-
—if they only knew this was the case. istent, their widespread use in the ab-
sence of informed consent and adequate
Medical historian, researcher and safety testing constitutes medical experi-
author Harris Coulter, Ph.D. explained mentation. As the American Association
that his extensive research revealed of Physicians and Surgeons and the Na-
childhood immunization to be “causing a tional Vaccine Information Center have
low-grade encephalitis in infants on a pointed out, this is a violation of the first
much wider scale than public health au- principle of the Nuremberg Code, “the
thorities were willing to admit, about centerpiece of modern bioethics.”54,55
15-20% of all children.” He points out
that the sequelae [conditions known to Bart Classen, MD, PhD, founder
result from a disease] of encephalitis [in- of Classen Immunotherapies and devel-
flammation of the brain, a documented oper of vaccine technologies, conducted
adverse effect of vaccination]: autism, epidemiological studies around the
learning disabilities, minimal and not-so- world and found vaccines to be the cause
minimal brain damage, seizures, epilep- of 79% of insulin type I diabetes in chil-
sy, sleeping and eating disorders, sexual dren under 10. The increase risk ranged
disorders, asthma, crib death, diabetes, from 9% with the diphtheria vaccine to
obesity, and impulsive violence are pre- 50% with the Hepatitis B vaccine. Ac-
cisely the disorders which afflict con- cording to Classen, CDC data confirms
temporary society. Many of these condi- his findings. However, the implications
tions were formerly relatively rare, but of Classen’s findings go well beyond di-
they have become more common as abetes, as his comment in a 1999 issue of
childhood vaccination programs have the British Medical Journal points out:
expanded. Coulter also points out that “The incidence of many other chronic
pertussis toxoid is used to induce en- immunological diseases, including asth-
cephalitis in lab animals. The pertussis ma, allergies, and immune mediated can-
vaccine’s ability to cause brain damage cers, has risen rapidly and may also be
linked to immunisation.”56 The diabetes otherwise explain the dramatic rise in
findings may be only the tip of the ice- many of these diseases.”
Recent studies in the U.S. and VACCINATION MYTH #8:
England suggest that vaccines cause
autism.57,58,59 Mercury poisoning and “Vaccines are the only disease preven-
autism have nearly identical symptoms,60 tion option available...”
and a single day’s vaccination regimen
may inject 41 times the level of mercury ...or are they?
known to cause harm.61 California’s
autism rate has mushroomed 1000% Most parents feel compelled to
over the past 20 years, with dramatic in- take some disease-preventing action for
creases following the introduction of the their children. While there is no 100%
MMR vaccine in the early 1980’s. Eng- guarantee anywhere, there are viable al-
land had dramatic autism increases be- ternatives. Historically, homeopathy has
ginning in the 1990’s, following the in- proven many times to be more effective
troduction of the MMR vaccine there. than allopathic medicine in the treatment
Some infants receive 100 times the and prevention of disease. In a U.S.
EPA’s maximum allowable amount of cholera outbreak in 1849, allopathic
mercury through vaccines. In January, medicine saw a 48-60% death rate, while
2000, the Journal of Adverse Drug Reac- homeopathic hospitals had a documented
tions reported that the MMR vaccine death rate of only 3%.63 Roughly similar
was not adequately tested and should not statistics still hold true for cholera to-
have been licensed. Further reinforcing day.64 Recent epidemiological studies
the suspected vaccine-autism connection show homeopathic remedies as equaling
is the fact that many physicians using a or surpassing standard vaccinations in
systematic mercury-detoxification regi- preventing disease. There are reports in
men with autistic patients have seen dra- which populations that were treated
matic improvements in the health and homeopathically after exposure had a
behavior of their patients.62 Today, one 100% success rate—none of the treated
out of every 150 children are affected by caught the disease.65
autism, according to the National Vac-
cine Information Center. In the early There are homeopathic kits avail-
1940’s, prior to the introduction of most able for disease prevention.66 Homeo-
vaccines in current use, it was consid- pathic remedies can also be taken only
ered a rare condition that few doctors during times of increased risk (out-
would ever encounter in their practice. breaks, traveling, etc.), and have proven
highly effective in such instances. And
VACCINATION TRUTH #7: since these remedies have no toxic com-
ponents, they have virtually no side ef-
“The long term adverse effects of vacci- fects. In addition, homeopathy has been
nations have been ignored in spite of effective in reversing some of the dis-
compelling correlations with many seri- ability caused by vaccine reactions, not
ous chronic conditions. Doctors can’t to mention many other chronic condi-
tions with which allopathic medicine has more required vaccines. In general,
had little success. though, medical exemptions are difficult
to get, may be available only to those
VACCINATION TRUTH #8: who have already had a serious vaccine
reaction or who have a family history of
“Documented safe and effective alterna- serious vaccine reactions, may be grant-
tives to vaccination have been available ed only for the specific vaccine believed
for decades. However, they have been to have caused a previous reaction, and
systematically attacked and suppressed may be valid only as long as the condi-
by the medical establishment.” tion giving rise to the exemption persists
(i.e., may be temporary).
VACCINATION MYTH #9:
2) Religious Exemption: 48 states allow
“Vaccinations are legally mandated and for a religious exemption (all but MS
unavoidable...” and WV). A state’s laws may state that
membership in an established religious
...or are they? organization is required. However, this
requirement has been held unconstitu-
In the U.S., vaccine laws vary tional in New York federal courts; per-
from state to state. While every state sonal religious beliefs are sufficient for a
legally requires vaccines, every state religious exemption, regardless of which
also has one or more legal exemptions religious organization you belong to, or
from vaccines. School and health offi- whether or not you belong to an orga-
cials will seldom volunteer exemption nized religion at all.67,68,69,70 In one case,
information, and are sometimes misin- the plaintiffs were awarded money dam-
formed about legal exemptions, so it is ages when the court found that the state
important to check the laws in your state had violated their civil rights by denying
to find out exactly what the requirements them a religious exemption.
are. Each state offers one or more of the
following three kinds of exemptions: 3) Philosophical or Personal Exemption:
Approximately 17 states allow parents to
1) Medical Exemption: All 50 states in refuse vaccination for personal or philo-
the U.S. allow for a medical exemption. sophical reasons.
However, few pediatricians check for in-
dications of increased risk before admin- It is worth noting that exempted
istering vaccines, so it is advisable for children may be banned from attending
parents to research this matter for them- schools during local outbreaks. But all
selves if they have reason to believe that schools, public or private, must comply
their child may be predisposed to vac- with state vaccination laws and honor le-
cine reactions. Epilepsy, severe allergies, gal exemptions.
and a previous adverse reaction in a
child or sibling are but a few of the many The best source for a copy of
conditions in child or family history your state's vaccination laws is state
which may increase the chances of an health officials. A phone call to the state
adverse reaction, and thus may qualify Department of Epidemiology or Immu-
for a medical exemption from one or nization (the specific name varies from
state to state) may be all that it takes to Conflicts of interest are the norm
get a copy mailed to you. Or, for a small in the vaccine industry. Members and
fee, the NVIC and New Atlantean Press Chairs of the FDA and CDC vaccine ad-
will sell you a copy of your state’s im- visory committees own stock in drug
munization laws (see contact informa- companies that make vaccines; individu-
tion at the end of this article). Statutes als on both advisory committees own
can be searched on the internet (for ex- patents for vaccines under consideration
ample, see www.findlaw.com), but these or affected by the decisions these com-
sources may not reflect very recent mittees make. The CDC grants conflict-
changes in the law, if there have been of-interest waivers to every member of
any. Law libraries and lawyers are, of their advisory committee a year at a
course, a good source as well. time, allowing full participation in the
discussions leading up to a vote by every
VACCINATION TRUTH #9: member whether or not they have a fi-
nancial stake in the decision.71
“Legal exemptions from vaccinations are
available for many—but not all—U.S. Concerns over vaccine adverse
citizens.” effects and conflicts of interest led the
American Society of Physicians and Sur-
geons to issue a Resolution to Congress
VACCINATION MYTH #10: calling for a “moratorium on vaccine
mandates and for physicians to insist
“Public health officials always place the upon truly informed consent for the use
public’s health above all other of vaccines.” Approved by unanimous
concerns...” vote at the AAPS October 2000 annual
meeting, the resolution made references
...or do they? to the “increasing numbers of mandatory
childhood vaccines, to which children
Vaccination history is riddled are…subjected without …information
with documented instances of deceit por- about potential adverse side effects”; the
traying vaccines as mighty disease con- fact that “safety testing of many vaccines
querors, when in fact vaccines have had is limited and the data are unavailable
little or no discernable impact on—or for independent scrutiny, so that mass
have even delayed or reversed—pre-ex- vaccination is equivalent to human ex-
isting disease declines. The United King- perimentation and subject to the Nurem-
dom's Department of Health admitted berg Code, which requires voluntary in-
that vaccination status determined the di- formed consent”; and the fact that “the
agnosis of subsequent diseases: Those process of approving and ‘recommend-
found in vaccinated patients received al- ing’ vaccines is tainted with conflicts of
ternate diagnoses; hospital records and interest.”72
death certificates were falsified. Today,
many doctors still refuse to diagnose dis- In an October 1999 statement to
eases in vaccinated children, and so the Congress, Bart Classen, M.D., M.B.A.,
“Myth” about vaccine success persists. founder and CEO of Classen Im-
munotherapies and developer of vaccine
technologies, stated, “It is clear…that the
government's immunization policies… the safety and effectiveness of any phar-
are driven by politics and not by science. maceutical product. Military personnel
I can give numerous examples where have been, and continue to be, unwitting
employees of the US Public Health Ser- subjects in unethical experiments.
vice…appear to be furthering their ca-
reers by acting as propaganda officers to VACCINATION TRUTH #10:
support political agendas. In one case…
employees of a foreign government, who “Many of the public health officials who
were funded and working closely with determine vaccine policy profit substan-
the US Public Health Service, submitted tially from their policy decisions.”
false data to a major medical journal.
The true data indicated the vaccine was
dangerous however the false data that SOME CLOSING REMARKS
was submitted indicated there was no
risk. An employee of the NIH who man- In the December 1994 Medical
ages large vaccine grants jointly pub- Post, Canadian author of the best-seller
lished a misleading letter about the sub- Medical Mafia, Guylaine Lanctot, M.D.,
ject with one of these foreign civil ser- stated, “The medical authorities keep ly-
vants. As you are aware it is illegal to ing. Vaccination has been a disaster on
falsify data from research funded by the the immune system. It actually causes a
US government.” Dr. Classen recom- lot of illnesses. We are actually changing
mended that Congress hire a special our genetic code through
prosecutor “to determine if public health vaccination...100 years from now we
officials are following the laws enacted will know that the biggest crime against
to ensure vaccines are safe” and to deter- humanity was vaccines.” After critically
mine “if public health officials along analyzing literally ten’s of thousands of
with manufacturers are misleading the pages of the vaccine medical literature,
public about the safety of these prod- Dr. Viera Scheibner concluded that
ucts.”73 “there is no evidence whatsoever of the
ability of vaccines to prevent any dis-
In France, 15,000 French citizens eases. To the contrary, there is a great
have sued their government over adverse wealth of evidence that they cause seri-
Hepatitis B vaccine reactions.74 Former ous side effects.”76 Dr. Classen has stat-
public health officials there are serving ed, “My data proves that the studies used
prison sentences following findings that to support immunization are so flawed
they did not follow the law to ensure the that it is impossible to say if immuniza-
safety of the vaccine, and school-age tion provides a net benefit to anyone or
Hep B vaccination has been discontin- to society in general. This question can
ued. U.S. military personnel may be only be determined by proper studies
even worse off: “…four letters from the that have never been performed. The
FDA/Public Health Service…clearly re- flaw of previous studies is that there was
veal that the anthrax vaccine was ap- no long-term follow up and chronic toxi-
proved for marketing without the manu- city was not looked at. The American
facturer performing a single controlled Society of Microbiology has promoted
clinical trial.”75 Clinical trials are, of my research...and thus acknowledges the
course, absolutely critical to determining need for proper studies.”77 These may be
radical positions, but they are not un- out their lives, and every healthcare sys-
founded. The continued denial and sup- tem and government a potential buyer, it
pression of the evidence against vaccines is little wonder that countless millions of
only perpetuates the “Myths” of their dollars are spent nurturing the growing
“success” and, more importantly, their multi-billion dollar vaccine industry.
negative consequences on our children Without public outcry, we will see more
and society. Aggressive and comprehen- and more new vaccines required of us
sive scientific investigation into adverse all. And while profits are readily calcula-
vaccine events is clearly warranted, yet ble, the real human costs are ignored or
immunization programs continue to ex- suppressed.
pand in the absence of such research.
Manufacturer profits are enormous, Whatever your personal vaccina-
while accountability for the negative ef- tion decision, make it an informed one;
fects is conspicuously absent. This is es- you have that right and responsibility. It
pecially sad given the readily available is a difficult issue, but there is more than
safe and effective alternatives. enough at stake to justify whatever time
and energy it takes.
The positions asserted above are
not coming from a handful of fringe lu-
natics; entire professional organizations
are speaking out. Criticisms of vaccines FOR MORE INFORMATION:
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Alan Phillips is an attorney in Chapel cording to Sai Sanjeevini Foundation, New Del-
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Citizens for Healthcare Freedom Director Alan 5. Medical Missionary Press, NC, USA.
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Internet Postings: There are many; solicitations
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Alan has researched and written on several vac-
cine legal issues, including vaccine exemptions
(with a focus on religious exemption federal case
law), the National Vaccine Injury Compensation
Program, and the shaken-baby-syndrome/vaccine
injury connection: the documented instances in
which parents and caretakers are convicted of
child abuse, but later the damage is shown to
have been caused by a vaccine injury.
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