Vaccination has become a battlefield in which the “pro-vaccine” community and the “anti-vaccine” group challenge one another to prove that they are right. In reality, there is no such thing as a correct answer- just facts that are worth taking into consideration before jumping on any of these two bandwagons.
The vaccine controversy which has grown bigger lately has made it difficult for loving parents to know what to do and what group to adhere to. Collective Evolution’s Arjun Walia has come up with six conclusions that may help parents decide once and for all whether they should or should not vaccine their offspring.
Is there a link between vaccine and autism?
According to a study published in the journal Vaccine, there is no connection whatsoever between vaccination and autism, between vaccination and autism spectrum disorder [ASD], the measles, mumps and rubella [MMR] vaccination and autism or ASD. The study done by researchers at the University of Sydney, which examined ten studies involving over one million children also determined there is no relationship between autism/ASD and thimerosal or mercury.
Another horde of studies published in scientific journals such as the Journal of Paediatrics and the Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences concluded that “a retrospective cohort study in the United Kingdom does not support a causal association” between developmental disorders and thimerosal exposure and that there was no convincing evidence that the organomercury compound plays any role in the development of autism.
Despite the overwhelming number of studies which claim vaccines do not lead to autism or autism spectrum disorder, there are also studies which claim the opposite. A study which can be found in the Journal of Toxicology conducted by scientists from the University of British Columbia, Louisiana and MIT describes how aluminium can harm the Central Nervous System. CNS problems are linked to diseases such as ASD, which means that Aluminium adjuvants in the form of paediatric vaccines could contribute to increased rates of ASD. Dr Chris Shaw, one of the paper’s authors explains that when aluminium comes from a vaccine, it remains in the body and, as studies have shown, it travels to the brain where it can be detected up to a year after the injection.
A study published in Current Medical Chemistry four years ago concluded that “experimental research clearly shows that aluminium adjuvants have a potential to induce serious immunological disorders in humans.” It explains how aluminium could be responsible for the development of a wide body of neurodegenerative disease, including autism. Dr Shaw published another paper in 2011 which can be found in the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry which concluded that “it would seem ill advised to exclude paediatric vaccinations as a possible cause of adverse long-term neurodevelopment outcomes, including those associated with autism.”
Another paper published in the Journal Entropy proposed that “children with the autism diagnosis are especially vulnerable to toxic metals such as aluminium and mercury due to insufficient serum sulphate and glutathione.” The paper observed a “strong correlation” between the MMR vaccine and autism and showed that people with a slight DNA difference are at risk for developing neurodegenerative diseases through vaccination.
According to a study published in the International Journal of Toxicology, “repetitive mercury exposure during pregnancy […] and after birth, through thimerosal-containing vaccinations and pollution, in genetically susceptible individuals is one potential factor in autism.”
Is the scientific/industry fraud real?
Lucija Tomljenovic, senior postdoctoral fellow in University of British Columbia’s Faculty of medicine and medical investigator uncovered documents which revealed that pharmaceutical companies, vaccine manufacturers and health authorities have known about the dangers associated with vaccines, but preferred to withhold them from the public. The scientific fraud is likely to continue today.
A congressional record from May, 2003 reveals that there is a high risk of autism as a result of vaccines containing thimerosal and Robert F. Kennedy, the former U.S. president’s nephew repeatedly stated that there is a “cover-up” of data which shows a definitive link between vaccines and autism.
Long-time CDC scientist Dr William Thompson, who has authored a handful of studies that are usually pointed out by the “pro-vaccine” community, said that ten years of research went down the drain “because the CDC is so paralysed right now by anything related to autism.” In a statement sent to CNN by his lawyers, he said that he regrets that “statistically significant information” has been omitted in a 2004 article.
The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act
About 40 years ago, people became concerned about vaccine safety and started filing lawsuits against vaccine manufacturers and healthcare providers whenever they considered they had been injured by vaccines. This act was developed in the wake of the wave of lawsuits to protect pharmaceutical companies, doctors or medical associations from any “fault.”
Pharmaceutical companies are now exempt from participating in these proceedings and the ones that have to pay for all the vaccine-related damages are the tax payers.
Are vaccines completely harmless?
Dr Shaw said of the Gardasil vaccine that its benefits are “over-hyped and the dangers are underestimated.” Dr Diane Harper, who helped design and finalize the Phase II and III safety and effectiveness studies to get Gardasil approved concluded that the creators of this vaccine “appealed to mothers’ sense of duty to get their daughters vaccinated.”
A new study published in the journal Autoimmunity Review pointed out that HPV vaccination could trigger a variety of autoimmune diseases such as primary ovarian failure and multiple sclerosis. Moreover, Gardasil has been linked to a number of deaths.
Common vaccine ingredients are aluminium gels or salts of aluminium, antibiotics, egg protein, formaldehyde, monosodium glutamate and thimerosal. A meta-analysis published in the journal BioMed Research International revealed that “many studies conducted by independent investigators have found Thimerosal to be associated with neurodevelopmental disorders.”
Significant correlation between exposure to thimerosal and neurodevelopmental disorders in children including speech disorders, mental retardation, autism, personality disorders and thinking abnormalities has been reported in a number of studies.
Is vaccine safety bogus?
All drugs are associated with some adverse reactions and risks, so there is really no such thing as “one-size-fits-all.” Gregory A. Poland, the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Vaccine and fellow researchers have concluded that the “one-size-fits-all” approach for vaccines should be abandoned, because adverse reactions which occur as a result of vaccinations could be severely underestimated.
Plus, vaccines such as the oral polio vaccine [OPV] is the only known cause of polio in the United States nowadays, so ignoring the facts and choosing to follow the herd should be done at your own risk.