(NaturalHealth365) Do people that abstain from vaccines really place society at a risk? People that abstain from vaccines or that insist on following a modified vaccination schedule are not out there to put the the rest of the population at risk. They are there to save themselves and their children from an uncertain future that is much more likely and more treacherous than a case of chicken pox or mumps.
Think about your future child’s health – in the modern world – as a house of cards. Think of vaccines as one card, alongside other risky habits and influences such as fried foods, environmental pollutants, heavy metals and more. Pulling one or two cards out may not collapse the house, but eventually, after enough cards are pulled, the house will fall.
We need to be asking the tough questions of healthcare providers
Let’s stop blindly allowing our schools, governments, and doctors (and the companies that insure them) to make choices for us. We must be aware of the delicacy of our own house of cards if we don’t want our children caught underneath the rubble.
The purpose of vaccines and the concept of group immunity
When vaccines were first developed, medical scientists were just beginning to understand what a virus was and how it behaved over time. Today, infectious disease epidemiologists have discovered that almost every viral epidemic follows a unique pattern.
At first, the virus proves to be highly fatal. Over time, as more and more people contract the disease and overcome it, building immunity, the virus becomes less lethal and more “tame”. In short, the more exposure a population has to a particular virus, the faster it establishes what is called “group immunity”, a term that refers to the collective immunity of a specific population.
Tackling the myth – “Vaccines saved us from polio, measles & whooping cough”
When you read through the hard data on the movement of measles and polio infections throughout the U.S. and the United Kingdom, it is impossible for vaccines to take the credit for the virtual elimination of these killer diseases. From 1915 to 1958, before the measles vaccine was introduced, the death rate from measles had already declined by 98 percent. (1) And between 1923 and 1953, the polio death rate had steadily dropped by 47 percent in the U.S. and by 55 percent in England before the polio vaccine was introduced. Many epidemiologists assert that the polio virus was already on its way out, that group immunity was being achieved, and that the incidence would have continued to decrease on its own, regardless of the introduction of the vaccine.
Data compiled by several sources in Australia including the Australian Bureau of Statistics confirms that the Australian population had already developed group immunity to measles, rubella, diphtheria, and whooping cough before the first vaccines were administered. In fact, in every instance, deaths had already plummeted by over 90 percent before the first vaccine was administered. (2, 3, 4, 5)
If vaccines are more effective than group immunity – explain Scarlet Fever?
Scarlet fever, a disease with no vaccine, followed the same pattern of group immunity. Despite the fact that there remains NO vaccine against scarlet fever, no large sustained epidemics of scarlet fever have broken out in the U.S. population.
From Sugar Cubes to Shots
In the beginning, vaccines such as the polio vaccine were administered on sugar cubes (Sabin’s weakened live polio vaccine). People were lining up until the early 1960s to ingest their polio sugar cubes. The wisdom of oral vaccines was that it allowed the gut’s mucous membranes to respond to the weakened live virus and develop a more refined immune response.
Over time, vaccine makers began favoring injections over oral administration. This represented the first time in human history that we injected a living virus directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the normal filters of the body – the gut, nose, lungs, mouth, eyes, and ears. By vaccine researcher’s own admission, manufacturing vaccines is an imperfect science that often results in unintended pathogenic contaminants.
Consequences of injecting vaccines into infants with undeveloped immune systems
The danger with injecting vaccines directly into pregnant mothers and infants is that both the fetus and infant have undeveloped immune systems. The injected vaccine bypasses the normal immune filters, directly challenging their premature immune systems.
In fact, there are dozens of published studies confirming that injected vaccines are triggering a significant and sometimes prolonged inflammatory response in the body. It is this inflammatory response that has caused holistic doctors, autism researchers, and parents to cry foul and demand that we as a society re-evaluate our vaccination programs.
When compared to unvaccinated children, vaccinated children have up to a 500 percent increased incidence of childhood illness and allergies – modern epidemics that medical science has been unable to thwart. (6), (7), (8)
Is it more important to strengthen and support your child’s immune system or take the risk of overwhelming it with an inflammatory response? Which is worse – the disease you are trying to prevent, or the health conditions the vaccines may contribute to in the future?
About the author: Dr. Roy Dittman is author of Brighton Baby: A Revolutionary Organic Approach to Having an Extraordinary Child, a ground-breaking, three-book trilogy (first book due out in print in September 2012).
With over 30 years of experience in perinatal and longevity sciences, Dr. Dittman’s life-long commitment to transforming the way in which we conceive, birth, and raise children inspires couples to take action now to protect their future children’s destiny. You can follow him on Facebook, at BrightonBaby.com, and through his weekly blog on NaturalHealth365.com
1. International Mortality Statistics, 1981.
2. Commonwealth Year Books
3. The History of Diphtheria, Scarlet Fever, Measles, and Whooping Cough in Australia, 1788-1925 (Cumpston, 1927).
4. Australian Bureau of Statistics, published data
5. Data compiled from (4), (5), and (6) by Greg Beattie, author of Fooling Ourselves. ©2011 Greg Beattie.
6. Bachmair, Andreas. Vaccination survey – a continuation of the German national health survey. Survey results available online at VaccineInjury.info, Accessed online July 22, 2012.
7. Vaccinated children have up to 500% more disease than unvaccinated children. Available online at http://worldtruth.tv/vaccinated-children-have-up-to-500-more-disease-than-unvaccinated-children/. Accessed online July 22, 2012.
8. “New study: vaccinated children have 2 to 5 times more diseases and disorders than unvaccinated children.” Results of a German study released in September 2011 of about 8000 unvaccinated children. Results of the survey were compared to data from the national German KIGGS health study of children in the general population. Available online at http://worldtruth.tv/big-study-vaccinated-kids-2-5-more-diseases-than-unvaccinated/ and http://www.vaccineinjury.info/vaccinations-in-general/health-unvaccinated-children/survey-results-illnesses.html. Accessed July 22, 2012.