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The Thoughtful Parent’s Guide to Thinking Through Vaccinations

Here is a fabulous short series of posts (three, to be exact) about vaccinations featured on one of my favorite Christian healthy homemaking websites, Keeper of the Home.

I loved the first post, The Thoughtful Parent’s Guide to Thinking Through Vaccinations, for the following reasons:

  • The author did a great job of presenting vaccine information without a lot of bias.  I, on the other hand, presented all of my information with quite the bias.  (You may have noticed – haha)  To be fair, our purposes for writing was very different.  I was explaining why we decided to avoid vaccines; she was presenting both sides of the debate. In her own words, her purpose in writing this post was to “serve you and equip you to become the most informed, critically-thinking guardian of your child’s health that you can be!”  It was not to win converts to her position.
  • The author presented a great overview of vaccine issues, starting with the basic premises behind both the pro-vaccine and cautionary-vaccine stances.  Her points in the cautionary section closely follow the ones I talked about in-depth in my Vaccination Consideration Series.

The second post outlines 10 Questions to Ask to help you decide whether a vaccine is appropriate for your child at this point in his life.  The most stellar thing about this post is the example she gives at the end of the research she did on the polio virus and vaccine.

The final post is full of Pro-Vaccine and Cautionary Resources.  This is a great “Consumer Reports” list of resources for parents wanting to consider both sides of the vaccine debate.

I really appreciate the time and care taken to put this information together. I hope you benefit from it too!

Vaccination Consideration (9 of 9): Better Health Without Vaccines

This is the ninth of nine reasons we’re going to explore for why we decided not to vaccinate our children. If you missed the intro to this series, please read it here. It contains groundwork critical for properly understanding my motivation for writing this series.

We have concerns not only about the necessity and possible side effects of vaccines, but more importantly, the overall effect vaccines have on the immune and nervous systems.  From our first hand encounters and research it seems that unvaccinated children have overall better health. Admittedly, this is not likely due just to non-vaccination; there are likely a dozen different factors that come into play. But our focus in this post is to examine the role of vaccines in health.

Personal Experience

Let’s start with first-hand experiences since those have less “officialness” to them.  🙂

Before we jump in, please know that we wholeheartedly acknowledge that health is a gift from God.  That we have healthy children is by his grace. 

However, we also acknowledge that God set things up to have a cause-and-effect relationship.  He set up a sow-and-reap dynamic that applies not only to spiritual life, but to the physical life as well.  So, as we discuss the implications of vaccines on health, please keep this in mind.

Erich and I have not vaccinated our three kids at all and seem to have a different medical experience from most typical families with children the same age as ours.  Though we have occasional drippy noses and coughs in our house, we rarely encounter anything that we can’t treat easily with better nutrition, rest, and sunshine.  While most families visit their pediatrician multiple times per month for various illnesses, we’ve been to see ours only once last year and that was just for Madeline’s kindergarten well-visit.  Anson is the only one who has had an ear infection, and that was only once in his life.

A number of families I know who do not vaccinate experience similar health.  Here are the stories of a couple of them.

Jane Hedger, mother of 7, says:

I can’t remember if Peter had any vac’s, but I think he had one round as a newborn. None of the other kids has had them. They didn’t have earaches and didn’t get sick very often and when they did they recuperated quickly. They had chicken pocks and Ben got whooping cough which I think was the worst thing we dealt with besides Ashley’s appendicitis. I love the book How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor by Dr. Mendelson.

Shelly Hill, mother of 4 says:

My children are 10, 8, 5, and 3. My husband and I vaccinated the older two kids as babies but stopped after learning of the harmful ingredients added to them. We will not allow them to get the “recommended” booster shots. My younger two children have never been vaccinated and as long as it remains a “recommendation” and NOT a federal law, we will continue on the same path.

I’ve really thought through the health differences in my kids. They are a relatively healthy bunch, mostly in part to our frequent use of essential oils. I do believe that my two vaccinated children are prone to get two recurring illnesses which are ear infections and 24 hour stomach bugs. I have noticed that most illnesses especially those contagious ones are brought in to my house first by these two children. My nonvaccinated children have definitely been healthier since birth. You could count on one hand the number of visits needed to their pediatrician due to illness in the last 5 years. They are not getting the so called “12 colds in a year” that you hear typical children get. Also, the nonvaccinated kids have been relatively fever free for their whole lives.

So, three families have similar stories.  So what, right?  It doesn’t prove anything.  There could be any number of variables that account for the relativie healthiness of these kids.  But is there any research – official, medical research – that might relate this health back to a lack of vaccines? 

In fact, there is.

Research: Clinical Pediatrics Journal

One study was conducted to note illness patterns observed in babies before and after vaccination.  It was published in Clinical Pediatrics in 1988. Dr. Randal Neustaedter summarizes:

If vaccines cause a weakened immune system, then we would expect to see a higher incidence of illness following vaccination. In that study conducted in Israel, the incidence of acute illnesses in the 30 day period following DTP vaccine was compared to the incidence in the same children for the 30 day period prior to vaccine. The three-day period immediately following vaccine was excluded because children frequently develop fever as a direct response to vaccine toxins. A total of 82 healthy infants received DTP, and their symptoms were reported by parents and observed by a pediatrician at weekly intervals. Those babies experienced a dramatic increase in fever, diarrhea, and cough in the month following DTP vaccine compared to their health before the shot.

To boil that down even further, kids healthy before vaccinations experienced a “dramatic increase” in sickness in the month following receiving vaccinations.

Research: International Medical Council on Vaccination

Francoise Berthoud, pediatrician and homeopath, takes a tour around the world showing the difference in health between vaccinated and unvaccinated population in his paper The Marvellous Health of Unvaccinated Children, published in the International Medical Council on Vaccination. Of the two – vaccinated and unvaccinated – he shows that unvaccinated populations around the world experience better health. 

Dr. Berthoud also acknowledges that lifestyle choices play an important role in health and points out these other common choices among the healthy populations: breastfeeding, simple therapies, good food (often vegetarian), a tranquil living environment, and trust in the capacity of the body to heal itself.

Research: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

In 2009 Dr. Mercola did an interview with Dr. Larry Palevsky who talked about the statistically significant differences between the health of vaccinated and unvaccinated children. He said:

In the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in April of 2005, we finally had a study that looked at the health outcomes of children who are fully vaccinated, who are partially vaccinated, and who are non-vaccinated. 

All the investigators asked the parents to do was to report atopic illness -atopic illness meaning allergy, asthma, eczema, hay fever. The investigators were blinded, so they didn’t know which category the parents belonged to – whether they were partially, fully, or non-vaccinated.  And when they accumulated the data they found that the largest number of reports by parents of children with atopic illness were in the kids who were fully vaccinated.  The second highest reports were in the families who were partially vaccinated.  And then the lowest number of reports were in the children who were unvaccinated.  . .

In this study, parents whose children were fully vaccinated reported greater incidences of atopic illness than parents whose children were unvaccinated.  The investigators, in their conclusions, could not understand how this was possible because our teaching is that vaccines are completely safe and completely effective.

We’ve already challenged the notion that vaccines are completely safe and completely effective in previous posts.  Now let’s get a little deeper into why exactly non-vaccinated kids would be healthier.

Benefits of Contracting Some Diseases (Yes, you did read that properly!)

Donald W. Miller, Jr., MD has brought up an interesting consideration, which vaccine proponents do not address:

Could contracting childhood diseases like measles, mumps, rubella, and chickenpox play a constructive role in the maturation of a person’s immune system? Or, to put it another way, does removing natural infection from human experience have any adverse consequences?

The viruses that cause measles, mumps, and chickenpox have infected countless generations of humans, akin to a rite of passage for each member of our species. Contracting these diseases strengthens both parts of the adaptive immune system, Th1 and Th2. Mothers who have had measles, mumps, and chickenpox transfer antibodies against them to their babies in utero, which protect them during the first year of life from contracting these infections.

Detriments of Vaccinations

Vaccinations do not have the same effect on the immune system as naturally acquired diseases do. In fact, they work negatively by:

  • Stimulating predominantly the Th2 part of this system. Over-stimulation of Th2 causes autoimmune diseases.
  • Weakening the Th1 side of this system. The Th1 helps to fight cancer.  If the Th1 side does not become fully developed in childhood a person can be more prone to have cancer as an adult. Women who had mumps during childhood, for example, are found to be less likely to have ovarian cancer than women who did not have this infection. (This study was published in Cancer.)

Could the fact that cancer has become a leading cause of death in children be a result of vaccinations? Only a randomized controlled trial can conclusively answer this question.

In the meantime, we are very comfortable with our decision to avoid vaccines altogether.

Vaccination Consideration (8 of 9): Mild Diseases

This is the eighth of nine reasons we’re going to explore for why we decided not to vaccinate our children. If you missed the intro to this series, please read it here. It contains groundwork critical for properly understanding my motivation for writing this series.

In a previous post, we discussed that many parents are scared of diseases for which we now have vaccines, and often the fear is justified. Diseases like whooping cough, measles, and polio were responsible for many deaths. But we examined the statistics which showed that the decline in these deadly diseases was not due to vaccines, but rather better nutrition, refrigeration of foods, cleaner water, and improved sanitation.

We’ve also had a chance to look at risks and issues associated with vaccines:

In light of these issues we now want to discuss vaccines for diseases which are not dangerous and do not cause deaths in the overwhelming majority of cases.  In these cases, we have to consider the risks of the vaccines themselves in addition to the comparative lack of risk of the diseases.

Dr. Russell Blaylock is a board certified neurosurgeon, author and lecturer. For the past 25 years he has practiced neurosurgery in addition to having a nutritional practice. He recently retired from both practices to devote full time to nutritional studies and research. Here’s what he has to say on the matter (emphasis mine):

The data demonstrates that millions of people are seriously injured and thousands die as a result of vaccine complications every year. In many cases the damage caused by the vaccines exceed the risk of the disease being vaccinated against — such as is the case with the chickenpox, tetanus, measles, mumps, hepatitis B, and HPV vaccines.

A few examples of these mild diseases are listed below.  I have linked each disease to the extremely pro-vaccine CDC descriptions.  The CDC typically highlights the worst of every disease in order to promote the benefits of vaccinations, but even their site includes benign descriptions of the diseases.

Hepatitis B

Description: A liver disease that can only be caught from contact with infectious blood or semen.  Unless the mother has Hepatitis B or the newborn has sex with an infected person or shares needles to inject drugs, this is a completely unnecessary vaccine.

ABC-TV “20/20” (1999): Hepatitis B Vaccine Risks & Mandates

Rotavirus

Description: A self-limited illness including diarrhea, vomiting, and fever that lasts for only a few days.

Treatment: Fluids and rest. According to the CDC, only 1 in 70 children will require hospitalization for the purpose of receiving intravenous fluids.  They neglect to mention the mild hospital treatment necessary (intravenous fluids) when they quote the scary figure of 55,000 children hospitalized each year.

Deaths: Though the CDC didn’t list how many deaths the virus was responsible for in the US, they did list the high number of deaths worldwide.  Again, they neglected to mention that in the countries with the highest number of deaths from Rotovirus there is greater contamination of food and water and less ability to keep kids hydrated. Again, the best way to avoid this disease is with better nutrition, refrigeration of foods, cleaner water, and improved sanitation.

Immunity: With each infection immunity develops and subsequent infections are less severe. Please note that the CDC confesses that children vaccinated against Rotovirus aren’t guaranteed immunity.  They may very well develop the disease more than once.

Chicken Pox (Varicella)

Description: Most commonly a mild, week-long nuisance of an illness including blister-like rash, itching, tiredness, and fever.

Treatment: Cool compresses, rest.

Deaths: Responsible for only about 100 deaths per year, and most of those were the result of over-aggressive medical care.

Immunity: Once contracted, the child has lifelong natural immunity. Like the Rotavirus vaccine, Chicken Pox vaccines do not guarantee immunity. The CDC says, “About 15%–20% of people who have received one dose of chickenpox vaccine do still get chickenpox if they are exposed.”

Influenza

Description: Respiratory infection causing fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, aches, fatigue. (Interestingly, side effects from the vaccine can also produce fever, sore throat, runny nose and muscle aches.  Go figure. . .)

Treatment: Rest and fluids.

Deaths: Though the CDC’s page states that about 36,000 people die from the flu each year, the actual number is much lower, around a few hundred.  Their 36,000 number includes deaths caused by pneumonia.  Interestingly, from 1999-2002 before the CDC advocated vaccinating young children, very few young children died from the flu – under 100 in all 4 years.  In 2003, after the CDC started vaccinating young children, flue deaths in this age group skyrocketed to 90 in a single year!

Immunity: Young and healthy people with normal immune systems who contract the flu will likely have good immunity against the same or closely related strains of virus from one year to the next. The flu vaccine will only be effective if the vaccine manufacturers “matched” the viruses in the vaccine with those in circulation.

An informative 8 minute video about flu vaccines is below:

And for a less official, but much more entertaining video about the flu vaccine, watch this:

As parents, we have to ask ourselves: Is avoiding these mild diseases is worth the risk of the vaccines themselves?

Read the next post in this series here.

A “Normal” Doctor’s Take on Vaccines

Here’s another voice to add legitimacy to vaccine concerns.

Suzanne Humphries is a Medical Doctor with credentials in internal medicine and nephrology (kidneys). She received a bachelor’s degree in theoretical physics in 1987 from Rutgers University.  She’s not a hippy or a looney.  She’s not working for a anti-vaccine group or a natural health organization.  She is a regular doctor who has reached some definitive conclusions after researching vaccines. 

Here are a couple of excerpts from this very helpful introduction to vaccines:

Like most doctors, I held a blind belief for many years, that vaccines were necessary, safe and effective. Like most doctors, I never lifted a page to seek out any other truth for myself. But unlike most doctors, I have no stake in upholding false paradigms and I am no longer indebted to the government for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Unlike most doctors, I have the means to survive with or without my medical license because I have sought out another education to support myself in case of worst case scenario. I do not feel fearful to speak the plain truth as it sits on the pages in front of me. Thousands of pages and hundreds of hours have led me to see the horrifying truth of what is being done to people and animals all over the world under the false pretense of “health”. . .

There are certain things that I can now say with no uncertainty.

Vaccines did not save humanity and never will.

Vaccines have never been proven truly safe except for perhaps the parameters of immediate death or some specific adverse events within up to 4 weeks.

Smallpox was not eradicated by vaccines as many doctors readily say it was. They say this out of conditioning rather than out of understanding the history or science.

Polio virus was not responsible for the paralysis in the first part of the 20th century. Polio vaccine research, development, testing and distribution has committed atrocities upon primates and humanity. Bill Gates is not a humanitarian.

Vaccines are dangerous and should never be injected into anyone for any reason. They are not the answer to infectious diseases. There are many more sustainable and benevolent solutions than vaccines.

Here’s the full article, A Few Things I Know.

Vaccination Consideration (7 of 9): Vaccine Failure and Injury

This is the seventh of nine reasons we’re going to explore for why we decided not to vaccinate our children. If you missed the intro to this series, please read it here. It contains groundwork critical for properly understanding my motivation for writing this series.

There are abundant examples of vaccines either not performing as promised or causing injury. 

Dr. Russell Blaylock is a board certified neurosurgeon, author and lecturer. For the past 25 years he has practiced neurosurgery in addition to having a nutritional practice. He recently retired from both practices to devote full time to nutritional studies and research. Here’s what he has to say on the matter:

The data demonstrates that millions of people are seriously injured and thousands die as a result of vaccine complications every year. In many cases the damage caused by the vaccines exceed the risk of the disease being vaccinated against.

We’ll talk more about the damage of vaccines exceeding the risk of the disease being vaccinated against in the next post.  But for now, let’s look at some more examples of vaccine failure and injury.

Mumps Outbreak in Vaccinated Population

Mercola.com reported:

Earlier this year . . . more than 1,000 people came down with the mumps, and almost all of them had been vaccinated! This begs the question of how effective the vaccine schedule really is, considering the MMR vaccine apparently does not always work as advertised.

In this case, not only did these vaccinated individuals catch the mumps, but they also were spreading it, which means they were carriers. Vaccine manufacturers and profiteers often say that unvaccinated people carry disease, using it as a scare tactic. But vaccinated people can also be disease carriers, so this argument just does not hold up.

Other Examples of Contamination and Injury

Also, the Rotarix virus mentioned in an earlier post, which contained contaminated DNA from a pig virus was given to about 1 million U.S. children and 30 million others worldwide before this information came out.

Another, Rotoshield, a monkey-human live-virus vaccine, was voluntarily removed from the market in 1999 after it was found that babies’ bowels were collapsing.  Some babies died and many were injured.

Record-Breaking Number of Adverse Reaction Reports

Vaccine adverse reaction reports (able to be found here) reached record-breaking numbers in 2009.  And considering that studies have shown that less than 10%, to as little as 1%, of side effects are ever reported, negative side effects of vaccinations are easily MUCH higher than the statistics show.

Vaccine Nation

Following is a trailer for a documentary called Vaccine Nation.  The documentary follows the story of a man, Alan Yurko, imprisoned for killing his baby.  The cause of death was determined to be shaken baby syndrome, but later it was determined that the baby actually died because of a delayed vaccine reaction.  It includes testimonies from many experts and is a must see for all parents.

You can watch the full documentary here.

Read the next post in this series here.

Vaccination Consideration (6 of 9): Doctors Are Human Too

This is the sixth of nine reasons we’re going to explore for why we decided not to vaccinate our children. If you missed the intro to this series, please read it here. It contains groundwork critical for properly understanding my motivation for writing this series.

In this series we’ve been discussing why my husband and I decided not to vaccinate our children.  We know this seems a little (or maybe a lot) rebellious given its completely counter to what many doctors say is best for children.  Many would say that our decision to decline seems foolish or downright negligent. Some may even think it irreverent to question the medical status quo.  But is it really?

Doctors, though much better educated about medical things than most of us, don’t have it all figured out.  As a group they can determine particular practices are good and right only to find out later that they were horribly wrong.

In the early days of medicine, for example, doctors thought that cases of fever or inflammation were caused by too much blood in the body.  Leeches were used to remove this “excess” blood.  Leeches were also used to treat everything from headaches to hemorrhoids. Obviously, the medical community discovered somewhere along the way that they had been mistaken.

Now, we look back on that medical practice and laugh.  But if we had been around in those days we would have likely been right there with the rest of them in line to get our leech treatment, because when doctors prescribe medicines or recommend treatments we rarely question them.  But maybe we should be questioning things more often considering that recent “leech” examples abound.

The following video details major medical errors made in recent history in the field of obstetrics alone.  The clip is part of a documentary called The Business of Being Born.  Marsden Wagner, M.D., the former Director of Women’s and Children’s Health for the World Health Organization explains:

In light of this pattern, we’d be wise to carefully consider medical practices, however cutting-edge and effective they seem to be, before embracing them. And we shouldn’t feel as though we’re being irreverent for doing so.  Though we should be thankful for the counsel of doctors, we must remember that the Bible never instructs us to submit to their authority.  I think my friend Heather did a great job addressing this topic in a post on her blog:

Scripture tells us to submit to those who are placed in authority over us (parents, husbands, pastors, employers, etc.); however, we are not to simply submit to those who are so-called authorities.  As far as I know, doctors are not given any special authority over us in scripture; and although they are very knowledgeable and can advise us, we are not required to take their advice.  Sometimes it is detrimental to do so.  They are human after all.

I heard a popular speaker say one time, “If someone has a Ph.D. or M.D. and they learned things that were error (he was referring to medical students having few courses in nutrition and many more in drug therapy), then what do they have a Ph.D. or M.D. in?  Error.”

To tie this back into the topic of vaccines, I propose that vaccines might very well be a discontinued practice, or at least a greatly altered one, a decade or two from now. Even if that doesn’t turn out to be the case, there are plenty of reasons to think twice before subjecting our children to them, regardless of whether the majority of the medical community agrees that they’re a must.

Read the next post in this series here.

Vaccination Consideration (5 of 9): Lack of Integrity in Industry and Government

This is the fifth of nine reasons we’re going to explore for why we decided not to vaccinate our children. If you missed the intro to this series, please read it here. It contains groundwork critical for properly understanding my motivation for writing this series.

Proof for the necessity and safety of vaccines has a long, deceptive history. Dr. Randal Neustaedter gives this decisive evaluation:

Vaccines are destroying our immune systems. Amazingly, the medical profession ignores the incriminating evidence against vaccines, and continues to inflict more unnecessary and harmful vaccines on our nation’s infants. . .

Why is the public unaware of these findings? Why has the medical profession kept these reports hidden from the public eye? With typical condescension, Dr. Martin Smith, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, explained in the Academy’s News that the inclusion of this type of information in vaccine brochures would confuse many parents and could even needlessly alarm them. An uninformed patient is compliant.

The cover-up of immune system failure following vaccination is reminiscent of the tobacco industry’s continuous denial and misinformation campaign about the dangers of cigarettes. In both instances huge profits are at stake in multibillion-dollar industries. Vaccine manufacturers cannot afford to have their product maligned in a public forum.

Issues started with the very first vaccine for polio and have continued right through 2009’s H1N1 vaccine.  Keep in mind that these examples are by no means an exhaustive list of the instances of lack of integrity in the industry and in government.  They are just a few of the ones I have personally come across.

Cover-ups for America’s First Polio Vaccine

As I mentioned in the introductory post to this series, Erich and I read The Virus and the Vaccine: The True Story of a Cancer-Causing Monkey Virus, Contaminated Polio Vaccine, and the Millions of Americans Exposed. We were shocked at the lengths to which the vaccine producers and government went to suppress information that would reveal the serious issues involving their vaccine.

Publishers Weekly review of this book says:

This sordid story spells out how repeated research studies showing that the “SV40” virus was in the vaccine were dismissed by federal health officials, so that “there would be no warning to consumers that the vaccine they and their children were receiving contained a live monkey virus whose effect on humans was entirely unknown.” In the second part, the authors contend that even today such organizations as the National Institutes of Health continue to dismiss study results, even though numerous studies have shown that SV40 is capable of causing cancer in humans. The final and most horrific part of the story reports that Lederle Laboratories, the sole oral vaccine supplier in the U.S. from 1977 onward, continued to use monkey kidneys possibly infected by the SV40 virus in its manufacturing process until oral polio vaccine was removed from the market as late as January 2000.

In 1961 federal health officials ordered vaccine manufacturers to screen for the virus and eliminate it from the vaccine.  But because they were “worried about creating a panic, they kept the discovery of SV40 under wraps and never recalled existing stocks. For two more years, millions of additional people were needlessly exposed – bringing the total to 98 million Americans from 1955 to 1963,” February 2000 edition of “The Atlantic Monthly” reported.

Lack of Protection Against Thimerosal

In 2000, a conference was held by the CDC in Atlanta, Georgia.  Medical experts, government officials, and pharmaceutical reps were all in attendance to discuss the relationship between mercury in vaccines and neurological problems (like autism).

David Johnson, State Public Health Officer in Michigan and a member of ACIP, was concerned enough to warn his family to stay away from vaccines containing thimerosal.  He said on pages 199-200 of the meeting transcript:

My gut feeling? It worries me enough. Forgive this personal comment, but I got called out at eight o’clock for an emergency call and my daughter-in-law delivered a son by C-section. Our first male in the line of the next generation, and I do not want that grandson to get a thimerosal-containing vaccine until we know better what is going on. It will probably take a long time. In the meantime, and I know there are probably implications for this internationally, but in the meanwhile I think I want that grandson to only be given thimerosal-free vaccines.

John Clements from the World Health Organization’s Expanded Program on Immunization, was worried about the study’s results and how it would affect his job of making sure 100 million people are immunized each year.  He said on page 247-249 of the meeting transcript:

. . .Perhaps this study should not have been done at all. . . how we handle it from here is extremely problematic. . . the research results have to be handled. . . information that will be taken by others and will be used in other ways beyond the control of this group. . . My mandate as I sit here in this group is to make sure at the end of the day that 100,000,000 are immunized with DTP, Hepatitis B and if possible Hib, this year, next year and for many years to come, and that will have to be with Thimerosal containing vaccines unless a miracle occurs and an alternative is found quickly and is tried and found to be safe.

Despite all of the negative or ambiguous studies and warnings, the government failed to take decisive action to remove the questionable-at-best preservative from the vaccines.

The following video was taken in 2002 during a series of hearings on the safety of thimerosal in vaccines that Republican US Representative Dan Burton from Indiana headed.  In this video around the third minute, he begins posing direct but simple questions to a rep from the FDA on why thimerosal is still included in vaccines despite its likely connection to autism.  The FDA rep has no good answer as to why they continued to allow it.


Inflated H1N1 Numbers

In October 2009, President Obama officially declared the H1N1 virus to be a national emergency, stating that 1,000 people have died from it. However, there was no statistic, even in the government’s own records, substantiating Obama’s 1,000 H1N1 deaths statistic.

Beyond that, the CDC (Center for Disease Control) had not been tracking H1N1 virus activity since August 30th. The government confesses on its own website that it stopped confirming the cases of hospitalizations and deaths from H1N1. The CDC only reported all laboratory-confirmed influenza AND pneumonia/influenza cases identified by symptoms, not laboratory results. There was absolutely no differentiation between regular flu, H1N1, and pneumonia in their numbers.

To recap, the new numbers included:

  • Anyone who was hospitalized because of, or died from, pneumonia or “pneumonia-like” symptoms.  This was not limited to actual, lab-reported, verified pneumonia.  It included presumed or suspected cases of pneumonia.
  • Anyone who was hospitalized because of, or died from, “influenza-like” symptoms. This was not limited to actual, lab-reported, verified influenza.  It included anyone with symptoms similar to influenza but not related to influenza at all, like colds and upper respiratory infections.

So, the new numbers were terribly inflated, including both laboratory confirmed and syndromic cases.  (Syndromic cases are those identified by symptoms only.)

YET, the media, medical establishments, and the president, quoted those new numbers to cite the massive proliferation of  H1N1.  Why?  In order to sell more vaccines.  Check this excerpt from an article by Time published on Saturday, October 24, 2009.  (Commentary mine, of course)

“To be basically in the peak of the flu season in October is extremely unusual,” said Centers for Disease Control (CDC) head Thomas Frieden. “The numbers continue to increase.” (Hmmm. . . wonder why. . .)

The best way to slow the growth of those numbers would be to rapidly manufacture and distribute the new H1N1 vaccine.  (Convenient, isn’t it?)

Other Examples

Examples of these kinds of shady, unethical practices stud the history of vaccine manufacturing and government actions in relation to them.  Here is another example from 2007:

My Motivation

In conclusion, I’d like to quote from a previous post I did touching on this subject:

My motivation is not to stir up hatred of our government or the medical industry, but to expose fallacies and misinformation so often propagated by these groups so that we will be discerning and wise in the decisions we make.

I do have suspicions about our government’s intentions.  As James Madison said, “All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.”

And I do believe that because the medical industry is so tied up with the pharmaceutical industry, there is much room for greediness or ignorance to overshadow the truth.

But apart from God’s grace I would be just as corrupt and greedy. I was tempted to walk out of Sam’s Club a couple of weeks ago with an extra bag of avocados that no one scanned. If I could abandon God’s law to gain 5 avocados, what would I do in a position of power and influence?

I have to continually check my heart when I research these matters.  I have to remind myself that I need to pray earnestly for our leaders, who will one day give an account to God Himself.  But, oh, how thankful I am that I am a citizen of heaven!  One day God’s kingdom will come in fullness and His perfect and righteous will be done on Earth as it is in heaven.

Read the next post in this series here.