What is in a vaccine?
In addition to live and killed bacteria, viri and their toxins, children are injected with some of the most lethal poisons known: formaldehyde, mercury, aluminum, phenol (carbolic acid), borax (ant killer), ethylene glycol (antifreeze), dye, acetone (nail polish remover), latex, MSG, glycerol, polysorbate 80/20, sorbitol, monkey, cow, chick, pig, sheep and dog tissues and cells (may be contaminated with animal viruses) human fetus cells, human viruses, antibiotics, genetically modified yeast, animal, bacterial and viral DNA (may affect recipient's DNA).
This is a partial list. Parents who are very careful about their child not eating junk food with artificial colors and flavors would be shocked to find out what is injected into their child’s body. Aluminum and mercury in foods for example, is a serious issue and not to be taken lightly but an injected substance is far more dangerous than an ingested substance. Injected substances bypass the immune defenses (skin and mucus membranes etc.) and have direct access to internal organs.
Did vaccines eliminate diseases?
We’ve heard it said, ‘Before childhood vaccinations, thousands of children died every year from measles and whooping cough.’ And they’ll give you a statistic from 1910, 1920 or 1930 to prove it. It’s true, thousands of children died from these diseases in 1910, 1920 and 1930, but is vaccination the reason why these diseases are no longer the scourge they once were?
The quote from Dr. Ivan Illich, the world famous sociologist was based on extensive analysis of health data. “Nearly 90% of the total decline in mortality (scarlet fever, diphtheria, whooping cough, and measles) between 1860 and 1965 occurred before the introduction of antibiotics and widespread immunization.” Illich, I. Medical Nemesis. Chapter 1-The Epidemics of Modern Medicine, NY: Bantam Books 1976
What made deaths from childhood disease fall? Less crowding, better nutrition, clean, running water, indoor plumbing and an overall higher standard of living were responsible.
Scarlet fever, typhoid fever and pertussis were major killers. No vaccine was introduced for scarlet fever and typhoid fever. All three diseases declined to virtually zero.
What if we stopped vaccinating?
It’s been predicted that we’d have massive epidemics and lots of deaths. This is a hypothetical cost/benefit analysis from the CDC and Harvard School of Public Health. The authors predicted doom and gloom. However they ignored what had actually occurred when pertussis vaccination stopped or decreased in other countries.
What really happened? When pertussis vaccination decreased (Sweden, the UK and Germany) pertussis deaths decreased. Trollfors B. and Rabo E. Whooping cough in adults. British Medical Journal. 1981; 696-697 (September 12) cited in Coulter H. & Fisher BL A Shot in the Dark. NY: Warner Books 1985; 255-6.
However MDs did diagnose more whooping cough. They did that because they were told to look for more whooping cough because vaccination rates were dropping. So instead of diagnosing bronchitis, a cold or some other condition, they called it whooping cough and suddenly there was an epidemic and they said, “See, we told you so.” However the real measure is the death rate and after parents stopped pertussis vaccination the death rate from whooping cough in the UK was the lowest in recorded history.
This is a very important chart and it helps illustrate one of the major hurtles in the vaccine debate: many of the people who tell us how many kids are hurt and how many kids get diseases are MDs who have a financial interest in vaccinations. All they have to do is report that a child has measles, whopping cough, rubella, chicken pox, etc. without laboratory conformation and it becomes part of official statistics.
However as this report from England shows, they checked the reported cases using laboratory confirmation. In some cases the MDS were over 99% wrong in their diagnosis of measles. As you can see, only a tiny fraction of the children who the MDs reported as having the measles actually, really had measles.
Are we “protecting” children from diseases that no one is getting? There are diseases that look like measles, pertussis and other childhood diseases. Doctors usually don’t confirm their diagnosis with a lab test - that is time consuming and expensive. In a sense we have the fox guarding the hen house.”
Polio was disappearing on its own. It disappeared in Europe even though the vaccine was not so extensively used.
However the number of cases of polio peaked immediately after the vaccine came out and then continued its downward slide.
After the polio shot came on the market, if a person had polio-like symptoms AND had the polio shot he/she was diagnosed as having meningitis (after all they couldn’t have polio if they got the shot). People who had polio-like symptoms and didn’t have the polio shot were diagnosed with polio. They rarely did lab confirmation. Today, much of what was once diagnosed as polio is aseptic meningitis and other conditions.
Can vaccines cause damage months or years later?
Congressman Dan Burton, who is investigating vaccine safety, said this:
“Instead of hiding our heads in the sand to protect the status quo, it is time to admit that [there are] no adequate studies to determine the long-term effects of vaccines on our children and future generations.” US Rep. Dan Burton, April 24, 2000 LA Times.
We don’t know if a vaccine given to your child today may cause a disease in 5, 10, 20 or more months or years! How long do they observe children given new, experimental vaccines? What should be done? A controlled study: You take two large groups of people, match them by age and other factors, vaccinate one group and don't vaccinate the other. Then compare incidence of disease over a period of several years. That's a long-term study. Short-term studies don't give us any information about vaccination efficacy. How many long-term controlled studies are there for all vaccines for all diseases in the world since the beginning of science? Zero!
Can you avoid vaccination?
"When we give government the power to make medical decisions for us, we, in essence, accept that the state owns our bodies." U.S. Representative Ron Paul
To whom do your children belong? You or the state?
To find exemptions in your state
Vaccine Liberation organization http://www.vaclib.org/pdf/exemption.htm
National Vaccine Information Center http://www.909shot.com/Issues/state%20exemptions.htm
Foundation For Health Choice www.foundationforhealthchoice.com
There are vaccine exemptions in every state. Unfortunately most health department officials, school officials and medical offices don't know the law and try to intimidate or coerce parents into vaccinating their children. They almost never discuss adverse reactions, telling the parents that the vaccines are perfectly safe or the only reaction may be a sore arm, slight fever or fussiness. That is untrue, but in their defense, have been taught that vaccines are very safe and reactions are exceeding rare. Also they are usually untrained to recognize vaccine damage and therefore are unable to report it.
Please check out the above organizations.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Alicia Armitstead is a licensed chiropractor in New York City. In her clinic, Healing Arts Chiropractor, she is dedicated to designing personal health improvement programs. Dr. Armitstead holds degrees from University of Bridgeport and the University of Bridgeport Chiropractic College in Connecticut. She is certified in Advanced Clinical Training of Nutrition Response TestingSM. Dr. Armitstead is continuing her education by working on her Masters in Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. For more information go to www.healingartschiropractor.com