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Text Box:   As a direct result of vaccination, the mucosal immunity remains weak, complications of which may be the rapid increase in ear infections in children. Otitis Media or  "glue ear," is a buildup of water in the ear, often requiring the installation of little tubes for drainage.   Children can suffer with chronic earaches and or mild loss of hearing from this infection. This particular "glue ear" type of Otitis Media was not known in American medical practice before the late 1940's or early 1950's.  At least half of all US children have had Otitis Media by their first birthday. This condition accounts for twenty six million visits to physicians every year. In addition, about one million children have tubes inserted in their ears every year, at a cost of one thousand dollars per operation. That amounts to one billion spent each year on this operation.  There is no system of the human being, from mind to muscles to immune system, which gets stronger through avoiding challenges, but only through overcoming challenges.  

These vaccinations are a disaster on the immune system as well as your wallet. The length of protection conferred by vaccines is variable, often requiring numerous booster doses. No vaccine has been demonstrated to confer serologic immunity for more than 10 years (Plotkin & Mortimer, 1994). 

Herd Immunity

I wanted to understand herd immunity so I went to the CDC. Here is what they had to say:

Community immunity or "herd immunity" is an important part of protecting the community against disease. Because vaccinated people have antibodies that neutralize a germ, they are much less likely to transmit that germ to other people. Thus, even people who have not been vaccinated (and those whose vaccinations have become weakened or whose vaccines aren't fully effective) often can be shielded by the herd immunity because vaccinated people around them are not getting sick. Herd immunity is more effective as the percentage of people vaccinated increases. It is thought that approximately 95% of the people in the community must be protected by a vaccine to achieve herd immunity. People who are not immunized increase the chance that they and others will get the disease.

For some diseases, however, herd immunity offers no protection. For example, tetanus is not contagious. It is contracted when a wound comes in contact with soil contaminated with the tetanus bacterium. It is important to keep in mind that a few people may not be protected from the disease even though they have been vaccinated. About 1 or 2 of every 20 people immunized will not have an adequate immune response to a vaccine. But if 95% of the population is immunized, then the unprotected people are not as likely to be exposed to the germ at all, so they have a smaller chance of becoming infected.

The next question I had was, is the US population vaccinated to at least 95%? If not it would stand to reason using the CDC's logic that disease would be rampant. Here is an article that was send to me by my friend Alan:


78%? I live in Florida! Disease is not rampant! I checked the CDC's website and looked up the other states. Click here to see the rest.  This is a quote from AOL's WEBmd,  "Leatherman pointed to one federally funded study in 2002 showing that only 11 states met CDC goals of extending basic immunizations to 80% (not 95%) of children. Rates ran as low as 65% in Colorado."


I must question the theory of herd immunity.

Thoughts on Vaccination

Text Box:  Before my sonís seizures I was more concerned about a computer virus than any virus I had injected into my children.  I began this paper from anger I felt towards myself for not researching before I allowed my babies to be vaccinated. I feel ridiculous when I remember my concern of putting the car seat in correctly, even going so far as to take a two-hour class in it at nine months pregnant! Why didnít I research as diligently the need for all these vaccines? What started as consolation to my own guilt has developed into a passion for finding and sharing the truth. If one mother saves her child from the damage caused from an unnecessary vaccination, then I have served my purpose. Since I know that all things work together for good, then this has been brought into my life for a positive result. Helping others discover that they have a choice, and that choice should be an informed one, then again, I have served my purpose. The doctrine surrounding immunization far outweighs the evidence. 

 As a parent, before you allow a virus (plus other chemicals) directly into your childís bloodstream (I am not referring to I.V. delivery of vaccines. These chemicals make their way to your child's bloodstream from being injected) it is your responsibility to demand convincing evidence beyond a reasonable doubt of its safety and effectiveness. One flaw in study of vaccines is that there are no true placebo groups. The vaccine is tested in one group of immunized children and is compared to another group of immunized children. Whatever disease it may be cultured from, all vaccines contain the putrid byproducts of disease. I want to show you the abstract of a study done on vaccinating fish. Read the side effects closely.  

Dev Biol Stand. 1997;90:371-9.  

Vaccinated fish welfare: protection versus side-effects.

Midtlyng PJ.

National Centre for Veterinary Contract Research and Commercial Services, Ltd. (VESO AS), Oslo, Norway.

Active immunisation of fish involves a number of potentially harmful procedures like handling, anaesthesia or injection of more or less toxic substances. Adjuvanted vaccines may cause inflammation, granuloma and pigmentation at the site of injection. Intraperitoneal administration of oil-adjuvanted vaccines to Atlantic salmon pre-smolts has occasionally resulted in impaired growth and reduced carcass quality. The consequences of such vaccination for fish welfare may therefore be questioned. With respect to furunculosis caused by Aeromonas salmonicida, scientific data suggest, however, that only oil-adjuvanted vaccines are protective throughout the production cycle of farmed salmon. Data are presented to show that salmonids are highly at risk to epizootics if left unprotected against this or other endemic diseases. A panel of parameters partly adopted from experimental animal medicine is proposed to assess the impact of vaccine side-effects in farmed fish. In intensive salmon aquaculture systems, reduced disease risks are thought to justify the observed level of side-effects following current vaccination practices. For future fish vaccines, reduction of side-effects without compromising long-term protective immunity constitutes a challenging goal.

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Review, Tutorial

PMID: 9270866 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

It doesn't work for fish why would we think it would work for us?

Here is another vaccinated fish article.

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