The Vaccines
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Vitamin K

Before we get started on the vaccines lets look at the first injection babies get right after birth. Here is the package insert for Vitamin K. Keep in mind you can ask for an oral version of this vitamin. Vitamin K package insert...Here is the latest version thanks Holly!
http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/SAFETY/2003/03Jun_PI/AquaMEPHYTON_PI.pdf

DESCRIPTION
Phytonadione is a vitamin, which is a clear, yellow to amber, viscous, odorless or nearly odorless liquid. It is insoluble in water, soluble in chloroform and slightly soluble in ethanol. It has a molecular weight of 450.70.
Phytonadione is 2-methyl-3-phytyl-1, 4-naphthoquinone. Its empirical formula is C31H46O2

AquaMEPHYTON injection is a yellow, sterile, aqueous colloidal solution of vitamin K1, with a pH of 5.0 to 7.0, available for injection by the intravenous, intramuscular, and subcutaneous routes. Each milliliter contains:

Phytonadione ................................................................................................ 2 mg or 10 mg

Inactive ingredients:
Polyoxyethylated fatty acid derivative ...................................................................... 70 mg
Dextrose .................................................................................................................. 37.5 mg
Water for Injection, q.s................................................................................................. 1 mL
Added as preservative:
Benzylalcohol ............................................................................................................ 0.9%
* Registered trademark of MERCK & CO., Inc.

Read the warning from Merck's pHARMa package insert below...

Warnings

Benzyl alcohol as a preservative in Bacteriostatic Sodium Chloride Injection has been associated with toxicity in newborns. Data are unavailable on the toxicity of other preservatives in this age group. There is no evidence to suggest that the small amount of benzyl alcohol contained in AquaMEPHYTON, when used as recommended, is associated with toxicity.


INJECTION AquaMEPHYTON® (PHYTONADIONE) Aqueous Colloidal Solution of Vitamin K1

WARNING - INTRAVENOUS USE Severe reactions, including fatalities, have occurred during and immediately after the parenteral administration of AquaMEPHYTON* (Phytonadione). Typically these severe reactions have resembled hypersensitivity or anaphylaxis, including shock and cardiac and/or respiratory arrest. Some patients have exhibited these severe reactions on receiving AquaMEPHYTON for the first time. The majority of these reported events occurred following intravenous administration, even when precautions have been taken to dilute the AquaMEPHYTON and to avoid rapid infusion. Therefore, the INTRAVENOUS route should be restricted to those situations where another route is not feasible and the increased risk involved is considered justified.

According to this website http://www.anyvitamins.com/vitamin-k-info.htm if you are injected with too high of a dose, jaundice is the result.  I wonder if this is why so many babies  must be put under special lamps? How could anyone really know the dose needed for a newborn? Here is the excerpt:

Toxicity and symptoms of high intake
Toxicity does not easily occur with normal dietary intake of this vitamin, but can happen if synthetic compound vitamin K 3 is taken. High to toxic uptake in the synthetic form can cause flushing and sweating. Jaundice and anemia may also develop.

Vitamin K: controversy? what controversy?
By Karin Rothville DipCBEd.

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From "How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of your Doctor" by Dr. Robert
Mendelsohn MD:

p. 46
"Many doctors routinely give vitamin K to newborn babies because they have been taught that infants are born with a deficiency of this vitamin, which influences how rapidly the baby's blood will clot. That's nonsense, unless the mother is severely malnourished; but most doctors do it anyway. Administration of vitamin K to the newborn may produce jauncice, which prompts the pediatrician to treat it with bilirubin lights (phototherapy). These lights expose the baby to a dozen documented hazards that may requeire still further treatement and possibly affect him for the rest of his life."

p. 265 (in Author's References)
"The value of routine administration of vitamin K to newborn infants was discounted by Drs. J.M. Van Doorm, A.D. Muller, and H.C. Hemker in The Lancet, April 17, 1977: "We Conclude that healthy babies, contrary to current beliefs, are not likely to have vitamin K deficiency... the administration of vitamin K to the newborn is not supported by our findings..." "If it helps, vitamin K administration started when bottlefeeding became commonplace. So, if you are breastfeeding, and don't have a family history of any type of blood clotting disease, I would say that it's safe to forego.  This is a good book to have; it also has some info on vaccines, the other "routine" things done to newborns, and many other common health concerns.

http://www.gentlebirth.org/archives/vitktop.html
Administration of Vitamin K to Newborns
TONS of info here

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http://poisonevercure.150m.com/vaccines/vitamin-k.htm
The push for the Vitamin K once baby comes into the world National standard mandates newborn vitamin K injection Ignorance becomes tacit consent for the questionable neonatal procedure by Don Harkins

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http://www.gentlebirth.org/archives/vitktop.html
Administration of Vitamin K to Newborns


The Vaccines

These ingredients, along with the viruses, are injected into our babies as soon as twelve hours after birth. At two months more of these vaccines are given eight at a time, as was the case with my son.   That is eight different diseases, given to a baby, at one time. How could there not be side effects from this?  Why are we bombarding these infants with these diseases so early? From what I can tell, money, and unsubstantiated fears play an important role. I will describe each disease and evaluate the need for vaccination based on fact instead of propaganda. We will also follow the money trail. Let’s start with this fact: Your grandmother had one vaccine when she was a child, Smallpox. The Smallpox vaccine is often quoted as having eradicated Smallpox. In fact, scientists stopped using it when they finally admitted that it was causing too many side effects. Diseases die out after 67% of a population has been exposed to it. Research shows that vaccines are generally introduced after the disease has died out. See back charts.   By the time our babies are two years old, they have had a total of ten diseases introduced into their underdeveloped immune systems, in twenty separate doses and the numbers are increasing. For example in 1980, only eight vaccines were given before the age of two.

DTaP

Epidemics of disease such as Diphtheria, Bubonic plague and Smallpox cost the lives of thousands and created panic in homes across America and the rest of the world.  Medical science worked feverishly to stamp out their control over the population and lessen the fear that gripped the nation each time a new threat was unveiled. Vaccines were the result of their efforts and were given credit for the eradication of a number of childhood and adult diseases. But were they really the reason many of these disease were eradicated? In conditions of filth and malnutrition, many diseases including smallpox, plague and in severe enough conditions, the common cold may seem highly contagious and accompany high mortality rates. In conditions of sanitation and adequate nutrition, most contagious diseases, including smallpox, become less in incidence numbers, and also become milder in severity.

Diseases were rampant in the 1920’s. And the epidemics were over by the 1940’s without assistance from vaccines.  A similar epidemic occurred in Europe where there was no mass vaccination program. Studies show better health conditions, better nutrition and an abatement of overcrowded conditions contributed to the demise of this disease.  It wasn’t until the 19th century that Doctors began washing their hands between patients. Had they understood the reasons for transmission of these diseases they might have been eliminated much sooner. 

The History of Hand Hygiene
1843


 
Oliver Wendell Holmes investigated the circumstances around puerperal (or childbed) fever and concluded that puerperal fever was transmitted from patient to patient by doctors and nurses on their hands and clothing (Holmes, 1843)
1847 Ignaz Semmelweis was the first clinician to reduce mortality by introducing a handwashing policy (Semmelweis, 1847)
2000 Didier Pittet and colleagues conducted one of the more recent major studies to show how a sustained improvement in compliance with hand hygiene can coincide with a reduction in hospital-acquired infection (Pittet et al, 2000)

In 1847 Dr Ignaz Semmelweis was an assistant in the maternity wards of a Vienna Hospital. He observed that puerperal fever in the delivery room staffed by medical students was up to three times higher than in a second delivery room staffed by midwives. He recognized that the students might be transferring the disease from their dissections to their hands and ordered that students must wash their hands after dissection and before patient examination. The mortality rate dropped from over 20% to 3%. (Semmelweis, 1847)

Despite these results, Semmelweis's colleagues treated his findings with hostility and he eventually resigned his position. (I found this to be an underlying theme with new ideas in medicine as you will see throughout this website.) It was not until after his death that others such as Louis Pasteur and Oliver Wendell Holmes recognized the importance of his work.

Bubonic plague and Scarlet fever are examples of diseases eliminated without vaccinations.  American Researchers J & S Mckinlay of Boston University were forced to conclude that only 3.5 % of the decline could be contributed to medical measures. I wonder if we returned to the days of  unwashed bodies crammed into little houses, open sewage, malnutrition, and contaminated water,  and of course continued to vaccinate,  we could see just how effective our vaccines would be.
 

Diphtheria 

  Lets take a look at the facts. The DPaT consists of three  diseases that I will describe to you in detail. The D in this vaccine stands for Diphtheria. Diphtheria is a severe  infection of the throat that can block the airway and  cause breathing difficulty. This vaccine is made by  injecting a horse with putrefied beef broth, containing the diphtheria bacillus, until it has the symptoms of blood poisoning. The injections are continued until the animal (if it does not die) ceases to react. It is then said to be immune. The bleeding process then begins, usually on the third day after the last injection. Two or three gallons of blood are drawn off over six to seven weeks until the animal is exhausted or dies. The blood coagulates, and the clear fluid that rises to the surface called serum. This put into tubes and sold under the name of diphtheria antitoxin. There have been no real safety tests done. The only safety test that has ever been done on the Pertussis vaccine is the "Mouse Weight Gain Test".  The vaccine to be tested is injected into the stomachs of baby mice.  If these baby mice continue to gain weight and don't die right away, the vaccine is declared safe.  And here is something else scary about the initial safety testing of Pertussis vaccine in the United States - it was done in England on infants 14 months and older.  We never did our own studies of adverse reactions and yet we give the vaccine to infants who are only two months old. Look at this excerpt from British Medical Journal "Safety and efficacy of combination vaccinations" May 10, 2003;

"Good post-marketing surveillance will become important (you mean its not already?) in monitoring both the clinical efficacy of combination vaccines and adverse effects. With respect to clinical efficacy this may be a particular problem with combination conjugate vaccines.

Using combination vaccines in the routine childhood programme in the United Kingdom amounts to giving 11 injections (24 in the United States), whereas, if given separately, 27 (almost 70 in the United States) would be needed."

Excerpt from: http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/326/7397/995

 There has been a moratorium in this country on animal organ transplants because of concerns of people contracting latent animal virus. However, this doesn’t seem to apply to vaccines. The vaccine is then stabilized in Formalin, a known carcinogen. This vaccine is given at two, four, and six months, then again between fifteen and eighteen months. SmithKline Beecham has just announced they have created a five in one vaccine,Infanrix DTPa - HepB - IPV. Barbara Loe Fisher of NVIC was able to ask questions at the  FDA Meeting. Click here to read the transcript.  Read here for an article written on the vaccine Pediacel by the SUNDAY EXPRESS MAY 14 2006 about the new vaccine.

Here is an excerpt:
Evidence from the vaccine's manufacturers, Sanofi Pasteur, shows that in clinical trials 64 per cent of 451 babies given the Pediacel jab experienced bad reactions. Ten per cent of these were "moderate to severe". These included convulsions, loss of consciousness and high-pitched or persistent inconsolable crying. Other studies showed that components of the vaccine can cause breathing difficulties, blue discoloration of the skin due to lack of oxygen, swelling of the brain, low blood pressure and extreme allergic shock.

Package insert for the new 5 in one click here.

Pertussis

Text Box:

The next disease included in this shot is Pertussis.  The disease can last as long as six weeks. It still occurs as a common childhood disease although the severity seems to have diminished somewhat over time. Pertussis is a bacterium not a virus.  Since wild Pertussis is a bacterium, it can be treated with antibiotics.  Why we risk children’s lives with this vaccine is unconscionable to me. The CDC statistics for Pertussis during 1992-1994 indicated a 98.8% recovery rate. Before 1940, most children suffered some form of the disease. By 1935, the death rate had already declined by 82% before vaccines were introduced.  Studies indicate that the effectiveness of the vaccine may be as low as 45%. Trials conducted in the U.S. in 1931 by the American Medical Association indicated the vaccine did not make a significant difference and recommended withdrawal of the Pertussis vaccine. Further studies indicated immunity is not sustained. Several thousand cases a year still manifest themselves.  In 1989 in Ohio, a Pertussis outbreak occurred with 82% of the children fully vaccinated. The cases involving vaccinated children were just as severe as if they had not been vaccinated at all. 

In 1987, during 28 months of surveillance on the persistence of Pertussis in Novia Scotia, 526 cases were identified. Of the patients that came down with Pertussis, 91% had received at least three doses of the vaccine.  Pertussis toxin is one of the most lethal toxins in nature since it can cross the blood brain barrier when conditions are right. It can easily be fatal or cause permanent brain damage.  The Pertussis toxin is sometimes referred to as an islet-activating protein. Signifying this substance, acts specifically and directly on the ’Islets of Langerhans’ which are the insulin secreting parts of the pancreas.  The consequence of this destruction is diabetes or hypoglycemia depending on the time of the damage.  This could explain the explosion of diabetes, especially in children.  Take a look at this study done on the vaccine. The full article can be read here.

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/vol6no5/pdf/srugo.pdf or here

"Vaccinated children may be asymptomatic reservoirs for infection."

Emerging Infectious Diseases

Pertussis Infection in Fully Vaccinated Children in Day-Care Centers, Israel Isaac Srugo,* Daniel Benilevi,* Ralph Madeb,* Sara Shapiro,† Tamy Shohat,‡ Eli Somekh,§ Yossi Rimmar,* Vladimir Gershtein,† Rosa Gershtein,* Esther Marva,¶ and Nitza Lahat† *Department of Clinical Microbiology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel; †Serology Laboratory, Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel;
‡Israel Center for Disease Control, Tel Aviv, Israel; §Wolfson Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel; ¶Public Health Laboratories, Jerusalem, Israel Address for correspondence: Isaac Srugo, Department of
Clinical Microbiology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, POB 4940, Haifa, Israel 31048; Fax: 972-4-835-9614; e-mail: srugoi@ tx.technion.ac.il.

We tested 46 fully vaccinated children in two day-care centers in Israel who were exposed to a fatal case of pertussis infection. Only two of five children who tested positive for Bordetella pertussis met the World Health Organization’s case definition for pertussis. Vaccinated children may be asymptomatic reservoirs for infection.

According to Drs. Cherry, Brunell et al., “Report of the Task Force on Pertussis and Pertussis Immunization” in the Pediatrics June 1988 edition, the Pertussis toxin has another use.  It is also used to produce anaphylactic shock and to cause an acute autoimmune encephalomyelitis in mice so they can be studied. Vaccine developers continue to have a problem making a Pertussis vaccine inactivated enough to be safe but active enough to work. This is why the purified DTaP is still associated with the same complications of the old DPT.  In 1979 Sweden stopped vaccinating against Pertussis because their studies found it not only ineffective in preventing the disease, but also because the adverse effects far outweighed any proposed benefit.

Take a look at a letter from a homeopath on alternative treatments for Pertussis here.

Click on the horse for as excellent article on tetanus in animals.

In Polk County, Florida there is a whooping cough "outbreak". The AP story on this was here -

"Whooping Cough Cases Rise Dramatically in Polk County"
http://www.theledger.com/article/20080729/NEWS/807280506

There was an online "chat" with the director of pulbic health for Polk County that Wendy Callahan, Patrick Gaudin and I participated in last week and we finally got him to state the stats regarding vaccination status among cases reported. The following are the very revealing stats we received from him through the chat forum.

Dr. Daniel Haight:

Of the now 26 confirmed and 
probable cases:

16 cases completed their vaccinations with either 4 or 5 vaccinations.

4 cases had one or two 
vaccinations due to under age or parent did not keep up with vaccine schedule.

1 case was not vaccinated at all, due to age.

1 case was unvaccinated due to claming religious exemption

2 cases - info was not obtained due to case greater or equal to 15 years old 

2 cases info was unknown either from inability to contact or parent did not know or have info.  


As you can see, there is clearly no "science" behind administering the DTaP vaccine as a "preventative" measure.

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