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March 2, 2015 12:21 pm

Why I Believe Vaccines Should Not Be Mandatory

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The ongoing dilemma regarding vaccines and the wavering confidence the public has for the Center For Disease Control (CDC) is both controversial and disturbing. Nonetheless, the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) and Autism issue has become so controversial that concerns over immunizations have taken center stage.

1998 was the first year the U.K. dispensed the MMR vaccine, and shortly thereafter, a number of cases of autism appeared in Ayrshire, Scotland.

As a result, some mothers in England traveled with their infants and children to Paris, where children could be inoculated via a single dose of measles vaccine. It was believed that if the MMR vaccine was connected to autism, that a single shot would counteract this problem.

In the U.S., single vaccines were available until around 1998/1999. Following the outbreak in Scotland, I immunized my own son via a single measles shot that same year.

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During the 1980s, the statistics for autism in Britain and America were one in 2500. By 1998, it had jumped in the U.S. to one in 146. Today, the statistic is one in 68.

Dr. Andrew Wakefield, of the Royal Free Hospital in London, discovered the measles virus in the guts of 150 autistic children. He claims that the children had become autistic shortly after receiving their MMR immunizations.

On February 28, 1998, Dr. Wakefield reported his findings in The Lancet Journal. He was subsequently ostracized by the medical community and lost his job. Recently his studies were found to be valid by whistle blower Dr. William Thompson at the CDC, who argued that the CDC had covered up data linking autism to the MMR vaccine.

A debate is raging that vaccinations should be mandated. Why the need to mandate something supposedly life saving? Some parents are reluctant to immunize their children when they suspect the truth is being withheld and the studies perhaps flawed or dishonest. Mandating? The MMR has been mandated for years. Single shots were removed – no longer available!

In 2003 researches in Denmark studied the effects of thimerosal (mercury) and wrote in The Medicine Report, “Mercury is a known neurotoxin. Placing it in maternal and infant vaccines is at best irresponsible, at worst criminal.” Yet the CDC, without any research, allowed mercury in vaccines for years. The FDA long ago alerted the public to the neurological affects of mercury in fish. Where was the CDC?

I believe that Dr. Wakefield’s research is perfectly valid. Most people are not aware of it. But the CDC is! So why does the CDC continue to permit the administering of the MMR shots in light of all the disturbing evidence?

I believe that the CDC has failed us.

We can no longer remain silent, nor let an irresponsible government body take responsibility for our children’s well being. Infants and children don’t have a voice, the CDC appears to be an unworthy one, and our voices have remained silent for far too long!

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  • One of the biggest misconceptions is that vaccinated children are protected from the diseases for which they are vaccinated and that the vaccines they are given are safe. It is also a misconception that the non-vaccinated will “catch” everything that they encounter. I want to share this article about what happened to my three non-vaccinated children in our town in MA, when we had a whooping cough epidemic in the 1990s.

    http://blogs.naturalnews.com/happened-non-immunized-children-whooping-cough-broke/

    • Getaclue

      THANK YOU!! This is excellent.. I’m so happy to see other parents that do their research and look for alternative methods besides pumping their family with dangerous medications and vaccines. BRAVO!

    • Not important

      Mr GENIUS! Please tell me where smallpox dissapeared.

  • naksuthin

    I agree you should have the right not to vaccinate your children. But you owe it to other people with lower immune systems and pregnant women who can’t be vaccinated not to endanger their health.
    The best solution is like smoking
    You can smoke in your own house…but shouldn’t be allowed to smoke in public where others can be harmed by second hand smoke.
    If you don’t vaccinate your kids…keep them at home away from those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.
    Don’t send them to the mall or to Disneyland or to public school

  • Reason not Emotion

    First to the author and second to Zionism Mom:
    The author is simply wrong. First of all, she does not provide us with the sources. Second of all, she is not a doctor. People are dying because of this nonsense.
    Now to the sources with proofs and numbers:

    Autism Prevalence Unchanged in 20 Years:
    http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/autism-prevalence-unchanged-in-20-years/

    Vaccines Still not Linked to Autism
    http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/vaccines-still-not-linked-to-autism/

    and MMR and Autism rises from the Dead
    http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/mmr-and-autism-rises-from-the-dead/

    The intelligent reader should read these articles and discuss with a fully qualified doctor about it.

    The Zionism Mom make reference to Mercola. Well, Mercola is a scammer. His specialty is to throw in some words to scary people and sell his natural products. Not only that, if you see what else he writes you would be amazed. For instance, he thinks that doctors that conducts chemotherapy can be compared to NAZI SSs sending innoncent people to gas chambers. He and his Friend Mike Adam even have cartoons on this. Imagine? Call all doctors nazis? And there still people that take this guy seriously?
    Please see here what Mercola has to say about the nazis:

    http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/chemotherapy-doesnt-work-not-so-fast-a-lesson-from-history/

    • Getaclue

      On September 23, 2014, an Italian court in Milan award compensation to a boy for vaccine-induced autism. (See the Italian document here.) A childhood vaccine against six childhood diseases caused the boy’s permanent autism and brain damage. While the Italian press has devoted considerable attention to this decision and its public health implications, the U.S. press has been silent.

      Like the U.S., Italy has a national vaccine injury compensation program to give some financial support to those people who are injured by compulsory and recommended vaccinations. The Italian infant plaintiff received three doses of GlaxoSmithKline’s Infanrix Hexa, a hexavalent vaccine administered in the first year of life. These doses occurred from March to October 2006. The vaccine is to protect children from polio, diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis B, pertussis and Haemophilus influenza type B. In addition to these antigens, however, the vaccine then contained thimerosal, the mercury-containing preservative, aluminum, an adjuvant, as well as other toxic ingredients. The child regressed into autism shortly after receiving the three doses. When the parents presented their claim for compensation first to the Ministry of Health, as they were required to do, the Ministry rejected it. Therefore, the family sued the Ministry in a court of general jurisdiction, an option which does not exist in the same form in the U.S.

      http://endtimeheadlines.org/2015/02/us-media-blackout-italian-courts-rule-vaccines-cause-autism/

    • Getaclue

      On September 23, 2014, an Italian court in Milan award compensation to a boy for vaccine-induced autism. (See the Italian document here.) A childhood vaccine against six childhood diseases caused the boy’s permanent autism and brain damage. While the Italian press has devoted considerable attention to this decision and its public health implications, the U.S. press has been silent.

      Like the U.S., Italy has a national vaccine injury compensation program to give some financial support to those people who are injured by compulsory and recommended vaccinations. The Italian infant plaintiff received three doses of GlaxoSmithKline’s Infanrix Hexa, a hexavalent vaccine administered in the first year of life. These doses occurred from March to October 2006. The vaccine is to protect children from polio, diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis B, pertussis and Haemophilus influenza type B. In addition to these antigens, however, the vaccine then contained thimerosal, the mercury-containing preservative, aluminum, an adjuvant, as well as other toxic ingredients. The child regressed into autism shortly after receiving the three doses. When the parents presented their claim for compensation first to the Ministry of Health, as they were required to do, the Ministry rejected it. Therefore, the family sued the Ministry in a court of general jurisdiction, an option which does not exist in the same form in the U.S.
      http://endtimeheadlines.org/2015/02/us-media-blackout-italian-courts-rule-vaccines-cause-autism/

  • C Brewer

    There is a mis-print in this article MMR vaccine became available in the uk in 1988

  • Greg

    Sorry, but this essay is nothing more than a collection of supposition and conspiracy theory with no supporting evidence. Dr. Wakefield suffered the punishment he did because his reports were intentionally fraudulent attempts to scare people into preferring his vaccination protocol over the adopted one. Dr. Thompson at the CDC has never said anything that validates Wakefield’s claims and remains a proponent of vaccination. His words have been twisted to support an anti-vaccination agenda.

    To the prior commenter: there are medical reasons that some people cannot receive vaccinations. Universal vaccination among those who can is what protects them.

  • I totally agree with Deborah. If as they say vaccines keep people free from the disease they were vaccinated for, why then should the ones vaccinated be concerned if others are not vaccinated? Wouldn’t they be protected from the disease? And if they are not protected, why give the shot in the first place?
    I too have read lots of articles on this subject

    http://search.mercola.com/results.aspx?q=vaccines

    Vaccine News and Information from Dr. Joseph Mercola
    Drugs and Vaccines Are More Dangerous for Children
    Forgotten History of Vaccinations You Need to Be Aware Of
    What Whistleblowers Tell Us About Vaccine Safety & Effectiveness
    Culprits of Autism: Toxins, Gut Bacteria, & Vaccines
    Many Parents Are Now Aware of Dangerous Vaccine Side Effects

    • Reason not Emotion

      Please, don’t be so naive to believe in Dr Mercola. He is fooling people that is well intended but not well educated.

      Here is an example of 9 stupid things Mercola defends (and there is many many more)

      http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/9-reasons-to-completely-ignore-joseph-mercola-and-natural-news/

      Stay away from these opportunists that only wants to sell his natural products and make some bucks. Listen to what the doctors and pediatricians has to say

      • Getaclue

        One should not be so quick to put their trust in the drug companies that make these vaccines. I would not gamble the lives of my family with these untrustworthy companies.

        Glasko Smith Kline a maker of many vaccines had been implicated in killing people with their bad medicine.
        GlaxoSmithKline, maker of the diabetes drug Avandia, knew the drug was linked to tens of thousands of heart attacks but went out of its way to hide this information from the public, says a 334-page report just released by the Senate Finance Committee.
        Oh…and before you go off about this being from Natural news…the article is backed up by a Senate report.
        http://finance.senate.gov/press/Gpress/2010/
        http://m.naturalnews.com/news/028233_GlaxoSmithKline_Avandia.html

        A Glasko Smith Kline whistleblower who exposed serious contamination problems at GlaxoSmithKline’s pharmaceutical manufacturing operations has been awarded $96m
        http://www.theguardian.com/business/2010/oct/27/glaxosmithkline-whistleblower-awarded-96m-payout

        Drug maker Bayer also made bad medicine that killed thousands of people, also another company involved with making vaccines.
        http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contaminated_haemophilia_blood_products
        http://www.ahrp.org/infomail/0503/22.php

        And let’s not forget Bayer’s role in Nazi Germany…Lest we forget an important corporate participant in the Holocaust – two excerpts shed light on the role of IG Farben, ie. Bayer.

        IG Farben was the most powerful German corporate cartel in the first half of the 20th century and the single largest profiteer from the Second World War. IG (Interessengemeinschaft) stands for “Association of Common Interests”: IG Farben included BASF, Bayer, Hoechst, and other German chemical and pharmaceutical companies.

        As documents show, IG Farben was intimately involved with the human experimental atrocities committed by Mengele at Auschwitz.

        A German watchdog organization, the GBG Network, maintains copious documents and tracks Bayer Pharmaceutical activities.

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