In response to Simone Ellin’s article “A Healthy Dose?” (Aug. 29), I would like to add a few points and facts. If the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the government would conduct a long overdue study comparing the health of vaccinated children with unvaccinated children, much of the controversy surrounding this issue could disappear. One must ask: Why hasn’t this been done?
According to the National Vaccine Information Center, more than $2 billion has been paid out in compensation for vaccine injuries through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, which was established in 1986 to keep vaccine makers from being sued. They have little incentive to make certain their products are safe and much incentive to keep developing more. Vaccines are a multibillion-dollar, risk-free business.
Vaccines today contain aluminum as well as traces of mercury, both of which are neurotoxic, especially when given in combination. Is it any wonder then that today one in six children is considered learning disabled and that millions more suffer with asthma, diabetes and chronic allergic and autoimmune disorders? Our children are the most heavily vaccinated in the world and are also the sickest.
In 1953, the CDC recommended 16 doses of four vaccines. Autism was almost unheard of. In 1983, the CDC recommended 23 doses of seven vaccines. Do most families realize that as of 2013 at least 49 doses of 14 vaccines are recommended and that a Hepatitis B shot is given on the first day of life?
The autism rate today is one in 68 children and climbing. Yet, the CDC continues to refuse to do more research on whether vaccines cause autism, although parents who have watched their children regress after the MMR shot would beg to differ.
The study most cited by the CDC disproving the autism /mercury link was conducted by Danish researcher Poul Thorsen, now a fugitive under indictment in the U.S. for fraud. He spent millions of CDC money on an extravagant lifestyle for himself while giving the CDC the answers they wanted.
The CDC has acknowledged that the growing failure of the Dtap vaccine to prevent pertussis is largely due to a resistant mutation in the causative organism and that more than 75 percent of the children contracting pertussis had been vaccinated. Yet, it continues to demonize and blame the small percentage of parents who choose not to vaccinate. I believe nationwide it is less than 5 percent. And those parents who opt out are mostly well-educated and have done their research. They have read the vaccine inserts and know that the ingredients listed can be problematic — formaldehyde, MSG and mercury to name just a few.
This is a complex topic, and although it is controversial, it bears more in-depth study and open-mindedness. The video, “The Greater Good,” is a good source for those interested in learning more about this topic as is the NVIC.org website.
Read the manufacturer’s drug inserts that come in the vaccine package, and study the latest research by immunologists, neurologists and other scientists not tied to the drug industry. There is plenty out there that the media refuses to share. Follow the money trail, and you can see why.