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Summary: A review of some common myths regarding vaccination
Keywords: Vaccines, Vaccinations, Vaccination Myths, Compulsory
Vaccination, Forced Vaccination, Injury, Injuries, Side Effects of
Vaccines, Harmful Effects of Vaccines, Health Risks, Dangers,
Death From Vaccination, Safety of Vaccines, Effectiveness of
Vaccines, Flu Shots, Injections, Drugs, Boosters, Diseases,
Illness, Sickness, National Vaccine Injury Compensation, Vaccine
Injury Table, Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund, Mercury,
Thimerosal, Harmful Ingredients, Neurotoxicity, Pharmaceutical
Companies, Drug Companies, Politicians, Lobbying, Vaccine Court,
Liability, Autism, Autistic, Moral Objections, Freedom, Liberty,
Sterility, Aborted Baby, Aborted Babies, Abortion, Fetal, Doctors,
Physicians, Medicine, Medicines, Medical Community, Infants,
In response to the recent hype concerning
vaccinations and the attempt to impose more vaccinations on the entire
populace (even by some well-meaning but misguided 'conservatives'), I
shall endeavor to share some fruits of my research on this matter. I
freely admit that I am not a doctor, but I do not think a medical degree
is necessary to grasp these facts. The information presented here is
merely offered to get you thinking about this important - and
potentially life changing - topic. I encourage you to do your own
research regarding my assertions. In your quest for answers, don't
neglect to diligently read all package inserts for vaccines, carefully
considering their list of ingredients, and be certain that you carefully
examine all potential risks. Ultimately, it is up to you to decide what
is best for you and for your family. My hope is that you will make a
truly informed decision that is best for yourself and your loved ones.
First Myth: Vaccines are always safe.
Response: Tell that to the many children (and adults) who have
been injured by vaccinations. There have literally been thousands of
payouts associated with vaccine injuries in the last few decades.
According to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
"Since the first National Vaccine Injury
Compensation (VICP) claims were filed in 1989, 3,941 compensation
awards have been made."
This same website also includes a "Vaccine Injury
Table" that lists "injuries/conditions that are presumed to be caused by
vaccines." The HRSA website also states that:
"The Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund
provides funding for the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
to compensate vaccine-related injury or death [!] claims for covered
vaccines administered on or after October 1, 1988."
So, they therefore ADMIT PLAINLY that vaccines can
cause injury and death. Bet your doctor doesn't mention that! And keep
in mind that these payouts may represent only a small (or very small)
fraction of those who believe they have been injured by vaccines.
Various sources indicate that some vaccines may
contain potentially harmful ingredients. For example, consider that the
FDA website states that:
"Thimerosal is a mercury-containing organic
compound (an organomercurial). Since the 1930s, it has been widely
used as a preservative in a number of biological and drug products,
including many vaccines, to help prevent potentially life threatening
contamination with harmful microbes. Over the past several years,
because of an increasing awareness of the theoretical potential for
neurotoxicity of even low levels of organomercurials and because of
the increased number of thimerosal containing vaccines that had been
added to the infant [!] immunization schedule, concerns about the use
of thimerosal in vaccines and other products have been raised. Indeed,
because of these concerns, the Food and Drug Administration has worked
with, and continues to work with, vaccine manufacturers to reduce or
eliminate thimerosal from vaccines."
They FREELY admit here that this "widely used"
component of vaccines (in use for decades!) was 'concerning' and they
have worked to "reduce[!] or eliminate" this component that they admit
has a "theoretical potential for neurotoxicity" at "even low levels".
Clearly, the HRSA's & FDA's own admissions (e.g.
references to "vaccine-related injury or death" and "the theoretical
potential for neurotoxicity of even low levels") show that the safety of
vaccines is NOT assured or guaranteed. And this last ingredient
mentioned above (thimerosal) is but one of several components
possibly found in vaccines that opponents claim may be potentially
Second Myth: Vaccines are always effective.
Response: No one can guarantee that vaccines will be effective.
Besides, 'effective' may not mean what you think it means. 'Effective'
can mean simply 'that antibodies are produced', NOT that vaccinated
persons are protected from the disease they were vaccinated against. The
production of antibodies as a result of vaccines may NOT be sufficient
to protect someone from contracting a disease. In fact, many, many
persons have become ill from (and have even died from) diseases they had
been vaccinated against. This fact is clearly proven (over and over
again!) by empirical data. There is NO guarantee that vaccines will be
effective in preventing disease.
Third Myth: The near elimination of certain diseases can be
conclusively attributed to vaccines.
Response: This myth can be refuted by looking at simple
timelines. These timelines, available on many websites, show that
certain diseases were almost entirely eliminated BEFORE vaccines were
introduced. This reduction in disease may be traced to better sanitation
practices, better hygiene practices (e.g. simple hand-washing), better
nutrition & sewage, etc. Don't give credit to vaccines where it is not
due! Think for yourself: Isn't the cause-effect relationship distinctly
disproved when the timeline shows that the disease was already almost
eliminated BEFORE the vaccinations started? How can vaccines be
responsible for a decline in diseases before they were ever given to
Fourth Myth: There is never anything to object to morally concerning
Response: There can be a number of reasons to morally object to
vaccinations. Besides the potential health risks that vaccines can pose
(certainly a moral issue for parents who have to decide whether to
potentially risk their child's health), and besides the fact that
vaccinations may be compulsory (another moral issue for those who
believe it is their God-given right to decide what is - or is not - put
into their body), it is a FACT that elements of certain vaccines may be
traced back to aborted babies. That should certainly be morally
objectionable to all Catholics and others of good will. How many
Catholics even know they may be allowing others to inject components
derived from aborted babies into their bodies?
Fifth Myth: We can trust the government to tell us everything we need
to know regarding vaccinations & their safety.
Response: Really? Has the government informed you of the
thousands injured or killed by vaccines? Have you been informed about
the huge amounts your representatives in government may have received
from the drug companies which manufacture vaccines (and who GREATLY
profit from these vaccines - vaccines are, in fact, a multi-billion
dollar industry and pharmaceutical companies are among the biggest - if
not the biggest - spenders on lobbying in the entire country)? Has the
government notified you that more and more vaccinations may now be given
to children at an earlier age (even before an infant leaves the
hospital)? Has the government informed you that your INFANT may even be
vaccinated against sexually transmitted diseases? Does the government
assure you of vaccines' safety on one hand and then tax you on the other
hand to pay when the 'safe' vaccination harms someone? Has the
government warned you that your 'effective vaccine' may not actually
prevent you from contracting the disease it is supposed to protect
against? Has the government told you about the potentially unsafe
ingredients found to be in certain vaccines? Have you been informed by
the government about possible sterility-affecting components in various
vaccines? What about the components derived from aborted babies that may
be in vaccines? Has the government explained to you clearly that they
have shielded drug companies from liability by setting up a vaccine
court instead of allowing injured parties to sue drug companies in
regular courts (where the awards may have been much higher and may have
helped ensure that drug companies produced safer vaccines)? Does the
government force you or your children to be vaccinated (even a flu shot)
against your will? (And you still trust them?) Are you under the
(horribly mistaken) impression that everything that is done with regard
to vaccines is altruistic and that drug companies do not profit
enormously from the current state of affairs? Do you really have so much
faith in the U.S. government - despite its sorry record (and despite the
HRSA's & FDA's own admissions indicated above) - that you will blindly
put your trust in them (and the drug companies), both for yourself and
for the health of your children?
In conclusion, it is a fact that many people suffer under misconceptions
regarding vaccines. Sometimes these misconceptions are cleared up by
unsuspecting parents who are shocked to discover that their children may
have been injured by the very vaccines they thought would benefit them.
You can find a number of heart-wrenching stories online concerning
children allegedly harmed by vaccines. Note that a variety of vaccine
opponents have even attributed the dramatic rise of autism (reportedly
now as high as 1 in 68 children) to vaccines. Although disputed, many
parents (even some doctors) strongly attribute their children's autism
Yet despite the severity of the allegations, parents' concerns regarding
vaccines may simply be written off by the medical community. A number of
doctors have similarly expressed concern regarding vaccinations and, as
a result, some have reportedly suffered various 'punishments' (e.g. loss
of a position). Claiming vaccines could be unsafe may not be a popular
position to take, but that does not of itself make it a wrong position.
Shouldn't we be most interested here in the truth, whatever it may be?
Yet, there is an emotional component to this debate. Unfortunately,
people may be guided by emotions rather than facts when it comes to the
topic of vaccinations. Perhaps some persons are fearful that they (or a
loved one) will get sick and consider vaccines as a panacea. Some will
even go so far as to blame the unvaccinated for the spread of disease,
but this is in itself ironic: These people want to force YOU (the
unvaccinated) to get vaccinated to protect THEM (the vaccinated), but by
doing so, they are admitting that their vaccination is NOT effective
(otherwise they'd have 'no chance' of being infected by you).
And think for a moment how far things can go with the seemingly
'never-ending list' of new recommended vaccines and boosters (courtesy
of the powerful drug companies who insist that you & your children need
their products and influence the government to recommend/require them).
How many more vaccines and boosters will be pushed on the population
before it stops? Did you vote on any of these new additions? Did you
even know they have been increasing over the years? Do you really
believe they can know with certainty the effects that so many
combinations of drugs may have on the human body (including even infants
and pregnant women)? And keep in mind during all of this that the drug
companies are shielded from vaccine liability, so they don't have to
worry so much about the harm their drugs may cause you or your loved
In the end, I suggest that you not be forced to vaccinate against
your will (including flu shots)! Don't risk yourself or your children
being harmed by vaccines without at least carefully considering the
risks beforehand. Keep in mind that government officials (e.g.
politicians well-funded by pharmaceutical lobbies) and the multi-billion
dollar drug companies have a vested interest in your following along
with the crowd (that is, dutifully & unquestioningly being vaccinated
with all their 'recommended' potions), whether or not you may be injured
or killed in the process. The drug companies continue to get rich and
simultaneously enjoy being shielded from liability. The politicians get
rich from the drug companies whose products they promote/protect. And
note that even doctors may NOT be disinterested parties and may not
have all the facts. Not only might vaccinations be a doctor's bread &
butter service (e.g. pediatricians), but - unlike other actions the
doctor performs on a daily basis - vaccinating patients may be a near
'liability free' endeavor for them. Further, the doctor may not want to
be punished or to be seen as outside the mainstream by admitting there
may be any cause for concern.
Before signing off, I encourage you to do your own solid research
concerning the dangers of vaccines and also for ways to avoid
'mandatory' vaccinations if you choose not to vaccinate. I have found
that there is a lot of information available on these topics.
God bless you.
[* Note: As stated above, the author of this
article is not a doctor and does not have a medical
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