Open Letter to Representatives on Vaccine Safety: A Call to Action
14 July 2016
If vaccines are to be part of our public health policy, then vaccine safety is absolutely critical and every issue of vaccine safety should be taken seriously and swiftly addressed.
Vaccines are considered by Congress, the CDC, the FDA, and manufacturers as pharmaceutical products that are by their very nature “unavoidably unsafe.” The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (NCVIA) eliminated vaccine manufacturer liability for injury and death and established the National Vaccine Compensation Fund, funded by taxes. VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System), was also established as a voluntary passive surveillance system that is severely underutilized. The CDC estimates less than ten percent of all adverse reactions are reported. Many parents don’t even know it exists.
This formal acknowledgment of intrinsic vaccine safety issues does not mean adverse reactions are to be ignored, that scientific advancements that reduce or eliminate adverse reactions should be disregarded, that every vaccine developed is necessary or beneficial, nor does it mean that vaccine design flaws are acceptable in any way. Design flaws are not covered by the NCVIA.
Vaccines are not held to the same standard of safety testing as other pharmaceutical products. No double-blind placebo tests are done. Aluminum adjuvants, other vaccines, or the vaccine being tested minus the antigen are used in place of true placebos. The CDC has performed no population studies comparing the longterm health outcomes of vaccinated verses completely non-vaccinated children, although funding for such a study has been approved for years.
Once the NCVIA removed liability from vaccine manufacturers, the pediatric schedule began to increase. In 1983, from birth to age 18, a fully immunized child was given a total of 24 vaccine doses (in 7 injections, 4 oral). In 2016, a child fully immunized according to CDC recommendations receives a total of 70 doses (50 injections, 3 oral).
It’s well known that the infant immune system is immature, is easily overwhelmed, and has difficulty mounting a robust antibody response, but the current schedule of vaccines has never been tested for safety. Combining vaccines is done for convenience, not medical benefit. During a “well baby” visit, a six month old infant may be given vaccines for: Hepatitis B, Rotavirus, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (in the DTaP), Haemophilus influenzae type b, Pneumococcal conjugate, Polio, and Influenza (which contains thimerosal.)
Please pause a moment and consider what an infant’s immune system must do when exposed to nine diseases at once.
Please consider the total amount of aluminum, mercury, Polysorbate 80, and other vaccine ingredients an infant’s immune system must also process while having an immune reaction to nine diseases.
Again, the current pediatric schedule has never been studied for safety.
It is not known if giving so many vaccines at once, so early in life, is safe for a developing immune system. Add to the increased immune burden of a heavy vaccine schedule the continued overuse of antibiotics, the administration of other drugs and OTC’s that compromise the immune system (steroids, acetaminophen, etc.), as well as a host of toxic environmental exposures to pesticides, herbicides, flame retardants, and more, and it’s no wonder that, according to the CDC, 1 out of 6 children today in the US have been diagnosed with a developmental disorder, and autism is 1 out of 68.
The environmental immune burden for many children is too much.
For many children, the tipping point comes with the MMR.
Since the trivalent MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) was released, parents worldwide have witnessed their children change after receiving the vaccine. Sometimes the change was immediate, with fever, high pitched crying, head banging, loss of eye contact, and loss of previously acquired speech and motor skills. Sometimes the change was more gradual, but the end result was the same: a diagnosis of autism.
A handful of stories of regression into autism following the MMR could be considered coincidental or the unfortunate result of vaccines being “unavoidably unsafe.” But millions of stories worldwide are not coincidence nor unavoidable.
Millions of stories worldwide have now been validated by a CDC whistleblower.
The documentary film VAXXED: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe is about the senior CDC researcher William Thompson who brought thousands of pages of documents to Congressman Bill Posey last summer and confessed that he and his team of researchers had omitted crucial data from their 2004 MMR-autism study. This data shows an undeniable link between the timing of the administration of the MMR trivalent vaccine and autism. The documents Thompson provided to Posey include emails and other correspondence in which he went up the chain of command, expressing his discomfort with what was happening with the manipulation and removal of data, until he reached the head of the CDC, Julie Gerberding, telling her he would reveal the data in a presentation to the IOM (Institute of Medicine) Upon receipt of this email, Gerberding placed Thompson on administrative leave. Here is a clip from one of the thousands of documents Thompson provided to Posey:
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