Dr. Suzanne Humphries on Vaccine Safety: “They Don’t Want You to Hear the Other Side”
Sometimes it’s good to hear from experts who actually know what they are talking about. In this still-timely interview recorded in 2014, Dr. Humphries takes a scientific look at what is going on in the vaccine wars. She responds to basic questions about effectiveness and safety. Do vaccines work? Sometimes they suppress disease, but they do not improve health. They contain nothing the body needs to function, but they do contain aluminum, mercury, formaldehyde and polysorbate 80. No one needs that unless you are in a hurry for the dirt nap.
Looking at history is essential to solving or understanding any problem. In the late 1880s, Leicester, England, was heavily vaccinated and yet was still having smallpox epidemics. Smallpox declined after vaccination stopped. Only 5 to 10 percent of the world’s population was ever vaccinated for smallpox. Is that enough for “herd immunity”? There are a lot of pox variations: smallpox, chickenpox, monkeypox, cowpox. Many look the same and genetic testing is required to distinguish them (not available a century ago). Monkeypox is still around. So, did we really get rid of smallpox?
Everyone has seen graphs showing what happened to disease rates after vaccines were introduced. What they don’t show is the whole, un-cherry-picked graph, which shows that illnesses like smallpox had been declining considerably before the vaccine was introduced. The full graphs don’t show any effect from vaccines except maybe to increase disease rates temporarily when the vaccine first becomes available.
Humphries makes an observation about the pro-vaccine crowd. “The people who want to vaccinate are often very aggressive, and they don’t want you to hear the other side. And that should make a light bulb in your head go off. ’Why don’t they want me to hear the other side? Why don’t they think I can actually listen to both sides and come up with my own decision?’” The majority of people are still making decisions based on what some hairdo on TV—reading from a teleprompter—says, rather than doing any real research. This is more dangerous than any virus or bug they are trying to scare us with. The thumb is UP.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Summer 2020