Vaccination is Not Immunization: The War on Children
By Tim O’Shea
Vaccination continues to be a hot topic, and more books come out on the subject every year. If your mind is already made up, then there is nothing anyone can do about that, but for those whose minds are still open, this book by Tim O’Shea is a good place to start. It is not painfully long but is packed with information on every angle of the topic. For me to completely summarize this two-hundred-page book would probably take more than one hundred fifty pages, yet it is very concise, to the point and information-dense. So I will cover what I consider the highest of the highlights.
In any disagreement, one of the most important issues to address first is who your sources are and why you believe them. If you only believe information you hear from some hairdo on CNN/CBS/ABC/NBC/Fox…then I have to wonder why you are wasting precious time reading anything published by the Weston A. Price Foundation. (You could be watching SpongeBob SquarePants instead.) In fact, if you believe any grandstanding celebrity on this topic, go back to SpongeBob and leave this subject to the adults.
The pharmaceutical industry controls all of the mainstream media. Another popular source of information, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), owns over fifty vaccine patents. If you blindly believe anything the CDC says, you might want to spend some time studying conflicts of interest and how they contaminate information. Your average doctor knows what the pharmaceutical industry wants him or her to know—and very little more. O’Shea mentions that the Physicians’ Desk Reference (PDR) used to be an extensive source of solid information, but that information has disappeared in the most recent versions of the PDR.
At least some vaccines are now using continuous cell lines—cells that essentially never die—in vaccine production. Some people believe there could be a connection between that and cancer cells, which also don’t die as they should. When I was very young in the 1960s, children didn’t get cancer. Now I hear that cancer is the number-one cause of death in children.
Because vaccines use genetically mutated forms of diseases, new diseases are being created that didn’t exist before. Vaccines containing a manmade version of a bug may give you some temporary immunity to something, but not to the natural disease. When you get chickenpox, for example, you are immune to natural chickenpox for life and pose no danger to anybody. Ironically, vaccinated people carrying the new diseases are the danger. They have permanent immunity to nothing and may infect people who are immune to the natural disease but not the manmade version. The vaccines have created new problems and solved nothing.
There are ongoing heated arguments about whether vaccines work at all and whether they are really better than doing nothing. This debate cannot be solved without studies comparing the vaccinated to the unvaccinated. The vaccine industry has stubbornly refused to do that and justifies its refusal with spurious and irrational arguments about ethics. Unfortunately for the industry, studies are starting to leak out. One thing to keep in mind when making the comparison is that you have to look at total health, not just the disease associated with the vaccine. If those who are vaccinated against hangnails have fewer hangnails than the unvaccinated, that’s nice, but if the vaccinated also are three times more likely to burst into flames, that’s not so nice. Somalis in Somalia have an autism rate of approximately zero. They also have a vaccination rate of approximately zero. Forty-three thousand Somalis have been relocated to the U.S. in the last decade, mostly to Minnesota. Those U.S.-based Somalis have been vaccinated, and now one in forty-five has autism, according to the CDC. According to more reliable sources, the number is actually one in thirty-two. Is that “genetic”? If you say yes, please…please go back to SpongeBob.
A study by Mogensen, Aaby and others, published in 2017, compared vaccinated to unvaccinated children in Guinea-Bissau and found that children vaccinated with diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) were dying about five times faster than unvaccinated children. The Mawson study of six hundred and sixty-six homeschooled children in four U.S. states found that the vaccinated had a fourfold greater odds of being diagnosed with otitis media and pneumonia than the unvaccinated, and were thirty-fold more likely to be diagnosed with hay fever. The vaccinated children also had a fourfold greater odds of a neurodevelopmental disorder diagnosis.
Speaking of the DTP vaccine (retooled as DTaP for “acellular pertussis”), O’Shea reproduces a chart from the CDC website showing the number of pertussis cases in the U.S. from 1981 to 2012. In 1981, the number was 1,248. In 2012, it was 48,277. During that time, the mandated pediatric vaccine schedule increased the number of DTaP shots from two to six. The more shots, the more sickness.
People who have a vested interest in vaccines make some interesting admissions. The original Salk polio vaccine created “one of the worst pharmaceutical disasters in U.S. history,” according to Paul Offit, one of the loudest proponents in favor of vaccines in general. Albert Sabin, MD, who invented the next polio vaccine, said thirty years later, “Official data has shown that the large-scale vaccinations undertaken in the U.S. have failed to obtain any significant improvement of the diseases for which they are supposed to provide immunization. In essence, it was and is a failure.” Once again, not only is the vaccine program a failure, but it has created more problems than it has solved. The only polio cases in the last few decades were caused by the vaccine itself. Even the CDC admits that.
The makers of Gardasil have done an impressive job of persuading many that twelve-year-old girls need that vaccine, even though they have little chance of getting cervical cancer until they are in their fifties. The manufacturer admits the vaccine is effective only for a year or two. Side effects include loss of vision, loss of consciousness, seizures, paralysis and death. They want to give it to boys, too. I really can’t make this stuff up.
Hugh Fudenberg, MD, a leading immunogeneticist, found that “If an individual had five consecutive flu shots between 1970 and 1980, the chances of Alzheimer’s Disease were ten times greater than for those getting…no shots.” The adult vaccine schedule now calls for yearly flu shots until age sixty, by which time you should be safely dead.
Why do people get so upset at the mere suggestion that any vaccine might be dangerous? Andrew Wakefield published a study in Lancet that suggested a possible correlation between a vaccine and autism. He did not claim to prove anything. He just suggested more research would be a good idea. The result was the assassination of his character and career. The U.K.’s General Medical Council brought a case against Wakefield and John Walker-Smith, but an official legal ruling later stated that the case was based on “inadequate and superficial reasoning and, in a number of instances, a wrong conclusion.” Why didn’t we hear anything about this from the sock puppets in the news media? Is it because the pharmaceutical industry provides the vast majority of advertising funding for the corporate media? Just look at who is controlling the sock puppets, and you have your answer.
So we have vaccines that clearly don’t work, and yet the medical industry continues to push them. We also have word games, as the title explains, that confuse “vaccination” with “immunization.” When the purveyors of such potions stoop this low, any thinking person has to question the integrity of the entire system. The thumb is UP for this book.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly magazine of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Winter 2017.