The hidden, ugly truth about vaccines

Since the start of the measles outbreak in California a few weeks back, we’ve heard plenty about vaccines from the usual “experts” in the media and the talking heads in the academic-industrial-government medical complex. The U.S. Surgeon General finally weighed in on the topic with nothing more than a deafening echo of what the lame stream media reports were already spouting.

Of course, vaccination is a complex issue. And we could really use a non-politicized Surgeon General who’s actually an expert on infectious diseases to guide us through these complex times. For example, when I worked with former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop during the Reagan administration, he always led the charge on important public health issues. But the Obama administration chose the current Surgeon General because he’s an expert on gun control and partisan, political fundraising.

Politics aside, it’s very distressing that we never hear about so many of the scientific facts concerning vaccines. Perhaps they think we can’t handle the truth. Because the truth is not pretty.

You see, the measles outbreak in California involved many vaccinated people who nonetheless contracted the disease. Similarly, there was a recent outbreak of mumps among healthy, young professional hockey players, many of whom had been vaccinated.

You may wonder why and how all these people contract these infectious diseases when they’ve already been vaccinated.

The truth is, getting vaccinated doesn’t guarantee you won’t get the disease.

In fact, in a recent interview, Gabe Mirkin, M.D., explained the situation perfectly. He said, “It’s not that vaccines don’t work at all, it’s that we were led to believe they offer lifelong immunity when they don’t. How on Earth do 20-year-old men on the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team all come down with mumps if they were vaccinated as kids?”

Gabe is actually an old friend and colleague from back in the days when we lived in Maryland. Now, he lives here in Florida like me. During the 1990s, he was one of two regular physicians in the D.C. area (the other was Michael Emmer, M.D.) who I ever visited as a patient. And I recommended them both to my family and friends. Gabe actually practiced science-based medicine, instead of just handing out pills as prescribed by big pharma.

And Gabe nailed the hidden, ugly truth about vaccines: They aren’t guarantees.

In fact, the only way to guarantee you’ll get full immunity is to get the disease itself. This also confers natural immunity to members of the population.

When I was a child, everyone came down with chicken pox, German measles, measles, and mumps. Mostly, we were sick for a few days from school and that was all. Then we had lifelong immunity.

Anyone who missed getting these largely self-limiting infections naturally as a child ran the risk of coming down with them as an adult–when the infections could be far more dangerous. Nobody worried about exposing children in school because parents wanted their children to get, and get over, these common infections quickly while they were young.

In addition, when children are breastfed, they continue to receive “passive immunity” from the mother during the most vulnerable period of infancy. Then, well-nourished and healthy children who spend time outdoors generally develop stronger immune systems that can withstand the common childhood infections.

On the other side of the coin, some vaccines can and do have deadly and debilitating consequences. For example, the HPV vaccine–given to innocent young girls and boys–is a national scandal.  In some cases, patients develop devastating neurological diseases as a direct consequence of vaccination.

Unlike our gun control expert Surgeon General, Senator Rand Paul, a physician, is one of the few “talking heads” in Washington, D.C., actually qualified to give a medical opinion. As he quickly pointed out, no one seems to talk about the millions of reports citing the negative consequences of vaccines. We only hear the parroting of the party line about the “indisputable” evidence supporting vaccines.

But even well-established vaccines have their problems. In fact, there is a pending lawsuit against the MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccine, which states the U.S. government purchased an estimated four million doses of mislabeled and misbranded vaccine for over a decade or more.

Plus, vaccines contain many dangerous ingredients. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) itself, common additives include: aluminum, antibiotics, albumin, formaldehyde, monosodium glutamate (MSG), and thimerosal (containing mercury).

Many people have deadly allergic reactions to antibiotics, albumin or MSG. Mercury is toxic to brain and nervous tissue. Experts suspect aluminum has the same side effects. And, of course, formaldehyde is a metabolic poison used to embalm dead tissue.

Amazingly, the Environmental Protection Agency, California, and other states have banned dumping several of these chemicals into the environment. Yet the CDC encourages doctors to dump them into the bodies of our children!

So–what’s the result of all this vaccination in our children?

American children are the most highly vaccinated people on the planet. These poor little pin cushions receive some 49 doses of 14 different vaccines before the age of six. But they’re also among the most chronically ill children in Western nations.

A final note that nobody else seems to be catching on to…

Doctors often give Tylenol (acetaminophen) before, during, and/or after administering a vaccine. This practice conveniently but inappropriately prevents the presence of a fever from stopping administration of a “scheduled” vaccine. But a child with a fever should never receive a vaccine because it’s a sign the immune is already over-stimulated.

Furthermore, Tylenol is a metabolic poison. In fact, one researcher recently uncovered a link between children who received Tylenol at the time of vaccination and the development of autism.

The vaccine industry is a risk-free proposition for big pharma. In fact, federal law prevents anyone from suing the manufacturer of a vaccine for the harm it does. Nor is it a risk for the academic-government-industrial medical complex. The public bears all the risk. And there’s no recourse for the citizens who ultimately pay for it all.