Vaccine Articles


Animal virus enzyme in MMR

In Nov/Dec 1995 issue of The Vaccine Reaction, Vol. 1 No. 5, issued by the National Vaccine Information Centre, it was revealed that Swiss scientists have reported finding an enzyme, reverse transcriptase, in the live measles and mumps vaccine. Reverse Transcriptase (RT), which copies RNA into DNA, has also reportedly been detected in yellow fever and some influenza vaccines prepared in chicken embryo cells.

RT activity is associated with the presence of retroviruses, a class of viruses which can permanently alter human genes. The virus that orthodoxy associates with the human immunodeficiency syndrome is a retrovirus.

The Centre for Disease Control responds by telling doctors to continue using the vaccine.

Despite the fact that Swiss scientists have detected these foreign substances which can damage human genes, the CDC responded to the scientific report by stating "the World Health Organisation has reviewed these findings and has concluded that these vaccines should continue to be used to prevent the diseases against which they are directed" - a statement which on its face is criminally negligent.

(Leading Edge Vaccination News and Discoveries http://www.cco.net/~trufax/vaccine/mmr.html)

Edited from The Informed Parent Summer 1996, Issue 16.


Asthma and Croup in Babies

Medical authorities (UK) have recently approved the use of a steroid for babies just three months old.

Pulmicort, manufactured by Astra, is an inhaler designed to relieve asthma and croup. It is the first product for croup to receive British approval, and can be given to children as young as three months, says the manfacturer.

Dr Stuttaford says that, as a steroid, it has few if any side effects, which may come as a surprise to some claiming damage from steroids. The manufacturer warns the drug may cause sudden bronchoconstriction, as well as throat irritation, coughing and hoarseness [Alan - duh! Sounds like croup to me].

According to the listed side effects of another version of the generic drug, budesonide, also manufactured by Astra, it suppresses the immune system and normally innocuous diseases such as chickenpox and measles can become killers, a point worth checking if your child is on the drug and is about to have his first innoculations.

Edited from What Doctors Donít Tell You April 1996 p 7.


Autism tied to DPT vaccine

A link between autism and the DPT (diptheria-pertussis-tetanus) has been suggested by an American doctor who tried to treat a boy of four.

The boy suddenly started to display autistic characteristics within days of receiving the fourth in a series of childhood vaccines with included DPT, Sabin polio and HIB.

He had suffered fevers after the first three vaccinations, but nothing worse. Until the fourth vaccine, his parents said he was very bright and affectionate, and had a vocabulary of 25 words.

But after the fourth, he suffered vomiting, a fever, lethargy and excessive sleepiness. After three days, he had an episode of inconsolable high-pitched screaming. Immediately after this, he stopped talking, and there was a rapid change in his sociability. He also displayed repetitive behaviour and hand-flapping, all characteristics of autism.

Medical tests revealed brain inflammation, although no neurologist would confirm the parentís suspicion that the vaccine was the cause.

But, says, Dr Harold Buttram, from Quakertown, Pennslyvania, "there are sound arguments that the vaccines administered at 18 months of age, especially the DPT vaccine, were responsible for the encephalitis (brain inflammation) and autism."

The pertussis element of the DPT vaccine has long been suspected as a cause of many cases of autism, Dr Buttram says. The vaccine can depress or derange the immune system, especially in the very young. "Injuries to the immune system may at times be transferred directly to the brain, each having identical cell receptors"

(Townsend Letter for Doctors, February/March 1996)

Edited from What Doctors Donít Tell You April 1996 p 5.


Old vaccine proves a dud

Acellular pertussis (whooping cough) vaccines have been developed because they are supposed to be safer and more efficient than the earlier, whole-cell versions.

Children suffered fevers, febrile seizures and even died after being given the whole-cell vaccine and it seems, all for very little. The whole cell version has been reported to be just 48 per cent effective in a recent Swedish trial, and just 36 per cent effective in a study carried out in Italy.

The new acellular variety doesnít seem to be faring much better. A recent study on 2,000 children found that the rate of serious adverse reactions - death, near-death, seizures, developmental delay and hospital stays - did not differ between the two types of vaccine.

(The Lancet, Jan. 27, 1996)

Edited from What Doctors Donít Tell You Vol. 6 No. 12. P4.


Polio

From 1943-1953 the average annual number of reported cases of polio was 78 per million people - 3328 cases a year. These probably represent the 10% of cases where symptoms appear. According to a senior physician at the time, of every 100 cases, ninety show now symptoms, nine show some slight signs (often mistaken for Ďflu) and one will develop definite paralysis. He suggest that, once someone had had natural polio immunity was lasting, if it were not for that 1% who become paralysed there was much to be said for spreading the disease as widely as possible.

(The Informed Parent 1.10.95 p. 4 From ... Leon Chaitow, Immunisation : Dangers, Delusions & Alternatives p. 54))

Edited from Environment & Health News Vol. 1. Issue 3. p. 16


Vaccinations - Corrupt Ö?

A critical analysis of the Department of Healthís (DoH) mass Measles Rubella vaccination campaign during Autumn 1994 reaches the following conclusions:

(Bulletin of Medical Ethics 1.8.95 p. 3)

Edited from Environment & Health News Vol. 1. Issue 3. p. 15


Vaccinations - Ineffective?

The DoH claims that 90% of one year olds are given a Measles-Mumps-Rubella jab. Despite this and the mass Measles Rubella vaccination campaign for 5-16 year olds during Autumn 1994 there were 4,400 reported cases of measles in the first 6 months of 1995. This in stark contrast to the DoHís Chief Medical Officerís claim that there were only 21 confirmed cases during the first four months and also strongly challenges the effectiveness of the vaccination itself (and therefore the usefulness of the campaign).

(The Informed Parent 1.10.95 p. 3)

The DoH figure (21 cases) only counts cases where a blood test has confirmed the GPs diagnosis of measles and assumes that the other 4379 cases of reported measles were due to some other infection. It ignores the fact that a blood test for measles is rarely done and is frequently negative even in undisputed cases.

Edited from Environment & Health News Vol. 1. Issue 3. p. 15


Vaccinations are damaging?

Before having her measles Rubella jab during the Autumn 1994 mass vaccination campaign teenager Carla Lanzon of Portsmouth was a healthy 14 year old with a passion for rockín roll dancing. Now she is confined to her bed, unable to walk, stand or even see properly. Her doctors admit they are baffled by her illness but do not suspect any link with the vaccination [Alan - check the doctors for blindness!]

((Informed Parent 1.10.95) (Informed Parent 1.10.95))

Edited from Environment & Health News Vol. 1. Issue 3. p. 15


Vitamin A and Measles

Medicine has known about the benefits of vitamin A in treating measles for at least 64 years. Research from 1932 showed how high doses of cod liver oil helped save the lives of children suffering from acute measles infection.

(Townsend Letter for Doctors, Jan 1996, and BMJ 1932; 2: 708-11)

Edited from What Doctors Donít Tell You Vol. 6 No. 12. P4.


Wild Polio

No cases of wild polio have occurred either in the US or Latin America since 1979. Despite this, the Advisory Committee on Immunisation Practices of the Centers for Disease Control is delaying the move to use inactivated polio vaccine instead of the presently used live vaccine. It is estimated that the move would reduce vaccine-associated cases of paralytic polio by 50%. Currently the US experiences 8-10 cases a year of vaccine-associated paralytic polio. [Alan - Sounds the cure is worse than the disease. Someone is making a lot of money out of this]

In the UK almost all cases of polio in recent years have been due to polio vaccination.

(Charles Marwick. Journal of American Medical Association 1995;274;3,203)

Edited from Environment & Health News Vol. 1. Issue 3. p. 16