To Vaccinate or Not To Vaccinate

To Vaccinate or Not To Vaccinate

To Vaccinate or Not To Vaccinate

Superstition

When it comes to the subject of vaccination, there is no quote more apropos than a line from Stevie Wonder’s song, “Superstition”—“When you believe in things that you don’t understand, then you suffer. Superstition is a waste.” I say this for a couple of reasons: First, probably 90% of Americans do not understand the nature of vaccines, and yet believe in them wholeheartedly. Secondly, vaccinations have their beginnings in a very superstitious time, “when live frogs were swallowed for the cure of worms; when cow dung and human excreta were mixed with milk and butter for diphtheria; when the brains of a man who had died a violent death were given in teaspoonful doses for the cure of smallpox.” In fact, the “Father of Vaccinations”, Edward Jenner, simply started promoting a Gloucestershire dairy maids superstition that said “if you contract cowpox, then you can’t get smallpox”. What’s even more incredible is that Mr. Jenner was not even a medical doctor; he did not sit for a single medical exam, but merely apprenticed with a surgeon for two years, then hung up a shingle that said “Edward Jenner, Surgeon and Apothecary”.

But Do Vaccinations Work?

Over a two hundred year period, the statistics invariably show a distinct pattern: first, vaccinations were made mandatory, and shortly afterwards the death rate shot up; next, the people rebelled, and finally, vaccinations once again became voluntary, and the death rate dropped. This has happened repeatedly throughout the world over the last two centuries. Drops in the death rate had nothing to do with an increase in vaccinations, and everything to do with better hygiene, and no mandatory vaccinations.

Levels of Defense

Your body is built like a castle, with levels of defense. A large open field usually surrounds the castle, so that invaders can be seen coming “from a mile away”. Next, there is usually a water obstacle—a moat with a drawbridge. Then there is the outer wall of the castle, with guards patrolling the perimeter. If the outer wall is breached, the defenders retreat to the inner sanctum, the keep. This makes castles very hard to penetrate and overthrow. However, if the enemy knew of a secret underground passageway into the heart of the castle, the defenders could easily be surprised and overwhelmed before they even knew what hit them.

Similarly, there are normally only two ways for invaders to penetrate into the body: through the nose (respiratory tract), or the mouth (digestive tract). Like the outer castle walls, both the digestive and respiratory tracts have immune system defenders patrolling the area. This is the first line of defense. Even if bacteria or viruses are successful in maintaining a stronghold there, they still will be unable to get deeper into the “fortress”—the bloodstream. The sanctity of the blood is clearly demonstrated by gangrene. When an arm or leg wound has become gangrenous, doctors would rather amputate the limb rather than allow the infection to spread into the bloodstream—and rightfully so—they know that if it does get into the bloodstream, it would kill the patient.

Now we come to the great hypocrisy in modern medicine. They preach and practice cleanliness and hygiene incessantly. “Always wash your hands before eating and after using the restroom or touching anything ‘dirty’, or after coming into contact with a sick person”. They sterilize their surgical instruments and themselves before surgery religiously and impeccably. And then they go and stick a needle filled with filthy, infectious poison directly into the bloodstream. Am I the only one astounded by this logic? Talk about letting the enemy in through the back door!

How Your Immune System Works

There are basically two modes of immune system functioning: cell-mediated immune response, and humoral-mediated immune response (antibodies in the blood). Research shows that a healthy immune system uses both, with predominance towards the cell-mediated response. Vaccines stimulate the humoral-mediated response almost exclusively. This makes sense because the invaders bypassed the outer levels of defense and were escorted directly into the bloodstream. Research also clearly shows that allergies, asthma, and other autoimmune diseases all show high levels of humoral antibodies, such as IgE.

A Dose of Your Own Medicine

More than 100 different additives, chemicals, preservatives, and antibiotics are added to different vaccines, including known toxins such as formaldehyde, aluminum hydroxide, and mercury (thimerosal). The use of all these additives in vaccines for children has been challenged by Jack Doubleday, CEO of the California non-profit, Natural Woman, Natural Man, Inc. In January of 2001, he “offered $20,000 to the first U.S.-licensed medical doctor or pharmaceutical company CEO who would publicly drink a standard mixture of vaccine additive ingredients. On August 1, 2007, the offer was increased to $90,000, and will increase in perpetuity, until a medical doctor or pharmaceutical company executive, or any of the 15 current members of the ACIP agrees to drink a dose of chemicals that would be the dose given to an infant.” All I can say is “Wow!”