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Risky Vaccinations Endangering Lives

28 March 2002

The Health Ministry’s aim to find a vaccine for meningococcal disease would be commendable, if vaccines were guaranteed to be safe and effective. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Although the Ministry insists that vaccination saves millions of lives worldwide every year, the medical and scientific profession are not unanimous in this view. There are also many sorrowing parents who could testify to the damage done by vaccination to their formerly healthy children.

Apart from death, autism is the most serious result of vaccine damage. There is no known cure for autism, a devastating disease that used to affect 1 in 5,000 children. But since the introduction of the MMR vaccine, autism has become an epidemic, with 1 in 300 children in New Zealand affected. Autism usually occurs around 18 months of age, which is precisely the time children are vaccinated with MMR. It is difficult to understand why medical authorities can claim this is just "co-incidence"

The DPT vaccine has also been linked with autism. According to a US scientist with the FDA, the DPT vaccine has one of the worst failure rates of any product submitted to the Division of Biologics for testing. And in 1992, the US Institute of Medicine concluded, "the evidence is consistent with a causal relationship between DPT vaccine and acute encephalopathy" (inflammation of the brain). A 1992 study published in The American Journal of Epidemiology shows that children die at a rate eight times greater than normal within three days of the DPT vaccination. Further, Dr Michael Odent, a British researcher, has found that children vaccinated with DPT were four times more likely to develop asthma than unvaccinated children.

According to The NZ Medical Journal (24/5/96), insulin-dependent diabetes increased by 60% after a mass vaccination campaign with a genetically engineered Hepatitis B vaccine.
In 1999, a New Zealand mother was paralysed with polio, caught from her newly vaccinated baby.

All this evidence – and much more – is available. Why, has our Ministry of Health ignored the facts and continued to push risky vaccines as the ultimate preventative? The $100-million-plus funding to be allocated for a meningococcal vaccine would be better spent on research to find out just why our children are still dying of SIDS, suffering from autism, encephalopathy and diabetes, not to mention ADD and other new diseases that were not apparent thirty years ago.

While the Health Ministry pursues unvaccinated children in its misplaced zeal to inoculate every child in the country, it does not follow up vaccinated children to find out just how their health fares in the succeeding months. In spite of being vaccinated, many children still develop measles and whooping cough, just as many older people suffer from ’flu after being vaccinated against it.

Vaccines are toxic cocktails, for instance, the MMR vaccine contains live measles, mumps and rubella viruses (the rubella grown in human foetus medium) plus neomycin (an antibiotic), sorbitol and hydrolysed gelatine. The DPT vaccine contains cultured diphtheria bacterium, pertussis organisms and tetanus toxoid, plus sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide, formaldehyde, hydrochloric acid, aluminium and thimerosal (a mercury derivative).

Babies acquire natural protection from disease through their mothers, if they are breastfed for at least a year. After that, proper care and good, nutritious food will strengthen the infants’ immune systems without resort to artificial, dangerous vaccines. (It’s interesting to note that the UN recommends mothers should breastfeed for at least two years.)

Vaccination is a very lucrative business, especially for the pharmaceutical companies. The more vaccines a gullible public can be persuaded to take, the greater their profits.
Before too much taxpayer money is squandered on the presumed benefits a meningococcal vaccine will confer, thorough research should be carried out into the causes of almost third-world disease rates in this first-world nation?


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