Some Truths Behind Childhood Vaccination

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To understand the importance of vaccinations, a person can either time travel to the 1920s, or visit India.

After decades of national work, India was finally able to eliminate polio finally in 2014.

Sitting on a first world couch, many people don’t realize how protected their life is and they never understand the alternatives. Often people fail to understand the importance of the choices their parents made.

One visit outside of America and reveal the reality. Because better resources and planning is lacking, immunizations are still not universal in many countries. Many diseases that most Americans think have become extinct still kill children overseas.

Anti Vaccination

Dr. Vicky Arcadi, family practitioner and researcher for 25 years in Los Angeles, has staked out the leading role in the anti-vaccinating camp; a position she’s held since 2008 when the U.S. government started to require mandatory immunizations for children.

Dr. Arcadi says the parents of the majority of children she sees in her pediatric practice have decided against vaccines. She is a believer in eating fresh and raw foods and eliminating dairy,, sugar and artificial sweeteners. Dr. Arcadi says there seem to be scientific evidence that the preservatives in vaccines may actually contribute to children succumbing to Autism following vaccination. Some of the other reasons parents opt out of vaccinating their children are:

Mercury

Some vaccines contain trace amounts of mercury as a preservative named thimerosal. Mercury poisoning has been seen all over the world and causes lesions in the intestinal lining.

Two-dose Failure

The New England Journal of Medicine reported of a two-dose vaccine failure that went on to lead to the largest outbreak of mumps in twenty years. Dr. Gustavo H. Dayan, the report’s lead author, concluded that changes in vaccination policy might be needed to stop future outbreaks.

Juvenile Diabetes

Recent reports indicate that different measles vaccines may be causing juvenile diabetes. The study systematically eliminated all components within the vaccine over the course of the research. Researchers found that apparently the only remaining commonality was the administration of the same type of vaccine.

Pro Immunization

There’s been a great deal of news from the anti-vaccination caucus lately, but the other side of the story may make things a little different.

Many kids in America used to get measles, mumps, rubella, whooping cough, tonsillitis and chickenpox. It makes sense that many kids caught these diseases, they were far more common in previous decades.

Many of the diseases which the “baby-boomers” caught as kids are now rare in America. That’s not to say that kids who haven’t been immunized are completely, well, immune. True, the odds are smaller that young people will get them, it’s the herd immunity working; the more children immunized against a given disease, the less prevalent the disease is and the less likely anyone will get it — even those kids who have not been vaccinated. Many of the diseases though which have been practically eliminated in the US are still a going concern in other countries.

Vaccines do come with potential risks and Keri Peterson, a physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City is a vocal advocate of vaccines for anyone who is not allergic to the compounds.

“If you are not vaccinated, no matter how healthy you are, you won’t be protected from serious illnesses,” says Peterson. “By not getting your kid vaccinated, you make them susceptible and also create a health risk for the general population.”

5 Reasons to Vaccinate

Immunizations May Save Your Child’s Life

With advances in medicine your child can now be protected against more diseases. Afflictions that once injured or killed thousands of kids have been eliminated completely. One example of the impact vaccines can have on a population is the elimination of polio in America. Once the nation’s most feared disease, now, thanks to vaccination, there are to reports of polio in the country.

Save and Effective

Vaccines are only given to kids after a long, thorough review by scientists and healthcare workers. Vaccines do involve some discomfort and pain, and redness may occur, but the discomfort is minimal compared to the diseases the vaccines are designed to prevent.

Immunization Protects Others as Well

Kids in America still get vaccine-preventable diseases. There has been a resurgence of measles over the past several years with the US having over 21,000 cases of whooping cough reported in 2010 alone. Vaccination not only protects the family members, but also helps to keep your friends from getting the disease as well.

Save Time and Money

A child with a vaccine-preventable disease can be barred entrance at school or daycare. The potential costs of lost time at work, along with medical bills, which can result from failing to get vaccines can take a financial toll on a family. Getting children vaccinated is a good investment which often is covered by insurance. For low-income families without insurance, there is a program, Vaccines for Children, which is federally funded and will provide the vaccines.

Protect Future Generations

Smallpox vaccines wiped out the disease globally. Children today don’t have to get smallpox shots because the disease no longer exists. Vaccinating kids against German measles means pregnant women now have a lower risk of passing the virus on to the fetus. If parents continue vaccinating now, future parents may live in a world where some diseases today are no longer around to harm their kids.

Any parent contemplating the choice between vaccinations or no, will be wise to discuss the issue with their family physician and pediatrician. Parents should have a choice in vaccinating their children — or not.

By Jerry Nelson

Sources
Physical Exam NYC
National Health Sciences
Pro Con

5 Responses to "Some Truths Behind Childhood Vaccination"

  1. Jucyluce   September 12, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    You may not have read this on the media yet – for good reason they keep this sort of thing from the public.
    A top research scientist – William Thompson -working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) played a key role in helping Dr. Brian Hooker of the Focus Autism Foundation uncover data manipulation by the CDC that obscured a higher incidence of autism in African-American boys. The whistleblower came to the attention of Hooker, a PhD in biochemical engineering, after he had made a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for original data on the DeStefano et al MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and autism study.

    There are five authors listed on the manipulated study – Frank DeStefano, Tanya Karapurkar-Bhasin, William Thompson, Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsop, and Coleen Boyle. The CDC lists a total of ten studies they’ve conducted “disproving” a link between vaccines and autism or neurological damage. DeStefano co-authored three others and Thompson was involved in one other.

    Additionally, known fraud and international fugitive Poul Thorsen co-authored one and Thomas Verstraetem, whose own emails admitted a link, authored another.

    Ten studies, at least seven of which were co-authored by scientists who knowingly participated in data manipulation.

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    • Ken   September 12, 2014 at 7:39 pm

      That’s quite the conspiracy you’ve outlined. How many scientists are colluding, do you suppose. A couple hundred?

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      • Judyluce   September 13, 2014 at 2:25 am

        Ken Congressman Bill Posey is in posession of thousands of documents from the CDC. It will take a long time to go through them all. It has taken him years to get these documents under FOA. We shall see

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  2. Barry Cohen   September 12, 2014 at 7:03 am

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    • Ken   September 12, 2014 at 8:04 am

      Barry Cohen’s zeolite spam shows us how much of the anti-vaccine movement is driven by the marketing of alternative medicine. There is zero evidence that zeolite is effective for removing heavy metals from the body. Mercury toxicity leads to mercury poisoning which is, fortunately, rare in developed countries. If somebody is really mercury poisoned, they are better off being treated by a toxicologist MD than by a questionable product bought over the internet on the recommendation of someone named Barry who posts comments on blogs.

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