Are VACCINES Really Safe and Effective?

Moses designed the brazen serpent on a pole that was used by God as an oracle of healing (Num. 21). Then 743 years later Israel worshipped it with offerings and incense (2 Kings 18:4). From here the image was adopted into Greek mythology where it became the symbol of Asclepius, the Greek god of healing. Asclepius was symbolized by a serpent winding about a pole. Today that same symbol is used by the modern medical profession. "Ahaziah ... was sick.... and said ... Go, inquire of Baalzebub ( "Lord of Flies"), the god of Ekron, whether I shall recover from this disease." (2 Ki. 1:2-3). This was the god of filth and dung, the patron deity of medicine. "RX" is today the sign for "prescription" but it came from Egypt and originally referred to the "Eye of Horus" (The Body by A.E. Nourse, p.10) or to the pagan symbol for Jupiter. "And Asa ... was diseased in his feet ... yet in his disease he sought not the Eternal, but the physicians" (2 Chr. 16:12). He trusted ONLY in the physicians, rather than ALSO in the Eternal (an incident that has led some to needlessly reject medical treatment for themselves, or their families, with sometimes tragic results - it should be kept in mind, for example, that Luke, the writer of the Gospel book that bears his name, a man of great faith and righteousness, was a practicing physician). Notice another example: "Because thou hast relied on the king of Syria (ONLY), and not relied on the Lord thy God (ALSO), therefore is the host of the king of Syria escaped out of thine hand" (2 Chr. 16:7). Many of these contrasts are found throughout scripture with "ONLY ... ALSO" left out. The word translated "sorceries" in Revelation 9:21, 18:23, 21:8, and 22:15 is the Greek word pharmakeia or pharmakos. This is how we got our English word pharmacist, or druggist. Thayer's Greek-English Lexicon defines pharmakeia as "the use or the administering of drugs; poisoning; sorcery, magical arts." Galatians 5:20 translates it "witchcraft." With this as background, let's examine vaccines more closely.

Polio

Polio vaccine did not cause Polio to disappear. Polio was disappearing all by itself. Vaccines actually increased the incidence of the disease. Some doctors and scientists of the National Institute of Health stated that the Salk vaccine was "worthless as a preventive and dangerous to take" (Eleanor McBean, The Poisoned Needle, p.142). In 1976, Dr. Jonas Salk, creator of the killed-virus vaccine used throughout the 1950s, testified that the live-virus vaccine (used almost exclusively in the U.S. since the early 1960s) was "the principle if not the sole cause" of all reported polio cases in the United States since 1961" (Washington Post, September 24th, 1976). The virus remains in the throat for one to two weeks and in the feces for up to two months. Thus vaccine recipients are at risk, and are potentially contagious, as long as fecal excretion continues (Amer. Acad. of Pediatrics, Report of the Committee on Infectious diseases, 1986, pp. 284-285). Polio is caused by an excessive consumption of sugar and starch. Ice cream and soda pop leach calcium from nerves, muscles, bones and teeth. A serious calcium deficiency precedes Polio (Benjamin P. Sandler, MD, Diet Prevents Polio, pp. 116-118, 146; also see note 10).

Diphtheria

A significant decline in diphtheria began long before the vaccine was discovered. (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Summary, see Note 7, pp. 161-162). This decline was due to increased nutrition and sanitation ("A Mother's Research on Immunizations" Patricia Savage, p.76 Mothering Fall 1979). Germany began compulsory Diphtheria vaccinations in 1939. After that country was thoroughly vaccinated cases of the disease skyrocketed to 150,000 (Vaccinations Do Not Protect, Eleanor McBean PhD, p.8). France initially rejected diphtheria vaccinations because of the disasters she witnessed in other countries due to its use. But after the German occupation, France was forced to submit to the shots. By 1943, cases of Diphtheria in France had soared to nearly 47,000 (ibid. note 10, page 19). At the same time in nearby Norway, which refused vaccinations, there were only 50 cases (ibid. Note 31).

Measles

A significant decline in Measles began long before the vaccine was introduced. According to a study conducted by the World Health Organization, chances are about 14 times greater that measles will be contracted by those vaccinated against the disease than by those who are left alone. (National Health Federation Bulletin, Nov. '69; also see note 6, p.216). According to Dr. Atkinson of the CDC, "measles transmission has been clearly documented among vaccinated persons. In some large outbreaks ... over 95% of cases have a history of vaccination" (FDA Workshop to Review Warnings, Use Instructions and Precautionary Information [on Vaccines], Sept. 18, 1992, p.27). The measles vaccine may cause ataxia (inability to coordinate muscle movements), learning disability, retardation, aseptic meningitis, seizure disorders, paralysis, and death. It may also cause or contribute to causing multiple sclerosis, Reye's syndrome, Guillain-Barre syndrome, blood clotting disorders, and juvenile-onset diabetes (ibid. note 6, p. 215). Giving vitamin A to children with measles reduces the likelihood of complications and their chances of dying ("Vitamin A Supplements -- Too Good Not to be True" New England Journal of Medicine, Oct. 4, 1990, pp. 985-987, Gerald T. Keusch).

Rubella

In a Casper, Wyoming rubella epidemic, 91 of the 125 cases (73%) occurred in vaccinated children (But Doctor, About That Shot ... The Risks of Immunizations and How to Avoid Them, Robert Mendelsohn, MD, p.31). In another study by Dr. Beverley Allan of the Austin Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, 80 percent of all army recruits who had been vaccinated against rubella just four months earlier still contracted the disease (Australian Journal of Medical Technology, 4, (1973), pp. 26-27, Dr. B. Allan). In two separate scientific studies, the new rubella vaccine introduced in 1979 was found to be the cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (also known as Epstein-Barr Virus), an immunological disorder first reported in the U.S. in 1982. Given to children, the vaccine can linger in their systems for years and can be passed to adults through casual contact (Dr. A.D. Lieberman, "The Role of the Rubella Virus in the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome," Clinical Ecology, vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 51-54). Other adverse reactions to the rubella vaccine include arthritis, arthralgia (painful joints), and polyneuritis (pain, numbness, or paralysis in the peripheral nerves (note 6, pp.217-218).

Mumps

Recent studies show "substantial numbers of cases" of mumps among persons previously vaccinated against the disease (see note 6, p. 213; 47,pp.29-30, "Rubella Vaccine and Susceptible Hospital Employees: Poor Physician Participation," JAMA Feb. 20, 1981). Adverse reactions to the mumps vaccine include rashes, itching, bruises, febrile seizures, unilateral nerve deafness, and, in rare cases, encephalitis ("Rubella Vaccine and Susceptible Hospital Employees: Poor Physician Participation," JAMA Feb. 20, 1981, p. 214).

Tetanus

This disease was steadily disappearing from developing countries long before the vaccine was introduced. Some researchers attribute this decline to an increased attention to wound hygiene ("A Mother Researches Immunization," Mothering, Roxanne Bank, Summer 1980, see note 5, p.35). Wounds should be thoroughly cleaned and not allowed to close until healing has occurred beneath the surface of the skin. In order to decrease severe reactions to the tetanus vaccine, it has been significantly diluted, causing it to be clinically ineffective (Isaac Golden, PhD, Vaccination? A Review of Risks and Alternatives, 1991, p. 31, see note 59, p. 41). Nevertheless, complications have occurred after tetanus vaccinations including high fever, pain, recurrent abscess formation, inner ear nerve damage, demyelinating neuropathy, anaphylactic shock and loss of consciousness (ibid. p. 71).

Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

The incidence and severity of whooping cough had begun to decline long before the pertussis vaccine was introduced (Harold E. Buttram and John C. Hoffman, "Bringing Vaccines into Perspective," Mothering, winter 1985, see note 5). Adverse reactions include anaphylactic shock, seizures, convulsions, collapse, breathing problems, brain damage, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) (A Shot In the Dark: Why the P in DPT Vaccination May Be Hazardous to your Child's Health, 1991, Harris Coulter & Barbara Fisher, see note 99 pp. 10-16, pp. 32-34, pp. 221-222). In 1986 in Kansas, 1300 cases of Pertussis were reported. Of the patients whose vaccination status was known, 90% were "adequately" vaccinated (Vaccine Bulletin, February 1987, p. 11). Autism is thought to be caused by the Pertussis vaccine since both originated and became widespread at the same time (S. Wakabayashi, "The Present Status of an Early Infantile Autism First Reported in Japan 30 Years Ago," Nagoya Medical Journal 46, 1984, pp.35-50).

The diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccines are generally combined into a single formula (DPT). Both the diphtheria and tetanus vaccines are "stabilized" using FORMALDEHYDE -- a known CARCINOGEN. Each dose of DPT also contains THIMERSOL -- a derivative of MERCURY -- and ALUMINUM PHOSPHATE. MERCURY and ALUMINUM are TOXIC to humans (ibid. see note 45, p. 39).

Smallpox

Official statistics from many countries indicate that smallpox was declining before vaccination programs were enforced. This may be due to the sanitation and nutritional reforms instituted around the mid-1800s. For example, water supplies were protected from contamination, streets and stables were cleaned, sewage was removed, and food was delivered while still fresh (National Vaccine Information Center, April 1992, note 10, p. 12). However, once smallpox vaccinations became mandatory, deaths from the disease steadily increased. In fact, records in several countries show that nearly every contagious disease -- plague, cholera, dysentery, measles, scarlet fever, whooping cough -- except smallpox (kept alive by mandatory vaccinations), declined in number and severity on its own (ibid. pp. 14-20). Before England passed a compulsory vaccination law in 1853, the highest death rate for any two year period was only 2,000 cases, even during the most severe epidemics (ibid. p.13). (Jenner himself admitted that smallpox was relatively unknown before he began his vaccinations (ibid. p.16). In fact, there were only a few hundred cases of smallpox in England at the time) (note 31, p.26). After more than fifteen years of mandatory vaccinations, in 1870 and 1871 alone more than 23,000 people died from the disease (ibid. note 10, p. 13). In Germany over 124,000 people died of smallpox during the same epidemic. All had been vaccinated (ibid.). In Japan, nearly 29,000 people died in just seven years under a stringent compulsory vaccination and re-vaccination program (ibid. p. 103). In Italy, during the late 1800s, mandatory vaccinations were required, but only in the army were they thoroughly enforced. The smallpox death rates in Italy at the time, for men and women under 20 years of age, were equal. But the smallpox death rate for men in the army (20-30 year old) was disproportionately greater than for women of the same age (ibid. p. 16). Compare these devastating figures to Australia, where the government terminated compulsory vaccinations when two children died from their smallpox shots. As a result, smallpox virtually disappeared in Australia (three cases in 15 years) (note 31, p. 8). Hospital records consistently show that about 90% of all smallpox cases occurred after the individual was vaccinated (NVIC, April 1992, note 10, p.13).

"Know ye not that ye are the temple of God? ... If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy" (1 Cor.3:16). Salk polio vaccine is made from the kidneys of rhesus MONKEYS. Rabies vaccine is made from the rabid brains of DOGS or RABBITS. "Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcass shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you" (Lev. 11:8). DPT (diphtheria pertussis tetanus) vaccine is made from rotten HORSE'S BLOOD that has been injected with DIPHTHERIA, to which is added a poisonous MERCURY derivative Thimersol. Typhoid serum is made from decomposed FECAL MATTER from Typhoid patients (cp. Ez.4:12-14); Smallpox vaccine is made from GLYCERINE, PUS, LYMPH and BLOOD from a calf. Putrified duck eggs are used to manufacture measles, mumps and flu vaccines. GLYCERINE, PUS from a DEAD or DYING animal, CHLOROFORM, and FORMALDEHYDE are other ingredients (Immunizations: The Reality Behind the Myth, pp.10,72). But "Ye shall not eat of anything that dieth of itself" (Deut.14:21) and "flesh with the life (blood) thereof ... shall ye not eat" (Gen.9:4). Dr. E.J. Post said, "I have removed cancers from vaccinated arms exactly where the poison was injected." Such well-known diseases as cancer, leukemia, paralysis, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, and SIDS are linked to immunizations (Physicians Desk Reference, 1980, p.1866). Most states provide waivers permitting parents to object to mandated vaccines on personal, religious, or philosophical grounds. (For more information, see the book VACCINES: Are They Really Safe and Effective? by Neil Z. Miller).