Guest Column: Vaccines: Who is Right, and Whose Right is it?

How can we make a responsible choice on such an important issue?
By Foster Gamble of Thrive

vaccineOP1Excerpted briefly from full column on Thrive site here.

Here on the front lines of the vaccine culture wars, not to mention the civil liberties wars, virtually nothing can make me more happy than to see that Thrive is finally weighing in on the important issue of vaccines… with all barrels a-blazin’. Mass deception and inertia seem to have held up the irresistible force of the truth for months now, just as the people in general have reached the threshold of awareness on the hard-to-believe machinations of the medical cartel, Big Pharma, and coercive government agencies. With Thrive on board and its 30+ million views (one million + per month) the alternative and Web media will turn toward reason, freedom, and science, decisively. A breakthru in mainstream is therefore imminent, too… which will powerfully thrust humankind toward the New Paradigm.

All double-fact-checked and science-based, per the Thrive Way. Here goes:

When it comes to vaccines, either you agree to have your child (and/or yourself) injected with some amount of microorganisms and additives, or you don’t. How can caring parents wade through the deluge of conflicting opinions and information surrounding the issue to make the most responsible choice?

Two of our THRIVE team members are about to have babies, and both Kimberly and I have grandchildren whose parents face this issue. A recurring question for all of them, along with parents everywhere, is: “What justifies the risk of an adverse reaction?” Is there enough evidence that vaccines really do prevent deadly, dreaded diseases to justify the possible brain damage, infertility or death if “things go wrong”? At best, it’s a frightening game of Russian Roulette, with the highest imaginable stakes.

For years I have researched the hard facts on the effectiveness of vaccines, and over the past few weeks I organized my binders of information to address three main topics:

  1. Do vaccines prevent deadly diseases?
  2. How often do things “go wrong”?
  3. Do we have the right to choose whether or not to use them?

This blog is my attempt to empower our loved ones, and you, with key insights, perspectives, evidence and resources to go beyond the mis-and-disinformation that is currently dominating the media, guiding most public opinion, and making it difficult for caring people to make informed choices about an issue that matters so much.

I am not going to repeat the mainstream opinion here, because it’s everywhere and is already the source of most people’s worldview on the subject. What’s sorely lacking is comprehensive and open dialogue reflecting opposing viewpoints to encourage our critical thinking. Try to think if you have ever witnessed an in-depth, civil debate amongst informed experts from differing points of view, broadcast to the nation or the world. I have learned to be very suspicious when the banker/corporate interests who control the networks won’t allow dissenting views to be presented. Think Middle East Wars, Federal Reserve, GMOs, Pharmaceuticals… and Vaccines.

So I have assembled the evidence and key insights that are not typically shared so that you can make this serious choice from as informed a perspective as possible. I have hyperlinked most major points for those who want to dive deeper into any particular area of this quandary. So let’s open our minds and traverse a question-led exploration of many little-known but crucial realities about vaccines.

What is a vaccine?

Dictionary.com says a vaccine is:

A preparation of killed microorganisms, living attenuated organisms, or living fully virulent organisms that is administered to produce or artificially increase immunity to a particular disease.

What are vaccines used for?

Proponents claim that they are used to prevent such diseases as small pox, polio, swine flu, bird flu, measles, mumps, and rubella. They are envisioned in the future for herpes, e-coli, HIV/AIDS, ebola, tuberculosis, hepatitis C, obesity, high blood pressure, anti-smoking, cocaine and heroin addiction, depression etc.

What is in vaccines?

What many don’t realize is that in addition to the above mentioned “killed microorganisms, living attenuated organisms, or living fully virulent organisms,” vaccines often also contain preservatives like mercury, thimerosal and MSG along with “adjuvants” (“boosters”) like aluminum. Some suggested “vaccine schedules” encourage us to inject our children with up to 69 doses by the time they are 18. That’s an awful lot for a body to contend with, given that some of these suggested vaccines contain viruses and heavy metals known to cause brain damage. What does evidence show about the safety and effectiveness of these preservatives, additives and boosters? The one study on the health effects of aluminum in babies said a safe limit is 25 mcg. The vaccine schedule delivers 4,925 mcg of aluminum by 18 months.

Here is an informative clip on how ethyl mercury seems to have triggered the Age of Autism.

Do medical experts agree that vaccines are safe and effective?

Informed experts express a wide range of concerns:

Dr. Bruce Lipton describes his distress about mandatory medical procedures and writes that:

  • Taking the medical profession’s advice as absolutely trustworthy seems unwise given that their own Journal of the AMA published an article condemning the medical profession as the third leading cause of death in the U.S.
  • Vaccines are given too early and can interfere with the maternally-derived antibodies that are the natural source of a child’s immune defense.
  • The tonsils are actually immunological “learning centers,” so injecting vaccines rather than delivering them orally is a fundamental error.

His article “Mandatory Vaccinations Are Bad, & Some Immunizations Are Good” describes his position.

Mike Adams, the “Health Ranger” whose research I will reference later, has written that he is “not an opponent of the idea of immunization, and I’m not against single-dose vaccines formulated without toxic adjuvants, heavy metals and stealth cancer viruses.”

Others experts, some from within the agencies manufacturing, regulating and/or disseminating vaccines have risked their reputations to speak out about the risks.

In the late summer of 2014 a Centers for Disease Control scientist, William Thompson, became a whistleblower. A recorded phone call and an email (to Dr. Julie Gerberding, then of the CDC, now an Executive VP at Merck — the sole manufacturer of the measles vaccine) laid the foundation for blockbuster revelations about destructive effects of MMR vaccines and thimerosal, particularly in causing an increased risk of autism among African-American boys. Thompson went even further to state that, “There is biologic plausibility right now to say thimerosal causes autism-like features.”

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons wrote to oppose Ohio’s mandate for child vaccination stating that, “Children younger than 14 are three times more likely to be killed or “seriously injured” by hepatitis B vaccines than to catch the disease.”

Besides the instilled notion that “doctors know best,” the most common objections to questioning the truth of vaccine safety, efficacy and history seem to be, “Well, at least we know that so many lives were saved by the small pox and polio vaccines, and wasn’t that Wakefield study debunked?”

So let’s look at these.

Was Dr. Wakefield really debunked?

Andrew Wakefield was a doctor concerned about vaccine safety whose studies showed him there were significant problems with delivering the measles, mumps and rubella vaccines all combined together. He published an article in the Lancet that linked MMR vaccine to bowel disease and autism. This was the last thing that Merck wanted, so the attacks began. He lost his career and his reputation. That tends to be all that most people know about this. They don’t know that his research partner, Prof. John Walker-Smith fought and won an expensive legal battle against the UK’s General Medical Council and was fully exonerated. Wakefield himself has filed a lawsuit against Brian Deer, Fiona Godlee and the British Medical Council for falsely accusing him of fraud — with the same evidence that cleared Walker-Smith, but that is back page stuff, not warranting the original headlines.

The Vaccine Autism Cover-up: How One Doctor’s Career was Destroyed for Telling the Truth

Dr. Wakefield has consistently invited public, televised debate with those who make allegations against him for his research, and specifically with Dr. David Salsbury, who was instrumental in both the introduction of MMR vaccines and accusations against Dr. Wakefield.

To my knowledge neither Dr. Salsbury nor any other pro-vaccine “authority” has been willing to do so. They must be experts in the subject. They know exactly the claims that Dr. Wakefield is making. So why wouldn’t they take the opportunity to set the record straight and educate the public?

The True Epidemic

The true epidemic is the epidemic of autism that seems for the most part to be caused by the toxins in these vaccines — that now has every 1 in 36 in South Korea and 1 in 31 boys in the U.S. as victims of autism.

Speaking of America, we need to ask ourselves why in the top 34 nations, the U.S. is simultaneously highest in infant mortality and highest in infant vaccination. A chart here will show that in general the higher the vaccination rate, the higher the infant mortality:

imageBut do vaccines work?

Dr. Rima Laibow recently presented a paper to the First All India Congress on Medical Education (Feb. 7, 2015, Nitte University, Mangalore, India) in which she looked at the “widely available and well-substantiated data that makes the case that the only thing that has decreased the incidence of infectious disease is a combination of hygiene, clean water, sufficient protein and other nutrition and sanitation. And that ALL childhood and other infectious diseases, and their associated morbidity and mortality were radically reduced BEFORE the introduction of a single vaccine.

Full column here.

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