Interesting Information: March 27, 2015
The mandatory vaccine issue is heating up in Maine. And across the nation, 132 or so bills to mandate vaccines or to place hurdles in the way of opting out are being proposed. If not stopped, you could be prevented from sending your children to school, from traveling on any public transportation, from entering a hospital, and so forth–if you are not “fully” vaccinated.
Since the Supreme Court ruled that vaccines are “unavoidably dangerous,” mandating them for anyone at any time is not democratic.
I put together this annotated bibliography that I hope will help make your vaccine choices more informed.
Annotated Bibliography for Vaccine Information
Many people today have questions about vaccines. The government-sanctioned vaccine schedule now calls for now about 70 vaccines for children and more are in development. States are removing vaccine exemptions and suggesting vaccines be made mandatory for everyone.
What’s the history of vaccines with regard to disease eradication?
Are vaccines safe for everyone? What are the risks? Which vaccines are safer than others and which might be more necessary than others?
Are vaccine damage statistics reliable?
What’s in vaccines? Is mercury still in some vaccines?
Do vaccines provide life-time immunity?
What is “herd immunity” and is it a viable concept when applied to vaccines?
Can a person vaccinated with a live virus infect others?
Are childhood diseases dangerous for healthy children if contracted before puberty?
Are there unintended consequences to our current vaccine policy?
Is it ok for a society to “sacrifice” some children for the “good” of others?
Do we own our own bodies or not?
Whose answers are “right”? Who can one trust? The following is a SHORT annotated bibliography that some have found helpful for making informed vaccine decisions:
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Documentary: THE GREATER GOOD surfaces both pro and anti-vaccine views and is being shown all over the country to medical audiences. Good web site.
Documentary: BOUGHT explores how the market (Wall Street) has “bought” our food and our health systems. Vaccines and GMOs are discussed. Good web site.
VACCINE ILLUSIONS, immunologist Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych (Harvard and Stanford work credentials) warns us that vaccines are not safe, that our vaccine policy has dangerous unintended consequences, and that the field of immunology has been highjacked by the market. Immunologists don’t really know how our immune systems work, but that question is not being explored. Instead, immunologists are being paid to develop more and more vaccines. Easy download, easy to read and understand.
Dr. Yehuda Shoenfeld, the pro-vaccine Israeli scientist whose books on immunology are taught all over the world, recently pointed to aluminum in vaccines as producing seriously harmful allergic reactions. This article has links to Shoenfeld’s work: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/attacking-ourselves-top-doctors-reveal-vaccines-turn-our-immune-system-against-us.
***National Vaccine Information Center, Barbara Loe Fisher, nvic.org, has solid information on vaccines, including how to vaccinate more safely. Don’t miss “The Vaccine Culture War in America: Are you Ready?”
Leslie Manookian, THE GREATER GOOD, has a summary piece on vaccines: “The Ongoing Debate.” It includes studies about vaccine-caused autism. Published in the journal Wise Traditions in July 2012. http://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/vaccinations/
This press release contains links to studies showing those vaccinated with live virus vaccines “shed” disease so can infect others: http://www.westonaprice.org/author/lmanookian/
DISSOLVING ILLUSIONS: DISEASE, VACCINES, AND THE FORGOTTEN HISTORY, Suzanne Humphries, MD, and Roman Bystrianyk, allows readers to trace the history of 14 contagious diseases, to compare published opposing vaccine statements, and to draw their own conclusions. A complex, dense book, but reviewer Martin Cadbury Michener, PhD, wrote: “If you are a practicing MD or an informed parent with doubts, you have struck gold.” Book graphs are at the book web site in color. Humphries has a vaccine web featuring videos.
THE AGE OF AUTISM, Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill, who argue that damage in the 1964-65 congenital rubella epidemic might not have been the disease at all, but caused by the remedy: a vaccine for mothers containing mercury, which has since been discontinued. Olmsted and Blaxill also point to vaccines as one cause of autism.
VACCINE EPIDEMIC: HOW CORPORATE GREED, BIASED SCIENCE, AND COERCIVE GOVERNMENT THREATEN OUR HUMAN RIGHTS, Louise Kuo Habakus and Mary Holland. The title is descriptive.
Louise Habakus runs the fearless parent web site. Here’s her answer to an MD who recently wrote to her on her Facebook page suggesting that the unvaccinated costs us money when they get sick with a disease a vaccine could have prevented: “Vaccination: Is It Time to Pull the Wool From Your Eyes?” http://fearlessparent.org/vaccination-is-it-time-to-pull-the-wool-from-your-eyes/ The article is introduced by Kelly Brogan, MD.
The “Vaccines Uncensored” web site has been done by a doctor who wants to remain anonymous since the penalties for even suggesting vaccines might be a problem are harsh. Google the site with the title and click on it—typing in the web address results in a “site under construction” message. There are many many good quotes from responsible medical people on this site.
VACCINES: ARE THEY REALLY SAFE & EFFECTIVE?, Neil Z. Miller (2002), an “oldy but goody” by a medical research journalist trying to decide about vaccines for his children. Looks at individual vaccines. Good historical graphs.
“What the news isn’t saying about vaccine autism studies,” Sharyl Attkisson http://sharylattkisson.com/what-the-news-isnt-saying-about-vaccine-autism-studies/Award winning Author of STONEWALLED, which covers how industry has shut down reporting questioning vaccine safety.
THIMEROSAL–LET THE SCIENCE SPEAK: THE EVIDENCE SUPPORTING THE IMMEDIATE REMOVAL OF MERCURY–A KNOWN NEUROTOXIN–FROM VACCINES, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. The title says it all.